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Breeding to sell: a hedonic price analysis of leading Thoroughbred sire stud fees

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This article utilizes panel data on leading Thoroughbred sires from 1999 until 2008 and estimates the determinants of their stud fees, or the price paid for the rights to one breeding season, and the marginal value of those characteristics. Using a Fixed Effects (FE) estimation procedure, we find strong evidence of ‘breeding to sell’: stud fees for established sires are determined primarily by the sales prices of their progeny. Other determinants include a sire's ability to produce sons who go on to become sires themselves, current year progeny racing performance and cumulative racing performance of a sire's progeny.

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  • C. Jill Stowe, 2013. "Breeding to sell: a hedonic price analysis of leading Thoroughbred sire stud fees," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 45(7), pages 877-885, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:applec:45:y:2013:i:7:p:877-885
    DOI: 10.1080/00036846.2011.613776
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    1. Hansen, Charlotte R. & Stowe, C. Jill, 2017. "Determinants of Weanling Thoroughbred Auction Prices," 2017 Annual Meeting, February 4-7, 2017, Mobile, Alabama 252780, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
    2. Bree L. DORITY & DAYNA LARREAU & Frank TENKORANG, 2016. "Hedonic Price Analysis Of Non-Barren Broodmares," Review of Economic and Business Studies, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, issue 18, pages 61-75, December.

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