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November 2008 - Posts

Line-breeding to Northern Dancer and Nasrullah in Thoroughbred Stallion Pedigrees

Alan Porter responds to a reader's question about line-breeding to Northern Dancer and Nasrullah, and comments on inbreeding in general. In addition to co-founding TrueNicks, Alan is a pedigree expert who frequently discusses inbreeding and has a regular column on the subject ("Close Encounters") in the TBH MarketWatch newsletter (incorporating the previous Owner-Breeder International).... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Nov 30, 2008 | 17 Comments

What If? Nick Ratings for Your Dream Mating

I had some fun coming up with potential mates for the great mare Hasili (IRE). Now it's your turn, readers: pick your favorite mare (from your own herd or from the racing headlines) and run a FREE hypothetical mating against any of the 300+ subscribed stallions on TrueNicks. What's the best rating you can produce?... More...

Written by sgillies | Nov 26, 2008 | 28 Comments

Country Life Farm Advances Thoroughbred Horse Breeding in Maryland

Country Life Farm in Maryland has had success developing top-tier stallions. The farm's current offerings include No Armistice, Oratory, and Parker's Storm Cat.... More...

Written by moneil@truenicks.com | Nov 24, 2008 | 1 Comment

Thoroughbred Bloodline Affinity -- Empire Maker and Alydar

Empire Maker has shown success with some specific patterns of breeding.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Nov 23, 2008 | 0 Comments

Reader Q&A -- Pedigree Nicks with Barbadian Thoroughbred Bloodlines

Alan responds to a reader's question about a specific pedigree nick between a son of Storm Bird and the Ahonoora-line Indian Ridge.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Nov 19, 2008 | 5 Comments

Big Brown, Lewis Michael Available for Free Pedigree Nicking Reports

Three Chimneys introduces two highly-anticipated new stallions for the 2009 breeding season.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Nov 18, 2008 | 3 Comments

Creek Rising -- Thoroughbred Sire Storm Creek Hits in Pedigree Nicks

The Storm Cat stallion Storm Creek has a couple of recent stakes-winning progeny that make it worth looking at his stud career. He gets racehorses as both a sire and damsire.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Nov 16, 2008 | 6 Comments

DE MARE -- Dehere Makes Impact as a Broodmare Sire

Thoroughbred stallion Dehere has moved from Kentucky to Australia to Japan, and made the circuit complete in 2006 when he returned to Kentucky. His success as a racehorse sire is laudable, but it's his broodmare daughters that are really establishing his legacy.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Nov 14, 2008 | 7 Comments

Dutchess View, Questroyal Stud Offer Opportunity in New York

Dutchess View Farm, which stands its own stallions as well as Questroyal Stud sires, gives New York breeders the opportunity to run free Thoroughbred hypothetical nicking reports for their mares.... More...

Written by moneil@truenicks.com | Nov 13, 2008 | 0 Comments

Reader Q&A -- Rate the Pedigree Nick Between A.P. Indy and Gone West

Nicks don't always pass through generations. Physical type might be one reason A.P. Indy -- who generally nicks well with Mr. Prospector-line mares -- hasn't crossed especially well with Gone West.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Nov 12, 2008 | 4 Comments

Capitano Joins Smart Guy and Request for Parole at Pennsylvania's Fox Tale Stud

The Keystone State boasts a Thoroughbred stallion operation that features race-proven sires. Fox Tale Stud offers free nick reports for its full stallion roster.... More...

Written by moneil@truenicks.com | Nov 12, 2008 | 0 Comments

Oklahoma's Caines Stallion Station Adds to Successful Line-Up

The first Oklahoma stud farm to join TrueNicks has a roster that includes several new names.... More...

Written by moneil@truenicks.com | Nov 11, 2008 | 0 Comments

Behind the Doors at the Taylor Made Breeding Shed

Taylor Made has risen to tremendous success since first introducing Unbridled's Song in 1997.... More...

Written by moneil@truenicks.com | Nov 10, 2008 | 0 Comments

Shadwell Offers Complimentary Reports for Full Roster

Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell Farm boasts nine stallions in central Kentucky.... More...

Written by moneil@truenicks.com | Nov 08, 2008 | 0 Comments

Airdrie Stud's 15 Stallions Join TrueNicks

The impressive Airdrie Stud roster is now available for complimentary TrueNicks reports.... More...

Written by moneil@truenicks.com | Nov 03, 2008 | 0 Comments

Elite Thoroughbreds Becomes TrueNicks' First Louisiana Farm

Several new stallions started service at Elite Thoroughbreds in 2008 -- including Brahms, Osidy, My Friend Max, Royal Strand, and Gentlemen (ARG). These stallions joined Elite sires Buzzy's Gold, Good and Tough, My Friend Max, Native Regent, Rahy's Secret, Rodeo, Roger That, Rossini, and Wildcat Shoes to round out one of Louisiana's best-regarded stallion stations.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Nov 01, 2008 | 1 Comment