Keyword: Alan Porter

  • Upstart
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    Upstart is Uplifting for Joanne Nielsen

    Despite the fact she has seven empty mares and has yet to decide which stallions to breed to this year, Joanne Nielsen has had an uplifting start to 2015. She is the breeder of Upstart, who won the Holy Bull (gr. II) Jan. 24.

  • Key Ancestors Report Strategies - Alan Porter

    Ian Tapp and Alan Porter, the creator of the TrueNicks rating, discuss strategies and commercial considerations for using the new Key Ancestors Report. Up for discussion is Oregon Lady by Shamardal, in foal to Elusive Quality

  • Now I Know

    Now I Know Booked to Uncle Mo

    Graded stakes winner Now I Know, who was retired in mid-February after fracturing her left front knee, has been purchased privately by Bonnie Baskin to become a broodmare.

  • The Factor

    The Factor is Back

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES. War Front's blazingly fast son returns to form in the Malibu Stakes and becomes only the second 3-year-old male of 2011 to win two grade I stakes.

  • Orfevre
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    Orfevre's Triple Crown Revives Family

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Though his female family has been relatively quiet recently, Orfevre delivered some new life by becoming Japan's seventh Triple Crown winner.

  • Western Aristocrat, son of Mr. Greeley, won the Jamaica Handicap on Oct. 8.&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%3D9705417%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Mr. Greeley's Grand October

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Three big winners the weekend of October 8-9 add to Mr. Greeley's growing legacy. Alan Porter also discusses the late Mr. Greeley's affinity for mares containing Fappiano.

  • Future Prospect in the Winner&#39;s Circle after the WinStar Kentucky Cup. &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%3D9679326%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Future Prospect Scores for Freud

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Full brothers Freud and Giant's Causeway looked and performed quite differently. However, both are successful sires, as exemplified by Future Prospect's victory in the WinStar Ky Cup.

  • Wigmore Hall

    Wigmore Hall Adds to High Chaparral's Success

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Woodbine's grade I Northern Dancer Turf Stakes freshly added to his race record, Irish-bred Wigmore Hall adds to a breakout year for the Sadler's Wells stallion High Chaparral.

  • Union Rags&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%3D9635919%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Union Rags' Special Win Hope for Sire's Line

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />When a neurologic problem brought Dixie Union's life to an untimely end at 13, the son of Dixieland Band had not yet left an heir apparent. Precocious son Union Rags now makes a claim.

  • Haskell winner Coil

    Coil Springs Into Sophomore Contention

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Point Given's 3yo Coil, who surprised 2011 classic winners Ruler On Ice and Shackleford in the Haskell, has a pedigree replete with turf influences and Belmont credentials.

  • Summer Select Sales Guide

    The Blood-Horse's new Summer Select Sales Guide includes one-page profiles of the 28 first-crop yearling sires represented at the premier summer yearling sales of 2011 plus sire analyses, features, and more.

  • Cambina and Nereid finished together in the American 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%3D9599598%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Twice as Hot as Cambina and Nereid Dead-Heat

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />The most thrilling finish to a major stakes in the U.S. during the July 16 weekend came in the American Oaks, when little more than a length separated five of the six-horse field.

  • Her Smile&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%3D9586390%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Her Smile Part of Happy Year for Include

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Her Smile's breakout win in the grade I Prioress Stakes inspired Alan Porter to explore the history of the Domino branch of the Himyar line that exists today primarily through Include.

  • Stephen Foster winner Pool Play&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%3D9569308%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Pool Play Makes a Splash in Older Division

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Making his dirt debut, and running in a grade I event for only the second time, Pool Play won the Stephen Foster to become a player in the older male division.

  • Pour Moi&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%3D9558389%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Classic Success Runs Deep in Pour Moi's Blood

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Both in the male line of sire Montjeu and the family of dam Gwynn, Pour Moi's bloodlines include a plethora of European classic winners.

  • Animal Kingdom&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%3D9517753%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Animal Kingdom's History-Making Pedigree

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Son of a Brazilian-bred stallion and a German mare, Animal Kingdom has perhaps the most international pedigree of any Kentucky Derby winner in history.

  • Derby Kitten with Ken Ramsey after victory in the Coolmore Lexington.&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%3D9500940%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Derby Kitten Aims for Preakness

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Peaking a bit late for Kentucky Derby consideration, Derby Kitten instead prepares for the Preakness after a win in the grade III Lexington Stakes.

  • Midnight Interlude&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%3D9490548%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Midnight Interlude is Late-Hour Derby Hopeful

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Another Danzig-line runner enters the 2011 Kentucky Derby picture as the previously unheralded Midnight Interlude annexes the Santa Anita Derby and looks toward Churchill Downs.

  • Pants On Fire

    Pants On Fire Heats Up La. Derby

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Jump Start was a standout juvenile who missed out on a sophomore campaign -- but his son Pants On Fire is getting hot right in time for the upcoming 3-year-old classics.

