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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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“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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Seattle Slew, Danzig, Blushing Groom

I have been trying to come up with a snappy introduction to today’s topic. Unsuccessfully. So let me just state that I find the broodmare sire of the broodmare sire (P6 in the fourth generation) a fascinating position in pedigrees. … 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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Signifying Nothing

Here are the results for the 11 sires duplicated (4×4 or closer) most often among sales foals of 2008-2111. APPPSW stands for average Performance Points per stakes winner, a measure of the quality of stakes winners involved, the benchmark now … 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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