Ollie Tait Joins Aushorse

Media Release - Tuesday October 27
Aushorse Marketing is pleased to announce that Oliver Tait has joined its team as a consultant, and will act as its new representative for Europe and North America.

Tait has an unparalleled knowledge of the global bloodstock industry and Australia's place within it, having previously been responsible for the management of Darley's operations worldwide.

Ollie TaitAfter starting in sales and marketing for Darley in Europe, Tait established the Darley brand in Australia in 2001, became Chief Operating Officer of Darley America in 2008 and then Group Chief Operating Officer in 2010. He also served as a director of Darley Japan.

"I'm thrilled that Olly has agreed to join our team," said Aushorse Marketing Chief Executive Tom Reilly.

"He brings and immense knowledge and deep understanding of international breeding and racing and I have no doubt he'll be an excellent point of contact for those in Europe and North America wanting to learn more about Australia.

"I know he will also be able to provide our team in Australia with valuable insights on developments in Europe and America."

Tait said he was honoured to work on behalf of the Australian industry.

He said: "The Australian thoroughbred industry has so much to offer and leads the world on many fronts. I am excited to be able to play a part in its promotion and I am looking forward to working with Aushorse, a respected and forward thinking industry organisation".

Although Tait has spent many years overseas he is still very much an Australian, and his family remain some of the most successful breeders in the country.

Last year the Tait family were inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame for breeding and racing champions such as 13 time Group One winner Tie The Knot, Champion two-year-old Baguette, and top sprinter Spinning Hill.

He will begin his consultancy on November 1.

Also joining the Aushorse team is Jessica McKeown, formerly the Racing Manager for Triple Crown Syndications. McKeown will take on the role of Communications Manager, effective immediately.

Before working for Triple Crown McKeown had successful stints with BlueSky Bloodstock and Magic Millions. She also completed the British National Stud course where she received the top student award.

"I'm sure Jessica will prove an invaluable member of the Aushorse team," said Reilly. "She has an excellent understanding of the Australian bloodstock industry and a lot of experience with people entering racehorse ownership for the first time, which will really help us achieve our goal of expanding the industry domestically."

Aushorse is the marketing body of the Australian thoroughbred industry. We promote Australia as the leading source for the breeding and sale of high quality thoroughbreds worldwide, and Australia as the pre-eminent country to invest and race in.

We are an independent, not-for-profit company, funded by the breeding industry, and committed to providing impartial advice and assistance.

For more information contact Tom Reilly + 61 (0) 423146334 or Oliver Tait + 44 (0) 7587135655.
More Reading...
Vintage Crop – Where Are They Now?
With three of our first season sires posting Group I winners this season and five in total siring the winners of over a million with three more months of this season to come, we’re entitled to speculate on whether these guys have the makings of a vintage crop of sires such as we saw in 2020/2021.
Fruitful Weekend for Swiss Ace
Westbury Stud stalwart Swiss Ace continues to be a reliable source of winners and the Group One-winning sprinter was again to the fore at the weekend.
Newgate Announce 2024 Roster and Fees
Newgate Farm have announced their 2024 roster and fees headlined by three first season horses in top class Group One winning colts, Ozzmosis and Militarize along the highly rated Group Two winner King’s Gambit.
Sires With Winners - Monday April 22
Here is the full list of 22 stallions which had winners throughout Australasia today with winners and result details.
G1 Placed Tutta La Vita Added to Chairman's Sale
Top-class 3YO filly Tutta La Vita (The Autumn Sun) is the latest star attraction confirmed for The Chairman’s Sale, where she will be offered as part of the supplementary catalogue.
First Stakes Success for Kiwi Breeder
Aimee Peterken has only been breeding thoroughbreds for a few years, but she is already starting to leave her mark.
The Fastest Golden Slipper-Winning Colt This Century Retires to Coolmore
Snitzel’s only Golden Slipper-winning colt and last season’s Champion two-year-old Shinzo has been retired and will stand at Coolmore in 2024.
Lim's Kosciuszko Prevails in EW Barker Thriller
Singapore’s champion racehorse Lim’s Kosciuszko (Kermadec) turned back a fierce challenge from rising star Lim’s Saltoro (NZ) (Shamexpress) to add another feature prize to his collection in Sunday’s S$150,000 EW Barker Trophy (1400m) at Kranji.
Sires With Winners - Sunday April 21
Here is the full list of 57 stallions which had winners throughout Australasia today with winners and result details.
Darley Announce 2024 Fees
Darley in Australia has announced the fees for 18 G1-winning stallions set to stand in New South Wales and Victoria for the 2024 breeding season with Too Darn Hot (GB) afforded a big rise in the wake of his exciting colt Broadsiding winning the Group I ATC Champagne Stakes last Saturday.