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March 2009 - Posts

One 'bad Arizona-bred

This Arizona-bred filly has accomplished something that Peppers Pride never attempted.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Mar 30, 2009 | 28 Comments

Coincidence or Emerging Nick?

Medaglia d'Oro's early returns are promising -- and more than a little surprising.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Mar 27, 2009 | 0 Comments

Success Breeds Success

What happens when a sire/damsire cross establishes some early success and is subsequently tried in large numbers?... More...

Written by Byron Rogers | Mar 25, 2009 | 11 Comments

Nureyev Up Close

Inbreeding to Northern Dancer is now common enough to be unexceptional. The newest trend to show promise is duplicating Nureyev in Thoroughbred pedigrees.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Mar 24, 2009 | 4 Comments

Storm Cat-Line Stallions Dominate Weekend Action

If Sir Thomas More was the man for all seasons then Giant's Causeway (TrueNicks,SRO) is the sire for all-weather. His fellow Storm Cat-line sires also saw success over the weekend of racing.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Mar 23, 2009 | 3 Comments

Galileo's Weekend Stars Have Common Background

ow firmly-established as the heir to Sadlers Wells, Galileo (IRE) had a transatlantic double at the weekend.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Mar 22, 2009 | 0 Comments

Mafaaz Wins -- And Is In

Kempton Park's Kentucky Derby Challenge produced a guaranteed invitation to this year's Kentucky Derby. A colt with distinctly European bloodlines took the all-weather contest -- but does his pedigree hint at Derby success?... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Mar 19, 2009 | 9 Comments

Canibal Eats Up Exbury Rivals

As we kick off a new season of European group races, Alan Porter hails a recent winner -- and points out that another horse in the race merits watching.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Mar 17, 2009 | 0 Comments

TrueNicks by the Numbers

We can talk about the number of subscriptions to the TrueNicks Thoroughbred pedigree nicking service... the 100,000-horse trials... or several other impressive statistics. But here's a figure that YOU have given to us: an average of over 400 user "hits" on each subscribed stallion in the first two months of 2009.... More...

Written by Byron Rogers | Mar 13, 2009 | 1 Comment

Quite Contrary Exceptions

Alan Porter identifies cases where a poor overall sire line affinity can be improved by other pedigree patterns -- a process aided by additional tools included on the TrueNicks report page.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Mar 11, 2009 | 7 Comments

Weekend Action for A.P. Indy and Fappiano Bloodlines

Over and over again, the cross of A.P. Indy/Seattle Slew with daughters from the Fappiano line was in high form this past weekend.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Mar 10, 2009 | 4 Comments

There's A Reason They're On Our "Search For Value" List...

Our "search for value" sires have some impressive progeny appearing in the winner's circle.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Mar 06, 2009 | 0 Comments

Score More For the Fappiano and Unbridled Line

The cross of Fappiano with Blushing Groom (FR) has several impressive winners -- and the reverse cross appears to be a promising nick as well.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Mar 05, 2009 | 0 Comments

Using TrueNicks to Predict Racetrack Success

Byron Rogers introduces a TrueNicks study that will track the 2-year-old crop of several top sires.... More...

Written by Byron Rogers | Mar 05, 2009 | 3 Comments

Quality Located

As Darley's promising stallion son of Gone West enters his 11th stud season, the quality of his foal crops has been anything other than elusive.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Mar 04, 2009 | 3 Comments

Strike Rate -- Exchange Rate Proving a Prophecy

This nick involves inbreeding to representatives of the Mr. Prospector / Buckpasser cross.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Mar 03, 2009 | 8 Comments