Broodmare Valuation

Denman Bloodstock considers many different factors when conducting bloodstock valuation.

The process of valuing bloodstock can be a difficult task considering all the variables which can effect the value of bloodstock.

The key factors to valuing bloodstock are the following:


Present health, condition/soundness, including feet, eyes, teeth, any lameness, and veterinary history. These factors determine whether you can underwrite your bloodstock investment

Health history


Vices – windsucker or weaver


Balance and athleticism

Strength/Build – light/medium/heavy

Physique – sprinter/miler/stayer

Leg conformation – front and hind legs

Bone – light/medium/heavy

Head – small/big/plain/quality

Shoulder angulation – upright or sloped

Girth – light or deep


Action (fluency of walking action)

Breeding Soundness

Breeding History

Current Breeding Status

Mares in foal – the covering stallion, the sale history of previous progeny/relations, potential pedigree upgrades through number of live relations yet to race, covering sires service fee etc

Maiden and barren mares – are they being sold as a breeding proposition and do they have a breeding certificate?

Racetrack performance

Bloodstock market consumer confidence

Micro and Macro economic conditions

The factors are endless, one can only give an opinion about bloodstock value

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