I think you've got some good opinions here. Not all is negative - but as with genetics I would focus on the positives and hope to emphasize/reinforce.
Couple of observations -
- Farma Way as a broodmare sire was ranked 12th by BMSPI of Ky bred turf runners in 2011 (ahead of some real top notch turf sires) He was 12th in 2010. BMSPI calculation gives a chance to a sire that has not been bred to the best. But his overall BMSPI is less than 1 (not good), so I would run with the turf affinity
http://www.brisnet.com/cgi-bin/breviewr ... PI&dir=Bms
- This article on Einstein has a few rabbit trails for you about Spend a Buck. (Breeding to him would be perilously close - but he's a great looking son of a gun) Spend a buck line might be more potent than heretofore believed, just have to have the right affinity.
http://sidfernando.wordpress.com/2009/0 ... stein-brz/
As the more experienced above opinions attest, it would be a gamble for the track. On the other hand, if you're a person who would be able to work a foal into a second career yourself if the races weren't his game, its all the more appealing. Mare's conformation, temperament etc real important of course. Let us know which way you go.