Carrington Stud Dispersal Sale 1972
Mr S G White thought he’d had enough in1971. This activated his decision to ‘sell out’ in 1972. ‘No-one is buying my yearlings’ he proclaimed. Unfortunately his investments in imported stallions Stockade, Faubourg II, Corifi and most recently Just Great (by Worden II) had failed to ‘deliver the goods’. It can be a ruthless business. Numbers count.
Mr White had significant business interests in Sydney, most notably shipping at Balmain. He was also a trustee of Randwick Racecourse appointed by the NSW Government. I had ‘cut my teeth’ at Carrington so this was a sad occasion. Fifty mares, several yearlings and weanlings plus resident stallion Just Great (imp) were dispersed at Newmarket Stables, Randwick on Thursday 6th July 1972.
Syd White’s decision to ‘sell out’ was a prescient one; Carrington is now a very large coalmine only a few short kilometres from the village of Jerrys Plains. Both Mark Foyster (‘Balfour Stud’) plus Jack & Bob Ingham had subsequently bred thoroughbreds at Carrington. It was used as an annex to nearby Woodlands by the Ingham brothers to ‘grow out’ young thoroughbreds.