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January 2009 - Posts

Pedigrees in Practice -- Cherry One

The cross of Northern Dancer with the family of Best In Class has yielded overwhelming success. Alan comments on the recent stakes winner Cherry One while also looking at the specific inbreeding influence that is present in the filly's pedigree.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Jan 31, 2009 | 10 Comments

Reader Question -- Cross Produces Grade I Winners But Rates Poorly... Why?

Alan responds to a reader's question about high-rated nicks that haven't produced graded winners, and lower-rated crosses that boast one or more grade I winners. The key is looking at how much success each sire-line cross has had based on actual opportunity.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Jan 30, 2009 | 0 Comments

Large Walmac Roster of Stallions Available for Free TrueNicks Nicking Reports

Walmac Farm boasts prominent stallions in Kentucky, Florida, and Pennsylvania. The farm offers complimentary pedigree nick reports for its 2009 roster of sires.... More...

Written by moneil@truenicks.com | Jan 30, 2009 | 1 Comment

The Search For Value -- Stud Fees 2009

What U.S. stallions offer true value for their fees in 2009?... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Jan 29, 2009 | 5 Comments

Welcome Mobil

Canadian champion Mobil earned over $1.8 million on his way to 22 in-the-money finishes from 29 starts. Run free hypothetical mating reports with Mobil and your mare, compliments of Schonberg Farm.... More...

Written by moneil@truenicks.com | Jan 24, 2009 | 2 Comments

READER Q&A - Should I Breed My Mare?

Byron takes a reader's question and dispenses his opinion about matching class and quality in Thoroughbred mating decisions.... More...

Written by Byron Rogers | Jan 22, 2009 | 25 Comments

Reader Question -- Broodmare Analysis Report with Free Stallions

A reader asks about the benefits of purchasing a Broodmare Analysis report versus obtaining complimentary ratings from the 350+ stallions subscribed to the pedigree nicking service.... More...

Written by sgillies | Jan 16, 2009 | 0 Comments

Broodmare Analysis Report Unveiled

The new Broodmare Analysis Report provides an efficient and comprehensive way to analyze the crosses of multiple mares against multiple stallions. ... More...

Written by sgillies | Jan 12, 2009 | 2 Comments

Second-Season Sires Make a Quick Impact

A couple of sophomore sires earned high marks in 2008.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Jan 09, 2009 | 10 Comments

Florida's Signature Stallions Offers Free Nicks for Full Roster

Signature Stallions' roster includes sons of Montbrook, Saint Ballado, Smoke Glacken, Unbridled's Song, and Way West (FR).... More...

Written by moneil@truenicks.com | Jan 08, 2009 | 0 Comments

Up the Hill Farms Offers Options for Caribbean Thoroughbred Breeders

Representing the Caribbean islands of Trinidad and Tobago is Up the Hill Farms, a Thoroughbred stallion station standing studs from the Storm Cat and Danzig lines.... More...

Written by moneil@truenicks.com | Jan 08, 2009 | 0 Comments

Identify Thoroughbred Mares Carrying Foals With Promise

For Keeneland's January breeding stock sale, the team at TrueNicks identifies several broodmares whose produce records reveal promising patterns, based on the nick ratings of their previous and current matings.... More...

Written by sgillies | Jan 07, 2009 | 7 Comments

Tomorrow's Nick Today -- Milwaukee Brew and Holy Bull

Alan Porter has written previously about Holy Bull and his sons... he's also commented on Milwaukee Brew's stud career ... well, today, it all comes together as Alan predicts a future pedigree affinity between these two sires.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Jan 06, 2009 | 8 Comments

Cherokee Run and Rahy -- A Blushing Groom Nick

While the cross of Blushing Groom (FR) stallions over daughters from the same line is debatable, there's no question that his son Rahy is emerging as a true damsire of sires.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Jan 05, 2009 | 9 Comments

A Nick in the Making? Indian Charlie and Storm Cat

Repeated pedigree patterns make the cross of Indian Charlie and Storm Cat appear promising -- and it might not matter which is at the top of the pedigree and which is in the damsire line.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Jan 02, 2009 | 5 Comments