Keyword: pedigree analysis

  • Bodemeister

    Bloodlines Bode Well for Bodemeister

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />The style of victory of Empire Maker's son Bodemeister in the Arkansas Derby raised the possibility that his sire is not yet done with North America's premier classic.

  • Derby Pedigrees Examined

    A quick look at pedigrees for the top 20 Derby contenders with links to their TrueNicks reports.

  • Triple Crown 2012 Pedigree Profiles

    An in-depth look at the bloodlines of the contenders for each leg of the Triple Crown. The profiles also include a pedigree chart, TrueNicks ratings, and Brisnet.com Ultimate Past Performances.

  • Done Talking

    Done Talking Silencing Critics

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />With $300,000 in graded earnings from the Illinois Derby, Done Talking is now virtually guaranteed a starting spot in the Derby should his owners so desire.

  • Hero of Order

    An Unpredictable Hero of Order

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Louisiana Derby winner Hero of Order, a $3,000 Keeneland September yearling who has made three starts in claiming company, is by a stallion that was banished to Korea.

  • Tampa Bay Derby Winner Prospective

    Prospective Rising

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />After a gritty win in the Tampa Bay Derby, Malibu Moon colt became a 'prospective classic horse.'

  • Hansen

    Hansen Has It, But Can He Carry It?

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Looking to the future, the most interesting questions about Hansen's pedigree are his ability to stay the Kentucky Derby trip and his future prospects as a sire.

  • Hutcheson winner Thunder Moccasin

    'Roses' Not in Plans for Thunder Moccasin

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />After Thunder Moccasin's visually impressive win in the Hutcheson Stakes, Starlight Racing's tentative plan is not roses in May but one-turn sprint races -- at least for now.

  • I&#39;ll Have Another

    I'll Have Another a Surprise No More

    A look at his form makes it slightly surprising that I'll Have Another was underestimated in the Robert B. Lewis, and a glance at his pedigree marks him as a colt who could be expected to improve with time and distance.

  • Gone West

    100 Stakes Winners and Counting for Gone West

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />On January 13, 2012, Treble Jig became the 100th stakes winner for his late sire, Gone West. This goal was achieved through excellence over time, with an average of just 61 foals per crop.

  • Sham winner Out of Bounds earned the first stakes win for his sire Discreet Cat.

    Discreet Cat's Offspring Flashing Speed

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Although Discreet Cat finished 15th in the leading freshman sire race of 2011, the end of the year brought some eye-catching performances from his offspring.

  • Star Guitar winning the Louisiana Champions Day Classic
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    Mahubah's Corner: Star Guitar

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter<br />The Guitar Hero video game franchise has been exceedingly popular...But it probably isn't half as popular in Louisiana as the state's own four-legged "guitar hero," Star Guitar.

  • Marguerite with Gallant Fox (by Sir Gallahad III)

    Pedigree Analysis: Again and Again

    However tempting it may be to follow the new hot sire, if a breeder believes in a certain mating or it has been proven to work on one occasion, why shouldn't it be tried again?

  • Transcend

    Transcend Typifies Wild Rush Record in Japan

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />His pedigree an intricate pattern of Hyperion and Nearctic crosses, Japan Cup Dirt victor Transcend is a running reminder of U.S. breeding's loss of Wild Rush to Japan 8 years ago.

  • Gemologist

    Gemologist Eyes Crown Jewels

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />His stout pedigree and an affinity for the Churchill Downs main track set up Tiznow's grade II Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes winner Gemologist for consideration in the 2012 Kentucky Derby.

  • Americain

    Americain International

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />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?

  • 2011 Breeders&#39; Cup Filly &amp; Mare Turf winner Perfect Shirl&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%3D9728821%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    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.

  • Rapid Redux

    Rapid Redux Approaches Historic Milestone

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />The story of Rapid Redux -- winner of 19 straight from December 2010 through October 2011 -- points out the importance of consistent placement at a level at which he can compete.

