Pedigree Analysis

  • 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.

  • Justin Phillip

    Justin Phillip Perseveres for Grade I Prize

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Justin Phillip made his racecourse debut Aug. 19, 2010 at Saratoga. Some 28 races later he gained a first grade I victory in Saratoga's Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (gr. I).

  • Silvano in the 2001 Arlington Million.

    Silvano Bringing Stamina to South Africa

    by Darryl Sherer<br /> Sprint stallions tend to dominate in South Africa, so when German-bred Silvano began shuttling in 2003 to the Jacobs family-owned Maine Chance Farm in the Western Cape, he became a revelation.

  • Kettle Corn

    Kettle Corn is on a Sweet Ride

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />Kettle Corn isn't likely to be mistaken for a great horse, but on his day, he can be dangerous, as he proved July 27 when defeating Paynter in the San Diego Handicap (gr. II).

  • Princess of Sylmar

    Princess of Sylmar is a Grade I Warrior

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Majestic Warrior has made impressive strides this season, second among second-crop sires by earnings, and leading with six individual stakes winners.

  • No Nay Never winning the Norfolk Stakes.
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    Pedigree Analysis: Scat Daddy's Triple Play

    To sire all three place-getters in a group I race is something akin to fantasy, but Scat Daddy joined elite company when Solaria led home Dalala and Lemon Pretty in the Premio Arturo Lyon Pena (Chi-I) June 28.

  • Chief White Fox

    Mahubah's Corner: White Thoroughbreds

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />So far, no white Thoroughbred has ever become a stakes winner in American, but a breakthrough for these horses of a different color may be only a matter of time.

  • Kittens Joy

    Pedigree Analysis: The Kittens Keep Coming

    by Anne Peters<br /> One could attribute the success of Kitten's Joy as a sire to the many savvy breeders who stepped out of their comfort zone to use a turf stayer, but that would be wrong.

  • Starship Truffles

    Ghostzapper's Starship Rising in 2013

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />It's not surprising that Ghostzapper's offspring would do best when given time, and it's more than likely that this was the reason for his perceived initial 'failure to launch.'

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    Mahubah's Corner: Jim Bolger

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />Jim Bolger could be thought of as the 'little giant' in the Irish arena, given the magnitude of what he has accomplished while operating on a small scale.

  • Danzig

    Pedigree Analysis - The King of Royal Ascot

    by John P. Sparkman<br />Danzig proved himself a sire of sires, and his greatest influence has been abroad instead of in the country of his birth, and that influence has rarely been more evident than at Royal Ascot in 2013.

  • Close Hatches

    Close Hatches Makes First Defence

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Leading commercial sire Unbridled's Song is still looking for his true heir as a stallion, and he may have found it in First Defence.

  • Palace Malice

    Pedigree Analysis: First-Crop Star for Curlin

    by John P. Sparkman<br /> Curlin has not made the fastest start at stud with his first crop of 3-year-olds, but the victory of Palace Malice in the 145th Belmont Stakes June 8 gave him a first-crop classic winner.

  • Acatenango is the broodmare sire of Animal Kingdom.
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    A Look at Today's Broodmare Sires

    by Anne Peters <br/> Sires and sire lines are a big part of Thoroughbred breeding lore, but broodmare sires are often an overlooked part of the conversation.

  • Sahara Sky

    Sahara Sky Taps Pleasant Bicoastal Success

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Conceived in Kentucky, foaled in Florida, and trained in Southern California, Sahara Sky made another cross-country journey to secure his first grade I victory.

  • Pleasant Colony winning the Kentucky Derby.

    Pedigree: Kentucky Derby Winners as Sires

    by Anne Peters<br />Winning the Derby immediately marks a colt as a potential stallion prospect. Breeding success does not always follow, however, and the commercial market has been hard on Derby winners in recent years.

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    Flotilla Sails to Transatlantic Success

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Flotilla, one of two 2012 Breeders' Cup winners for sire Mizzen Mast, returned to win the 2013 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches-French One Thousand Guineas.

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    Dawn Approach: A Perfect Heir to His Sire

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />Son of New Approach has already proven himself both a worthy heir to his sire and a proud addition to a family that has enjoyed substantial success on both sides of the Atlantic.

  • Black Caviar
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    Analysis: Finding a Match for Black Caviar

    by Anne Peters<br />Black Caviar raced from ages 2 to 6 with 25 starts, and was never beaten. She's just been retired, and thoughts now turn to which stallion her owners will send her to in the upcoming breeding season.

  • Overanalyze

    Pedigree Analysis: Appreciation Comes Late

    by John P. Sparkman<br /> Despite admirable objective accomplishments, some very good sires like Dixie Union seem fated not to be fully appreciated within their lifetimes.

  • A.P. Indy
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    Pedigree Analysis: Dreaming of A.P. Indy

    by John P. Sparkman<br /> In just about every way possible, A.P. Indy has been the ideal Thoroughbred of the international era of American racing and breeding.

  • Normandy Invasion (left) finished 2nd to Verrazano in the Wood Memorial.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2443957153&amp;k=3B96dJp&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Normandy Invasion Ready for May 4

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />Normandy Invasion has a running style that suggests the Derby distance will be no problem, but he has a pedigree that is ambiguous when it comes to stretching out to 10 furlongs.

  • Awesome Again

    Pedigree Analysis: Awesome Still

    by Anne Peters<br /> Awesome Again is one of the most consistent sires of high-class runners in North America.

  • Danehill

    Pedigree Analysis: American Roots

    by John P. Sparkman<br /> No contemporary stallion has exerted as overpowering an influence as a sire of sires as the late, great Danehill.

  • Wesley Ward

    Juvenile Behavior: Like Mother, Like Son

    Six seasons after One Hot Wish blazed 4 1/2 furlongs in :48.87 at Keeneland, establishing a track record for the distance that still stands, her first foal has followed in her footsteps.

  • Rydilluc

    Pedigree: Another Gold Medallion for Whiteley

    by John P. Sparkman<br /> Whiteley's arrangement with Richard and Audrey Haisfield's Stonewall Farm to support their young stallion Medaglia d'Oro resulted indirectly in the recent Palm Beach S. (gr. IIIT) winner Rydilluc.

  • Shakin It Up

    Pedigree Analysis: The Upside of Shakin It Up

    by Anne Peters<br /> On Feb. 7, Darley announced the retirement of Quiet American, its 27-year-old son of Fappiano. Ten days later Quiet American's great-grandson Shakin It Up put himself on the classic trail.

  • Rydilluc

    Rydilluc Breezes Into Classic Contention

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Although he was unplaced in his only dirt start, on the score of pedigree, one wouldn't have many concerns about Rydilluc handling synthetic or dirt surfaces.

  • Flashback

    The Secret to Tapit's Success

    by Anne Peters <br /> During the first weekend in February, he was represented by three graded stakes winners: Flashback, Honorable Dillon, and Tapicat.

  • Dice Flavor in the El Camino Real Derby.

    Pedigree Analysis - A Bicoastal Double

    by John P. Sparkman <br /> Feb. 16 the 18-year-old Afleet mare Afleet Summer accomplished something none of those four could. On opposite coasts, her 5-year-old son Swift Warrior and her 3-year-old colt Dice Flavor each won.