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- Pierro's Price Tag, No Guarantee
11th October 2012
PIERRO PRICE TAG NO GUARANTEE
The Sportsman - Friday 12th Oct 2012
ON TOP of the circa $30 million price tag, whoever wins the race to secure Pierro for stud duties will need to find another $3 million to insure the colt.
Pierro's forecast first-year premium equates to about 10 percent of his value and while it could drop down to $1 million in his ... Read more
- Caterpillars and Mares Aborting
28th June 2012
HISTOPATHOLOGY OF MARES ABORTING DUE TO EQUINE AMNIONITI AND FOETAL LOSS
BY KH TODHUNTER AND AJ CAWDWELL-SMITH
In September 2008, Equine Research News profiled the study Equine Amnionitis and Foetal Loss- the role of caterpillars, by AJ Cawdwell-Smith and WL Bryden. The research was a result of a spate of abortions in the Hunter Valley in 2004 which exhibited unusual and ... Read more
- Deconstructing Black Caviar
7th March 2012
This is the Pedigree Consultants LLC blog written by Alan Porter and Byron Rogers. You will find the latest thoughts from both Alan and Byron on the latest on pedigree analysis and thoroughbred pedigrees. Go to http://pedigreeconsultants.com
DECONSTRUCTING BLACK CAVIAR - WHAT WERE THE REASONS BEHIND THE MATING THAT LED TO THE CHAMPION?
Alan Porter - ... Read more
- Cloning Advances
8th June 2011
Article taken from: ANZBloodstock News July 6 2010
Another cloning milestone has been reached by researchers at Texas A&M University with the successful birth of a foal produced using ooxytes from a live mare. Mouse was born May 5, 2010. The efforts of his owner, Kit Knotts, to find a horse that had the same qualities as her prized Lipizzaner ... Read more
- Threat to Thoroughbred Breeding in the Hunter Valley
26th January 2010
Thoroughbred Breeders of the Hunter Valley - Henry Plumptre
Horseracing is one of Australia's oldest sports. It is part of Australia's history and heritage. It is quintessential part of the Australian way of life. From the first official thoroughbred race meeting by Governor Macquarie in Hyde Park, Sydney in 1810, to the breathtaking performances of Pharlap, Tulloch, Makybe Diva ... Read more
- Predicting the Future with Yearling Radiographs
3rd August 2008
Predicting the Future with Yearling Radiographs
By Dr Chris Whitton, Senior Registrar/Senior Lecturer in Equine Medicine & Surgery, The University of Melbourne, Werribee Equine Centre.
The horse racing industry is built on future prediction, it’s what punters are doing every time they bet and breeders when they mate their mares. In recent years, yearling radiographs have taken ... Read more
- Full Siblings
18th March 2008
by Jane Henning
Why is it that full brothers and sisters to top performers don’t always live up to expectations?
From (this) pedigree analyst’s point of view, there are two major reasons for the same sire and dam combination coming up with radically different racing talent in their offspring; parent compatibility and ... Read more
- Fertility Rates Decline in Hunter Valley
30th October 2007
Fertility Rates Decline in Hunter Valley Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, October 30, 2007 www.breednet.com.au
The outbreak of EI has had a profound and immediate effect on so many things in racing and breeding, but one more insidious and long-term effect is now being felt in the Hunter Valley with a general and widespread decline in fertility rates ... Read more
- Lloyd's Supports Thoroughbred Breeders Association
11th September 2007
Lloyd's Supports Thoroughbred Breeders Association
The equine industry’s major insurance underwriter - Lloyd’s of London - have added their support to recent TBA efforts to salvage the remaining weeks of this year’s breeding season. Keith Stern, Lloyd’s Sydney representative, issued a formal statement this morning which said: “Lloyd’s ... Read more
- Finding a Vet
8th June 2007
The Australian Stud Book has recently added a new facility to it's website to enable breeders to locate an ASB Approved Veterinarian in their area. Go to the ASB Approved Vet Search, www.studbook.org.au/vetwebsearch.aspx and enter a postcode range or if unknown, enter the suburb and state. It should be noted that the veterinarians ... Read more
- Former Shuttle Stallion Real Quiet
20th March 2007
Former Shuttle Stallion Real Quiet
Kentucky Derby (Gr I) winner Real Quiet, who was treated at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center for abscesses in both hind feet, completed a successful test breeding March 19 at the center.
