Category Archives: La Troienne

By a Safety in Overtime

“I’ve always maintained that inbreeding should be practiced only through superior performing animals in an effort to filter out negative recessives. That’s why, despite a lack of evidence, I’ve half-heartedly clung to the notion that stakes-winning broodmares bearing the Rasmussen … Continue reading

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Attrition (Age of Sires)

I promised some details on prices and results by age of sires for sales foals of 2008-2o11. Some theoretical observations first though. In a theoretical world, youngest sires should have the lowest prices, and prices should increase as age increases. … Continue reading

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“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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A Comment Upon “You Learn Something New Every Day”

I received the following comment on my recent post, “You Learn Something New Every Day.” ——————————————————————————————————— David, as you know as well as anyone, genuinely positive proof of inbreeding success has long proven to be highly elusive and scant at … Continue reading

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You Learn Something New Every Day

I received the following comment on my post about racing class of dams from a little over a year ago. “I’m quite convinced on your general refutation (or perhaps debunking) of close inbreeding generally. I do wonder if there is … Continue reading

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Just Another Name in Pedigrees

I am going to apologize in advance for returning to today’s topic, La Troienne (LT). I have visited this topic many times in the past (perhaps too many times). To no avail, as evidenced by the quote below. “Maria’s Mon … Continue reading

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The Truth of the Matter

Last June I posted some statistics on the question of whether dams were more important than sires. The statistics did NOT corroborate this supposition. One of the reasons for that result was a flaw in the definition of “elite” sires, … Continue reading

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