Mar. 18, 2016

Like in any business, breeding Thoroughbreds is about making smart, sound decisions that give you the best chance at success. And year after year, few sons of A.P. INDY have offered the sort of return-on-investment that MINESHAFT does. A look back at the 2015 yearling sales underscores that fact.

Last year, yearlings by MINESHAFT averaged an impressive $93,653. That’s 3.74x MINESHAFT’s current stud fee of $25,000.

By comparison, MINESHAFT well outpaces Congrats, another A.P. INDY stallion. In 2015, Congrats’s yearling average was $56,840, or about 60% of MINESHAFT’s average, while Congrats’s average was 2.8x his own 2016 fee of $20,000.

MINESHAFT’s stud fee/yearling average ROI gains even more luster when compared to the A.P. INDY’s sons Malibu Moon and Bernardini, whose respective yearling averages were 2.22x and 2.58x their 2016 fees.

MINESHAFT’s ability to sire the ‘home-run’ sales horse also compares favorably among A.P. INDY’s best sire sons. If we look at a sire’s second-highest-priced yearling—negating the idea that its highest might be anomaly—MINESHAFT can boast of a $485,000 colt in 2015. Bernardini, who stands for 6x MINESHAFT’s fee at $150,000, saw his second-highest yearling bring $575,000, while Congrats’s brought $180,000.

In total, MINESHAFT saw five of his 2015 yearlings bring $200,000 or more. Congrats had just one, which brought $200,000.

A similar story is told when examining MINESHAFT’s 2015 yearling median of $66,000. That figure is 2.68x his current fee. Congrats’s $48,000 median is 2.40x his fee, while Bernardini’s is 2.15x, and Malibu Moon’s is 1.58x.

If you’re breeding for the market, MINESHAFT gives you an outstanding chance at a big-priced yearling, without the big-priced

Call Lane’s End today about incorporating MINESHAFT into your 2016 breeding plans!

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