Monthly Archives: October 2012

Betty Derr Female Line (Judy-Rae)

A few days ago I posted on the Iron Maiden branch of the Betty Derr female line. It had pretty good results from below-average prices. Today I will examine the Judy-Rae branch of the Betty Derr female line, which is … Continue reading

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Betty Derr Female Line (Iron Maiden)

Four tail-female descendants of La Troienne have been named Broodmares of the Year: Striking in 1961, Relaxing in 1989, Glowing Tribute in 1993, and Prospectors Delite in 2003. La Troienne was the second dam of Striking, the fourth dam of … Continue reading

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Frankel and Big Brown Patterns–2004

Frankel remained undefeated in his 14th career start yesterday in the Champion Stakes at Ascot and has been retired to stud. A few weeks ago I commented about his pedigree in Questions About Frankel, as well as the pedigree of Big … Continue reading

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Incest Is Best????????–Foals of 2004

The following is a continuation of my original post Incest Is Best??????? In that post I listed all weanlings, yearlings, and two-year-olds sold at public auction in North America in 2005 who were closely inbred. A second post did the same for … Continue reading

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Capot–1949

Charles Hatton on 1949 Horse of the Year Capot from the 1950 American Racing Manual. —————————————————————————————— Capot was voted the Horse of the Year, and he is more than that in many astute horsemen’s opinions. Truly great horses are rare, … Continue reading

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Polynesian–1947

Charles Hatton on 1947 champion sprinter Polynesian from the 1948 American Racing Manual. ————————————————————————————— There have been a number of confirmed sprinters in recent years who have gained much recognition, but it is doubtful if any has so thoroughly dominated … Continue reading

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