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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

A Generation Removed

Wednesday, June 11, 2008 3:06 PM

We are often asked the question on nick ratings - "do they work across multiple generations?" The answer ironically depends on the genuine strength of the affinity between the sire lines in question. Examples of nicks that seem to span generations and withstand the scrutiny of time include Fappiano over In Reality-line mares and Seattle Slew over Mr. Prospector... Read More...

Written by admin | Jun 11, 2008 | 0 Comments

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Refining a Nick

Tuesday, March 04, 2008 8:03 AM

When Langfuhr retired to stud, he looked a very logical horse to try with Mr. Prospector-line mares. Not only was he a son of Danzig, a line that has done well with Mr. Prospector, but he also carried Fleet Nasrullah, a close relative to the dam of Mr. Prospector. Not surprisingly, Langfuhr has been tried extensively with Mr. Prospector-line mares, and the cross... Read More...

Written by admin | Mar 04, 2008 | 1 Comment

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Generation Game

Sunday, February 03, 2008 4:02 PM

We had an interesting inquiry from a reader who used TrueNicks to look at a Carson City mare with both Dynaformer ( TrueNicks , SRO ) and his newly-retired grade I winning son, Purim ( TrueNicks , SRO ) ( Three Chimneys , which stands Dynaformer, and Richland Hills , which stands Purim, provide complimentary hypothetical matings for these stallions.) The reader... Read More...

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