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  1. Berri or others you know.of any research for bleeding in mares being passed on, is it hereditary as I have a mare who won well at her first start but bled after and was retired. any thoughts.
  2. Hasty Cloud stood at Edgar Jones stud in Timaru I think... went ok, and also stood Massowa I think ... long time ago... 44. 1955 Toparoa 1955 Toparoa b.g. 1948 Massowa - Miss Sally 18 Fam Jockey: N. Sellwood Trainer: T.J. Smith Toparoa, a plain seven-year-old gelding, was the first Cup winner of the champion Trainer: Tommy Smith and he was ridden by the internationally celebrated jockey Neville Sellwood. In beating Rising Fast, who humped 63kg, into second place, Toparoa stymied what would have been a fabulous feat as the champion New Zealander had won the Caulfield Cup-Melbourne Cup double in 1954 and had also won the Caulfield Cup in 1955.
  3. Thanks for the post, maybe a bit obscure the one mare in au located in the NZ market?
  4. 6 colts start - 0 winners 9 fillies start - 5 winners as at 26/6/2020
  5. And all fillies so far...colt going around at Windsor today. its nice when you can breed to a horse when you know the fillies can run, like old RIP Centaine for example and RIP O’Reilly and ..... it helps to lower risk of a commercial blow out
  6. Look, it’s a long way out but, take the $11.
  8. I saw him a few years ago at the parade when he arrived, I really wanted to like him, he’s got great credentials, but I did think he was very lite in physicality, I partly put that down to the fact he had not let down. Overall, he’s a good horse to have I think. Can anyone put up his foal / weanling or yearly types.
  10. Yes I like him - I’ll ask some Uk breeding buffs what they think... ps not too many bids on a Monday night please - agree looked the part and was nice looking but no real performance on the page.
  11. What do people think and what planning is going on.
  12. Agree - well credentialed and good to see another son of dubawi
  13. I understand with what you are saying but I guess what I’m saying is... if the mix of caliber of mare and stallion you bred to is worth more than what it costs you - then you have paid unders. So if you breed a good mare and have a nice product then it would cost you more if you went to buy it at a sale... so worth doing. We are not talking about non-stakes performed mares or I agree with your logic.
  14. ..unless of course you are bored at home on a Monday night and fancy a gavelhouse flutter.
  15. Agree with the comment that “would you buy (or race) what you are breeding”. Breed what you cant afford to buy (or would pay overs for) otherwise why are you doing it (from a commercial aspect) as you would be better off buying a horse when you want one. Spec days are largely over!
  16. One way ... advertise and sell on multiple platforms and the in person sale is “if not sold prior”... In any business knowing and connecting with your customer is key. On another angle As you may know I’m a a fan of parts of the German model and exclusive sire arrangements - I’m sure savabeel has done ok as private.
  17. I wonder if it will begin to swing the power back to supplier ie the major producers like arrow field who through necessity prove that in fact they have exclusivity and pulling power in a business where discerning wealthy buyers want an edge.
  18. I saw him at the parade when he first arrived, still a racehorse when I saw him, thought he was finer even a bit narrow in front - I may be being harsh - but with 4 G1 wins you can’t say he’s not a contender, sire son of Iffraaj seem to be sort after - I’m happy to have a mare by the international shuttle sire...