If I'm a 'player' in the standardbred breeding 'game', I'm up for a small fortune at high risk before there's any prospect of financial return.
That's been the 'equation' for years,but in these testing times for harness racing worldwide. HRTV asks does that have to change for the contraction of the sport to start easing?
Is harness racing at a point where relying on long term market strategy and forces isn't going to save it but tip it over the edge?
Is there a 'save' strategy and does it start with breeding costs and keeping close to home?
John Curtin and Alabar NZ's Graeme Henley in Part two of HRTV's 'Meeting the Market' spring feature.