Luxembourg (IRE)



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Check out the calendar-date for the Epsom Derby and to favourite contender Camelot’s 3yo colt Luxembourg (IRE).

Luxembourg’s latest run to finish 3rd from rear in the 2000 Guineas field shows lots of promise to make it a Derby win. (race video)

A lot like grand-sire (Montjeu IRE) the powerful drive & as does Luxembourg’s power stride has that similarity.

Great things to come, his hindquarters look spectacular!

Luxembourg’s maiden grade dam Attire; by the wonderful Danehill Dancer, her sire bloodlines, are ones we highly value anywhere.
Danehill Dancer – a Champion 2YO in Ireland, Champion sire in Great Britain and Ireland in 2009 and Champion broodmare sire in Great Britain and Ireland in 2016. DD’s dam by Sharpen Up (Leading Juvenile sire in England, leading Broodmare Sire, Sire of 83+ SW and 10 Champions) daughter, further b/lines Caro, Dancer’s Image and Olympia are influential traits.

Breeder/producer Attire has produced G2 winner Leo de Fury (Australia) and G3 placed filly Sense of Style (Zoffany). Luxembourg has a yearling full-brother, where he was Magnier sold – €1,200,000.

On pedigree matters – Luxembourg brings 3×4, double Danehill, – yet what compels, are greatest veins deep. Extraordinary inheritance familial: the critical mass building in/thru/up equals = superior genotype. They are Ksar daughters ie Wood Violet, Advertenaia (+ more etc).

The Bruleur line had a powerful post WWII revival in France with the outstanding Tourbillon, who threatened to become, at a time, the dominant influence in world breeding. Its offensive has since ebbed, it is still diffused at the highest level in most breeding areas.


Ksar sire of Tourbillon (Marcel Boussac foundation sire) to his sire Bruleur, grandsire Chouberski they’re majorly dynastic influential and of descendant to Byerly Turk (book)

The potency as seen to Lyphard’s dam Goofed (5×5 Chouberski) and Brazil bred, multiple G1 winner & classic sire Troyanos (Bruleur) 7S x 8D x 6D x 9D x 9D.

(n.b. I since found template pedigree a perfect example, the Francois Dupre (& FR breeder of Tantieme) mare named Solitude. Notable wins Prix Morny (FR-G1), Poule d'Essai des Pouliches (FR-G1), Prix Saint Alary (FR-G1). Oddly (?) her sons, 1 sent to Japan and the other Lavinsky (IRE) came to New Zealand! )

Ksar spend 13 years at stud in France and then went to America, where he died three years after arrival, too soon to have an effect on American breeding.

*Leicester – Bloodstock Breeding

French genetics and French history: Count Evremond_de_Saint-Alary – breeder

photo credits above –

Luxembourg – Ksar – 9d x 9D x 8d x 9d, Tourbillon – 9S x 9S x 8D x 9d x 9D

Ksar‘s line compound & those daughters shall impact like a tsunami.

Ksar was one of the chief architects of the excellence of the French middle distance Classic thoroughbred that was to be revealed in such sensational fashion…

Peter Willett

Luxembourg’s grand-sire Montjeu – fierce

The ideal that the French breeder aimed at from the 1860’s to the 1950’s was the horse capable of excelling over 3000 metres in June of his three year old season. They where Ajax, Teddy, Bruleur, Alcantara II, La Farina, Sardanapale, Ksar, Brantome, Sicambre, Vieux Manoir, Djebel and Tantieme – all bred with that ideal in mind.

Peter Willet

for mine…


to catch, White Abbario



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Like some sale of unwanted goods only to be another mans treasure – shapes the story to Tapit grandson, a Florida Derby winner and Kentucky Derby contender White Abbario.

Sold over @ $7500k, then $40k might suggest horse feather sums for an event ahead that could not be foreshadowed.

Was it (?) that sire Raceday (G2 winner, sold off to S. Korea 2020 but for an excisable * clause ) considered kindly, better value else where?

Then the colt presented – White Abbario. The media earlier slammed ‘late-developer’ bred… however could not see Abbario’s Derby pump went well beneath.

We’ll take a look…

ain’t he got true class

By genetic profile is The King of Calumet Bull Lea (sired by Bull Dog) built through. Bull Lea is 3×4 Musket – the NZ bred sons Carbine & Trenton + 5×5 Hermit

Double lines, the great Musket & Hermit – Bull Lea got ‘stock’ that built horse-racing

Bull Lea indexes: Bull Page>> Flaming Page/Nijinsky +Tricky Creek – Lea Lark >>Southern Halo/More than Ready – Two Lea >> Tim Tam/Gone West – Real Delight > grand b/m sire Grand Slam + Coaltown 6th dam sire to Catching Diamonds, Abbario’s dam.

photo FB credit here

On core nucleus speed attributes: note contribution @ female inheritance upon Mumtaz Mahal/Lady Juror (the family 9c et al). Seek for components, ‘speed’, through multiple & uncommon sources where not Nasrullah alone.

*Uncommon sources to the family 9c found equal to Abbario’s grand b/msire Grand Slam (Gone West – Bright Candles) also notably familial to Alydar (a multiple G1 sire) > 4dx4d Bull Lea the same ‘Plum’ dam family (Sweet Tooth, Reine de Course mare)

(– family 9c as assigned haplotype, that this haplotype placed same family 12. The context here serves ‘directive’ upon ancestral line. Refer here . Further deep and great significance (complexity) which cannot be adequately explained here.)

Last but certainly never least… what cannot be overlooked for sire Raceday is from a War Admiral daughter descendant, as is sire Tapit through the In Reality/War Relic line inheritance – 6x5x3 to the 12 strains of him, greatest Man O’ War (lineage, Godolphin Arabian). The robust pedigree has many angles in towards complete – such archetypal depth remains never bettered, never defeated.

Watch-list Race Day progeny – Barber Road(2nd Arkansas Derby & K. Derby entrant ) Mexican runner Headmaster from MOW dam line and Peru raced mare Consultora of US breeding.

White Abbario has racing temperament, the brain and that’s the kick. A high-class bred racehorse built on superior genetic base.

Let’s just say a genuine sort of horse.


Maurice (JPN) magnified…



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A follow-up on red-hot Maurice .

Maurice (JPN) is just intense. His Type unfathomably stallion potent. Huge theriac genetics!

uppermost distaff, (family10) course back on ancestress Queen Mary: her dam Plenipotentiary mare by n’ large, it is multiple strains at finest thoroughbred & King progenitor himself, Herod.

Herod’s sireline was the dominant sireline in Europe and America as well, where Diomed’s line flourished through American Eclipse and Sir Archy, all the way down to the great American sire Lexington. Glencoe also hailed from the Herod male line through Woodpecker. The Herod sireline proved overwhelmingly dominant until the late Nineteenth Century, the end of which found the Lexington and Glencoe male lines dying out. This coincided with the rise of Eclipse’s male line, which now dominates almost completely.

Queen Mary heritage and profile here

She is History’s potent lady. We follow her sire genetics of breeding Bonnie Scotland (Iago – Queen Mary), Blair Athol (Stockwell – Blink bonny), Hampton (Lord Clifden – Lady Langden) & Bayardo (Bay Ronald – Galacia)

Owen Tudor (Hyperion)

Prince Rose (Rose Prince)

Black Toney (Peter Pan)

Lemberg (Cyllene)

Deputy Minister (CAN) Vice Regent – Mint Copy) + Exclusive Native (Raise a Native – Exclusive)

Victoria Park (CAN) by Chop Chop

Kris S (Roberto – Sharp Queen)

Queen Mary is back – Maurice (JPN)

***Studying Maurice’s Japan & Australian progeny (those to date) by adjacent Q.M. genetics’ the hidden detail emerges – what strains strike future progeny. Identifying specific strains result to resurrect or resuscitate necessary blood.

Contemplate.… Type/Potency at dam, how it leads… formulate potency, re-focus Type, target strains.


Genetic intricacies, a zig-zag trail tricky.

Genetic lineage(s) are like lacework but the roads to Herod compatibility gains Type super immense.

some female lines breed very true when they get the blood they want

3yo australian gelding – Mazu (Maurice – Chatelaine ex-Flying Spur), to 3rd dam by Showdown has the QM trail…ie Bayardo/Hampton. Further the family distaff (6b) tables to Hyale (inbred 2×4 Herod), her descendant Grande Mademoiselle 46 strains = Herod.

Knit back through Maurice – ie his dam distaff + Riverman

Sunday Silence… ‘Deep water currents’ : Queen Mary/Brown Bess = 46 strains Herod.

Mazu by Maurice

(genetic) tides rise highest when ready – TBL

Invitation – Thoroughbred Bloodlines Preservation Group (Private) on FB

Number ONE – Hitotsu (AUS)



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Winner of the 2022 Australian Derby, the fantastic Australian colt Hitotsu (AUS) hits yet another G1 in commanding fashion.

When Japanese sire Maurice, first hit Australian soil to stand at Arrowfield, one could see plainly this sire was much more… to Japan’s elite bred.

Maurice’s 4th dam Mejiro Botsatsu (JPN) a champion 2yo filly has 4x4x5 Blandford. And, it is here (i.e. Blandford) why the Hitotsu colt refreshingly, reminds he, the far superior bred individual with his looks (phenotype) can kill.

Maurice’s broodmare sire, Irish-bred Carnegie, unraced at two, was French 3yo champion to distinguish his racing career with the 1994 Forte Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.

Carnegie sired a number of New Zealand winners Tuesday Joy (multiple G1 & 2 winner) Perlin, Vision and Power (2x G1 winner) and Amalfi (Victoria derby winner).

We notice 6×6 Norseman (Umidar / Blandford) from the dam’s Jean Gow family by Neil Gow by Marco by Barcaldine. (n.b. the link to Papyrus from Miss Matty by Marcovil by Marco by Barcaldine).

The Y conduit factor of Roberto sire-line descendance stepping out legacy culminating Maurice and to his son Hitotsu, likely will be the hottest stallion to come.

  • Love is Fickle (AUS) dam of Hitotsu – a New Zealand colonial family C4. And of course they are (C4), what went known as of numerous Musket-breds, there we find inbred dam Possibility to Musket’s son Nordenfeldt.
  • How fortunate and incredible Australian and New Zealand were to have back then… the world TB cornerstone to staying, stamina and breeding…

But it is to Hitotsu’s grand-dam She’s a Meanie (NZ) where reminiscing comes closer home…

Old-times forgotten and to a gentleman whom both vet, and breeder knew the score of pedigrees.

Dear old Kem Keene from Pahiatua (NZ) will be looking down from above with his grimaced face muttering something like…”I told you so “

It looks like he used a West Derby ( Levin I think) mare Heirship ( by Bally Royal) to visit Brauner and produce a filly Brauner Flight

who remembers Brauner ??…….anyway my friend was at Hastings the day she won her only race and I see D Walsh rode her in her last start

Kem sent Brauner Flight to Musical Phantasy to get Shekanwyn……trained at Woodville from memory …a feisty  on-pace Christmas 2yo who won two races before midfield in the Matamata Breeders….and not doing much after that

Kem sent Shekanwyn down the road to Ardsley ( Masterton) to Prince Salieri

Prince Salieri was a commercial failure but I must say I loved him, a mid size beautifully balanced chestnut who danced in the Parade when I saw him

This is where it gets interesting because the mating should have produced a horse which didn’t run past 1200 metres….but in hindsight She’s a Meanie finished her racing career in the top few horses in the Country……that Avondale Cup was the Premier 2200m race in the country and she was just pipped by Giovanna in the WFA 2000m at Te Rapa

Not sure when Kem sold the filly who became She’s A Meanie but wasn’t she trained at Avondale

anyway looks like she was sold to Australia directly after racing in NZ

She’s A Meanie produced that serious sprinter / stallion  Love Conquers All and when visiting Redoute’s produced the mare Love is Fickle

and in turn when Love is Fickle visited Maurice…..Hitotsu is the result

Ciaron Maher credits Hitotsu’s superiority to his heart and lung capacity

I suppose the breeding guru’s from the Hunter Valley will be lauding the Maurice / Redoute’s cross

somehow I think the answer lies somewhere in the genetic / physical make up of She’s A Meanie……a mare who was bred to run 1200 m but ended up amongst our premier stayers” END

Pedigree Matters: –

Look to Princequillo 6x5x5 into She’s A Meanie. Further, the Mumtaz Begum. Mahal et al, multi-strains representative aka f.f. 9c

Isn’t it great to see Princequillo resurrected, since he, his stout genetics smothered into obscurity because genetic stamina today perhaps come viewed as slower development status (?)

heaven’s …. what goes finer, better and better into Princequillo profile > Papyrus / Tracery /Rock Sand and his dam Miss Matty by Marcovil!

Star Kingdom ( his grand-dam by Papyrus) his son Planet Kingdom hails from the Entreaty family. Note, her daughter Raphis is full-sister to Phar Lap. Therefore, collate those ‘store-house’ Musket genetics.

Empyreal Selene, the elite producer & dam of Hyperion, further secreting hers through Ballymoss, Pharamound, Hunter’s Moon, All Moonshine, Sickle.

I have long argued, even if so to myself, those whom split the difference, DO & shall split the BIG difference superiorly…..and should never, ever be overlooked, or assumed/read far back, as other genetics minor percentage.

It is a plea to recognize those ‘deep’ and retain for honour of future and our classic-bred Thoroughbred.

NO 1, number one – Hitotsu (AUS) a true classic-bred Pur-Sange thoroughbred a ‘100yr’ horse bred.

Hitotsu (above) pedigree

yearlings – they walked success



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Career earnings $4182,100 and sold to Japan for undisclosed sum – Mystic Journey by Needs Further (photo) came as “a lovely, little cheap filly” sold for A$11,000.

Mystic Journey aka ‘Betty’ in the paddock

Then there is US$1000 yearling spending...returns $50 mill but disqualified from Title and history. His name is Medina Spirit.

TBL on clues to Future Track – Stars

Impossible to wade through every product, every catalogue page and commonly selection luck, skilful judgment prerogative, the awareness.

The study of genetics places meaningful when implicitly comprehended why stallions ‘fire’ the way they do. The study is to pierce the ‘layers’.

