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TrueNicks Reports for the Caulfield Guineas

Wednesday, October 09, 2013 5:30 PM

Complimentary TrueNicks Enhanced Reports are available below for the Oct. 12 Caulfield Guineas (Aus-I) at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne, Australia. The Caulfield Guineas has a long history in Australia racing. First held in 1881, the Guineas is regarded as a stallion-making race for the winner, and has been won by a host of star gallopers who have gone on... Read More...

Written by Byron Rogers | Oct 09, 2013 | 0 Comments

TrueNicks Reports for Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

Friday, October 04, 2013 10:15 AM

Complimentary TrueNicks Enhanced Reports are available below for the Oct. 6 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) at Longchamp. Click on a horse's name or rating to view the full report. TrueNicks ratings ( A , B , C , etc.) describe the stakes winner strike rate of a particular sire/broodmare sire cross compared to the records of those sire lines when bred to all... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Oct 04, 2013 | 4 Comments

Free TrueNicks Reports Available for the Haskell

Thursday, July 25, 2013 1:20 PM

Complimentary TrueNicks Enhanced Reports are available below for the July 28 Haskell Invitational (gr. I) at Monmouth Park. Click on a horse's name or rating to view the full report. TrueNicks ratings ( A , B , C , etc.) describe the stakes winner strike rate of a particular sire/broodmare sire cross compared to the records of those sire lines when bred to all... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Jul 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Free TrueNicks Reports for Travers Stakes

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 1:30 PM

Complimentary TrueNicks Enhanced reports are available for the Travers Stakes (gr. I) field listed below. Click on the horse's name or letter grade to view the report. Each cross's average winning distance is included in the table—see the full report for addition cross-specific stats. The two favorites, Stay Thirsty and Coil, are sired by Travers winners Bernardini... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Aug 24, 2011 | 12 Comments

The Ever-Changing Distance of the CCA Oaks

Wednesday, July 20, 2011 5:45 PM

Saturday's 95th running of the Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I) will be contested at 9 furlongs for the second consecutive year. It might be hard to believe, but 8 years and 3 furlongs ago this was the premier staying race for 3-year-old fillies. Over its history, the race's fluctuation in distance—often due to a change on the calendar or to the venue—borders... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Jul 20, 2011 | 14 Comments

BC Juvenile Sprint a Potential Stallion-Maker

Thursday, June 16, 2011 7:30 AM

Earlier this week Breeders' Cup announced a new Juvenile Sprint , thereby expanding its suite of races to 15. The $500,000 race will be run at six furlongs on the dirt and is open to colts, geldings, and fillies. I'll admit my first reaction was " do we really need another Breeders' Cup race? ", but considering the race's potential to identify good stallion prospects... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Jun 16, 2011 | 16 Comments

Goldikova Goes for 4

Monday, November 08, 2010 4:00 PM

Goldikova following training, Freddie Head's yard, June 2009. Photo by Ian Tapp. Today, Alain Wertheimer, one of Goldikova's owner-breeders, announced that the champion mare would remain in training for 2011 and attempt a fourth consecutive win in the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. I). Click here to read more . Alan Porter, advising the Wertheimers, recommended the... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Nov 08, 2010 | 13 Comments

TrueNicks Ratings: Before & After

Monday, May 03, 2010 6:00 PM

TrueNicks ratings are based on all worldwide stakes winners from all worldwide starters. Each rating references the constantly-updated worldwide database of The Jockey Club Information Systems, and each report is generated in real time when requested by the user. Over the weekend there were additional starters and stakes winners for the crosses represented below... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | May 03, 2010 | 0 Comments

Kentucky Juvenile Stakes Offers Graded Black Type to 2-Year-Olds

Monday, April 27, 2009 5:57 PM

The Kentucky Juvenile Stakes (gr. III) to be run April 30 at Churchill Downs offers the first shot at serious black-type for 2-year-olds, and as such we thought it interesting to have a look at the TrueNick ratings for a field of stakes contenders that have yet to earn black type. Topping the likely runners with an A++ rating is Mission Impazible , a son of Unbridled... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Apr 27, 2009 | 0 Comments

Weekend Action for A.P. Indy and Fappiano Bloodlines

Tuesday, March 10, 2009 4:02 PM

In 1999, Stephen Got Even came into the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) as one of favorites, having won the last three of his four starts, including the Galleryfurniture.com Stakes (gr. II) at Turfway Park. Away well, Stephen Got Even was bumped at the first turn, and thereafter never reached contention, ultimately finishing fourteenth to Charismatic. Fourth in the Preakness... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Mar 10, 2009 | 4 Comments

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Weekend Pedigree Shorts

Monday, July 07, 2008 6:07 PM

The highly successful Danzig / Sharpen Up nick had a very good weekend. Mount Nelson ( A++ TrueNicks rating), a son of Rock of Gibraltar out of the Selkirk mare Independence, found most in a driving finish to win the Coral-Eclipse (gr. I) at Sandown, in doing so he returned to the form that saw him capture a grade I race at 2. Bred along similar lines, Anna Pavlova... Read More...

Written by admin | Jul 07, 2008 | 0 Comments

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Kentucky Derby Contenders Seen Through TrueNicks

Thursday, May 01, 2008 12:05 PM

With the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands mere days away, we thought it was worth giving TrueNicks a tryout on the leading contenders. TrueNicks came through its Derby Trial with flying colors. Of the top 24 contenders at time of writing, nine (37.5%) were A++ ; 17 (71%) were A or above; 21 (87.5%) were B+ or higher. Of the remaining three, two are D ;... Read More...

Written by admin | May 01, 2008 | 0 Comments

Asiatic Boy Looks Ready for World Cup

Friday, February 01, 2008 4:02 PM

U.S. and European invaders pointing toward the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) look as if they will have a tough home-trained opponent to overcome in the shape of Asiatic Boy. Bred in Argentina, the son of Not For Sale won a maiden in his native country and finished second to the Hussonet colt, Husson, in the Gran Criterium (Arg-I). Following that effort, Asiatic Boy... Read More...

Written by admin | Feb 01, 2008 | 0 Comments