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  1. optical

    2019 New Season stallions final!

    Really? Saw their new ad but didn't see an announcement of a new one?
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    Stallion Register

    Seems a cost cutting exercise. Probably cheaper and more effective to be using digital platforms/ Social media and EDM.
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    New Stallions 2018

    Smart moves all round with bringing Zacinto up north and bringing War Darcee in with that pricing strategy. Seems a sustainable model.
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    Power To Queensland

    Change of relationship with Patrick moving on may have been a big influence to the decision? A lot of other stallions in a similar spot as him should have priority this year of Cambridge's focus I guess with them fully owning the other stallions. If he does come up, at least he will have potentially a full Aussie book. May have the potential to come back if he comes up?
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    New Stallions 2018

    Understood and very valid. Over inflated prices I would add though.
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    New Stallions 2018

    Almost most definitely. Savabeel has been great at leaving a good horse. Probably lacks the quantity of the top performers that Zabeel and Sir Tristram produced? Who is his best horse Kawi and Lucia Valentina? Very good horses but not out and out Champs like Octagonal or Might and Power for example. Should see him with a good horse of two soon you would think.
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    New Stallions 2018

    Not too sure if the stallion lineup is more competitive, I remember when Sir T in his later days was competing against Star Way, Silver Dream, Famous Star, Kingdom Bay and a few others that elude my memory. I maybe misinterpreting your point of competitive now as in the service fees can be higher, but in terms of competition to proven stallions Savabeel is way on top with Tavistock a long second and then Iffraaj? Stocks are bare... So proven stallions are more of a niche for mine.
  8. Take out the Australian stallions in that list and it is grim reading!
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    Definitely genetics, they either have it or they don't, just like staying ability, sprinting capability etc Training methods can enhance but they are born with that stuff
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    Showcasing no longer shuttling

    I think he was at a crunch time. Yearlings sold well, however hasn't really come up with a good horse down here. An offer for him to stay up there where he is doing considerably well makes quite a lot of sense. Might of struggled for numbers this year?
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    Showcasing no longer shuttling

    Not unless you are shuttling your mare to the UK
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    Mares covered 2018

    I suggest to pick your stallion wisely. If you go to a first season or proven I think you'll get better than book 3. Just judging on the facts you have made. Sounds a solid pedigree but I guess you need some Black type to come through this dam shortly
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    Mares covered 2018

    Commercialism. His biggest downfall is that he started out at a service fee of $27,500. Hard to come back from that expectation.
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    Nsw Stallions

    If Darley retire Kermantari he just looks all round awesome. I hope he has another years racing tho
  15. If I'm not mistaken, this is the way to line breed to Danehill? I think the issue is when Danehill is both on the top lines? I dont have the data on me to back me up.