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The Real Bend Or

Friday, April 20, 2012 4:00 PM

Pedigree historians have long been suspicious about the exact parentage of the 1880 Epsom Derby winner. The record books will tell you that the winner was Bend Or , a son of Doncaster out of the Thormanby mare Rouge Rose, bred and owned by the 1st Duke of Westminster. However, not long after the 1880 running of the Derby, the owners of the runner-up, Robert the... Read More...

Written by Byron Rogers | Apr 20, 2012 | 22 Comments

Speed No Secret, Aptitude an Enigma

Thursday, March 22, 2012 11:45 AM

Continuing on the Secret Circle theme from today's Blood-Horse Pedigree Weekly Newsletter , there is certainly no question about the speed and courage possessed by this 2012 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) hopeful. Secret Circle's potential distance capacity – a weekend win in the 8½ furlong Rebel Stakes (gr. II) not withstanding – remains something of a mystery. If our... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter | Mar 22, 2012 | 8 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

The Genetics of Nicking

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 10:00 AM

I have just finished reading Thoroughbred Breeding: Pedigree Theories and the Science of Genetics by Dr. Matthew Binns and Mr. Tony Morris, and it is a thoroughly interesting and worthwhile read. I can recommend it for anyone involved in breeding racehorses (see it at Amazon.com ). The book covers a large range of topics within Thoroughbred breeding as it relates... Read More...

Written by Byron Rogers | Nov 30, 2010 | 14 Comments