5 Year Purchase Study

As someone who buys on his own behalf, or recommends to clients the purchase of thoroughbred horses for racing, I thought that the following materials might be of interest to you. While I'm certain that you have heard of  Thoro-Graph, you may not be familiar with the specifics of the success we have experienced.

It is important to distinguish us from bloodstock agents, who also recommend horses. We are not bloodstock agents (nor do we expect to be paid as such) any more than we are trainers or veterinarians. Our job is not to produce horses for sale - we do not work for the seller - we work for and are paid by the buyer. We analyze our proprietary data to find horses that offer superior value for the money, and help spot them so our clients can maximize their return. Most purchasing of race horses is based on what the horse (or its relative) accomplished for its previous owners. We seek out horses with ability before they fully reveal themselves. Our clients don't pay premiums for the triumphs of others.

We also offer valuable assistance in management of our clients' stock. For example, in dealing with a claiming horse, the client may use the knowledge to move the horse up and down the claiming ladder. In dealing with a stakes horse, the client may gain assitance in determining where, or whether, to ship. We hope you find the table at the bottom of the page of interest. If you want to discuss this further or seek information about our commission rates, please call us at 1-800-331-3778 or send us an email at jerry@thorograph.com.

Jerry Brown
President, Thoro-Graph, Inc.

 

 


