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Poll: The Bluest of Bluebloods

Thursday, August 12, 2010 6:45 PM

Interesting question... Which of these royally-bred and yet-to-be-raced Thoroughbreds has the most impressive pedigree? Explain your choice in the comments section below. Which pedigree is bluest blueblood? online survey Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Aug 12, 2010 | 30 Comments

What's the Difference?

Sunday, January 10, 2010 12:30 PM

Russell asks : Why are the ratings found in the Stallion Affinity Report not the same as the ratings obtained by running an individual mating? As an example, Storm Cat over Yonaguska gets a TrueNicks rating of A+ according to the sample affinity report shown for Storm Cat. I ran my Yonaguska mare, Bella Cherokee, with Frost Giant using the TrueNicks link on the... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Jan 10, 2010 | 2 Comments

READER Q&A - Should I Breed My Mare?

Thursday, January 22, 2009 5:37 AM

Reader's question: My mare Pebbles Delight has an A++ wih Corinthian. She has been accepted to his book for 2009. However, since she doesn't have a lot of black type up front, I probably won't make any profit on the resulting foal. What are your thoughts on this mating? I love the mating, but my pocketbook needs to rule rather than my heart. Sally. Byron's reply... Read More...

Written by Byron Rogers | Jan 22, 2009 | 25 Comments

Reader Q&A -- This Cross Produced Multiple Grade I Winners, Why Is It a "C" Rating?

Wednesday, December 10, 2008 2:35 PM

Question from "DZ" : When using Exchange Rate nicking with Buckpasser mare line the nick comes up with a C rating, yet it shows top performers with the cross throwing 5 separate grade I winners. Why not a higher nick rating? Alan's reply : Thank you for the question. The Danzig/Buckpasser cross is one that has existed for a considerable time, in fact the first... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Dec 10, 2008 | 13 Comments

Reader Q&A: Why Do Nick Ratings Vary By a Sire's Different Sons?

Sunday, August 24, 2008 12:28 PM

Question : We were wondering why Rahy crossed on Trempolino is a C TrueNicks but Runaway Groom (through Cherokee Run) crossed on Trempolino is an A when they are both Blushing Groom sire lines. Mare is Emeralino. Your thoughts please.... Regards, Brian Answer: Hi Brian, Thank you for your enquiry. When we look at a Cherokee Run ( TrueNicks , SRO )/Emeralino mating... Read More...

Written by sgillies | Aug 24, 2008 | 0 Comments

Reader Q&A: Cost vs. Quality

Saturday, August 02, 2008 12:16 PM

Question : My question is whether there a much greater risk factor when considering between two stallions that differ in the fact that one has many proven mares and was a very good performer himself, while the other is a young stallion that is well-bred but has never raced because of an injury, and doesn't yet have a large number of offspring? The two stallions... Read More...

Written by sgillies | Aug 02, 2008 | 0 Comments