Keyword: pedigree analysis

  • 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.

  • Rydilluc

    Rydilluc Breezes Into Classic Contention

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Although he was unplaced in his only dirt start, on the score of pedigree, one wouldn't have many concerns about Rydilluc handling synthetic or dirt surfaces.

  • 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.

  • Dice Flavor in the El Camino Real Derby.

    Pedigree Analysis - A Bicoastal Double

    by John P. Sparkman <br /> Feb. 16 the 18-year-old Afleet mare Afleet Summer accomplished something none of those four could. On opposite coasts, her 5-year-old son Swift Warrior and her 3-year-old colt Dice Flavor each won.

  • Revolutionary

    Scion of the French Revolution

    by John P. Sparkman<br /> Revolutionary is from the first of only two North American crops of War Pass, the champion 2-year-old male of 2007, who died in 2010 the day after returning from serving his second shuttle season.

  • Revolutionary (right)

    Revolutionary Win for the Blushing Groom Line

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Making his 2013 debut, War Pass' son Revolutionary produced a remarkable performance, weaving through traffic to score a last-to-first victory in the Withers Stakes.

  • Sadler&#39;s Wells

    Pedigree Analysis - Worldwide Wells

    by John P. Sparkman, <br /> When Galileo retired to stud at Coolmore in 2002, his sire Sadler's Wells was widely viewed as a disappointing sire of sires in Europe.

  • Mizdirection in the Monrovia Stakes.

    Heading in the Right 'Direction'

    by Ann Peters<br /> The gritty grey filly Mizdirection won last November's Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT), and she put in another remarkably game performance to win 'in her comeback Jan. 6 in the Monrovia H. (gr. IIT).

  • Oxbow

    Oxbow's Decisive First Steps

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Oxbow took decisive first steps on the road to the Kentucky Derby with an 11 1/2-length victory in the Lecomte Stakes.

  • 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.

  • Vyjack

    Into Mischief Propelled Into the Lead

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Into Mischief closed out 2012 as the third leading freshman sire, following late-season stakes wins by his sons Goldencents, Vyjack, and Sittin At the Bar.

  • Logotype winining the Asahi Hai Futurity.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2275742717&amp;k=rwmHKgM&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Logotype Beyond Stereotype

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Lohengrin was not represented by anything of particular note from his first crop, but in his second crop he has not only Logotype, but also Gottfried.

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    Robe Tissage a Case of Quality Over Quantity

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />From time to time there are results that make us wonder, what if? One of those moments came Dec. 9 when Robe Tissage scored an upset victory in the Hanshin Juvenile Fillies (Jpn-I).

  • Centre Court

    Centre Court Takes Center Stage

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />Racing as a homebred for the G. Watts Humphrey Jr. & Louise Ireland Humphrey Revocable Trust, Centre Court dominated a solid field of distaff turfers to notch her third graded stakes win of the year.

  • Midnight Ballet is the first stakes winner for Midnight Lute.

    Freshman Sires Score

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Nov. 11 saw new stakes winners from a trio of freshman sires, two of whom were represented by their first black-type winners.

  • Uncaptured

    Uncaptured Even Better On Dirt

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Uncaptured was a multiple stakes winner on the Polytrack at Woodbine, but his Iroquois performance suggested he might be even better on dirt.

  • Shanghai Bobby&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2133401086&amp;k=rBS5Mbx&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Shanghai Bobby Clear Leader Among 2YO Males

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />The standout among this year's juvenile males will likely shine at the Breeders' Cup. His pedigree, however, raises questions about his stamina when it comes to next year's classics.

  • Power Broker

    Power On Display in FrontRunner

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />There is a clear explanation for the turnaround that saw Power Broker transformed from thrice-defeated maiden to grade I winner, as the FrontRunner was the colt's first start on dirt.

  • Wise Dan

    Wise Dan: Formidable on Any Surface

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />With his smashing victory Sept. 16 in the Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Can-IT), Wise Dan underlined that he is a formidable performer on any surface.

  • Executiveprivilege

    Executiveprivilege a First Samurai Exception

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />First Samurai is regaining considerable momentum this year, and sits third on the table of leading sires of 2-year-olds and fourth on the third-season sire rankings.

  • Golden Ticket (right)

    Travers Tie a Golden Ticket to Stud Future

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />Montana-based Magic City Thoroughbreds cashed in a Golden Ticket of its own Aug. 25 when its colt of that name dead-heated with favored Alpha for the historic Travers Stakes.

  • Lady of Shamrock

    Lady of Shamrock Brings Luck to Scat Daddy

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Lady of Shamrock's four stakes wins in 2012 have helped her sire Scat Daddy lead the second-crop sire list, just as he led the freshman sire list in 2011.

  • Winter Memories

    Bringing Back Memories

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />No one will be forgetting Memories of Silver any time soon, because her daughter, Winter Memories, won some the same races at Saratoga as her dam.

  • Silver Max

    Silver Max: A Monster on Turf

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />While the leading dirt runners of the 3-year-old division have fallen by the wayside, Silver Max steadily has been establishing dominance of the second-season runners on the turf.

  • Point of Entry

    Point of Entry Could Be Dynaformer's Heir

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />Sometimes good things come to those who wait. Such appears to be the case for the Phipps Stable, whose homebred Point of Entry secured his first grade I win with his victory July 14 in the Man o' War.

  • Mucho Macho Man

    Mucho Macho Man Honors Holy Bull

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />On the same weekend that Darley announced the retirement of Holy Bull from stud duty, his grandson Mucho Macho Man paid due tribute with a stunning victory in the Suburban Handicap.

  • Jeranimo

    Jeranimo Seeks to Lead Arazi Tribe

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />On the final day of June this year, Arazi's 6-year-old grandson Jeranimo showed a flash of magic, coming from last to first to score his first grade I win in the Shoemaker Mile.

  • Queen&#39;s Plate winner Strait of Dover

    Strait of Dover Navigates Canada's Classics

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />Now the winner of four consecutive races, Strait of Dover not only went gate to wire to defeat Irish Mission but set a new Woodbine track record of 2:01.99 for the Polytrack surface.

  • Love Theway Youare

    Twelfth Time a Charm for Love Theway Youare

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Love Theway Youare is an example of the cross of Arch over mares by Storm Cat and his sons that has now produced four stakes winners from only 17 starters.

  • Irish Mission

    Irish Mission Shows Classic Canadian Breeding

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />From an owner's point of view, there is no better time for a 3-year-old to make rapid improvement than when the spring classics are on the line, as Irish Mission did in winning the Woodbine Oaks.