Alongside All, they’ll transpire some physical movement, ‘look’ appeal, which is not readily quantifiable yet alertness, elasticity, magic, what Tesio termed nervous electricity, the verve. This insight is always observational.

Where on-line is now commercial platform, the walk, and talk are moments of intrigue…

Can one really tell why? We shall look deep in this pedigree below and exercise why this yearling is a catch?

TBL example – NZ Bloodstock sales Lot 71 – .

She has striking head, smooth confident walk…..

The fillys pedigree El Roca from Agent Ziva (ex-Savabeel) has 4×4 Century ( My Babu blooded) .

Exercise – Djebel/Tourbillon covers classic frame. ie Twigmoss/Sir Tristram 5×4, distaff Tourbillon daughter Caracalla + Wild Risk thru Tourbillon’s sire Ksar, a daughter + Marceau (AUS)>> Djebel son Emperor + Rubiton > Mill Reef > Djeddah (Djebel) + Savabeel >Hold Your Peace > Tornado (Tourbillon)

Further Star Kingdom blood via Marceau (AUS) + Todman (Savabeel distaff) + Nodouble (Savabeel) + Rubiton + Fastnet Rock/Mauruding

There are numerous, crosses to speed n’ sprint structure, squaring up multiple mass via Mahmoud, Mumtaz Mahal, Mumtaz Begum, Solario (noting Century) Fair Trial, Tudor Minstrel, Royal Charger, Sol Oriens and the sum total to this (as speed structural) a ‘S’ team Sundridge/Sierra/Sainfoin through ancestral powerhouse dam Sanda by Wenlock by Lord Clifdon.



Forgotten greatness – Challedon & sire, Challenger



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Racing authority John (Salvator) Hervey commented: “It is the belief of the great majority of Turfmen – and a reasoned one – that Challedon… is one of the greatest Thoroughbreds ever seen in this country.

There was an old & odd tale Native Dancer went possibly sired by Challedon not Polynesian. (later…we’ll compare each affinity & their genetic attributes)

To the higher ground – let’s appreciate both Challenger & son Challedon by their influences upon superior racehorses noted further below.

Challenger by Swynford

Challenger (GB) from Sword Play, the maternal @ f.f.2.g distaff!

Important significance f.f.2g. belonging to influential ancestress SANDA. Her daughter Sierra by Springfield and her daughter Amphora by Amphion. I’m hoping pedigree students realize this earliest speed trait family to produce 1) Sundridge (Amphion – Sierra) being full brother to Amphora.

Plus, and more inclusive to the family – Sierra’s full brother Sainfoin, sire of Rock Sand, sire of Tracery. Sainfoin – broodmare sire of Phalaris.

The history and success http://One of England’s top 2-year-olds in 1929, *Challenger II was owned by Lord Dewar (of the Scottish whiskey fame), who intended to race the son of Swynford in the Epsom Derby. When Lord Dewar died in the spring of 1930, the colt was ordered withdrawn from all upcoming engagements due to English racing rules of the time. Brann and Castle reportedly paid $100,000, withthe intention of racing the colt in the U.S. and then retiring him to stud. 👉 *credit & full article*👈

Challenger – the English sire produced daughter – America’s champion mare Gallorette. Gallorette 6th dam & distaff to Gun Runner USA) by Candy Ride.

  • Gun Runner sire – 4 from 4 & champion 2yo filly Echo Zulu & G1 winner Gunite
    • colt, Pappacape from his dam (interestingly) f.f. 2h thru Kate Intent ( refer ***Dancers Image/Godswalk)

A leading sire in Argentina – Dancing Moss (1973) from Gallorette’s daughter Courbette. Courbette produced multiple G1 winner Babor (ARG), champion Argentina stayer Fain, G2 winner Fairly, 1979 Champion older male Farmer, and champion 3yo colt and stayer, classic sire Fatly,

  • Challenger sired Legendra, dam of Mrs Peterkin by Tom Fool. She the dam of Sweet Alliance (Sir Ivor). Sweet Alliance produced $3.3. mill yearling buy Shareef Dancer (Northern Dancer) siring Colorado Dancer, the dam of Dubai Millennium (6×6 Challenger via Legendra & grand-daughter Flitabout – (sight similar *Success Express)
  • Mrs Peterkin 4th desc. female distaff – Vertigineux, dam of Zenyatta (Street Cry)
  • Mrs Peterkin grand-dam of Mizzen Mast (Cozzene), sire of 2yo & 3yo G1 winner Flotilla, Argentine sire Full Mast, & Hong Kong performer Giant Treasure.
  • Grand-dam sire of Dancer’s Image (Native Dancer)
  • Challenger’s grand-daughter produced Little Hut, dam of Habitat (Sir Gaylord) & Northfields (Northern Dancer)
    • (5×6 Habitat) – colt, Epicenter by Not This Time (USA) – Silent Candy

*Success Express (Hold Your Peace – Auprintemps) (5×5 Challenger) through daughters Legendra & Gallorette.

Success Express sire of Al Akbar (AUS) sire of Vegas Showgirl (NZ) dam of Winx (AUS) by Street Cry

Success Express b/m sire of New Zealand’s 5x champion sire Savabeel (Zabeel)

S/Express – b/m sire Shamus Award (AUS) sire of Australia’s multiple G1 winner – Incentivise & South Australian Oaks winner Media Award, + multiple G1 winner Mr Quickie

* international performer – colt Cowan (USA) by Kantharthos – 6th dam by Challenger.

Dialled In (USA) – Challenger daughter producer of Prince Dare, 4th dam sire

  • Dialled In, sire of 3yo Arkansas Derby winner, colt Super Stock


Challedon by Challenger from Laura’s Gal ex- Sir Gallahad

“You shall not cower in the dust,
Challedon, my Challedon.
Your gleaming plates shall never rust,
Challedon, my Challedon.
You stood off Johnstown’s vaunted rush,
You left Ciencia in the slush,
And we went home plenty flush!
Challedon, my Challedon.”

* credit above, article + Photos


Seeking the Gold(credit source – FB Guadamur)

Dubawi Dubai Millenium (6×6 Challenger) – thru Seeking the Gold (Mr Prospector) from Con Game(3rd dam Flitabout by Challedon), her 1/2 brother Fast Play (Seattle Slew)

Reviewer (USA) by Bold Ruler, grand-dam Flitabout. Reviewer sire of Ruffian.

  • Reviewer 5th dam sire to, high-class performer La Crete (Medaglia d’ Oro)

Liam’s Map son, new US sire – Basin (grand-dam sire Seeking the Gold)

*Challedon daughter Flitabout – 4th dam of Know Heights (IRE) sire of Princesca Carina (BRZ) dam of Brazil’s champion 3yo colt – George Washington (BRZ)

Know Heights (IRE) producer of 2006 Triple Crown and Brazil’s champion 3yo filly – Colina Verde (BRZ)

👉 + Brazil’s multiple G1 winner Coray, G1 winner Aviacion, 2x G1 winner & sire Ivoire, champion 3yo colt & sire Jeune Turc, Derby winner Negro da Gaita


A tale: Native Dancer sire – Polynesian or Challedon ?

This eyewitness account has Native Dancer’s dam Geisha, as difficult to load and transport. It was decided to walk her across and be served by Polynesian.

Working through each sire, lines and genetics, is to overview what presides upon ancestral elite.

These genetics are centred majorly to Brown Bess (1844) working thru Quiver/ La Fleche aka John O’ Gaunt (Swynford), Cinna (dam o Beau Pere), Uganda (dam of Umidar) and Maid Marian ) dam of Polymelus.

Musket, sire of Carbine is Quiver’s 3/4 brother. Carbine inbred 3×4 to Brown Bess + from Mersey/ Clemence/Martha Lynn f.f. 2h.

Polynesian’s grandsire by Polymelus has dam Brown Bess distaff. Polynesian’s b/m sire Sundridge (Amphion – b/m sire Springfield ) from Sierra aka Sanda f.f.2g

Challedon the pedigree Challenger from distaff 2.g Sanda + citing, John O’Gaunt/La Fleche +Spearmint/Carbine/Musket + Trenton by Musket ie Musket 6Dx6D ie 3/4 brother Quiver/BBess.

(Sanda is inbred to the brothers Stockwell and Rataplan from Pocahontas (Glencoe). Note paternal grand-sire is Lord Clifden from The Slave aka Martha Lynn. )



Kathleen O (Upstart – Quaver ex-Blame) 3 from 3 over 8f. Dam distaff Lorgnette/Gallorette + Seeking the Gold via b/m sire Blame pedigree here

Zuran Zuran (ARG) gr.colt (Remote (GB) – La Duran ex-Mizzen Mast ie Mrs Peterkin) 7 starts for 6 wins distance 2400m pedigree here


photo Credit here

you shall not cower in the dust, Challedon

all TBL pedigree information – Copyright.

Mr Prospector & more…



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There’s a saying among prospectors: ‘Go out looking for one thing, and that’s all you’ll ever find.’

Mr Prospector resembled Nashua in phenotype and temperament. When you collect information about individuals in a stallion’s ancestry you can appreciate their contribution of strengths and weaknesses in terms of racing class, airflow, soundness and temperament. European buyers were unsure about Mr. P’s progeny because they had small feet, suitable for firm ground rather than soft turf. Mr P. inherited very short pasterns, perfect for dirt racing whereas Europeans were more accustomed to horse’s with longer pasterns. Ken McLean – Designing Speed in the Racehorse

*A TBL discussion

‘Mr P’.… will 3+ line-breeding or more provide desirable effect or is it factoring a considered liability?

An overall pedigree may be best answered by matter-of-balances throughout.

Mr P supreme ‘sire’ shaper however, the necessary complement – a supreme dominator landscape by degree(s) of contribution highly influencing rather than (alone) parental commonality.

The study: – Munnings 3yo filly, Emirates Oaks and Guineas winner – Shahama

Firstly back on Mr Prospector’s sire, Native Dancer. The sire imprint determined Eight Belles, tragedy and also tragic eventRuffian . Mindful, there are 7 strains Native Dancer to Shahama’s pedigree.

7 strains may just bring into question Shahama’s long term racing? However, I say all-good.

What comes into play….the supreme dominator Type balance, distinguishes – 7Dx7D Djebel via My Babu ex- Perfume f.f.1-W & Djeddah ex-distaff, Frizette f.f.13c, same to Mr Prospectors dam-line. ++ Djebel, son of Tourbillon ex-distaff, Frizette f.f.13c. e.g. multiple matri-gene sources. Tourbillon 9sx8x8, benefits.

Further as it has always been and always will – major, major matriarchal influences which double back powerful.

@ sire female family Sweet Lavender f.f.1-W. In a note shell, this strain is a Marco/Barcaldine inheritance. Further note dam Luna de Miel – a Hurry On/Marcovil/Marco/Barcaldine inheritance.

(n.b. Lord at War, >> Pioneer of the Nile sire of American Pharaoh)

Speightstown son, Munnings, from La Comete by Holy Bull.

Holy Bull attracted attention long back mainly due tracing out inheritance f.f. 2h. back to Sting (USA) from family Sandiway, daughter of Clemence akin, Martha’s daughters….

>> Medina Spirit, has Holy Bull, distaff infused.

Furthermore a fellow researcher brought my attention upon Unbridled **4×5 Rough n’ Tumble by Questionnaire by Sting. Put them together (Holy Bull & Unbridled) ie matriarch’s critical mass, inheritance dominant.

Always perplexing, the enigmatic goes by uncertain pathways. The supreme ‘band’ at what is never obvious yet goes alongside line-breeding, alongside desired pre-eminent trait(s).

A good example – 3×5 Mr P + Hail to Reason (Sweet Lavender f.f.1W + distaff My Babu f.f.1W + ( My Babu 7Dx7dx5d) = 4 strains Lavendula .

Now that Havre de Grace has produced a Justify colt will pedigree students approve the 6 strains Mr P and 14 Native Dancer???

Take note Scat Daddy from familial geno strain f.f. 1W, (not Lavendula however genetically IS Marchetta family from Marco)

*Though the mating is okay, I like to cite that soft patterns follow.

The Example: Liam’s Map (USA) has a grand-dam by Great Above ( sire of Holy Bull) i.e. Rough n’ Tumble/Intentionally/matriach Aspisdistra, dam line of Liam’s Map + Dr Fager are inherent strains perfect.

2) Damascus – 4×5 Fair Play (Godolphin Arabian) + My Babu (Djebel / Pefume Sweet Lavender/Marchetta f.f.1W)

3) Further – **Unbridled + Caro (whom I associate to carry Hurry On i.e. Marco/Barcaldine noting Godolphin Arabian + under-noted influence Le Fabuleux (FR) a Neil Gow/Barcaldine daughter Godolphin Arabian. Neil Gow is also represented thu Olympia/Heliopolis being the dam’s, grand-dam sire. (n.b. Neil Gow rarefied genetic-gold).

This hypo example Liam’s Map/Havre de Grace goes to effect balance upon Mr P. 4x, Native D. 9x thru additionally exercising supreme dominator influences.

Lesson – never over-cook!

Proportion and prepotency are the two primary forces at work in the science of genetic inheritance.

Ross du Bourg

note, *TBL discussion copyright.

Native Dancer



just as long as no one actually told him what to do, just as long as they’d let him do it his way -Joe Hall stud groom

Geisha by Discovery n.b. **(Godophin Arabian) (credit: FB Guadamur)

Native Dancer distaff –

****referencing Ken McLean (Bloodstock expert) came from a branch that was undistinguished until the mating producing a mare names La Grisette (Roi Herode from the grand-dam by Amphion). The significant speed factor upon Amphion, sire of Sundridge from Sierra (copy, Sierra’s full brother Sainfoin) & thus maternal strength pitched. Roi Herode – the successful sire whose champion son The Tetrarch sired many stakes winners including Tetratema and English champion 2YO filly Mumtaz Mahal, grand-dam Nasrullah.


The Study – genetics linked

*She is not bred for racehorse yet she is entirely blood thoroughbred. Her sire, a chestnut thoroughbred by the name of Sportivo – a 5×6 Native Dancer & 5×5 Nasrullah. Her dam (Lambada) a sire-line Tourbillon (Byerley Turk ) from a Relic **(Godolphin Arabian) dam distaff and descendant producing multiple & superior polo performing individuals. Lambada’s greatest – Dolfina Cuartetara.

