OTI Gazette | Issue 108

In this edition of the OTI Gazette, we chat to agent Stuart Boman of Blandford Bloodstock (UK), who has enjoyed terrific success in recent years and is a key part of our Eurolink program.

We discuss the recent Karaka Yearling Sale in NZ, look at some key statistics, celebrate Eurolink’s first winner and reintroduce our autumn spreadsheet of likely runners. We also discuss a cracking 3yo by Proisir, who is in full work with the boys at Lindsay Park.

All that and more!


“Europe has some of the great owner breeders who have developed families and raise horses in an exceptional way. They are not always breeding for the sales ring and more so for the race course. Stamina, like everywhere, is less fashionable these days but still has a significant place in the breeding industry with the desire to breed, race or own a Derby winner being high on most participants lists.”


“One might think that such a variance would ultimately show up in the overall quality of the racehorses. On the contrary, the Kiwi bred horses continuously outperform their Australian cousins, especially at distances from 1600m upwards. Despite the difference in breeding numbers, in the last 5 years New Zealand-bred horses have won more state Derbies in Australia than locally bred stock.”