Category Archives: phalaris

Menow Versus Bull Lea

“What is the overall scope of influence of Menow on modern pedigrees?” If you ask that question of the average devotee of pedigrees, the answer would be something like the following: “Well, Menow sired Tom Fool. And Tom Fool sired … Continue reading

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The Seven Corners Conundrum

There is no particular reason you should be familiar with the sire Seven Corners (1956 by Roman–Miss Traffic, by Boxthorn). Seven Corners was a decent racehorse, with a record of 71-10-16-11 for earnings of $79,679. He placed in eight stakes … Continue reading

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As Many Grains of Salt (Phalaris Revisited)

I promised I would go back to Phalaris and repeat the process using the restricted sample of 10,670 foals by sires born in 1998-2002 and out of mares born in 1998-2002. I will try to keep it short and sweet. … Continue reading

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Too Much of a Good Thing (Nearco)

I received a comment on a post I did on Phalaris a couple months ago. That comment was to the effect of now do the same thing with Nearco (paternal grandson of Phalaris and a superb sire in his own … 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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The Exception That Proves the Rule

Two posts ago I presented some statistics on the 16 sires of males in the fifth generation of sales foals of 2008-2111. I classified them by how many of those 16 sires traced to Phalaris in the male line. The … Continue reading

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