Bred, owned, and played by world no.1 polo player Adolf Cambioso she has won multiple awards and her genetics duly cloned to equal performing individuals.

Dolfina Cuarteara came to mind when studying Native Dancer’s action, the way of will, his winning determination; to her own dynamic, determined verve familiarity.

She really is something else…

Have a watch

“I would say that the best mare I have ever seen is Dolfina Cuartetera. She has everything I like about a horse.” – Nina Clarkin


beau ideal: prototype or pedigree


It’s always been unavoidable where many stallions sink into obscurity.

Their replacement is the freshman sire.

Considerable research into International Sire’s – stallions lines to sons, daughter mares across breeding terrains preside to homogenous.

The earnest searching for the true outcross is thoroughly difficult.

Review the Derby winners…the first impression we get is that they are bred in a heterogeneous manner

Bloodstock Breeding – Sir Charles Leicester

What sires will have a breeders support (?) Is it pinned, directed by sprinter-modern v. classic-traditionalist ?

The classic backsliding continues Variance diversity lesser (p.40), and one’s conclusions are the undefined short/long-term crossroad.

The Breed shapers that came n’ saw, changed TB’s forever as referenced upon Northern Dancer and Mr Prospector has todays chef-de-race sires. To the thoroughbred pool, significant other international contributors emerge. Some, unsuspectingly.

Coursing thru generations, the importance shall always remain to evaluating female family bloodlines. The matriarchal productivity, her blueblood genotype & should it ever become science absolute determinable, it clearly remains potential is genuinely consanguineous. (Good honest South American view here.)

Any breeder supervises quality and Function and Functionality. Racehorse function is speed, however phenotype functionality is the ultimate determination.

Functionality is the individual’s ‘conversion’ towards step-frequency & step-length.

A champion fires a natural proficiency. A stride of a champion is consistency.

Secretariat’s stride.

Analysis and Technology compares what the elite are born to.

Then why pedigree analysis?

A continuity at breeding speed has in tact always its backbone of stamina bloodlines. The finer point – a pedigree by generation is trans-mutative consequential.

Cross speed with stamina, find middle-distance ability, now that is the guiding hand.


Medina Spirit – RIP champ



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Only the good die Young

*( reposted – content written before his major successes)

Medina Spirit (US) 3 year old colt (Protonico – Mongolian Changa ex- Brilliant Speed)

Medina Spirit Horse Pedigree (

The subject pedigree Medina Spirit makes little suggestion as non-commercial type – by the Giants Causeway stallion son Protonica – his stud fee @ $US,5000k

Trained by Bob Baffert, Medina Spirit is a qualifying contender for the 2021 Kentucky Derby.

Florida-bred, this yearling colt Medina Spirit – prior sold for $US1000 to a later breeze-up purchase at $35k.

The insight to his pedigree has an interesting if not, fascinating twist.

Before preceding an individual had queried where to capture desired phenotype- genotype – asking which pursuable bloodline to chase?

The bloodline & sire solution went by Holy Bull ((Great Above (USA) – Sharon Brown (USA)).

Holy Bull – 1994 American Horse of the Year & Champion 3 year old colt → review his record performances here

Holy Bull is surely an elevation to genotype. His ‘upgrading’ an excellent duplication exercises his potency and to explain…

Holy Bull  2X Questionnaire paternal & as infused to his bottom line @ maternal.

Holy Bull Horse Pedigree (

Questionnaire Horse Pedigree (

(n.b. prior → and they’re off – Kentucky 2020   presents that Rough n’ Tumble to grand-sire Questionnaire by Sting translates 3×4 Domino plus, 5×5 Sandiway TO   transmit one holy prototype.

– their lays within Sandiway – a genetic pathway to Martha’s daughters…

To those long ‘breeding’ angles…it is recognizing the physical specimen must deliver ‘something’ beyond itself and as if ‘thrown back’.

– Back on track…., Rough n’ Tumble the Kentucky Derby conduit factor via, Fappiano (Mr Prospector), Fappiano’s maternal grand-sire Dr Fager by Rough n’ Tumble.

Medina Spirit ⇔ 7Dx8dx7D – Rough n’ Tumble

    – re: speed factors via the sire/grand-sire Giants Causeway incl. to 3x Secretariat, 5sx5sx6d

The formidable Roberto  (below) – 5sx4D → his sire Hail to Reason.

Roberto …  an exemplary figure, goes to the mit. DNA

Explanatory notes →     where is…Roberto!   1 Trait in a Genetic Ocean – I I finds peculiarly alongside Rahy (USA) – the family 12C , 4 transmitting clustering strains are presented.

It is isolating out, those almost forgotten, for where go those profound identities brings ancestral history duplication. Look Deep…

‘they’re ‘looking’ back to going forward….’

 bring forth individuals to consider how they’re built in and on

breed back to as many lines of prepotent females as possible

     –  go to the grand-dam sire, the 3yo champion colt Unbridled noting 5×5 Rough n’ Tumble.

– it lays down to the 3x dam to Aspidistra (USA) female family 1r that strikes my aha… the dam of Dr Fager, 4th dam of Unbridled and Holy Bull’s paternal dam the Hall of Fame champion sprinter named, Ta Wee, a 1/2 sister to Dr Fager

Aspidistra Horse Pedigree (

Aspidistra (horse) – American Classic Pedigrees

Aspidistra – Reines-de-Course ( has her photo

what’s up front in a family tree may have a passive role. What’s carried in behind, in the equine engine room, may exercise a greater influence in developing a horses’ aptitude.  Upgrading Thoroughbred Families – Jack Glengarry



as far as, Knicks Go (USA)



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Kosmo’s Buddy & Paynter foal (Knicks Go) & co-owner breeder Sabrina Moore.

Knicks Go USA ( Paynter, a son of Awesome Again – Kosmo’s Buddy ex- Outflanker) – Knicks Go Horse Pedigree (

Paynter. The much respected stallion stamps his mark far off as Russia – the G1 performing daughter Sovetnik !

US Top Progeny and stallion credentials here.

Paynter is out of a full sister to champ, Tiznow.

Knicks Go (USA), Breeders Classic G1 winner is set to have a stallion career. The competitive multiple G1 winner (7f – 10f) @ Longines Timeform 128, is no 1 ranked. Chapter n’ verse – genotype opens the door. Dominant predecessors are not always duplication or of linebred. But rather satisfying elements, the genetics juxtapose of ordinariness to the extraordinary shaping out.

(Les Brinsfield 2001 quote): It does little good to go through a litany of linebreeding crosses if we cannot learn how to exploit the newly gained knowledge in the future.

view the great Secretariat, point finger @ Princequillo to Barcaldine 6sx7Sx6sx6D, returned thru Papyrus/Gay Crusader/Prince Rose/ Rose Prince.

Franfreleuch (CAN) family 4-g, ancestral built (see PQ below)

refer 1) Barcaldine 2) Carbine


Knicks Go dam Kosmos’s Buddy b/m sire Outflanker dosage, 14X’s Spearmint/Carbine

Paynter: – distaff dam Tizso (USA) zoom back on Neil Gow (sired by MARCO/Barcaldine) thru Requiebro (ARG), check @ distaff Heliopolis, Worden (FR). Through the sire, Cees Tizzy, his dam line, the interest strain – arises thru Argentina blood Cuateto (ARG) traces back over to a grand-daughter of Barcaldine

  • Vice Regent (CAN) noting distaff Windfields: the Windfields daughter Victoriana via dam Iribelle to grandsire Papyrus aka Miss Marchetta, grand-daughter of Marco/Barcaldine. refer & note Windfields 7×8

Godolphin Arabian prototype 👉 Barcaldine Horse Pedigree ( and Fair Play Horse Pedigree ( @ Fair Play’s 21x’s

Man O’ War/Fair Play is an exclusive American branch of the Matchem sire line. Triple Crown winner West Australian (1850) was sent to France after 6 seasons in England, sired amongst others Solon, siring the unbeaten Barcaldine, tail male ancestor of Hurry On. Australian (West Australian) went to America early in his life and bred 3 winners of the Belmont Stakes, amongst them Spendthrift, being the sire of Hastings, who also won the Belmont Stakes and got Fair Play from Fairy Gold by Bend Or.( ref Bloodstock Breeding, Leicester)

So when a Type is undeniable… the ✅science authenticates what hot genome 💥 Knicks Go 🔥 – is science.

Knicks Go was identified. A genetic nicking program by Korean ownership identifies stallion prospects and breeding programs. This methodology an entire genome identifies prospects with high(est) potential.

Nothing can change heritage. Magic.


You can do it and you can use the same procedure to profile a mare and plan her mating before her purchase.

L. Brinsfield

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about your, Home Affairs (AUS)



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“Home Affairs has made a mess of them” – Matt Hill‘s race call (2021 Coolmore Stud Stakes)

I Am Invincible (AUS) 3yo colt Home Affairs (AUS) – distinctive racing type true – this horse undoubtedly means business.

A 2020 Inglis Easter yearling purchase at $875 k (Coolmore) one strong specimen clearly depicts a Group 1 future: & earlier as foal photo

This is a genotype to apex quality beyond. ‘Hot-lines’ aka Danzig 4sx4D, Sir Ivor 5sx5d, *Franfreluche 5dx5d, 5x’s Northern Dancer are your store-front pedigree. By introspective work ( 😉wink for experts) – there stirs deep prototype.

Prototype – genetic throw-back resurrected. They are obscure, compact with essential, critical point of difference. Rather than individuals ended, the blood receded and waited…

From the ancestral ‘3’, a racing type evolved. The ultimate thoroughbred headed by…

Matchem a Godolphin Arabian descendant. His bloodline

descendants hold the genotype.

Godolphin Arabian

born in 1724 (formerly Tb-g, now Tb-oB3b)

The horse Y chromosome as an informative marker for tracing sire lines | Scientific Reports (

Piecing together, lets uncover pointers how geno/pheno-Type fits Ultimate racing machine.

Deeper the better…get Type scrutinized to detail. Find specific individuals their omnipotent traits exclusive. They are not apparent to a conventional/algorithm model. Case in point 👇👇👇

*Fanfrelucheancestral, distaff prototype strains noting Barcaldine, with cross to Carbine + Ayrshire via grand-sire Lord Clifden+ Teddy remembering mistaken identity to grand b/m sire Bend Or (n.b. stud book still remains unchanged) additionally Voltigeur et al are very close genetic relationships thru Clemence & of Martha Lynn family.


Barcaldine –

He, the European ‘Y’ West Australian (Godolphin Arabian) where as Relic/War Relic/Man o’ War is the US branch.

Barcaldine (horse) – Wikipedia

Fanfreluche (CAN) was the cornerstone of Canada’s breeding industry & allocated her place to the Canadian Hall of Fame. Her accounts provided here.

Her blood flows to AustraliaFanfreleuch the distaff to Encosta de Lago (AUS) and subject, Home Affairs (AUS) via, b/m sire Flying Spur (AUS). Noting… Home Affairs 1/2 brother Aysar (Deep Field) has the Encosta de Lago sire/male line.

CRITERIA TO LOOK FOR i) critical-mass concentration prototype ‘across’ ii) gauge key Individual(s) towards xx carriers iii) endorse where each parental distaff has similar individuals. Discern carefully a point of convergence per female lineage inheritance.

Pull it together… Home Affairs (I am Invincible – Miss Interiors ex-Flying Spur)

The dam makes the Sire.

The dam – Miss Interiors as prior discussed per distaff strains + b/m sire Flying Spur.

The sire, I Am Invincible distaff – 10th dam daughter of Chelandry & Barcaldine son Sir Visto

. Symington son of Ayrshire

Lawrence – Wallace, son of Carbine

Kings Bench – 2x Hurry On desc. Barcaldine

Canny Lad – Triplane mare (AUS) 5sx4sx5d CARBINE study Triplane pedigree noting Barcaldine.

+ Best Wishes (mare) by Neil Gow, a Barcaldine grandson. Best Wishes grand-dam to Felicitation

Canny Lad’s sire Bletchingly from a Felstead/Spearmint/Carbine developed distaff.

Danzig – distaff notes: – FELSTEAD/Spearmint/Carbine + Hurry On desc Barcaldine. His sire Northern Dancer ex-4th dam Mother Goose by Chicle (FR) by Spearmint/Carbine

Kris – 6×6 Papyrus dam Miss Matty a Marcovil/Barcaldine desc. Papyrus also to Star Kingdom.

My Babu from dam, Sweet Lavender to Marchetta – daughter of Marco/Barcaldine desc.

Neil Gow – a Barcaldine grandson, from Chelandry found through Chateau Bouscout (FR)

Neil Gow’s name never appeared as champion maternal grandsire but the great influence exercised by his comparatively few daughters shows that they were of exceptional merit. (Bloodstock Breeding, Sir Charles Leicester)

The importance is to familiarize all individuals coming down from the main ‘bone’ prototype. Small details are relevant. Source individuals like Barcaldine & son Neil Gow. Focus the main man, ‘Matchem’, down through to modern day descendants of Hurry On et al

Further @ Pedigree Query their female family summary ‘totals’ (placed at the bottom of the chart) are ‘useful’ to examine what main strains/traits, are defining main ‘distaff contributors’ ie Franfreluche f.f. 4g @ 9 dosage @ 5 generations.

To note f.f. 1-n @ 7 dosage equates Chelandry the dam of Neil Gow (her pedigree + photo of Neil Gow!)

Home Affairs sire, I Am Invincible (AUS) female family 1-n & Zoffany (USA) f.f. 1-n

f.f. 7a @ 8 dosages (aka Invincible Spirit, Danzig, Bletchingly) thru ancestral mare Vicissitude sex-balanced 4×3 Matchem , 5x5x5 Godolphin Arabian blood

Barcaldine never knew defeat on the racecourse, and on retiring to stud got several Classic winners. He succeeded in carrying on the Matchem line to its representation by Precipitation (1933), Chamossaire (1942), (Airborne 1943), Niccolo Dell’Arca etc. (Bloodstock Breeding, Sir Charles Leicester)

@ Rosehill Trials video Home Affairs easy, relaxed, effortless


diva, Verry Elleegant (NZ)



In her own right, the remarkable star of the modern turf – her 4 L. win takes out the 2021 Melbourne Cup.

