Pedigree Analysis

  • Grade III winner Strait of Mewsina is one of several stakes winners inbred to Danzig.

    Danzig Inbreeding Yields Successes

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>Grade III winner Strait of Mewsina is one of several stakes winners inbred to Danzig. The son of Spartacus gets one influence of Danzig through his grandsire Danehill, and the other the influence through Chief's Crown, his broodmare grandsire. While male line/male line inbreeding generally has a lower-than-opportunity success rate, the inbreeding of Danzig has produced 20 stakes winners.

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    Dream Empress Could Shine at BC

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <P>It's a bit of a guess who will handle Santa Anita's Pro-Ride surface the best on Breeders' Cup World Championship Day. Dream Empress seems in a good position heading into the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) because she has won over a synthetic track and has won at 8 1/2 furlongs. And, she is by Bernstein, who is proving to be a talented sire on two continents.

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    Improving Family Produces Sky Diva

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>Sky Diva is at the crossroads of an improving sire and an improving family. Sky Mesa started slowly but now runners from his first crop have become graded stakes winners and his second crop of juveniles running this year already includes five stakes winners. At the top is grade I winner Sky Diva. The filly's family has also been improving over the past four years.

  • Rainbow View

    Rainbow View Has the Look of a Champion

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <P>Dynaformer has sired grade I winners on dirt and turf, classic winners on both sides of the Atlantic, and produced a three-time steeplechase champion. The son of Roberto now expands the bounds of his proven versatility further with Rainbow View, a juvenile filly who could become a champion on two continents.

  • Lord Shanakill in the Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes.

    Lord Shanakill Adds to Sire's Tally

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>Speightstown is one of seven freshmen sires that have already been represented by a group/graded stakes winner so far this year. Lord Shanakill, winner of the Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes (Eng-I) is one of Speightstown's top runners and the second group winner sired by a son of Gone West out of a Theatrical mare.

  • Seattle Smooth upset Proud Spell in the Fitz Dixon Cotillion Stakes.

    Seattle Smooth Has History on Her Side

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <P>Four of Starsburg's top progeny were sired by Mr. Prospector-line stallions, so going back to this sire line when choosing a mate for Starsburg's unraced daughter Our Seattle Slew seemed like the right move. It was, having produced Seattle Smooth, who beat the top-rated sophomore filly Proud Spell in the Fitz Dixon Cotillion Stakes (gr. II).

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    Promising Filly Runs Like a Sweet Song

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>Doremefasollatido is delivering on the great breeding and tremendous unfulfilled promise her sire, Bernstein, showed on the racetrack. Though a group stakes winner, Bernstein never became the promising racehorse he appeared to be at 2. He has made it up as a sire, quickly. Bernstein's first crop had 38 foals, 38 starters, and 31 winners (19 2-year-old winners).

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    Charitable Man Winning on the Flip Side

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <P>The classic American cross is speed over stamina, but Charitable Man has a pedigree that flips this model upside down. The son of Lemon Drop Kid is still getting the job done, having just won the grade II Futurity Stakes. If he keeps improving, Charitable Man could become his sire's first male grade I winner.

  • C. S. Silk wins the Arlington-Washington Lassie.

    A Jewel in the Gold Medallion

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>Medaglia d'Oro only started once at 2 but his offspring are displaying plenty of early talent. Out of 10 winners through Sept. 16, he has four stakes horses and two stakes winners, including the graded stakes winner C.S. Silk.

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    Male Line Cross Yields Vineyard Haven

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>Generally speaking, crossing the sire by a certain male line with a mare from the same male line produces below average results. But here is Vineyard Haven, the results of such a cross, who beat some rising stars in the Three Chimneys Hopeful Stakes (gr. I).

  • Delightful Kiss

    Delightful Kiss Is Going the Distance

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <P> Hobeau Farm owner Jack Dreyfus as been three-times blessed with Delightful Kiss, recent winner of the Turfway Park Championship Stakes (gr. III). The colt is a fourth generation homebred, a graded stakes winner, and now a Breeders' Cup Marathon contender.

  • First Defence romps in the Forego.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D5726222%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    First Defence Honing His Natural Speed

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <P>First Defence is one of those horses whose pedigrees scream speed. The son of Unbridled's Song began displaying that potential with a 6 3/4-length romp in the Forego Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 30. After surviving an early speed duel with opening fractions of :22.53 and :44.61, he pulled away in the stretch to win in a final time of 1:21.55.

