In my 40’s I had a chance to get involved in breeding with Laurel Oak. I decided not to take it because it is so long before you see a result. Now, over 20 years later I am seeing the results of the breeding side I got into when I retained my share in Tarabai, a $570,000 filly purchase which did win races but was retired early due to injury.
Her first foal was a colt, Tarabeau, which sold for $90,000 to Gai Waterhouse and ran 2nd in a maiden and then led til well in the straight in a Blue Diamond Prelude and went for a long spell to resume as a 3yo this Spring. The better he goes the greater the value of next years yearling.
Last February Tarabais yearling filly sold for $130,000 so now we are getting ahead of the costs and now we also have a weeks old filly foal from the Wild Ruler mating last year. A video of her is in the link above.
My one remaining racehorse is Sky Diamonds and she runs 3rd up at Wagga Thursday and will be ,I am told, a winning chance. Wednesday I head off to Tassie to see our son Mat who is having a rough trot and who we havent seen since Jan 2019 due mainly to covid.
As you may recall, someone undid his wheel nuts, and had the last one come off while he was on a 110kmh freeway, he could have been seriously injured or killed.
Anyhow, this i probably my last post until my return on Monday. Have a good week.