equimed - I sold a TB stallion to a lady out west and the same thing happened. He was dismounting off a mare, she double barreled him, nailed him up high on the hind leg and broke it in several places and he was euthanized
In my opinion I think A.I. Is the best choice, but for thoroughbred breeders they can't use, and why is that???
How much time exactly do you have to hear this tirade?!
The Jockey Club's Board of Director's is made up of very wealthy, very well established farm and stallion owners, who own farms in KY and FL and CA that have many hundreds of stalls for visiting mares. Each state that houses large TB farms employs thousands of people as these visiting mares get shipped in to foal out and then get rebred to these stallions and each of these stalls are filled to the tune of $25.00 ++ per DAY x several months that the mares are in residence. Think of transportation companies that make a large percentage of their annual revenues shuttling these mares around, blacksmiths, vets and feed stores in these States, the HUGE unfathomable economic impact if this was to stop. If AI was allowed and these mares no longer had to be shipped anywhere. It is truly mind boggling, plus these large TB farms owned by JC Board of Directors, would sit there with hundreds of empty stalls. It simply wont happen. It never CAN happen ...
They talk about "dilution of the gene pool if AI is allowed" and some such nonsense but money talks and anytime this subject comes up, it is voted upon and squashed with a 100% majority vote by the Old Boys in the Old Boys Club
Oh! And did I mention the State Run Incentive programs funded by each State, for foals born in those States??? HUGE business. Mind boggling money involved that Mare Owners pay into each year for the State run incentive racing programs. Stop sending mares to be bred, and stop having foals born in those States, bye bye to millions of dollars in incentive cash poured in annually
The Old Boys would never allow it, the State Senators wouldnt allow it
Arent you glad you asked now?!