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Announcing the All New Key Ancestors Report

Thursday, January 10, 2013 11:00 AM

Today TrueNicks is pleased to announce the new Key Ancestors Report, a breakthrough report that considers your mare's entire pedigree—all male and female ancestors—and identifies the key ancestors to seek out or avoid in the pedigrees of stallions in prospective matings. TrueNicks' Byron Rogers and Ian Tapp discuss the new report in the video below. brightcove... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Jan 10, 2013 | 41 Comments

Hansen Looks to the Future

Thursday, January 26, 2012 9:00 PM

While the equine Hansen ( TrueNicks ) – the champion 2-year-old of 2011 – is pointing to the Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III) and hopefully his first step on the road to the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), his owner and breeder, Dr. Kendall Hansen, is looking well beyond the Run for the Roses. With a long-term view to his star's eventual stud career, Dr. Hansen has subscribed... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter | Jan 26, 2012 | 3 Comments

TrueNicks Celebrates 4 Years

Tuesday, December 20, 2011 8:45 AM

We at TrueNicks are pleased to announce our 4th anniversary this month! Time flies, and it's amazing to think that TrueNicks is now beginning its 5th Northern Hemisphere breeding season. TrueNicks was founded in 2007 as a partnership between Pedigree Consultants (Alan Porter and Byron Rogers) and Blood-Horse Publications, with the calculation running off the... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Dec 20, 2011 | 4 Comments

Conference Features Top Pedigree Pundits

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 4:00 PM

The two-day 2011 Thoroughbred Pedigree, Genetics & Performance Conference , to be held at the Marriott Griffin Gate hotel in Lexington, Ky., September 7-8, kicks off one week from today, and several well-known pedigree analysts will be on hand to share their perspective. Scene at last year's panel discussion The agenda includes Sid Fernando, president of eMatings... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Aug 31, 2011 | 5 Comments

Pedigree, Genetics & Performance Conference Announced

Thursday, July 14, 2011 2:30 PM

The Blood-Horse magazine, in conjunction with Pedigree Consultants LLC and TrueNicks.com, announces the 2011 Thoroughbred Pedigree, Genetics, and Performance Conference . The two-day event will be hosted at the Marriott Griffin Gate hotel in Lexington, Kentucky, on September 7-8, 2011, conveniently preceding the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Designed to... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Jul 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Pedigree & Genetics Symposium Approaches

Thursday, October 07, 2010 9:00 AM

The much anticipated Thoroughbred Pedigree and Genetics Symposium is rapidly approaching. The event is sponsored by The Blood-Horse magazine, in conjunction with Pedigree Consultants LLC , and will be held at the Marriott Griffin Gate hotel in Lexington, Kentucky, on Monday, October 11, 2010. Speakers for the 2010 Thoroughbred Pedigree and Genetics Symposium... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Oct 07, 2010 | 7 Comments

2010 Thoroughbred Pedigree & Genetics Symposium Announced

Thursday, August 19, 2010 11:15 AM

THE BLOOD-HORSE PRESENTS THE FIRST LIVE EVENT FOCUSED ON THOROUGHBRED PEDIGREE AND GENETICS TO BE HELD IN KENTUCKY The Blood-Horse magazine, in conjunction with Pedigree Consultants ( Visit Site ), announces the first Thoroughbred Pedigree and Genetics Symposium , to be held at the Marriott Griffin Gate hotel in Lexington, Kentucky, on October 11, 2010. The 2010... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Aug 19, 2010 | 2 Comments

Dosage & Nicking Report Now Online

Friday, April 30, 2010 1:00 PM

A new TrueNicks report is now available for free download. In Practical Use of Dosage & Nicking in Thoroughbred Breeding , we ask pedigree experts Dr. Steve Roman (creator of the Dosage Index) and Alan Porter (co-developer of TrueNicks) to explain each pedigree analysis tool and suggest practical breeding strategies. This report also includes pedigree analysis... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Apr 30, 2010 | 1 Comment

Identify Thoroughbred Mares Carrying Foals With Promise

Wednesday, January 07, 2009 12:48 PM

The second round has just begun in the current auction cycle of Thoroughbred breeding stock sales. If the ongoing OBS Mixed Sale is any indication, it's a buyer's market, and anyone looking to purchase a broodmare has a great chance to find a bargain -- if he knows what he's looking for. Byron Rogers, Alan Porter, and the rest of the TrueNicks pedigree rating... Read More...

Written by sgillies | Jan 07, 2009 | 7 Comments