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European Third-Crop Sires: A Solid Bunch

The European third-crop sires are a solid bunch of stallions that is headed by the Darley stallion New Approach.... More...

Written by Alan Porter | Apr 15, 2014 | 4 Comments

Easter Gifts a Mixed Bag of Stallions for Yearling Buyers

The Australian Easter Yearling Sale is right around the corner and Alan Porter takes a look at the first crop sires at that sale.... More...

Written by Alan Porter | Mar 14, 2014 | 7 Comments

Super Nicks, Super Ratings?

Alan Porter discusses popular grade I nicks and suggests how to interpret these high-performing crosses.... More...

Written by Alan Porter | Feb 14, 2014 | 5 Comments

European Sire Round-Up: Galileo Still on Top

Galileo's sire Sadler's Wells was leading sire in England and Ireland for 13 straight years. Can Galileo equal or even better his sire's record?... More...

Written by Alan Porter | Feb 07, 2014 | 10 Comments

Tapp's Travels: Cape Premier Yearling Sale

Photos and comments on a several lots from the Jan. 23-24 Cape Premier Yearling Sale in Cape Town, South Africa.... More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Feb 02, 2014 | 3 Comments

Eclipse Awards: Rating the Contenders

With the Eclipse Awards approaching, we looked at the TrueNicks ratings for the top contenders in each major division.... More...

Written by Alan Porter | Jan 16, 2014 | 3 Comments

Champion Sires of 2013: Blips or Trends?

It might be a paradox that the title of 2013 leading sire came down to a hard-fought battle between a champion turf horse and a champion sprinter.... More...

Written by Alan Porter | Jan 09, 2014 | 4 Comments

Following Us at TrueNicks

For those that use social media, there are plenty of ways for you to follow what's going on at TrueNicks.... More...

Written by Byron Rogers | Nov 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

First-Crop Covering Sires of November Broodmare Sales

Alan Porter profiles the new crop of covering sires with their first in-foal mares selling at Fasig-Tipton and Keeneland November.... More...

Written by Alan Porter | Oct 24, 2013 | 12 Comments

Cause to Believe Off to Big Start in Canada

Cause to Believe, who most recently stood for a $2,500 stud fee in British Columbia, has four stakes winners from his current crop of 2-year-olds.... More...

Written by Alan Porter | Oct 17, 2013 | 4 Comments

Return to the Sire the Best Blood of His Dam

Famed Darby Dan manager Olin Gentry said: "Return to the sire the best blood of his dam." This weekend's group I winners Complacent and Astaire show this pattern at work. ... More...

Written by Byron Rogers | Oct 15, 2013 | 6 Comments

TrueNicks Reports for the Caulfield Guineas

Long John, Prince Harada, and El Roca are the favorites for the Oct. 12 Caulfield Guineas (Aus-I) at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne.... More...

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

Chasing a Mate for The Fugue

Byron Rogers discusses potential stallions for multiple group I-winning filly The Fugue using statistics from the Key Ancestors report.... More...

Written by Byron Rogers | Oct 08, 2013 | 17 Comments

Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Preview

Hot on the heels of a Goffs Orby sale that saw an 11.8% increase in average, this week sees England's premier yearling auction, the Tattersalls October yearling sale.... More...

Written by Alan Porter | Oct 07, 2013 | 0 Comments

TrueNicks Reports for Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

Orfevre, Novellist, and Treve are the top choices in a very strong renewal of the Arc.... More...

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

Triassic, Dam of So You Think, Bred to Azamour

Owner Cecile Smith has decided on 23-year-old Triassic's final mating: 2005 European champion older horse and New Zealand shuttler Azamour.... More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Oct 03, 2013 | 0 Comments

Leading South African Sires

Although we see relatively few runners from South Africa in the U.S. or Europe, the performances of horses from that country in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) meet and in major preps at Meydan have left no doubt that South Africa can produce world-class runners.... More...

Written by Alan Porter | Oct 02, 2013 | 0 Comments

Inbreeding Coefficients, Pedigree Statistics Added to TrueNicks Reports

We have added four new statistics to the TrueNicks Enhanced Report that can be run on any horse or hypothetical mating.... More...

Written by Byron Rogers | Sep 28, 2013 | 5 Comments

Australian First-Crop Sires Recap

It looks as if star stallion More Than Ready might have a legitimate Southern Hemisphere heir in champion 2-year-old Sebring.... More...

Written by Alan Porter | Sep 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

From the Vault: TrueNicks Top 10 Nicking Myths Webinar

We've reached back into the time vault and unearthed a TrueNicks webinar that we filmed back in 2009. While it is over three years old, much of what we talked about back then is still relevant today. Enjoy!... More...

Written by Byron Rogers | Sep 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Galileo and Coolmore's Irish Stallions Join TrueNicks

The latest group to join TrueNicks are the stallions of Coolmore Ireland, including Galileo, Danehill Dancer, and Holy Roman Emperor.... More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Sep 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Brazilian Triple Crown Winner Plenty of Kicks Joins TrueNicks

Superstar son of Crimson Tide was also the 2012 Horse of the Year and retires to Haras San Francesco for the 2013 Southern Hemisphere season.... More...

Written by Alan Porter | Sep 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Keeneland September: How to Gauge the New Format

Another Keeneland September sale, and another tweaked format. This year, the first catalog encompasses the first four days of the sale.... More...

Written by Alan Porter | Sep 09, 2013 | 3 Comments

A Date for Delta: Mating Royal Delta

Alan Porter analyzes potential stallions for champion mare Royal Delta using statistics from the Key Ancestors report.... More...

Written by Alan Porter | Sep 06, 2013 | 57 Comments

Australian Second-Crop Sires Recap

It appears as if Flying Spur's heir may have arrived in the shape of Casino Prince, who heads the Australia second-season sires list.... More...

Written by Alan Porter | Sep 05, 2013 | 0 Comments

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