As I am a small Thoroughbred breeder and in some cases attempting to resurrect older families back to Commercial status, I find Ken's advice of great value in making my breeding selections.
He is the utmost professional, working to my brief and giving a comprehensive overview of suitable stallion selections for my mares' and most importantly he gives back up theory with no bias as he has no affiliations with any Stud Farms.
I have had success in the past with his advice when in 2006 I asked Ken to look at the pedigrees of some weanling fillies I had short-listed from the NZB Weanling Sale.
Ken selected for me a filly by Elusive City - Culburra Beach who raced very successfully as Dasoudi and achieved multiple Stakes placings, two at Group 1 level.
He is passionate about his work and as such I have no hesitation in recommending Premier Pedigrees services.
We have recently used the services of Premier Pedigrees in New Zealand for the first time and found them to be thorough and comprehensive in their analysis and matching of our mares' to stallions.
We were provided with a detailed written explanation behind the stallion choices for each of our mares'.
The feedback was provided within a quick timeframe and the communication was exceptional and updates are provided free of charge on any new stallion to come into the market if a late Stud arrival.
It is reassuring to have confirmation of our choices you may have made and to get new insights you may not have considered.
It is obvious that Premier Pedigrees have vast experience and superior knowledge and understanding of pedigrees and we have no hesitation in recommending their services to anyone involved in racehorse breeding.
Phil & Denise Thurston
The following are a number of Colts and Fillies that we have listed from perusing the Family pages of the Book 2 catalogue.
None of these selections have been based on genetic pedigree matching principles mainly because of timing restrictions.
In our opinion Book 2 may represent good buying under the current Sales environment and may prove popular with local trainers in particular.
At the top of each of the Colts and Fillies listings we have sorted 4 colts and 5 fillies that we believe are worthy of closer attention ( but not in preferential order ).
Are any of your selections included in these listings?
We wish all vendors and prospective purchasers all the very best for Karaka 2021 and may you get the prices and horses that you are all seeking.
We are very proud to have played an advisory role in the creation of the following well-performed Standardbred horses, the vast majority bred by loyal client's who have supported our services from the outset of the new millenium.
Group 1 Winners:
Smoken Up $3,607,985 74 wins 1:48.5
Frith $1,180,345 39 wins 1:50.1
Smiling Shard $1,089,831 17 wins 1:53.7
Five Card Draw $ 669,358 33 wins 1:50.4
A G's White Socks $ 528,037 12 wins 1:52.2
Locharburn $ 418,584 14 wins 1:54.6
Allblack Stride $ 390,056 23 wins 1:49.8
Double Expresso $ 313,196 12 wins 1:55.4
Marquess de Posh $ 295,855 14 wins 1:54.5
Just Cala $ 247,547 10 wins 1:55.4
Ideal Belle $ 204,316 7 wins 1:54.0
Im Norma Jean $ 172,837 17 wins 1:52.8
Group 2 winners:
Molly Finn $ 46,757 3 wins 1:58.5
Group 3 winners:
Supreme Mach $ 444,731 41 wins 1:50.6
Bill Haley $ 173,395 13 wins 1:50.0
Cranbourne $ 127,808 9 wins 1:55.3
Mac The Finn $ 117,566 10 wins 1:51.9
Corravally Star $ 64,150 5 wins 1:57.3
Other Notable Winners:
Montana Falcon $ 276,827 38 wins 1:53.2
Blazing Terror $ 234,654 36 wins 1:54.6
One Eyed Terror $ 229,226 45 wins 1:54.9
Classiesistar $ 209,799 11 wins 1:51.8
How Will I Know $ 195,159 18 wins 1:55.9
Platinum Roulette $ 182,806 23 wins 1:51.7
Corey William $ 134,580 22 wins 1:52.4
Henrik Zetterberg $ 129,416 15 wins 1:56.1
Glenlochar $ 119,815 16 wins 1:52.4
Adieu Flirt $ 118,234 9 wins 1:56.5
Smiling Star $ 116,008 9 wins 1:55.5
Just Rokin $ 109,348 19 wins 1:53.7
Ella Sue $ 108,200 14 wins 1:57.2
Girl With Fire $ 94,355 14 wins 1:53.7
Pat Campbell $ 86,889 9 wins 1:59.3
She's Allthe Craze $ 85,792 8 wins 2.00.5 ( Trotter )
Executive Dash $ 85,285 13 wins 1:50.9
Mach Dreamy $ 75,257 10 wins 1:58.0
Deimos $ 62,718 11 wins 1:56.2
Mac Sweet $ 61,908 13 wins 2:01.3
Emily Blunt $ 61,458 8 wins 1:53.1
Art's Dash $ 53,370 8 wins 1:56.2
That Guy Finn $ 52,763 6 wins 1:57.0
Glenthorne $ 48,881 4 wins 1:56.2
Lochiel $ 36,182 5 wins 1:51.7
We have bred and raced Group 1 standardbred winners in New Zealand and Australia over the past 20 years and the common factor in the majority of our successful matings has been Ken Mackay of Premier Pedigrees.
Ken is well ahead of his time as a pedigree consultant. In a breeding environment where putting the best to the best and hoping for the best has been the go to approach for years, Ken is a shining light of how to match pedigrees using sound genetic principles such as sex balancing, line breeding, breeding back into the herd, reverse sex crosses, Rasmussen factors and X factor theory. Ken considers both type and genetics in his pedigree research giving a more balanced sensible approach to breeding practice than has been the case.
Ken's attention to detail and breadth of knowledge of standardbred pedigrees is unequalled on both sides of the Tasman and his services are highly cost effective.
We would not hesitate to recommend Premier Pedigrees to other breeders as a sound cost effective option for breeding horses for sale or to race.
"formerly Finash Bloodstock, Christchurch"
Ken Mackay's passion and vast knowledge about horse pedigrees gave birth to Premier Pedigress to offer a very affordable pedigree matching service and more to new and existing Australian and New Zealand clients for thoroughbred and standardbred mares.