An Open Letter from Tom Grossman, Owner of Blue Chip Farms, LLC.
Recently, I have had the opportunity to spend much more time at the farm and now have a better understanding of our business and our client relationships. I have witnessed the highs and lows of the breeding season during that period. While there was bitter disappointment, followed by a new differentiated plan for next cycle, experienced by my farm vet, broodmare manager, and entire crew in seeing a resident mare come up barren, our pride swelled when we welcomed Chancey Lady (winner of $2mm) to board at Blue Chip and two weeks later she was in foal to Somebeachsomewhere. Recently checked 1996 Hambletonian winner Continental Victory is in foal to our Credit Winner at age 20 while resident Fireworks Hanover, dam of Explosive Matter, checked in foal for the eighth consecutive year to Cantab Hall and My Little Dragon (winner of $2mm and three time Breeders Crown winner) is three for three in foal each year at Blue Chip since retiring in 2010.
It got me thinking, "do mare owners really know how much we have invested in our facility and how hard we have worked on our process to become the leader in on-farm fertility rates?"
In the recent past we have continued to make capital investments by building additional sheds and improved lighting for our on-farm population. We've invested in a state of the art new mobile digital ultrasound machine as well as a specialized broodmare data base management system, both of which will continue to increase our conception rates with an added emphasis on managing problematic broodmares. These upgrades have been made to provide every horse on this farm the same enhanced level of care that we provide for our own, as we are positive that any short cut is in the long run, economically foolish for a mare owner.
I invite you to come visit me on a breeding morning here at BCF. You can meet the team and see the process in action. The Blue Crue (as they are affectionately known), is a group of dedicated professionals who know the on-farm mares intimately so that we get the best results. Does her past records and scans show a cyst last cycle? Does the mare tend to ovulate early when the weather gets warm? Tell me about your current protocol and challenge us to add quantifiable value to your breeding program in the future. We are ready and willing to share the benefit of Blue Chip's investment with the right partners.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your visit.
Thomas R. Grossman