IT'S a long journey from a central Queensland cattle station through the Melbourne corporate world to the Inglis sales ring at Oaklands, but it’s the path Two Bays Farm owner Ross Ferris has taken with some gusto.
It’s been a diverse one for Ferris who started setting up Two Bays at Flinders on the Mornington Peninsula about six years ago, growing from a passionate hobby to an emerging player in the competitive world of thoroughbred breeding in Victoria.
Ferris is taking 10 hand-prepared yearlings to the Inglis Premier today and doesn’t expect to be taking any home to his developing farm.
“We would obviously like to make money, but our primary motivator is seeing our bloodstock go into good trainers and syndicators and winning good races,” Ferris said.
Highlighting the draft is their Snitzel colt (Lot 389) out of Group 1 winner Pear Tart’s mother Tangerine Dream, which has been grown out and prepped up on the Two Bays’ hills.
“We took an interest in thoroughbreds about five to six years ago. We had a few mares, playing on the sidelines, and was looking for land with the intent to start farm and look after own bloodstock,” Ferris said.
“When we bought th...