Best of Sale?
Selecting yearlings that excel on the racetrack takes expert analysis of
pedigree and conformation as well as luck. Jack Werk's Best of Sale
recommendations offers buyers a unique, proven method of identifying these future
superstars based on a variety of pedigree factors.
Our approach to evaluating auction entries draws on the successful
breeding patterns of the winners that we have identified by analyzing the pedigrees of the
winners of unrestricted stakes races run since 1977. We look for the compatibility
of mates as reflected in part by the Werk Nick Rating, the
quality of mates based on the performance of sires, broodmare sires, and female families,
the aptitudinal balance of matings as suggested by the contributions of specific
ancestors, and successful patterns of inbreeding.
While some of these
may be obvious choices, many of them are not obvious and may be overlooked by potential
Each hip number selected as a Best of Sale recommendation is given a Star
Rating, which is an overall pedigree rating and takes into account all other indicators,
including the nick rating and Quality rating. Frequently, our selections are 'A'
nicks, but we often select entries that are 'B' and 'C' nicks but correspond with some
very favorable breeding pattern that swings the balance in their favor. Only our
Best of Sale recommendations get a Star Rating, so even a one-star selection merits a
look. Using Best of Sale in conjunction with physical inspection of the horses can
dramatically improve your chances of selecting a potential runner.
Each Best of Sale recommendation includes a five-generation pedigree along
with the Dosage and Dosage Quality Rating, Werk Nick Rating, five generation inbreeding,
the overall Star Rating, and a statistical page for each recommendation that includes sale
averages for the sire, average winning distances of his progeny, stakes winners breakdown
by sex, and much more. Priority Plus members also receive a catalog-size booklet
that includes the nick ratings of ALL yearlings in the sale, as well as the BOS ratings.
of Sale Success
Our method for evaluating the pedigrees of auction horses and planning
matings has proven very successful for our clients. From the foals born since 1990,
our matings and Best of Sale recommendations have resulted in over 6,000 winners!
Check out our Best of Sale Hall of Fame and Recent Best of Sale Success pages!
information, or to order, please call Werk Thoroughbred Consultants at (510)
490-1111. You can also purchase Best of Sale through the Web, by using our AuctiON-LINE system.