Keyword: porter on pedigrees

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • &lt;BR&gt;Hierro

    Hierro Preps for Later Classics

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />This year's sloppy renewal of The Cliff's Edge Derby Trial lacked a Kentucky Derby hopeful but may have produced a classic prospect in Hierro.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Factor

    The Factor is Back

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES. War Front's blazingly fast son returns to form in the Malibu Stakes and becomes only the second 3-year-old male of 2011 to win two grade I stakes.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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    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.

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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.

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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.

  • 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.

  • Pour Moi&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%3D9558389%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    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.

  • Shackleford

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    Shackleford's Preakness Puts Forestry Back On

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES: The 2011 Preakness Stakes winner gives Forestry a boost the same year the stallion's stud fee dropped to its lowest point. Shackleford also has pedigree ties to Mr. Prospector and Dr. Fager.

  • Animal Kingdom&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%3D9517753%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Animal Kingdom's History-Making Pedigree

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Son of a Brazilian-bred stallion and a German mare, Animal Kingdom has perhaps the most international pedigree of any Kentucky Derby winner in history.

  • Derby Kitten with Ken Ramsey after victory in the Coolmore Lexington.&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%3D9500940%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Derby Kitten Aims for Preakness

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Peaking a bit late for Kentucky Derby consideration, Derby Kitten instead prepares for the Preakness after a win in the grade III Lexington Stakes.

  • Midnight Interlude&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%3D9490548%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Midnight Interlude is Late-Hour Derby Hopeful

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Another Danzig-line runner enters the 2011 Kentucky Derby picture as the previously unheralded Midnight Interlude annexes the Santa Anita Derby and looks toward Churchill Downs.

  • Pants On Fire

    Pants On Fire Heats Up La. Derby

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />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 in the Winner&#39;s Circle after the Tampa Bay Derby.

    Watch Me Go Enters Derby Watch

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

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    The Danzig Line Soldiers On Through Soldat

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Soldat's bloodlines initially appear to indicate he could have problems with the Kentucky Derby's distance -- but he has close pedigree connections to good classic runners.

  • Brethren in the Winner&#39;s Circle after the Sam F. Davis.

    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&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%3D9388346%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Pomeroys Pistol Fires for Young Sire

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

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    Indian Firewater Improves With Age

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Indian Firewater's grade II San Fernando score was the biggest victory for several Indian Charlie colts running the weekend of January 15.

  • Richiegirlgonewild was first graded winner for Wildcat Heir.&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%3D8735866%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Close Race for Second-Crop Sires

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

  • Comma To The Top
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    Welcome to the Top, Indian Charlie

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

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    Washington Bridge Supports Yankee Gentleman

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Louisiana's leading sire racks up another progeny graded stakes winner as Washington Bridge annexes Hollywood Park's grade II Bayakoa Handicap.

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    Casamento Stakes Claim as Classic Favorite

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Does Shamardal's son Casamento have an Epsom Derby pedigree or will he peak at 10 furlongs? Alan Porter analyzes the prospects of one of Europe's hottest juveniles.