Thoroughbred sires

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Australia Sends Shuttle Stallions North

For years Australian Thoroughbred breeders have welcomed European and American stallions as shuttlers. Recently Lonhro, Choisir, and now Redoute's Choice have returned the visits--and Northern Hemisphere breeding is better for it.... Read More

Dynaformer's Huge Presence

Dynaformer was not a horse that had everything handed to him. While a multiple grade II winner on the track, he started his career in the shadow of two similarly-bred sons of Roberto, both members of his crop, who were both better racers: champion turf male Sunshine Forever and multiple grade I winner Brian's Time. But Dynaformer eclipsed both at stud.... (Avalyn Hunter reflects on Dynaformer's legacy.)... Read More

Classic Prep Sire Lines

Three stallion lines dominate the list of potential 2012 Triple Crown candidates. Avalyn Hunter identifies the prospects--and also discusses the one stallion that appears well on his way to becoming universal in the pedigrees of American classic winners.... Read More

Tougher Than Ever to Market a New Stallion

Most observers would agree that we probably don't need to go back to the days when a first-year stallion who looked likely to produce flashy juveniles might serve 200 or more mares at the expense of good but not particularly fashionable sires. But the current contraction has its drawbacks, too.... Read More

Undervalued Sires in 2011

Here's last year's Undervalued Sires feature -it's a free PDF download for our blog followers. Read it and then tell us who you think needs to be included on this year's list. Convince us, and we just might include your stallions in the August feature! ... Read More

Who are the Most Undervalued Thoroughbred Sires in 2010? -- by Scot T. Gillies

The Thoroughbred breeding industry isn't straightforward. Some good stallions seem to fall through the cracks every year -- but why? Does he have low progeny sales prices despite his colts and fillies being top-notch runners? Is he standing for a low stud fee even though he has a high stakes percentage? Is his book of mares bred each year surprisingly small? Who are YOUR picks for the most undervalued Thoroughbred stallion of 2010?... Read More

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