Which Sires are Giving Best Bang For Buck in 2019

Which Sires are Giving Best Bang For Buck in 2019

Craig Tompson – Sunday April 14

Commercial breeding is all about return on investment so with the Easter Sale behind us we thought we’d have a look at which sires have produced the maximum bang for buck so far this year.

The Sire Profitability figure has always been a popular and interesting stat in the Breednet Sale Centre showing the multiple return on service fee for each sire at each sale but we’ve produced the figures here across all sales to date.

Not surprisingly it was the supporters of Coolmore’s No Nay Never who hit it out of the park with the son of Scat Daddy getting off to a flying start in his first northern hemisphere season, and with modest numbers and good types they were always going to be popular in this part of the world.

He stood his first season at $11,000 and his 21 yearlings sold have averaged $149,000 with a median price of $130,000 and a return on investment of 13.6 times service fee (we factor in a $20,000 cost of raising the yearling to sale).

Similar figures were returned for Kitchwin Hills’s ill-fated Time For War who returned 13.5 times his fee of $11,000, albeit with modest numbers and one big banger that made $800,000 at Easter but with seven of his 11 yearlings offered making $90,000 or more, everybody is happy.

I Am Invincible continues to be the gift that keeps giving for his supporters with his 2019 yearlings averaging better than $400,000 for a 7.5 multiple on his $55,000 fee in 2016.

Interestingly five of the six top results were for stallions which stood for $11,000 so an astute decision at the value end of the market can reap excellent rewards.

Stallions with return on service multiple of three times or better.