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Choosing Your Team – Thoroughbred Owner Academy

CHOOSING YOUR TEAM When it comes to choosing a horse, every new owner is tempted to build their own stable. The breeding and racing of Thoroughbreds, on the other hand, is a team sport. For athletes to do well in the game, they need more than just natural talent. A good team needs great athletes, […]

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Making Plans to Buy a Racehorse – Thoroughbred Owner Academy

MAKING PLANS TO BUY A RACEHORSE You’ve made the decision to buy a racehorse. It’s a straightforward procedure, but like many “easy” things, it requires careful consideration and advance planning to look that way. A smart place to start is with a business strategy. The strategy should not be extensive or difficult, but it must […]

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Thoroughbred Ownership – Thoroughbred Owner Academy

THOROUGHBRED OWNERSHIP Have you ever imagined what successful Thoroughbred ownership would look like? Have you ever considered how enjoyable it might be to be among the jubilant friends and well-wishers that swarm the winner’s circle following a victory? A horse can be yours in a variety of ways, either by purchasing one on your own […]

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3 Achievable Methods to Buy a Racehorse

3 Achievable Methods to Buy a Racehorse How to Buy a Racehorse There is no denying the excitement of seeing a horse you own speed down the track to victory. Determine just how much you can pay before making the decision to purchase a thoroughbred. Decide if you prefer sole ownership or if you are […]

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How to Become a Bloodstock Agent

What is a Bloodstock Agent? An equine expert known as a bloodstock agent purchases and sells thoroughbred horses on behalf of their clients in exchange for a commission. Bloodstock agents might focus on breeding stock, racing stock, or a mix of the two. While some agents may focus on providing services in the United States, […]

Morello

Morello – A Promising KY Derby Prospect? – OPTIMAL Mating Profile

MORELLO, 3yo colt, (Classic Empire – Stop the Wedding, by Congrats) Owner(s): Blue Lion Thoroughbreds, Craig Taylor and Diamond T Racing Breeder(s):  Robert B. Tillyer & Dr. Chet Blackey (KY) Trainer: Steve Asmussen Morello, a horse named after Rage Against the Machine’s lead guitarist, is gaining ground in the 3-year-old ranks. If he can keep playing […]

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Mo Donegal – A Promising KY Derby Prospect? – OPTIMAL Mating Profile

MO DONEGAL, 3yo colt, (Uncle M0 – Callingmissbrown, by Pulpit) Owner(s): Donegal Racing Breeder(s): Ashview Farm & Colts Neck Stable (KY) Trainer: Todd Pletcher Donegal Racing bought Mo Donegal for $250,000 as a yearling from Ashview Farm’s consignment at the 2020 September Keeneland Yearling Sale. In his second career start, Mo Donegal broke his maiden. […]

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OPTIMAL Mating: Liam’s Map – Saturday Sun, by Sky Mesa

OPTIMAL Mating: Liam’s Map – Saturday Sun, by Sky Mesa Liam’s Map (Unbridled’s Song – Miss Macy Sue, by Trippi)       OPTIMAL Mating Analysis Horses bred on OPTIMAL Matings have proven to possess more potential to become superior racehorses. In fact, most will break their maiden in the first two starts. Combined with […]