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Big Age Gaps Make for Interesting Matings

Thursday, December 08, 2011 12:00 PM

Uncle Mo Earlier this week I got a phone call from a breeder who wanted to discuss a potential mating of his mare with Uncle Mo ( TrueNicks , SRO ). The mare (an exceptional racemare and a grade I producer) was foaled in 1990, meaning that she would produce the Uncle Mo foal at age 23. Uncle Mo will be 5, so that's an 18-year difference. This got me thinking... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Dec 08, 2011 | 23 Comments

New Social Media Options for TrueNicks

Thursday, December 01, 2011 11:40 AM

We recently unveiled a new header on TrueNicks.com when you run a hypothetical mating report. The new features include quick buttons to email and save a report, plus social media options for Twitter, Google+, and Facebook. Email The email tool allows you to quickly send the PDF of the TrueNicks report to clients and friends. You can include multiple recipient... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Dec 01, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Tribe has Spoken! - Curlin tops potential matings for Rachel Alexandra

Thursday, November 05, 2009 8:42 AM

With close to 500 responses, the TrueNicks community overwhelmingly picked Horse of the Year Curlin to top the potential matings for super mare Rachel Alexandra. Some would say that it was an unsurprising result given the ownership of the two horses, but it was a very competitive voting process and there were a number of stallions who were well regarded by the... Read More...

Written by Byron Rogers | Nov 05, 2009 | 28 Comments

Your Turn: Time to Suggest a Mating for Rachel Closes FRIDAY!

Monday, August 03, 2009 9:06 AM

Ok, so we have run the feature a little longer than we'd planned, but we figured that with Rachel Alexandra's outstanding win in the Haskell Invitational (gr. I) on the weekend, it was worth a little more time for readers to come up with some suggestions for us to consider before we start creating the shortlist for the mating analysis product. If you haven't... Read More...

Written by Byron Rogers | Aug 03, 2009 | 100 Comments

Your Turn: Analyze Rachel Alexandra's Breeding Opportunities

Monday, May 11, 2009 10:00 AM

With a year and a half of the TrueNicks blog and 300-plus posts behind us, it has not escaped our attention that there are some passionate horsemen and pedigree analysts who frequent this corner of the Web. Indeed the "TrueNicks Community" has at times both intrigued and informed us and we are certainly thankful for this community that has given us some great... Read More...

Written by Byron Rogers | May 11, 2009 | 160 Comments

Who Should Peppers Visit? -- Suggest a Mating for the Record-breaking Thoroughbred Mare.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008 3:20 PM

A week or so ago we had an interesting post on this site from Scot Gillies in regards to a "dream mating" for your favorite mare. There was a lot of ideas, some of them very well reasoned, from a number of readers with some suggestions for various mares to visit various stallions. In some type of continuation from that post, I read with interest today that the... Read More...

Written by Byron Rogers | Dec 16, 2008 | 133 Comments

What If? Nick Ratings for Your Dream Mating

Wednesday, November 26, 2008 10:30 AM

I don't own Hasili (IRE) ( pedigree ). To provide a quick recap of that mare's record as a broodmare, I'll just say she got off to a "slow" start with Dansili (GB), her first foal: he was merely a multiple group II winner. The five foals following -- the mares Banks Hill (GB), Heat Haze (GB), and Intercontinental (GB), and the stallions Cacique (IRE) and Champs... Read More...

Written by sgillies | Nov 26, 2008 | 28 Comments

Giant's Riches

Tuesday, March 25, 2008 1:03 PM

Yesterday brought the news that champion 3-year-old filly Rags to Riches was to be retired and bred to Giant's Causeway. The match of the history-making Belmont Stakes (gr. I) heroine with Storm Cat's leading son is one that should create a tough runner, and a horse that will have no problems with classic distances. Of course, we couldn't resist running it through... Read More...

Written by admin | Mar 25, 2008 | 0 Comments