  • 2011 Breeders' Cup Stallion Analysis

    Be prepared for the Breeders' Cup with our analysis of how the progeny of stallions represented in the Breeders' Cup World Championships have fared on dirt and turf at Churchill Downs.

  • Orfevre
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    Orfevre's Triple Crown Revives Family

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Though his female family has been relatively quiet recently, Orfevre delivered some new life by becoming Japan's seventh Triple Crown winner.

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    American Breeders Should Get It Together

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />A trip to the U.S. was just what Galileo's Irish-bred daughter Together needed to break a 12-race losing streak -- which she did in the grade I Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland.

  • Western Aristocrat, son of Mr. Greeley, won the Jamaica Handicap on Oct. 8.&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%3D9705417%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Mr. Greeley's Grand October

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />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 in the Winner&#39;s Circle after the WinStar Kentucky Cup. &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%3D9679326%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Future Prospect Scores for Freud

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />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

    Wigmore Hall Adds to High Chaparral's Success

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />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.

  • Emerald Beech

    Patience a Virtue for Emerald Beech

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />Hitting her stride at 5, Maria's Mon's Saratoga graded stakes winner Emerald Beech is a throwback to the stamina-oriented, late-developing runners of America's turf history.

  • Dr. Matthew Binns of the Genetic Edge at the Thoroughbred Genetics, Pedigree, and Performance Conference.

    Genetics and Pedigree Go Head to Head

    Genetics is becoming more accepted when it comes to identifying Thoroughbreds for purchase and performance, but pedigree and stamina shouldn't be forgotten, speakers said Sept. 7 at a conference in Lexington.

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    Royal Delta is Evidence of a Powerful Cross

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />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.

  • 2009 European Horse of the Year Sea The Stars, grandson of Green Desert.&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%3D8538172%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Green Desert Line Sure to Continue

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />Green Desert not only helped to establish the reputation of Danzig as a sire of sires but has founded a flourishing line of his own stallion sons in Europe.

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    Union Rags' Special Win Hope for Sire's Line

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />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.

  • Fort Loudon, son of Awesome of Course, won the Dr. Fager Divsion of the Florida Stallion Stakes on Aug 6.

    Awesome of Course Back in the Headlines

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />Awesome of Course, sire of 2010 Juvenile Filly Champion Awesome Feather, is back in the headlines with winners in both the colt and filly divisions of the Florida Stallion Stakes series' first division.

  • Haskell winner Coil

    Coil Springs Into Sophomore Contention

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />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.

  • Overdriven&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%3D9609853%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Overdriven No Longer Overlooked

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />Overdriven follows Uncle Mo as a standout 2-year-old for owner Mike Repole. The Tale of the Cat colt's pedigree offers many clues to how he'll develop as a runner.

  • Cambina and Nereid finished together in the American Oaks.&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%3D9599598%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Twice as Hot as Cambina and Nereid Dead-Heat

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />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.

  • First Dude in the Hollywood Gold Cup.

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    First Dude Finally Scores First Grade I

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br /> First Dude's grade I win in the Hollywood Gold Cup brings honor to a less-heralded branch of the same female family as A.P. Indy -- his own grandsire. By Avalyn Hunter

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    Her Smile Part of Happy Year for Include

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />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.

  • Queen&#39;s Plate winner Inglorious

    Inglorious Basks in Classic Glow

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />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.

  • Stephen Foster winner Pool Play&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%3D9569308%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Pool Play Makes a Splash in Older Division

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />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.

  • Ruler On Ice wins the 2011 Belmont Stakes.

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    Mr. Prospector's Dominance in the Belmont

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />In no race is the blend of speed with stamina more important than in the Belmont. Mr. Prospector contributed the right stuff to produce descendants capable of dominating the 'Test of the Champion'.

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    Classic Success Runs Deep in Pour Moi's Blood

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Both in the male line of sire Montjeu and the family of dam Gwynn, Pour Moi's bloodlines include a plethora of European classic winners.