Monthly Archives: June 2015

Dams Are More Important Than Sires????–Part 3

As promised, below are the results for the various groups discussed in my previous post. Just to review, A sires are G1 winners, B sires are all others, A dams are graded stakes winners (G1-G2-G3), and B dams are nongraded … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Dams Are More Important Than Sires????–Part 2

My previous post speculated on the theory that dams might actually be more important than sires in determining the racetrack success of foals. The original scientific treatise which proposed this theory based it on the race records of sires and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Dams Are More Important Than Sires????

“The present pedigree analysis study provides evidence suggesting that maternal heritability of athletic performance may be a stronger contributor than paternal heritability to race ability.” So concludes a scientific paper titled “Potential role of maternal lineage in the thoroughbred breeding strategy.” By … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments