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“Labeling” Seattle Slew

About three months ago I presented some statistics on sires of the broodmare sire (P3 in the third generation). Today I do the same for sires of sires of broodmare sires (P5 in the fourth generation), basically the same position, … Continue reading

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Bottom Feeding

In my last post I presented some statistics to show that dams might be ever so slightly more important than sires. The following post is a variation on that same theme with a somewhat different emphasis. Using sales foals of … Continue reading

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Hagiography Is No Substitute for History

Last August I was watching the Travers Stakes on NBC. Tom Hammond turned to Jerry Bailey and asked something like: “If American Pharoah wins this race today, does that mean he is the best horse of all time?” I almost … Continue reading

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Fappiano and Secretariat????

The effectiveness (or lack thereof) of inbreeding depends to some extent on the name duplicated. This was demonstrated a few posts ago with respect to inbreeding 3×3 or closer to Mr. Prospector. So I decided to take a look at … Continue reading

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A Good Idea????

In my last post I promised a more thorough examination of sales foals of 2008-2111 inbred 3×3 or closer to Northern Dancer. Three such foals were very expensive sons of Storm Cat. They are listed below. On a Storm (Storm … Continue reading

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Close Inbreeding to Mr. Prospector

In my last post I promised a more thorough examination of sales foals of 2008-2111 inbred 3×3 or closer to Mr. Prospector. Here goes, starting with prices. Duplication          Foals          Average     … Continue reading

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Quite Another Matter

In my last post I provided an overview of inbreeding (4×4 or closer) and outcrossing and everything in between. This post will be much more specific. In this post I will examine close inbreeding (3×3 or closer). Theoretically 3×3 or … Continue reading

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