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    bazach reacted to Dibbles in May Sale - as a vendor is it worth it?   
    Sorry you are wrong re Mr Myers, it is a known fact that he sells all his weanlings (good or bad) at this sale and does not take anything through to the yearling sales. There was a good article written about this a couple of years back. Yes some of the other vendors/breeders who do not want to take yearlings to Book 3 put their lower quality weanlings through this sale, and I agree with you that this does not mean there is not something worth a taking a chance on. Sally McKay picked up a gem a couple of years ago!
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    bazach got a reaction from chevy86 in May Sale - as a vendor is it worth it?   
    Exactly Ethereal, he is a very good judge of horse flesh, and great opportunities if you are buying because, as you say, his broodmare band is pretty good. From a selling point of view, with Dan's lifetime dealing with horses and his knowledge of horse flesh, if he can't even get the service fee back from thirteen of his nineteen lots, what chance is there for any breeders other than those owning group winning mares, or the studs with the stallion?
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    bazach got a reaction from chevy86 in May Sale - as a vendor is it worth it?   
    Exactly Ethereal, he is a very good judge of horse flesh, and great opportunities if you are buying because, as you say, his broodmare band is pretty good. From a selling point of view, with Dan's lifetime dealing with horses and his knowledge of horse flesh, if he can't even get the service fee back from thirteen of his nineteen lots, what chance is there for any breeders other than those owning group winning mares, or the studs with the stallion?
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    bazach reacted to Mattski in May Sale - as a vendor is it worth it?   
    Great post Bazach.
    1. He would clearly have lost money.
    2. Some of the studs are culling the "bottom quartile" but Dan is offering his entire crop.
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    bazach got a reaction from gubellini in The Informant Price Increase   
    That is almost certainly correct La Zip. It is also one reason we have more expensive building costs (only two major players), and more expensive food (again, only two major players). There are advantages to living in a beautiful country with a low population, but economies of scale isn't one of them!
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    bazach reacted to gubellini in The Informant Price Increase   
    poundforpound keep taking your medication! Brian de Lore writes a racing column not a political column! If you had a weekly column in The Informant I would gladly pay $10 for it and give it to my local library to file in their Fantasy Section!
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    bazach got a reaction from Swynford in May Sale - as a vendor is it worth it?   
    Dam Myers is a very astute person and a dedicated horseman, so it's good to see him supporting the sale with all his weanlings being sold. He is also one of the few bigger breeders with no stallion, and his broodmare band is of reasonably good quality, so I thought it would be interesting to make up a table of his sales and compare just the service fees of the applicable stallions in 2016:
    Lot number
    Sale price
                        Sire
    Service fee 2016 (app)
    79
    14,000
    Por Moi
    17,500
    89
    85,000
    Press Statement
    16,500
    110
    2,000
    Power
    8,000
    145
    14,000
    Sweynesse
    6,000
    155
    3,000
    Power
    8,000
    190
    170,000
    Written Tycoon
    49,500
    196
    7,000
    Reliable Man
    17,500
    204
    1,000
    Sacred Falls
    30,000
    210
    2,000
    Jimmy Choux
    5,000
    225
    1,000
    Dalghar
    8,000
    230
    22,000
    Ocean Park
    30,000
    231
    5,000
    Showcasing
    15,000
    239
    2,000
    Proisir
    7,000
    279
    45,000
    Mongolian Khan
    10,000
    281
    10,000
    Sacred Falls
    30,000
    296
    8,000
    Iffraaj
    17,500
    304
    54,000
    So You Think
    49,500
    316
    1,500
    Contributer
    12,500
    332
    14,000
    Zacinto
    10,000
    19 lots sold 
    Total=
    $460,500
     
