Over the past 3 weeks I have discussed ideas related to improving our Minnesota Thoroughbred breeding environment. These meetings have been in small groups with participants ranging from former racing executives, consultants, bloodstock agents, actuaries, state employees and most importantly state breeders who have expressed interest in understanding more about the “breeding system” that exists in Minnesota.
The “breeding system” is not one thing. It is the collective effect of breeding incentives, purse distributions, breeding program definitions and rules, state bred restricted race opportunities, the stallion auction market, the yearling auction market, and the marketing of the Minnesota breeding “system” itself.
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Dave Astar is a race horse owner, stallion owner, breeder, 40 year business executive, and 50 year handicapper.