Broodmare Matings Posted on 10.20.2014 | DCTM

Broodmare Matings: The number one decision for mare owners is selection of the mares themselves, which are the “factory” for years to come. But the second most important decision is which stallion the mare will visit each year, with the stated intent of producing a superior athlete and a commercial yearling. This decision involves blending conformational pros and cons of the prospective parents, along with extensive pedigree research and analysis. You have to use all the available concrete information you can find, and then you still have to add some horsemanship and instinct to make the best decision possible within the budget for each mare. Doug has managed the matings of several Grade One winners, including Authentic (Kentucky Derby, Breeders’ Cup Classic), Bluegrass Cat, Any Given Saturday, One Cool Cat, Da Tara, Sharp Lisa, Mona De Mama, Spring At Last, and Well Armed. He understands the commercial market, and keeps track of up-and-coming stallions, so you can catch the wave on the way up. Making the correct mating decision can make or break your mare and your business.



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