"He felt comfortable in covering the mare, and everything went fine," said syndicate manager Mike Jester. "Dr. (Dean) Richardson and his staff ... Read more
- Irish Breeders Seminar
4th January 2007
Irish Breeders Seminar
With the yearling sales about to begin in Australia and New Zealand it is worth repeating the interesting comments made by renowned Thoroughbred market analyst Bill Oppenheim when addressing the Irish Breeders Seminar in 2003 about changes in the horse business over the past 50 years as reported in the ‘Racing Post’. These comments are still relevant ... Read more
- Australian Thoroughbred Breeders Club Limited
18th December 2006
Australian Thoroughbred Breeders Club Limited
The Club, which currently has over 350 members, was formed to assist thoroughbred breeders through the presentation of talks, seminars, stud visits and social activities as well as providing incentive schemes and a Stallion Tender Scheme. New members are always welcome and membership can be arranged by contacting the club secretary. Annual membership fees are $50 for ... Read more
- Jaundice In Mares
2nd July 2006
Jaundice In Mares
In the current edition (June/July) of the Australian Thoroughbred Breeders Club Pty Ltd newsletter I found the following very interesting article – particularly if you expect a foal or two during the 2006 Breeding Season.
Club member Dianne Lanham had a mare which was a possible jaundice carrier so she asked Coolmore veterinarian Greg Mitchell for an ... Read more
- UK Scientists Identify Speed Genes In Horses
2nd May 2006
UK Scientists Identify Speed Genes in Horses An organisation based in Britain has published ground-breaking genetic research which could have enormous implications for the way thoroughbred racehorses are bred, trained and raced. Thoroughbred Genetics has published the results of a six-year study in the international peer-reviewed journal, Mitochondrion. It is the first proof that there is an association between ... Read more
- Chilean-bred Thoroughbreds - Hot on the World Stage
16th April 2006
Chilean-bred Thoroughbreds - Hot on the World Stage
by Jane Henning and Nelson Sepulveda Chile is one country whose thoroughbreds are gaining a worldwide reputation and particularly with regards to suitability to our climate and deserves our serious consideration. If the recent importation to Australia of the 2005 Chilean Horse of the Year 'Cefalu' results in stakes wins in ... Read more
- Bright Future Off to a Flying Start
2nd March 2006
Bright Future Off to a Flying Start by Lissa Oliver
The Darley Flying Start management training programme is the brainchild of Sheik Mohammed Rashid Al Maktoum, helping to develop future leaders of the bloodstock industry. It provides twelve lucky students each year with a unique opportunity to take their talents around the globe ... Read more
- Stanley Wootton - A Breeder of Champions
26th February 2006
Stanley Wootton – A Breeder Of Champions
When horse racing is discussed in Australia the name of Stanley Wootton invariably arises.
Stanley Wootton imported to Australia the outstanding sire Star Kingdom and the mare Oceana, which produced one of Australia’s greatest racehorses – Todman.
The son of Dick Wootton, a successful horse trainer both in Australia and England, ... Read more
16th February 2006
CAMBRIDGE, NEW ZEALAND
Equine Statues & Equine Walk of Fame
Just 2 hours south east of Auckland on the main southern highway is the small town of Cambridge with its charming rural/English atmosphere. The Cambridge region is famous for its many equine achievemnets. World-reknowned studs, training and bloodstock facilities are based in and around the town. The ... Read more
- TALKIN' HORSES with Alan Porter
19th December 2005
TALKIN’ HORSES with Alan Porter
Pedigree advisor Alan Porter has been professionally involved with Thoroughbreds for almost 30 years, has been a writer on racing and breeding for more than 25 years, and has been planning matings for 18 years.
Over the years, Porter has written columns for The Daily Racing Form, The Thoroughbred Daily News, Pacemaker, The Australian Bloodhorse ... Read more
- Watch Stallion's Waistline
16th December 2005
Watch stallion’s waistline
by Heather Smith Thomas
Just as in people, diet and exercise are keys to managing a stallion’s weight.
PROPER BODY CONDITION is important for the health, longevity, and breeding performance of stallions. An obese stallion is less likely to have a robust libido and more likely to develop health problems. An underweight stallion ... Read more
- UK Fertililty Survey Results
12th December 2005
UK Fertility Survey Results
In the UK, a major study on stud farm efficiency conducted by Professor Twink Allen of the Equine Fertility Unit in Newmarket has found thoroughbred mares "are remarkably fertile despite the fact breeders do not select for fertility," reported racingpost.co.uk.
"However this fertility, combined with advanced veterinarty techniques, obscures the fact some ... Read more
- If At First You Don't Succeed - Just Keep Breeding
29th February 2004
IF AT FIRST YOU DON’T SUCCEED – JUST KEEP BREEDING!
Broodmares do not need to be great racetrack performers to be successful in the breeding barn. In fact, heavily raced mares often fail to produce anything with remotely their own ability when put to stud – as do heavily raced stallions.
Let me prove in this exercise ... Read more