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  1. "7 The value of filly foals has not been comprehensively addressed by studmasters. Perhaps a free or significantly discounted service for the following season could be offered as some compensation for the unfortunate mare owners. Some of our lesser stallions do have such an initiative but it should be more widely spread." Woodbine...this is a key issue for me. 1/2 the time you get a filly. The market takes a good correct colt but you have to find an outlet for good but undervalued fillies. This is a no go area in the industry at the moment and is the primary reson why I am breeding less this year. The risk of the filly is stoppoing me breeding horses - and I have stallion shares - so its pretty bad. A filly is near impossible to place with trainers at the moment given the lack of owners/money. Until this is addressed the stallion stading studs will see the small/boutique breeder's exit or downsize. FACT
  2. Purhaps your comments would be better directed at NZB themselves. Apart from the top lot which pulled up the average it looked like a very very very tough sale
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    I have a Centaine mare, out of a 1/2 sister to G1 winner Jonny alone...if any one is interested. Currently in the South Island, she is empty after having her first foal late last season.
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    SB Waikato

    nod, any word on where St Reims will stand?
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    Domesday - son of Red Ransom

    you must be pleased now Woodbine...
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    Domesday - son of Red Ransom

    looks like youve pull the right reign this time...looks to have potential
  7. Listed races arent easy to win...But yes it would be interesting to see him step out again against good company o/s
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    Who's off to the mixed sale?

    Nod, I agree. Either that or a filly price as senn from some enlightned market meeters. AI would certainly make it easier for the mare and foal. Often young foals are sent off to stud when they are weak (legs can suffer as a consequence during this early developmenttal time) therefore there would be a wastage saving as well.
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    Who's off to the mixed sale?

    So was lot 23, a loverly strong classy filly by Any Suggestion
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    Who's off to the mixed sale?

    Good fillies still sold well...especially if they were by sires in demand...
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    Another nasty Starting Gates incident at Waterlea

    apparantly they just found the ark...
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    New stallion

    why take a risk on performance at the highest level when you can access Shinko king at value for the Fairy king line......seems a no brainer given the price and performance....especially given the horse is relocating...what size books did he have and with what opporunity.... (no interest in S.King)
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    iPhones and betting...

    had a look but could not see it...I presume that its not available for NZ therefore I cant download??
  14. Due to lack of (posting) interest... Australian breeding is to cease in Austraila and all horses are to be bred in New Zealand from now on.... on the basis of ... well its just better. Kind regards New Zealand Breeding Industry.
  15. I have some interest in Karaka this year and have been thinking about how this years sale will go c.f. last year, and the Magic Millions results....I would be intereted in some opinion. some statistics: Average and median for 2009 premier - filly's only
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    Stud says good chance.