These are great racing days to remember. It was sooooo good, so genuine, so very courageous n’ bold: princess to Queen (1400m – 3200m)

  • @pedigree V.E. tribute – @ geno-factors – aka 3×3 Danehill, 4×4 sire Cotehele House he the son of the legendary producer Eight Carat female family below.

(in-set credit –

Eight Carat’s principle progenitors of all – Man O’ War male line, 2x Nearco, Djebel, plus the Hurry On line via Precipitation and Niccolo Dellarca from Nogara, noting the dam of Nearco.

Verry Elleegant with 23 strains Nogara and principal is not Nearco, for 35 strains Gainsborough (sire of Hyperion, Solario, Mah Mahal, Bobsleigh, Naic, Artists Proof).

  • It re-sorts to pro-genitor Zabeel, grand sire of V.E.
  • Imposing (AUS) by Todman – sire and male line of Hyperion & Imposing’s 2nd dam by Landau (IRE) from a Hyperion daughter Sun Chariot

Note Dominance is detail: ……Spy Song (USA) , (Balladier/Mata Hara USA) to distaff King’ Theatre IRE) where Spy Song 3×3 Peter Pan/Command/Domino with 3dx4d Hastings, grandsire Man O’ War. (refer Sir Ivor distaff 3rd dam MOW.

  • further 5th dam by Questionnaire (USA) by Sting a crest to female family 2H with 3×4 Domino. the exclusive trait f.f. 2h is also to Danehill/Danzig aka female producers Alamahoud, Natalma = 9 strains Carbine f.f. 2h. (Plus that genotype of another in similar vein, Northern Dancer, to V.E ped, 4×4.

Examine 30 strains collective across the 9c female-family representative to Cotehele House from Eight Carat, Nasrullah, Fair Trial, Royal Charger, Mahmoud.

Of fate n’ destiny, the sire Zed, a son of Zabeel is but a story rich of NZ’s farm culture.

Zed – purchased for $400k as yearling took a damaging kick when loading onwards to Australia and his career was to remain in New Zealand under the hands of Murray Baker, whom also had trained Zed’s dam Emerald Dream.

Zed (under Baker) had 4 starts for 1 win and went duly retired with a ligament strain.

As new sire @ Little Avondale Stud for fee of $500 2 exciting gallopers broke rank – Survived and Usainity, a G3, 3yo winner at Randwick. Zed unfortunately was also a producer of late-maturing progeny and there was the problem.

He left Little Avondale for stallion duty onwards to a South Canterbury farm, Erewhon Station, there to be bred with Clydesdales, & draft horses yet he further maintained his impact as ‘breeder’. (See photo here. )

It was Stud-master Mark Corcorcan of Grangewilliam Stud (Wanganui) whom saw onwards potential, versatility and Zed’s siring ability was to prove him right.

Zed Em’ – steeple chaser and winner at Sth Australia Oakbank 33 starts, 12 wins.

Irish Flame – 2020 Ballarat Cup winner

Jimmy Mac – NZ Cup winner (3200m)

Rubusto – 2021 Avondale Cup (NZ-G2,2400m,Ellerslie) & 2020 Metropolitan Trophy (NZ-L,2500m,Riccarton)

Further progeny results & stats view here

Yes, Zed’s siring triumph, to his daughter Verry Elleegant a Melbourne Cup winner, a Caulfield Cup winner, a Oaks winner et al, 10 Group 1’s…and below👇 way-back-then the 2yo starlet on debut, at Avondale trials (June 2018), running 2nd of 7.


Flying with, the Argentina bloodline



Argentina Breeding & Racing has extensive history and its steady development & growth became world recognised. The first volume of the Argentine stud book was published 1893.

Ormonde, Diamond Jubilee and Bahram. Derby winner Blue Peter’s full brother Full Sail; the brilliant quality – Cyllene, Rustom Pasha, Gulf Stream, Advocate, Aristophane, Tracery, Copyright, The Yurarja, are famous stallion names with stud careers there.

The criteria of stallions to be middle distance performers, or have a middle distance pedigree – as governed by Argentine Pattern of Racing, and this took base to the European model.

It was @ Gran Premio Carlos Pellegrini – the Triple Crown equivalent when in 1966 came a neat medium-sized chestnut horse by Aristophanes with physicality of his grandsire, Hyperion. Forli was acclaimed one of the greatest performers ever bred in Argentina – a brilliant and relentless galloper who was a front-runner. After his Triple Crown performances Forli was sold to US, a syndication headed by Bull Hancock of Claiborne and there became a leading stallion of the 1970’s.

The bloodlines that worked to Argentina & of Argentine bloodstock should not be miscalculated. The ‘rich’ environment factors, astute articulate breeding to strictest performance criteria. Yet it did fall apart. Economic and social unrests, added by government interference, the Argentine breeding depleted and there by, dispersed to US interests.

Petare – a sprinter of high-class for his 35 wins of 94 starts & later, exported to USA producing son Sadair a very fast 2 year old. Sadair produced Pampered Miss, bred by Nelson Bunker Hunt and did her racing in France. One of her progeny came to Waikato Stud in New Zealand. Notably, Petare is also same, female family – acclaim, George Washington (BRZ)

  • Another to Sadair’s progeny Torrejon (VEN) a multiple G1 performer in Venezuela.

The French bred and 1976 St Leger, Coronation Cup winner Crow (Exbury) from the Argentina mare Carmosina (hers also Forli’s dam line) later exported to the US.

Typical breeding went through the most powerful bloodlines of the ‘day’. They were Seductor, Sideral, Tourbillon through Timor, Pronto & Utopico and Hyperion through Aristophanes.

Secretariat’s rival commemorate the great ‘Sham’ by Pretense by Endeavour (ARG), son of British Empire & genetics spun classic success immortal

(further references here) .

*Endeavour also produced US champion 2 yo colt Porterhouse, US handicap champion Prove It, Oaks winner mare Big Effort, Champion Handicap Male & 12 year North American track record holder Pretense sire of the wonderful mare Fall Aspen Fall Aspen, producer of Timber Country (USA) + Fort Wood (USA) sent to Sth Africa and sire of 10 G1 winners, amongst these Triple Crown winner Horse Chestnut .
Fall Aspen daughter Colorado Dancer (dam of Dubai Millennium (GB) sire of Dubawi (IRE) )+ Bianconi (champion 3yo sprinter in Ireland –sent to Australia)

Dubawi Horse Pedigree (

2021 winners listed below ✅

Fitzcarraldo (ARG) – grandsire to Fanny Doll dam of Fanciful (ARG) 2021 GP Gilberto Lerena (Arg-G1)

Multiple G1 performer in Argentina – Strategos (ARG) (1000m – 2000m) noting the broodmare sire, Candy Ride (ARG) & the sire of Gun Runner (USA) – the sire G1 filly Echo Zulu (5×5 Tatan (ARG) & colt Gunite (3×3 Giant’s Causeway)

Equal Stripes (ARG) sire of multiple G1 performer *Tetaze (ARG) (2000m) (Tetaze Video + more Equal Stripe ped’s. below)

Carta Embrujada 2yo & 3yo G1 filly winner (1600m) her sire Storm Embrujada (ARG) possessing those powerful influences, as above commented to inclusive of the great progenitor Penny Post (ARG)

Argentina champion miler Lord At War (ARG) broodmare sire of WAR EMBLEM, PIONEER OF THE NILE, MASTER COMMAND, PURIM, E DUBAI, RAVEN’S PASS, VRONSKY.

Internationally raced, G1,2,3 winner by b/m sire Lord At War – the mare Icon Project (USA) – a breeder with Europe’s finest stallions Frankel & Dubawi

(n.b. to Australasian breeders, the Lord At War (ARG) blood carries through Coolmore Stud stallion, Circus Maximus (Galileo), standing at Windsor Park Stud (New Zealand) for stud fee $20k)

Global markets breathe bench-mark, commercial & shuttled stallions. What assorts difference is of course those dam lines. If, too many similarities and what goes ahead (if not already) surrounds the critical depression curve and by another’s good thoughts “smothering the breed with a mudslide of uniformity” thereof, future generations undifferentiated.

To make the steps, adjust, it demands extraordinary drive, willingness to experiment of type, what chisels breeding innovative. The well-worn principle ‘Selective outcrossing between the best bloodlines evolved in widely contrasting environments offers an opportunity for exploiting…heredity by establishing new and possibly favourable gene combinations.’

Utilizing the former discipline to breeding, these established bloodlines – TB vigour, its properly dynamic advantageous.

HERE below, are a number of pedigrees to screen.

– pedigree Hush Girl (ARG) noting her sire line to Damascus, the Teddy descendant noticing to the numerous & international infusion(s).

Another international bred source – Invasor (ARG) broodmare sire of – 3 yo filly Going Global (IRE)

4yo Arg G 1 filly – Wild Ones Horse Pedigree (

Agnes Gold (Sunday Silence) place-getter filly – Demi Moore Horse Pedigree (

Candy Stripes USA) sire-son Equal Stripes (ARG) G1 producer: Balompie Horse Pedigree (

Keane Horse Pedigree (

Tetaze video


everywhere, anywhere: Going Global (IRE)




here come, international bloodlines, ‘type untouchable’ – 3yo filly Going Global (IRE).

Going Global – a multiple G3 & G1 winner Del Mar Oaks (US) – 10 starts for 6 wins racing in Ireland and U.S.

In-breeding is not the case here. An outcross pedigree, classic quality detail is evident for any to reflect correct disciplines of pedigree & breeding analysis.

Her sire Mehmas (IRE) the leading first crop sire in Europe from Wrood (US) a mare by broodmare sire Invasor (ARG) by Candy Stripes, his dam lines are Argentine bloodlines supreme. (take note: forthcoming a hefty topic ….. Argentine and Brazil bloodlines, their branches stem from greatest inheritances ever, so stay tuned!)

I view inbreeding or even linebreeding is not always sum total breeding; modern lines ‘guess-work’. However to observe increasingly, the wider opening of true international cross, the vital higher hybrid is indispensable. I’m gonna say … employing from much wider international branches from era’s ‘inexhaustible’ elite, truest genetic material is essential.

Jump through the multiple lines and size dominant potent factor(s) contribution, what sharpen to upgrade pedigree and particularly to dam’s predecessors the classic building influences.

Anywhere, anytime….I’ve long been the biggest fan of Kris (Sharpen Up) (3rd dam sire). Kris the unbeaten 2yo 2-time Champion European Miler: 1979, 1980. Strip back and find the melding, bountiful genes what echo respectfully any better? A breeder cannot deny those throw-backs akin, Papyrus 6dx6d or Blandford 6dx6Dx8D, Hurry On 7sx7D and inheritance to the modern era stallions to his ie I am Invincible (AUS)(AUS), Kingman (GB), Territories (IRE) & Charm Spirit (IRE), Wrote (IRE) down under (N.Z) equal

– yet the genetic proto-type sits further deep, the invincible, invisible non-classified trait. This our TBL discovery to female family 5i . Hoist the Flag 6sx7D (Machiavellian & Invasor (ARG) + Kris/Sharpen Up trait female family 5i. I believe it is their cross co-contribution which sources the success to this filly’s outcrossing; to satisfy not only speed, but tempo and gait superior efficiency. It is generic combo- concentration instead of solely applying inbreeding 2x Kris as has been to siblings from dam Wrood. notice & review, Mitbaahy (Profitable) & Finans Bay (Kodiac)

It is an exciting pedigree and joy to understand key classic contributors that keep on marching from distance. They are as below….

  • the remarkable 10x strains *Ksar, namely Tourbillon (Djebel) Wood Violet, Formor, Thor, Madgi Moto.
  • 7th dam the Hurry On son/sire the great Precipitation (5x) to the 10x Hurry On.
  • 25x Hyperion viz. Rockefella, daughter Lighthearted, Quendom, Cipayo, Prominer.

For those above and always come above… we can surely recognise the bloodline fortress, broodmare sire Invasor (ARG). His performance & record has true guts – the accounts Invasor (ARG) | National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame (

It’s often critiqued their order, classical blood, are just too far back for influence. Really? It is a scientific view, mutation are averaged to 11.6 generations, then also are the markers to haplotype.

Haplotype mapping may be setting the way to re-working sire and dam compatibility yet noticing relevant sweet spots of dam lines to each parent distaff displays a powerful dynamic beyond itself. Such is the case Sir Gaylord (Mehmas distaff) the daughter Gay France & dam Wrood 5th dam Habitee (Habitat/Sir Gaylord). There are 5 Sir Gaylord strains collective, additionally Sir Ivor, (Green Desert, Shareef Dancer), Society Column (n.b. Invasor distaff)

Textbook stuff.

Going Global as yearling (photo)

Mehmas | Tally Ho Stud

Invasor (horse) – American Classic Pedigrees


acclaim, George Washington (BRZ)



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On our side of the globe we don’t engage much to brilliancy; South America’s breeding lines and its racing. However we should take note. US, & European with theirs, the international bloodlines.

The focus & advancement of a robust competitive, powerful stayer type is traditional set.

Their generations reflect, built from classic true – individuals around Tesio’s era aka Tracery, Rocksand, Fairway, Donatello.

The Breeding thrusts strict selectivity principles: soundness, merit, development, cultivated on lands rich minerals.

Our TBL subject: – an entire horse that takes his racing campaign with guts of a war-horse is George Washington (BRZ) – recent winner, 2021 GP Brazil, 2400m. Also honoured as Brazil’s leading 3yo colt 2018-19 8 wins of 28 starts.

Pedigree here George Washington by Redattore(BRZ) from Princess Carina (BRZ) by Know Heights (IRE)

 @ genotype George is the outcross bred.

This alike & as was, the breeding advisory of German-born USA bloodstock agent John Aiscan whom being also an apprentice of Tesio when a young man. – (ref. Upgrading Thoroughbred Families by Jack Glencarry 1995).

The article by John Aiscan does not mince words for Tesio not only master, but wise teacher.

