One of the North Islands better known studmasters from the 1980s and early 1990s Neville Goldfinch has passed away after a short illness.
Neville and his family moved to Perth in Western Australia when his son Craig went there to become part of the Ross Olivieri stable when Ross returned to Perth after a stint in New Zealand.
Craig went on to win Australasian Young Drivers Championship in 1996 and was foreman for the Olivieri stable for over ten years.
Craig set up a stable in Byford in recent times in south western Perth with Neville as his chief stablehand.
Neville is survived by his wife Colleen and children Craig, Sharon and Fiona.