It’s very hard these days to come up with anything good about the sport or anything else for that matter. Any good news is most likely interpreted as fake news or lies. Nonetheless we have good news for the Breeders Crown which has gone from strength to strength in the last four years (see chart).
Being of a certain generation and furnished with this hindsight, I remember when stallions were quarantined in the UK before going on to New Zealand and Australia which created an industry here in the UK by these well bred stallions covering our UK mares. The price of well bred horses increased and there was an export market.
When the quarantine restrictions ceased in the UK, so did the breeding of a better standardbred to a certain extent as people reverted to importing fashionable stallions with no track records, with the odd exception. The chance was missed to build on that. We have now come round in a full circle since the sixties. We are getting the chance once again to improve our breeding and I just hope people realise with the new stallions on offer, in some cases world class stallions, that an industry can be made and hopefully producing an animal that is exportable at some stage.
The Breeders Crown gives incentive to breed with the prize money available for the progeny. Lets not let this opportunity go by. It’s all about the breeding.
Breeders Crown UK & Ireland is going in to it’s 13th year. In the 12 years of racing series it has paid out over £350,000 in prize money and prizes. In 2018 it broke the £50,000 barrier by paying out £53,250. In 2019 the Breeders Crown is on course to pay out £60,000 plus.
The Silver Finals were a success last year and will continue in 2019, approx 3 weeks after the Gold Finals.
Heats – 13th July | Gold Finals– 27th July | Silver Finals – 17th August | Payments now being taken for all age groups.
The stallion nominations are also looking good for 2019 with some very attractive new propositions.
New Stallions for 2019…
ALWAYS B MIKI (1.46m WR) Always A Virgin – Artstopper by Artsplace
- The fastest horse of all time
TOM HILL (1.50.4) American Ideal – Baberhood by Real Desire
- Full brother to He’s Watching (1.46.3) The fastest 3YO ever at the Meadowlands
HENRY HILL (1.50.1) Roll With Joe – Bliss N Vinegar by Blissful Hall
- From the greatest maternal family in the sport – Golden Miss
SPORTS TRICK (1.57.9) Sportswriter – Tricky<
- First season standing at stud. Offspring should show early speed.
MATADOR HALL (1.57.6) Blissful Hall – Matts Sunshine
- Winner of 15 races and £28,000 in the UK
For all 2019 Stallions click here