Her value is based on what she can produce.
She can have a retirement no one has said she couldnt. If it is possible for this mare to carry a foal her value is greatly increased. Anyone owning a share of this mare would desire a return of their investment Millons of dollars probably.
If not then what is she worth?
Allow me to inform you that I have 28 horses. Most are over 18 YO and some in their mid 20's to early 30's.
We are not discussing a horse only worth hundred or even thousands of $. That des not even speak of the interest her foals that are sold or reach the track would recieve. Millions of dollars are at stake and the continutity and success of the owners breeding program.
The profit made from this mare and her foals would ensure the breeding program of the owners for years. Breeding horses is a business and an expensive one.
Once again we are not discussing an average horse here. She is a well bred talented mare that can command a breeding by any of the sires of the TB industry . Her importance as a broodmare is great not only to the TB but to the sport of racing. Shalom