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.

January 2009 - Posts

Yonaguska Should Shine in Louisiana

The weekend's news that Yonaguska has been relocated to Louisiana at first seems like a bit of a demotion for the son of Cherokee Run. A closer look reveals that it might be the best thing that could happen for him.... Read More

A Morning at the Gallops

Training styles differ throughout the world -- the uphill gallops and large strings of U.K. trainers are a fascinating difference from conventional methods in the U.S.... Read More

Thoroughbred Pedigree in the News -- BRASS HAT

Brass Hat attempts a comeback. The 8-year-old son of Prized has been compared to the legendary John Henry -- both are grade I winning geldings who put in long careers, after all. But the two share more than that, and we look back to the damsire of two Triple Crown winners to find the connection.... Read More

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