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Menow Versus Bull Lea

“What is the overall scope of influence of Menow on modern pedigrees?” If you ask that question of the average devotee of pedigrees, the answer would be something like the following: “Well, Menow sired Tom Fool. And Tom Fool sired … 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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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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