Data & Statistics

The Five-Cross Files posts tagged "Data & Statistics"

Breeders' Cup Dominates Breeding Season Calendar

The Breeders' Cup dominates many owners' and trainers' calendars throughout the year, with many top runners being prepped all year for the biggest weekend of racing in the U.S. But Breeders' Cup also has a carryover influence on the Thoroughbred breeding calendar....... Read More

Fasig-Tipton Catalog Updates -- Nice!

Fasig-Tipton includes a useful tool to keep its November Selected catalog pages up to date. (Even if you're not impressed by that, take a look at the sample page I've cited -- think Sea the Stars' family and Rachel Alexandra's sire.)... Read More

6 Noteworthy Third-Crop Sires

The third-crop season can be a make-or-break year for stallions, who have to prove that they can get consistently good progeny even when mare quality and quantity tend to drop off. Six of the entering sires of 2003 deserve some attention for not only holding steady, but actually improving over their 2007 progeny results.... Read More

Hard Spun Wins With Breeders

Hard Spun wins a few titles in the breeding shed. I also see some similarities between the son of Danzig and other Thoroughbred sires Point Given and ... Big Brown ???... Read More

7 Tips for the Keeneland September Yearling Sale

Some of the secrets revealed in A Guide to Buying Thoroughbreds at the Keeneland September Sale are tips on how to read what the sales catalog page really says ...why timing can be everything ... who should be on your team of advisors ... and how you can compare the offerings hip-by-hip to determine your top picks.... Read More

FYI: Free Download for Keeneland April

Last week, I talked about a few of my favorite pedigrees in the Keeneland April sale of 2-year-olds in training. For anyone interested in that sale (or just fascinated by sire lists and anything data-related), The Blood-Horse is offering a free download of the Data Digest for this sale. ... Read More

Free Preview: Data Digest

The Blood-Horse Auctions Data Digest comes out about a week before major sales and gives buyers useful information about the horses being sold. It includes lists of sires represented in the sale, plus broodmare sires, leading consignors, breeders, and buyers, and other important statistical charts. For 2YOIT sales, there's also a chart of the official work times for each hip, and a bonus chart of TrueNicks "A++" and "A+" rated hips.... Read More

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