  • Watch Me Go in the Winner&#39;s Circle after the Tampa Bay Derby.

    Watch Me Go Enters Derby Watch

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Gilbert Campbell's homebred Watch Me Go enters Derby fray & focuses spotlight on sire West Acre, from the immediate family of Tale of the Cat and Pulpit and Johannesburg and Minardi.

  • Derby Threat: Brethren

    Super Saver's half brother bursts on the scene with a big win at Tampa. A TrueNicks pedigree profile.

  • Brethren in the Winner&#39;s Circle after the Sam F. Davis.

    Brethren Reaffirming a Powerful Cross

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES. Sam F. Davis Stakes winner Brethren is showing the power of the Distorted Humor/A.P. Indy cross, which has now produced five stakes winners from 27 starters (18.5%).

  • Pomeroys Pistol&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%3D9388346%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Pomeroys Pistol Fires for Young Sire

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Sophomore Pomeroys Pistol gives her young sire a first graded-winning progeny. The filly's pedigree represents multiple generations of crossing Northern Dancer with Mr. Prospector.

  • Indian Firewater&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%3D9372247%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Indian Firewater Improves With Age

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Indian Firewater's grade II San Fernando score was the biggest victory for several Indian Charlie colts running the weekend of January 15.

  • Comma To The Top
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    Welcome to the Top, Indian Charlie

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />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.

  • Washington Bridge&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%3D9318845%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Washington Bridge Supports Yankee Gentleman

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Louisiana's leading sire racks up another progeny graded stakes winner as Washington Bridge annexes Hollywood Park's grade II Bayakoa Handicap.

  • Genetic Research New Tool in Breeding

    Some of the leading researchers in the field of equine DNA and genetics research discussed their work during the first Thoroughbred Pedigree and Genetics Symposium in Lexington on Oct. 11.

  • Pedigree and Genetics Symposium Announced

    The Blood-Horse magazine, in conjunction with Pedigree Consultants, has announced the first Thoroughbred Pedigree and Genetics Symposium to be held at the Marriott Griffin Gate hotel in Lexington, Ky., on Oct. 11.

  • Congrat&#39;s daughter Wickedly Perfect won the Sorrento Stakes.&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%3D9133131%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    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.'

  • Jim Dandy winner A Little Warm&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%3D9124506%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Playing on Some Themes with The Minstrel

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />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.

  • Swaps winner Skipshot&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%3D9110110%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Skip Away's Skipshot Surprises in Swaps

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />The cross that produced Swaps Stakes surprise winner Skipshot appears to be based on an affinity of Skip Away for Halo-line mares.

  • United Nations winner Chinchon

    Chinchon Proof of Inbreeding's Effects

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />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.

  • TJCIS Unveils Pedigree Analysis Program

    The Jockey Club Information Systems May 18 unveiled on equineline.com a Pedigree Analysis Program that enables customers to research and analyze the effects of specific crosses and inbreeding patterns.

  • Derby Trial winner Hurricane Ike

    Hurricane Ike to Make Landfall at Preakness

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />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.

  • Blue Grass winner Stately Victor&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%3D8886089%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Stately Victor: a Blue Grass Surprise

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />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.

  • Sunland Derby winner Endorsement

    Endorsement Earns Derby Nod with Sunland Win

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Distorted Humor again figures in Triple Crown hopes as son Endorsement enters the Derby picture in the newly-graded Sunland Derby.

  • Tampa Bay Derby winner Odysseus

    Odysseus Journeys to Churchill Downs

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />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).

  • Robert B. Lewis winner Caracortado&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%3D8792512%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Caracortado Puts New Indiana Stallion on Map

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />In a breakout race that put Caracortado on Derby watchers' radar, the Cal-bred also focuses attention on newly-transferred Cat Dreams, who stands in Indiana for the 2010 season.

  • Distorted Humor is the sire of the promising colt, Drosselmeyer.

    Winstar's TC Hopes at 4 with Drosselmeyer

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Although he hasn't yet won a stakes event, Distorted Humor's son Drosselmeyer showed plenty of potential and jumped into Triple Crown discussions with a nine-furlong allowance win.

  • Breeding Incentives to Ready's Image

    The syndicate that stands Ready's Image at John T.L. Jones III's Walmac Farm near Lexington has announced special incentives for regional breeders to send their mares to the 5-year-old son of More Than Ready.

  • Pretty Unusual&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%3D8753538%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    International Pedigree That's Pretty Unusual

    It's unusual for a runner to cross the finish line before a champion, unusual for any horse to have ancestors from 6 nations in her 3rd generation, and definitely Pretty Unusual to fit both of these descriptions.

  • Fly by Phil outlasted Lost Aptitude to take the Tropical Park Derby.

    Fly By Phil Scores Big Win for 2nd-Year Sire

    Multi-million dollar yearling Act of Duty apparently saved his talent for his progeny, as Fly By Phil's New Years Day win made him the first second-crop sire with a graded stakes winner.