Monthly Archives: April 2013

Parlo–1954

Charles Hatton on 1954 champion three-year-old filly and champion handicap mare Parlo from the 1955 American Racing Manual. —————————————————————————————— Breeders always have esteemed Oaks winners highly for their intrinsic value as producers. To be sure, a mare does not necessarily … Continue reading

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Selene–Dam of Hyperion, Pharamond, and Sickle

“Selene was 23 years old at the time of her death. She had produced fourteen foals, ten winners, six stakes winners, including the great champion Hyperion. She had seven male foals, six of which became successful sires, four of those … Continue reading

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Reines-de-Course in the Female Line

A few months ago I posted on reines-de-course (hereafter to be referred to as RDCs), the female equivalent of chefs-de-race among sires. In that post I concentrated on inbreeding (Rasmussen Factor) to RDCs versus inbreeding to non-RDCs.  Somewhat surprisingly, the … Continue reading

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