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First-Crop Covering Sires of November Broodmare Sales

Alan Porter profiles the new crop of covering sires with their first in-foal mares selling at Fasig-Tipton and Keeneland November.... More...

Written by Alan Porter | Oct 24, 2013 | 12 Comments

Cause to Believe Off to Big Start in Canada

Cause to Believe, who most recently stood for a $2,500 stud fee in British Columbia, has four stakes winners from his current crop of 2-year-olds.... More...

Written by Alan Porter | Oct 17, 2013 | 4 Comments

Return to the Sire the Best Blood of His Dam

Famed Darby Dan manager Olin Gentry said: "Return to the sire the best blood of his dam." This weekend's group I winners Complacent and Astaire show this pattern at work. ... More...

Written by Byron Rogers | Oct 15, 2013 | 6 Comments

TrueNicks Reports for the Caulfield Guineas

Long John, Prince Harada, and El Roca are the favorites for the Oct. 12 Caulfield Guineas (Aus-I) at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne.... More...

Written by Byron Rogers | Oct 09, 2013 | 0 Comments

Chasing a Mate for The Fugue

Byron Rogers discusses potential stallions for multiple group I-winning filly The Fugue using statistics from the Key Ancestors report.... More...

Written by Byron Rogers | Oct 08, 2013 | 17 Comments

Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Preview

Hot on the heels of a Goffs Orby sale that saw an 11.8% increase in average, this week sees England's premier yearling auction, the Tattersalls October yearling sale.... More...

Written by Alan Porter | Oct 07, 2013 | 0 Comments

TrueNicks Reports for Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

Orfevre, Novellist, and Treve are the top choices in a very strong renewal of the Arc.... More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Oct 04, 2013 | 4 Comments

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

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