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

Few stallions have had the kind of success in the past decade as [Dyaformer]. Barbaro, Lucarno, Perfect Drift, Riskaverse, Starrer, Film Maker and Purim are all among his 18 career group/grade I winners. And he’s certainly not slowing down as he has four group/grade I winners in three different countries in 2009 alone, among them Gozzip Girl and German classic winner Wiener Walzer.

Sky Mesa (TrueNicks,SRO) is another success story for Three Chimneys. The grade I-winning son of Pulpit was the top ranked second crop sire of 2008 and ranks behind only Empire Maker on this year’s third crop chart.

Breeders’ Cup Mile (gr. I) winner War Chant (TrueNicks,SRO) has quietly become a very good international racehorse sire. He’s got a group I juvenile winner this year in Kingsfort, who is just one of his 25 career stakes winners (7% from foals).

Exchange Rate (TrueNicks,SRO) and Yes It's True (TrueNicks,SRO) began their careers in Florida before graduating to Three Chimneys and both are consistent sources of top flight runners. Exchange Rate is the sire of 11 stakes winners in 2009, while Yes It’s True already has a pair of juvenile stakes winners to his credit this year and ranks 20th on the General Sire List.

Three Chimneys is home to two of the more popular runners of the 2000’s in dual classic winners Smarty Jones (TrueNicks,SRO) and Big Brown (TrueNicks,SRO). The former is the sire multiple graded winner Backtalk, one of the top juvenile colts in the U. S., from his second crop. Big Brown lost only once in his stellar career, and his ability to excel on both turf and dirt makes him an ideal stallion prospect. He will be standing his second year in 2010.

Point Given (TrueNicks,SRO) is another popular dual classic winner in the Three Chimneys stud barn. The son of Thunder Gulch has proven more than useful, particularly with his runners on the all-weather, siring the likes of multiple champion Sealy Hill and the grade I winners Go Between and Point Ashley.

The Three Chimneys roster is rounded out by the Lewis Michael (TrueNicks,SRO) (also standing his second season in 2010), a son of Three Chimneys' longtime stalwart Rahy; Flower Alley (TrueNicks,SRO) who will be the first grade I winner by Distorted Humor with runners when his first crop hit the races next spring and Good Reward (TrueNicks,SRO) , a grade I-winning full brother to Pure Prize, who will also have his first crop debut next year.


Three Chimneys Farm is the best,the way you take care of your horses is way cool.My personal favorite is Dynaformer just love that horse,second has to Big Brown what personality he has.A truly first class organization!!!!

Tracy 23 Sep 2009 3:17 PM

Big Brown should make a GREAT sire, he was a horse who could run on any surface, any distance.

Brian 23 Sep 2009 6:17 PM

Let us not forget Dynaformer,s European 2 year old filly champion

Rainbow View.It might be said as a 2 year old champion she has disappointed at 3 but I thought she

ran creditably well in all her races as they were all at the grade 1 level and looked good in winning the Matron Stakes in Ireland last time.Hopefully she will become a good broodmare and I am looking forward to seeing who she will be bred to when her racing days are over.

John T. 23 Sep 2009 10:25 PM

Point Given is my personal favorite, though all the others at Three Chimneys are top class.

justsaygo 24 Sep 2009 12:59 PM

I have always loved Point Given from the first time I saw him.  He should have been a Triple Crown winner and in my book, he is.  I would love to visit Three Chimneys just to see him.

Rosemary Everett 01 Oct 2009 9:23 PM

My Boundary mare's True Nicks rating with Lewis Michael is C+.However her rating with Rahy is an A.I am confused by this especialy since the best horses bred on this cross are obvious the same. Thanks Guys

Byron's Reply: Thanks for the question. It gives us a chance to explain some of the program. TrueNicks works on a series of logic flow questions which require parameters to be met before the actual calculation is made. In the case of Rahy/Boundary mare it is able to complete the calculation when it gathers the data on Rahy when bred to mares by Danzig and his sons. There are enough examples of the cross being tried for a calculation to be made. In the case of Lewis Michael he has no foals to make such a calculation on himself, so he is treated as a generic son of Rahy. In this case we are looking at Rahy and his sons when bred to mares by Danzig and his sons. The addition of Rahy's sons into the equation (the likes of Fantastic Light, Noverre, etc) is what is making the difference. In Europe and Australia these sons of Rahy have seen an awful lot of Danzig line mares with limited success. Their failure to at least be as good as their sire with Danzig line mares is what is influencing the rating for Lewis Michael as their results are included in his calculation.

maryvet 18 Oct 2009 1:17 PM

Thanks for the explanation.It really helped clarify the Report.Can you give any suggestions as to a sire for my Boundary mare out of a King Mambo dam.I would like to stay under 40K.Thanks again!

maryvet 20 Oct 2009 9:12 PM


How about you run a TrueNicks broodmare analysis report? For $195 you can select all the stallions that you like and they are rated against your mare and a report is returned to you with all the ratings, an up to date pedigree and a ranking of the stallions.


brogers 22 Oct 2009 11:51 AM

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