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July 2009 - Posts

Saratoga Yearling Sales Catalogs Now Online

The glorious Saratoga race meeting is now underway -- which means that the highly successful Fasig Tipton Saratoga Select and New York-bred yearling sales are just around the corner. TrueNicks has you covered!... More...

Written by Byron Rogers | Jul 31, 2009 | 0 Comments

Developing a Stakes-Winning Thoroughbred Filly, Part II

In part II of a short series, guest writer Dr. Robert Fishman continues his account of breeding black type winner Girlfrienontheside. Here, he offers background information about the half-siblings of her dam, his homebred mare Refrain.... More...

Written by sgillies | Jul 29, 2009 | 12 Comments

City Slickers -- Carson City's Freshman Sons at Stud

Two sons of Carson City are among the freshman sires recently represented by their first stakes winners.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Jul 28, 2009 | 1 Comment

Danehill Dancer Domination

In Ireland's weekend group I Phoenix Stakes, it was one Danehill Dancer after another.... More...

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

Developing a Stakes-Winning Thoroughbred Filly, Part I

A successful Thoroughbred breeder guest-writes a series of posts describing how he developed a recent stakes winner through two generations of matings.... More...

Written by sgillies | Jul 22, 2009 | 18 Comments

A Storm Cat Kind of Weekend

Twelve graded stakes were run in North America over the weekend, and as the results came in it seemed as if you didn't have a Storm Cat-line horse, you were out of luck. When final results were tallied, runners from that line mopped up seven of those contests.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Jul 15, 2009 | 7 Comments

Tapit Eyes Second-Crop Honors

It's been several years since we have had a crop of sires that look as though they are able to dominate the breeding population. Current second-crop sires appear ready to fill the void as several old stalwarts are pensioned.... More...

Written by Byron Rogers | Jul 10, 2009 | 13 Comments

Dynamite Dynaformer Crossed With Mr. Prospector

For a decade, Dynaformer produced clear evidence that he didn't cross particularly well with Mr. Prospector-line mares. But a change in his mates' physical types has upset the pattern.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Jul 08, 2009 | 36 Comments

Speight of Success

Progeny of second-crop sire Speightstown have been building up black type.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Jul 06, 2009 | 2 Comments

TrueNicks Auction Guide: Fasig-Tipton July Sale

Plan to attend the Fasig-Tipton yearling sale later this month? Check out TrueNicks scores here!... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Jul 02, 2009 | 11 Comments