Sandown Sunday and big mare value

Aug 04, 2017


In recent years the sexy sell for horse owners has been the dream of finding a million dollar colt that can be sold for stallion duties, but the chances of that happening are pretty slim - about as good as winning Tattslotto in fact!

But the chance of buying into a filly that can turn into a very valuable broodmare prospect is much better, especially given the very strong market for mares off the track with good pedigrees; studs are paying big six-figure sums for the right mares because they are the producers of tomorrow's champions.

At the moment we have two very sought after mares in our stable, dual G3 winner Ocean Embers, and Sports Writer, a winning sister to the stakes winner It Is Written.

These two mares have plenty in common - both are talented, both are winners, both were bought at a budget rate, and both are very valuable broodmare commodities because of their pedigree and performance.

At Eden Racing, we strive to find horses that can deliver a financial return to our clients on and off the track at the end of their careers. I work hard to identify the right sorts of fillies that can get the job done on the track first, and then build value for our clients in the future.

If you'd like to know more about fillies that I think can deliver on the track and after retirement, please get in touch.


Shea's thoughts on our two runners on Sunday.

R2 No. 8 MY GYPSY JANE - Be forgiving of this mare's last run when she didn't get the race run to suit and was caught up back inside runners. She likes wet ground and is ready to win - few horses are as genuine as she is and she's a big chance this weekend.

R6 No. 9 SPORTS WRITER - This mare has come back from a spell in fantastic shape with two second placings from as many runs and a win is not far away. She gets every chance in this race on Sunday and any rain won't hurt her cause - expect a big run.


Check out our August video update! Keep an eye out for our horses to follow...