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  • Colonel John's son Cocked and Loaded won the 2015 Iroquois Stakes at Churchill Downs.

    Pedigree Analysis: Colonel John

    The unpredictable nature of this business is illustrated by Colonel John, a top-class runner whose fee dropped to $7,500 for 2016 and suddenly has a pair of colts on the Derby Trail.

  • Ben's Cat wins include the Mister Diz Stakes 6 times.

    Pedigree Analysis: Ben's Cat

    Sired by half brothers and out of full sisters, Ah Day and Ben's Cat share three of their four grandparents, and the differences between them may have a lot to do with that quarter they don't share.

  • Danzig sired 19% stakes winners from foals.

    Maternal Influences Make a Difference

    A team of researchers in China and Australia generated statistics that suggest a mother's influence may actually be more important than a father's influence when it comes to racing ability.

  • Fred Hooper, far left, with Olympia

    Pedigree Analysis: Olympia

    Olympia entered stud in 1951 at Danada Farm in Kentucky and proved a prolific sire, getting 40 stakes winners (12%) until his retirement in 1967. His progeny tended to have ample speed like himself.

  • John Feeback's sketch of Tom Bowling from Walter Vosburgh's description

    Tom Bowling, The Wild Horse

    When Tom Bowling was a foal in 1870, a visitor remarked the colt would never stay a mile. Brilliant, quirky, and downright dangerous, he grew into one of the greatest runners ever bred in America.

  • A Cinderella Story

    Cinderella became a mother to two great American sire lines through her sons Hastings (1893) and Plaudit (1895).

  • Gone West

    The Legacy of Gone West

    The Mr. Prospector sire line has been an American institution since his first runners hit the races in 1978. Those descending from his son Gone West have remained relatively true to Mr. Prospector's gift of brilliant speed.

  • Grey Eagle

    Pedigree Analysis: Grey Eagle

    Foaled in 1835, Grey Eagle helped establish Kentucky's reputation as a premier source of great horses, but his influence on the American Thoroughbred went far beyond racing.

  • Northern Dancer

    Kentucky Sire Lines for 2015

    There are 175 stallions, give or take, standing in Kentucky at a fee of $5,000 or more. The dominant sire lines are very evenly represented, with 53 from the Northern Dancer line and 52 from the Mr. Prospector line.

  • Wild Again winning the first Breeders' Cup Classic

    Wild Again Still Impacting the Breeders' Cup

    Thirty years after winning the first Breeders' Cup Classic, Wild Again is still relevant, counting high-profile runners Bayern, Just a Way, Fed Biz, and Vicar's in Trouble among his headlining descendants in 2014.

  • Awesome Again, one of the many top sires in Kentucky who is an outcross.

    The Outcrossing Advantage

    Among the great sires in Kentucky, outcrosses also dominate. In 2014, 16 stallions stood for a fee of $50,000 or more. Of those, 13, or 81.3%, were the result of outcross matings, a serious majority.

  • Mr. Prospector

    Pedigree Analysis: Inbreeding Trends

    Inbreeding is used to concentrate the genes of a top ancestor in hopes that more of its superior genes will be expressed, to 'fix the type.'

  • Salvator

    The Great 19th Century Champion Salvator

    Bred by Daniel Swigert and foaled at his Elmendorf Stud April 30, 1886, Salvator was a splendid animal and sold for $4,500 as a yearling to James Ben Ali Haggin.

  • His Majesty

    The Influence of His Majesty

    The common link between this year's Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist and third-place finisher Medal Count is His Majesty.

  • Buckpasser

    Buckpasser and His Influence on the Breed

    Buckpasser is one of the most revered names in American racing and breeding. Besides being a beloved racehorse, his influence on the breed has been enormous.

  • Swaps

    Daughters Keep Swaps' Line Alive

    With no suitable male heir, Swaps has faded from the breeding headlines, but his daughters left a more important legacy.

  • Giant's Causeway

    Sources of Stamina

    It's time to remind breeders and broadcasters alike that stamina still exists in America and remains an essential part of breeding classic winners.

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    A Pedigree Both Wicked and Strong

    Wicked Strong can claim a pedigree with speed, class, and stamina on both sides, making his future prospects intriguing.

  • Bold Ruler

    The Influence of Bold Ruler

    Once upon a time there was a brave young prince named Bold Ruler, who became the greatest stallion of his time.

  • Acatenango is the broodmare sire of Animal Kingdom.
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    A Look at Today's Broodmare Sires

    by Anne Peters <br/> Sires and sire lines are a big part of Thoroughbred breeding lore, but broodmare sires are often an overlooked part of the conversation.

  • Pleasant Colony winning the Kentucky Derby.

    Pedigree: Kentucky Derby Winners as Sires

    by Anne Peters<br />Winning the Derby immediately marks a colt as a potential stallion prospect. Breeding success does not always follow, however, and the commercial market has been hard on Derby winners in recent years.

  • Shakin It Up

    Pedigree Analysis: The Upside of Shakin It Up

    by Anne Peters<br /> On Feb. 7, Darley announced the retirement of Quiet American, its 27-year-old son of Fappiano. Ten days later Quiet American's great-grandson Shakin It Up put himself on the classic trail.

  • Flashback

    The Secret to Tapit's Success

    by Anne Peters <br /> During the first weekend in February, he was represented by three graded stakes winners: Flashback, Honorable Dillon, and Tapicat.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • McLean to Join Three Chimneys

    Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm announced Nov. 10 that pedigree consultant Ken McLean will be retained by the Midway, Ky.-based Thoroughbred stud and nursery for his services in 2011.

  • Peters Leaving Three Chimneys

    Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm announced Oct. 27 that stallion seasons and matings specialist Anne Peters has decided to go out on her own.

  • Owners&#39; and Breeders&#39; listen closely at the TOBA breeding clinic at Three Chimneys Farm.

    New Owners Learn About Breeding Process

    If there's one thing the horse industry needs, its new blood to fuel the sport. The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders' Association works each year to accomplish just that through its new owner seminars and breeding clinics, the most recent of which took place at Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky. May 29.

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    September Sire Power: Young and Old Rule at Keeneland

    While it was Sheikh Mohammed who drove the market during the two-day select sessions of Keeneland's September yearling sale Monday and Tuesday, it was powered by the sires of those yearlings. The leading sires from Book One are a heady mix of the old guard with a trio of young shooters making some interesting headway.