Buying a yearling or racehorse in work can be as cheap as a few thousand dollars or several hundred thousand dollars however the only certainty is that price is no indication of performance potential.
Takeover Target is an excellent example and he was purchased for a few thousand dollars at a tried horse sale and has gone on to win several million dollars, similarly there is an endless list of yearling that have sold for several hundred thousand dollars and which have never won their purchase price back.
"price does not dictate the eventual success of a racehorse"
However purchasing a yearling or racehorse in work still remains the fastest ways of becoming involved in racing and based on the number of yearlings sold at sales throughout Australia this is by far the most common way of buying a racehorse.
For yearlings and untried racehorses the current method of performance assessment is still a physical evaluation of confirmation and an analysis of the pedigree and the performance of the close family. This method of assessing performance potential has always been a little subjective and the best example of this was Might and Power, rejected at sale because of his poor leg confirmation, but how many of the buyers present on that day would like to have their time over and purchase this incredible racehorse once they became aware of his full genetic racing potential.
However by first evaluating its genetic racing potential we can ensure that you are inspecting horses that have the genetic ability to win rather than simply being the most attractive or correct yearling at the sale.
The benefit of being able to physically inspect a horse should not be underestimated and decisions on its confirmation, development and growth potential can all be made on the spot.
"ensure you are inspecting horses that have the genetic ability to win"
Our experience shows that an evaluation of each racehorse on the basis of its genetic aptitude to race provides a far better indication of performance potential and complements rather than replacing the more traditional evaluation of conformation etc.
Our genetic model is used to analyse yearlings by sire and we can provide you with a short list of the top lots for your preferred sire or sires at the sale.
Allow us to provide you with a genetic edge when buying your next racehorse, and as not all of the stakes performers are located in the front of the catalogue there is an excellent chance that you will purchase the horse you want at a greatly reduced price.