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US Breeders Prefer Proven Sires To New Stallions

Thursday, 28th July 2011

Meanwhile managing a stallion “is a lot more difficult than it used to be because of economic setbacks within & outside the thoroughbred industry” reported bloodhorse.com. “Cash-strapped breeders are reducing the number of mares they keep & their budgets for stud fees are smaller.” As a result “they prefer proven sires over young stallions, making it tougher to launch the careers of new-comers”. To read the comments from key players at Spendthrift Farm, Darley, Gainesway Farm, Three Chimneys Farm, Airdrie Stud, Lane’s End Farm, Adena Springs, Taylor Made Stallions & Vinery, click on the link in The Great Debate panel on the right-hand-side of this page.

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