The bloodstock industry can be very profitable, at Tattersalls alone there were 5,068 horses sold throughout the year in 2019, with total sales of £305,521,400, at an average of £60,000. The Book 1 yearling sale, which is the premier yearling sale in the calendar, yielded figures in 2019 of a total of 397 horses sold at an average of £258,000 and a top price of £3,600,000. Opulence Thoroughbreds will be targeting this sale on both fronts to ensure we have the best quality stock but also achieve the best possible results for our clients.
The breeding industry is very lucrative when breeding with the best stallions. Our aim is quality not quantity and we aim to be using the most successful and suitable stallions for our mares. There are plenty of top stallions that we would be taking into consideration with the likes of Frankel, Kingman and Lope De Vega being three of the most recent racehorses who have retired to stud and have hit the ground running with their offspring.
There are two avenues we can take when it comes to the offspring of our mares:
- Retaining and racing the offspring.
- Selling the offspring.
Our directors have a keen eye for the thoroughbreds with prospects of becoming a leading stallion/mare. We purchase breeding stock at the December Mares Sale at Tattersalls. We also use our analysts to purchase fillies that can achieve a high standard on the track with the view of being future broodmares.