Monthly Archives: July 2014

The California Chrome Criterion (PPPP)

What proportion of modern Thoroughbred pedigrees does NOT trace to Phalaris in the male line???? I estimated an answer to that question awhile back at about 5,000 of the 70,714 sales foals of 2003-2007, or about 7%. That estimate could … Continue reading

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The Confusion of Quantity With Quality

I am going to resort to Racehorse Breeding Theories, Chapter 14, pages 273-276, to continue this discussion of the Bruce Lowe Figure System. “Lowe traced the winners of the English Oaks, Derby, and St. Leger through their female families back … Continue reading

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Bruce Lowe Family Numbers Prices

The fundamental tenet of the Bruce Lowe Figure System is that the lowest family numbers produce the best racetrack results. Family number one should be the best, followed by family number two, etc. There is a certain “logic” behind this … Continue reading

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Clyde Van Dusen, Swaps, Iron Liege, Kauai King, and California Chrome

The 2014 Triple Crown campaign reminded me very much of the 1966 version. This year California Chrome won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness and finished fourth (dead heat) as the favorite in the Belmont. In 1966 Kauai King won the … Continue reading

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