Monthly Archives: January 2013

“Influence” (One Pedigree at a Time)

“Influence” is a tricky word. It means different things to different people. It means one thing to geneticists. It means another (entirely different) thing to all the rest of us. In a later post I will explain what “influence” means … Continue reading

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All Lies and Jests!!!!!

The general racing public seems obsessed with the idea that one day in the not too distant future genetics will be able to produce a “superhorse.” Putting aside the question of how likely that really is to happen, let us … Continue reading

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Full of Sound and Fury

“Doc” seems to think that “selective” inbreeding as described above produces results that are even BETTER than the results of the same quality of matings without the inbreeding. That is his opinion, and he is perfectly entitled to it. The … Continue reading

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Grey Flight Female Family

Grey Flight requires no introduction and was mentioned in my last post as the dam of Misty Morn. Listed below are the nine stakes winners among sales foals of 2003-2007 tracing to Grey Flight in the female family. Listed for … Continue reading

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Misty Morn–1955

Charles Hatton on 1955 champion three-year-old filly and handicap mare Misty Morn from the 1956 American Racing Manual. ————————————————————————————- Breeders used to feel that they had been ambushed when their mares produced more filly foals than colts. Their disappointment stemmed … Continue reading

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