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Testing the waters...

Postby crunchy » August 2nd, 2020, 12:33 pm

I have this amazing horse here

named Lemon and was wondering what he would be worth Champed to a SMGC in Steeplechase?

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Re: Testing the waters...

Postby horsesfurever » August 2nd, 2020, 5:02 pm

crunchy wrote:I have this amazing horse here

named Lemon and was wondering what he would be worth Champed to a SMGC in Steeplechase?

From my experience, and from what I've read around here, it really depends. A common misconception is that the ranking a horse has makes it more valuable, but that is not always the case. You can champ a horse to the highest ranking if you have enough patience for it, even if the horse isn't winning the events it is entered in. On the flip side, your horse could have a really high winning percentage. If that is the case, then it would make him of much higher value. If he's good enough, he might even break a record, which would bring his value up even more. Ultimately, though, the title doesn't mean as much as the win percentage, so champing him would only be worth your time if he is actually good at Steeplechasing. There are plenty of ways to figure this out, either by looking at his stats or entering him in a couple trial competitions.
In the end, it's your decision, but that's my input. I hope it helped! :)
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Re: Testing the waters...

Postby crunchy » August 2nd, 2020, 5:43 pm

horsesfurever wrote:
crunchy wrote:I have this amazing horse here

named Lemon and was wondering what he would be worth Champed to a SMGC in Steeplechase?

From my experience, and from what I've read around here, it really depends. A common misconception is that the ranking a horse has makes it more valuable, but that is not always the case. You can champ a horse to the highest ranking if you have enough patience for it, even if the horse isn't winning the events it is entered in. On the flip side, your horse could have a really high winning percentage. If that is the case, then it would make him of much higher value. If he's good enough, he might even break a record, which would bring his value up even more. Ultimately, though, the title doesn't mean as much as the win percentage, so champing him would only be worth your time if he is actually good at Steeplechasing. There are plenty of ways to figure this out, either by looking at his stats or entering him in a couple trial competitions.
In the end, it's your decision, but that's my input. I hope it helped! :)

It really did thanks so much! :)

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Re: Testing the waters...

Postby BlackOak2 » August 2nd, 2020, 5:47 pm

That is an excellent explanation. Also what I would have said.

As an added aside, entering him in competitions and him proving to be worse then the untested consideration that he might have had, might actually decrease his value. It's always a gamble when we do, versus when we don't.
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Re: Testing the waters...

Postby crunchy » August 2nd, 2020, 6:05 pm

BlackOak2 wrote:That is an excellent explanation. Also what I would have said.

As an added aside, entering him in competitions and him proving to be worse then the untested consideration that he might have had, might actually decrease his value. It's always a gamble when we do, versus when we don't.

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