In Conversation With Meagan Branthwaite, Owner, Jazcom Thoroughbred Turning Pin Hooks To Gold At Jazcom
During the last edition of the Great Southern Sale, JazcomThoroughbred owners Colin and Meagan Branthwaite bought a record number of horses. Jazcom provides premium spelling, agistment and sales preparation services, catering for horses of all ages from weanlings up to older horses.
Meagan spoke to The Impact about their plans for the Great Southern Sale and the pin hooking side of their business.
Q: Jazcom bought a record-breaking number of horses in the Great SouthernSale? Were they for pin hooking or did you race
them yourselves? Where are they now?
A: Although we do race a number of horses, the weanlings that we purchase are purely for pin hooking, although we have been known to keep one or two in past years. We purchased 13 weanlings at the
2018 Inglis Great Southern Sale and all have been sold. We were lucky enough to turn one of our pin hooks from that sale into a sale topper when selling our Dundeel filly at the Inglis Goldyearling sale this year, a great achievement for us and one that has been
recognised by the industry.
Q: Are you planning to break any records this year as well?
A: We will be heading down to the Inglis Gold Sale again this year, we have already pin hooked a number of weanlings from Inglis at their weanling sale in Sydney; however, we are still looking at securing some good well-bred athletic colts.
Q: How do you choose pin hooking prospects?
A: We make our decisions together in deciding what horse we will buy and if it is in our market. We take our own notes and compare them, most of the time we are both on target with what we see. Like all pin hookers, we look for good conformation and look through the weanling to see how it is going to grow into a saleable yearling. We also have a good insight into first and second stallion by the young horses that come through our farm from the trainers.
Q: Could you tell us more about Jazcom?
A: Jazcom Thoroughbreds is a spelling farm located on the outskirts of Sydney and we have been in operation for 11 years. Our main business is spelling racehorses for prominent Sydney and Provincial trainers. We have75 acres of individual paddocks, big paddocks, and smaller nursing care yards. We also provide after surgery care and yearling preparation.
Colin was a horse trainer in his day, so we have a lot of industry experience and knowledge. We have grown and developed our business and our property into one that we are very proud of, with a lot of hard work along the way, which we are happy to say is slowly starting to pay off.
Our pin hooking business is something that we do on the side for our own interest and to keep us active in the market, which in turn helps brand and business awareness.
Q: Who would you currently, say are unrated freshman sires of the industry in the industry?
A: We don't really have a comment for this question, sorry.
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