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Bluebloods : Karaka 2012 Yearling Sale Preview
I “I STARTED out at the end of 1987 and just before the share market crash and had no idea of what lay ahead then, so it was interesting times,” he said. “I had to take the long term view and it was more about survival in the first few years and doing things right. I just had to keep chipping away and looking after the clients and then in turn they look after you.” Bruce Perry Bloodstock did just that and a prime business philosophy has stood him in good stead as he’s now well established as a successful and highly respected agent. “ You’ve got to be 100% honest in this game and tell it like it is. Most of my clients are my friends and we still want to be mates in 20 or 30 years, so you’ve always got to do the right thing by them.” Perry has a lifetime involvement in the thoroughbred industry and furthered his experience with stints working abroad. “ I was brought up in it with my family running Highden Stud and then I worked for a year with Joe Yorke, breaking-in and riding and had four months with Neville Begg in Australia, a year and a half at Haunui Farm, just over a year at Widden Stud and then in Europe. I was always interested in the breeding side of things and enjoyed people and the business aspects.” It was during his time at Haunui that Perry’s bloodstock options became clearer. “ Ken Sheeran and Ginger Tankard from Waikato Bloodstock came to look at a couple of mares and I showed them around and it really TOUGH START HAD AN UPSIDE FOR AGENT Bruce Perry may have had cause to question the timing of his entry into the professional world of buying and selling thoroughbreds, but he’s proved a shining example of what doesn’t beat you makes you stronger. When the Masterton-based horseman decided to go it alone as a bloodstock agent he couldn’t have foreseen the circumstances that were to follow. KARAKA 2012 YEARLING SALE PREVIEW 18 BRUCE PERRY BLOODSTOCK AGENT
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