On the lush grass and mineral rich soil of the KZN Midlands, Balmoral runs a small broodmare band, trimmed recently after employing consultancy services in assessing each broodmare and the optimum matings for those to be retained.
Fortunately Balmoral is usually able to place young mares in excellent circumstances and cares for any older ladies, using them as companions for flighty resting racehorses.
Balmoral breeds to support the business i.e. for the Ready to Runs, not yearling sales, but this does not alter the fundamental goal of breeding winners. Supporting a mix of Cape and KZN stallions, the breeding activity on the farm is enjoyed greatly, whilst Nicola and Marc visit those in the Cape when attending sales and touring farms looking for Ready to Run Sales candidates.