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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.

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.

Exhi Emerges as Sophomore Standout

Exhi Emerges as Sophomore Standout

MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter
Descending from one of Canada's leading female families, Exhi hit his stride just a bit too late for likely KY Derby eligibility, but he's a good bet for other big races in 2010.

Stately Victor: a Blue Grass Surprise

Stately Victor: a Blue Grass Surprise

PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
The first grade I winner sired by Ghostzapper - whose own pedigree is free of five-generation duplicated bloodlines - has an inbreeding pattern to the closely-inbred In Reality.

Line On Linebreeding

INSIDE PEDIGREES, by Les Brinsfield
The concept reduces genetic variance and increases odds of predictability.

Odysseus Journeys to Churchill Downs

Odysseus Journeys to Churchill Downs

PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
The Malibu Moon colt Odysseus embarked on what what might be an epic lead-in to a 2010 Triple Crown campaign when he captured the recent Tampa Bay Derby (gr. III).

Power of La Troienne

Power of La Troienne

INSIDE PEDIGREES, by Les Brinsfield
La Troienne is the best mare in American pedigrees since going into production.

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