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Preferent Mare Update

December 23, 2008

Star offspring of Preferent mares will now be recorded and included in breeding values. A Double Preferent status is currently being considered. The requirements for the new Double Preferent would be four additonal star offspring, this would also include stallions that went for the second showing at the stallion show before 2001 (when the star status was instituted for foal book stallions).The Preferent Status will now be tracked automatically, so mare owners will no longer have to request it. There will only be a fee if owners wish to have registration papers changed to include the new designation.