New stud book figures show matings are down compared to the previous year.February 12, 2013 4:06am
Thoroughbred matings for the season just completed have dropped significantly on the previous season.
Australian Stud Book deputy keeper Jacqueline Stewart said figures for the 2012 season showed 20
However, Ms Stewart expects the gap to be narrowed to five per cent after late lodgements and paddock serving stallion reports are received for a total of 21
While the breeding industry in Australia has withstood the global economic crisis more than most countries, and the preceding outbreak of equine influenza that saw the beginning of a downward trend in the number of foals produced annually, Ms Stewart said there was still a sufficient number of foals born to race each season.
‘‘Increased prices at recent yearling sales, both here and overseas, also indicates that confidence in the breeding and racing industry is rising,’’ Ms Stewart said.
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