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May 2009 - Posts

Runaways Run Away From the Field

The Runaway Groom branch of Blushing Groom had a very useful weekend.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | May 28, 2009 | 9 Comments

Magical Day for Night of Magic

This Irish-bred winner of the Italian Oaks has a distinctly German family with plenty of classics to its credit.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | May 28, 2009 | 0 Comments

Like Father Like Son for Machiavellian, Street Cry

The father and son team of Machiavellian and Street Cry made their presence strongly felt in last few days. ... More...

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

Dancer's Classic Double

Already established as Danehill's most prolific stallion son, Danehill Dancer advanced his reputation still further at the weekend with an Irish Guineas classic double.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | May 26, 2009 | 2 Comments

Announcing New Feature for Stallion Owners

Mare owners may run TrueNicks reports for over 350 stallions for FREE thanks to stud farms that subscribe to the service. For stallion owners, TrueNicks is pleased to offer tools that help quantify the service's benefits. ... More...

Written by Byron Rogers | May 22, 2009 | 0 Comments

A Lot to Like on Preakness Undercard

Pimlico's undercard races on Preakness Day received less than their due of attention this year following Rachel Alexandra's historic Classic triumph.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | May 19, 2009 | 1 Comment

No Charity for Peter Pan Rivals With Belmont Hopes

A brief introduction to Alan Porter's pedigree review of Peter Pan (gr. II) winner Charitable Man.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | May 14, 2009 | 1 Comment

French Classics Are Boon For Irish National Stud

Alan Porter reviews the bloodlines of newly-minted classic winners Elusive Wave and Silver Frost, heroes of the French One and Two Thousand Guineas.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | May 13, 2009 | 0 Comments

Your Turn: Analyze Rachel Alexandra's Breeding Opportunities

Rachel Alexandra has taken North American racing by storm. The runaway winner of the Kentucky Oaks has been sold since her Classic win, she's been involved in some Preakness controversy, and her new owners have indicated mating plans even before her retirement. Amidst all the hoopla, TrueNicks readers are asked to help select the perfect stallion to match an exceptional mare. Read on for the rules of the game....... More...

Written by Byron Rogers | May 11, 2009 | 160 Comments

Dehere and Storm Cat Emerge as Profitable Duo

Sons of Storm Cat and daughters of Dehere -- the combination is proving to be a top-notch nick.... More...

Written by Byron Rogers | May 07, 2009 | 13 Comments

Euro Action -- Sea the Stars

Sea The Stars is yet another group I winner out of Urban Sea -- but the English Two Thousand Guineas winner has several other fascinating influences in his pedigree.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | May 07, 2009 | 4 Comments

Ghanaati is Giant Cause for Celebration

The Giant's Causeway filly Ghanaati became a classic winner over the weekend. Alan Porter delves into her female family and finds a blue hen.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | May 06, 2009 | 4 Comments

Tied Together -- Birdstone, Medaglia d'Oro, and Musket Man

Several recent posts inspire us to take a quick look at some similarities -- perhaps coincidental -- between the pedigrees of Birdstone, Medaglia d'Oro, and Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) third Musket Man. ... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | May 05, 2009 | 1 Comment

Classic Review -- Rachel's Romp

Alan Porter finds a link between Rachel Alexandra, Mine That Bird, and a surprising group of young sires.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | May 05, 2009 | 10 Comments

Derby's All Mine

Although Mine That Bird's pedigree is not especially fashionable, it's actually full of classic influences.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | May 04, 2009 | 14 Comments