May 2014 - Posts

Oh, Brother! A Look at Full Brothers in Pedigrees

Full brothers are often used in nicking patterns as substitutes for one another, but why does one nick work with one brother and not another?... More...

Written by Byron Rogers | May 23, 2014 | 11 Comments

Unbridled's Legacy: North American Second-Crop Sires

It hasn't taken long for the second-season sires of 2014 to make their presence felt, and already four of them have been represented grade I winners. Alan Porter discusses the influence of Unbridled on this crop.... More...

Written by Alan Porter | May 20, 2014 | 1 Comment

Miss Steele: a Case for a Clever Inbreeding

The recent gr.III winner Miss Steele raises the case again for using judicious inbreeding when faced with stock of moderate ability. Alan Porter discusses how inbreeding can be used to great effect.... More...

Written by Alan Porter | May 12, 2014 | 6 Comments

Not Enough Data? How the Key Ancestors Report Gives a Breeder an Answer

The mare Cameron's Buddy presented a unique challenge for her owner when deciding on a mate. Alan Porter explains how the Key Ancestors Report with Analysis was able to find an optimal mating for the mare.... More...

Written by Alan Porter | May 09, 2014 | 2 Comments

Kentucky Derby 140 Pedigrees Examined

Getting the distance in the Kentucky Derby is as much about class as it is about pedigree. Here are the TrueNicks Enhanced Reports to make your pedigree picks.... More...

Written by Byron Rogers | May 01, 2014 | 18 Comments