At Willow Oak, our broodmares band is based on four selection criteria without exception. Our criteria are:
(1) Superior conformation - This means balanced, moderately framed, feminine looking, super correct legs and hoofs, flat boned, well balanced (for either trotter or pacer gait that have slightly different ideal phenotypes due to the varying bio-mechanic requirements of their gait) sharp athletic smooth appearance appropriately muscled for her gait.
(2) Smooth and efficient gait with demonstrated speed. Prior race performance is a solid selection criteria assuming the other three criteria are present. But race performance alone is not a reliable predictor of broodmare quality. (Our mares without race records have been trained and observed demonstrating excellent gait and speed regardless of track records.)
(3) Strong pedigree with productive maternal extended family containing one or more Grand Circuit Champion colts in last three generations.
(4) Intelligent, willful, brave temperament.
There is no sliding scale. Either the mare meets all four criteria or she does not reside at Willow Oak Ranch.

ALL OF THE BELOW LISTED MARES CARRYING
2018 FOALS MEET THIS RIGOROUS STANDARD

 

PACING Reg.# Birth Year Sire Dam 2017 Breeding
Band Of Angels 9K010 2012 Rock N Roll Heaven Time N Again Bettor's Delight
Bettor Think Twice 5H990 3 2010 Bettor's Delight Island Estate Dragon Again
Canary Island 8H424 7 2010 Somebeachsomewhere Duck Duck Goose Well Said
CPA 1CB09 2 2005 Real Desire Delinquent Account Captain Treacherous
Ideal Helen 2J621 2011 Western Ideal Armbro Nectarine Sunshine Beach
Imawesternlady R5122 8 1996 Western Hanover Sassy Ruth Sunshine Beach
Love My Muscles 1H282 4 2010 Muscles Yankee Amour Hall My MVP
Mississippi Beauty 3G529 5 2009 Yankee Glide Mississippi Breeze Donato Hanvoer
Southwind Allaire W9892 2000 Valley Victory Articulate Hanover Cantab Hall
Winkys Volo 7G818 3 2009 Conway Hall Winky's Trophy Cantab Hall