    Total =
    $347,500
     The question I'm asking is, is the amount of the 113k 'surplus' enough to cover all other expenses and make him want to continue down the line of selling all his stock as weanlings? He did very well with lot 190, ie made more than the 113k on this one lot, - and also with lot 89, but in total thirteen of the lots sold for LESS than their service fee, and only six sold for more than their service fee.  
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    bazach got a reaction from Swynford in May Sale - as a vendor is it worth it?   
    Dam Myers is a very astute person and a dedicated horseman, so it's good to see him supporting the sale with all his weanlings being sold. He is also one of the few bigger breeders with no stallion, and his broodmare band is of reasonably good quality, so I thought it would be interesting to make up a table of his sales and compare just the service fees of the applicable stallions in 2016:
    Lot number
    Sale price
                        Sire
    Service fee 2016 (app)
    79
    14,000
    Por Moi
    17,500
    89
    85,000
    Press Statement
    16,500
    110
    2,000
    Power
    8,000
    145
    14,000
    Sweynesse
    6,000
    155
    3,000
    Power
    8,000
    190
    170,000
    Written Tycoon
    49,500
    196
    7,000
    Reliable Man
    17,500
    204
    1,000
    Sacred Falls
    30,000
    210
    2,000
    Jimmy Choux
    5,000
    225
    1,000
    Dalghar
    8,000
    230
    22,000
    Ocean Park
    30,000
    231
    5,000
    Showcasing
    15,000
    239
    2,000
    Proisir
    7,000
    279
    45,000
    Mongolian Khan
    10,000
    281
    10,000
    Sacred Falls
    30,000
    296
    8,000
    Iffraaj
    17,500
    304
    54,000
    So You Think
    49,500
    316
    1,500
    Contributer
    12,500
    332
    14,000
    Zacinto
    10,000
    19 lots sold 
    Total=
    $460,500
     
    Total =
    $347,500
     The question I'm asking is, is the amount of the 113k 'surplus' enough to cover all other expenses and make him want to continue down the line of selling all his stock as weanlings? He did very well with lot 190, ie made more than the 113k on this one lot, - and also with lot 89, but in total thirteen of the lots sold for LESS than their service fee, and only six sold for more than their service fee.  
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    bazach reacted to Patiti in Congratulations Jonelle Price   
    Hearty congratulations and noting that it is a first for a Kiwi lady is fair comment.
    Good on her.
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    bazach reacted to rdytdy in Congratulations Jonelle Price   
    Well done to Jonelle Price and her 14yo Classic Moet taking out the prestigious Badminton Horse Trials.
    First Kiwi woman to win the event.
    I bet there is some Classic Moet being drunk right now.
    Congratulations.   
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    bazach got a reaction from Huey in Book on great nz broodmares   
    Eulogy, Belle family, Entreaty ( dam of Phar Lap and ancestress of Sublime), maybe the “Heights” family????
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    bazach got a reaction from Huey in Underrated Broodmares   
    Miss Distinction - by Bletchencore, was a one race winner herself, but has left a couple of great stakes winning offspring by less high profile sires, Miss Jessie Jay by Spectacular Phantom, and Gee I Jane by Jahafil. She also produced The Silencer Sir by Istadaad to win nine races, plus a number of other minor winners. She was born in 1991 and had her last foal, a Super Easy colt, in 2014.
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    bazach reacted to Belinda in NZB May Sale today   
    I do think that most of those cheaper ones weren't commercially bred. Fine if you are breeding one to race yourself but no point in trying to get good money for a foal with little breeding on the dam's side.
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    bazach reacted to chevy86 in NZB May Sale today   
    141 sold for an aggregate of just over $2mil. Take out the top 5 (4 Oz breds and one Savabeel) and the aggregate for the other 136 sold is $1.4mil.( that's an average of $10,294 friends!!). Not to mention the plethora of horses presented with realistic reserves which often didn't even cover the service fee, most of them passed in.
     
