The Five-Cross Files

Female families… patterns of inbreeding… sire line nicks… what really influences the strength of a Thoroughbred pedigree? How do conformation and class factor in? The Five-Cross Files explores bloodlines old and new, analyzes Thoroughbred pedigrees, tests breeding tools, and simplifies the science (and art) of successful Thoroughbred breeding.

October 2008 - Posts

Broodmarathon -- Dam of Eight Belles

Normally, the dam of a popular graded stakes winner -- carrying her full sibling, nonetheless -- would garner only positive attention at the breeding stock sales. In the case of Eight Belles' dam, though, some of the talk is about whether the repeat mating was the best idea.... Read More

Broodmarathon -- Forever Jamie at OBS

The OBS Fall Mixed Sale is quickly approaching. Florida has one of the strongest Thoroughbred breeding programs in the country, and this sale features a number of nice mares. This one comes from the family of Winning Colors.... Read More

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