MM Sale Part 2 Broodmares.
The MM Broodmare Sale has a bewildering number of possibilities. There are certainly good horses to be found here. When purchasing a mare in foal it is important to look at the foal. The only criteria you can use to assess the “value” of the foal is its pedigree. As we have already seen the service fee has no connection to how good a racehorse it is likely to be. How much effort is put into establishing the possible racing credentials of the foal? Not much I suspect. The decision is based on other factors.
For example, Speightown is one of America’s leading broodmare sires with W/R ratio of 41%.. He has two mares in the sale Lot 928 (MMI 250) and Lot 1036 (MMI 540). Focusing on the mare with the highest MMI value, Simply Spiteful, is believed to be in foal to Capitalist.. There is no doubt that he is one of Australia’s leading sires. A PRI analysis of the progeny gives a very low value of 47.1. At this index level, horses have an AEI (Average Earning Index) range of 0-1.8. Will this horse fail on the track? Well, racing has its miracles but it usually pays to stick with the odds.
Lot 1179 Blueberry Smoothie (Giant’s Causeway – Shampoo)
Served by So You Think
Mare and Covering Sire
Blueberry Smoothie was a useful Stakes winning mare in the USA. She is By Giant’s Causeway who has risen to number two in the international broodmare sires list. Her MMI is 490 which puts her in the slightly above average category. Her 6GFI is 4.42 which is about average. It is too early to write off her stud performance with some heavy hitting sires and So You Think is another.. He has risen to number four in the Australian sires premiership.
The cross So You Think x Giant’s Causeway has already produces a SW. Good Idea (So You Think – Shamardal by Giant’s Causeway ) won this year’s G2 Adelaide Cup. His dam Faint Perfume (VRC Oaks winner) was no doubtful very helpful. The PRI of the future foal is 77.9 which is not exceptional. There are a few good horses with PRI scores around this level, but also some notable failures. So it is risky territory if you want to spend big money.
All in all, the MM Broodmare Sale is good to be at.