Monthly Archives: May 2013

Hill Prince–1950

Charles Hatton on 1950 Horse of the Year and champion three-year-old Hill Prince from the 1951 American Racing Manual. —————————————————————————————– Virginia’s 200-year-old bloodstock industry produced the Horse of the Year in 1950 in Hill Prince, who had been voted the … Continue reading

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A Hypothetical Milers Summit

“A half century later, the Blood-Horse polled several experts to determine the best 100 horses of the 20th Century. One voter placed Secretariat 13th. You realize what this moron was saying: if a typical race were held between his first … Continue reading

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One Count–1952

Charles Hatton on 1952 Horse of the Year and champion three-year-old One Count from the 1953 American Racing Manual. —————————————————————————————– The highest honor to which American Thoroughbreds may aspire is that of being acclaimed the Horse of the Year. It … Continue reading

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Gold Is Where You Find It

Boy meets girl. Boy falls in love with girl. Girl reciprocates. Boy and girl have sex. Boy is enthralled. Best sex of his entire life. Boy even starts to think about the “M” word. Girl changes mind. Boy is despondent. … Continue reading

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Orb, Revolutionary, and Bold Ruler

“Orb and Revolutionary have something else in common. Something about their pedigrees that the other 17 starters yesterday did NOT have. It is pretty obscure. Anyone care to take a guess??????” The above is from my last post, but there … Continue reading

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Other Pedigree Thoughts

I have a few other pedigree thoughts about yesterday’s Kentucky Derby. The first involves Overanalyze (Dixie Union out of Unacloud, by Unaccounted For). Overanalyze is 5x5x5 to Gold Digger and hence a poster boy for the Rasmussen Factor. Since I … Continue reading

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Storm Cat Male Line, Kentucky Derby (continued)

Comment: “Mr. Prospector and Storm Cat bloodlines are my favorite whenever I’m doing my pedigree analysis. We will surely missed Storm Cat. May he rest in peace.” My reply: “Agreed. And now that he is dead, his male line will … Continue reading

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