For many years, Thoroughbred breeding and racing states have deliberated on the importance of state standing stallions. The evidence of differing views on this subject resides in the variability of state breeding and racing programs. Many states understand the interstate competitive nature of the Thoroughbred industry related to attracting and retaining top tier stallions. Other states often ignore the importance of state standing stallions.
I recently completed an analysis for an organization focused on this question. While the comprehensive report is substantial, I prepared a simple summary article for the benefit of some friends who have asked similar questions in the past. I think you will find it interesting as it contains some recent information related to sires and stallions in the upper Midwest region.
If you have serious inquiries or specific questions, please let me know. Following is the direct link to the pdf file.
ARTICLE ON STALLION IMPORTANCE, spianalysisa.pdf
Dave Astar is a race horse owner, stallion owner, breeder, 40 year business executive, and 50 year handicapper.