To come down thru grand-dam genetics dagger… Heavenly Dancer (BRZ) the 3 female dosages Planetaria by Penny Post (ARG) an enormous genetic Argentinian influence . Penny Post pedigree here

Penny Post the Rock Sand/Tracery male line – the 9x St Angela dam of St Simon – distaff thru to Musket and 3×4 Melbourne. No wonder he was genetic-gold entire!

Penny Post’s daughter Planetaria – f.f. 3O dam of El Centauro (ARG) (n.b. stood in Japan ’74 – 1981), a mare of old-gold.

George’s sire Redattore (BRZ) also the outcross of female family 1-x, the famed Striking family by War Admiral.

Redattore past away May 2021 but left his …… G1 champion miler Kapo di Tutti, G1 performers Olimpo (2000m), Editore, Tizon g1 winner in Uruguay, Real Secret, mare Zara (1600 – 1800m)

Indeed compelling to learn of another genetic giant like Argentinian bred, Penny Post. Not only supremacy for his Integrity lasting….. Penny Post (credit below)

School of Jockey Apprentices of the Jockey Club – Hipódromo de San Isidro- Bs As- Argentina: Penny Post (1945, ARG) the crack of the ’40s (

most influential names in pedigrees have a very powerful linebreeding content themselves – super prepotent sires & dams

Upgrading Thoroughbred Families – Jack Glengarry


rock n’ roll: Sierra Sue (NZ)



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With every reason to further comprehend genotype integrity; the distinction(s) between investment breeding products, or scoring well at the low-end, sings the praise of a solid purchase.

A paltry $2000 purchase, turns out G1 product over 1400m.

Before n’ After

Sierra Sue (NZ) – a 5 yo mare is categorically the grand example to where/how/why genetics work through critical mass, mitochondrial DNA to focus the dam. The focal points are specifics, where IT happens ie Wilkes 5sx5Dx6D

Sierra Sue (NZ) by Darci Brahma from Centree (Centaine)

Sierra Sue Horse Pedigree (

Vain 4dx5D – Wilkes by Court Martial (CM lines 6S x 6D x 7d x 7D x 8D x 8D via Lyphard, Truly Vain + Wilkes.

Come the marvellous superior – their genetics ‘govern’ to note Centree’s broodmare sire, Centaine by Century in geno- frame is undoubtedly, a My Babu conduit.

Pathway genetics = potent progenitors

Add in Wilkes, add in Star Kingdom, add in Hyperion one can’t beat those rock n’ rollers of pedigrees.

Enjoy good times.

on a: Native Trail (GB)



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  • Native Trail (Oasis Dream) a big powerful bay colt & goes another talent for Godolphin racing.

3 starts for 3 wins this two year old epitomizes savvy raw. As foal, big on ‘type’, he went sold for 50k (euros) then @ Craven Breeze-Up, 210K gns & purchased on Godolphin’s behalf.

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As cornerstone of today’s modern thoroughbreds, breed-shaper Northern Dancer. His line-bred duplications at times misjudged, where ‘he’ alone, rather than placed ‘with’ distaff dam lines, are the potent pedigree plan.

Nature Trail – 4S x 5S x 7D x 5d x *7D x *5D Northern Dancer with, 5s x 5S x 7D Never Bend are main-trunk lines & Northern Dancer’s dam Natalma hallmark geno.

Thanks to Canadian born circles, I went alerted Northern Dancer was not born till late May (Feb/March foals). This was largely due to N.D’s dam Natalma, per her 3 year filly racing campaign ending with injury. Another quick decision thereafter to have Natalma covered immediately by Nearctic. (ref. Natalma | Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame).

Well, that is breed shaping for you!

Native Trail from an unraced dam to family 4-f ; further tracing back to 4th dam Populi, a good producer of 14 foals 10 winners. Populi greatest – Vanlandingham (USA) – a US champion older male later exported to Saudi Arabia.

Its worthy to note Olympia, 7sx7D, a grand-son of Hyperion and Spy Song 8dx7d from wonderful Mata Hari. And closer in Nijinsky 6Dx4d, as goes to the 3rd dam sire.

(n.b. Native Trail’s dam Needleleaf is full sister G1 sprinter African Rose (Observatory) & was trained in France. Another full sister Helleborine (GB) is dam of Calyx (Kingman) – the Coolmore stallion stands in Australia)

It is quite a family….

Though it may appear insignificant… don’t ever ignore distaff line back Carbine + 2x Musket. They called ‘them’, the Musket breed, duly winning ‘tough’ – Melbourne and Caulfield cups and 4x Australian sire. Mega dominant – read Carbine/Spearmint et al, the natural win, Nature Strip (AUS) & cool n’ easy: Incentivise (AUS) and Martha’s daughters…family 2-h

How do these infuse to Native Trail? Look to Felstead 7sx9s – Bull Dog 7x strains & full brother Sir Gallahad 4x strains from Plucky Leige (f.f.16a) by Spearmint/Carbine (family 2-h)

*Native Trail – he’s just a likeable lad – as you shall see on FB link Haras d’Haspel – Posts | Facebook


cool n’ easy: Incentivise (AUS)



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– from maiden to Makybe Diva Stakes G1 winner (G1) over a space 5 months – the Australian 5yo bay gelding by Shamus Award is talk of the racing community.

His farm nick name is ‘Splinter’ – worth-a-read story where ugly-duckling grows swan to home breeding development and to his deceased dam. Read a great article here.

To subjects genotype & prototype : the natural win, Nature Strip (AUS) the factors, Spearmint lines thru familial distaffs and of similarity, comes around to Incentivise (Shamus Award – Miss Argyle) .

NotingIncentivise 6th dam Phrygia distaff by Felstead/Spion Kop/Spearmint. Coronation Boy grand- dam Wild Mint by Spearmint, 15x Nogara from Catnip by Spearmint via Nearco & Niccolo dellarco – 12x Plucky Leige by Spearmint 12x via Sir Gallahad, Bull Dog. A good reminder Danzing is distaff, 3rd dam Felstead.

Of further remarkable interest is Spearmint’s daughter Bathing Girl exported to USA. Two generations later the dam produces Hall of Fame US chestnut sire Eight Thirty & broodmare sire of Hold Your Peace (USA).

Felstead 9sx7D expand 10 strains Spearmint

  • it’s remarkable to see Incentivise’s Hyperion line-bred @ 26 strains greater balance v. Nearco’s 18. However Hyperion’s dam Selene @ 21 strains through her 3 sons Hyperion, Pharamound, Sickle indicates she is the further genetic power.
  • Spokes wheel inner, this is Star Kingdom: to the old road: Star Kingdom (IRE) 5 strains via Biscay, Kaoru Star, Noholme, Fairy Stream. The SK male line to Incentivise grand-dam, Precious Pearl. Plus broodmare sire Iglesia, the SK male line to dam-daughter Yodells & grand-dam Yodelling Lady. Incentivise sire Shamus Award, SK male line to the granddam Finito Fling. This is a distinct arrangement, core genetic-carriage, familial daughters distaff has the refining practice.
  • Further thru genetic layers that of ‘nicks’; Star Kingdom to Spearmint, resting with Carbine (sire of Spearmint) by Star Kingdom’s broodmare sire Concerto (GB) from dam line, noting granddam by Carbine.

The concentration of speed in the parents of Star Kingdom and so signally expressed in his own performances and progeny had a revolutionary impact on the Australian thoroughbred.

Peter Willetts – The Classic Racehorse

potent degrees of speed n’ stamina are rightly, unique


the natural win, Nature Strip (AUS)



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What a racehorse – pure speed perfection.

Nature Strip earnings to date come $A8million plus. @ Inglis 2016 yearling sales the chestnut yearling passed in at $90K, for a $120k reserve.

View more info and yearling photo here

Nature Strip Horse Pedigree ( (Nicconi (AUS) – Strikeline (AUS)

Uncovering his strains reveals a lot to genetic wonders of thoroughbred breeding.

Nature Strips broodmare sire Desert Sun – an ‘eye of the storm’. Desert Sun’s pedigree outcross are classic Blandford multiples mixed to Lady Josephine speed factors.

Desert Sun – sire of the great New Zealand & Australian Hall of Fame champion mare Sunline (NZ) and broodmare sire to unbeaten champion mare, Black Caviar (AUS) & her half brother sire, All Too Hard (Casino Prince) notably the sire of Alligator Blood, Behemoth, Demonitization, Wellington and the filly, Forbidden Love. Also b/m sire of 4yo stallion Poland (So You Think) for 2 G3 wins, where Poland’s distaff is same female-family to Sunline.

Desert Sun, sire of La Bella Dema (NZ) a mare of G1 class & mare, Our Egyptian Raine (NZ) G1 Australian sprinter.

A true honest producer, Desert Sun ‘get’ may be best thought as tough, determined.

Nature’s Strip sire – Nicconi a fair modest sire of G1 bridesmaid filly Lankan Star & gelding Sirconni a G2 & G3 performer to 4 wins & also, 7x Stakes wins, chestnut gelded Quatronic.

Nature’s Strip dam, the distaff reveals remarkable factors where 6th dam, is daughter of Nearco. 3rd dam by Zamazaan (FR) champion sire of stayers in Australian and New Zealand, has 4×4 son & daughter by Nearco, & thereafter pedigree comes running back through Nearco sons. This template exercises the preferred refinement via female daughters, not sons.

@ TBL – *it is strongly considered Nearco’s dam Nogara to her dam Catnip by Spearmint by Carbine was the ‘most’ responsible factor to Tesio’s earliest selection choice of family & dam line. Spearmint also runs to Danzig’s dam line (3rd dam) by Felstead/Spion Kop/Spearmint & plus, Bletchingly (AUS) via his 3rd dam. Also broodmare sire, Desert Sun has 6th dam by Felstead/Spion Kop/Spearmint and again, Pre-Emptive Strike (CAN) 5th dam by Felstead/Spion Kop/Spearmint. They are all female, dam factor inheritance.

(@ TBL *copyright information* credit back to writer & site)

Spearmint was the 1906 Epsom Derby winner

Of further interest are Nature Strips dam strain(s) by female family 1P (foundation family of Astor stud, UK).

family 1P distaff per Nature Strip: Pre-Emptive Strike (CAN) and Wilwyn (GB) son of Pink Flower (Oleander GER) from Plymstock daughter of Winkipop 1 n’ same broodmare sire family of the great Phar Lap.

Also family 1P the distaff to Black Caviar & plus to her pedigree – 3×4 Vain by Wilkes by Court Martial from dam Instantaneous of the 1P family.

As we watch Nature Strip, we may further marvel those Bloodlines he carries.


who is: Vita Da Mamma (CHI)



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3yo bay filly Vita Da Mamma (CHI) (Seeking the Dia (USA) – Testarudala ex- Stuka) pedigree. Chilean Guineas 1600m (G1) & Clasico Arturuo Lyon Pena (G1) winner

Her pedigree has big history: New Zealand bred infusion by name Brokers Tip (NZ) by SummerTime by Precipitation.

Brokers Tip (NZ) from NZ colonial family C25 – 3×5 Hurry On – performed in New Zealand, Australia, US & Canada and became a sire in Chile. He produced some good daughters where Bordada (CHI) is Vita da Mamma’s 4th dam.

Brokers Tip grand-daughter, produced a high-class Guineas performer Triple Joy (CHI), & as dam, produced Tabita (Proud Citizen) (G2 winner) + sprinter Tobri (Castle Gandolfo)10 wins from 18 starts + G2 performer Tobrita (Stormin Fever) 4 wins from 20 starts.

Having prior commented to alternative bloodline infusions, high integrity south americas temple-breeding manner has ‘Thy ONE’ – Penny Post (ARG), strain El Centauro (ARG) per the 5th dam Greek Glory (ARG).

Penny Post (ARG) photo credit/info School of Jockeys Apprentices of the Jockey Club – Hipódromo de San Isidro- Bs As- Argentina: Penny Post (1945, ARG) the crack of the ’40s (

Of his account – Penny Post (ARG) was ‘giant’: a genetic book, line & verses, rewriting bloodlines through Argentina, Chile and Peru where his modern day success bloodline appears through Brazil’s champion 3yo colt and multiple 2000m -2400m G1 winner George Washington (BRZ) 3x strains Penny Post daughter – Planetaria (ARG), dam of El Centauro (ARG).

The intrigue continues far… its those Italian bloodlines, Tesio’s ‘stamp’ and home-breeding cross lines, arising through the German-bred sire Brecher (GER) exported to Argentina and there a leading sire; and broodmare sire, G3 sprinter Mocito Serio.

From there the cross heads to US bloodlines; there what dominates homogozity nucleus pattern is the family 8C, Vita Da Mamma’s distaff + Storm Cat’s distaff (Terlingua) + family 13C via Seattle Slew, Mr Prospector to distaff Myrtlewood


baby its: Showtime (AUS)



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New breeding season – ‘how’ does one really take impression to a quality sire?

Slick reasons are many & should any sire capture interest its good reason to examine.

Tho’ quality goes well enough more you give genotype the attention, better it gets.

Genetic doors swing wide open, revolve and specifics are the greater window.

Today’s subject – chestnut stallion Showtime (AUS) by Snitzel from Fridais ex-Timber Country (USA) unfolds a genotype pedigree – one which wins me over. (and no, there is no pony of mine in this race)

He is striking – almost certainly a ‘true’ breeder, ‘mover’ upgrader and of course, no need to further acclaim his sire, the great 4x Australian Champion sire, Snitzel (Redoute’s Choice).

Amongst all racehorse TB’s & of bloodlines, Showtime surely begs an interesting appeal. We’ll focus on Showtime’s dam (as below) to review fresh lines into the breeding mix, (hybrid vigour) additionally strains not often seen.

I would say his dam is an essay, a discovery, for breeding is not make n’ model reproduction without reflecting carefully laid principles, the key.

shrewd knowledge pockets good quality – handsome is, handsome does Showtime (AUS) is the way of the future

there He was… Showtime with the airs of an equine aristocrat

The ‘way’ a Stallion speaks, the pedigree shall also. He carries individuality, the eye surveys, the strong neck, withers, shoulder depth, sloping croup, strong lithe bone; that IT factor… it (he) esssentially, speaks character.

‘Tis the familial ‘cradle’ which rocks.. New Zealand influences of mightiest ancestry refusing to empty.

