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.

September 2009 - Posts

Uh oh. Winter's Coming.

So I'm wondering what the season will bring this year. It's been a wet, cool year from spring to autumn... does that translate to a snowy, cold winter? I like to think of the first nine months of 2009 as "mild" in hopes that the winter before us is mild, too. ... Read More

If At First You Don't Succeed...

... buy, buy again! Or, that's what Keeneland is hoping you'll do, at least. The Thoroughbred sales company has opened up RNAs from its premier yearling sale to an electronic re-bid program. ... Read More

Stallion-Making Stakes Races

Do you watch for the Breeders' Cup Classic winner to go on to a successful stallion career? The Travers, maybe? Or is it one of the juvenile races that "makes" a stallion for you?... Read More

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