Eclipse has built an impressive record of identifying and importing top-performing European runners to the United States. Thoroughbred Daily News recently asked Eclipse President Aron Wellman and several of his American colleagues to share their views on the topic in a 2-part story, published in June, 2018.
Part 1: What Works In America?
Europe has long proven a happy hunting ground for buyers from and for the U.S., and with an expanding Stateside turf schedule, the spigot is not likely to tighten shut any time soon. So, what do today’s buyers look for in horses bred and raced in Europe? We asked a number of trainers and bloodstock agents who have struck gold with European imports about their winning formulas.
Part 2: Finding The Right Horse
Today, we focus on the horses themselves–what purchasers look for in breeding, conformation and psyche.