Keyword: Alan Porter

  • Blind Luck winning the Hollywood Starlet Stakes (gr. I)<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8710491%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Blind Luck is One of the Year's Top Juveniles

    Blind Luck's grade I Hollywood Starlet win helps Pollard's Vision jump to the Leading Freshman Sires top-three, and makes him one of three Carson City sons on the Juvenile Sires top-six list.

  • Rule most recently won the Delta Jackpot on December 4.

    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.

  • American Lion is the latest Juvenile Stakes winner from the Tiznow/Storm Cat cross. <br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D86471691%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    American Lion: Tiznow/Storm Cat Cross Roars

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br /> Most discussion of Tiznow as a sire of stakes winners focuses on how well his foals do when they've had some time to mature. When crossed with Storm Cat's precocious line, though, his juveniles are unbeatable.

  • Zenyatta in the Winner&#39; Circle after her Classic victory.&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%3D8609368%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Sire and Pedigree Notes - Breeders' Cup 2009

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>Alan Porter recaps the 2009 Breeders' Cup with pedigree observations about the sire lines, dominant female families, and inbreeding of the 14 winners.

  • April Pride

    April Pride Illustrates Parallel Pattern

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>A globetrotting sire and an all-American dam have strikingly similar pedigrees that combined to produce recent graded winner April Pride. Breeding analyst Alan Porter discusses how his "parallel pattern" theory is evident in the filly's pedigree.

  • Icon Project ran an impressive race in the Personal Ensign 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%3D8445078%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Icon Project: Yet Another Filly Standout

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>It seems 2009 would be a year for filly phenoms, and they're all the result of young, distance-loving sires.

  • Monitor Closely Adds to Dream Year for Sire

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>Oasis Dream (GB) was considered a mildly-successful sire after his first two crops reached the track. An explosive year including the emergence of recent group II victor Monitor Closely (IRE) guarantees Oasis Dream more respect in Europe and internationally.

  • Soul Warrior

    Second-Crop Standouts

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>The weekend brought a couple of new players to the 3-year-old scene and also underlined just how strong the second-crop sires are.

  • Swaps winner Misremembered &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%3D8342024%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Misremembered Scores for Breeder Bob Baffert

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>Already in the news for his move to Lane's End, Candy Ride also figures in to the first progeny black type for an 18-year-old mare and the first stakes win as a breeder for Bob Baffert.

  • Zensational

    Sophomore Standouts Best Elder Rivals

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter Holiday weekend racing featured 3-year-old sprinters Munnings and Zensational, who both captured prestigious graded wins over older horses.

  • Grazen

    Grazen Is New Benchmark for Alydar Line

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <p>California homebred Grazen's first graded win is more proof that Benchmark is the true heir to Alydar's male-line legacy.

  • There are parallels in the pedigrees of Acorn winner Gabby&#39;s Golden Gal (shown) and Belmont winner Summer Bird.&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%3D8223203%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Classic Parallels

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>Similarities in the pedigrees of Summer Bird (by Birdstone) and Gabby's Golden Gal (by Medaglia d'Oro) provide some insights into the bloodlines of their young sires.

  • Belmont Contenders: Pedigree Profiles

    Insight into the pedigrees of this year's Belmont contenders is only a click away. This easy-to-read report includes pedigree analyses from Alan Porter and Avalyn Hunter. Order your copy today and separate the contenders from the pretenders.

  • Bribon puts back-to-back wins together with a Met Mile triumph.&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%3D8151798%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Bribon Breaks Through

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>It would have been hard to predict that Bribon would achieve his most prestigious victory at age 6 on American dirt when he made his juvenile debut in a seven-furlong event at Saint-Cloud in France.

  • Preakness Contenders: Pedigree Profiles

    Insight into the pedigrees of this year's Preakness contenders is only a click away. This easy-to-read report includes pedigree analyses from Alan Porter, Avalyn Hunter, and Tom Hall. Order your copy today and separate the contenders from the pretenders.

  • Lone Star Derby winner Mythical Power

    Mythical Power on Display

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>If one was inclined to follow the form book literally, there had to be few better bets in a stakes race May 9 than Mythical Power in the Lone Star Derby (gr. III).

  • Kentucky Derby Contenders: Pedigree Profiles

    Insight into the pedigrees of this year's Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) contenders is only a click away. This easy-to-read report includes pedigree analyses from Alan Porter, Avalyn Hunter, and Tom Hall. Order your copy today and separate the contenders from the pretenders.

  • Papa Clem

    Porter on Pedigrees: Papa Clem

    One of the great uncertainties in evaluating the prospects of this year's Kentucky Derby contenders is weighing all-weather form. And it has been brought into particularly sharp focus by the efforts of two horses that have run behind the West Coast's dominant 3-year-old, Pioneerof the Nile.

