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December 2008 - Posts

El Prado and A.P. Indy -- A Cross Waiting to Happen

Some interesting pedigree patterns make the El Prado (IRE) / A. P. Indy cross shine on paper. Now, a grade I winner proves the theory.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Dec 21, 2008 | 14 Comments

Freshmen Unbridled

Inbreeding to Mr. Prospector, strains of Storm Bird, and a whole lot of Unbridled feature in some recent winners featured in Alan's column.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Dec 21, 2008 | 4 Comments

Opportunities to Run FREE Thoroughbred Nick Reports - Racehorse Breeding and Pedigree Analysis

Yesterday's 15 posts on the TrueNicks blog introduced readers to several new stallions, making 2009 breeding decisions just a little bit easier.... More...

Written by sgillies | Dec 19, 2008 | 0 Comments

Wyn Oaks Farm's Weigelia Available for Free Nick Matings

Wyn Oaks Farm makes its first foray into the stallion business with Weigelia, who retires for the 2009 breeding season, and for whom breeders' can now get complimentary TrueNicks ratings courtesy of the farm.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Dec 18, 2008 | 1 Comment

Hurricane Hall Stallions Offer Value to Race Horse Breeders

TrueNicks is happy to announce that Ben Walden's Hurricane Hall will once again offer complimentary Thoroughbred nick reports during 2009.... More...

Written by moneil@truenicks.com | Dec 18, 2008 | 0 Comments

Two New Stallions at Hill 'n' Dale

Complimentary sire line nicking reports are now available for Hill ‘n' Dale Farms' two newest stallions, champion Midnight Lute and South American sire sensation Indygo Shiner.... More...

Written by moneil@truenicks.com | Dec 18, 2008 | 0 Comments

Henrythenavigator and Majestic Warrior Join Ashford Team

Ashford Stud adds two extremely well-bred grade I winners to its roster this year in the shape of Majestic Warrior and Henrythenavigator, and this exciting duo are also enrolled on TrueNicks, giving breeders the opportunity to run complimentary hypomating reports with them. ... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Dec 18, 2008 | 0 Comments

Stonewall Farm Makes Pedigree Nicks Tool Available to Thoroughbred Breeders

Free TrueNicks sireline ratings will once again be available for the 12 stallions standing at Stonewall Farm in Versailles, Ky.... More...

Written by moneil@truenicks.com | Dec 18, 2008 | 0 Comments

Stallions At Pennsylvania's Pin Oak Lane Farm Offer Free Hypo-Mating Reports

One of the most powerful stallion line-ups in Pennsylvania is that of Pin Oak Lane, and we are pleased to announce that breeders will now have access to complimentary nicks for the Pin Oak Lane stallions. ... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Dec 18, 2008 | 0 Comments

Hurstland Farm Stallions Bright Launch and Kafwain Welcomed

TrueNicks is a happy to welcome the Hurstland Farm stallions Bright Launch and Kafwain.... More...

Written by moneil@truenicks.com | Dec 18, 2008 | 0 Comments

First Defence at Juddmonte

TrueNicks is pleased to welcome Juddmonte Farms' newest stallion, First Defence.... More...

Written by moneil@truenicks.com | Dec 18, 2008 | 0 Comments

Journeyman Stud and Winding Oaks Farm Offer Florida Thoroughbred Breeders Great Choices

Farm-sponsored TrueNicks reports are now available for five new Thoroughbred stallions standing in Florida.... More...

Written by moneil@truenicks.com | Dec 18, 2008 | 0 Comments

Horse of the Year CURLIN On TrueNicks

All-time leading U.S-trained money-earning Thoroughbred Curlin recently arrived to begin his stud at Lane's End Farm... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Dec 18, 2008 | 0 Comments

J Be K (Gainesway) and Zanjero (Millennium) Join TrueNicks Roster With Free Reports

TrueNicks is pleased to welcome two of Kentucky's newest Thoroughbred stallions, J Be K and Zanjero.... More...

Written by moneil@truenicks.com | Dec 18, 2008 | 0 Comments

Crestwood Farm Provides Pedigree Nick Service in 2009

Crestwood Farm will once again provide free sire-line nicks through TrueNicks for Kipling, Noble Causeway and Unbridled Energy in 2009.... More...

Written by moneil@truenicks.com | Dec 18, 2008 | 0 Comments

Street Hero Joins Vinery Stallions Roster

Breeders will once again be able to run complimentary matings with the 10 stallions at Vinery's Kentucky farm, and the five sires at the Vinery Florida branch.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Dec 18, 2008 | 0 Comments

Heart of the Storm at Sparks View Farm

Sparks View Farm will welcome the exquisitely bred Storm Cat son Heart of the Storm to its Central Kentucky property for the 2009 breeding season.... More...

Written by moneil@truenicks.com | Dec 18, 2008 | 0 Comments

Margaux Farm Offers Pedigree Nicking Tool for Kentucky and Pennsylvania Stallion Rosters

TrueNicks is pleased to welcome Margaux Farm's five Thoroughbred stallions into the sire line nicking program.... More...

Written by moneil@truenicks.com | Dec 18, 2008 | 0 Comments

Who Should Peppers Visit? -- Suggest a Mating for the Record-breaking Thoroughbred Mare.

With the imminent retirement of record-breaking mare Peppers Pride, Byron Rogers offers his suggestion as to a suitable mating for 2009, and turns it over to you to make yours.... More...

Written by Byron Rogers | Dec 16, 2008 | 133 Comments

Reader Q&A -- This Cross Produced Multiple Grade I Winners, Why Is It a "C" Rating?

A comment to a previous post gives Alan the opportunity to delve into the intricacies of a popular cross, that of Danzig and Buckpasser. With several grade I winners on the cross, why doesn't it rate higher than "C" on TrueNicks? We're glad you asked.... ... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Dec 10, 2008 | 13 Comments

Reader Q&A: Can TrueNicks Be Used in Thoroughbred Handicapping?

Byron responds to a reader's question about using TrueNicks as a handicapping tool -- and discusses a couple of upcoming TrueNicks research projects.... More...

Written by Byron Rogers | Dec 06, 2008 | 6 Comments

Pedigree Nicks Weekend Roundup

The past weekend's races revealed some exciting nicks -- both proven crosses and developing patterns.... More...

Written by moneil@truenicks.com | Dec 02, 2008 | 0 Comments