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                 Horses Purchased Upon Thoro-Graph Recommendations
                     1995---1999
Horse Purchase              Dates Racing Dispersal Stakes
Name Price Purchased Dispersal Income Value Notes
 ------($)-----  ------($)-----  ------($)-----
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
c Sugarland 22500 8/7/96 1/24/97 18564 12500
c Flight To Victory 12500 5/16/97 6/8/97 10175 16000
c Prize Circle 12500 2/4/98 2/4/98 0 0
c Abster The Ghost 25000 5/23/97 10/17/97 25750 25000
Stylit 30000 8/14/97 3/7/98 4126 20000
c Oh Man Alive 12500 6/12/97 8/28/97 3400 8000
c Gala Grand 25000 10/4/97 1/17/98 25880 0
Down The Lane 80000 3/4/96 3/26/99 104100 0 SP
c Sunset Gal 20000 12/13/96 4/26/97 7470 10000
Manny Cline 22000 2/4/97 10/1/97 17905 0
Moreland Avenue 32000 4/23/97 7/18/97 3400 0
c Madame Inez 14000 5/16/97 11/5/97 9180 0
Hannah's Joy 30000 1/23/98 5/3/98 6670 25000
c Platinada 15000 2/3/98 3/1/98 0 5000
85% Da Hoss 200000 2/22/95 11/7/98 1614847 0 GI SW
c Kris's Kiss 57500 3/10/95 12/22/95 71495 30000 GIII SP
c Mine Inspector 50000 7/16/95 10/31/97 105049 0 SW
Very Special Lite 80000 7/6/95 8/4/96 147673 225000 GIII SW
Rare Admiral 85000 7/22/95 3/20/98 47865 15000 SP
Birr 120000 8/10/95 11/2/97 351592 200000 SW, GIII SP
Copperfield 200000 11/21/95 9/1/97 37300 30000
Connecting Terms 100000 12/14/95 12/31/00 360145 30000 GIII SW
Frio River 150000 12/15/95 10/18/97 84535 0 SW
50% Distorted Humor 250000 3/4/96 11/28/98 377482 1,250,000 GIII SW
50% Gastronomical 150000 7/25/96 8/10/98 138203 200000 GIII SW GI SP
c Majestic Bid 75000 8/7/96 8/3/97 2862 20000
Our Irish Beau 130000 1/8/97 5/14/98 67914 17500
Red Shadow 150000 10/6/95 2/16/99 92930 0 SW
Special Moments 100000 10/19/95 7/30/99 296161 0 SW
Coup D' Argent 90000 10/27/95 11/4/96 117156 150000 GIII SP
Victory Gallop 500000 11/18/97 8/1/99 3381015 6,250,000 GI SW
Super Marfalous 150000 6/19/98 11/26/99 79960 40000 SP
50% Bet Me Best 200000 11/18/98 12/31/00 104388 50000 GII SW
John U To Berry 100000 4/6/99 11/24/99 12735 50000
Big Rascal 170000 8/1/99 12/31/00 12287 0 GIII SP
Heavenly Sunshine 80000 8/1/99 8/4/00 35850 75000 SW
Nothing Special 70000 8/28/97 2/4/00 240549 150000 SW, GII SP
Pocho's Dream Girl 100000 2/13/98 12/19/99 287604 375000 SW, GI SP
Profit Motive 60000 6/26/98 3/15/99 26770 90000 SP
Kyle's Lady 125000 4/21/99 12/31/00 70520 20000 SW
License Fee 375000 11/7/99 12/31/00 449715 600000 GIII SW
Elite Mercedes 650000 11/22/99 12/31/00 172000 200000 GI SP
c Exaltado 50000 1/21/98 8/19/98 29320 40000
Recoleta 165000 10/25/96 7/1/97 28146 150000
c Jellyapple 25000 4/16/97 10/17/97 36418 15000
Hunter's Gold 60000 3/2/98 5/10/00 116902 20000
Broke Twice 140000 11/20/96 3/8/97 32992 0 SP
Pyrite Place 100000 8/28/97 1/15/99 10202 25000
Oro De Mexico 60000 1/11/97 3/14/97 12750 80000
Well Noted 120000 9/21/97 9/7/98 140035 75000 SW
I. C. Cindy 200000 5/18/99 12/31/00 73760 200000 SP
Mark's Mane Man 80000 2/23/99 4/21/00 43975 25000
Alma Mater 100000 10/6/99 8/23/00 57215 23000 SP
Werra 30000 1/5/99 9/4/00 83364 14000
c Mahlo Chemolo 10000 10/24/97 11/6/97 350 12500
c Followmetothebank 15000 11/13/97 11/30/97 1500 18500
c Same Old Story 16000 1/2/98 5/10/98 9100 0
c Dash Eight 25000 1/31/98 2/16/98 2025 32000
c Princess Royale 12500 3/26/98 6/8/98 3400 8000
Hastobegood 30000 1/22/99 8/22/99 4840 20000
c Mi Cookie 25000 7/13/96 9/16/96 14600 5000 SP
Shakka Con 70000 9/1/96 1/19/97 54250 100000 GIII SP
Souper Denis 55000 11/21/95 12/20/96 25235 20000
c Toney Road 25000 3/12/98 6/18/98 960 10000
50%c Storm Imp 7500 7/19/98 5/3/99 24787.5 3750
Hurry The Dance 200000 12/13/97 5/22/99 36215 10000 SP
80% Torch Majic 140000 12/3/98 9/1/99 10252 30000
A Certain Minister 45000 9/19/97 10/16/98 33397 20000
Risky Operation 40000 12/17/97 4/12/00 170330 50000 SP
Stormy Cloud 250000 2/13/97 12/10/98 38386 50000 SP
American Fighter 75000 6/6/99 6/22/00 22980 12500
Lovewillgetya 16000 2/20/98 12/13/98 14562 5000
What's The Song 50000 1/20/98 10/24/99 49490 5000
D. D.'s Lear 17500 3/24/95 2/8/96 4060 10000
Deanna Bee 140000 11/21/95 2/9/96 11400 25000
Casey Ann 25000 7/25/96 9/28/96 4700 17500
Clever Chatter 17500 12/21/96 9/11/97 12717 5000
A Honey Of A Ship 35000 12/20/95 7/23/96 52130 62500 SW
Total ($) $7,392,500 $10,289,968 $11,388,250
Total Number of Horses 78
Total Number of Stakes Winners 19
Total Number Stakes Placed 16
Notes: This study does not show the day-to-day expenses incurred for these horses. Dispersal
value means re-sale, syndication, broodmare value on retirement or in a very few cases current
market value. (And in those cases we tried to be conservative.)
Percentages shown relate to Thoro-Graph client's ownership interest. All data in these rows
reflect only the ownership share.
c--denotes horses claimed on Thoro-Graph's recommendation.
If any client see errors here, please let us know.
Source: Bloodstock Research Information Services, Inc., Report 5027,
Start-by-Start Past Performance Reports. Thoro-Graph records.
   Horses Purchased On Thoro-Graph Recommendation
                 For $50,000, $100,000 or More
     1995-1999
       Horses Purchased for
 $50,000 & up  $100,000 & up
-------(1)------- -------(2)--------
Total Number of Horses 47 29
Total Purchase Price ($) $6,702,500 $5,475,000
Average Purchase Price ($) $142,606 $188,793
Number Stakes Winners (SW) 18 14
Number Stakes Placed (SP) 14 8
Percent SW 38.3% 48.3%
Percent Stakes Horses (SW or SP) 68.1% 75.9%
Source: Bloodstock Research Information Services, Inc., Report 5027,
Start-by-Start Past Performance Reports. Thoro-Graph records.