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Darby Dan Stallions Join TrueNicks

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 4:00 PM

TrueNicks is pleased to welcome the stallions of Darby Dan Farm. From its beginnings as Colonel E. R. Bradley’s Idle Hour a century ago, John Galbreath developed Darby Dan into one of the most successful Kentucky breeding operations. The historic pillars of Darby Dan include the imported Ribot, homebred Roberto, and a distinguished band of broodmares. Today,... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Sep 14, 2011 | 1 Comment

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Biomechanics, Performance Take Spotlight at Conference

Thursday, September 01, 2011 11:45 AM

In addition to internationally known speakers on Thoroughbred pedigrees and genetics , next week's 2011 Thoroughbred Pedigree, Genetics & Performance Conference will feature experts on equine physiology and biomechanics, and how these elements relate to performance. The conference will be held at the Marriott Griffin Gate hotel in Lexington, Ky., September 7... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Sep 01, 2011 | 3 Comments

Conference Features Top Pedigree Pundits

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 4:00 PM

The two-day 2011 Thoroughbred Pedigree, Genetics & Performance Conference , to be held at the Marriott Griffin Gate hotel in Lexington, Ky., September 7-8, kicks off one week from today, and several well-known pedigree analysts will be on hand to share their perspective. Scene at last year's panel discussion The agenda includes Sid Fernando, president of eMatings... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Aug 31, 2011 | 5 Comments

Genetics Will Be Hot Topic at Conference

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 3:15 PM

With the 2011 Thoroughbred Pedigree, Genetics & Performance Conference just over a week away, the excitement is building for what looks to be a highly educational two-day summit. It will be held at the Marriott Griffin Gate hotel in Lexington, Ky., September 7-8. Scene at last year's panel discussion Last year's event (then a single-day format) was heavy on genetics... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Aug 30, 2011 | 4 Comments

Keeneland September TrueNicks Available

Friday, August 26, 2011 12:00 PM

Keeneland has cataloged 4,319 yearlings for its 2011 September Yearling Sale ( view catalog at Keeneland's website ) to be held Sept. 11-24 in Lexington, Ky. This year's catalog includes 3,763 yearlings (87%) sired by TrueNicks subscribed stallions, meaning that complimentary reports are available for these hips. Use the link below to view the hips for the entire... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Aug 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

Kitchwin Hills Joins TrueNicks

Tuesday, July 19, 2011 10:30 AM

Set in the Isis Valley near Scone, Kitchwin Hills is home to two exciting young sires, Dane Shadow and Duporth, one an extremely promising young son of Danehill, and the other a horse with tremendous potential as an outcross for Danehill. Dane Shadow (AUS) ( TrueNicks ) – a group stakes-winning sprinter by Danehill out of champion 3-year-old filly Slight Chance... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter | Jul 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

Pedigree, Genetics & Performance Conference Announced

Thursday, July 14, 2011 2:30 PM

The Blood-Horse magazine, in conjunction with Pedigree Consultants LLC and TrueNicks.com, announces the 2011 Thoroughbred Pedigree, Genetics, and Performance Conference . The two-day event will be hosted at the Marriott Griffin Gate hotel in Lexington, Kentucky, on September 7-8, 2011, conveniently preceding the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Designed to... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Jul 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Larneuk Stud Stallions Join TrueNicks

Wednesday, July 06, 2011 1:30 PM

Larneuk Stud is a proven winner-producing nursery, situated near Euroa in the heart of Victoria’s thoroughbred country. The farm has now subscribed two of its promising young sires to TrueNicks, allowing breeders to run complimentary hypothetical matings with O’Lonhro and Bramshaw. O'Lonhro (AUS) ( TrueNicks , SRO ), who will soon commence his second season at... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter | Jul 06, 2011 | 0 Comments

