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Triassic, Dam of So You Think, Bred to Azamour

Owner Cecile Smith has decided on 23-year-old Triassic's final mating: 2005 European champion older horse and New Zealand shuttler Azamour.... More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Oct 03, 2013 | 0 Comments

Leading South African Sires

Although we see relatively few runners from South Africa in the U.S. or Europe, the performances of horses from that country in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) meet and in major preps at Meydan have left no doubt that South Africa can produce world-class runners.... More...

Written by Alan Porter | Oct 02, 2013 | 0 Comments

Inbreeding Coefficients, Pedigree Statistics Added to TrueNicks Reports

We have added four new statistics to the TrueNicks Enhanced Report that can be run on any horse or hypothetical mating.... More...

Written by Byron Rogers | Sep 28, 2013 | 5 Comments

Australian First-Crop Sires Recap

It looks as if star stallion More Than Ready might have a legitimate Southern Hemisphere heir in champion 2-year-old Sebring.... More...

Written by Alan Porter | Sep 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

From the Vault: TrueNicks Top 10 Nicking Myths Webinar

We've reached back into the time vault and unearthed a TrueNicks webinar that we filmed back in 2009. While it is over three years old, much of what we talked about back then is still relevant today. Enjoy!... More...

Written by Byron Rogers | Sep 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Galileo and Coolmore's Irish Stallions Join TrueNicks

The latest group to join TrueNicks are the stallions of Coolmore Ireland, including Galileo, Danehill Dancer, and Holy Roman Emperor.... More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Sep 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Brazilian Triple Crown Winner Plenty of Kicks Joins TrueNicks

Superstar son of Crimson Tide was also the 2012 Horse of the Year and retires to Haras San Francesco for the 2013 Southern Hemisphere season.... More...

Written by Alan Porter | Sep 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Keeneland September: How to Gauge the New Format

Another Keeneland September sale, and another tweaked format. This year, the first catalog encompasses the first four days of the sale.... More...

Written by Alan Porter | Sep 09, 2013 | 3 Comments

A Date for Delta: Mating Royal Delta

Alan Porter analyzes potential stallions for champion mare Royal Delta using statistics from the Key Ancestors report.... More...

Written by Alan Porter | Sep 06, 2013 | 57 Comments

Australian Second-Crop Sires Recap

It appears as if Flying Spur's heir may have arrived in the shape of Casino Prince, who heads the Australia second-season sires list.... More...

Written by Alan Porter | Sep 05, 2013 | 0 Comments

Will Take Charge's Resilience Pays Off in Travers

Will Take Charge, who finally got his big win over the weekend, is one of at least six current 3-year-old stakes winners inbred to Fappiano.... More...

Written by Alan Porter | Aug 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Forego by the Numbers

Dr. Manuel Gilman, the famed NYRA chief veternarian, has given us an insight into the biomechanical measurements of the three-time Horse of the Year Forego. ... More...

Written by Byron Rogers | Aug 28, 2013 | 10 Comments

Free TrueNicks Reports Available for the Travers Stakes

Verrazano, Palace Malice, and Orb headline the $1 million Travers Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course.... More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Aug 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

New Stallion Niagara Brings Sire's Family to New Zealand

Niagara combines bloodlines of Encosta de Lago and Redoute's Choice, the two dominant Australian sires of the past decade.... More...

Written by Alan Porter | Aug 19, 2013 | 3 Comments

Departing Adds to Confidence on War Front/Pulpit Cross

While there is no doubt that nicks tend to run in sire lines, we've also often found it profitable to consider the dam of a stallion when attempting to predict potential crosses.... More...

Written by Alan Porter | Aug 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Review

Plenty has changed in the macro- and micro-economic climates since last year's Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling sale, but despite the various undercurrents, as far as numbers sold, totals, and average, we ended up more or less in the same spot as 12 months ago.... More...

Written by Alan Porter | Aug 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Leading Commercial Sires: Who Will Carry On the Lines?

Alan Porter takes a quick look at the top 10 commercial sires of 2013 by yearling average and ponders on the potential for them to extend their lines.... More...

Written by Alan Porter | Aug 12, 2013 | 35 Comments

Smart Strike/Wild Again Nick Moving Fast

This emerging nick boasts 11 winners, including four stakes winners, from just 12 starters so far.... More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Aug 09, 2013 | 7 Comments

Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Yearling Sale Preview

Alan Porter profiles some of the well-related yearlings in the Aug. 5-6 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Yearling Sale.... More...

Written by Alan Porter | Aug 01, 2013 | 0 Comments

Undervalued Australian Sires

Following on from yesterday's look at New Zealand sires, Alan Porter identifies a selection of high-value sires in Australia.... More...

Written by Alan Porter | Jul 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Undervalued New Zealand Sires

Alan Porter tabs seven New Zealand sires that look to be solid values going into the 2013 Southern Hemisphere breeding season.... More...

Written by Alan Porter | Jul 29, 2013 | 2 Comments

The Ever-Dramatic Unbridled's Song

You could name many expensive sales horses, brilliant racehorses, or top commercial sires, but it's not often that one horse manages to do everything.... More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Jul 26, 2013 | 2 Comments

Free TrueNicks Reports Available for the Haskell

Verrazano and Oxbow are the top two choices on the morning-line for the $1 million Haskell Invitational (gr. I) at Monmouth Park.... More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Jul 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Arqana Deauville Yearling Sale Preview

The sale's 376 yearlings include offspring of North American sires Blame, Elusive Quality, Milwaukee Brew, More Than Ready, and Tapit.... More...

Written by Alan Porter | Jul 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Black Caviar to Visit Darley Sire Exceed And Excel

Exceed And Excel, who currently leads Australia's general sire list, sired the first two finishers in the Golden Slipper (Aus-I) as well as dual group I winner Guelph in 2013.... More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Jul 22, 2013 | 4 Comments

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