Pedigrees and Breeding

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The Genetics of Nicking

I have just finished reading Thoroughbred Breeding: Pedigree Theories and the Science of Genetics by Dr. Matthew Binns and Mr. Tony Morris, and it is a thoroughly interesting and worthwhile read. I can... Read More

No Surprise: Rachel to Visit Curlin

We already knew it, but with Rachel Alexandra's retirement it was announced again that the 2009 Horse of the Year will be bred to 2007-08 HOY Curlin ( TrueNicks , SRO ) in 2011. As Jess Jackson said, ... Read More

Pedigree Time Machine: Princequillo

With the Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) coming up this Saturday, let's take a look back at Princequillo , winner of the 1943 Jockey Club Gold Cup (then contested at 2 miles). He became the sire of Horses... Read More

Poll: The Bluest of Bluebloods

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... Read More

Pedigree Time Machine: Relaunch

With the La Jolla Handicap (gr. II) set for this Saturday at Del Mar, featuring Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) winner Sidney's Candy , let's take a brief look at the 1979 La Jolla winner – Relaunch . The three... Read More

Take Two on Pica Slew

The saying is that “great minds thing alike,” but sometimes, and especially with horses, there is more than one way to the same destination. We didn't have time or space to cover her in detail in our U... Read More

Reader Challenge: Belmont Mystery

Reader challenge: The pedigree of this racehorse (pictured at Belmont Park) features inbreeding to a runner-up in both the Manhattan Handicap and Jockey Club Gold Cup. This racehorse's sire also appears... Read More

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