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Pedigree Analysis: Euro Charline

Pedigree Analysis: Euro Charline

Myboycharlie, already sire of a group I winner in the Southern Hemisphere, matched that feat with a member of his first European crop when 3-year-old filly Euro Charline won the Beverly D.

Lemon Drop Kid: A Class Act

Lemon Drop Kid: A Class Act

Lemon Drop Kid was the complete package when he went to stud in 2001 with an impeccable pedigree, top-of-his-class ability all three years racing, and dashing good looks.

Pedigree Analysis: Bayern

Pedigree Analysis: Bayern

By a 10-furlong grade I winner out of a mare by a Derby and Belmont Stakes winner, with a second dam who was a graded stakes winner at 10 furlongs, Bayern illustrates the difficulties of interpreting modern U.S. pedigrees.

Daddy Does Best

Daddy Does Best

Scat Daddy is on quite a roll in Chile, having sired seven Chilean group winners (including two group I winners) since the beginning of 2014.

The Swaps Connection

The Swaps Connection

Just more than 60 years ago a trim California-bred with unorthodox connections came East to shock the racing establishment by scoring an upset win in the 1955 Kentucky Derby.

Sources of Stamina

Sources of Stamina

It's time to remind breeders and broadcasters alike that stamina still exists in America and remains an essential part of breeding classic winners.

Ruby Slippers

Ruby Slippers

Of the two most expensive stallions at stud in North America for 2014, one is out of a mare by Rubiano, and the other is out of a three-quarters sister to Rubiano.

A Case for Full Siblings

A Case for Full Siblings

Common sense would indicate that full siblings to a good horse have a better chance of being good runners themselves than half siblings, all other factors being equal and the respective sires being of roughly equal merit.

Vein of Gold

Vein of Gold

Among this year's classic prospects, the list with Mr. Prospector inbreeding includes California Chrome, Noble Moon, In Trouble, Rise Up, Vinceremos, and Ring Weekend.

Astaire a Model for Close Inbreeding

Astaire a Model for Close Inbreeding

PORTER ON PEDIGREES
Astaire wasn't bred by trainer Jim Bolger, but he is by the Bolger-trained Intense Focus, and the Irish conditioner would surely approve of the inbreeding found in Astaire's pedigree.

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