Monthly Archives: September 2014

Age of Mares

Let us begin by looking at the best stakes winners (those with 2,000+ Performance Points) among sales foals of 2008-2111. They are categorized by the age of their dams and listed in descending order (best ones first). Discussion resumes at … Continue reading

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Yet Other Waters

Some of you might have thought that I was gonna beat those poor sales foals of 2003-2007 to death. Not so!!!!! I have moved on to sales foals of 2008-2011 and recently completed my first sweep of that group. The … Continue reading

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Maybe, Maybe Not

I promised to look at the nick ratings for the recently concluded 2014 Keeneland September yearling sale. My purpose in doing so is to compare prices for the 2010 sale to the 2014 sale to see how (if any) the … Continue reading

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Between a Rock and a Hard Place

What is also interesting is that “A” nicks far outweigh any other category. This is perplexing, as it seems to me, that an “A” nick should be the nick that occurs least frequently. We certainly know that superior runners occur … Continue reading

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Off the Beaten Path

I thought it might be helpful to list the best stakes winners (those with 1,000+ Performance Points) for the various nick categories. Listed for each stakes winners is its name, pedigree (sire–dam, broodmare sire), price for which it sold at … Continue reading

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Put Up or Shut Up

Ned Williams commented on my post from two days ago: I can already hear the wailing and gnashing of teeth….”but my nicks are better than the those found in the cheat books.” My reply to the purveyors of nicks, If … Continue reading

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An ENTIRELY Different Can of Worms

As promised, below are the results for the 2010 Keeneland September yearling sale by nick ratings. APPPSW stands for average Performance Points per stakes winner, a measure of the quality of the stakes winners involved. Usually it is a little … Continue reading

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