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Reader Q&A--Statistical Inquiries on Nicking

Thursday, May 26, 2011 5:30 PM

Alan Porter's recent post on the Galileo/Danehill nick inspired some lively discussion in the comments section. One of our most outspoken and analytical community members, known by the handle sceptre , posed a very good set of questions that we thought we'd address here in a new blog. 1. Consider two stallions, one has but 90+ named foals of which 16% are SWs... Read More...

Written by Byron Rogers | May 26, 2011 | 9 Comments

Reader Q&A -- Rate the Pedigree Nick Between A.P. Indy and Gone West

Wednesday, November 12, 2008 3:00 PM

Question : Alan, what do you think about Sons of AP Indy to daughters of Gone West? Alan Porter's response : To date the A.P. Indy ( TrueNicks , SRO ) /Gone West nick -- and the more general Seattle Slew/Gone West nick -- has not been a very successful one. There is only one stakes winner on an A.P. Indy/Gone West from around 24 starters -- Bertsgoldenmissile... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Nov 12, 2008 | 4 Comments

Readers Ask: Seeking the Gold/Halo

Friday, June 27, 2008 11:06 AM

Q: I was looking for nicks with a mare by Abaginone. Your reports show an A++ for a Seeking the Gold/Halo crossing but all the stakes winners listed are by one sire, Mutakddim, out of Southern Halo mares bred in Argentina. Is this a statistical quirk or a valid basis for generalizing about a Seeking the Gold/Halo nick? A: Thank you for the question. The calculation... Read More...

Written by admin | Jun 27, 2008 | 0 Comments