Daily News Archive

Search nearly 75,000 unique Daily News articles.

Daily News Subscription

NZ Mare Owners Called To Action

Monday, 17th September 2007

New Zealand Thoroughbred Marketing began its weekly newsletter with the declaration: "If you've got a broodmare, put her in foal! That's the message from NZB industry leaders in response to the dire situation facing Australian racing & breeding in the grip of the equine influenza crisis." NZTM chairman Bill Gianotti summed up bluntly: "It's a terrible state of affairs & we have genuine sympathy for everyone caught up in it. And given what's happened in Australia, we have good reason to feel vulnerable & aware that we do live in a glass-house. But the fact is that the equine influenza crisis across the Tasman is one very good reason why all broodmares in NZ should be mated this breeding season. There's a real threat of a shortage of horses in 2 or 3 years time & NZ is perfectly positioned to capitalise on that. NZ has always been a significant supplier of horses to Australia & that will only be accentuated by what's happening in the Hunter Valley & elsewhere."

« Previous
Return to
17th September 2007 News
Next »