Just ask the partners in our Ambling Rose partnership in which they continue to collect 40% breeding bonuses on the foals she’s produced; but without, any expenses whatsoever! No other statebred program in the country even comes close to matching Pennsylvania.
As it is with all our 50 share Broodmare partnerships below are the approximate costs until the first few foals make it to the races, that is, unless we decide to sell them as yearlings, or two-year olds in training. Always assume the most expensive scenario and then if it’s less you can be pleasantly surprised.
Year 1 = $300
Year 2 = $800 Broodmare + 1 Foal
Year 3 = $1,500 Broodmare + 2 Foals
Year 4 = $2,000 Broodmare + 3 Foals
Year 5 = $1,000 Broodmare + 4 Foals
Year 6 = Self-Funding Broodmare + 5 Foals with 2 racing
Using our Ambling Rose Broodmare partnership as an example, by year 5 it was totally self-funding because those that wanted to sell half their holdings in the 2 YO's had . Ambling Rose’s first foal Amblin Man earned $77,000 and carried the entire freight for all the Ambling Rose partners. Those that wanted, sold half their holdings in Roosevelt Lane prorated at $210,000. So those partners recouped their entire investment just by selling half their interest in just one foal, but still retained 100% of the breeding rights.
The bottom line is assuming a “worst case” scenario the total cost for the next 5 years is approximately $5,000. That's an average of $1,000 per year to own the Broodmare and 4 foals. As more and more mouths to feed increase plus the first foals enter training the costs increase.
However, you always have the option to offer to sell half (0.9%) of your 1.8% holdings in each 2YO BEFORE it actually races for a net of $675 back to you. So you can take part of your investment off of the table, but only if you elect to do so as you’re never forced to sell. The choice is always entirely yours to make.
The best part, whether you decide to sell part of the horse; or eventually the horse is claimed away, you still always retain your full 100% Pennsylvania Breeding Awards each time that the horse finishes first, second, or third at Parx, Penn National, or Presque Isle
And should you be fortunate enough in that one of the foals becomes a genuine stakes horse, then not only does the value of that foal increase, but also the value of the Broodmare skyrockets as well all her future foals. If this happens there’s nothing preventing us from selling future foals at yearling sales, or at 2YO's in training auctions for big money. By doing so it would eliminate having to make future cash calls in order to pay training expenses.
The response to our Broodmare program offerings has been very well received. In closing I trust that this provides you a better understanding of the breeding game and what a tremendous opportunity it truly is .