Pedigrees and Breeding

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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

The Sadler's Wells/Mill Reef Nick

Readers: I'm curious to get your analysis of the Sadler's Wells/Mill Reef nick. Why do you think this nick works? Avalyn Hunter ends her Mahubah's Corner column this week with a look at the combination... Read More

Reader Challenge: Pedigree ID

Reader challenge: Identify the following four horses represented by their 3-cross pedigrees. What do they have in common? Leave your guess in the comments section below. Good luck! We will hold all comments... Read More

Poll Question: Mine That Bird on Turf?

2009 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Mine That Bird has been entered in the July 4th Firecracker Handicap (gr. II) at Churchill Downs. The race is one mile on the turf . While Mine That Bird is not certain... Read More

Pedigree Time Machine: 1966 Mother Goose

The 54th Mother Goose Stakes (gr. I) will be run tomorrow at Belmont, featuring Biofuel , Ailalea , Devil May Care , Connie and Michael , and Katy Now . Perhaps these fillies will one day become successful... Read More

Poll Question: Zenyatta's Mate

For Zenyatta 's eventual first year in the breeding shed, which of these high-profile, proven Kentucky stallions would you select? Explain your choice in the comments section below. Healthy debates are... Read More

Pedigree Time Machine: Special

Since it looks like Blame has edged Quality Road and Battle Plan in our Stallion Pedigree Poll , let's take a look back at Special, Blame's influential third dam. Special (Forli - Thong, by Nantallah)... Read More

Poll Question: Stallion Pedigrees

Of the following older U.S.-based horses, who has the best stallion's pedigree? Cast your vote and explain your choice in the comments below. Battle Plan is a son of Empire Maker ( TrueNicks , SRO ) and... Read More

The Influence of Alydar

At the TrueNicks office in Lexington, Ian Tapp and Scot Gillies recently raised some interesting questions about the pedigree and rating of a sister to the very talented Brother Derek ( TrueNicks , SRO... Read More

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