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Kentucky Derby 140 Pedigrees Examined

Thursday, May 01, 2014 5:00 PM

Depending on the pace of the race, running out the 10 furlongs of the Kentucky Derby is as much about class as it is about pedigree. As they approach the final furlong marker it is invariably a time where each of the horses start to wonder who their parents are, and if they deserve to find the line in the run to the wire. Alan Porter has noted on occasions in... Read More...

Written by Byron Rogers | May 01, 2014 | 18 Comments

Eclipse Awards: Rating the Contenders

Thursday, January 16, 2014 11:00 AM

With the recent announcement of the nominees for the 2013 Eclipse Awards, we though that it might be enlightening to run a TrueNicks ruler over the contenders and see what was revealed by the "Tale of the Tape." The title of champion 2-year-old might be quite close race between Shared Belief ( TrueNicks A++ ), who ended the year dominating the West Coast juveniles... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter | Jan 16, 2014 | 3 Comments

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TrueNicks Reports for the Caulfield Guineas

Wednesday, October 09, 2013 5:30 PM

Complimentary TrueNicks Enhanced Reports are available below for the Oct. 12 Caulfield Guineas (Aus-I) at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne, Australia. The Caulfield Guineas has a long history in Australia racing. First held in 1881, the Guineas is regarded as a stallion-making race for the winner, and has been won by a host of star gallopers who have gone on... Read More...

Written by Byron Rogers | Oct 09, 2013 | 0 Comments

TrueNicks Reports for Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

Friday, October 04, 2013 10:15 AM

Complimentary TrueNicks Enhanced Reports are available below for the Oct. 6 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) at Longchamp. Click on a horse's name or rating to view the full report. TrueNicks ratings ( A , B , C , etc.) describe the stakes winner strike rate of a particular sire/broodmare sire cross compared to the records of those sire lines when bred to all... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Oct 04, 2013 | 4 Comments

Inbreeding Coefficients, Pedigree Statistics Added to TrueNicks Reports

Saturday, September 28, 2013 1:45 PM

At TrueNicks we are continually trying to improve the data in our reports in order to help you make a more informed and intelligent decision in your breeding and selection efforts. In that regard, in response to feedback we received from our customers, earlier this year we launched the TrueNicks Key Ancestors Report , a report that considers the entire pedigree... Read More...

Written by Byron Rogers | Sep 28, 2013 | 5 Comments

Galileo and Coolmore's Irish Stallions Join TrueNicks

Monday, September 16, 2013 2:15 PM

In the past few years, the number of stallions who are subscribed to TrueNicks has nearly doubled—in 2010 there were 425 mostly U.S.-based stallions; today there are 820 stallions representing some of the top stud farms internationally. A major growth catalyst was the TrueNicks Enhanced Report , a two-page report that includes detailed statistics to help describe... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Sep 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Departing Adds to Confidence on War Front/Pulpit Cross

Friday, August 16, 2013 11:20 AM

While there is no doubt that nicks tend to run in sire lines, we've also often found it profitable to consider the dam of a stallion when attempting to predict potential crosses. For example, when Smart Strike ( TrueNicks ) retired to stud, we noted that he was a half brother to champion Dance Smartly, a daughter of Danzig. Since Smart Strike was a Mr. Prospector... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter | Aug 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Smart Strike/Wild Again Nick Moving Fast

Friday, August 09, 2013 7:00 AM

Unbeaten filly Stopshoppingdebbie, a daughter of Curlin ( TrueNicks ), will try to become the first horse to sweep the Emerald Downs 3-year-old filly stakes division in tomorrow's Washington Oaks. She's bred on the emerging nick of Smart Strike ( TrueNicks ) and his sons over Wild Again mares. Photo: Erin Palmer/Emerald Downs Stopshoppingdebbie (right) wins the... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Aug 09, 2013 | 7 Comments

Free TrueNicks Reports Available for the Haskell

Thursday, July 25, 2013 1:20 PM

Complimentary TrueNicks Enhanced Reports are available below for the July 28 Haskell Invitational (gr. I) at Monmouth Park. Click on a horse's name or rating to view the full report. TrueNicks ratings ( A , B , C , etc.) describe the stakes winner strike rate of a particular sire/broodmare sire cross compared to the records of those sire lines when bred to all... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Jul 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Aussie Champ More Joyous Going to Frankel

Sunday, June 02, 2013 9:00 AM

As Andrew Bensley tweeted, Australian champion More Joyous has been retired. The More Than Ready ( TrueNicks , SRO ) mare earned $4.5 million while racking up eight group I wins, capped off by her impressive run in the 2012 Queen Elizabeth Stakes shown below. Owner John Singleton will send More Joyous to England in July or August to be covered by Frankel, who... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Jun 02, 2013 | 1 Comment

Coolmore Has Options with New Purchase Sea Siren

Thursday, May 09, 2013 4:30 PM

Yesterday Coolmore purchased multiple group I-winning filly Sea Siren , a daughter of Coolmore's champion sire Fastnet Rock (AUS) ( TrueNicks , SRO ). Below is a conformation video of the 4-year-old. Sea Siren will make her final start for her previous connections May 11 in the BTC Cup (Aus-I) at Doomben, a six-furlong race that she won last year. If she runs... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | May 09, 2013 | 8 Comments

Distance Questions Begin for Kentucky Derby Contenders

Tuesday, April 02, 2013 3:40 PM

With the final round of Kentucky Derby (gr. I) preps underway, so begins the usual analysis of top contenders—Are they good enough?—Will they get the distance? TrueNicks Enhanced Reports include the average winning distance (AWD) for the starters on given sire line/broodmare sire line cross. A table of the top 10 contenders (by Derby points) and their cross AWD... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Apr 02, 2013 | 32 Comments