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Inglis to launch new pedigree analysis product

INGLIS has produced a revolutionary new sales guide for use at its upcoming Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale.

The guide, named Pedigree Performance, provides a unique method of yearling assessment which systematically analyses the race track and sales ring performance of broodmares and their progeny.

Michael Sharkie, co-developer of Pedigree Performance, said: "We recognise that there is a serious gap in the information available to buyers at yearling sales. A pedigree is great for telling you what a horse is related to, but how good were those relations?

"What should you expect to pay for a member of this family and is there value buying into that family? What level can a buyer expect a yearling to reach at the race track? Does a stallion throw better colts than fillies? This service answers all of these questions.

"It's pretty clear that black type does not count for everything these days and in some cases it is an irrelevant and false measure of a mare's ability on the track, or her ability to produce high quality racing stock," said Sharkie.

"For many mares black type is a false identifier of talent but one that adds huge amounts to yearling value.

"We have spent 12 months fine tuning our existing measurement system and after retro-fitting it to previous yearling sales results we have achieved an exceptionally accurate method with which to assess the race track potential of a yearling."

Pedigree Performance also analyses a stallion's ability to produce winning two-year-olds and compares the success-rate of male and female offspring, compares the stallion's average yearling sales prices against previous service fees along with winners-to-runners ratios.





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