Swynford reacted to Crow in Kolding - record Stakes win for a NZ bred racehorse
Yes one quality horse can make a stallion with some 140 shots a year but the poor old breeder only gets one chance that's something Chittick forgets in his adds promoting his stallions.
Swynford got a reaction from Baz (NZ) in Dundeel
One would only hope that sending a mare to one of their stallions a MIX UP wouldn't happen there either, (then again with their line up maybe it could be a good thing )
Foxbridge's father Foxlaw is from the same tail-female line as Deep Impact
Agree totally about Deep Impacts female line, if I was to send a mare to Deep Impact, mares from the Round Table male line would be the first I would use. Another would be Aureole. Mares with Foxbridge lower in their pedigree would help.
However Real Impact is not Deep Impact so IMO only part of the equation.
If I was sending a mare to Real Impact I would be looking deeply at HIS female line and the different bloodlines on his female side and trying to incorporate these into any planned mating .
An example of this would be there was no end of sons of Sir Tristram that went to stud and very few made it. One of the first was a stallion called Sir Sian. You could get your mare served for about 1000 dollars. He did produce a very high class horse in Spyglass and using mares that took his father into account obviously helped. However Sir Sian was not Sir Tristram
Swynford got a reaction from Baz (NZ) in Dundeel
And I applaud any stud that does heaps of research trying to find the right stallion that suits both their own and outside mares. Choosing a stallion is a major decision for all of us. However I don't believe searching for an out cross is the perfect answer. (from memory Animal Kingdom was going to do this. ) Finding that stallion that "clicks" with Danehill mares would be my ultimate goal.
The connection between Real Impact and Danehill mares below.
Swynford reacted to Insider in Wiremu Pinn
If he’s a lightweight he’s got plenty of time.
When I look back at myself I can’t believe how inept, stupid and immature I really was.
Thankfully I wasn’t in a high profile job (then) like he has been in, so with time, maturity, luck and good management he will be back as his ability to really earn is exceptional.
Good luck Wiremu.
Swynford reacted to chevy86 in stakemoney
Talking of ownership, return on "investment" etc, I saw Jamie Richards interviewed after You're Welcome won at Matamata today and he was ''"very pleased the horse won as it had some important owners".(some league players who are also in Te Akau Shark). Would have thought "unimportant" type's money was as good as anyone's when it came to sustaining the industry so comment pretty crass. In my unimportant opinion!
Swynford reacted to Huey in Gavelhouse
I think you're missing the point of the Online Auction, most of the stock is sold like the May Sale , It's very well operated and there are some well priced horses available. I think the most important thing about these online auctions is that the horses are potentially going somewhere where they are being given an opportunity to be a race horse or a broodmare instead of sitting in a paddock or worse.
There has been a number of winners come out of the sales and its great to see. One thing it does do though is make you think why would you pay stallion fees when you see the price some of these go for.
Swynford reacted to La Zip in Power To Queensland
I’m Wondering how Zacinto will get a full book of 150mares in 2018...at a fee hike to $15000....with an eclectic array of new stallions (including their own new horse) going to Stud this year, following an amazing new lot of stallions in 2017...I hope there will be enough quality mares around in NZ to substantiate the endless round of fee increase announcements. Or are these fee hikes in anticipation of the Messara Report?
With increased mares numbers on Gavelhouse each session I’m not sure I’m understanding the logic of these stud masters
it seems to me the over riding factor for stud masters is not race track performance but what the progeny make (or don’t make) in the sale ring...so owners breeders will continue to leave the industry faster than NZRB spending habits, making both racing & breeding elements of the industry unsustainable...or just a farm for Asia.
Swynford reacted to bazach 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:
Service fee 2016 (app)
So You Think
19 lots sold
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.
Swynford reacted to Sleepy in 2nd Group One winner produced from $2500 mare
Regardless of what stallions were used or the extent of your involvement in the actual decision, 2 x Group 1 winners from any mare is an outstanding result Swynford. Well done!!
I’ll be overjoyed if I can achieve even 50% of that one day
Swynford got a reaction from Huey in 2nd Group One winner produced from $2500 mare
Agree with you there Huey they were handy stallions, but any brood-mare owner trying to breed a Group One winner from either stallion and trying 62 or 108 times would be financial disaster for most.
It depends what you are happy with, those odds or < 1 in 3
Swynford got a reaction from jess in 2nd Group One winner produced from $2500 mare
Something for you Berri
Miss Wilson winner of Saturday's Group One New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes becomes the second Group One winner produced from her dam Cierzo a $2,500 purchase from The Informant. Miss Wilson now a very valuable mare being a half to 5 time Group One winner Jimmy Choux. Both horses the results of planned matings using line breeding.
It perhaps should be noted Cierzo could not win a race and has been on sold for mega times her purchase price.