Monthly Archives: December 2012

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 14,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this … Continue reading

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Purveyors of Pedigree Bullshit

I take great pleasure reading your articles; I appreciate the research and the insight that you put into them. Many of your recent posts have elaborated on the subject of inbreeding and I thought this article might interest you http://fmitchell07.wordpress.com/2012/12/25/have-a-very-inbred-christmas/Continue reading

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High Voltage–1954

Charles Hatton on 1954 champion two-year-old filly High Voltage from the 1955 American Racing Manual. ——————————————————————————————- The late William Woodward noted, quite accurately, that the success of a stud depends upon the quality of its mares. The only satisfactory criterion … Continue reading

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Rasmussen Factor–Reines-de-Course

“The Reines-de-Course (“Queens of the Turf”) series was created by Ellen Parker in 1991 as a guide to influential female Thoroughbred families that could be utilized to improve the breed.  Now, some twenty years after its inception, the number of mares given … Continue reading

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A Record Cribbage Weekend???????

I went up to Cincinnati this past weekend to see family and friends and play some cards. Cribbage mainly. Ended up 11-7 (up $8 at $2 per game) at cribbage for the weekend, but how I got there entails a … Continue reading

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Mr. Prospector–Inbred Versus Outcrossed

I thought it might be interesting to compare the presences of Mr. Prospector among sales foals of 2003-2007 by dividing them into two groups: Mr. Prospector duplicated between sire and dam (inbred) and Mr. Prospector not duplicated between sire and … Continue reading

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Degree of Inbreeding

In my last post I compared the distributions by degree of closest inbreeding for an earlier group (all North American-bred named foals of 1983) versus a more recent group (sales foals of 2003-2007). Prices for sales foals of 2003-2007 by … Continue reading

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