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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

Pedigree Time Machine: Tom Fool

Friday, February 24, 2012 3:30 PM

Recent discussion of the pedigree of the Australian supermare Black Caviar focused some attention on Tom Fool, whose son Silly Season is doubled in Black Caviar’s pedigree. Since he was a foal of 1949, Tom Fool will now, to many, mean little more than a name that is found in the more distant removes of modern pedigrees. But, if you want to know how good Tom Fool... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter | Feb 24, 2012 | 23 Comments

Pedigree Time Machine: Princequillo

Monday, September 27, 2010 12:00 PM

With the Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) coming up this Saturday, let's take a look back at Princequillo , winner of the 1943 Jockey Club Gold Cup (then contested at 2 miles). He became the sire of Horses of the Year Hill Prince, Dedicate, and Round Table; champion Misty Morn; and influential sire Prince John. Princequillo was leading broodmare sire eight times... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Sep 27, 2010 | 27 Comments

Pedigree Time Machine: 1966 Mother Goose

Friday, June 25, 2010 12:00 PM

The 54th Mother Goose Stakes (gr. I) will be run tomorrow at Belmont, featuring Biofuel , Ailalea , Devil May Care , Connie and Michael , and Katy Now . Perhaps these fillies will one day become successful broodmares, but until then, let's remember the 10th Mother Goose Stakes, run in 1966. Eventual Champion 3-Year-Old Filly Lady Pitt (by Sword Dancer) won the... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Jun 25, 2010 | 5 Comments