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Vein of Gold

Vein of Gold

Among this year's classic prospects, the list with Mr. Prospector inbreeding includes California Chrome, Noble Moon, In Trouble, Rise Up, Vinceremos, and Ring Weekend.

Astaire a Model for Close Inbreeding

Astaire a Model for Close Inbreeding

PORTER ON PEDIGREES
Astaire wasn't bred by trainer Jim Bolger, but he is by the Bolger-trained Intense Focus, and the Irish conditioner would surely approve of the inbreeding found in Astaire's pedigree.

Silvano Bringing Stamina to South Africa

Silvano Bringing Stamina to South Africa

by Darryl Sherer
Sprint stallions tend to dominate in South Africa, so when German-bred Silvano began shuttling in 2003 to the Jacobs family-owned Maine Chance Farm in the Western Cape, he became a revelation.

Kettle Corn is on a Sweet Ride

Kettle Corn is on a Sweet Ride

MAHUBAH'S CORNER
Kettle Corn isn't likely to be mistaken for a great horse, but on his day, he can be dangerous, as he proved July 27 when defeating Paynter in the San Diego Handicap (gr. II).

Pedigree Analysis: Scat Daddy's Triple Play

Pedigree Analysis: Scat Daddy's Triple Play

To sire all three place-getters in a group I race is something akin to fantasy, but Scat Daddy joined elite company when Solaria led home Dalala and Lemon Pretty in the Premio Arturo Lyon Pena (Chi-I) June 28.

Pedigree Analysis: The Kittens Keep Coming

Pedigree Analysis: The Kittens Keep Coming

by Anne Peters
One could attribute the success of Kitten's Joy as a sire to the many savvy breeders who stepped out of their comfort zone to use a turf stayer, but that would be wrong.

Ghostzapper's Starship Rising in 2013

Ghostzapper's Starship Rising in 2013

PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
It's not surprising that Ghostzapper's offspring would do best when given time, and it's more than likely that this was the reason for his perceived initial 'failure to launch.'

Pedigree Analysis - The King of Royal Ascot

Pedigree Analysis - The King of Royal Ascot

by John P. Sparkman
Danzig proved himself a sire of sires, and his greatest influence has been abroad instead of in the country of his birth, and that influence has rarely been more evident than at Royal Ascot in 2013.

A Look at Today's Broodmare Sires

A Look at Today's Broodmare Sires

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

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