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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. Losey, Robert & Lambert, Thomas, 2020. "Pricing Stallion Seasons for an Individual Stallion: The Existence of Top Tier Pricing and Market Power," MPRA Paper 99700, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Stowe, C. Jill & Ajello, Billy, 2010. "A Hedonic Price Analysis of Differentiated Products of Unknown Quality: Freshman Sire Stud Fees in the Thoroughbred Breeding Industry," Journal of Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics Association of Georgia, vol. 28(1).
    3. Hansen, Charlotte & Saghaian, Sayed, 2015. "Progeny? Performance? What really matters in a stud fee," 2015 Annual Meeting, January 31-February 3, 2015, Atlanta, Georgia 196876, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
    4. Hansen, Charlotte R. & Stowe, C. Jill, 2018. "Determinants Of Weanling Thoroughbred Auction Prices," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 50(1), pages 48-63, February.
    5. Poerwanto, Devie A. & Stowe, C. Jill, 2010. "The Relationship Between Sire Representation and Average Yearling Prices in the Thoroughbred Industry," Journal of Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics Association of Georgia, vol. 28(1), pages 1-14.
    6. Marion Robert & C. Jill Stowe, 2016. "Ready to run: price determinants of thoroughbreds from 2 year olds in training sales," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 48(48), pages 4690-4697, October.
    7. 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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