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Brethren Reaffirming a Powerful Cross

Brethren Reaffirming a Powerful Cross

PORTER ON PEDIGREES. Sam F. Davis Stakes winner Brethren is showing the power of the Distorted Humor/A.P. Indy cross, which has now produced five stakes winners from 27 starters (18.5%).

Pomeroys Pistol Fires for Young Sire

Pomeroys Pistol Fires for Young Sire

PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Sophomore Pomeroys Pistol gives her young sire a first graded-winning progeny. The filly's pedigree represents multiple generations of crossing Northern Dancer with Mr. Prospector.

Indian Firewater Improves With Age

Indian Firewater Improves With Age

PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Indian Firewater's grade II San Fernando score was the biggest victory for several Indian Charlie colts running the weekend of January 15.

Close Race for Second-Crop Sires

Close Race for Second-Crop Sires

PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Leadership of the stallion crop with 1st 3yos of 2010 was determined by less than $21,000. Some names changed and others made the transition from leading freshman sires of 2009.

Welcome to the Top, Indian Charlie

Welcome to the Top, Indian Charlie

PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Top 2-year-old colt Uncle Mo has to share some of the juvenile spotlight as newcomer Comma to the Top makes 2010 a bright year for the Indian Charlie sire line.

Mack Miller, Breeder

Mack Miller, Breeder

MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter
Whether Miller's long-term legacy as a breeder will approach his enduring reputation as a trainer is a question for the future.

Casamento Stakes Claim as Classic Favorite

Casamento Stakes Claim as Classic Favorite

PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Does Shamardal's son Casamento have an Epsom Derby pedigree or will he peak at 10 furlongs? Alan Porter analyzes the prospects of one of Europe's hottest juveniles.

It's All A.P. Indy in Freshman Sire Race

It's All A.P. Indy in Freshman Sire Race

PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Rising quickly in the first-crop juvenile sire standings is Bernardini. As the year winds down, he's competing for supremacy over other A.P. Indy-influenced young sires.

New Names in Contention for Sophomore Honors

New Names in Contention for Sophomore Honors

PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
In most years, likely sophomore stars have made a name for themselves before mid-September. This year, Apart and Morning Line enter the scene right as autumn arrives.

Southern Belle Rivals Zenyatta in Chile

Southern Belle Rivals Zenyatta in Chile

MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter
Belle Watling became the 1st runner ever to sweep the 'Chilean Quadruple Crown.' Her success is an example of breeding Northern sires with South American families to produce top horses.

Man o' War Runners Top Juvenile Ranks

Man o' War Runners Top Juvenile Ranks

PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Colts on opposite coasts are battling for honors at top 2-year-old. Both J P's Gusto and Boys At Tosconova descend from the In Reality line of Man o' War.

Freshman Sires Starting Fast

Freshman Sires Starting Fast

Four of the current top 10 freshman sires of 2010 already have juvenile stakes winners. Alan Porter takes an early look at what's working with pedigree crosses for this year's 'young guns.'

Concord Point Rides the Waves

Concord Point Rides the Waves

MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter
West Virginia Derby winner Concord Point is the first graded winner with siblings Relaunch and Moon Glitter in his pedigree--a pattern to watch for in future pedigrees.

Playing on Some Themes with The Minstrel

Playing on Some Themes with The Minstrel

PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Alan Porter's focus this week is the interbreeding of close genetic relatives The Minstrel and Nijinsky II, as exemplified by recent stakes winners A Little Warm and Malibu Prayer.

Chinchon Proof of Inbreeding's Effects

Chinchon Proof of Inbreeding's Effects

PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
From a Sex Appeal family branch that has rarely hit in recent generations, United Nations (gr. IT) winner Chinchon was bred on a smart family inbreeding pattern.

Afleet Alex's Star Rises With Afleet Express

Afleet Alex's Star Rises With Afleet Express

PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Pegasus Stakes winner Afleet Express exemplifies pedigree trends that are developing for young sire Afleet Alex, including the benefits of duplicating Nearctic and Mr. Prospector.

Inside Pedigrees: Drosselmeyer

Inside Pedigrees: Drosselmeyer

Drosselmeyer continues the trend of recent classic winners being sired by horses known for speed from mares with a pronounced aptitude for stamina.

Lope de Vega, Makfi Put Spotlight on Sires

PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Double French Classic winner Lope de Vega is by second-crop sire Shamardal, while group I winner Makfi is by second-crop sire Dubawi. Both sires are slugging it out to lead their crop.

Belmont 142 Contenders: Pedigree Profiles

Belmont 142 Contenders: Pedigree Profiles

This special report takes an in-depth look at the pedigrees of the contenders in the final leg of the Triple Crown. Include a five-cross pedigree chart, Brisnet.com Past Performances, and a Leading Sires at Belmont Park. Get Report

Inside Pedigrees: Super Breeding

Inside Pedigrees: Super Breeding

Super Saver replete with seven lines of La Troienne. Maria's Mon, sire of Super Saver has a double of La Troienne including Busanda via faultless Buckpasser. Supercharger, dam of Super Saver, has five lines of La Troienne.

Hurricane Ike to Make Landfall at Preakness

Hurricane Ike to Make Landfall at Preakness

PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
His Derby Trial victory effectively dashed the Derby hopes of two competitors seeking graded earnings, but Hurricane Ike will use the win as a Preakness Stakes prep.

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