bloodstock agent

A Tale of Two Fillies

A Tale of Two Fillies I recently posted a client success story regarding a Distorted Humor filly that broke her maiden in her first start, “Client Success: Homebred Distorted Humor Filly Wins First Out At Laurel” (See pic above). I had the honor of designing the OPTIMAL Mating that produced her for her owner and […]

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Dueling Nick Ratings – Who’s Right, Who’s Wrong?

Dueling Nick Ratings – Who’s Right, Who’s Wrong? This past Saturday, January 23rd, Gulfstream Park hosted the Pegasus World Cup. It’s always a day of great fanfare, pageantry, lofty expectations and a lot of money on the line. That’s why the results of the feature race were so amazing to me. Not so much the […]

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 […]