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Walmac announces 'Breeders Stimulus Plan'

WALMAC Farm has responded to the global economic crisis by announcing a 'Breeders Stimulus Plan' which will be applied to its 2009 stud fees.

Owned by John T.L. Jones III and Bobby Trussell, Walmac stands ten stallions in Kentucky, including Bandini, Hat Trick and Songandaprayer, and a further four each in Florida and Pennsylvania. The plan applies onlyto stallions standing at Kentucky and Pennsylvania.

The plan will give breeders the option to pay stud fees out of the subsequent sale of the produce resulting from the mating, either as a foal or a yearling.

It will also provide breeders with the opportunity to convert every mating to a foal share arrangement within 30 days of foaling.

The announcement follows a series of North American stud farms announcing downward revisions to the fees for many stallions in 2009.

Jones said: "Bobby Trussell and I have talked extensively about the need for an across-the-board assistance package for 2009 breedings, since markets of every variety worldwide are at a standstill. We hope this creates a win/win situation for mare and stallion owners alike.”





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