Geneticists suggest these may necessarily not have effect? hmmm, really?

To Showtime’s 5th dam Kalimera (NZ) pinpoints origin. These are the 7 strains of Musket (Nightmarch, Nordenfeldt, Pink Coat, Carbine, Spearmint)

Next built-in, the strains to Alycidon and Luthier/Klairon (FR) aka the highly distinguishable family 1-W, the eminent Marchetta line, spine and TB back-bone.

Familial genetics the great link between Marchetta & another Miss Matty where their sire-line is Marcovil/Marco. The great influential sire-line to Papyrus (Princequillo, Ribot, Star Kingdom, Urban Sea & more exclusive individuals…)

Navigating to south americas where dam infusions find acquaintance to South America’s tapestry bloodlines: stalwart breeders by generations upon fertile mineral rich land. They’re disciplined with exceptional diligence to robust lines, utilizing and rebuilding to their product & brand functional. There’s is the exceptional hybrid vigour recipe shaping back through – well into classic, vigorous blood.

First Norman (USA) Showtime’s grand-dam sire, is in sum total, an Americas alternative to Sundridge inheritance type & his, the original source of speed. First Norman’s sire Cougar (CHI) 5×5 Solario where First Norman has,+ 5×5 Mumtaz Begum.

First Norman (USA), grand-dam sire – photo credit

Broodmare sire Timber Country (USA) a champion 2 yo – 4×5 Swaps (Khaled/Hyperion) & note sire of the chestnut gelding Eremein (ex-Marrego by Marscay), a performer over 1100m to 2400m +++ 2005 Australian Derby winner and 2006 BMW (2400m) winner.

The take on Showtime has just this…when genetics timely arise, they sharpen unexpectantly, hence your hybrid vigour.

Snitzel’s genetic inclination to Star Kingdom factors gains clarity where classic blood dominates. ie First Norman Solario and Swaps aka Hyperion speed/stamina in balance.

I’m thinking… advisory breeding complementary broodmares: –I am Invincible, targeting Kris/Sharpen Up (i.e. 4×5 Hyperion + 1 Felstead/Spion Kop/Spearmint/Carbine/

Lonhro – Hyperion factors + Klarion

Dundeel – note Targui (FR) 3×4 Tourbillon + Dundeel’s 5th dam by Red Mars/Hyperion comparing, Showtime’s 5th dam Kalimera by Red Jester by Red Mars (Hyperion)!

always take a look beneath the surface – …(185) Showtime – First Foals Premiere This Spring – YouTube

more info @ Showtime – Arrowfield

Other – Timber Country (horse) – American Classic Pedigrees


glory to G1 French bred



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Glory is flying with two French bred Group 1 winners Skalleti (FR) and Sisfanan (FR); each relate by sire, Kendargent (GB).

First, 6yo grey gelding Skalleti (FR) winner of last 4 starts, most recent in Munich, the Grosser Dallmayr-Preis. Skalleti is by Kendargent & Kendargent the broodmare sire, to chestnut colt, Sisfanan (Ishfahan) a 2021 Deutsches Derby winner.

Skaleeti (FR) winner 1600m – 2000m – 21 starts for 16 wins @ 5 international Racing venues.

Skaleeti flies, the winner (2000m) Grooser Dallmayr-Preis G1 video

Sire, Kendargent (GB) started his stallion career as a super, super modest sire – kind of a no-where man, he fired to super dynamic G1 sire producer & more so spectacularly, a remarkable broodmare sire. Praise.

Kendargent: – 3×4 Kalamoun, (French 2000 guineas, Prix Lupin, Prix Jacques le Marois) the son of Zeddaan, son of Grey Sovereign, son of Nasrullah. Noting Grey Sovereign’s grandson sire Caro, factors Kendargent’s broodmare sire Linamix (FR). Further Nasrullah multiples unravel – genetic relationships Nasrullah via Grey Sovereign, Nearul, Nantallah, (Kendor’s female distaff) Bold Ruler added to that Kalamoun distaff has Fair Trial overall 7 strains, Mumtaz Begum

” in turf history… Nasrullah would dramatically influence the breed for speed” Grey Sovereign was England’s leading sire of two year olds in 1958 and 1961 and 2nd on the Sire’s List 1960. Ken McLean. Designing Speed in the Racehorse
Kendargent – Kalamoun – Palarvia – 5sx6d

Skaleeti: – as per discussed sire Kendargent, provision of distinguished traits belonging @ the ‘speed’ family 9C. Dam Skallet (FR) is a 1900m – 2100m performer. More Nasrullah strains arrive, via A P Indy. The family 9C genetic scope ranges to Migoli his daughter La Malaguena the 7th dam of Skaleeti, Abernant (Solicitor) & plus, loading thru 7 strains of Fair Trial + Royal Charger. Neat as a pin.

The second subject – Sisfanan is a chestnut colt sired by Isfahan (GER) with siring line back to Shirley Heights/Mill Reef/Never Bend from dam Lalun (Djeddah) & unfortunately closest we shall ever get to the extinct Djebel male line.

sizzling Sisfanan, watch (168) DEUTSCHES DERBY 2021 | Sisfahan | Hambourg-Horn | Groupe 1 – YouTube

Sisfanan’s sire, Isfahan (Ger), also a Deutsches Derby winner and his sire, Lord of England (Ger) a 3yo German top-rated individual. They undoubtedly quality breeding sires, competitive producers and these genetics, not to be underestimated.

Stars in my eyes – Sisfanan (FR) an exciting colt & undoubtedly, a potential sire’s pedigree – easily the ‘siring’ house of full working order & a truly exciting prospect ahead.

Danehill free too….

Sisfanan has 5x5x4 Sharpen Up, + follow up Kendargent as above.

Of Kendargent produce, son and stallion Goken (FR) a dual G3 winner, and hot supplier of early producing 2yo winners. Namely, to his: – filly, Livachope , gelding Go Atheletico, colt Axdavali .

Goken’s fee started at 5k euros, with an increase to 15k euros.

Credit – Facebook Hara deColleville

Kendargent – a grey’fireball’ of genetics true with all kudos to astute French breeders.

Photo & Credits – Kendargent @ Hara De Colleville

Kendargent Facebook page – Kendargent | Facebook


Delivered by – Courier Wonder (NZ)



elsewhere – discussions come n’ go re: selections to using fresh-man sires.

What goes??? the performance, the quality of the racing individual, or other testimony to breeding capability as sire?

What gives way is the genetic makeup & how it may carry through.

Naturally the mare is other half of the equation.

Utilizing inbreeding, linebreeding relativity is also reviewing what stamping type model shall progress ‘character’ further.

Today’s example to the Unbeaten winner of 5 starts, gelded Hong Kong sprinter Courier Wonder (NZ) – a NZ Bloodstock yearling purchase by John Foote Bloodstock $150,000

By deceased sire Sacred Falls (NZ) – a 3×5 Centaine (Century) template (noting ‘perfect’ female carrier position), let’s reconcile why dominant characters govern. This is the destiny of genetics.

What choice to? What trait ideal ‘selecting’ ? -the complete complexity of all those furthest individuals raining down through pedigree.

Courier Wonder thru haplotype (ie. female family 14c collective) could represent foundational homozygous fashion.

For mine its trotting out via My Babu (Djebel) carried thru female carriage consistent. ie 6th dam grand-sire My Babu.

Centaine/Century/Better boy/ My Babu

Savannah Success from female distaff My Babu

Sir Tristram, granddam All my Eye by My Babu

Iguazu 3×3 Century et al

– to push validation – the My Babu (Djebel dynasty via Djeddeh daughter Lalun ie Never Bend/Miss Reef) all shall come into sharp focus.

The other and never of any less… Star Kingdom line through Bletchingly/ Todman and Canny Lad.

Once again (in this case) it is not planning the pedigree, but where-to Identification; what Type may be representative ‘true’ of such mating.

Courier Wonder (NZ) has full sister Icebath (NZ) she 20 starts for 3 wins.

A video of Courier Wonder’s racing ability here.

Courier Wonder race record here

Older TBL notes to Sacred Falls here and here


ozzy good: Highly Decorated (AUS)



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Sing n’ praise – the vintage bred pedigrees: a little nuggety 5 yo gelding Highly Decorated shows his ability to run from 1300m to 2050m and become people’s champ to the 2021 Great Northern Darwin Cup.

On topic, another to Danehill (3×4) yet Highly Decorated- his 7 straight wins shall explode theory n’ stat modelling of what is true breeding perfect?

As always ‘was’ – the mare’s genetics are the ‘Thing’, the consideration of what genetic layers as distaff, as built through.

The sleeping dragons Idomenoo (Alycidon) via distaff + Stratum/Luskin Star 6dx5d.

Star Kingdom 8Dx6Dx6D via Mighty Kingdom, Luskin Star, Canny Lad

The infinite, ineffable favourite to any pedigree anyplace, anytime: Djebel/Tourbillon where reproduced – Levandou (FR), Irish River, Never Bend, Targui.

What a mare to own.

Highly Decorated, to his sire Epaulette (AUS) by Commands.

Again the demo: – greatness is the genetic families come via the dam. Epaulette’s dam, a famous German family ‘rich’ to 2yo, 3yo German champion Anna Paola (GER).

Anna Paola – 5th dam of Godolphin’s Frankel 3yo colt and Epsom Derby winner Adayar (Frankel – Anna Salai).

More info to german breeding – Gestüt Röttgen family here

Highly Decorated (AUS) , the winners taste. Due photo credit/acknowledgement: Face book @ Darwin Turf Club


Danehill inbred: Lucky Patch (NZ) upshot



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Danehill inbreeding has once again been on social media airwave.

Statistics to inbreed Danehill has the exercise unproductive.

Additionally science places tsunami in-breeding can affect populations breeding future.

More questions & judges want clarity… ‘there are winners inbred to Danehill’

For opinions sake only …. we’re not too fussed to inbred Danehill models i.e. by 3rd remove. Nevertheless, curiosity is a better option.

Every call has a first-up impression. Over the other-side, hard-line statistics call it out.

Whilst Danehill was Australasian 90’s breed-shaper, we’re assuming the 20 years +, has ‘over corrected’ (the pendulum; balance of genetic). This scenario is through popularized breeding objectives: early maturing sprinter material, arrives model, genotype/phenotype standard. But there is an overdone dilemma. Was it intended?

you cannot change the morphology from one hour to the next without unfortunate losses in every way(Gilberto Junqueria)

‘show the past, the selection, our horse and to alert to loss of characteristics of the pure- that which had occurred in recent years‘ (Gilberto Junqueria)

On pedigree matters – it is to a greater Understanding where greater influences arise.… pure Dominance.

Pure … overthrow everything else from the hybrid-nature thoroughbred. (That is Tesio lore…)

Let’s review an in-bred Danehill subject: – Lucky Patch (NZ) 4yo bay gelding Lucky Patch Horse Pedigree (

Lucky Patch (El Roca) 3×3 inbred Danehill broke a 14 year old record at Sha-Tin.

Its all Lucky Patch racing video here.

2018 Gold Coast National Yearling Sale (AUD$40K purchase) secured

Lucky Patch (NZ). Earnings AUD$35,100 + HKD$5,875,500.

Lucky Patch (NZ) formally registered as Paleontologist and was exported to Hong Kong May 2020.

The planning (selection) to what strain (akin to a genetic trail) belongs to where/how/why one attains correct Influence of pedigree often, the Masters Touch.

Direct nearest influences, the mitochondrial DNA distaff has Lucky Patch’s dam Gould by Danehill Dancer.

Gould carries the distinguished ‘Big hitters’ namely Tourbillon/8Dx8Dx9d son Targui as inbred to Tourbillon. Big clue there!

– Tourbillon/Djebel thru My Baby/Clarion/Djeddah/Targui to their contemporary influences/descendants as by sire (El Roca) viz, Fastnet Rock, Rubiton (Century) X brood mare Sir Tristram, female Julioette by Targui.

This is a concentrate blueprint.

The dam, Gould has a 1/2 sister Gouldikova (AUS) by General Nediym which ran in South Africa for 19 starts, 2 wins and 6 placings. She bred the filly Good Times Roll by Time Thief for 1 win of 14 starts (South Africa).

To working out Danehill: – an old hand says…. the ‘want’ to overcook the pudding (pedigree) is often damage-done. It takes a good number of generations from ‘too much, too close’ dosages to soften back and what runs mostly, decidedly, the course ahead.

Insights to Sire El Roca recommended – confident appeal, he really ‘stands’ quality of a honest stallion.

Danehill inbreds – give chase to the Right detail!

Thanks to Janice Winterhalter & Gilberto Junqueria for material/info.

Featured Image credit & Copyright Kimberley Mcintyre @ Horses Helping Humans


Bred by Yesterday



“Nostalgic praise for the good old days is a Plant that knows no boundaries of time or space, and so it is not surprising that should also blossom on the racetracks, and even in the sheltered hot-houses of science”. Tesio

Nearco, Northern Dancer, Native Dancer the standard line-bred intensification to 2 year old precocious speed development keeps proliferating.

Of tipping points there has consequence to racing thoroughbreds – an imbalance to genetic introgression pools.

The one-line direction is not sustainable.

Nostalgic written, the celebrations and those eulogies based to stallions akin Djebel, Forli, Hyperion, Hurry On, are those fated lines. The strong pillars of ‘yesteryear’ come sparse, but for where also best quality rests. Today’s distributions carried by daughter descendants and producers.

The noble identities 'existed as residual modes of the Thoroughbred, ecologically valuable and necessary to maintain the very survival of the central aptitude'. (reference, Typology of the Racehorse - Varola).

How to renew & make lasting diversity is the necessary challenge & tomorrow’s frontier.

Where noble ‘Frames’ continue not, the solutions are somewhat, settled by a vacuous path. Race programmes may soften, shorten. By degrees.. a weaker predicament further damaging innate integrity where a greater doctrine to breeding/racing intersects.

It shall seem, blue-blooded consanguinity is abstract. Reverence by hardy classic performances cannot be cheapened. (111) Horse Racing 1971 Eclipse Stakes Sandown Mill Reef and Caro – YouTube

Federico Tesio points his finger & with an iron jaw states: “the true measure of progress is directed only toward the well-being of the individual and the preservation of the spies’.

