In what is claimed as a world first, the Australian pedigree database company BLOODHOUND (a subsidiary of The Australian Bloodhorse Review and Stallions.com.au) has released a unique report “Sales Analysis” which lists the outcome of selected yearling sales from previous years.
The report displays the runners from the selected sale in performance order (similar to a sire report) with Gr1 winners first (colour coded) down to unplaced runners. It also gives a percentage table for winners, runners, SW at the top and a cumulative prizemoney total for the sales graduates to date including prizemoney from Asia (and all the other jurisdictions covered by the database).
Most Australian and New Zealand Sales already appear and selected overseas sales such as Tattersalls Houghton Sale are also available. The scope of the service will be gradually expanded to include more overseas sales as time passes. (I’ll certainly be sending them a note to consider including the South African sales!)
Reports are via a subscription service. For buyers looking for concrete evidence of sales success (or otherwise) and annual trends, and researchers needing to cross-check data this is a groundbreaking initiative.
Simply log on to bloodhound.net.au and look at the bottom of the “SELECT REPORT” screen for report 701.
As the Stallions Daily Bulletin column reported this morning: “A fascinating aspect of this new report is that it reveals that there have been a number of sales held in Australia where the prizemoney won by sales graduates easily exceeds the gross revenue for the sale. There are also many important sales where the residual value of the Gr1 graduates alone combined with the prizemoney earned, exceeds the sales gross. These figures do not take into account training fees etc. but do tend to suggest that there is some sort of realistic correlation between sales prices and sales outcomes. It wouldn’t be drawing too long a bow to suggest that based on these figures, there is significant room for upward movement in yearling sales prices in the next few years. “