Video Blog: Why Geld A Racehorse? / Monday, May 21, 2012

Let’s talk about why we geld a horse. Typically, we’re looking to improve their results on the racetrack by helping them focus on athletic performance or by fixing medical issues that may be bothering them. We know we’re giving up stallion services at some future point, but the stallion market is extremely selective these days and you’re going to need a perfect pedigree or some really outstanding performances to make a profit by sending a horse to stud.

Let’s talk about why we geld a horse. Typically, we’re looking to improve their results on the racetrack by helping them focus on athletic performance or by fixing medical issues that may be bothering them. We know we’re giving up stallion services at some future point, but the stallion market is extremely selective these days and you’re going to need a perfect pedigree or some really outstanding performances to make a profit by sending a horse to stud.

 

Our experience really tells us you can help a horse improve in a big way through gelding. Case in point is Awesome Gem – we castrated him as a 2-year-old, and now he’s a Grade I winner and is still running soundly today as a 9-year-old. If you have any questions about our West Point geldings, shoot me an email and I’ll be happy to answer them.



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