The Five-Cross Files posts tagged "Mares"

$14,000 is Today's Price for a Nice Thoroughbred Mare

Grade III-placed winner of over $200,000, in foal to a nice $15,000 sire. A proven producer... by a solid sire... out of a successful black type family. The type of mare many breeders aspire to add to their broodmare herd. Only 10 years old, and a real looker, to boot. Her low bid price did not reflect her true value.... Read More

Broodmarathon -- Dam of Eight Belles

Normally, the dam of a popular graded stakes winner -- carrying her full sibling, nonetheless -- would garner only positive attention at the breeding stock sales. In the case of Eight Belles' dam, though, some of the talk is about whether the repeat mating was the best idea.... Read More

Broodmarathon -- Forever Jamie at OBS

The OBS Fall Mixed Sale is quickly approaching. Florida has one of the strongest Thoroughbred breeding programs in the country, and this sale features a number of nice mares. This one comes from the family of Winning Colors.... Read More

Is This a Broodmare -- Donnova

Black type on the catalog page, an exceptional Thoroughbred female family with old-time names throughout her pedigree, in foal to a nice Kentucky stallion -- this mare has some good things going for her. And I have the perfect match for her.... Read More

The Rest of Their Lives

Are broodmares exploited? Is the Thoroughbred industry callously breeding our mares to death? When should a mare be retired -- and what happens to her then?... Read More

Eating for Two

Nutrition for your broodmares makes a huge difference in their foals' development. How confident are you in your feed regimen?... Read More

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