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Finding Gold on the Coast

Thursday, January 19, 2012 11:48 AM

While horseman in the Northern Hemisphere are working their way through the dark, damp days of winter, a significant portion of the Australasian breeding and racing community were enjoying the sunshine at the Gold Coast in Queensland. From a racing standpoint, the highlight was the A$2,000,000 BMW Magic Millions Two-Year-Old Classic, run over six furlongs. In... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter | Jan 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Influence of Alydar

Tuesday, May 18, 2010 7:00 AM

At the TrueNicks office in Lexington, Ian Tapp and Scot Gillies recently raised some interesting questions about the pedigree and rating of a sister to the very talented Brother Derek ( TrueNicks , SRO ), who was offered at last Monday’s Barretts May Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. This filly, named Sister Kate, is by Alydar’s son Benchmark ( TrueNicks , SRO... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | May 18, 2010 | 32 Comments

Identify Thoroughbred Mares Carrying Foals With Promise

Wednesday, January 07, 2009 12:48 PM

The second round has just begun in the current auction cycle of Thoroughbred breeding stock sales. If the ongoing OBS Mixed Sale is any indication, it's a buyer's market, and anyone looking to purchase a broodmare has a great chance to find a bargain -- if he knows what he's looking for. Byron Rogers, Alan Porter, and the rest of the TrueNicks pedigree rating... Read More...

Written by sgillies | Jan 07, 2009 | 7 Comments

TrueNicks Special Report on Emerging Broodmare Sires

Thursday, October 30, 2008 4:56 PM

Byron and I -- along with the rest of the team at TrueNicks and with the help of The Blood-Horse MarketWatch -- combed through the data and developed a special report titled Top 10 Emerging Thoroughbred Broodmare Sires at the Keeneland November Sale . It was a very interesting white paper to develop -- and there are some good opportunities at the upcoming sales... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Oct 30, 2008 | 6 Comments

Sky Mesa Colt's Speed is No Surprise

Sunday, February 24, 2008 12:02 PM

Fastest work at the under tack show for Tuesday's Fasig-Tipton Calder 2-Year-Old in Training sale was a colt by Sky Mesa ( TrueNicks , SRO ) out of Secondary School, by Honor Grades. The colt - who broke the 10-second mark - is rated an A+ by TrueNicks on the basis of the Pulpit/Danzig cross, but has several other interesting pedigree features. The foremost of... Read More...

Written by admin | Feb 24, 2008 | 0 Comments