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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:32 am 
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I've still got that gorgeous Paynter boy I picked at KEEJAN, recently gelded, and out of interest pulled data on Paynter. I wonder how much the Jockey Club's new mare fee is playing into reporting since the stallion reporter must pay $35 per mare covered. Anyhow, when Paynter started out, year 1 he is reported to have covered 158 mares (2015). Year 2 153 mares (2016). Year 3 103 mares (2017 the first year of the $35 fee). In 2018 he got 34 (!?!). I have not paid enormous attention to recent sire stats but to me his live foal to cover ratio seems kind of low for such a young horse.

Something interesting I found out is that the veterinary practice rules have apparently changed since AP Indy had that retained testicle removed at 3 and went on to be a successful racehorse and sire. That is no longer allowed - I've been told that if they take out the one inside they have to take the one outside also since cryptorchidism is a heritable trait. I wonder how many Paynter's, like mine, were cryptorchid and if that is playing into decision to breed. Indeed I wonder what effect that will have on the AP Indy sire line, since his sons and grandsons can also apparently pass the trait.

Anyone got any input on this?

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