Bloodstock Apprentice

Description:

Overview:

In order to build a future generation of thoroughbred industry leaders, knowledge and expertise need to be passed on. Wasabi Ventures Stables can contribute to this by creating apprenticeship opportunities in specific functional roles.   This document will outline the role of a bloodstock apprenticeship.   

The target for this apprenticeship is a nine (9) month term with a commitment that is 5 to 10 hours per week with some longer time commitments around auctions and auction preparation.

The role is set to start on September 1, 2019.

Areas of Learning:

  • Pedigree Evaluation

  • Commercial Feasibility of Matings

  • Thoroughbred Conformation

  • Sales and Marketing of Thoroughbred Offerings

  • Determining Value of Broodmares, Stallions, and Racehorses

  • Education Around Evaluating Racing Stock

  • Learn about Sales Consigning

Projects:

  • Assist the WVS Bloodstock Team in evaluating broodmare acquisitions

  • Assist in the targeted matings for existing broodmare

  • Help in research for and targeting of stallion acquisitions

  • Create content and marketing materials around pedigree, racing potential, and opportunities of WVS horses

  • Assist the WVS Bloodstock Team in evaluating racing or pinhooking prospects at sales

  • Evaluate racing cards looking for racing and broodmare targets

  • Work with the WVS Team on the launch of our consigning business

Compensation:
Quarterly stipend provided.

Requirements for an ideal candidate:
  • Understanding of Thoroughbred racing and breeding aspects of the industry.
  • Ability to travel to 1 or 2 sales auctions per year.
  • Familiarity with online pedigree tools
  • General proficiency in social media and online communication

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