We're back in Ocala for today's broodmare pedigree review pick. Lisa the Great is one of the first hips through the ring during the Consignor Preferred listings (Day 1) part of the sale. Some stats on this broodmare:
), a 6-year-old mare named Lisa the Great
, sells Mon., Oct. 6, 2008 at the OBS Fall mixed sale
Thoroughbred female family: 9-f
Race record: five wins and 15 times in the money from 28 starts for total earnings of $99,010
Produce record: dam of one foal, an Exchange Rate (SRO
) colt of 2008
Covering sire: Put It Back (SRO
). Livetime yearling average: $24,610. 2008 stud fee: $7,500.
This mare has one of those pedigrees that works just fine in the three-cross version provided in the sales catalog. Who needs the full five-cross pedigree when you recognize all the names in generation two and three?
By the useful Mr. Prospector stallion Cape Canaveral (SRO), Lisa the Great is out of the Dynaformer (SRO) mare Reach, a granddaughter of the wonderful mare Alluvial, dam of Slew o' Gold and Coastal. Alluvial, in turn, is granddaughter of the blue hen mare Bourtai, producer of five stakes winners and an additional black type-placed offspring, including two broodmares of the year.
Lisa the Great has Mr. Prospector, Seattle Slew, and Northern Dancer all in her first three generations. Add to that the Dynaformer bloodline, and it's clear that her foals will be either fairly closely inbred (her '08 Exchange Rate foal is Northern Dancer 3 x 4, Mr. Prospector 4 x 3, and Buckpasser 5 x 5) or outcrossed by going to In Reality-line sires (such as Put It Back, sire of her carried foal). An A.P. Indy-line sire would yield Seattle Slew 3 x 4, not too close for comfort. Several stand in Florida that would be good matches for Lisa the Great.
Any thoughts about this mare? Do you still like to see the full five cross pedigree in a case like this, when the three cross pedigree tells most of the story? Would you stick with A.P. Indy sons or branch out to a different sire line for the mare's next breeding?