Group 1 Winners Prove You Don’t Need To Own An Oil Rig To Buy Them

26 Jun 19

Thoroughbred industry website have done a review of the 58 individual Group 1 Winners that won the total 73 Group 1 races for this 2018-19 Racing Season.

Analysis of these 58 Group 1 winning horses reveals participants mistakenly believe that domestic thoroughbred auctions are the logical market to find your Group 1 winner.

However, the reality is 53% of Group 1 winners this 2018-19 racing season, were retained to race by their breeders or they were sourced from overseas.

27 Group 1 winners (47%) were SOLD at auction through either Inglis, Magic Millions or NZB with 12 each from Inglis and Magic Millions and 3 from NZ Bloodstock.

The balancing majority being 31 Group 1 winners (53%) included:

* 11 Northern Hemisphere bred horses (19%)

* 5 Australian Darley Stud (Godolphin) homebreds (8%) – Kiamichi (Golden Slipper), Microphone (ATC Sires Produce), Lyre (Blue Diamond), Alizee (Futurity) and Trekking (Stradbroke).

* 15 (26%) were a mixture of Australian or New Zealand bred horses that were either passed-in at auction or not offered for sale, being intentionally retained by their breeder to race.

Of the horses SOLD at auction, just 9 of the 27 Group 1 winners (33%) sold for a price greater than $200,000.

The most expensive, The Autumn Sun (Inglis Easter) was bred and sold by Arrowfield Stud for $700,000.

The next most expensive Gr1 Winner was $400,000 for Qafila (Magic Millions) sold by Attunga Stud.

Sunlight ($300,000 Magic Millions sold by Widden Stud),

Manuel (Inglis Easter $240,000 sold by Segenhoe),

Winx (Magic Millions $230,000 sold by Coolmore),

Booker ($230,000 Inglis Premier sold by Mill Park),

Grunt ($220,000 NZB Premier sold by Trelawney Stud),

Brutal ($220,000 NZB Premier sold by Mapperley Stud) and

Prince Fawaz ($220,000 Magic Millions sold by Baramul Stud).

Whilst the “Fairy Tale” bargain buy of this seasons Group 1 winners was Mystic Journey, an $11,000 Magic Millions Tasmania yearling sold by Armidale Stud. She has now won over $3million.

However buyers don’t need to despair that the only way to own a Group 1 winner is to have an oil rig in the backyard !

Owners can still have the dream of winning Group 1 races, without shopping at the “unproductive” top end of the market.

More often the very best horses come out of the middle market.

This year’s results showed 18 Group 1 winners (66%) sold for less than $200,000.

This is the market Dynamic Syndications concentrate upon. It’s been fruitful for our team and our owners over many years.

For example, we've won the:

Golden Slipper with Polar Success = $32,000,

Blue Diamond with Reward For Effort = $190,000,

Galaxy and NZ Railway with Atomic Force = $50,000,

Chipping Norton and Spring Champion with He’s No Pie Eater = $140,000.

Whilst they are not Group 1 winners (yet), last season’s Group 2 Matriarch winner Savapinski was $70,000 and Ready To Prophet our recent dual stakes winner of the Gai Waterhouse Classic and Denise’s Joy for an All Ladies Ownership Team was just $40,000.

Whilst selecting yearlings is an inexact science, there is no doubt to the fact “horses don’t know how much you pay for them.”

The art is knowledge and eye.

From our 36 years of experience this is the main reason why everyone can be equal on the racetrack.

The battler can compete with captains of industry as long as the owner gets the right advice from true market professionals in the first instance.

Money can’t buy experience. 

It’s no coincidence that Dynamic Syndications since October 2005 have had 206 individual winners from 223 Individual Runners which is a Strike Rate of 92.4%, winning 589 races to date including 47 so far this season with 5 weeks remaining. Whilst another 10 (4.8%) of our runners have been placed.

Only 7 (2.8%) didn’t make the grade and this was through either injury or there were a few that were sound, just very slow – “That’s Racing.”

That statistical fact proves Dynamic Syndications produces an enviable Strike Rate without peer.

No other party comes close to our success rate.

Hence our business motto “RACE THE BEST – WITH THE BEST”

Dynamic Syndications are factually “the best in the business.”

We buy yearlings by the Best Sires, from the Best Pedigreed mares, with the Best Genetic crosses, that are the Best Conformed horses.

We give them to the Best Educators to break-in, the Best Spelling and Pre-training facility and we place the horses in the care of the Best Trainers where your horse can thrive as an individual not be a number. We then back that up with the Best Customer Service an Owner can receive.

Dean Watt, Brenton Avdulla, Adam Watt in the Winner's Circle

If you would like to know more give ADAM WATT a call at Dynamic Syndications on 02 9540 1511 or 0409 464 378 and have a chat about how easy and affordable it is to be involved in a quality thoroughbred.

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