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  1. Dopey

    Magno-Pulse Machine

    thanks...useful thread fro me.
  2. Uncle Graham as I know him, Denis to others, is living in Christchurch, playing bowls now as his main sport of competition - which he is very useful. Spends his time between ChCh and gold Coast in winter - with some trips to China for arts and crafts and culture. Used to ride for the Wilsons in Timaru, and has written a book about his exploits and the racing scene in the south at the time called "only Winners please".
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    My Halo

    One sold of over 200k today at the ready to run sale....a good job in this environment.
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    Its happening everywhere !

    not too sure of the exact order of the list but would be made up of: zabeel danehill sir tristram senic
  5. Was impressed by the Windsor pair: no vested interest..nor bookings: TheWayYouAre, solid and from a good family. Guillotine, a grey Montjeu look-a-like
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    Can I be a bit Controversial

    I can assure you nod has horses...but only more than most people.
  7. is there anything you don't know m8. How are you going to transfer all your knoweldge and experience to guys like me to make sure it carries on...
  8. hmm not a world I want to invest in...just seems a bit...well...artificial. i know that your words are ment to be thought prevoking, and I do think that a filly is very valuable if you prove one. its just that "wastage" with horses now starts if you have a non-K1 filly at half of most of the crop! rather than if it get injured or doesnt make it in training for some reason... apart from reduce the risk and exposure by breeding less... 1. filly's series, easy 2. WFA scale changes, easy 3. breeders incentives (works in France) 4. VOBIS, FAMIS, stud/region based incentive series...its a new world now.. is it harder than this?
  9. Jess, You comment is quite right, that a refund on a small service fee is not that much of a kick back in the event you have a filly. The real issue is: noting that we should always question shold we be breeding this mare.... 1. there is little market appeal for a filly compared to a colt 2. the on-going costs of a horse you can't place or sell is the issue. 3. this issue stops people breeding mares Purhaps you would be more interested in a stud led fillies series that helps underpin the economics of racing a filly, and enhances value when encorages them to breed on. But we need to acknowledge that currently there is no answer. Nod has the best idea (handicaping changes) so far...and thats just because he's an old head. Second best idea is more recognised stakes / series for fillies, third best ?? up to you.
  10. "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
  11. 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
  16. 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??
  23. 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.
  24. 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.