Keyword: porter on pedigrees

  • Berdinini's daughter A Z Warrior, winner of the Frizette (gr. I).<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9226135%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    It's All A.P. Indy in Freshman Sire Race

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Rising quickly in the first-crop juvenile sire standings is Bernardini. As the year winds down, he's competing for supremacy over other A.P. Indy-influenced young sires.

  • Morning Line

    New Names in Contention for Sophomore Honors

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />In most years, likely sophomore stars have made a name for themselves before mid-September. This year, Apart and Morning Line enter the scene right as autumn arrives.

  • J P&#39;s Gusto&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%3D9176181%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Man o' War Runners Top Juvenile Ranks

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Colts on opposite coasts are battling for honors at top 2-year-old. Both J P's Gusto and Boys At Tosconova descend from the In Reality line of Man o' War.

  • Discreetly Mine won the grade I King&#39;s Bishop Stakes on Aug 28.&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%3D9166915%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Discreetly Mine: Enigma of Aptitude, Pedigree

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />His pedigree shouts stamina but Discreetly Mine--winner Aug. 28 of the grade I King's Bishop Stakes--seems intent on proving himself as a top sprinter.

  • Congrat&#39;s daughter Wickedly Perfect won the Sorrento Stakes.&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%3D9133131%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Freshman Sires Starting Fast

    Four of the current top 10 freshman sires of 2010 already have juvenile stakes winners. Alan Porter takes an early look at what's working with pedigree crosses for this year's 'young guns.'

  • Jim Dandy winner A Little Warm&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%3D9124506%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Playing on Some Themes with The Minstrel

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Alan Porter's focus this week is the interbreeding of close genetic relatives The Minstrel and Nijinsky II, as exemplified by recent stakes winners A Little Warm and Malibu Prayer.

  • Swaps winner Skipshot&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%3D9110110%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Skip Away's Skipshot Surprises in Swaps

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />The cross that produced Swaps Stakes surprise winner Skipshot appears to be based on an affinity of Skip Away for Halo-line mares.

  • United Nations winner Chinchon

    Chinchon Proof of Inbreeding's Effects

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />From a Sex Appeal family branch that has rarely hit in recent generations, United Nations (gr. IT) winner Chinchon was bred on a smart family inbreeding pattern.

  • Afleet Express

    Afleet Alex's Star Rises With Afleet Express

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Pegasus Stakes winner Afleet Express exemplifies pedigree trends that are developing for young sire Afleet Alex, including the benefits of duplicating Nearctic and Mr. Prospector.

  • Lope de Vega, Makfi Put Spotlight on Sires

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Double French Classic winner Lope de Vega is by second-crop sire Shamardal, while group I winner Makfi is by second-crop sire Dubawi. Both sires are slugging it out to lead their crop.

  • Derby Trial winner Hurricane Ike

    Hurricane Ike to Make Landfall at Preakness

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />His Derby Trial victory effectively dashed the Derby hopes of two competitors seeking graded earnings, but Hurricane Ike will use the win as a Preakness Stakes prep.

  • Blue Grass winner Stately Victor&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%3D8886089%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Stately Victor: a Blue Grass Surprise

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />The first grade I winner sired by Ghostzapper - whose own pedigree is free of five-generation duplicated bloodlines - has an inbreeding pattern to the closely-inbred In Reality.

  • Sunland Derby winner Endorsement

    Endorsement Earns Derby Nod with Sunland Win

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Distorted Humor again figures in Triple Crown hopes as son Endorsement enters the Derby picture in the newly-graded Sunland Derby.

  • Tampa Bay Derby winner Odysseus

    Odysseus Journeys to Churchill Downs

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />The Malibu Moon colt Odysseus embarked on what what might be an epic lead-in to a 2010 Triple Crown campaign when he captured the recent Tampa Bay Derby (gr. III).

  • Backtalk

    Backtalk Looks to Follow Smarty's Hoofprints

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Brent Fernung stands to go down in history as a three-time purchaser of "Derby dams" if Backtalk's impressive style carries him to a win on the first Saturday in May.

  • Robert B. Lewis winner Caracortado&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%3D8792512%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Caracortado Puts New Indiana Stallion on Map

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />In a breakout race that put Caracortado on Derby watchers' radar, the Cal-bred also focuses attention on newly-transferred Cat Dreams, who stands in Indiana for the 2010 season.

  • Distorted Humor is the sire of the promising colt, Drosselmeyer.

    Winstar's TC Hopes at 4 with Drosselmeyer

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Although he hasn't yet won a stakes event, Distorted Humor's son Drosselmeyer showed plenty of potential and jumped into Triple Crown discussions with a nine-furlong allowance win.

