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Silvano Sires Unique Group I Double

Thursday, July 11, 2013 10:40 AM

This week we have a guest post from Michelle Kinane ( @MichelleKinane ) on the wonderful Jacobs family stallion Silvano. Michelle is a young pedigree enthusiast based in Ireland and has her own blog which can be found here . Photo: Maine Chance Farms Silvano (Lomitas—Spirit of Eagles, by Beau's Eagle) Owned and bred by Dr. Andreas Jacobs' Gestüt Fährhof, Silvano... Read More...

Written by Byron Rogers | Jul 11, 2013 | 1 Comment

Northern Dancer and the Epsom Derby

Friday, June 10, 2011 3:00 PM

John Donnelly , an employee of Darley America and keen pedigree student, has penned the following guest post for TrueNicks. He takes a slightly different look at the influence of Northern Dancer on the Epsom Derby. With the 50th anniversary of Northern Dancer's birth, May 27, 1961, just recently passing, and the Epsom Derby being run and won, we thought that... Read More...

Written by Byron Rogers | Jun 10, 2011 | 11 Comments

Developing a Stakes-Winning Thoroughbred Filly, Part V (Conclusion)

Thursday, August 27, 2009 9:10 AM

Editor's note : Dr. Robert Fishman shares his story about breeding recent stakes winner Girlfrienontheside . Earlier in the series (see part I , part II , part III , and part IV ), we read about how Dr. FIshman bred her dam, Refrain, and then followed along as Refrain was bred several times to some top sires. In the previous installment (part IV) , Girlfrienontheside... Read More...

Written by sgillies | Aug 27, 2009 | 7 Comments

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Developing a Stakes-Winning Thoroughbred Filly, Part IV

Thursday, August 20, 2009 8:06 AM

Editor's note : Dr. Robert Fishman shares his story about breeding recent stakes winner Girlfrienontheside . We've read of the breeding considerations that resulted in her dam, Refrain (see part I , part II , and part III of the series). Here we continue the story, picking up with the stakes-winner as a newly-born filly, and also find out how her dam, Refrain... Read More...

Written by sgillies | Aug 20, 2009 | 6 Comments

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Developing a Stakes-Winning Thoroughbred Filly, Part III

Wednesday, August 05, 2009 4:00 PM

Editor's note : Dr. Robert Fishman shares his story about breeding recent stakes winner Girlfrienontheside . We've read of the breeding considerations that resulted in her dam, Refrain (see part I and part II of the series). Here we follow along as Refrain is retired to broodmare duties. Refrain became a broodmare and was covered before Lifestyle's first start... Read More...

Written by sgillies | Aug 05, 2009 | 2 Comments

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Developing a Stakes-Winning Thoroughbred Filly, Part II

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 8:12 AM

Editor's note : In part I of the series , Dr. Robert Fishman, breeder of recent stakes winner Girlfrienontheside , discussed his choice to breed his mare Inlaw to Unbridled's Song -- a mating that resulted in Refrain, dam of Girlfrienontheside. Follow along as Dr. Fishman continues the story. I bred Inlaw next to first-year stallion Indian Charlie ( TrueNicks... Read More...

Written by sgillies | Jul 29, 2009 | 12 Comments

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Developing a Stakes-Winning Thoroughbred Filly, Part I

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 8:54 PM

Editor's note : Dr. Robert Fishman, breeder of recent stakes winner Girlfrienontheside , graciously accepted a request from TrueNicks' Byron Rogers to recount the pedigree considerations that resulted in the filly. Girfrienontheside is by Indian Charlie ( TrueNicks , SRO ) out of the Unbridled's Song ( TrueNicks , SRO ) mare Refrain. She won the Crank It Up Stakes... Read More...

Written by sgillies | Jul 22, 2009 | 18 Comments

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