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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

Biomechanics, Performance Take Spotlight at Conference

Thursday, September 01, 2011 11:45 AM

In addition to internationally known speakers on Thoroughbred pedigrees and genetics , next week's 2011 Thoroughbred Pedigree, Genetics & Performance Conference will feature experts on equine physiology and biomechanics, and how these elements relate to performance. The conference will be held at the Marriott Griffin Gate hotel in Lexington, Ky., September 7... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Sep 01, 2011 | 3 Comments

Genetics Will Be Hot Topic at Conference

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 3:15 PM

With the 2011 Thoroughbred Pedigree, Genetics & Performance Conference just over a week away, the excitement is building for what looks to be a highly educational two-day summit. It will be held at the Marriott Griffin Gate hotel in Lexington, Ky., September 7-8. Scene at last year's panel discussion Last year's event (then a single-day format) was heavy on genetics... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Aug 30, 2011 | 4 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