True breeding progression is of genetic giants. It is placing their vigour back, as the construct to breeding. This parallels alongside the nature of selection.

  • The reproductive power, contrary to what some novice breeders imagine, come from an extremely slow process of purification, only achieved with time, patience, obstinacy, and firmness of concepts.*
  • The selection must be uniform and constant.*
  • The selector must keep in mind that competence shapes the forms (morphological).*

Tesio words it well…. “selection is the Element which has made the greatest contribution to developing the breed of the thoroughbred”.

To example the stern principle – the rigorous applies to South America’s Argentina, Uruguay and the top quality Brazil bred virtues. It is beautiful, brutal, tough, sensible methodology, the venerated puro sangue ingles ‘blood’ beneath.

Unfashionable, non-commercial by western terms, the gifted ‘Caro’ branch-sire line ‘high-fives’ to produce high-end, racing ability through sire T H Approval (USA) by With Approval (CAN) from Argentine mare Potrichal – T H Approval Horse Pedigree (

T.H. Approval -‘Y’ line to Caro (IRE) locks in progenitors: – Relic (War Relic, Man O War), Precipitation (Hurry On, Marcovil), Solario (Gainsborough, Sundridge) & Nasrullah.

They are ‘at best’, the formula and breeding discipline.

T. H. Approval | Progeny | Racing Post

(111) 7ºp C JARDIM 19 06 2021 – YouTube (Nobless You by T H Approval)

Noblesse You Horse Pedigree (

(111) 2ºp C JARDIM 12 12 2020 – YouTube (Nobless You)

Lepate Goose Horse Pedigree (

(111) GP Barão de Piracicaba 2017 – Lepate Goose – YouTube

Nao Da Mais Horse Pedigree (

(111) GP Derby Paulista (G1) 2019 – YouTube (Nao Da Mais)

Princess Leca Horse Pedigree (

(111) 210606 c03 PRINCESS LECA – YouTube

Quality breeding single-handedly, their slogan highlights – Haras Phillipson (@harasphillipson) • Instagram photos and videos a Love, passion for the thoroughbred.

The strong advice & good science Tesio ” one must occasionally breed to fresh strains, but always highly selected ones”

Without ‘selection’, tradition struggles, customs forgotten & indifference is neglect. The distinctive genetic-character can generate competitive racehorses above expectation.


The Thoroughbred Link thanks Gilberto Junqueira for his * advisory* quotes & with introduction to Brazil’s breeding.

For Diversity and diversification, please look over The Legacy Program Page to List.

Change, accelerate: Eduardo (AUS)



“Eduardo, brains them”

He was hobby bred – a 7 yr old gelded chestnut race horse named Eduardo (Host (CHI).

He stirs one storm of a run to the 2021 Rosehill Galaxy (1100m, G1)

@ Doomden (1200m G1) Eduardo won like a bull dog, where his trainer says “you don’t often see a horse that has so much speed and have so much fight.

Eduardo Horse Pedigree (

Our conventional belief’s radically shatter: Eduardo broken in, into training late as a 3 year old. Then took his racing to a 3rd place (equal with Nature Strip (AUS)) on Longines 121 points behind Mishriff (IRE) and Mystic Guide (USA)

One for the books, one for luck ?

No, not a flash in the pan. The boutique breeder and owner J. Kaufmann may be Australia’s wizard. Her simple appreciation, simple Likes and preferences are… nous breeding is tacitly refined.

Not always in-breeding, nor line-bred multiples …this is nature’s trick for mit DNA clustering on a pin-hole.

Stop the ‘1+1 theorem’ – the nucleus frame is not there. The pedigree has to be sieved to discover jig-saw across, tapestry of relationship.

The robust sire Host (CHI) was Chile’s champion at 2 & 3 years and Horse of the Year.

View push-button Host @ 5 years, winning the G1 Shadwell turf mile at Keeneland.

Eduardo’s sire Host (CHI) by Hussonet is the geno-nutshell, Nasrullah (3x) .

Nasrullah’s pedigree – his 2nd dam sire The Tetrarch designated female family 2o and the crown, known as racehorse nucleus speed family Mumtaz Begum/Mumtaz Mahal/Lady Josephine, to the family 9c.

  • remembering Fair Trial is the close genetic cousin. Tudor Minstrel is a genetic & distant cousin. Again, family 9c. Further noted… Aslam (FR) , Host’s 3rd dam sire is of ‘Mumtaz Begum’ family 9c.

The wider onomatopoeia relationships to the family 2o resonates by Biscay, The Tetrarch, Questionnaire, Peter Pan are all in the affinity, a genetic corridor to ancestress Marbile by Parmesan.

– Marbile’s grand-daughter notably, is Briar-Root by Springfield (his daughter and dam of Sundridge and Springfield is sire of Sainfoin). Marbile’s grand-daughter Cinderella (Hermit) producer of Peter Pan (USA) by Commando.

  • the Wizard of Dormello states “same element of harmonic vibration which determines the almost, constant success of two given strains in the race-horse” ++++ “in nature the small gives way to the large” Tesio

The inherited characters of hybrids are passed on according to the laws of inheritance, but only those which are the result of selection will reappear as selected characters in the offspring. Breeding the Racehorse/Tesio

*Eduardo with 7 career wins from 20 starts has returned over Aus$2 million, with a ROI of 71.5%.


and the money lands…



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And the money lands1st win, Miss Cartier (NZ) 3yo bay filly

Intrinsically, genetics spoke Miss Cartier (El Roca – Sacred Vow).

the money lands a NZ winner (video)

Bloodline subtlety goes deep, where less increases …

Place not always 2+2 inbred, …it is the Strike, to female Type. Admire uncommon strain lines, the invisible makes visible.

Westbury sire El Roca , a sire we greatly admire. El Roca :: Westbury (

El Roca is from same dam family, sensational Australian sprinter Redzel Horse Pedigree ( $16 million plus prizemoney – ROI 95.5%

Pump it…. 1 strain/trait known by female family 2h, utilization via Godswalk (USA), +(n.b. Godswalk – also factors to colt Farnan (Not a Single Doubt – Tallow from Street Cry.

Close them in, not out…. strains, traits, attributes are the infinite maternal.

royal cover: Royal Academy

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just like – Snowfall (JPN)




When you put those kind of pedigrees together, this is what happens – Aidan O’Brien

Snowfall’s juvenile campaign was not competitive till winning the 2021 Cazoo Oaks – her 16 length record finish alongside astute patience by jockey, Frankie Dettori.

The superior bloodlines are absolute. Snowfall Horse Pedigree (

The deceased Japan stallion Deep Impact covers the Galileo mare. She is the international sprint family aptly named Best In the World (IRE). The superiority of cross parentage cannot be matched.

Our exercise here to find those kind of pedigrees ..the power-house behind.

Before so…

  • the previous blog finds breeding today, biases speed talk. That philosophy without further sufficiency to Type, constitutional raw ‘tough’ ability is crude. The driving force, hiding back inwards, these generations shall select or encompass concentrated detail.

Mastering objectives a la Tesio, other selective determinations are given wisely.

Tesio stipulates 1) Without the machine breaking down 2) selected for their ability, 3) to withstand the terrific impact of speed” –  Tesio Breeding the Racehorse.

However beyond this, Tesio remains aloof. He is looking at a certain Type, a certain ability.

… he goes experimenting with geno and phenotype – “this fruit is not like the others” Tesio observes.

Tesio – a smart tactician declares “The great law of balance, symmetry being a form of balance“.

He is astute. He is diligent. He is the Wizard of Dormello.

Kicking over Snowfall (JPN) female lineages copy/duplicate these inheritances below.

  1. on the deep, xx (daughters by Spearmint (Carbine) & the greater Martha Lynn family (inclusive) Hampton/Ayshire/Lord Clifden
  2. The distinguished Marchetta female family (Marco- Hettie Sorrel) Papyrus (Derby winner) from Miss Matty
  3. Court Martial (winner of the 2,000Guineas and twice champion sire) and sire, Hurry On, noting Snowfall’s 6th dam by Supreme Court (King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes) & the Hurry On grand-daughter. n.b. Hurry On (then) maintained and revived the Matchem line but it is now extinct.
  4. Man O’ War – exclusive American branch of the Matchem sire line.
  5. Sainfoin and full sister Sierra from dam Sanda (Wenlock by Lord Clifden)

(n.b. Hurry On line, the horse of class, to produce leading stallions in Britain, Argentina, Australia, Italy, France, New Zealand and South Africa. As above, the American Matchem line via the Fair Play to Relic sire line, hangs only by a thread)

The immediate Snowfall pedigree presides to female family f.f. 9h to ancestral Adelaide. Deep Impact dams sire Alzao (USA) from a dam & daughter of Princequillo, Poncahotas builds ‘in’ factors, (see above.)

Galileo (broodmare sire) – the female family f.f. 9h – ancestral Adelaide. Galileo’s 5th dam Anatekva expresses Acropolis from Marchetta + the maternals run…..Hampton/Spearmint/Sundridge copy.

The above are ‘symptomatic’ the genetic characters’ inlaid to arrive Type.

Deep Impact/Galileo a ‘nature’ of the cross.


Bred by Selection or Science?



“You never radically modify a breed in terms of weight and size without loss in other factors, acting in this way you throw the child out with the bath water. Our selection is slower, more traditional, but without losing the qualities that made it successful.” Gilberto Junqueira

Elysian Fields that we compete to, cometh the Holy-Grail genome; a pedigree has obstinate fact that breeding has skills of moral quality.

 The science progresses  –   1) mutation Whalebone monopolizes a greater population  2) other TB progenitors supplicate 3) Darley Arabian, Bylerley Turk and Godolphin Arabian are Turkomene, the stamina/stayer TT allelle.

Nearco/Northern Dancer are ‘speed’ sires.

The isolation to genome-maps, Tb-dW mutation Whalebone responsible to the English Thoroughbred, perhaps (?) might enshrine ‘W’ above all other characteristics.

     –  a solitary haplotype overall, is not a single solution.

The complex well – unknown sires and remote mares; never (hopefully) considered lesser contributory character.

In collateral lines Joseph Osborne in 1881 counted no less than 475 stallions with their names in the Stud-Book – all of them Arabians, Barbs or Turks imported chiefly during the reign of James I and Queen Anne (16 – 17th C) – Tesio, Breeding the Racehorse

Types conduce autogenous strains. Consideration is a ‘Type’ (speed or distance sire) across another genotype, to set-forth again another Type, and arrive (at best) optimal functionality.

The Type sits to Integrity & Selection.

The substructure beneath…  balance & ‘counterbalance’ is always the adaptation (function & purpose). 

Tesio (Breeding the Racehorse), to his thinking…  “to produce a great horse one must be able to find among his first 62 ancestors individuals which showed classic quality over 1 mile, 11/4mile, 11/2 miles and 2 miles. Without a representative of the 1 mile race in his pedigree it will be difficult to produce a horse of outstanding quality, because he will be incapable of those bursts of nervous energy which are synonymous with speed”

Tesio further notes – short distances went for 2nd and 3rd rate horses.

His, the undeniable objective produce a horse of outstanding quality.

By market stimulus…the model of today’s contemporary breeding, for racing product, has peaked to nucleus speed.

To pendulum furthest , a collective mainstream breeding & racing, are albeit, speed systems. The other hand amiss. Stamina-stayer re: constitutional toughness exists to structure, support mechanism.

Tesio states 1) Without the machine breaking down 2) selected for their ability, 3) to withstand the terrific impact of speed” –  Tesio Breeding the Racehorse.

Tesio clearly recognized the 3 issues above. Welfare and quality are issues we face today.

It is never one solution, neither to coral speed by sequential C:C gene.

Acquiring ‘supreme’ dominant hereditary Factors are not purely affixing speed in-bred, but a thorough balance, elevated to another – a pre-potent cross-character.

The finding – ‘a’ dominant allele (if inherited, correctly) has a relentless character. It is generally explanative transposing genetics.  to arrive the specie with its corrective function.

A cross-character, type-vigour is highly aggressive, if/when expressed or introduced Intentionally.

select quality of each character is in proportion to the rigour of the selection and the period of time that it covers”. (Tesio) 

It is an Ascendant factor. The imputation subtle.

 ascend – Hurry On   Martha’s daughters…  ⇒ equals 52 x’s Godolphin Arabian


The First Principle – Princequillo



Princequillo’s influence on the creation and shaping of the towering prepotency of Sir Tristram (Sir Ivor), could be struck several percentage points of ‘transcendence’ higher.” credit Ross du Bourg The Australian and New Zealand Thoroughbred 

Champion performers, these shown, with the Princequillo integrity through multiple strains to sons and daughters.

*Swiss Skydiver (Daredevil) – 6xP How, Sunny, Somethingroyal, Cequillo, Monarchy, Cherokee Rose
*Mishriff (Make Believe) – 16xP Milan Mill, Somethingroyal, Prince John, Round Table, Misty Morn, Quill, Dedicate, Classicist, Stepping Stone
*Ghaiyyath (Dubawi) – 7xP Somethingroyal, Milan Mill, Rose Bower, Hill Prince
Frankel colt *Adayar, his dam Anna Salai (USA) a 4th generation daughter from Mill Reef his dam Milan Mill by Princequillo. 5x Rose Bower, Prince John, Milan Mill, Round Table
*Aegon (Sacred Falls) – 9xP Milan Mill, Round Table, Bourbon Prince, Somethingroyal, Monarch
New Zealand colt – *Jungle Magnate (Tarzino) 7xP Somethingroyal, Round Table, Milan Mill, Hill Prince, and 6th dam Efficient, is a Princequillo daughter.
2yo Australian filly – *Seradess (Astern) 7xP Somethingroyal, Prince John, Round Table, Milan Mill, Go Marching
2007 Australian gelding  Princequillo male line,sprinter *Buffering (Mossman) from a  Princequillo grand-daughter by Prince John. 4xP Prince John, Somethingroyal. Buffering had 55 starts for 20 wins. Buffering Horse Pedigree (

“Oh for days when a top Thoroughbred was sound enough to run 66 races!” 

