Monthly Archives: August 2013

Purely a Figment

Perhaps some of you are wondering about that noun/adjective combination “prepotency/prepotent.” Dosage attempts to use this concept in its genetic sense. The dictionary defines “prepotency” in its genetic sense thusly: “the ability of one parent to impress its hereditary characters … Continue reading

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The Cart Before the Horse

“We apply one absolute criterion to chef-de-race selection. The chef-de-race candidate must be prepotent for aptitudinal type. . . . Finally, a sire’s reputation at stud is of minimal concern.” Racehorse Breeding Theories, page 224. The chef-de-race selection process has … Continue reading

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Six of One, Half a Dozen of the Other

“Dosage was created in the early part of the 20th century by Lt. Col. J. J. Vuillier, a retired French military officer and pedigree authority who was an active participant in the pedigree debates of his day. One of the … Continue reading

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On These Grounds Alone

Predicting a nag’s distance ability from its pedigree is actually not a bad idea. The way dosage goes about it is unnecessarily convoluted, as well as lacking in common sense. One such scheme is contained in Bloodstock Breeding, a wonderful … Continue reading

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“You Either Got Faith or You Got Unbelief”

Finished another year’s worth of data yesterday, the third of the five years. So now is a good time to scribble another post. Now is a good time to tell you all what project I have been data mining. The … Continue reading

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