Blue Gum Farm Joins TrueNicks

Tuesday, June 07, 2011 11:30 PM

Blue Gum Farm near Euroa, Victoria, has a 30-year history, and is famed for nurturing the early career of one of Australia’s outstanding sires, Encosta de Lago. Today, the farm is at the forefront of the Victorian breeding industry, and is home to one of the strongest stallion rosters in the state. That roster includes the only European classic winner by Danzig... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter | Jun 07, 2011 | 1 Comment

Arrowfield Stud Joins TrueNicks

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 4:00 PM

The latest Australian stallion farm to join TrueNicks is Arrowfield, the Hunter Valley powerhouse whose roster is headed by champion sire Redoute’s Choice. Winner of the Blue Diamond Stakes (gr. I) in two starts at 2, Redoute's Choice (AUS) ( TrueNicks , SRO ) earned a title as champion Australasian 3-year-old miler the following year, capturing the Caulfield... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter | May 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

Vinery Australia Now on TrueNicks

Thursday, May 26, 2011 4:00 PM

Established on a property with a near 100-year history as a Thoroughbred nursery, Vinery Australia offers a line-up of stallions that encompasses the best of both international breeding and domestic bloodlines. The roster is headed by More Than Ready ( TrueNicks , SRO ), a brilliant juvenile and grade I-winning 3-year-old sprinter who has the unique distinction... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter | May 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

Widden Stud Now Available on TrueNicks

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 12:30 PM

Widden Stud has been a breeding farm since 1867 and has been in the same family – the Thompsons – for seven generations. They have stood Australian champion sires Lochiel, Grafton, Malster, Bletchingly, Vain, and Marscay. Despite its proud history, however, the focus is firmly on the future, with the farm presenting a roster of outstanding young stallions. The... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter | May 18, 2011 | 1 Comment

Patinack Farm Joins TrueNicks

Monday, May 16, 2011 5:00 PM

One of the newest stallion farms on the Australian scene, Patinack has quickly gathered an impressive roster of stallions, which for the 2011 breeding season will feature newly-retired classic winers Lope de Vega and Monaco Consul. Lope de Vega (IRE) ( TrueNicks ) is a son of Shamardal, a horse who was never beaten on the turf, earning honours as European champion... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter | May 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Coolmore Australia Joins TrueNicks

Thursday, May 12, 2011 5:25 PM

One of the strongest stallion rosters, both in terms of numbers and quality, is that which stands under the Coolmore banner. Leading the team is Encosta de Lago (AUS) ( TrueNicks , SRO ). The group I-winning son of Sadler’s Wells’ brother Fairy King has already earned honors as a champion sire. A winner of the 1996 VicHealth Cup (gr. I, video below) over 1400m... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter | May 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

Stryker, Son of Fastnet Rock, Joins

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 5:00 PM

It hasn’t taken long for champion 3-year-old and sprinter Fastnet Rock to emerge as one of Danehill’s most exciting sons at stud. With his third crop only 2-year-olds of 2010-2011, he has already been represented by 15 stakes winners, 11 of those graded, among them the group I scorers Wanted, Irish Lights, and Rock Classic, as well as current juvenile Smart Missile... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter | Apr 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

Ilala Stud Stallions Join TrueNicks

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 1:30 PM

Ilala Stud, near Scone in Australia's Hunter Valley, has two talented runners that are an outcross for the sire lines currently dominating the Australian breeding scene. The tough chestnut Honor in War ( TrueNicks ) won the Turf Classic (gr. I) over nine furlongs (1800m), Arlington Handicap (gr. III), and the Fort Lauderdale Handicap, while racing in the U.S... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter | Apr 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

Yarraman Park Stallions Join

Tuesday, April 19, 2011 2:00 PM

Australia is home to a branch of the Nearco line not found elsewhere in the world, that of Showdown. By Nearco’s son Infatuation—a top-class racehorse (he won the Dewhurst Stakes and Royal Lodge Stakes at 2, and the Greenham Stakes and Sandown Classic Trial at 3) but disappointing sire—Showdown was a brilliant juvenile taking the Middle Park Stakes and Coventry... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Apr 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

