History of the Australian Stud Book

History of the Australian Stud Book

Featured Image: The Australian Stud Book History 2006 by Michael Ford Keeper June 2006

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John Digby

I am indebted to my good friend Michael Ford for this ‘inspiration’? I was motivated to seek some information about the ‘exponential’ increase in thoroughbred broodmare numbers from the mid-1960s to the late ‘crazy 80s’. I found it in Michael’s excellent treatise on the subject. No longer being a contributor to the ASB I found myself ‘locked out’ from this database. I could be my ineptitude with modern technology? My spouse says it’s innate!

Remarkably I find that I knew and/or know 50% of the eight (8) Keepers of the Australian Stud Book! Longevity and pernicious persistence do come with reward!