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August 2013 - Posts

Will Take Charge's Resilience Pays Off in Travers

Will Take Charge, who finally got his big win over the weekend, is one of at least six current 3-year-old stakes winners inbred to Fappiano.... More...

Written by Alan Porter | Aug 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Forego by the Numbers

Dr. Manuel Gilman, the famed NYRA chief veternarian, has given us an insight into the biomechanical measurements of the three-time Horse of the Year Forego. ... More...

Written by Byron Rogers | Aug 28, 2013 | 10 Comments

Free TrueNicks Reports Available for the Travers Stakes

Verrazano, Palace Malice, and Orb headline the $1 million Travers Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course.... More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Aug 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

New Stallion Niagara Brings Sire's Family to New Zealand

Niagara combines bloodlines of Encosta de Lago and Redoute's Choice, the two dominant Australian sires of the past decade.... More...

Written by Alan Porter | Aug 19, 2013 | 3 Comments

Departing Adds to Confidence on War Front/Pulpit Cross

While there is no doubt that nicks tend to run in sire lines, we've also often found it profitable to consider the dam of a stallion when attempting to predict potential crosses.... More...

Written by Alan Porter | Aug 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Review

Plenty has changed in the macro- and micro-economic climates since last year's Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling sale, but despite the various undercurrents, as far as numbers sold, totals, and average, we ended up more or less in the same spot as 12 months ago.... More...

Written by Alan Porter | Aug 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Leading Commercial Sires: Who Will Carry On the Lines?

Alan Porter takes a quick look at the top 10 commercial sires of 2013 by yearling average and ponders on the potential for them to extend their lines.... More...

Written by Alan Porter | Aug 12, 2013 | 35 Comments

Smart Strike/Wild Again Nick Moving Fast

This emerging nick boasts 11 winners, including four stakes winners, from just 12 starters so far.... More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Aug 09, 2013 | 7 Comments

Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Yearling Sale Preview

Alan Porter profiles some of the well-related yearlings in the Aug. 5-6 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Yearling Sale.... More...

Written by Alan Porter | Aug 01, 2013 | 0 Comments