Category Archives: Bimelech

“Breed Shapers”????

La Troienne (LT) is a lot more pervasive in modern pedigrees than you probably think. I took a simple survey of sales foals of 2008-2111 and classified them by the total numbers of crosses (presences) of LT anywhere in their … Continue reading

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American Pharoah and Nyquist

I have noticed two points of similarity in the pedigrees of American Pharoah (AP) and Nyquist. Both have dosage indexes (DIs) higher than 4.00, which supposedly disqualifies them from winning the Kentucky Derby, according to dosage theory. That old canard … Continue reading

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