definition of tirade is:
A snarky, persnickety narrative on the subject at hand ...
Kentucky - there are SO
many ways this Jockey Club / TB situation culd be handled amicably to the benefit of everyone
There is no reason on earth why, if the JC were to allow shipped semen breedings, that ALL
Live Cover ones need to stop. I could offer *my*
stallion on an AI basis, whereas large KY, FL, CA, etc based breeding outfits could say "If you want to breed to Smarty Jones or Tiznow or whoever - its Live Cover and nothing else. Take it or leave it" thus protecting their investment in their facility and their support staff.
What is wrong with doing things in THAT
Allowing AI would permit me to breed one of my mares to a TB stallion on the west coast that I would never ever have the option of breeding to as I would never ship a mare and foal that distance to be bred. It would also open up stallions overseas on a frozen semen basis whose bloodlines arent even in North America at all. Suffice to say that allowing AI would EXPAND
the gene pool and not continue to limit it generation after generation which is exactly what is happening now with the LC only rule. Just try and find ANY
TB's out there with no Bold Ruler or Mr Prospector in their lineage. Its virtually impossible to do ... It would also allow some of the infrequently used regional stallions to perhaps justify their existence by shipping semen out to Sport Horse breeders if that particular stallion would be a valuable addition to a sport horse breeding program and would serve to give the owners a few extra dollars in their pockets each year
No one is saying wipe LC out entirely. We are just asking for the choice to ship semen and open up our markets to Mare Owners that would otherwise not be able to use our stallions at all