Monthly Archives: February 2012

Knight’s Daughter Female Line

Knight’s Daughter was the dam of Round Table and the third dam of Turkish Trousers. The female line of Knight’s Daughter is the subject of this post. Knight’s Daughter was a 1941 filly by Sir Cosmo out of Feola, by … Continue reading

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A Melodrama of the Mutuels

This originally was a long “sidetrack” in Charles Hatton’s post on Turkish Trousers. I decided it deserved a post of its own. ————————————————————- Hitching one’s wagon to such a luminous star [as Turkish Trousers] can be profitable. Recalled is the … Continue reading

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Turkish Trousers, 1971

Charles Hatton on 1971 champion three-year-old filly Turkish Trousers from the 1972 American Racing Manual. ——————————————————- A champion three-year-old filly, though not necessarily a very good one, emerges from each season’s competition. But even the most ungenerous observer should have … Continue reading

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Outcrosses

Secretariat was a total outcross. He had no duplications whatsoever in the first five generations of his pedigree. Ditto for Curlin, one of the very best stakes winners among sales foals of 2003-2007. Is this (total outcrossing) a good pedigree … Continue reading

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Older Mares

“I must emphasize this point again and again, for I find from experience that there are many people who cannot be trusted with a generalization. You say seldom, and they quote you never. You say top-class race mares are the … Continue reading

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Without a Coon?????

The preceding post was based on an assumption that the relationship between prices (Price Index) and results (PPI) is pretty close to linear. I feel pretty certain that if your prices are above 1.00 and your results are below 1.00, … Continue reading

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Sire Price Ranges

Some of you may remember the dialogues between “Uncle” Kent Hollingsworth (late editor of the Bland-Horse) and Col. Ellsworth. A friend and I had one of those similarly foolosophical conversations a few months ago. It started off with the folly … Continue reading

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