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mtDNA and Tregonwell's Natural Barb

Monday, October 20, 2014 1:48 PM

A year or so ago another company that I am associated with, Performance Genetics, did a private study on mitochondrial DNA, the strand of DNA that is maternally inherited in all species and can be used to classify female lineages. We were specifically looking into the #1 family of Tregonwell's Natural Barb which is now that of the likes of Black Caviar, Super... Read More...

Written by Byron Rogers | Oct 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Infusing Speed or Stamina?

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 3:30 PM

A colleague recently pointed out an interesting story from the July 2010 issue of Thoroughbred Owner & Breeder Incorporating Pacemaker . In a profile of breeders Eric and "Budgie" Moller, Jeremy Early explains that the Moller's foundation broodmare, Horama – a 2,100 guineas yearling purchase who won four races at five furlongs – became ancestress of such middle... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Jul 27, 2010 | 20 Comments

Q&A - What are the Differences Between TrueNicks & Other Nicking Systems? What's More Important, a 'Good' Dosage Profile or a Good Nick Rating?

Monday, October 05, 2009 4:26 PM

Dawn asks : I am somewhat new to this and really need some help. have a mare named Buy You A Bear (Bayou Hebert x Sheckyrilla - Shecky Greene) that I am contemplating breeding to Borrego or Leroidesanimaux. These are my questions: 1) Based on TrueNicks, she nicks better with 'Leroi' than Borrego, but her Dosage is better with Borrego and she has more stakes winners... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Oct 05, 2009 | 8 Comments

A Perfect Show

Saturday, July 26, 2008 2:07 PM

With the Australian racing season winding to a close, the final stakes race of the winter was run at Eagle Farm last Saturday with the Glenlogan Park-owned mare Perfect Feeling claiming the listed Tattersalls Mile. Perfect Feeling is a daughter of the Coolmore stallion Spinning World, who in this author's opinion is one of the best value stallions to stand in... Read More...

Written by admin | Jul 26, 2008 | 1 Comment

Research is a Mare Owner's Best Investment

Thursday, March 27, 2008 4:03 PM

Amy from Lexington asks Alan: I work for a small farm in Lexington and have been helping to plan matings. I really enjoy pedigree research and learning all the theories behind different nicks / crosses inbreeding / outcrossing, etc. The main problem I have run into had been finding a way to figure out what lines broodmare sires cross with. I was hoping you could... Read More...

Written by admin | Mar 27, 2008 | 1 Comment