"Broodmares are the foundation to your program. I generally emphasize deep quality of pedigree over performance. When considering a mare at auction I study the 'Auction Edge' in order to understand how well a mare/family is breeding. The following are an example of my philosophies."
Since 1979 Nicoma Bloodstock has purchased 106 broodmares that have had offspring on the racetrack. Our results are exemplary as defined below.
From 106 mares purchased by Nicoma:
- 13.2% of the mares produced a Grade 1 WINNER.
- 20% of the mares produced an earner of Grade 1 blacktype.
- 24.5% of the mares produced a Graded Stakes WINNER.
- 32.1% of the mares produced an earner of Graded Stakes blacktype.
- 34% of the mares produced a Stakes WINNER.
- 48% of the mares produced a blacktype runner.
Included in these results since 2005 is 2011 Horse of the Year, HAVRE DE GRACE as well as 2011 Canadian Horse of the Year NEVER RETREAT who was sold in utero. In 2012 POWER BROKER joined the list of G1 winners from mares purchased. We are the first to suggest that these results are a team effort made for and with our clients whom are also our friends. We reap more rewards when they do well than if it were our own mare.
Team results since 2005:
POWER BROKER – (G1) winner
HAVRE DE GRACE – (G1) winner & 2011 American Horse of the Year
NEVER RETREAT – (G1) winner & 2011 Canadian Horse of the Year
ARTIE SCHILLER – (G1) winner, Breeders’ Cup champion, sire
As mentioned, broodmares are your foundation, your factory and there is no guarantee for success no matter the amount of investment. Yet, like a good stew, the more quality ingredients you can put in the formula, provides for the best results. We welcome the challenge and a discussion on your goals.