Some of you will know that Nick has a couple of farms in North East Lincolnshire that has grown from a retreat for the horses having a break from training or getting over an injury, into a 100-acre breeding operation with around 50 horses on site throughout the year. We know that many of you enjoy ‘Stable Visits’ as much as a ‘Day at the Races’ and we plan to offer you the opportunity to visit and get involved in breeding thoroughbreds in 2020
We are going to source horses for two different projects:
This is a project that will have a 12-18 month maximum project length. The covering season in the UK and Europe is February to May. We plan to recruit fillies who have raced on the track and have either strong pedigrees or been successful on the track achieving a high official rating and preferably blacktype. The fillies will be covered in the subsequent covering season and then presented to be sold at the December Mares Sale either at Newmarket or in Deauville. The sales proceeds will then be settled to the
shareholders in January.
This will be an annual rolling project. A filly or in foal mare will be recruited and she will foal each year on the Farm in the foaling season (January to April). The mare will be covered in Feb – May with the aim of getting her back in foal. The mare and foal will live on the farm until the weaning stage (July – September). The foal will be then sold at the November Foal Sales and the sales proceeds will then be settled in January.
The 2020 February sales at Keeneland in Kentucky, Tattersalls in Newmarket, Arqana in Deauville and Goffs at Naas present opportunities to source horses for both projects.
The thoroughbred market has seen a significant shift in recent years with the dynamics of the market changing in each sector. The bottom end of the market has weakened dramatically from a fragile original position and is very much not the sector of the market to operate in. The middle of the market lacks strength at some sales and has dipped over the course of the last five years. The higher end of the market has gone from strength to strength in recent years and the demand at the sales for a Thoroughbred who ticks every box has never been stronger. With this in mind, breeding syndicates are the perfect model to allow people to breed high end racing stock with the best pedigrees and then race or present their progeny for sale.
Huge financial gains are possible from the Bloodstock industry.
The Syndicates offer you the opportunity to do the following:
Using the Project 2 model, Nick has bought the following mares in foal in recent years:
Alternatively contact Nick Bradley for more information