Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
I agree that Ellis is not worth $30K right now. But he does have potential, and I do like him quite a lot.
To those thinking that $30K is an unrealistic amount, or that the horse should be winning everything for $35K - unfortunately, not so. Again, it will get you a mid-level competitor or a young prospect that may be competitive at higher levels. And again, you may find the one-off that makes it big, but it is not the norm. Even when breeding the best to the best, you're not guaranteed a champion.
Ultimately, I would suggest that anyone looking for a very serious competitor to consult their trainer/coach, and stay away from asking for opinions on a forum, because they turn into exactly this.
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