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    bazach reacted to poundforpound in Almanzor   
    Yep, he’s the real deal this fella.
    I’m no breeder but if he doesn’t make it you may as well give the game away.
    The other nice horse I like is Vadamos, he’s got a great action too.
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    bazach reacted to Leggy in B De Lore on the Messara appointment   
    You seem to have replied to a post that isn't here? Did you make it up?
    Had to shed a tear for Roddy. The breeders have dictated what happened to NZ Racing for the last decade or so. Now they are sorry?
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    bazach reacted to von Smallhaussen in Ellerslie drainage work, currently taking place   
    yep - these ones 

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    bazach reacted to drewandjo in New Track   
    P4P - you will get no argument from me re the lack of leadership/forward thinking at the NZTR historically, leading to a thoroughbred industry that is facing....lets just say hard times. However you have to admit that they have no control over the major things which provide the green stuff that keeps it all rolling.....the TAB, broadcasting agreements, the current shambles over the FOB platform, industry strategic plans (or lack of), etc. While your lack of criticism of the RB may be personal it seems the jumping off the ship recently of some board members is a sign that positive action is happening. I didn't vote for the grey fox and in fact I voted well left and I don't despise racing!!....and its not a policy of those parties either...... so I'm almost as sure as you are in your rant above that the Messara report will bring about major change....major positive change....
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    bazach got a reaction from weasel57 in Maiden Trivia   
    Time is the best friend of the majority of horses. Not all of them will be any good, but most would be better at four, five and six than they are at two and three. Costs dictate that most people can't wait like they should.
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    bazach reacted to poundforpound in Lest We Forget   
    Good day to reflect on what’s actually important in life, and bow our heads to those who offered their lives so we can enjoy this right to freedom of mind and body.
     
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    bazach reacted to swampfox in Maiden Trivia   
    dont see many well tried 2or 3year olds  go on with it.the karaka million races will take its toll on alot.read an old racing annual recently.we had so many topline middle distance horses years ago.we still breed good stayers look at this years sydney cup result.to many impatient owners and trainers.
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    bazach got a reaction from weasel57 in Maiden Trivia   
    Time is the best friend of the majority of horses. Not all of them will be any good, but most would be better at four, five and six than they are at two and three. Costs dictate that most people can't wait like they should.
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    bazach got a reaction from Belinda in 2nd Group One winner produced from $2500 mare   
    A nice story to read Swynford. There are a number of these "bargain buys" which come to mind in recent times, ie dams of Tarzino and Gingernuts, and only last weekend, Mazarine (from the eight carat family), the dam of Vinery Stud Stakes winner Hiyaam was purchased (not in foal) from gavelhouse a couple of years ago for 6k.
    I guess the possibility of having this good fortune keeps a number of people interested in breeding and racing, although of course the odds are stacked against you being one of the lucky few.
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    bazach reacted to Tauhei Notts in Messara's List   
    This free to air Trackside thing has had consequential developments further down the line that I would never have thought about.
    My wife and I have stayed in motels on about fifteen occasions since Trackside went Sky only.  Not one of those motels had Trackside; it is too expensive for the doss houses we can afford to patronise.
    Trackside would cost my golf club $356 per month to have on.  That is because it is a sporting club, but with merely 200 members that cost is prohibitive.  With Trackside the members would stay later, drink more grog (not enough for $356 per month) and bet through their I Phones.  Their exhuberance would encourage others to have a go and boost the numbers of those interested in racing.  The same thing has happened at the rugby club.  The costs put on pubs for Sky Tv has had many of the smaller ones remove it.  Trackside is not economic for them so more potential customers are lost
    Rest home residents can no longer watch, in their dotage, whether the blue dog will beat the green dog.  In years past, when the children visited the old folks they could be encouraged to have a go, as it interested the old dear so much.  Not now.  Sky Tv will eat into their inheritance too much. 
    It has taken me some time to realise just how stupid that pay Tv situation for Trackside is.  As a dog racing commentator would say;
    "it is barking mad!"
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    bazach reacted to gubellini in B De Lore on the Messara appointment   
    John Messara can’t come soon enough!Tomorrow the time honoured Easter Handicap is to be run at Counties the stake being a pitiful $100,000. 20 years ago in 1998 the race was won by Aimee Jay ridden by Kelly Davidson. Yes the stake was $100,000.