Pedigree Analysis

  • Salvator

    The Great 19th Century Champion Salvator

    Bred by Daniel Swigert and foaled at his Elmendorf Stud April 30, 1886, Salvator was a splendid animal and sold for $4,500 as a yearling to James Ben Ali Haggin.

  • Scat Daddy

    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.

  • His Majesty

    The Influence of His Majesty

    The common link between this year's Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist and third-place finisher Medal Count is His Majesty.

  • Galileo

    Classic Combo: Galileo and Cape Cross

    It's rather rare for a mare in a major racing jurisdiction to throw Derby-winning brothers. It's probably even rarer for both siblings to go on to sire classic winners themselves.

  • 2014 Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist

    Classic Winner Emerges From the Mist

    This year Pleasant Colony's maternal grandson Tonalist, wearing the colors of Thomas Evans' son Robert 'Shel' Evans, played the role of Summing to deny California Chrome a Triple Crown.

  • Buckpasser

    Buckpasser and His Influence on the Breed

    Buckpasser is one of the most revered names in American racing and breeding. Besides being a beloved racehorse, his influence on the breed has been enormous.

  • Swaps

    Daughters Keep Swaps' Line Alive

    With no suitable male heir, Swaps has faded from the breeding headlines, but his daughters left a more important legacy.

  • Swaps

    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.

  • Giant's Causeway

    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.

  • Seattle Slew

    The Continuing Impact of Seattle Slew

    While Seattle Slew did well crossed back to almost any of the major strains in his pedigree, he was particularly effective when bred to mares carrying Buckpasser in their pedigrees.

  • Wicked Strong<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2014-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-Workouts/i-V4KXVPj">Order This Photo</a>

    A Pedigree Both Wicked and Strong

    Wicked Strong can claim a pedigree with speed, class, and stamina on both sides, making his future prospects intriguing.

  • Rubiano, son of Ruby Slippers, was named champion sprinter of 1992.

    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.

  • Cee's Song, who produced several successful full siblings, including 2000 Horse of the Year Tiznow

    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.

  • Mr. Prospector

    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.

  • Bold Ruler

    The Influence of Bold Ruler

    Once upon a time there was a brave young prince named Bold Ruler, who became the greatest stallion of his time.

  • Gala Award<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3100428872&k=6BT5nFj">Order This Photo</a>

    Gala Award: Not Your Typical Turf Pedigree

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES<br/>Gala Award does not have a pedigree that one would normally associate with a turf specialist, and his connections are now considering races such as the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes.

  • Samraat&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3053659410&amp;k=SZWjdZg&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Samraat Brings Back Memories of Funny Cide

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES<br/>Eleven years after Funny Cide became the first New York-bred to win the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), two more horses bred in the Empire State stamped themselves as legitimate classic prospects.

  • Cairo Prince&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3041742429&amp;k=JkPDNnj&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Prince of South Florida

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />Cairo Prince could have just the right balance of stamina and speed to be a successful contender in the Kentucky Derby.

  • Mr Speaker wins the Dania Beach Stakes.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2982487033&amp;k=bXDxGHP&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Mr Speaker Hopes to Follow in Orb's Footsteps

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES<br/> If Mr Speaker is to follow in Orb's footsteps, he will have to make the switch from turf to dirt at some point, and according to his trainer that switch may come as soon as his next start.

  • Bernardini

    Bernardini Making Headway Down Under

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES<br />Bernardini's first Australian crop has produced not only multiple group I winner Boban, but also four-time group scorer Toydini and stakes winners Meidung and Solemn.

  • Kingston Hill&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2860553390&amp;k=J4w9Bh9&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Kingston Hill Proves Merit of Mastercraftsman

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES<br />Mastercraftsman leapt to the top of the freshman sire list Oct. 26 following the victories of Craftsman in the JRA Killavullan Stakes and Kingston Hill in the Racing Post Trophy.

  • Astaire&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2827849720&amp;k=Hj8Rrbx&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Astaire a Model for Close Inbreeding

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES<br />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.

  • Al Kazeem

    Al Kazeem Fit for a Queen

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />As the first new sire to come to Sandringham since Motivator, Al Khazeem offers the Royal Studs both a sire line that is an outcross and a female family of transatlantic interest.

  • Sweet Reason&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2737606447&amp;k=t6xqs3k&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Sweet Success for Street Cry Line

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />One of the more interesting features of the last 10 days or so has been the hot streak for young sire sons of Street Cry.

  • Real Solution

    A Joyful Grade I Trio for the Ramseys

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Few owners in recent times could have been more committed to the stud career of a stallion than Ken and Sarah Ramsey have been to Kitten's Joy.

  • Moonlight Cloud

    Moonlight Cloud, Invincible in 2013

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />Moonlight Cloud has a Win and You're In ticket to the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), and on her form this year, she would be a more than worthy challenger for Wise Dan.