Monthly Archives: August 2015

Competition Is What It Is All About

One thing that American Pharoah (AP) and Secretariat do have in common (other than being Triple Crown winners) was that they both underwent a change of ownership between their two- and three-year-old campaigns. I think it is interesting to see … Continue reading

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This Travers Was the BEST Thing That Could Have Happened to Racing

“I’ve read all your statements and I’ve not said a word But now, Lord God, let my poor voice be heard Let me die in my footsteps before I go down under the ground.” Ever since American Pharoah (AP) won … Continue reading

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Age in Pedigrees

OK, the topic today is age in pedigrees. Specifically, the chronological distance between foals and second dams and between foals and third dams. The chart below summarizes prices for the former. Second Generation Age to Second Dam       … Continue reading

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More Mundane Matters????

My last post was purely personal. I promise that this one eventually will get back to more mundane matters–pedigrees and statistics. But allow me to introduce the next topic with a few more personal reflections first. If you ask my … Continue reading

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Close Encounters of the Matrimonial Kind

Warning, warning!!!! The following post is of a personal nature. It has nothing to do with Thoroughbreds, pedigrees, or statistics. Read at your own peril. From time to time I have written about my family, including dear ole dad (DOD), … Continue reading

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