  • Pretty Unusual&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%3D8753538%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    International Pedigree That's Pretty Unusual

    It's unusual for a runner to cross the finish line before a champion, unusual for any horse to have ancestors from 6 nations in her 3rd generation, and definitely Pretty Unusual to fit both of these descriptions.

  • Fly by Phil outlasted Lost Aptitude to take the Tropical Park Derby.

    Fly By Phil Scores Big Win for 2nd-Year Sire

    Multi-million dollar yearling Act of Duty apparently saved his talent for his progeny, as Fly By Phil's New Years Day win made him the first second-crop sire with a graded stakes winner.

  • Blind Luck winning the Hollywood Starlet Stakes (gr. I)&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%3D8710491%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Blind Luck is One of the Year's Top Juveniles

    Blind Luck's grade I Hollywood Starlet win helps Pollard's Vision jump to the Leading Freshman Sires top-three, and makes him one of three Carson City sons on the Juvenile Sires top-six list.

  • Rule most recently won the Delta Jackpot on December 4.

    Roman Ruler: Rewriting the Inbreeding Rule

    Alan Porter addresses the emerging acceptance of Mr. Prospector inbreeding--while discussing the emergence of juvenile standout Rule, whose sire Roman Ruler is a Mr. Prospector double carrier.

  • American Lion is the latest Juvenile Stakes winner from the Tiznow/Storm Cat cross. &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%3D86471691%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    American Lion: Tiznow/Storm Cat Cross Roars

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br /> Most discussion of Tiznow as a sire of stakes winners focuses on how well his foals do when they've had some time to mature. When crossed with Storm Cat's precocious line, though, his juveniles are unbeatable.

  • Zenyatta in the Winner&#39; Circle after her Classic victory.&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%3D8609368%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Sire and Pedigree Notes - Breeders' Cup 2009

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>Alan Porter recaps the 2009 Breeders' Cup with pedigree observations about the sire lines, dominant female families, and inbreeding of the 14 winners.

  • April Pride

    April Pride Illustrates Parallel Pattern

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>A globetrotting sire and an all-American dam have strikingly similar pedigrees that combined to produce recent graded winner April Pride. Breeding analyst Alan Porter discusses how his "parallel pattern" theory is evident in the filly's pedigree.

  • Take the Points&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%3D8546259%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Points and Promise: Second-Crop Sires On Top

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<p> That this is an exceptional crop of second-year sires is not exactly news any more. Still, the point was hammered home again October 10 when two second-season horses were represented by grade I winners.

  • Toccet

    Toccet Racks Up Big Wins

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <p>With dual scores in the British Columbia classics, Toccet's progeny have made the stallion a hot second-crop sire.

  • Icon Project ran an impressive race in the Personal Ensign Stakes.&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%3D8445078%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Icon Project: Yet Another Filly Standout

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>It seems 2009 would be a year for filly phenoms, and they're all the result of young, distance-loving sires.

  • Monitor Closely Adds to Dream Year for Sire

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>Oasis Dream (GB) was considered a mildly-successful sire after his first two crops reached the track. An explosive year including the emergence of recent group II victor Monitor Closely (IRE) guarantees Oasis Dream more respect in Europe and internationally.

  • Soul Warrior

    Second-Crop Standouts

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>The weekend brought a couple of new players to the 3-year-old scene and also underlined just how strong the second-crop sires are.

  • Swaps winner Misremembered &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%3D8342024%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Misremembered Scores for Breeder Bob Baffert

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>Already in the news for his move to Lane's End, Candy Ride also figures in to the first progeny black type for an 18-year-old mare and the first stakes win as a breeder for Bob Baffert.

  • Zensational

    Sophomore Standouts Best Elder Rivals

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter Holiday weekend racing featured 3-year-old sprinters Munnings and Zensational, who both captured prestigious graded wins over older horses.

  • Grazen

    Grazen Is New Benchmark for Alydar Line

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <p>California homebred Grazen's first graded win is more proof that Benchmark is the true heir to Alydar's male-line legacy.

  • There are parallels in the pedigrees of Acorn winner Gabby&#39;s Golden Gal (shown) and Belmont winner Summer Bird.&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%3D8223203%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Classic Parallels

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>Similarities in the pedigrees of Summer Bird (by Birdstone) and Gabby's Golden Gal (by Medaglia d'Oro) provide some insights into the bloodlines of their young sires.

