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Americain International

Americain International

MAHUBAH'S CORNER
Ky-bred Americain is an Australian group I winner and French highweight. But, where will the Dynaformer sire line's great hope stand at stud?

Persistence Pays Off Perfectly

Persistence Pays Off Perfectly

On Nov. 4, Charles Fipke's persistence paid off as his homebred 4-year-old filly Perfect Shirl gave the Canadian prospector a paydirt of a different kind: a win in the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf.

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.

Royal Delta is Evidence of a Powerful Cross

Royal Delta is Evidence of a Powerful Cross

PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
The feeling that Empire Maker's move to Japan was a significant loss for U.S. breeders, especially as an excellent cross for A.P. Indy, was reinforced when Royal Delta won the Alabama.

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.

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.

Inglorious Basks in Classic Glow

Inglorious Basks in Classic Glow

MAHUBAH'S CORNER
Inglorious' pedigree is rich with solid female strains, surely a good omen for her own career as a broodmare. But that is for the future -- her present is as the undisputed queen of Candian racing.

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.

Close Race for Second-Crop Sires

Close Race for Second-Crop Sires

PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Leadership of the stallion crop with 1st 3yos of 2010 was determined by less than $21,000. Some names changed and others made the transition from leading freshman sires of 2009.

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.

Mack Miller, Breeder

Mack Miller, Breeder

MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter
Whether Miller's long-term legacy as a breeder will approach his enduring reputation as a trainer is a question for the future.

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