With all the foals now born, attention now turns to where the mares go next for the next generation. It’s an exciting time as we study form books, stud books and sales statistics to decide the best mix for our mares.
So 2017 for foals to be born in 2018 it is about reading the future; how will the current
crop of the chosen stallion affect the future crops? Who is going to be the “hot” sales prospect in 2 or 3 years time? How does the stallions “book” look (how many mares and of what quality are visiting him)? And finally, and most importantly what is best for the mares and the foals? Decision to foaling is 11 months – decision to sales can be 36 months or more. Get those crystal balls out!
For Abacus Bloodstock our decisions are based firstly on best pedigree mix in the hope that if you breed the best mix, the rest will fall into place. So our plans for this year are as follows:
Multiple winner Fangfoss Girls, daughter of Monsieur Bond and dam to two multiple winners from her first two crops will visit Garswood. Seven year old Garswood stands at Cheveley Park Stud in Newmarket and won Gr1. Maurice de Gheest and the Gr2. Lennox Stakes. His trainer Richard Fahey states “He is definitely the fastest horse I’ve ever trained”. He is a son of multiple group winner Dutch Art and a perfect outcross for the Danehill/ Northern Dancer line. Without doubt we will get a sprinter with speed stamped in all four branches of the prospective foal’s pedigree.
The beautiful Littlemoor Lass, an unraced daughter of Motivator and steeped in classy racing blood, will visit Dansili’s son Albaasil. This will be her second visit to the stallion, having produced a colt foal by him in 2016. Albaasil stands in Yorkshire with our good friend Ritchie Fiddes and has consistently produced good stock – the first of which will race in 2018. The previous foal was genetically tested as a “C:C long” meaning a sprinter miler type, so we hope that we will see the same again this time.
year; the son of Selkirk, formerly trained by Roger Charlton holds the track record at Meydan and is a multiple group winner. Indi gave birth to a colt by him earlier in April and we are so impressed by him it was a no-brainer to go back to him. Makindi will be 18 next year and so this may be her last foal for us as we like to give the horses a retirement before they hit their 20’s. As ever that plan is open to change but we feel certain that the foal for next year will provide us with a fantastic future racehorse with a quality pedigree.
We will update you all with the pregnancy results in the next few weeks.