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Perfect Nicking: When a Sire and Broodmare Sire Go Perfect

Monday, January 04, 2010 2:00 AM

One of the key parts of the TrueNicks calculation is that it does not calculate a nick based on stakes winners being produced out of the same mare. As good a mare that Cee's Song is, her results are effectively counted as one effort on the calculation of Relaunch with Seattle Song mares for example. However, Truenicks does calculate ratings where from two different... Read More...

Written by Byron Rogers | Jan 04, 2010 | 13 Comments

Quite Contrary Exceptions

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 3:42 PM

Before being made available to the public, TrueNicks was tested on a group of more than 100,000 horses. That study firmly established a correlation between a high nick rating and success at stakes level: in fact, while only 13% of the population earned a variant rating high enough to qualify for a rating of A or better, 37% of stakes winners achieved that rating... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Mar 11, 2009 | 7 Comments

5 Things You Should Know About Thoroughbred Nicking

Tuesday, September 23, 2008 9:06 PM

If you're not completely familiar with the basic premise of sire-line nicking, here it is in a nutshell: Specific affinities of stallions of one male line for mares from other sire lines -- called nicks -- have made a profound impact on the development of the Thoroughbred. Today's powerful data-processing computers have now made it possible to measure and rate... Read More...

Written by Byron Rogers | Sep 23, 2008 | 13 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