Keyword: porter on pedigrees

  • Scat Daddy

    Pedigree Analysis: Scat Daddy

    Scat Daddy, a son of Johannesburg, and a great-grandson of Storm Cat, was represented by his seventh and eighth Northern Hemisphere 2-year-old stakes winners of 2015 in Surfside Tiara and Get Jets.

  • Frosted<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-vG23RJh">Order This Photo</a>

    Pedigree Analysis: Frosted

    Frosted is a son of Tapit, the first sire from the Seattle Slew line to benefit consistently from inbreeding to Seattle Slew.

  • Smart Strike

    Smart Strike Stallion Sons

    30 years after Tasso became the first grade I winner sired by a son of Mr. Prospector, another son of Mr. Prospector, Smart Strike, is emerging as a sire of sires.

  • Solow

    Pedigree Analysis: Solow

    Looking at his pedigree, it's not too surprising that Solow's connections -- trainer Freddy Head and owner/breeders Wertheimer et Frere -- would have expected Solow to require a test of stamina.

  • Lovely Maria

    Pedigree Analysis: Lovely Maria

    Lovely Maria does have some of that old-fashioned classic stamina on her dam's side, as she's out of Thundercup, an unraced daughter of the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Thunder Gulch.

  • Firing Line

    Pedigree Analysis: Firing Line

    Line of David is off to a promising start to his stud career -- he is near the top of the 2015 second-crop sire list. So far he has been represented by two stakes winners: Firing Line and Cross the Line.

  • Stellar Wind

    Stellar Wind Striking for Curlin

    Three of Smart Strike's best sons-who retired to stud in the space of four years-are shaping up as if they have the potential to make their way to the upper echelons of the North American stallion colony.

  • Far From Over<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-J35Nkvj">Order This Photo</a>

    Pedigree Analysis: Far From Over

    Far From Over stems from one of the most prolific branches of the Betty Derr family, that of his fourth dam, the 1983 Kentucky Broodmare of the Year, Courtly Dee.

  • Rubiano, son of Ruby Slippers, was named champion sprinter of 1992.

    Ruby Slippers

    Of the two most expensive stallions at stud in North America for 2014, one is out of a mare by Rubiano, and the other is out of a three-quarters sister to Rubiano.

  • Gala Award<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3100428872&k=6BT5nFj">Order This Photo</a>

    Gala Award: Not Your Typical Turf Pedigree

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES<br/>Gala Award does not have a pedigree that one would normally associate with a turf specialist, and his connections are now considering races such as the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes.

  • Samraat&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3053659410&amp;k=SZWjdZg&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Samraat Brings Back Memories of Funny Cide

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES<br/>Eleven years after Funny Cide became the first New York-bred to win the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), two more horses bred in the Empire State stamped themselves as legitimate classic prospects.

  • Mr Speaker wins the Dania Beach Stakes.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2982487033&amp;k=bXDxGHP&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Mr Speaker Hopes to Follow in Orb's Footsteps

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES<br/> If Mr Speaker is to follow in Orb's footsteps, he will have to make the switch from turf to dirt at some point, and according to his trainer that switch may come as soon as his next start.

  • Bernardini

    Bernardini Making Headway Down Under

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES<br />Bernardini's first Australian crop has produced not only multiple group I winner Boban, but also four-time group scorer Toydini and stakes winners Meidung and Solemn.

  • Kingston Hill&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2860553390&amp;k=J4w9Bh9&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Kingston Hill Proves Merit of Mastercraftsman

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES<br />Mastercraftsman leapt to the top of the freshman sire list Oct. 26 following the victories of Craftsman in the JRA Killavullan Stakes and Kingston Hill in the Racing Post Trophy.

  • Astaire&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2827849720&amp;k=Hj8Rrbx&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Astaire a Model for Close Inbreeding

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES<br />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.

  • Sweet Reason&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2737606447&amp;k=t6xqs3k&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Sweet Success for Street Cry Line

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />One of the more interesting features of the last 10 days or so has been the hot streak for young sire sons of Street Cry.

  • Real Solution

    A Joyful Grade I Trio for the Ramseys

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Few owners in recent times could have been more committed to the stud career of a stallion than Ken and Sarah Ramsey have been to Kitten's Joy.

  • Justin Phillip

    Justin Phillip Perseveres for Grade I Prize

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Justin Phillip made his racecourse debut Aug. 19, 2010 at Saratoga. Some 28 races later he gained a first grade I victory in Saratoga's Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (gr. I).

  • Princess of Sylmar

    Princess of Sylmar is a Grade I Warrior

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Majestic Warrior has made impressive strides this season, second among second-crop sires by earnings, and leading with six individual stakes winners.

  • Starship Truffles

    Ghostzapper's Starship Rising in 2013

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

  • Close Hatches

    Close Hatches Makes First Defence

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Leading commercial sire Unbridled's Song is still looking for his true heir as a stallion, and he may have found it in First Defence.

  • Sahara Sky

    Sahara Sky Taps Pleasant Bicoastal Success

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Conceived in Kentucky, foaled in Florida, and trained in Southern California, Sahara Sky made another cross-country journey to secure his first grade I victory.

  • Flotilla&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2507939190&amp;k=Mbs3Fg2&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Flotilla Sails to Transatlantic Success

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Flotilla, one of two 2012 Breeders' Cup winners for sire Mizzen Mast, returned to win the 2013 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches-French One Thousand Guineas.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Robe Tissage (right)&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2263364714&amp;k=ds7THCm&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    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).

  • 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.