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    Mani Bhavan Extends Storm Boot's Legacy

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P> Newly minted graded stakes winner Mani Bhavan continues the legacy of her sire Storm Boot, the first son of Storm Cat to be represented by a stakes winner.

  • Magical Fantasy rolled to a two-length victory at odds of over 42-1 in the Del Mar Oaks.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D5553339%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Pedigree is Magic on Turf

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <p> Magical Fantasy chose a big race to break into stakes company in North America. After two modest showings in graded stakes at Hollywood Park, the daughter of Diesis rolled to a two-length victory at odds of over 42-1 in the Del Mar Oaks (gr. I). No one has to look too deep in her pedigree to see her affinity for the grass.

  • Spirit One

    Deep Family Roots Drive Spirit One

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <p> Spirit One's dam, Lavayssiere, retired from racing with scant credentials to be a top mare. She did not have one black type winner in her family as far back as six generations. And yet, here she is today the dam of three stakes winners including Spirit One, who recently took the Arlington Million (gr. I). You have to dig deep to find the source of Spirit One's genetic potential.

  • Winchester, winner of the Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT) is part of an exceptionally strong contingent of European turf runners this year.

    Winchester Among World's Top Turf Horses

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <p>Winchester, winner of the Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT) is part of an exceptionally strong contingent of European turf runners this year. The son of Theatrical may be headed for the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT). If he wins, Theatrical will become the first Turf winner to sire a Turf winner.

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    Black Mamba Thriving on U.S. Soil

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>Black Mamba has grown from a promising young filly in New Zealand into a grade I winner in the U.S. who now may be headed to the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships in October. The daughter of Black Minnaloushe is the first black type winner out her dam Sneetch.

  • Sky Mom is perpetuating the momentum that&#39;s been building steadily for the progeny by the late Maria&#39;s Mon.

    Sky Mom is More Fight Than Flash

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <P>Sky Mom is perpetuating the momentum that's been building steadily for the progeny by the late Maria's Mon. Recently the winner of the grade III Arlington Oaks, Sky Mom is also proving that highly fashionable pedigrees are required to produce top-class runners.

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    Forever Together a Rising Star

    In just her third start on grass, Forever Together announced her arrival in the turf female division with a visually impressive win July 26 in the Diana Stakes (gr. IT) at Saratoga.

  • Eddie Read winner Monzante&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D5213279%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Monzante Catching His Stride

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P> Monzante, who has been showing the promise of taking a major victory for some time, got it done July 20 in the Eddie Read Handicap (gr. I).

  • Evening Attire

    Evening Attire, Solid and Sharp

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <P>Evening Attire remains at the top of his game, having just qualified for the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships by taking the "Win and You're In" Greenwood Cup Stakes at Philadelphia Park.

  • Kamsin Typifies Modern German Breeding

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <P>Germany has preserved a number of bloodlines that are all but extinct elsewhere, providing a potential outcross for the Northern Dancer and Mr. Prospector lines that have come to dominate breeding in the rest of the world. Among them is the male line of 1935 English Triple Crown winner Bahram, the direct ancestor of this year's BMW Deutsches Derby (Ger-I) winner Kamsin (GER).

  • Mistical Plan

    All According to a Mistical Plan

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>Prior to the weekend, Mistical Plan had tried for grade one glory on five occasions. On four of those she had failed to hit the board, and in the fifth, she had gained a third, but had been beaten nearly nine lengths. On Saturday, at the Summit of Speed, Mistical Plan cut back to six furlongs and produced the performance of her life to take the Princess Rooney Handicap.

  • Tin Cup Chalice

    Tin Cup Chalice Poised for Triple Title

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <P>A family full of consistent winners, albeit not terribly flashy, is propelling Tin Cup Chalice toward a shot at the Big Apple Triple, a series for New York-breds that offers a $250,000 to the horse that sweeps it. The son of Crusader Sword is out of the female family that produce Silky Sullivan.

  • Lion Heart

    Azul Leon Puts Lion Heart On Top

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <p> Lion Heart, currently the freshman sire leader, and Friends Lake, who is ranked eighth, got big boosts from their recent graded stakes winners Azul Leon and Screen Your Friends, respectively. The talent both of these sires showed as juveniles appears to be passing along to their offspring.

