Dane Shadow gives the best returns at the 2012 Easter Yearling Sale

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Kitchwin Hill’s Dane Shadow (pictured) heads the list of most profitable stallions at the 2012 Easter Yearling Sales achieving an average $194,000 off a $16,500 fee and is the classic example of a sire on an upward swing that rewarded punters for jumping on board.

Just another well bred son of Danehill (USA) when he started off at a fee of $12,100 in 2005, before covering at $7,700 for the next three seasons, these yearlings are his first conceived after he started going well and had his fee raised to a more commercial level.

The following table makes interesting reading for those looking for the best return on their breeding investment for 2012.

Sire Profitability – Easter Sessions I and II Combined (Sires returning 3 times fee or more, 3 or more sold).

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STALLIONS BY PROFITABILITY – Inglis

Sire

Sold

Avg

Fee

x Fee

$ Profit

Dane Shadow

5

194,000

$16,500

11.8

$177,500

New Approach

5

227,000

$33,000

6.9

$194,000

Lonhro

17

197,941

$33,000

6

$164,941

Duke of Marmalade

5

180,000

$33,000

5.5

$147,000

Husson

3

126,667

$24,200

5.2

$102,467

Charge Forward

10

132,250

$27,500

4.8

$104,750

Fastnet Rock

42

290,833

$60,500

4.8

$230,333

Northern Meteor

13

148,077

$33,000

4.5

$115,077

Authorized

3

118,333

$27,500

4.3

$90,833

Murtajill

5

91,000

$22,000

4.1

$69,000

Starcraft

6

86,667

$22,000

3.9

$64,667

Stratum

8

128,750

$33,000

3.9

$95,750

Choisir

5

130,500

$35,750

3.7

$94,750

Henrythenavigator

4

132,500

$38,500

3.4

$94,000

Bernardini

13

132,308

$38,500

3.4

$93,808

Shamardal

3

91,667

$27,500

3.3

$64,167

Testa Rossa

5

116,000

$38,500

3

$77,500