There is a huge difference between a “city winner” and a champion, it is even the same difference between multiple Group One winning mares and Champion mares, the difference is huge, to be a Champion you need a killer instinct, an instinct that few mares possess in the way a champion does, it’s not an “x” factor, it is more of the “Y” factor
I believe part of the problem is Champion mares always go to champion stallions, what makes them champions is strong dominant genes, breeding isn’t a democracy, you need one to be dominant and the other to assist, Thayer are always fighting for supremacy but even the “winner” is mortally wounded....with city mares and champion stallions, that is what happens, you have a dominant stallion gene and it improves the mares genes or vice versa, they tend to work together to produce a better result, you could call it synergy or team work, it doesn’t happen with champions, even their genes want to win at all costs, just an opinion and I do not profess to be an expert on breeding but I do know a little about racehorses,
I tell you what I find really weird, since the turn of the century every champion has been a female, from Sunline through Makybe Diva to Black Caviar and Winx, who has been the best male? That hasn’t happened since racing thoroughbreds began in almost 200 years, has it? 4 out and out Champion mares and not a single champion Stallion, we can blame breeding industry but surely even they would love to breed a champion male, not even a champ gelding?
I mean there have been champion males overseas but not in Australia
There is something going on that doesn’t compute in that equation for mine
Doesn’t anyone else find that a little perplexing?