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.