Monthly Archives: April 2011

Chronology, Fifth Generation

I have always been fascinated by the chronology of Thoroughbred pedigrees (studies on birth rank, age of mares, etc.). It has been proven pretty conclusively that age does have some effect on results in the first generation (at least for … Continue reading

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Intentionally, Fourth Generation

Intentionally was the champion sprinter of 1959 on the Daily Racing Form poll. As such he should have been the subject of a Charles Hatton profile in the 1960 American Racing Manual. Not there. Do not know why. That is … Continue reading

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Sires of Fourth Dams, Sales Foals of 2003-2007

I finally finished my first two sweeps through sales foals of 2003-2007 (all weanlings, yearlings, and two-year-olds sold at public auction in North America in 2003-2007). I am not quite done with sales foals of 1999-2002 yet, but I will … Continue reading

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Storm Cat Male Line, Kentucky Derby

The most popular male line in North American Thoroughbred pedigrees today is that of Storm Cat. And it has been the most popular male line for about a dozen years or so. Yet for all of its successes, the Storm … Continue reading

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Turn-to, Fourth Generation

Charles Hatton did not write a “profile” per se of Turn-to (because Turn-to was not a champion). Hatton did write a little about Turn-to in the 1955 American Racing Manual, in the section on “Review of 1954 Races.” Here is … Continue reading

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Probability, Golf, Wagers

CONGRATULATIONS to Charl Schwartzel on winning the Masters yesterday!!!! It was highly entertaining and extremely contentious championship to the end. Of course any golf major that Tiger Woods does NOT win is a GOOD golf major. Tiger threw a scare … Continue reading

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Princequillo, Fourth Generation

Last week we examined Nasrullah (tenth among these 20 sires in terms of overall popularity in the fourth generation). Turn-to was 11th, Intentionally 12th, and Princequillo 13th. I am gonna skip Turn-to and Intentionally for the time being and take … Continue reading

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