Cathy Grassick

From the Experts: Cathy Grassick

On the back of the eagerly anticipated stallion fee announcements in Europe, Gary King spoke with a number of leading industry figures about value. Today we hear from Cathy Grassick. GK: Who have you identified as a first-year stallion at an appealing opening fee? CG: Earthlight (Ire) is excellent value retiring to stud at €20,000 for a dual Group 1-winning 2-year-old by Shamardal. First season with runners, for me Ribchester (Ire) (Iffraaj {GB}) is really good value considering his sales results and the type of yearling he produced. He is...

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20/20 Vision: Cathy Grassick

In this TDN series we ask a group of experts for their predictions for the 2020 flat season in Europe. Today we hear from Cathy Grassick. TDN: Who do you think will be the leading first-season sire this year? CG: It is definitely one of the harder years to figure out where the leading first-season sire is going to come from due to the amount of horses that retired to stud in 2017. I was very taken with the offspring of Shalaa (Ire) in France; he has an excellent first...

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