A few weeks ago I released a study, utilizing nothing but publicly available data, related to questions I had been asked about Minnesota Thoroughbred breeding economics. My observations surprised even me and resulted in a 26 page report.
Of course some folks in the horse industry felt it was only my opinion, which is of course humorous to those of us who understand the difference between opinions and factual observations.
One individual told me that the study was the most effective analysis of a state's Thoroughbred breeding economics she has ever seen. Of course, she is an actuary who owns race horses in another state. (Yes, my nerd friends are actuaries just like my racing partner Tom Lindquist.)
Anyway, these items are now available on our breeding page on our website. My hope is that a few horse folks take the time to understand the underlying, and maybe hidden, economic breeding issues in Minnesota. If Minnesota is to become more competitive in the Thoroughbred breeding industry, root cause issues will need to be addressed. Following is the page link.
Dave Astar is a race horse owner, stallion owner, breeder, 40 year business executive, and 50 year handicapper.