Waikato Stud Stallions on TrueNicks

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 10:00 AM

One of the hottest stallion rosters in New Zealand is that of Waikato Stud, and now courtesy of Waikato, breeders will be able to obtain complimentary TrueNicks reports for their mares with all eight Waikato Stud stallions. That octet includes two of New Zealand’s best, in O’Reilly and Pins. By Champion Last Tycoon out of Golden Slipper (gr. I)-winning Champion... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Apr 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

Chinese Dragon Joins TrueNicks

Thursday, April 07, 2011 10:00 AM

Chinese Dragon (Stravinsky–Fabulous Fairy, by Alydar) Holding court at Goodwood Stud in Palmerston North, New Zealand, is the exciting young sire Chinese Dragon ( TrueNicks ). Foaled in the U.S., Chinese Dragon was purchased by Coolmore, and as a 2-year-old broke his maiden over six furlongs in the colours of Mrs. John Magnier. Transferred to the U.S. the following... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Apr 07, 2011 | 0 Comments

Westbury Stud Now on TrueNicks

Saturday, April 02, 2011 6:00 AM

In the near 20 years since its inception, Westbury Stud has risen to a place of prominence among New Zealand’s Thoroughbred nurseries. At its Karaka property, it stands seven stallions, drawn from a diverse range of backgrounds. Postponed ( TrueNicks ) is a U.S. graded stakes winner by Summer Squall – classic siring son of Storm Bird – and from the immediate... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Apr 02, 2011 | 0 Comments

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Showcasing Joins Impressive Haunui Roster for 2011

Friday, March 25, 2011 1:00 AM

The latest stallion to join the powerful line-up at Haunui Farm in New Zealand is the record-breaking group II-winning juvenile Showcasing (GB) ( TrueNicks ). Bred by Juddmonte, Showcasing was one of the fastest 2-year-olds of his crop. An impressive maiden winner on his second outing, Showcasing followed up by capturing the historic Gimcrack Stakes (gr. II)... Read More...

Written by Byron Rogers | Mar 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Gainesway Stallions Sign on for Enhanced Report

Thursday, March 17, 2011 10:00 AM

The latest farm to sign up to allow users to run complimentary TrueNicks Enhanced reports is Gainesway Farm, located in Lexington, Kentucky. Gainesway owns a proud history having been home to such as Vaguely Noble, Blushing Groom, Riverman, Lyphard, Cozzene, Broad Brush, and Mr. Greeley. However, with a roster of exciting young horses, the focus is now firmly... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Mar 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

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Doug Cauthen Joins TrueNicks Board of Directors

Monday, March 14, 2011 1:00 PM

Lexington, Ky. – March 14, 2011 – TrueNicks LLC has elected Doug Cauthen, respected horseman and bloodstock manager, to its board of directors. President of Doug Cauthen Bloodstock Services LLC, Doug operates an independent bloodstock management company based in Lexington, Ky. “We are lucky to have Doug on our board,” said Byron Rogers, partner in TrueNicks LLC... Read More...

Written by Byron Rogers | Mar 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

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Pin Oak Stallions Add Enhanced Report

Friday, March 11, 2011 10:30 AM

Breeders will once again be able to run free TrueNicks reports for Broken Vow, Sky Classic, Bob and John, and Cowboy Cal, courtesy of Pin Oak Stud, who stand the quartet at their Versailles facility. All stallions have upgraded to the new Enhanced report. Broken Vow ( TrueNicks , SRO ), a son of Unbridled, has sired 34 stakes winners, and 12 graded stakes winners... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Mar 11, 2011 | 3 Comments

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Bernstein, Modigliani Add Enhanced Report

Friday, March 04, 2011 12:00 PM

The stallions of Castleton Lyons have upgraded to the TrueNicks Enhanced report. Breeders can access unlimited reports for these stallions. Bernstein ( TrueNicks , SRO ) is an Irish group III-winning son of Storm Cat and has been a top sire in both North and South America. He is a full brother to grade III winner Caress, the dam of good sire Sky Mesa, and hails... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Mar 04, 2011 | 0 Comments

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