(Edited press release)
Robert N. Clay’s Three Chimneys Farm announced Oct. 27 that stallion seasons and matings specialist Anne Peters has decided to go out on her own.
Peters, one of the world’s leading authorities on Thoroughbred breeding and pedigrees, will return to providing her expertise as a freelance bloodstock advisor after five years at Three Chimneys.
“It’s time to go back out on my own again, as a consultant and writer,” Peters said. “Besides bringing me back to Kentucky, one of the many things I’m grateful to Robert and Case Clay for is allowing and encouraging me to remain objective when recommending stallions to breeders, even if it meant suggesting a stallion at another farm. We felt that it was important to give good all-around advice that helped mare owners make sound breeding decisions, rather than be totally self-serving. It’s better for the breeders and the horses, and so it’s better for the industry.”
Peters, known to many as “The Pedigree Goddess,” will provide articles of interest and a blog on her website www.pedigreegoddess.com and also looks forward to writing for various Thoroughbred publications.
“I miss writing about the breeding end of things and pedigree matters,” said Peters. “This will allow me the freedom to do that, without readers feeling that I’m biased toward any one farm or group of stallions.”
Three Chimneys recently hired Kyle Wilson to work in the area of stallion season sales. A graduate of the University of Kentucky, Wilson formerly worked for Pete Bradley’s Bradley Thoroughbred Brokerage and prior to that was a graduate of the 2009 class of Darley Flying Start.
“Anne has been one of this farm’s biggest assets over the past five years,” said Case Clay, president of Three Chimneys. “She wasn’t just an employee; she was and still is a trusted friend, and we plan to continue to seek out her opinion on a variety of matters.”
According to the farm, Wilson’s role will include selling stallion seasons, hosting breeders when they come to inspect stallions, and supporting the farm’s bloodstock and sales office.
The farm will still offer mating recommendations and pedigree research services to clients and mare owners and plans to announce specific details when stud fees are announced.