Updated Cross Notations for TrueNicks
Written by Ian Tapp | Aug 13, 2010 |
TrueNicks cross notations are now more descriptive, telling you specifically which generations are being considered in each rating.
To make the nick rating statistically relevant, TrueNicks requires at least two stakes winners or 15 starters to rate a cross. If these criteria are not met by the direct Sire/Broodmare Sire cross, the TrueNicks algorithm incorporates previous generations in order to gain a stronger representation of sire line affinity, going only as far back as the grandsire of the sire and the grandsire of the broodmare sire.