January 2008 - Posts

Keeneland January Preview: Day One

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Written by admin | Jan 07, 2008 | 0 Comments

Sounds of Silence

Sunday Silence may be gone, but his influence is still a very present factor. The recently published Leading Sires Table for Japan shows the great son of Halo a clear winner by more than $9 million. What is particularly significant, however, is the the domination of the rest of the top 10 by sons of Sunday Silence. Second and third are Agnes Tachyon and Dance in the Dark. Fuji Kiseki is third, with... More...

Written by admin | Jan 06, 2008 | 2 Comments

Marking a Mark

Over time TrueNicks ratings do change, but it is how they change that makes it an interesting study. Affinities can establish themselves quickly but the TrueNicks system requires certain thresholds to be met for the cross to be considered valid. This means that while it can take some time for a nick to establish itself, the actual success of the nick can in turn weigh down or depress a score. A good... More...

Written by admin | Jan 06, 2008 | 0 Comments

Blood-Horse, Pedigree Research Launch TrueNicks

Lexington, Kentucky-based Blood-Horse Publications today announced the launch of the TrueNicks sire line affinity system in conjunction with Pedigree Research, LLC, a pedigree consultancy firm headed by Alan Porter and Byron Rogers. The TrueNicks rating system simplifies nicking analysis in the pedigree of an existing Thoroughbred or hypothetical mating. While straightforward in its interpretation... More...

Written by admin | Jan 03, 2008 | 0 Comments

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