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Of course a fair proportion of George’s mares won’t be suited ideally to HRE – but then lots of then probably wouldn’t have been suited to George either, just sent to him because he’s a Danehill and he’s the hype horse of the moment, so for some of the breeders I don’t think it will matter a jot (not an approach I like, but it happens). Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â For what its worth, I think HRE has capacity to be a far better stallion than George in the end, although commercially he would have benefitted from a successful 3yo campaign.
I reiterate: even if breeders’ second choice stallion is available, and the mare is able to travel, then it still involves hassle in altering arrangements. Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â It is far more convenient and professional for Coolmore to offer an immediate, if not ideal alternative. Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â And as Danehill Dancer covered 184 mares last season and will probably have a similar number booked, then no, I don’t think he can ‘squeeze in another 20’.