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A Classic Case of Coincidence?

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 10:40 AM

The interpretation of Thoroughbred pedigrees is no simple matter. The multi-factorial elements that might be considered include nicks, inbreeding, linebreeding, the positions of ancestors relative to one another, the relationship of the pedigree to the female line, and the class of the individuals involved. Given the volume of the data, and the difficulty of... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter | May 29, 2013 | 12 Comments

Danedream the Newest Addition to Frankel's 2013 Book

Saturday, December 22, 2012 11:00 AM

2011 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) winner Danedream has been retired and will be bred to Frankel in 2013. Danedream was forced to miss the 2012 Arc when her Cologne, Germany, training base was put under quarantine for swamp fever Oct. 1. The filly remains confined to the facility pending future tests. Owner Teruya Yoshida, whose family also owns top Australian... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Dec 22, 2012 | 18 Comments

Top Australian Filly Mosheen to Visit Deep Impact

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 11:30 AM

Four-time group I-winning filly Mosheen, who fractured a hind leg in the Oct. 20 Yellowglen Tristarc Stakes (Aus-II), has been retired and is scheduled to be bred to leading Japanese sire Deep Impact in 2013. Katsumi Yoshida, who stands Deep Impact at his family's Shadai Stallion Station, purchased a 50% share in the Fastnet Rock (AUS) ( TrueNicks , SRO ) filly... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Oct 23, 2012 | 4 Comments

Deep Impact Making an Impact

Thursday, May 31, 2012 1:45 PM

The astonishing start to his stud career made by Japanese sire Deep Impact continued last weekend when he enjoyed a group stakes double that included a victory by his son Deep Brillante in the Japanese Derby (gr. I, video below). Deep Impact is a son of the Halo stallion Sunday Silence, whose status as not only the greatest Japanese stallion of his era, but arguably... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter | May 31, 2012 | 10 Comments

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Dubai World Cup: Japanese National Pride

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 7:00 AM

Japan may still be reeling from the consequences of the epic natural disaster that hit that country, but the result of the Dubai World Cup (gr. I, video below), the world’s richest race, gave considerable cause for national pride. Not only did the Japanese-bred 4-year-old colt Victoire Pisa score a famous victory, but that triumph was achieved at the expense... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Mar 30, 2011 | 9 Comments

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