Category Archives: Seattle Slew

The Bull Lea Quartet (Storm Cat, Alydar, Nijinsky II, and Roberto)

Two posts ago I remarked: “So the four principal sources of Bull Lea in modern pedigrees are Storm Cat, Nijinsky II, Roberto, and Alydar. And there are other sources as well. “With those four sources, I feel pretty certain that … 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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Chronology and Serendipity

I recently made a discovery purely by chance (serendipity) of a group of foals with excellent results from very modest prices. Having been accused of rarely showing any good results, I am pleased to share the details on this group … Continue reading

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Horse of the Year

Arrogate thoroughly deserves to named 2016 Horse of the Year. He defeated California Chrome fair and square yesterday in the BC Classic. More than fair and square actually. California Chrome had an ideal tactical trip. He ran the best race … Continue reading

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The Moral of This Story????

Frosted is by Tapit out of G2 winner Fast Cookie, by Deputy Minister. The second dam is multiple G2 winner Fleet Lady, by Avenue of Flags, by Seattle Slew. That places Seattle Slew at P7 in Frosted’s fourth generation. Listed … 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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Phalaris the Pervasive

After Conquistador Cielo won the 1982 Belmont Stakes, I remember reading a story on his pedigree. The author noted that the four sires in his third generation (Native Dancer, Nashua, Bold Ruler, and Turn-to) were all representatives of the Phalaris … Continue reading

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