Monthly Archives: December 2010

Bold Ruler, 1957

I resume with Charles Hatton, this time describing Bold Ruler in 1957 from the 1958 American Racing Manual. —————————————————————————————- The season of 1957 was graced by a vintage crop of three-year-olds and handicappers. Signally successful among the three-year-olds were Bold … Continue reading

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Nearctic, Fourth Generation

Having been admonished not to be afraid of repeating myself, I will start with Charles Hatton’s description of Nearctic while discussing Northern Dancer in the 1965 American Racing Manual. —————————————————————————————— Nearctic was an untried sire when Northern Dancer was conceived. … Continue reading

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Performance Points Index

In order to ascertain how good a stakes winner (or group of stakes winners) is, another statistic was invented. Each stakes winner is awarded 400 points for each G1 victory, 300 for G2, 200 for G3, and 100 for all … Continue reading

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Maverage, Price Index

The maverage is a statistic invented by this researcher to supplant the median and supplement the average. The traditional way of evaluating groups of sales foals is to use both averages and medians. That has a number of difficulties, the … Continue reading

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Raise a Native, Fourth Generation

Last week was devoted to Raise a Native the racehorse. This week we fast-forward about 40 years to Raise a Native as a name in more current pedigrees, specifically to Raise a Native in the fourth generation of all foals … Continue reading

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Raise a Native, 1963

More Charles Hatton, this one about Raise a Native from the 1964 American Racing Manual. ——————————————————————————————- “Picked from the worm-holes of long vanished days, and from the dust of old oblivion raked” is a vividly exciting recollection of the 1953 … Continue reading

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Tosmah’s Produce Record

My friend over at Bloodstock in the Bluegrass did a post on Tosmah’s produce record. He did a good job as usual. I did not remember that Tosmah’s last foal was by Ribot. “Sometimes splendid racemares do not reproduce much … Continue reading

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