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Pedigree Analysis: Scat Daddy

Pedigree Analysis: Scat Daddy

Scat Daddy, a son of Johannesburg, and a great-grandson of Storm Cat, was represented by his seventh and eighth Northern Hemisphere 2-year-old stakes winners of 2015 in Surfside Tiara and Get Jets.

Pedigree Analysis: Soaring

Pedigree Analysis: Soaring

Soaring's daughters as a group were speedy mares. When put to staying sires, however, they imparted a dash of quality speed, putting a finishing touch on Darby Dan's legacy of classic stamina.

Pedigree Analysis: Bloodroot

Pedigree Analysis: Bloodroot

Bloodroot's title as the inaugural Kentucky Broodmare of the Year added one of the last of many laurels to the career of her breeder Edward Riley Bradley, who died in August 1946.

Pedigree Analysis: Ben's Cat

Pedigree Analysis: Ben's Cat

Sired by half brothers and out of full sisters, Ah Day and Ben's Cat share three of their four grandparents, and the differences between them may have a lot to do with that quarter they don't share.

Pedigree Analysis: Super Saver

Pedigree Analysis: Super Saver

Super Saver represents the male line of 1969 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Majestic Prince, a branch of the Raise a Native sire line that has been overshadowed by the much more numerous Mr. Prospector tribe.

Pedigree Analysis: Caro

Pedigree Analysis: Caro

Caro stands at the head of an American sire line being kept alive by his great-great-grandson Uncle Mo, the current leader of the freshman and 2-year-old sire lists.

Smart Strike Stallion Sons

Smart Strike Stallion Sons

30 years after Tasso became the first grade I winner sired by a son of Mr. Prospector, another son of Mr. Prospector, Smart Strike, is emerging as a sire of sires.

Pedigree Analysis: Spinaway

Pedigree Analysis: Spinaway

Spinaway's family continues to produce runners of the highest class, so the race that carries her name at Saratoga is a wonderful way to keep her memory alive.

Pedigree Analysis: Olympia

Pedigree Analysis: Olympia

Olympia entered stud in 1951 at Danada Farm in Kentucky and proved a prolific sire, getting 40 stakes winners (12%) until his retirement in 1967. His progeny tended to have ample speed like himself.

Pedigree Analysis: Solow

Pedigree Analysis: Solow

Looking at his pedigree, it's not too surprising that Solow's connections -- trainer Freddy Head and owner/breeders Wertheimer et Frere -- would have expected Solow to require a test of stamina.

Tom Bowling, The Wild Horse

Tom Bowling, The Wild Horse

When Tom Bowling was a foal in 1870, a visitor remarked the colt would never stay a mile. Brilliant, quirky, and downright dangerous, he grew into one of the greatest runners ever bred in America.

Pedigree Analysis: Glencoe

Pedigree Analysis: Glencoe

In America, Glencoe was the leading sire eight times between 1847 and 1858. His best runners included the champions Peytona, Charmer, and Reel, all great fillies, winning at upward of four-mile heats.

Pedigree Analysis: Pompoes

Pedigree Analysis: Pompoes

Group III-placed at 3 in France and stakes-placed at 4 in the United States, Pompoes went on to become a successful broodmare and a reminder that class can emerge from unlikely places.

Stellar Wind Striking for Curlin

Stellar Wind Striking for Curlin

Three of Smart Strike's best sons-who retired to stud in the space of four years-are shaping up as if they have the potential to make their way to the upper echelons of the North American stallion colony.

A Cinderella Story

A Cinderella Story

Cinderella became a mother to two great American sire lines through her sons Hastings (1893) and Plaudit (1895).

The Legacy of Gone West

The Legacy of Gone West

The Mr. Prospector sire line has been an American institution since his first runners hit the races in 1978. Those descending from his son Gone West have remained relatively true to Mr. Prospector's gift of brilliant speed.

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