Monthly Archives: March 2013

Secretariat–Inbred Versus Outcrossed

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

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Zero Sum Game–Sidebar

I thought about some ways to substantiate the statement that all sires generally get better as you go farther back into pedigrees. The first thing I did was look at the first 24 sires in The Blood-Horse Stallion Register for … Continue reading

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Zero Sum Game

The eight sires in the fourth generation of the following pedigree are as follows (top to bottom): Northern Dancer, Secretariat, His Majesty, Dr. Fager, Mr. Prospector, Le Fabuleux, In Reality, and Proud Birdie. Can anyone name the nag whose pedigree … Continue reading

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Names in Pedigrees

My last post concluded a seven-part series. The following is a postscript to that series, an additional thought that I neglected to mention. You might find it helpful to consider names in pedigrees in terms of language. Beyond the fifth … Continue reading

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Only My Opinion; I May Be Right or Wrong

A few posts back I posed a question to readers and solicited replies. I received many replies (thank you all very much), but none really answered my question. The answer I was looking for is that “influence” (actual observed results) … Continue reading

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Regression–Other Sires and Broodmare Sires

As some readers might remember, I did a post on “sires of sires” among sales foals of 1999-2002 back around when I first started this blog, in the summer of 2010. Basically I identified the 20 most popular “sires of … Continue reading

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