Pedigrees and Breeding

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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

Dubawi, the Heir Apparent?

The loss of the brilliant Dubai Millennium to grass sickness after just one year at stud was mitigated somewhat when his son Dubawi (IRE) ( TrueNicks , SRO ) turned out to be an outstanding performer.... Read More

Super Saver a Tribute to His Late Sire

It was clear at the time that the death of Maria’s Mon – at the early age of 14 – was a severe loss to the industry, and subsequent events have only emphasized that fact. Champion of what turned out to... Read More

Dosage & Nicking Report Now Online

A new TrueNicks report is now available for free download. In Practical Use of Dosage & Nicking in Thoroughbred Breeding , we ask pedigree experts Dr. Steve Roman (creator of the Dosage Index) and Alan... Read More

It's All Relative

Last weekend was relatively light on graded stakes action in the U.S., with just three races at that level. Two of the three, however, went to horses with interesting genetic relative inbreeding. Medaglia... Read More

A Crowded Family Portrait

We have to wonder if there has been a more prolific family in the last couple of years than that of the Verbatim mare, Right Word, the dam of three stakes winners: the graded scorer Ascutney and Words... Read More

On the Road

It’s only the third week in January, but the classic generation are already beginning to crank up. As far as the Derby is concerned the most significant race was the San Rafael Stakes (gr. III). This was... Read More

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