Reader Q&A: Can TrueNicks help the regional stallion?
Written by Byron Rogers | Sep 08, 2008 |
have a stallion named Basketball Court (by Doneraile Court out of Stage
Bulletin, by Rare Performer), a stakes winner with a record of 6 wins, 3 places, and 2 shows from 20 starts.
How could I best get him out to the breeding public?
help a smaller stallion?
Byron's answer: Thanks
for your email. TrueNicks can certainly form part of your overall
marketing and management program for your stallion. Firstly, because of
the data that TrueNicks uses to calculate its ratings, stallions in
regional areas such as Basketball Court (who retired to Wishful
Thinking Farm in Pennsylvania) have the advantage that regional stakes winners
are considered in the calculation of the rating so certain sire lines
and broodmare sire lines that are native to certain areas are still
considered in the calculation.
key, from a stallion management viewpoint, is that TrueNicks helps you
and your clients breed the right mares to your stallion on a pedigree
basis which is a great place to start. There are no absolutes in this
game, but in our experience, stallions that get the right mares
genetically have a better long-term chance at stud.
that are subscribed to TrueNicks of course appear on the Stallion
Register Online -- the most popular online stallion guide in the world
-- and thus exposes your stallion to a much larger marketplace.Equally,
when your stallion is mentioned on the highly-successful TrueNicks
blog (a feature on BloodHorse.com's Blog Stable), the stallion is hyperlinked, giving further exposure to both the stallion and your farm.
in the year we plan to launch a stallion affinity product that should
also have great utility for stallion owners. This report will enable
you to see how your stallion rates against a population of broodmare
sires, allowing you to broadly market to and select mares by the
broodmare sires that suit your stallion the most.