How does this happen ?
What makes one horse seem so much more superior over another at an auction ?
On October 18th a horse ( Australian Hoser ) was auctioned off for over $ 767,000 , quite higher than most, but nothing unusual right ?, Except this horse had only ever run one race, and was only rated a light blue in form.
Now I understand that form color does not always represent the horse, especially after only one race , and many times much more by breeding, however breeding on this horse is at best mediocre.
The sire was not much more than mediocre ( Musket (AUS) ) The dam ( Numerous Causeways ) a winner of only 150,000 + in her career and ( Noble Causeway ) a breeder of multiple minor stake winners.
I bred this horse originally because of my personal connection to Numerous Times ( the great grand Daddy of this one who was a Woodbine favorite of mine, but has never gotten much respect in this game, as I fine with most Canadian bred horses here.
After a very nice run by Australian Hoser in her debut, coming from last to first in a tidy 71 SP at 30 – 1 odds, I decided to move her over to my other farm where I like to house my Musket horses. Most of my horses generally start off slow in their first races preferring much longer distances, but this one was the exception. Still considering her form rating , I figured she still would move over reasonably cheap and decided to auction over as usual.
This is where it gets crazy ! First check next day and the horse is already at over 200,000, ten times what I had expected ! Then 300,000 and so on and so on. Once the horse hit over 500,000 I had to reconsider my position on this little one.
Could this horse be that good ?
Could this horse compensate the price it would take to get her back ?
Either way the chances were slim. Yes the 71 SP was very nice considering what was expected of this one and the way she did it was also very nice, but I have been in this game now for years and have seen some weird things. I once had a horse a few years back called Headless Horse. As far as I know this horse is still running. He ran an 82 SP winning easy first time out at 9 – 1 odds, and although did not do too bad, was never much more than a 20,000 allowance horse failing miserably at any stakes races it considered.
Why then should Australian Hoser, who is even considered to be less of a horse, have this kind of chance to re coop this type of investment ?
This is where my head is shaking, Did I miss something here ? Might explain my less than stellar record for being anywhere close to a successful barn in all these years of playing here.
Damn , I am open to explanations !
I decided to let this horse go to a new happy home, and certainly wish her the greatest of luck as well, as the Tees19 barn, who have taken a hefty chance on her.
I will certainly be watching this one to see where she goes. Meanwhile, the financial gain for my phenomanaz stables was welcomed.