  • Well Armed

    Armed and Ready

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>Well Armed's runaway victory in the Dubai World Cup was due to a combination of factors, including his improvement with age and an affinity for 10 furlongs on dirt.

  • Friesan Fire

    Porter on Pedigrees: Friesan Fire

    In the metal-working technique called "brazing," two metals with disparate properties are joined by a third that is sufficiently similar to both to create an effective union.

  • Fountain of Youth winner Quality Road&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%3D7832417%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Continuing Down a Quality Road

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>Foals from the first Elusive Quality crop conceived after Smarty Jones's heroics have come to hand earlier. Even though they've only just turned 3, five of their number are stakes winners. Prominent among them is Fountain of Youth winner Quality Road.

  • Sam F. Davis Stakes winner General Quarters

    Porter on Pedigrees: General Quarters

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>One generally doesn't expect to find Kentucky Derby hopefuls hurtling down 4 1/2 furlongs at Churchill Downs in May of their juvenile season. Even less expected would be for that debut to be in a $20,000 maiden claiming event. That, however, was the launching point for the career of General Quarters.

  • Holy Bull winner Saratoga Sinner

    Porter on Pedigrees: Saratoga Holiday

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>Holy Bull winner Saratoga Sinner is the first stakes winner from Harlan's Holiday's 2nd crop.

  • Whywhywhy&#39;s son Nownownow took the San Fernando Stakes on January 17.

    Isn't It Obvious

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>Whywhywhy is now back with a bang, with Nownownow capturing the San Fernando Stakes (gr. II) and another son, Ikigai, capturing the Mr. Prospector Stakes (gr. III).

  • TrueNicks Offers New In-Depth Report

    TrueNicks has introduced an important new tool in pedigree research - the Broodmare Analysis Report. Breeders and owners can now hypothetically cross a mare with up to 50 stallions and quickly identify the matings with the most potential.

  • Haynesfield was one of two stakes winners for Speightstown the weekend of Jan. 3-4.&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%3D7300630%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Just for Speight

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>Speightstown's sophomores are off to a quick start with Haynesfield taking the Count Fleet Stakes and Gemswick Park scoring a game victory in the Old Hat Stakes (gr. III) in the first weekend of the new year.

  • Pioneerof the Nile winning the CashCall Futurity (gr. I).&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%3D7146565%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Pioneerof the Nile Growing Sire's Status

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>Pioneerof the Nile, winner of the CashCall Futurity (gr. I), is one of three Empire Maker sons whose recent performances have helped grow their sire's reputation among breeders. The others are Daiwa Prevail (JPN) and Summer's Empire.

  • Peppers Pride

    Peppers Pride Stays Hot to the End

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>Peppers Pride extended the modern day American record for consecutive wins to 19 when she won at Zia Park on Dec. 14. It may have been the amazing New Mexico-bred filly's final performance and was certainly one of her best.

  • Briecat set swift fractions of :46.01 and 1:09.79 on her way to winning the Bayakoa Handicap.

    Deep Roots Give Briecat Her Speed

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P> Brilliant speed isn't the trait you'd expect from the offspring of Briecat's sire and dam. Her sire Adcat won his best race at nine furlongs. Briecat's broodmare sire Marlin won a grade I race at 1 3/4 miles, the 1997 San Juan Capistrano Invitational Handicap. And yet, here is Briecat, who won the Bayakoa H. (gr. II) in near track-record time.

  • Evita Argentina&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%3D6753222%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Don't Cry For Candy Ride

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>Candy Ride's success as a first-crop sire was emphasized recently when daughter Evita Argentina took the Moccasin Stakes at Hollywood Park, and his son El Brujo claimed runner-up spot in Canada's top juvenile contest, the Coronation Futurity.

  • Lookin at Her, who took the Great White Way Stakes, was one of two winners for his sire Hook and Ladder in the New York Stallion Stakes series.

    New York-breds Shine in Stallion Stakes

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P> The sires Performing Magic, Hook and Ladder, Freud, American Chance and Regal Classic were represented by winners in the New York Stallion Stakes series.

  • Acoma

    Second-Crop Sires Shuffle in 2008

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P> The sires with their first 3-year-olds racing in 2008 have seen some reshuffling among the leaders by progeny earnings, particularly compared with the rankings of this sire class as freshmen.

  • Ladies Classic winner Zenyatta is one of eight 2008 Breeders&#39; Cup winners from the Mr. Prospector line.&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%3D6470967%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Mr. P Sire Line Rules at Breeders' Cup

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>Mr. Prospector line stallions were represented by eight of the 14 Breeders' Cup World Championship winners. Ten of the 14 winners are inbred within five generations, while four were outcrosses.

  • Vertigineux&#39;s first three foals have all been stakes winners, including Zenyatta who won the El Encino.

    BC Pedigree Profile: Zenyatta

    For whatever Vertigineux lacked as a racehorse, she has more than made up for as a broodmare. The first three foals produced by the daughter of Kris S. have all become stakes winners, including Zenyatta.

