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Quiet End to an Era

Quiet End to an Era

Passing almost unnoticed in early October was the death of Quiet American, one of the most intriguingly successful, yet somewhat overlooked, members of a tribe whose physical attributes have revolutionized racing and breeding in North America. 

Men at Work Down Under

Men at Work Down Under

The actual Southern Hemisphere racing season is just heating up Down Under so I decided to look for any differences in the Thoroughbreds produced there as opposed to those we are used to in the Northern Hemisphere.

Excessively Alike

Excessively Alike

If you’re a pedigree geek and been wondering what it is about Uncle Mo that has made him such a sire sensation with his first crop to race, you might scrunch your nose over his "page."

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: 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.

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.

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