Keeneland appoints Barry Bowditch to overseas role
Bowditch succeeds Vin Cox as Australasian representative
Keeneland has named Barry Bowditch as its new Australasian representative, succeeding Vin Cox, from whom he also recently took over as the managing director of Magic Millions.
"Keeneland is excited to have Barry join our sales team, which works year-round to recruit buyers from all corners of the world to come here to acquire racing and breeding stock," said Bob Elliston, Keeneland vice president of racing and sales.
"Our sales staff travel throughout the year and work closely with all of our international representatives. Barry joins Ed Prosser in Europe, Kate Hunter in Japan and David Snodgrass in China in Keeneland's efforts to produce the industry's deepest buying bench."
Bowditch was born into a racing family and his father was a successful trainer. After finishing school at the age of 17, he went to work for Inglis as a pedigree consultant.
In 2005, he began working for Magic Millions as a bloodstock consultant and was promoted in subsequent years to the roles of sales and selection manager and bloodstock manager, before his recent appointment as managing director.
"Vin has done a wonderful job in his time at Keeneland and to be offered to step into his shoes as Australasian representative is an honour," Bowditch said. "I look forward to continuing the relationships with our clients on this side of world, as well as fostering new business for Keeneland."
Cox took over as managing director of Godolphin Australia following the conclusion of the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale earlier this month.