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TrueNicks.com Now Serving Classic & Enhanced Reports

Friday, February 22, 2013 1:30 PM

TrueNicks.com is now serving TrueNicks Classic and Enhanced reports at TrueNicks.com/Products . Reports can be ordered for any horse or hypothetical mating. Classic reports ($15) include the powerful TrueNicks rating, five-generation pedigree, and top five racehorses bred on the cross. Enhanced reports ($25) add a second page of data points for starters, auction... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Feb 22, 2013 | 1 Comment

Announcing the All New Key Ancestors Report

Thursday, January 10, 2013 11:00 AM

Today TrueNicks is pleased to announce the new Key Ancestors Report, a breakthrough report that considers your mare's entire pedigree—all male and female ancestors—and identifies the key ancestors to seek out or avoid in the pedigrees of stallions in prospective matings. TrueNicks' Byron Rogers and Ian Tapp discuss the new report in the video below. brightcove... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Jan 10, 2013 | 41 Comments

TrueNicks Broodmare Reports Now a Triple Threat

Monday, January 09, 2012 3:00 PM

In January 2009, a little more than a year after the launch of the TrueNicks website, the Broodmare Analysis Report was announced. The report allows breeders to cross their mare with up to 50 selected stallions and provides a catalog-style pedigree for the mare. The report lists the stallions in order of TrueNicks rating and Broodmare Sire Improvement Index,... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter | Jan 09, 2012 | 0 Comments

TrueNicks Celebrates 4 Years

Tuesday, December 20, 2011 8:45 AM

We at TrueNicks are pleased to announce our 4th anniversary this month! Time flies, and it's amazing to think that TrueNicks is now beginning its 5th Northern Hemisphere breeding season. TrueNicks was founded in 2007 as a partnership between Pedigree Consultants (Alan Porter and Byron Rogers) and Blood-Horse Publications, with the calculation running off the... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Dec 20, 2011 | 4 Comments

TrueNicks Gets Enhanced!

Monday, November 22, 2010 12:00 PM

As today's breeders and buyers of racehorses become increasingly savvy, they demand more information when making decisions. Our TrueNicks customers have asked for more, and today we are proud to present the new TrueNicks Enhanced report. The Enhanced report adds a second page of multiple cross-specific data points. Through the end of January, 2011, we are offering... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Nov 22, 2010 | 4 Comments

Updated Cross Notations for TrueNicks

Friday, August 13, 2010 12:00 PM

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... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Aug 13, 2010 | 10 Comments

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TrueNicks Launches Stallion Affinity Report

Thursday, January 07, 2010 9:45 AM

TrueNicks has now added a Stallion Affinity Report to it’s growning stable of products. Utilizing the data-base of The Jockey Club Information Services, the comprehensive report returns ratings for the subject stallion when crossed with mares by any broodmare sire or sire who has been represented by 50 or more runners in either category in the previous year.... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Jan 07, 2010 | 0 Comments

Broodmare Analysis Report Unveiled

Monday, January 12, 2009 5:36 PM

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Written by sgillies | Jan 12, 2009 | 2 Comments

TrueNicks Joins MarketWatch and Owner-Breeder

Wednesday, July 23, 2008 4:07 PM

Alan Porter recently commented on the newly-announced merger of powerhouse Thoroughbred industry newsletters Owner-Breeder International and TBH MarketWatch . "Having been publisher of Owner-Breeder International for the last seven years, I'm delighted by the recent merger of the publication with MarketWatch . The move will both bring the work of OBI's current... Read More...

Written by admin | Jul 23, 2008 | 0 Comments

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Moving Houses... And More

Sunday, July 20, 2008 6:07 PM

In the upcoming months, TrueNicks has a number of innovations and new products to unveil. Some will be quite visible while the others more subtle. One of the changes in the latter category will be the migration of this site in a couple of days from the current standalone platform you see today onto the powerful Blood-Horse Community Server where the blog aspect... Read More...

Written by admin | Jul 20, 2008 | 0 Comments

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A New Look for TrueNicks Reports

Thursday, February 21, 2008 6:02 PM

As part of the TrueNicks commitment to ongoing improvement of our product line, we are pleased to unveil a new look for the basic Hypothetical Mating and Named Foal reports (click on the report names to see samples). The new presentation is designed to be easier to read and interpret, and includes all the same features that users have found on the reports previously... Read More...

Written by admin | Feb 21, 2008 | 0 Comments

Keeneland January Preview: Day Seven

Sunday, January 13, 2008 5:01 AM

Alan Porter has been asked to preview each day of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale. His comments appear on BloodHorseNOW.com , including a special page in that publication’s daily PDF newsletter, which is distributed each day at the salegrounds. As part of Alan’s notes, he has provided a Top 10 list of the short yearlings offered each day, and another... Read More...

Written by admin | Jan 13, 2008 | 0 Comments

Keeneland January Preview: Day Six

Saturday, January 12, 2008 5:01 AM

Alan's Day Six preview: Keeneland January: Day Six Read More...

Written by admin | Jan 12, 2008 | 0 Comments

Keeneland January Preview: Day Five

Friday, January 11, 2008 1:01 PM

Alan's Day Five preview: Keeneland January: Day Five Read More...

Written by admin | Jan 11, 2008 | 0 Comments

Keeneland January Preview: Day Four

Thursday, January 10, 2008 5:01 PM

Alan's Day Four preview: Keeneland January: Day Four Read More...

Written by admin | Jan 10, 2008 | 0 Comments

Keeneland January Preview: Day Three

Wednesday, January 09, 2008 1:01 PM

Alan's Day Three preview: Keeneland January: Day Three Read More...

Written by admin | Jan 09, 2008 | 0 Comments

Keeneland January Preview: Day Two

Tuesday, January 08, 2008 8:01 AM

Alan's Day Two preview: Keeneland January: Day Two Read More...

Written by admin | Jan 08, 2008 | 0 Comments

Keeneland January Preview: Day One

Monday, January 07, 2008 8:01 AM

Alan's Day One preview: Keeneland January: Day One Read More...

Written by admin | Jan 07, 2008 | 0 Comments

In the Beginning

Tuesday, December 18, 2007 4:12 PM

by Alan Porter The launch of TrueNicks represents the completion of a full circle regarding my involvement in the Thoroughbred industry. By age 19 I had completed three years of “hands on” experience working at an English stud farm. Around that time, the English magazine Stud & Stable published an article with a grid showing sire line crosses and the percentage... Read More...

Written by admin | Dec 18, 2007 | 0 Comments