• Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by skoozi

  1. The broodmare part of the sale was strong, plenty of buyers and good prices. That will probably encourage breeders to go again.
  2. I presume that he has negotiated much better services fees that what is listed, say 20% discount for instance would give approx $70k more in return, so how does that look for covering expenses and net profit ?
  3. skoozi

    Underrated Broodmares

    Macrosa (McGinty) - Listed winner herself, produced 2 x multiple Grp 1 winners by Viscount & Giants Causeway, 11 foals, 9 raced 8 winners.
  4. skoozi

    NZB May Sale today

    The broodmare section was certainly a surprise, good clearance rates and spirited bidding even at the end of the sale.
  5. skoozi

    Big 4 Weekend Comp Entries/Results here...

    Schweppes Oaks - 5 Sopressa, 1 Aloisa, 7 Savacool U Bet Classic - 1 Secret Agenda, 3 Super Cash, 5 Dainty Tess, Hollindale Stakes - 10 Egg Tart, 2 Coming Through, 3 Tom Melbourne Silk Stocking - 5 Anatola, 9 River Racer, Test The World 3 Thanks
  6. skoozi


    Some have great success in the breeding barn, agreeing on a stallion is another thing entirely.
  7. skoozi

    Reliable Man

    Power has 10 weanlings, 1 yearling and 7 Mares in foal to him in the May sale, plenty of opportunities to grab one.
  8. skoozi


    I'd marked that page too, didn't put 2 & 2 together at the time. She has a lot of half sisters by a range of sires so good potential for enhancing that page. Selling her at auction is the most transparent way to dissolve a syndicate or partnership. I was at the MM sale when Princess Coup went under the hammer !
  9. skoozi


    She has won enough money and has some black type, I haven't looked at the rest of the family, but it is foremost in my mind when racing fillies or mares. Good luck for both ways.
  10. skoozi

    Reliable Man

    The Karaka May sale of weanlings has 5 Reliable Man vs 12 Ocean Park'
  11. skoozi


    Congratulations, I hope the streak continues and she becomes a great broodmare for you !
  12. skoozi

    pronunciation guide

    We were told that you can approach the race caller prior to the running if you need to clarify the pronunciation of your horse/dog providing you are the owner, trainer or syndicate manager.
  13. skoozi

    Saturday Competition - Te Rapa Prize $200

    R1- # 9 Eye's Wide Open R2- # 1 Volpe Veloce R3- # 13 Zaniah R4- # 5 Giant Gem R5- # 4 Cote D'or R6- # 2 Truman R7- # 2 Hangar R8- # 6 Rosewood Thanks Chelseacol
  14. skoozi

    Saturday Competition - Te Rapa Prize $200

    Sounds great, thanks for your generosity Chelseacol
  15. skoozi

    2018/19 Stallions

    I haven't had any problems with the Swiss Ace foals I have breed but I think that was a concern when he first appeared at stud, much the same as Savabeel when thoughts of the progeny maybe club footed, I guess you see faults but it isn't until the foals hit the ground that it can be confirmed or dismissed and then the race track stats confirm their ability to run.
  16. skoozi

    Maiden Trivia

    Look I agree with you but even before hitting the race track, you want them to show a willingness to compete & show something in training. We broke our one in as a late 3yo but even though keen, wasn't ready mentally.
  17. skoozi

    Maiden Trivia

    The cost is one thing but they have to show some ability in there earlier preps to warrant persevering, got a 4yo which will go back into work soon. No good trying to syndicate a late maturing type because most people want to aim for the 2 & 3yo races and dream big !
  18. Breednet has announced that Monaco Consul is offered unreserved on the Inglis digital online auction. I wonder what his stats are compared to NZ stallions of similar value.
  19. A) Riccarton Race 5=# 2 Son of Maher Riccarton Race 6=# 4 Nowhere Man C) Counties Race 6=# 1 Sherrif G) SCORING METHOD (FF or TOTE)== NZ Tote Thanks Yir Tiz & Catalano
  20. skoozi

    Ring the Bell

    That certainly made my night, paid very well !
  21. skoozi

    Choosing A Yearling

    Yes, I understand your perspective. Sometimes it is hard to do both, let someone else pay the training costs and hopefully prove your mare, but accept the loss involved in raising and selling at that end.
  22. skoozi

    Choosing A Yearling

    One can only hope that some of these bargains go on to do great things on the race track and gives their owners a real thrill ! It's like buying a lotto ticket, it lets you dream a little until the results come out.
  23. skoozi

    Showcasing no longer shuttling

    When you see stallions serving 200+ mares, you have to wonder where you will end up in the sales if most are bred for that purpose. If you are breeding to race, it's not so much of a concern. What is a good size book for a stallion (shuttling or not)? Going back a few years, some were capped by the stud or owners to 120
  24. Well if Monaco consul only got $37k, you could have a ready made stud in NZ with proven sires very quickly and cheaply !
  25. skoozi

    Pick For Place entries here

    Riccarton Race 7: Podravina. Randwick Race 5: Moss Trip Randwick Race 6: Outrageous Randwick Race 7: Brave Smash Randwick Race 8: Radipole Thanks for the comp Scooby !