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September 2009 - Posts

A Weekend For The Groom

The influence of Blushing Groom remains strong as he's found in several stakes pedigrees from last weekend - and in some surprising patterns... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Sep 29, 2009 | 0 Comments

Walmac Kentucky Renews TrueNicks Subscription

Walmac Farm in Kentucky will once again sponsor complimentary TrueNicks on all of their stallions for the 2010 season.... More...

Written by moneil@truenicks.com | Sep 25, 2009 | 0 Comments

A Juvenile Weekend

First crop sires Kitten's Joy and Roman Ruler were among the stallions with juvenile stakes winners last weekend.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Sep 23, 2009 | 4 Comments

Three Chimneys Continues Offering Free TrueNicks

Three Chimneys Farm in Kentucky has renewed their TrueNicks subscription for all 11 of their stallions. ... More...

Written by moneil@truenicks.com | Sep 23, 2009 | 8 Comments

Airdrie Stallions Rejoins TrueNicks for 2010

Complimentary TrueNicks ratings for the stallions standing at Brereton Jone's Airdrie Stud in Kentucky will once again be available to breeders for the 2010 breeding season.... More...

Written by moneil@truenicks.com | Sep 23, 2009 | 0 Comments

Ohio Stallion Bold Truth Joins TrueNicks

Belford Farm in Mt. Gilead, Ohio is the first Ohio farm to sign on with TrueNicks.... More...

Written by moneil@truenicks.com | Sep 22, 2009 | 1 Comment

Oh Canada

There was plenty of stakes action in Canada this past weekend. Alan Porter comments on the pedigrees of three of the biggest Woodbine winners.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Sep 21, 2009 | 0 Comments

Juddmonte Stallions Back With TrueNicks

Free TrueNicks reports for Aptitude (TrueNicks,SRO), Empire Maker (TrueNicks,SRO), First Defence (TrueNicks,SRO) and Mizzen Mast (TrueNicks,SRO) will once again be available to breeders for the 2010 season courtesy of Juddmonte Farm. ... More...

Written by moneil@truenicks.com | Sep 21, 2009 | 2 Comments

Signature Stallions Once Again on TrueNicks for 2010

Signature Stallions in Reddick, Florida has renewed their subscription to TrueNicks for the 2010 breeding season. The William Schettine-owned stallion stallion station is home to seven stallions, including Florida's leading second crop sire in Chapel Royal . The son of Florida stalwart Montbrook also ranks among the top ten second crop sires nationally and among the top five of all Florida stallions... More...

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

Margaux Farm Renews TrueNicks Subscription for 2010

Kentucky-based Margaux Farm will once again sponsor free TrueNicks for their six stallions for the upcoming year. Devil His Due ( TrueNicks , SRO ) and Cryptoclearance ( TrueNicks , SRO ) are the two veterans of the Margaux roster. Both tough, consistent multiple grade I winners who each earned over $3 million, the stallions combined have sired 78 stakes winners and the earners of nearly $90 million... More...

Written by moneil@truenicks.com | Sep 19, 2009 | 0 Comments

Adena Springs Renews For 2010; Adds Einstein

Free TrueNicks for the 21 stallions standing under the Adena Springs banner will once again be available for the 2010 breeding season. This group includes the very interesting Einstein (BRZ) ( TrueNicks , SRO ) who was purchased by Stronach Racing prior to the Pacific Classic (gr. I). If not for an impossible trip in the Stephen Foster H. (gr I), Einstein would be the first runner with grade I scores... More...

Written by moneil@truenicks.com | Sep 18, 2009 | 0 Comments

Magali Farms Renews & Adds New Stallions to TrueNicks

Magali Farms in California will have four stallions enrolled in TrueNicks for the 2010 breeding season. Free TrueNicks reports have been available on Decarchy ( TrueNicks , SRO ) and Decarchy ( TrueNicks , SRO ) since last fall and Magali will sponsor two additional stallions, Atticus ( TrueNicks , SRO ) and Ten Most Wanted ( TrueNicks , SRO ). Multiple graded winner Decarchy is one of the more promising... More...

Written by moneil@truenicks.com | Sep 18, 2009 | 1 Comment

Indiana Stallion Hap Joins TrueNicks

Theatrical (IRE) ( TrueNicks , SRO ) 's multiple grade stakes-winning son Hap ( TrueNicks , SRO ) is one of the latest stallions to join the Indiana stallion ranks. He is also among the newcomers to the TrueNicks roster for 2010. Hap was one of the better middle distance turf runners earlier this decade, winning six graded events at 8, 8 ½ and 9 furlongs, including the Shadwell Keeneland Turf Mile... More...

Written by moneil@truenicks.com | Sep 17, 2009 | 0 Comments

Q&A - Why Doesn't Aptitude Rate Well With Mr Prospector Line Mares?

There is an interesting phenomenon occurring with sons of A. P. Indy which is not represented well in other nicking services and indeed is why an opportunity based program such as TrueNicks which looks at all the foals bred on a cross has an advantage in our opinion.... More...

Written by Byron Rogers | Sep 14, 2009 | 3 Comments

Q & A -- Can the 'X-Factor' be Incorporated in TrueNicks Pedigrees?

Dale asks : I am a small breeder in NY, and have a limited barn of mares. I have been fascinated with the X-factor in the breeding process and wonder why the nick reports do not highlight the heart scores of those known. It also would be nice to see if a stud is a single copy and if a mare was a single of double copy. I recently had a race filly die, and her heart was weighed as part of the autopsy... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Sep 11, 2009 | 29 Comments

The Rest of The Story

While Rachel Alexandra rewrote the history books at Saratoga, there were plenty of other graded winners of note last weekend, including another by her sire Medaglia d'Oro.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Sep 09, 2009 | 8 Comments

Juvenile Jottings

Afleet Alex became the first sire of his crop to sire a grade I winner after Dublin's victory in the Hopeful Stakes, one of four grade I events for juveniles over the Labor Day weekend.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Sep 08, 2009 | 10 Comments

TrueNicks and Australia's Bluebloods Reach Agreement

TrueNicks and Australia's premier online stallion directory Bluebloods are pleased to announce a joint venture between the companies. Featured stallions on the Bluebloods site that are also subscribed to TrueNicks' pedigree rating service now have a TrueNicks link on their landing page.... More...

Written by Byron Rogers | Sep 07, 2009 | 0 Comments

Giant Shoes to Fill

Footstepsinthesand and Shamardal, two young sons of Giant's Causeway, are showing great promise in Europe.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Sep 02, 2009 | 3 Comments

Powering to the Top

Termagant's win in the Moyglare Stud Stakes (gr. I) for 2yo's makes Powerscourt the first sire of his crop with a grade/group I winner.... More...

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

Another Weekend, Another Runaway Filly

Icon Project, Sara Louise, Capt. Candyman Can & Summer Bird all won graded races at Saratoga last weekend. All four are by noteworthy sires and have noteworthy pedigree patterns.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Sep 02, 2009 | 3 Comments