WHY IS HORSES’ BIRTHDAY 1st AUGUST?

Written 2001 In the southern hemisphere, the “Horses’ Birthday” is celebrated by nearly all breeds on the first day of August. The reason for the selection of the first day of August in the southern hemisphere, as opposed to say the first day of January, May or November is that historically, the weather at the […]

CHILEAN-BRED THOROUGHBREDS

Written 2006 The transportation of thoroughbreds from one hemisphere to the other is now a routine occurrence, a practice with mixed results and problems which are only now becoming recognised.  Acclimatisation to opposite weather patterns, synchronization with breeding cycles and suitability to our racing surfaces are the prime concerns of our racing and breeding industries […]

A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO SHORTLISTING YEARLINGS

Written 1999 Racehorse ownership is within many people’s reach these days. Gone is the era when it was seen as the elite ‘sport of kings’.  Syndication, partnerships and leasing make it an affordable sport for those keen to participate in the immeasurable pleasure of not just backing a winner, but also leading it in, holding […]

ANALYSIS METHODS

Pedigree Dynamics centres on the genetic background of a horse and methods to interpret this information for either planning matings or selecting those ‘most likely to succeed’ for stud or racing purposes. My system as a pedigree analyst are comprised of a combination of techniques. There are three methods that I employ for planning matings. In the tradition […]

NOMINATION SALES

In conjunction with RANDWICK BLOODSTOCK, we assist breeders to buy & sell stallion nominations (services), stallion shares and lifetime breeding rights.

RACING & BREEDING IN CHILE

Written 2009 An invitation to visit Chile as a guest to attend ‘El Ensayo’, the premier race in Chile, is hard to pass up.  Add the opportunity to be shown around some of the major stud farms and racing stables of the country by a pair of charming Chilean gentlemen and it is impossible for […]

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