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
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.