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Key Ancestors Report Strategies - Alan Porter

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 watch video

The Factor is Back

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's Triple Crown Revives Family

Orfevre's Triple Crown Revives Family

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

Mr. Greeley's Grand October

Mr. Greeley's Grand October

PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
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 Scores for Freud

Future Prospect Scores for Freud

PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
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 Adds to High Chaparral's Success

Wigmore Hall Adds to High Chaparral's Success

PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
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' Special Win Hope for Sire's Line

Union Rags' Special Win Hope for Sire's Line

PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
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.

Coil Springs Into Sophomore Contention

Coil Springs Into Sophomore Contention

PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
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

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. More Information

Twice as Hot as Cambina and Nereid Dead-Heat

Twice as Hot as Cambina and Nereid Dead-Heat

PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
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 Part of Happy Year for Include

Her Smile Part of Happy Year for Include

PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
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.

Pool Play Makes a Splash in Older Division

Pool Play Makes a Splash in Older Division

PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
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.

Pants On Fire Heats Up La. Derby

Pants On Fire Heats Up La. Derby

PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
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 Enters Derby Watch

Watch Me Go Enters Derby Watch

PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
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.

Brethren Reaffirming a Powerful Cross

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 Fires for Young Sire

Pomeroys Pistol Fires for Young Sire

PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
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 Improves With Age

Indian Firewater Improves With Age

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

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.

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.'

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.

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.

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.

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).

Caracortado Puts New Indiana Stallion on Map

Caracortado Puts New Indiana Stallion on Map

PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
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.

Winstar's TC Hopes at 4 with Drosselmeyer

Winstar's TC Hopes at 4 with Drosselmeyer

PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
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.

International Pedigree That's Pretty Unusual

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.

Roman Ruler: Rewriting the Inbreeding Rule

Roman Ruler: Rewriting the Inbreeding Rule

Alan Porter addresses the emerging acceptance of Mr. Prospector inbreeding--while discussing the emergence of juvenile standout Rule, whose sire Roman Ruler is a Mr. Prospector double carrier.

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