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Paint It Black

Wednesday, March 02, 2011 12:00 PM

On the international scene, the performance of last week was that put up by Black Caviar in the Lightning Stakes (gr. I, video below). The Australian filly was officially rated the best sprinter in the world for 2010, and confirmed that she will be hard to dislodge from her perch, while maintaining her unbeaten record and defying a ten week layoff to tally by... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Mar 02, 2011 | 3 Comments

The King and I

Sunday, February 06, 2011 3:30 PM

While thankfully not (not yet, at least) being quite as folically challenged as Yul Brynner, we do have a connection with a King who has played a staring role in the orient. Having recommended the mating for King Kamehameha, whose dam was sold to Japan carrying that horse, we we’re delighted when he captured the Japan Derby and subsequently earned a title as... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Feb 06, 2011 | 2 Comments

Not Your Father's Cross

Thursday, December 17, 2009 5:10 PM

We were interested to note the victory of Apapane in the Hanshin Juvenile Fillies (gr. I), the most important contest for two-year-old females in Japan. The race has been won in recent years by such stars as Buena Vista and Vodka, and Apapane was scoring for the third straight time in four starts. Apapane (TrueNicks rated A++ ) is by Kingmambo ( TrueNicks , SRO... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Dec 17, 2009 | 3 Comments

Second-Crop Sires Make History

Thursday, June 11, 2009 8:45 AM

This week's Porter on Pedigrees column at BloodHorse.com discusses the rare classic doubles earned this year by second-crop sires Birdstone and Medaglia d'Oro (both were represented by different winners in classic races).That hasn't happened Stateside since -- as pointed out by Mahubah's Corner columnist Avalyn Hunter -- Count Fleet sired Count Turf and Counterpoint... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Jun 11, 2009 | 7 Comments

Brave New World -- Sons of Sunday Silence Continue Legacy

Wednesday, June 03, 2009 4:30 PM

One of a number of sons of Sunday Silence battling to establish themselves as the true heir to their sire is Shadai Stallion Station's Neo Universe (JPN). With his first-crop 3-year-olds, Neo Universe is sire of Unrivaled (JPN) , who took the Japanese classic Satsuki Sho (Jpn-II), and of Logi Universe (JPN) , who lost his unbeaten record with a disappointing... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Jun 03, 2009 | 0 Comments