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Black Caviar: her part-owner, Neil Werrett, has secured an interest in the Hunter Valley-based Vinery Stud

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Caviar owner snaps up interest in Vinery Stud

JOHN Singleton has sold his interest in Vinery Stud to Black Caviar's Sydney-based part-owner Neil Werrett.

The changeover is a follow on from the break-up of the bloodstock interests previously held by Singleton in partnership with Gerry Harvey.

Vinery general manager Peter Orton explained that Singleton had decided some time ago to sell his ten per cent interest in the Hunter Valley stud.

"When John Singleton and Gerry Harvey split their bloodstock interests in 2011, part of the discipline was that John wanted to step out of Vinery aswell," Orton said.

"Neil Werrett has stepped in and taken up that interest.

"Neil was in Bel Mer with us and raced a lot of horses with Steve McCann, one of the Vinery partners, so he's well known tothe farm.

"He's got some nice mares and fits in with what we are trying to achieve.

"Singo is still close to the farm and supports the stallions.

"The rest of the group are very keen to buy some fillies and race them in the Vinery colours and then bring them back to the farm."

The Vinery syndicate is celebrating their Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes with the star home bred filly Samaready, a daughter of the stud's champion sire More Than Ready.

Orton stressed that Vinery Australia operates independently of Vinery in North America despite being under the one umbrella.

"As sister farms we work together very closely and it's an enormous asset to have that connection," he said.




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