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.

This Is a 'Dam Good!' Story

If you like reading about great Thoroughbred broodmares, take the phone off the hook, cancel your dinner plans, make yourself comfortable, and take a look at this.... Read More

It's Foaling Time

Nothing is more fun than watching a new foal's first few struggles to stand, nurse, and walk. But what happens when the delivery doesn't go according to plan?... Read More

Jonesing for the Roses

Larry Jones has two standout colts vying for a spot in the 2009 Kentucky Derby. Friesan Fire and Old Fashioned are worthy favorites -- and this just might be the year for Jones to take the big prize.... Read More

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

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

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