Tag Archives: Secretariat

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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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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Sires of Second Dams (Seeking the Gold)

As promised. here are some statistics on sires of second dams among sales foals of 2008-2111, starting with prices. The ten sires listed are the most popular ones (the ones who showed up most often). Sire         … 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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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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