broodmare

Case Study: New Broodmare Purchase? Now What?

  NEW BROODMARE PURCHASE? NOW WHAT? Some clients may be stallion owners looking for a broodmare to fit a particular stallion or, better yet, multiple stallions on their roster. Some clients may be stallion shareholders looking for a broodmare to fit exactly the stallion they own a part of. Some clients may be commercial breeders […]

blame

Case Study: Blame’s Potential As Broodmare Sire

Case Study: Blame’s Potential As Broodmare Sire I have always been a fan of Claiborne Farm’s Blame as a producer of good racehorses. But, in performing weanling and yearling sales analysis, I began to see his name appear more as a broodmare sire. I also saw a familiar female family pattern in his pedigree that […]

broodmare

Case Study: Buying Broodmares & Selecting Stallions

Buying Broodmares & Selecting Stallions Buying Broodmares The annual breeding stock sales are by far my most favorite to prepare for and to shop. The quest to find the perfect broodmare in hopes of breeding a future champion. Easier said than done! Stop dreaming and get focused! That’s what I must continually remind myself. That […]

STALLIONS

Case Study: Two High-End Stallions to Mitigate Risk

Two High-End Stallions to Mitigate Risk The commercial market is infatuated with elevated stud fees and sales averages of stallions. If it were just that easy to “breed the best to the best”, the average to little guy wouldn’t have a shot. But, if the high-end of the market is where you choose to play, […]

goldencents

OPTIMAL Mating Purchase: Goldencents – Appealing Cat, by Successful Appeal

KEESEP20 – Hip 1255 – Goldencents / Appealing Cat, by Successful Appeal Clark Shepherd (Shepherd Equine Advisers), bloodstock agent for Wayne Sanders & Larry Hirsch, purchased this Goldencents colt at the 2020 Keeneland September Yearling Sale from the consignment of Eaton Sales for $110,000. He was bred by Spendthrift Farm LLC. The colt’s dam, Appealing […]

Upstart

Case Study: A Look At Upstart’s Quick Start

A Look At Upstart’s Quick Start Every year it’s a mad rush to breed to the first-year stallions. Some do it because they were great racehorses; some do it because they have great physicals; some do it because he may be by a sire-of-sires; some do it just because. Upstart stands stud at Airdrie Stud […]

broodmare sire

Case Study: Bernardini’s Brilliance As Broodmare Sire

Case Study: Bernardini’s Excellence As Broodmare Sire Anyone who follows race results on a daily basis has likely taken notice of the rise of Bernardini as a must-have broodmare sire. I have always been a fan of the Darley stallion as a producer of good racehorses. But, in performing weanling and yearling sales analysis, I […]