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Reader Question -- Cross Produces Grade I Winners But Rates Poorly... Why?

Friday, January 30, 2009 9:58 AM

Question from Ryan : My question is why do I get a B rating nick but when you look at the cross and it has produced G1 stakes winners? Then the opposite happens when I get a A++ nick but there may not even be a graded stakes winner produced? Alan's reply : Hi Ryan. Thank you for the question. The reason that the you might get a B rating (not that bad in itself... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Jan 30, 2009 | 0 Comments

No Apologies: TrueNicks Reports the Bad with the Good

Wednesday, October 29, 2008 4:25 PM

Feedback from TrueNicks users and other readers of this blog comes in various formats -- some by email, some by comments to our article posts. Most are printable, a few are not. An email just arrived from a subscriber to both TrueNicks and a rival service. We figured that while the comment was not meant to be complimentary, we would publish it and get your feedback... Read More...

Written by Byron Rogers | Oct 29, 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

Readers Ask: Seeking the Gold/Halo

Friday, June 27, 2008 11:06 AM

Q: I was looking for nicks with a mare by Abaginone. Your reports show an A++ for a Seeking the Gold/Halo crossing but all the stakes winners listed are by one sire, Mutakddim, out of Southern Halo mares bred in Argentina. Is this a statistical quirk or a valid basis for generalizing about a Seeking the Gold/Halo nick? A: Thank you for the question. The calculation... Read More...

Written by admin | Jun 27, 2008 | 0 Comments