Monthly Archives: September 2011
When the team at Coolmore rolled out High Chaparral for me and a client last Wednesday, Colm Santry introduced him as “the next Zabeel”. That’s a huge call and Colm is the world’s greatest salesman, but I think he’s right.
Last week a client and I spent the afternoon at Coolmore’s Australian headquarters in the Hunter Valley. Long-time employee Colm Santry was very generous with his time and showed us
This week I’ve had the privilege of being in the heart of Hunter Valley breeding industry country. I have six mares owned by a client being agisted and prepared for walk out matings at Mike Fleming’s Broadwater Farm and this
The Group Three and Listed Race-winning mare Our Joan of Arc has produced her first foal, a colt by the Coolmore shuttler Mastercraftsman. Our Joan of Arc is owned by Nearco Stud and produced her colt at Gordon Cunningham’s Curraghmore
Producing television can be done in a multitude of different ways and many of those ways don’t suit the thoroughbred breeding industry. I found out during my 15 years of presenting and producing The Ford Report for Trackside Television that
When I purchased the Group Three-winning race mare Beautiful Girl (Black Minnaloushe ex Piccadilly Lily, by Rubiton) earlier this year for a client there were a few options in front of us. She could have gone straight to stud; her
I’m a huge fan of putting maiden and empty mares under lights leading up to and during the breeding season. In my experience it works fantastically-well in getting the mares covered nice and early in the season. If you’re a