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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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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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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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“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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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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He Was Not Unique

I demonstrated in my last post that mares inbred 4×4 or closer to Northern Dancer, Hail to Reason, and Mr. Prospector did have pretty good results among sales foals of 2003-2007. Now I do the same for all sires with … Continue reading

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Tim Tam, 1958

Charles Hatton on 1958 champion three-year-old Tim Tam from the 1959 American Racing Manual. ————————————————————- The season’s three-year-olds included some of the most admirable colts that have graced the racing stage in years, regarding their performances “in the round.” The … Continue reading

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