Not only breeders but trainers will try to get younger horses to win early and look for offers from places like Singapore. Even though they're not the owner there's good money in sending overseas and if they click for the new owner he will be after more.The top breeders do that.
Sir Patrick Hogan used to invite them out fishing with all the trimmings. If they didn't buy one of his horses they didn't get invited next year...he boasted about it!!!
What I heard about the trainers was they went to the sales at Karaka, buy something on account then spend a couple of months to syndicate it to people with stars in their eyes.
Watching the Karaka sales on TV is better than anything from Hollywood!!!
The opportunity of getting invited to the Presidents room and given a bottle of cheap plonk, and a framed photo of going past the winning post to keep for the rest of their life, really turns some people on, but whatever rocks their boat.
If the thing turns out to be a dog they take it to the meetings to keep the good ones company on the float, and even skimp on feed for the poor things.