Followers may recall our article of 9 April 2023 captioned "Soulcombe - Melbourne Cup 2023 - patience the key to reward.
We were so close in our prediction and left pondering if only he had not dwelt at the start losing those 3 or 4 lengths. Having said this, nothing can be taken away from Without A Fight who deserved his victory and won convincingly.
But what a result the 2023 Melbourne Cup was for our new Pedigrees360 Breeding For The Green Dots breeding programme.
We ran through all the 2023 starters pre-race ( should have posted them ) whittling it down to 12 runners pointed to by this programme.
In saddlecloth order these were;
Alenquer - 4 Green Dots, 3 Yellow Dots
Without A Fight - 3 Green Dots, 4 Yellow Dots
Soulcombe - 2 Green Dots, 5 Yellow Dots, 1 Red Dot
Absurde - 1 Green Dot ( 1 x OTC ), 7 Yellow Dots
Right You Are - 4 Green Dots, 4 Yellow Dots
Ashrun - 4 Green Dots, 3 Yellow Dots
Sheraz - 2 Green Dots ( 1 x OTC ), 6 Yellow Dots
Lastotchka - 5 Green Dots ( 1 x OTC ), 2 Yellow Dots
Magical Lagoon - 3 Green Dots ( 1 x OTC ), 4 Yellow Dots
Serpentine - 2 Green Dots, 5 Yellow Dots, 1 Red Dot
Interpretation - 3 Green Dots, 5 Yellow Dots
Kalapour - 3 Green Dots, 5 Yellow Dots.
From a punter's perspective the Green Dot programme included both the $11,700 trifecta and the $332,000 first four.
From a breeders' perspective how can you afford to not utilise the Green Dots breeding programme with your mare to give her the same sort of chance as above?
Premier Pedigrees was born out of Ken Mackay's passion for horse pedigrees to offer a very affordable pedigree matching service and valuable recommendations to new and existing Australian and New Zealand clients for both thoroughbred and standardbred mares.