There are many steps involved in selecting the right animal to be a successful racehorse. We thank our faithful clients in 2006 for taking a chance on a young bloodstock agent and his eye for yearling selection, giving us the firepower to purchase the horses we wanted to buy. From those early days, we are forever trying to refine and improve our selection process to eliminate as much risk as possible
By following the below process (and adding an ounce of luck) we will continue to select and purchase stakes performing colts that will have the opportunity to retire to commercial stud duties once their racing careers are over.
Spring on-farm inspections of over 1,500 yearlings in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria
Hours of pre-sale catalogue analysis of Sire, Dams, Grand-Dams and Sibilngs and mating statistics of Sire/ Sireline and Dam/ Damline
Vendor analysis - we purchase from stud farms with a consistent, proven record of producing stakes performers
On site inspection at sales, re-inspection upon re-inspection in consultation with trainers
Clinical and x-ray evaluation from world class veterinarians - in conjunction with trainers
Discuss and agree on budget pre-auction with owners and trainers
Of the horses that fit within the above criteria, above all else, selections must have the physical attributes of an athlete. Speed and athleticism plus a sound temperament are paramount in high performing racehorses and this fact is foremost in our minds when we target stallion prospect yearlings at the sales.