February 2009 - Posts

Quick Saga

Real Saga adds to the success of his sire, the spectacularly-bred Tale of the Cat.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Feb 25, 2009 | 0 Comments

Frost Giant Joins Empire Stallions

The addition of Suburban Handicap (gr. I) winner Frost Giant to Empire Stud's roster gives us the opportunity to review that stallion station's full line-up.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Feb 24, 2009 | 0 Comments

On the Warpath

Three Chimneys' War Chant turns up an impressive string of black type winners... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Feb 22, 2009 | 4 Comments

Washington Represented -- Homer Thoroughbreds Joins TrueNicks

TrueNicks is pleased to announce the enrollment of its first two stallions standing in Washington State. Chumaree and Prospected both stand at Homer Thoroughbreds in Burbank, Wa. Chumaree ( TrueNicks , SRO ) sold for $450,000 as a weanling at the Keeneland November sale. Out of a mare by Secretariat, he is a son of Hennessy, already the sire of the promising Johannesburg in Kentucky. Prospected ( TrueNicks... More...

Written by moneil@truenicks.com | Feb 21, 2009 | 0 Comments

Louisiana's Powerhouse Clear Creek Stud Offers Service to Breeders

Leading Louisiana breeder Clear Creek Stud makes TrueNicks reports available at no charge for eight stallions.... More...

Written by moneil@truenicks.com | Feb 20, 2009 | 0 Comments

Proven Stallions Keep On Proving

There's a reason we call certain stallions "proven" producers -- and this past weekend's big stakes included victories by the progeny of these old stand-bys.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Feb 12, 2009 | 7 Comments

Tapit Takes Two

The sophomore son of Pulpit enjoyed a big weekend with high-profile winners.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Feb 11, 2009 | 10 Comments

Equineline.com Now Offers Broodmare Analysis Report

The Jockey Club makes the new TrueNicks Broodmare Analysis report part of its equineline.com reporting features -- opening up the nicking service to a worldwide audience.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Feb 10, 2009 | 0 Comments

Fappiano / Blushing Groom Cross Is On Fire

A string of high-profile winners sheds light on the cross of Fappiano and Blushing Groom.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Feb 05, 2009 | 14 Comments

Reader Question -- Why do the Dosage Index and TrueNicks Score Seem to Disagree Sometimes?

TrueNicks reports include several data elements in addition to the nick rating and variant score. A broodmare owner inquires about using Dosage information as part of his pedigree evaluations.... More...

Written by sgillies | Feb 03, 2009 | 3 Comments

Whywhywhy Out From Under the Radar

A pair of graded winners in a couple of hours' span focuses the spotlight on Gainesway's Whywhywhy, whose third crop are 3-year-olds of 2009.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Feb 03, 2009 | 0 Comments

Reader Question -- Just Perfect

A reader's question about a Forty Niner over Lyphard cross inspires Alan to discuss some exciting inbreeding patterns from similar crosses.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Feb 02, 2009 | 0 Comments