Dopey

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  1. On 5/10/2020 at 9:17 AM, Nearco said:

    Nice win in the SA Derby yesterday.  3yo to NH time, with Sadlers Wells top & bottom, and backup lines of Dalmary via Ahonoora and Nureyev.

    And none other than J R Wheeler in the ownership

    Look, it’s a long way out but, take the $11.


  2. 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. 


  3. On 4/27/2020 at 5:49 PM, Tropical said:

    Yeah I'm going alright though.  Its a side hobby and I do love the 'Jennifer Eccles' story of course.  But you got to look at the bottom dollar in the end 'I never really have till now' and you start to realise, it ain't as much fun anymore!!

    It’s not fun loosing money 


  4. 1 hour ago, Kingshill said:

    I'm definitely hoping the UK sires will shuttle to NZ/Aus Chris...... Have one in mind for Australia as you know. 

    Darley must be confident of it going ahead, with the media release etc :rcfe-like:

    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. 


  5. On 4/13/2020 at 10:43 AM, Kingshill said:

    Came across this on the Darley website - 

    https://www.darley.com.au/news/blue-point-too-darn-hot-microphone-join-australian-roster

     

    Three bright prospects I would say - How will Australasian breeders receive the two UK sprinters and their form? (Blue Point this season and Harry Angel already has had a season down under)

    Agree - well credentialed and good to see another son of dubawi 


  6. 13 hours ago, Huey said:

    I don't get this "breed what you can't afford to buy" in most cases you'd probably be better off not paying the stud fee and waiting to pick up a similar horse for 20% of stud fee with 18 months worth of costs already paid. I'm looking at a 5k stud fee this year, no way I'll pay that in this environment but what I can breed I can probably buy for $1k on GH in 18 months not much different  if I go to a $10k stallion either. 

    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. 


  7. 11 hours ago, Dopey said:

    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!

    ..unless of course you are bored at home on a Monday night and fancy a gavelhouse flutter.


  8. 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!


  9. 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. 


  10. On 2/26/2020 at 9:11 AM, Kingshill said:

    Any thoughts? - Good or bad regarding this 4 time Group 1 winner by Iffraaj - Had the goods on the track - Will he be the Heir to the Throne?

    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...