  • Street Boss&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%3D5295781%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    BC Pedigree Profile: Street Boss

    Street Boss is completely different horse than he was in 2007, when he couldn't seem to break through with a big win in allowance company. This year the son of Street Cry has won six of seven starts, with two wins in grade I races. He has become the third exceptional racehorse to blossom out of his sire's first crop.

  • Grade III winner Strait of Mewsina is one of several stakes winners inbred to Danzig.

    Danzig Inbreeding Yields Successes

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>Grade III winner Strait of Mewsina is one of several stakes winners inbred to Danzig. The son of Spartacus gets one influence of Danzig through his grandsire Danehill, and the other the influence through Chief's Crown, his broodmare grandsire. While male line/male line inbreeding generally has a lower-than-opportunity success rate, the inbreeding of Danzig has produced 20 stakes winners.

  • Sky Diva&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%3D6183785%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Improving Family Produces Sky Diva

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>Sky Diva is at the crossroads of an improving sire and an improving family. Sky Mesa started slowly but now runners from his first crop have become graded stakes winners and his second crop of juveniles running this year already includes five stakes winners. At the top is grade I winner Sky Diva. The filly's family has also been improving over the past four years.

  • Lord Shanakill in the Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes.

    Lord Shanakill Adds to Sire's Tally

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>Speightstown is one of seven freshmen sires that have already been represented by a group/graded stakes winner so far this year. Lord Shanakill, winner of the Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes (Eng-I) is one of Speightstown's top runners and the second group winner sired by a son of Gone West out of a Theatrical mare.

  • Doremifasollatido &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%3D5914557%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Promising Filly Runs Like a Sweet Song

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>Doremefasollatido is delivering on the great breeding and tremendous unfulfilled promise her sire, Bernstein, showed on the racetrack. Though a group stakes winner, Bernstein never became the promising racehorse he appeared to be at 2. He has made it up as a sire, quickly. Bernstein's first crop had 38 foals, 38 starters, and 31 winners (19 2-year-old winners).

  • C. S. Silk wins the Arlington-Washington Lassie.

    A Jewel in the Gold Medallion

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>Medaglia d'Oro only started once at 2 but his offspring are displaying plenty of early talent. Out of 10 winners through Sept. 16, he has four stakes horses and two stakes winners, including the graded stakes winner C.S. Silk.

  • Vineyard Haven&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%3D5795754%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Male Line Cross Yields Vineyard Haven

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>Generally speaking, crossing the sire by a certain male line with a mare from the same male line produces below average results. But here is Vineyard Haven, the results of such a cross, who beat some rising stars in the Three Chimneys Hopeful Stakes (gr. I).

  • Mani Bhavan&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%3D5513386%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Mani Bhavan Extends Storm Boot's Legacy

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P> Newly minted graded stakes winner Mani Bhavan continues the legacy of her sire Storm Boot, the first son of Storm Cat to be represented by a stakes winner.

  • Spirit One

    Deep Family Roots Drive Spirit One

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <p> Spirit One's dam, Lavayssiere, retired from racing with scant credentials to be a top mare. She did not have one black type winner in her family as far back as six generations. And yet, here she is today the dam of three stakes winners including Spirit One, who recently took the Arlington Million (gr. I). You have to dig deep to find the source of Spirit One's genetic potential.

  • Black Mamba&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%3D5382569%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Black Mamba Thriving on U.S. Soil

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>Black Mamba has grown from a promising young filly in New Zealand into a grade I winner in the U.S. who now may be headed to the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships in October. The daughter of Black Minnaloushe is the first black type winner out her dam Sneetch.

  • Eddie Read winner Monzante&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%3D5213279%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Monzante Catching His Stride

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P> Monzante, who has been showing the promise of taking a major victory for some time, got it done July 20 in the Eddie Read Handicap (gr. I).

  • Mistical Plan

    All According to a Mistical Plan

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>Prior to the weekend, Mistical Plan had tried for grade one glory on five occasions. On four of those she had failed to hit the board, and in the fifth, she had gained a third, but had been beaten nearly nine lengths. On Saturday, at the Summit of Speed, Mistical Plan cut back to six furlongs and produced the performance of her life to take the Princess Rooney Handicap.

  • Lion Heart

    Azul Leon Puts Lion Heart On Top

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <p> Lion Heart, currently the freshman sire leader, and Friends Lake, who is ranked eighth, got big boosts from their recent graded stakes winners Azul Leon and Screen Your Friends, respectively. The talent both of these sires showed as juveniles appears to be passing along to their offspring.

  • Frost Giant

    The Big Chill

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>Dismissed at odds of 40-1 for the Suburban Handicap (gr. I), Giant's Causeway's son Frost Giant prevailed with a determined effort that recalled the battling style of his sire.