We have raced some of the standardbred mares ourselves and retained them for breeding with confidence based on intimate knowledge of their most favourable characteristics – gait, speed, pedigree, temperament, and above all race record. All focused on leaving a high percentage of winning foals.
A considerable amount of study and care goes into the choice of stallion for mating with our mares. After checking (where we can) on size, conformation, we shortlist those with a superior record in the breeding shed or on the racetrack. We check the pedigree match before a final decision is made, and then we expect the best.
Foaling for 2016 is completed with an excellent result of 4 colts and 1 filly for Alta Breeding.
Here are our current stock of broodmares:
Alchemist p3, 1:56.4, $351,805, 16 wins, 16 places
by Mach Three/Alcheringa (Dream Away)
Alchemist raced in the best company in New Zealand and Western Australia recording many memorable wins including the WASBA Breeders Stakes (G.3). She has presented us with a nice filly by Art Major and has just been served by Bettor’s Delight.
Princess Arts p 1:55.9, $53,339, 7 wins, 5 places
by Art Major/Natal Franco (Badlands Hanover)
A good racemare, Princess Arts has been retired to stud from the racetrack with an excellent racing record. Princess Arts produced a very correct colt by Somebeachsomewhere which at this early stage is destined for the 2017 Sales. She has been served by Mach Three replicating a breeding cross which has been successful for us in the past (i.e. Mach Three over broodmares by sons of Artsplace – see Alchemist & Alta Intrigue).
Samantha Q USA p2, 1:55.3, p3, 1:53, $130,597, 9 wins
by Real Artist/Paige Nicole Q (Beach Towel)
Samantha Q has foaled a big strong Mach Three full brother to Alta Intrigue. Her next consort in the broodmare paddock is a return to American Ideal.
Alta Camilla p3, 1:57.3, $45,321, 5 wins, 12 places
by In The Pocket/Right This Time (Fake Left)
Alta Camilla did not get in foal to Bettor’s Delight last season. However, she is already positively in foal to Somebeachsomewhere.
Alta Panache p2:4.1 (2500), 1 win, 4 places
by Elsu/Right This Time (Fake Left)
This mare is the only other live half sister to Alta Christiano and Alta Ronaldo (p3, 1:57.1, 1:54.6 pl by Mach Three) She has foaled an outstanding colt by Sunshine Beach which presents so well that we have had her served again by Sunshine Beach.
Unconditional Love p1:56.9, $29,742, 5 wins, 15 places
by Art Major/Red Electric Moon (Sands A Flyin)
This well-bred mare from Soky’s Atom maternal line has joined our broodmare band and has already tested positive to service by Mach Three.
Alta Michaela p1:59.4, $26,198, 4 wins, 4 places
by Elsu/Alta Magari
This mare is still racing but is now confirmed 30 days in foal to Alta Christiano.
La Joconde (A) p2, 1:59h, 7 wins at 2&3, $153,285
by Totally Western/Partisan (Torado Hanover)
La Joconde has foaled a handsome colt by by Alta Christiano and returns to the court of Mach Three. The Direct Scooter sire line has already proven highly successful with this mare. (See Alta Orlando)