Pedigree Analysis

  • Revolutionary

    Scion of the French Revolution

    by John P. Sparkman<br /> Revolutionary is from the first of only two North American crops of War Pass, the champion 2-year-old male of 2007, who died in 2010 the day after returning from serving his second shuttle season.

  • Wise Dan
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    Wise Dan a Reminder of Overbrook's Class

    by Anne Peters<br /> It's unusual when a turf horse gets recognition beyond his favorite surface, so for Wise Dan to be voted champion turf male of 2012, champion older male, and Horse of the Year shows how dominating he is.

  • Revolutionary (right)

    Revolutionary Win for the Blushing Groom Line

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Making his 2013 debut, War Pass' son Revolutionary produced a remarkable performance, weaving through traffic to score a last-to-first victory in the Withers Stakes.

  • Sadler&#39;s Wells

    Pedigree Analysis - Worldwide Wells

    by John P. Sparkman, <br /> When Galileo retired to stud at Coolmore in 2002, his sire Sadler's Wells was widely viewed as a disappointing sire of sires in Europe.

  • Mizdirection in the Monrovia Stakes.

    Heading in the Right 'Direction'

    by Ann Peters<br /> The gritty grey filly Mizdirection won last November's Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT), and she put in another remarkably game performance to win 'in her comeback Jan. 6 in the Monrovia H. (gr. IIT).

  • Oxbow

    Oxbow's Decisive First Steps

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Oxbow took decisive first steps on the road to the Kentucky Derby with an 11 1/2-length victory in the Lecomte Stakes.

  • Spring Venture is one of four stakes winners in Spring At Last&#39;s first crop.

    Spring At Last's First Crop

    by Ann Peters<br/> One of the surprise stallion developments of 2012 is Spring At Last, who finished second behind Henrythenavigator on the year-end first-crop sire rankings.

  • Vyjack

    Into Mischief Propelled Into the Lead

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Into Mischief closed out 2012 as the third leading freshman sire, following late-season stakes wins by his sons Goldencents, Vyjack, and Sittin At the Bar.

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    Logotype Beyond Stereotype

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Lohengrin was not represented by anything of particular note from his first crop, but in his second crop he has not only Logotype, but also Gottfried.

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    Robe Tissage a Case of Quality Over Quantity

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />From time to time there are results that make us wonder, what if? One of those moments came Dec. 9 when Robe Tissage scored an upset victory in the Hanshin Juvenile Fillies (Jpn-I).

  • Centre Court

    Centre Court Takes Center Stage

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />Racing as a homebred for the G. Watts Humphrey Jr. & Louise Ireland Humphrey Revocable Trust, Centre Court dominated a solid field of distaff turfers to notch her third graded stakes win of the year.

  • Midnight Ballet is the first stakes winner for Midnight Lute.

    Freshman Sires Score

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Nov. 11 saw new stakes winners from a trio of freshman sires, two of whom were represented by their first black-type winners.

  • Uncaptured

    Uncaptured Even Better On Dirt

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Uncaptured was a multiple stakes winner on the Polytrack at Woodbine, but his Iroquois performance suggested he might be even better on dirt.

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    Shanghai Bobby Clear Leader Among 2YO Males

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />The standout among this year's juvenile males will likely shine at the Breeders' Cup. His pedigree, however, raises questions about his stamina when it comes to next year's classics.

  • Power Broker

    Power On Display in FrontRunner

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />There is a clear explanation for the turnaround that saw Power Broker transformed from thrice-defeated maiden to grade I winner, as the FrontRunner was the colt's first start on dirt.

  • Executiveprivilege

    Executiveprivilege a First Samurai Exception

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />First Samurai is regaining considerable momentum this year, and sits third on the table of leading sires of 2-year-olds and fourth on the third-season sire rankings.

  • Golden Ticket (right)

    Travers Tie a Golden Ticket to Stud Future

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />Montana-based Magic City Thoroughbreds cashed in a Golden Ticket of its own Aug. 25 when its colt of that name dead-heated with favored Alpha for the historic Travers Stakes.

  • Lady of Shamrock

    Lady of Shamrock Brings Luck to Scat Daddy

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Lady of Shamrock's four stakes wins in 2012 have helped her sire Scat Daddy lead the second-crop sire list, just as he led the freshman sire list in 2011.

  • Winter Memories

    Bringing Back Memories

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />No one will be forgetting Memories of Silver any time soon, because her daughter, Winter Memories, won some the same races at Saratoga as her dam.

  • Silver Max

    Silver Max: A Monster on Turf

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />While the leading dirt runners of the 3-year-old division have fallen by the wayside, Silver Max steadily has been establishing dominance of the second-season runners on the turf.

  • Point of Entry

    Point of Entry Could Be Dynaformer's Heir

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />Sometimes good things come to those who wait. Such appears to be the case for the Phipps Stable, whose homebred Point of Entry secured his first grade I win with his victory July 14 in the Man o' War.

  • Mucho Macho Man

    Mucho Macho Man Honors Holy Bull

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />On the same weekend that Darley announced the retirement of Holy Bull from stud duty, his grandson Mucho Macho Man paid due tribute with a stunning victory in the Suburban Handicap.

  • Jeranimo

    Jeranimo Seeks to Lead Arazi Tribe

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />On the final day of June this year, Arazi's 6-year-old grandson Jeranimo showed a flash of magic, coming from last to first to score his first grade I win in the Shoemaker Mile.

  • Queen&#39;s Plate winner Strait of Dover

    Strait of Dover Navigates Canada's Classics

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />Now the winner of four consecutive races, Strait of Dover not only went gate to wire to defeat Irish Mission but set a new Woodbine track record of 2:01.99 for the Polytrack surface.

  • Love Theway Youare

    Twelfth Time a Charm for Love Theway Youare

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Love Theway Youare is an example of the cross of Arch over mares by Storm Cat and his sons that has now produced four stakes winners from only 17 starters.

  • Irish Mission

    Irish Mission Shows Classic Canadian Breeding

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />From an owner's point of view, there is no better time for a 3-year-old to make rapid improvement than when the spring classics are on the line, as Irish Mission did in winning the Woodbine Oaks.

  • Gentildonna winning the Japanese Oaks.

    Gentildonna Impacts Japanese Racing

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />Gentildonna is from the 2nd crop of 2-time Japanese Horse of the Year Deep Impact, and is the first of his offspring to win a group race at more than a mile.

  • &lt;BR&gt;Hierro

    Hierro Preps for Later Classics

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />This year's sloppy renewal of The Cliff's Edge Derby Trial lacked a Kentucky Derby hopeful but may have produced a classic prospect in Hierro.

  • Bodemeister

    Bloodlines Bode Well for Bodemeister

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />The style of victory of Empire Maker's son Bodemeister in the Arkansas Derby raised the possibility that his sire is not yet done with North America's premier classic.

  • Done Talking

    Done Talking Silencing Critics

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />With $300,000 in graded earnings from the Illinois Derby, Done Talking is now virtually guaranteed a starting spot in the Derby should his owners so desire.

  • Hero of Order

    An Unpredictable Hero of Order

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Louisiana Derby winner Hero of Order, a $3,000 Keeneland September yearling who has made three starts in claiming company, is by a stallion that was banished to Korea.