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August 2009 - Posts

Jewel in the Crown

With a big summer weekend of stakes on tap, we take a peek back at some compelling stakes winners from the past week.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Aug 28, 2009 | 2 Comments

Keeneland September Auction Page Now Available

With nicking reports available at no cost for more than 4,000 Keeneland September yearlings, you'll want to use this free tool before heading to Keeneland's sales pavilion.... More...

Written by sgillies | Aug 28, 2009 | 0 Comments

Developing a Stakes-Winning Thoroughbred Filly, Part V (Conclusion)

In the conclusion to the series, Dr. Fishman discusses his choice of Big Brown for a 2009 mating and offers encouragement to his fellow Thoroughbred enthusiasts.... More...

Written by sgillies | Aug 27, 2009 | 7 Comments

Pleasant Progress

Pleasantly Perfect wasn't the most precocious of runners and now that his first crop (now 3yo's) has had time to mature, they are beginning to shine in stakes competition.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Aug 26, 2009 | 1 Comment

Combining Like Breds

Combining similarly bred ancestors like Woodman, Miswaki, Mining and Seeking the Gold may prove beneficial.... More...

Written by Byron Rogers | Aug 25, 2009 | 5 Comments

Interesting Patterns Abound in Elusive Quality's Latest String of Stakes Winners

With six stakes winners in the month of August, Elusive Quality is America's hottest stallion...... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Aug 24, 2009 | 3 Comments

Developing a Stakes-Winning Thoroughbred Filly, Part IV

In part IV of the series, the breeder of a recent black type winner reveals many of the pedigree and conformation considerations that he deliberated for the stakes winner's dam.... More...

Written by sgillies | Aug 20, 2009 | 6 Comments

Blushing Groom and Service Stripe Double-Team

Young sires Pollard's Vision and Even the Score are represented by stakes winners -- two of which have an interesting pedigree connection.... More...

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

User Q&A -- Why Does Holy Bull/In Reality Outrate Holy Bull Sons in the Same Cross?

A reader asks why a nick rating changes depending on whether an individual stallion or one of his sons is used in a cross.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Aug 17, 2009 | 2 Comments

Welcoming the Stallions of Australia's Emirates Park

The stallions of Australia's Emirates Park Stud are now available for complimentary nick ratings.... More...

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

Smart Strike -- Striking Fast and Early

Smart Strike is a horse whose runners do their best work when given some time and distance. But not always....... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Aug 13, 2009 | 14 Comments

Ten Myths: You've Read the Report, Now Watch the Webinar!

A few weeks back, we presented a fun paper called Top 10 Myths About Nicks in Thoroughbred Breeding. Today at 2 p.m., Alan Porter and Byron Rogers will host a half-hour video on the topic.... More...

Written by sgillies | Aug 06, 2009 | 1 Comment

Developing a Stakes-Winning Thoroughbred Filly, Part III

Successful breeder Dr. Robert Fishman continues recounting the story of a stakes winner. In this post, we read about the many stallions considered for the young mare Refrain, in the seasons leading up to the emergence of Girfrienontheside.... More...

Written by sgillies | Aug 05, 2009 | 2 Comments

California Chatter

Dixie Chatter enters stud at River Edge Farm in California.... More...

Written by moneil@truenicks.com | Aug 05, 2009 | 1 Comment

Your Turn: Time to Suggest a Mating for Rachel Closes FRIDAY!

Classic-winning filly Rachel Alexandra gave the boys a lesson this weekend in the Haskell. Because of her latest accomplishment we're going to extend our request for readers' choices for Rachel's best breeding match.... More...

Written by Byron Rogers | Aug 03, 2009 | 100 Comments