  • Duke of Marmalade (IRE)

    'Marmalade' Spreads Danehill's Influence

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter Duke of Marmalade carries a high concentration of the Thoroughbred's best blood, with inbreeding to Native Dancer, Northern Dancer, and Buckpasser. All this potential broke through on the racetrack recently when the Irish-bred son of Danehill won the Prince of Wales's Stakes (Eng-I).

  • Frost Giant

    The Big Chill

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>Dismissed at odds of 40-1 for the Suburban Handicap (gr. I), Giant's Causeway's son Frost Giant prevailed with a determined effort that recalled the battling style of his sire.

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    Haradasun - Australian Champion at Ascot

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>The achievements of such Australian standouts as Choisir (AUS) and Takeover Target (AUS) have taught Royal Ascot regulars to have a healthy respect for the form down under. That lesson was underlined when Haradasun (AUS) captured the first race of the 2008 Royal Ascot carnival, the Queen Anne Stakes (Eng-IT).

  • Ocean Colors

    Ocean Colors Could Deliver Redemption

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <p>Ocean Colors has the potential to put some shine on the otherwise lackluster broodmare career of Winning Colors. The daughter of Orientate broke her maiden by 5 1/4 lengths at Churchill Downs on June 13 and seems ready for more.

  • Look Here started in the Epsom Oaks at nearly 28-1 but she was a natural to win it.

    Look Here Was Bred for 12 Furlongs

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <P>The Juddmonte Epsom Oaks (Eng-I) victory of Look Here (GB) may have been a surprise to the bettors, but her staying ability should have been no surprise. In the male line, she is the fourth generation to prove able to win at 12 furlongs or better in group I-quality company.

  • Da&#39; Tara became the first male-line descendant of Man o&#39; War to win an American classic since War Admiral.

    Belmont Stakes Still Made History

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>Okay, so no Triple Crown, again. But the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) still made racing history. Da' Tara became the first male-line descendant of Man o' War to win an American classic since War Admiral took the Triple Crown in 1937. Tiznow, the sire of Da' Tara, is an extension of the Man o' War line through Cee's Tizzy, a son of Relaunch.

  • Acoma

    Acoma is a Blue Hen in the Making

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <p> No one has to look very deep in Acoma's pedigree to see broodmare potential in spades. Helen Alexander's and Helen Groves' daughter of Empire Maker recently won the Dogwood Stakes (gr. III) is now bucking for broodmare prospect of the year honors.

  • Divine Park storms home to take the Met Mile (gr. I).

    Divine Park Growing Sire's Legacy

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>Divine Park, recent winner of the Met Mile, continues to prove the great potential possessed by her sire Chester House. When the Juddmonte Farms stallion died of cancer, his oldest foals were yearlings. Each subsequent crop to race has improved with his third and final crop, now 4, including 11 stakes winners to date. One of them is Divine Park.

  • Lattice

    Lattice was Bred for Turf Greatness

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <P>Already a graded stakes winner, Lattice showed he continues to belong among the top turf runners with a win May 25 in the Louisville Handicap (gr. IIIT). His pedigree, however, indicates he could be capable of still more, of eventually joining the country's turf elite.

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    Roshani Possess the Best of Her Family

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <P>Roshani is one of only three graded stakes winners produced by crossing a sire from the Nijinsky II line with daughters of Deputy Minister. Clearly, Roshani inherited the best from the paternal and maternal sides of her pedigree. The daughter of Fantastic Light was sold for $135,000 as a racing/broodmare prospect at the 2007 Keeneland January mixed sale. She has now earned $320,550.

  • Jay Peg

    Similar Inbreeding, Jay Peg & Big Brown

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P> Danzig within the third generation and inbreeding to an influential dam is a pedigree pattern shared by Triple Crown hopeful Big Brown and international group I winner Jay Peg, a son of Camden Park. Jay Peg has won eight of 13 starts as a freshman and sophomore, including group I victories in his native Singapore, South Africa, and in Dubai.

  • Danzig

    Danzig Line Rebounding

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>Big Brown's victory in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and Hard Spun's second in the Derby last year are the latest indicators that the Danzig line is asserting some authority in America's premier dirt races. Want more proof? How about last year's older male champion Lawyer Ron (a son of Danzig's son Langfuhr)and the emerging sire Exchange Rate, who got two grade I winners in his first crop.

