Monthly Archives: June 2012

Inbreeding Female-Female to Secretariat and Others

“As I have been watching the Royal Ascot races I have noticed many other horses, besides Frankel, are also by Galileo. I can’t wait to see them stretch Frankel out in distance. He reminded me of that Big Red horse … Continue reading

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Questions About Frankel

“I have a non-Big Brown question too. As I have been watching the Royal Ascot races I have noticed many other horses, besides Frankel, are also by Galileo. I can’t wait to see them stretch Frankel out in distance. He … Continue reading

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Questions about Big Brown

“I am interested in a little more information on Big Brown. He is 3×3 to Northern Dancer in a sire line-broodmare sire line pattern. He is by Boundary (by Danzig, by ND) out of Mien, by Nureyev. A kind of … Continue reading

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Male-Male Inbreeding to Northern Dancer and Others

Belmont Stakes winner Union Rags is inbred 3×4 to Northern Dancer through Dixieland Band and Nijinsky II. This is by far the most common pattern of inbreeding to Northern Dancer, through two or more of his sons. For purposes of this … Continue reading

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Multiple Inbreeding to Northern Dancer

Both I’ll Have Another and Union Rags are inbred to Northern Dancer. That is not exactly headline news. A sizable chunk of the entire breed is inbred to Northern Dancer. Just how sizable???? I happen to have some numbers handy. … Continue reading

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Historical Perspectives

There are some things to be grateful for about this 144th running of the Belmont Stakes. We should be grateful that I’ll Have Another did NOT run in this race. Because if he had run in this race he probably … Continue reading

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Affectionately, 1965

Charles Hatton on 1965 champion sprinter and champion handicap female Affectionately from the 1965 American Racing Manual. —————————————————————————————- Affectionately is very fashionable with the fans, especially at the Big A, where she makes her headquarters. Usually, the crowds make her … Continue reading

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