Harness Racing’s Broodmare of the Decade Rich N Elegant is considered by many to be the greatest standardbred broodmare in history.
The broodmare is an essential component of the breeding process when producing champion horses. A broodmare that has reached her maturity and is used for breeding purposes will have a massive influence on the breeders chance of getting that next super-star of the sport. Here are some reasons why the broodmare is crucial to the breeding of champion horses:
- Genetics: The broodmare contributes 50% of the genetic material to the foal, and as such, her genetic makeup plays a significant role in the development of the foal. A champion broodmare will have desirable traits that are passed on to her foals, such as speed, agility, and stamina.
- Health and fertility: A healthy and fertile broodmare is crucial to the success of the breeding program. A broodmare with good health and fertility is more likely to produce a strong and healthy foal.
- Pedigree: A broodmare with a strong pedigree can improve the chances of producing a champion foal. The mare’s bloodlines, as well as those of her family, can provide valuable information about the mare’s potential as a broodmare.
- Temperament: The broodmare’s temperament is also an important consideration when breeding champion horses. A mare with a good temperament is easier to handle and can pass on her calm disposition to her foals.
In summary, the broodmare is a critical element in the breeding of champion horses. Her genetics, health, fertility, pedigree, and temperament all contribute to the success of the breeding program and the potential for producing high-quality foals.
Below is a sample of the exceptional broodmare sires used for the Lots in the neds-APG Perth set down for March 5, Magic Millions Sales Complex, 2/56 Dale Road, Middle Swan, WA.
|D M DILLINGER
|FOUR STARZZZ SHARK
|LIVE OR DIE
|ROCK N ROLL HEAVEN