  • Behindatthebar

    Behindatthebar Will Need Speed

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <P> Behindatthebar's owners bypassed the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and aimed instead at the Preakness. The son of Forest Wildcat will need every bit of his sire's speed and stamina from his broodmare sire Runaway Groom to take on the Derby winner Big Brown.

  • Sebring takes the Golden Slipper.

    Sebring is an Aussie Star in the Making

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <P>Sebring, who is being called the best Austrailian juvenile in many years, is keeping the momentum rolling for sire More Than Ready. The Vinery stallion is proving to be a solid sire in both Northern and Southern Hemispheres.

  • Big Booster returned to the grass to win the marathon San Juan Capistrano Invitational Handicap.

    A Big Boost From Synthethic Surfaces

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P> Two years ago, Big Booster was a $35,000-$39,000 claimer running at Belmont Park. Today, he has the honor of being a grade II winner, having just taken the San Juan Capistrano Invitational Handicap at Santa Anita Park. The move west and several goes over the synthetic turf reinvigorated Big Booster's racing career.

  • Blue Grass Stakes winner Monba.

    Intense Concentration

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>Monba's success could be tied to an intensifying of the influences of La Troienne. The Derby contender's pedigree is rich in the blood of Raise a Native and Buckpasser.

  • Gayego&#39;s victory in the grade II Arkansas Derby proved he deserves a chance in the Kentucky Derby.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D4156079%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Gayego Appears Ready to Go

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <P>Gayego's victory in the grade II Arkansas Derby proved he deserves a chance in the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I). With a pedigree rich in eight to nine furlong influences, the question remains whether the Derby distance of 10 furlongs is a bit too far.

  • Recapturetheglory started at nearly 16-1 for the Illinois Derby (gr. II) but triumphed by four lengths.

    Recapturetheglory Going Long

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P> Unlike his sire and champion sprinter Cherokee Run, Recapturetheglory seems to improve with distance. There is not a lot to predict stamina on either side of the Illinois Derby's winners pedigree, but on the dam's side there is a source of stamina that may manifest itself on Kentucky Derby day.

  • Bustin Stones joined the elite of his breed with a gutsy win in the Carter Handicap.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D4084614%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Stone Solid

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <P> Bred with an abundance of speed, Bustin Stones is expected to be a top contender for the title of top sprinter throughout the year. Not only is the son of City Zip fast, showing great courage and grit in battling off a Executive Fleet virtually gate to wire in the Carter Handicap (gr. I), he is also tough. Bustin Stones is back in the racing game after having surgery on both knees.

  • Big Brown
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    'Brown' Drawing Big Bandwagon

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>Where have we seen this before? A modestly-bred Danzig-line horse, after leading throughout to score a devastating win in a grade I classic trial on his second start of the year, becomes a favorite for the Kentucky Derby (gr. I).

  • She&#39;s All Eltish

    She's All That

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <P>On Saturday, March 29, two young horses captured an initial graded stakes win at Gulfstream Park and marked themselves as potential elites among the sophomores of 2008. Everyone, of course, by now has heard about Big Brown, runaway winner of the Florida Derby (gr. I) and now a likely favorite for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • War Emblem

    War Emblem Battles On

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P> The travails of War Emblem's stud career in Japan have been fairly well documented. Less realized, however, is that the results from his few representative runners have been extremely good, and that in 2008 he is already sire of three 3-year-old black type winners.

  • Honour and Glory is enjoying a stud career revival in South America, where his first Argentinian crop has already yielded seven stakes winners (7.4%) and the racing year isn&#39;t over.

    Southern Hemisphere Revival

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <P> Honour and Glory had modest success in the Northern Hemisphere with 4% stakes winners from 773 foals and even less success in Australia. But the son of Relaunch is enjoying a stud career revival in South America, where his first Argentinian crop has already yielded seven stakes winners (7.4%) and the racing year isn't over.

  • Tampa Bay Derby (gr. III) winner Big Truck is finally turning top works into wins.

    Big Truck Growing into His Potential

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P> Even though he had Tale of Ekati in his barn, trainer Barclay Tagg suggested Big Truck might be his most promising juvenile. The potential Big Truck possessed finally turned into performance in the Tampa Bay Derby, which he won with a gutsy drive against Atoned. Tagg believes Big Truck can handle the Kentucky Derby distance of a 1 1/4 miles. His pedigree raises some doubt.