  • Bribon puts back-to-back wins together with a Met Mile triumph.&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%3D8151798%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Bribon Breaks Through

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>It would have been hard to predict that Bribon would achieve his most prestigious victory at age 6 on American dirt when he made his juvenile debut in a seven-furlong event at Saint-Cloud in France.

  • Lone Star Derby winner Mythical Power

    Mythical Power on Display

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>If one was inclined to follow the form book literally, there had to be few better bets in a stakes race May 9 than Mythical Power in the Lone Star Derby (gr. III).

  • Papa Clem

    Porter on Pedigrees: Papa Clem

    One of the great uncertainties in evaluating the prospects of this year's Kentucky Derby contenders is weighing all-weather form. And it has been brought into particularly sharp focus by the efforts of two horses that have run behind the West Coast's dominant 3-year-old, Pioneerof the Nile.

  • Friesan Fire

    Porter on Pedigrees: Friesan Fire

    In the metal-working technique called "brazing," two metals with disparate properties are joined by a third that is sufficiently similar to both to create an effective union.

  • Fountain of Youth winner Quality Road&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%3D7832417%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Continuing Down a Quality Road

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>Foals from the first Elusive Quality crop conceived after Smarty Jones's heroics have come to hand earlier. Even though they've only just turned 3, five of their number are stakes winners. Prominent among them is Fountain of Youth winner Quality Road.

  • Pioneerof the Nile winning the CashCall Futurity (gr. I).&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%3D7146565%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Pioneerof the Nile Growing Sire's Status

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>Pioneerof the Nile, winner of the CashCall Futurity (gr. I), is one of three Empire Maker sons whose recent performances have helped grow their sire's reputation among breeders. The others are Daiwa Prevail (JPN) and Summer's Empire.

  • Peppers Pride

    Peppers Pride Stays Hot to the End

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>Peppers Pride extended the modern day American record for consecutive wins to 19 when she won at Zia Park on Dec. 14. It may have been the amazing New Mexico-bred filly's final performance and was certainly one of her best.

  • Briecat set swift fractions of :46.01 and 1:09.79 on her way to winning the Bayakoa Handicap.

    Deep Roots Give Briecat Her Speed

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P> Brilliant speed isn't the trait you'd expect from the offspring of Briecat's sire and dam. Her sire Adcat won his best race at nine furlongs. Briecat's broodmare sire Marlin won a grade I race at 1 3/4 miles, the 1997 San Juan Capistrano Invitational Handicap. And yet, here is Briecat, who won the Bayakoa H. (gr. II) in near track-record time.

  • Lookin at Her, who took the Great White Way Stakes, was one of two winners for his sire Hook and Ladder in the New York Stallion Stakes series.

    New York-breds Shine in Stallion Stakes

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P> The sires Performing Magic, Hook and Ladder, Freud, American Chance and Regal Classic were represented by winners in the New York Stallion Stakes series.

  • Acoma

    Second-Crop Sires Shuffle in 2008

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P> The sires with their first 3-year-olds racing in 2008 have seen some reshuffling among the leaders by progeny earnings, particularly compared with the rankings of this sire class as freshmen.

  • Ladies Classic winner Zenyatta is one of eight 2008 Breeders&#39; Cup winners from the Mr. Prospector line.&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%3D6470967%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Mr. P Sire Line Rules at Breeders' Cup

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>Mr. Prospector line stallions were represented by eight of the 14 Breeders' Cup World Championship winners. Ten of the 14 winners are inbred within five generations, while four were outcrosses.

  • Vertigineux&#39;s first three foals have all been stakes winners, including Zenyatta who won the El Encino.

    BC Pedigree Profile: Zenyatta

    For whatever Vertigineux lacked as a racehorse, she has more than made up for as a broodmare. The first three foals produced by the daughter of Kris S. have all become stakes winners, including Zenyatta.

  • Street Boss&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%3D5295781%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    BC Pedigree Profile: Street Boss

    Street Boss is completely different horse than he was in 2007, when he couldn't seem to break through with a big win in allowance company. This year the son of Street Cry has won six of seven starts, with two wins in grade I races. He has become the third exceptional racehorse to blossom out of his sire's first crop.

  • Grade III winner Strait of Mewsina is one of several stakes winners inbred to Danzig.

    Danzig Inbreeding Yields Successes

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>Grade III winner Strait of Mewsina is one of several stakes winners inbred to Danzig. The son of Spartacus gets one influence of Danzig through his grandsire Danehill, and the other the influence through Chief's Crown, his broodmare grandsire. While male line/male line inbreeding generally has a lower-than-opportunity success rate, the inbreeding of Danzig has produced 20 stakes winners.