nothing more vital to the success of a breeding operation
than choosing the right stallion for a mare. Not only must
the mating produce a colt or filly with commercial appeal...it's
also necessary to have a well-made individual, whether to
command top prices at auction or race with success.
advising clients on matings, Brinkerhoff Bloodstock considers
not only stallions that will have yearling market "sizzle"
two years down the road, but stallions that also blend well
with the mare to improve any of the mare's conformation faults.
Bloodstock reviews pedigree information on the mare herself
to see how her family has crossed with certain sire lines;
studies the success potential of a cross with a particular
stallion; and most importantly, personally inspects both the
mare and the stallion to produce the best possible conformation
in the resulting foal.
goal? Quite simply to produce a correct and well-built individual
that has the potential to sell for top dollar and become a
year alone BBS mating success stories in the Standardbred market came about after Bruce recommended the matings which resulted in two $100,000-plus yearling sales. Lady Winona (Credit Winner-Ladylind) brought $155,000 and Ideal Donato (Donato Hanover-New Ideal) $130,000 in the Northwood Bloodstock consignment at Harrisburg.
Bruce also arranged the matings that produced Yonkers Trot winner Dewycolorintheline 3,Q1:53.3 ($442,587), recent multiple stakes winner Beachy Girl p,2,1:51 ($378,827), and many more.
the Thoroughbred side, Bruce has recommended matings to Tapit
(prior to his ascent to Champion sire), and Lemon Drop Kid (in
his early years—at a lower stud fee).
to see what we can do for your good mare!