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.

February 2009 - Posts

Ascot Stud Offer Motivates Breeders

Dropping stud fees is only part of the plan for many stallion farms. Many -- like Ascot Stud in Ontario -- have come up with innovative incentive plans to motivate broodmare owners to sign on the dotted line.... Read More

Brownie Gets Big Book

Three-year-old champion racehorse Big Brown starts his stud service the same way he began his career at the track -- with feats worthy of headlines. He's booked to some of the best Thoroughbred broodmares in America.... Read More

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