Well bred

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Of a good family; having a good pedigree.
Well brought up, as shown in having good manners; cultivated; refined; polite.
- Shak.

See also: Bred, Bred

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Year after year the team targeted sales in America to obtain a portfolio of well bred yearlings, and although a number inevitably failed to come up to scratch, there were always successful acquisitions which more than covered the losses and ultimately produced substantial profit.
The original plan, to develop well bred colts into champions and to sell them back into the American market for stallion duty, had run its course by the early 1980s.
The sire does very well with fillies, is exceptionally well bred and appeals as the sort to make a decent broodmare sire.