Calling for expressions of interest at this stage to set up a syndicate for people who want to start breeding or are keen but struggling to stay afloat breeding standardbreds. Offering my black type mare (half sister to Tintin In America) free for next season if can find 15-plus keen people who want to combine breeding a yearling for the Sales with fun, and participation in discussions and information events. One affordable upfront payment. NZ based but willing to look further afield. If this sounds like you - or people you know - spread the word and go to my blogsite for details (or google "b4breeding breeding syndicate proposal"). With numbers of mares being bred decreasing and many taking a hit with falling prices, it's time to think outside the square and do something positive.