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May 2010 - Posts

Historic Dead Heat in Japanese Oaks

An international wrap-up of the weekend's stakes races features the first ever dead heat in a Japanese grade I event.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | May 26, 2010 | 1 Comment

Gentle Reminder

Treat Gently won Saturday's Sheepshead Bay Stakes (gr. II), adding to the recent successes of the Green Desert sire line.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | May 25, 2010 | 0 Comments

Canford Can Get a Mile

One of the most impressive European juveniles last season, Canford Cliffs, by Tagula, silenced doubters of his distance capabilities with a powerful score in last weekend's Irish 2,000 Guineas (gr. I).... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | May 24, 2010 | 5 Comments

Kitalpha, the Newest TrueNicks Stallion

This full brother to Kingmambo was a sensation in Zimbabwe before relocating to Gerry and Dana Aschinger's War Horse Place in Lexington.... More...

Written by Ian Tapp | May 21, 2010 | 6 Comments

The Influence of Alydar

The intriguing nick rating of grade I winner Brother Derek and his siblings sheds light on Alydar's unique pedigree impact.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | May 18, 2010 | 32 Comments

Second Time Lucky

Does this sound familiar? A talented son of Smart Strike emerges as a leading Kentucky Derby (gr. I) hopeful; the race goes to a rival who benefits from a rail-hugging ride from Calvin Borel; but the Smart Strike son rebounds to prove his classic credentials in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I).... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | May 17, 2010 | 5 Comments

Complimentary TrueNicks for Preakness

Enjoy free TrueNicks reports for tomorrow's Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico.... More...

Written by Ian Tapp | May 14, 2010 | 0 Comments

New Classic Contenders Emerge

Just a week after the Derby, it was a quiet weekend for U.S. graded stakes action, but the weekend still revealed a couple of three-year-olds who might have the potential to make their presence made from the summer on.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | May 13, 2010 | 0 Comments

Auction Page Available for Barretts May Two-Year-Old Sale

The 2010 Barretts May Sale of Two-Year-Olds In Training will be held Monday, May 10 at Fairplex Park in Pomona, California.... More...

Written by Ian Tapp | May 07, 2010 | 0 Comments

Dubawi, the Heir Apparent?

The millennium looks bright for Dubawi after a series of classic-level performers headlined by last weekend's English 2,000 Guineas (gr. I) champ Makfi.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | May 07, 2010 | 1 Comment

Super Saver a Tribute to His Late Sire

Super Saver is the second Kentucky Derby (gr. I) win for his late sire Maria's Mon, who conquered an unfashionable pedigree and $7,500 initial fee to gain elite status among Kentucky stallions. Alydar was the last stallion to sire two Kentucky Derby winners.... More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | May 06, 2010 | 6 Comments

Sky Conqueror on TrueNicks

Sovereign Award winner as Champion Male Turf Horse, Sky Conqueror stands at Hunterview Farm in Ontario, Canada. His pedigree features an interesting 2 x 4 inbreeding to Nijinsky.... More...

Written by Ian Tapp | May 05, 2010 | 3 Comments

TrueNicks Ratings: Before & After

The top three finishers in both the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks were highly rated on TrueNicks. Let's take a look at these horses' ratings before and after the weekend's results.... More...

Written by Ian Tapp | May 03, 2010 | 0 Comments

Before he was a Kentucky Derby winner....

Back on the 1st of June 2009, as part of our study on the TrueNicks ratings and how they are calculated each year we ran the complete 2007 crops on a number of proven stallions - Giant's Causeway, Stormy Atlantic, Maria's Mon and Johannesburg, along with some then unproven sires with their first runners in Afleet Alex, Eurosilver and Roman Ruler. The goal of the study is to look at how ratings change... More...

Written by Byron Rogers | May 01, 2010 | 2 Comments