In looking at the statistics of the recent two year old sale, which was by all accounts a very tough one for vendors, with an increase in catalogue size to over 500 it was very rewarding to see how Toreador once again held his own.
He was tenth leading sire on the sale, with only one horse above him having a service fee less than his and 80% of them having a service fee of at least triple that of Toreador. He managed to achieve an average of R 70 000 in this tough environment.
He sold a filly for R130 000 and a colt for R130 000 again proving there is no sex bias for his progeny as a whole something they have demonstrated routinely on the track.
With five winners and fifteen other earners already in the first two weeks of this new racing season he is again proving that his great run of form is by no way set to dwindle and there are some smart looking youngsters who have made very promising starts to their careers. May the excitement continue!
As a horse with exceptional fertility and great value at a service fee of only R 15 000 he is great value and answers every breeders need for a proven reliable sire both on the track and in the sales ring.
- Warwick Render
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