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WA Trainers buying Interstate

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 With 16 yearlings purchased at the Inglis Classic, 17 at Inglis Premier and 27 yearlings purchased yesterday in Adelaide as WA based sales and I think there may have been at least one other big purchase destined for Perth by an Eastern States Bloodstock agent.

So it makes you wonder about Westspeed. This year like in some recently past, it's hard to win those Saturday bonuses with some very good Interstate bred stock going around. It would appear that WA Trainers have come to that realisation as well that locally bred stock is finding it too hard.

This year's Perth sale was highly stacked with Interstate breeds and my tip is that next year will be overwhelming. So RWWA may not be forking out a lot of Platinum money over the next couple of years as a guess.


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  • NgawyniNgawyni    738 posts
    It would be interesting to see a statistical analysis of costs and returns. 

    On the face of it, the economics easily favour buying local yearlings by WA sires:

    1. They are cheaper to buy on average than yearlings by good ES sires; and
    2. They are eligible for Westspeed platinum at ages 2-4 and so can race in WA for significantly more. When a Westspeed platinum horse wins a 60+ race as a 3 yo the connections win $65880 (not including the $7700 breeders bonus).  When a non-Westspeed (interstate) horse wins, the connections win $32880.

    And there is also access to Westspeed Platinum restricted races every week and to $125,000 (plus Westspeed) Westspeed Platinum races in December. 

    Without Westspeed, prizemoney in WA is pretty low compared to the costs of agisting, training and racing.

    I wouldn't like to be racing a high priced ES purchase for WA prizemoney and no Westspeed.

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