Never synthetic bred, Princequillo the breeding bull of Tough stock; the improver and upgrader of thoroughbred quality. A 6 furlong winner, he went by staying blood.
Respect Princequillo – he produced sound healthy foals. The great sire had the jacket, the cloth and label – ‘Mr Fixit’
 *Princequillo – Reines-de-Course, Ellen Parker’s article notes ... “let us never, ever forget him”.
For international & contemporary breeding barns, the great Princely male line has sunk & is poorly… 1,2 steps away extinct.
Those remaining are:
Bull Hancock  1)  “you like to drill where oil has been found. Nick may be a bad word, but it gives you an outcross in which some things in the stallion compensate for their absence in the mare. Nasrullah was a very fiery horse; Round Table was rather phlegmatic, RoundTable was not too big; Nasrullah mares are big and rangy” 
2) “racing needs that kind instead of the fly-by-nights who come in for 2,3 years and then get out when they don’t like it, or when they have no success ”  *


Mill Reef – Never Bend-Milan Mill by Princequillo. A perfect middle-distance racehorse and winning 12 of 14 starts.


royal cover: Royal Academy



… released from a stint in jail and short of a few days turning 55, Lester Piggott resumed his career as a jockey and within 10 days of his return, won the Breeders Cup Mile on Royal Academy. “When I came out, I had no idea I would be riding him”

I was a long way back because he had to be. He wasn’t really a mile horse so we had to hold him back long as possible – L. Pigott

(35) Royal Academy- 1990 Breeders Cup Mile – YouTube

Royal Academy Horse Pedigree (

A Chefs-de-race sire Royal Academy crosses 40x to Galopin (take correction & reference to Galopin here )

Royal Academy passed away aged 25 years at Coolmore Australia 2012.

The best son of the mighty Nijinsky & a 3.5 million yearling purchase been the sole purchase for his legendary trainer Vincent O’Brien.

Prototypical, a racehorse of poetry and art, he had Nijinsky’s crack to earn Europe’s champion 3 year old miler and when Vincent O’Brien came out of retirement, his  crowning victory, the 1990 Breeders Cup Mile Belmont Park.

Royal Academy (USA) – the siring influences are to be long admired with his siring Bel Espirit, the sire of Australian mare Black Caviar: ‘diamonds’ within a pedigree . Royal Academy sired Hong Kong champion miler Bullish Luck Horse Pedigree (

      –  Brazil’s international G1 performer Durban Thunder Horse Pedigree ( Multiple G1 performer in South Africa @ 2000-2200m   Eyeofthetiger Horse Pedigree ( the Aga Khan’s mare, Zalaiyka Horse Pedigree (

– French bred & exported to Brazil Val Royal Horse Pedigree ( and sire of Argentine’s Taifas Horse Pedigree (

– winner of San Antonio Handicap G2 & sire in Brazil Molengao Horse Pedigree ( .  Brazil bred G1 winner – Naughty Rafaela Horse Pedigree (

– Royal Academy, broodmare sire to multiple G1 winner @ 8f, international performer,  the 2006 European champion 2 yo filly Finsceal Beo Horse Pedigree ( 2011 Horse of the Year France & Cartier Award Champion European 2yo Dabirsim Horse Pedigree (

b/m sire to Fastnet Rock Horse Pedigree ( – Australian 3yo Champion colt & Champion Sprinter + Australian champion sire 2011/2, 2014/15

– 2015/16 3yo colt in Brazil & stallion standing in Uruguay Some In Tieme Horse Pedigree (

     – BM sire to 3 yo winner St. Leger S. (Eng-G1,15FT), Great Voltigeur S. (Eng-G2,12FT)Rule of Law Horse Pedigree ( 

– G2 winner in GB & UAE Safety Check Horse Pedigree (

Leinster Horse Pedigree (

–  Beauty Generation Horse Pedigree ( multiple time winner & multiple champion miler of the Hong Kong mile

– Paternal grand-sire to 2007 Australian Horse of the Year the mare Miss Andretti Horse Pedigree (

in-bred, 3×3 Royal Academy, Brazil’s sprinter bred Thunder Cat Horse Pedigree (

– *** grand-dam sire to 3yo colt and 2021 Irish 2000Guineas winner Poetic Flare Horse Pedigree (

 Royal Academy – chefs de race sire


Turfe e Élevage : Resultados da pesquisa royal academy (

Royal Academy | Breeders’ Cup (

royal academy proved a work of art in flesh and blood | bloodstock in the bluegrass (

Royal Academy’s  important maternal – IMPRINTS: MATA HARI | THE VAULT: Horse racing past and present (

Breeders’ Cup Mile: 1984 – 2019 – Slideshow – BloodHorse (view photo no.7)










to the old road: Star Kingdom (IRE)



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Star Kingdom (IRE) – the Australian Champion sire 5 times and Champion sire for 2 year olds 7 times. Leading broodmare sire 3 times.

Star Kingdom Horse Pedigree (

His genotype: – ancestress dam, 1-g female family Canterbury Pilgrim, reinforced  2x female distaff + 1x to sire Hyperion.

– Add to the gene-pool 2x Sunstar (by Sundridge, a royally speed aptitude) noting Sunstar 2nd dam, the grand-dam Canterbury Pilgrims’s from dam Pilgrimage ⇔ (therefore, 6x Pilgrimage)

Line-bred thru 10 Generations, 48 x Stockwell & 47 x Pocahontas.

Stardust, the sire of Smokey Eyes and Star Kingdom was a small son of Hyperion. Stardust was rarely supported by commercial breeders. Stardust’s best performed sons were inbred to Sunstar and line-bred to Canterbury Pilgrim.

Star Kingdom at one time… had more than 70 sons and grandsons standing at stud in Australia and New Zealand.

Star Kingdom’s sons of great pedigree influences are: – Biscay, the Australian Horse of the Year Noholm, (Noholm II when sent to US) & Noholm full brother, Todman -(twice Champion sire of 2 year olds) & Kaoru Star.

Further note, the Star Kingdom Grandsons – Luskin Star a champion Sprinter-Miler, Bletchingly 3x Champion sire & champion juvenile sire.

¹ As a foal, due to a compacted bowel, Luskin Star had to fight for his life. As a yearling, he failed to reach his reserve going for a bargain price – $8000.

The speed machine, ‘Comet from the Coalfieds’  made the habit of distancing the field – his challengers only saw rump. He completed the Triple Crown with a slashing six-length win in the AJC Champagne Stakes.

A commanding chestnut over 16.1 hands, very short cannons, powerful hindquarter and strong loins. A huge over stride he won 13 times from 17 starts


Bletchingly – 3x Australian Champion sire & Champion juvenile sire. His sire Biscay was undefeated as a 2 year old.

 the Star Kingdom legacy turns …

our subjects:  Media Award (AUS)  & Captivant (AUS)


A $5k yearling purchase & Winner of 2021 SAJC Australasian Oaks (2000m) – 3 yo filly, Media Award ( Shamus Award – Music Media by More than Ready). Media Award Horse Pedigree (

*VIEW her female distaff @5th remove → Luskin Star & Bletchingly.

– Her sire, Shamus Award has 2nd dam grand-sire Luskin Star to Redoubte’s Choice dam sire Canny Lad by Bletchingly. (n.b. Snitzel/Silly Season has f.f.1-g a descendant from Canterbury Pilgrim)


A $550k yearling colt purchase &  2yo Winner of 2021 ATC Champagne Stakes: Captivant (Capitalist – Speedboat by Commands) Captivant Horse Pedigree (

*View his female distaff @ 4th/5th remove →  Marscay/Biscay + Bletchingly .

– Captivants sire,  Capitalist by female distaff 4th dam sire Luskin Star + Marscays daughter Yodells, dam of Iglesia, the grand-sire of Capitalist.

– (plus,  Speedboat’s 2nd dam → → Lunchtime/Silly Season f.f.1-g, descendant from Canterbury Pilgrim.


**Canterbury Pilgrim was responsible for two male lines via her sons Chaucer and Sywnford.

** Star Kingdom (IRE) – Varola’s chef ‘Intermediate’genetic finesse, their presence upgrades the breed. They are tough, talented and consistent and have a speed bias.

Italic Quotes are Credited to: Ken McLean

¹ – Century of Champions by Mark Taylor




within, Letruska (USA)




“oops, we won” – Fasto Guterriez (trainer)

Sizing winners, is to concentrate elite mares, their strength – the foundational base to genotype.

These Dynamics are the competitive ‘insurance’.

Analysis pursues descendants of powerful females; where they integrate to produce ‘winners’ and by awareness of their innate ability to transmit superior genes for future generations.

They signal speed aptitude & bloodline(s) as sourced by maternal strength gene pools.

These explosive genetics re-produce Champions to the racing world.

Reflect the example… multiple G1 miler, Hong Kong 2x Horse of the Year, highest track-record twice set, & highest H.K. earner Beauty Generation (NZ)…. through to Australia’s undefeated race mare, Black Caviar (AUS).


overview, subject pedigree, & Apple Blossom winner Letruska

     – trace over genetic Full brothers: Letruska’s 3rd dam sire by Encino (USA) and Royal Academy (USA)  – paternal grandsire to Black Caviar & b/m sire to Beauty Generation.   Royal Academy was a champion 3yo miler in Europe  (n.b. – they are also 1/2 sister to Terlingua (Secretariat)                                                                          

G-E-N-E-T-I-C chemistry or genetic capability?

Beauty Generation Horse Pedigree (

Black Caviar Horse Pedigree (

Letruska Horse Pedigree (

With a further break-down, the pattern genotype ⇒ dam of Letruska traces 3x Mata HariMata Hari Horse Pedigree ( Peter Hastings – War Woman by Man O’ War, 3×4 Hastings. She was a first foal for her dam, War Woman.

Mata Hari was the American juvenile champion at 2 and champion 3 year old filly. It was commented her performance was not only just speed, but of a smooth performance demonstrating endurance. She produced Spy Song sire of Crimson Satan & S.S’s daughter Fulvous, the dam of Golden Ruler (USA)

– Spy Song’s unraced sister Sub Rosa the dam of Sub Fleet & grand-sire of Hard Work (USA), 2x Mata Hari as the 4th dam sire to Letruska’s distaff.

It is quite extraordinary – the maternal strength, mass build-up.

Remember… via, Mata Hari has Man o’ War type. Collate  thru – Man o’War via mare Uncommitted (USA) dam of Wavering Monarch as 4×5 MoW

– Caro/Fortino → War Relic → MoW

– Seattle Slew, dam My Charmer → 5×5 MoW

– Weekend Surprise, b/m sire Buckpasser → MoW + Dance Number (mare)

– Mr Prospector/Raise a Native → American Flag by MoW

– In Reality 3×3 War Relic, → 4×4 MoW → 5x5x5 Fair Play

– Phone Trick to dam, Over the Phone → 4×5 MoW

    ( – It can be noted Mata Hari, the great distaff family to Storm Cat as especially noted to 2018 colt Super Strong, a G1 winner at 2 and by same sire, Super Saver. )

Super Strong Horse Pedigree (

Great racehorses have powerful mares close up in their ancestry. They are mares most worthy of reinforcement – Ken McLean


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Frankel’s filly: Hungry Heart (AUS)



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WATCH the video → the Frankel fire @ Vinery Stakes 2021 winner (2000m) 2017 ch.filly  Hungry Heart (AUS) 

& winner of Phar Lap Stakes 3yo (G2) & Sweet Embrace Stakes 2yo (G2) 

Hungry Heart Horse Pedigree ( female family 9c distaff to Mumtaz Begum (FR) & her daughter, a 1/2 sister to Nasrullah

Our last article advanced blue-hens – concealed and forgotten. And amongst those individuals is Marchetta (GB) 1907, of the female family 1-W

Owned and bred by Lord Derby, Marchetta sired by Marco & of ancestry, the West Australian line. Her sublime ancestral breeding has 3×3 Hermit.

– Marco (Barcaldine) sire of Beppo (a leading sire), Neil Gow, sire of Jean Gow, Omar Khayam first import to win Kentucky Derby, Marcovil sire of Hurry On, Sir Marco & Springlawn sent to South Africa 1911.

Marchetta bred 13 foals of which 9 were winners. Amongst those progeny – Sweet Lavender to her daughters, Kalmia & Lavendula and referenced below, the daughter Rose Red (GB)

It’s not fully fathomable how powerful these together, largely impact the superior racing thoroughbred. Since, of course, the famously Blue-hen daughters Source Sucree produced Turn-To & Perfume produced My Babu.

–  in dark quarters.. Rose Red (GB) from, Marchetta female distaff to Bustino (GB) – grand-dam sire of Pivotal and he, the broodmare sire of Hungry Heart. Further note here… Hungry Heart’s 5th dam distaff by sire, Hail to Reason/Turn-To/ Marchetta

– the Marchetta daughter Rose Red (GB) also appears to sire of sires, Galileo via, dam **Urban Sea/Allegretta/Anatevka through Anatevka’s grand-sire Acropolis (GB).

**Rose Red has 3x’s to Hermit.

Acropolis was a Champion 3yo colt in England and his dam Aurora, the grand-daughter of Marchetta also produced full brother Alycidon (GB) and half-brother Borealis (GB)


TBL never covered an article to Frankel. He however (to my estimation) is strongly influenced by Blandford  – note, his dam Kind has 5th dam Nasira by Persian Gulf/Bahram/Blandford. 

Frankel pedigree

– Stage Door Johnny, 2nd dam by Caldarium (FR) → Brantome/Blandford

– Rainbow Quest (USA) , 4th dam by His Grace (GB) by Blandford

– Blushing Groom (FR) – 3rd dam by Umidwar by Blandford

– Blushing Groom – broodmare sire Wild Risk (FR) from Wild Violet by Blandford

– Nasrullah – from Mumtaz Begum by Blenheim by Blandford

– Espresso (GB) – his dam Babylon by Bahram by Blandford ++ Acropolis,                                                                                         Donnatello / Blenheim / Blandford

Hungry Heart’s female distaff (as noted) the female family 9c Mumtaz Begum by Blenheim by Blandford. Her daughter is Bibibeg (IRE) by Bahram by Blandford.

This supreme approach heads back on dominant DNA  clusters & has one of the most critical-mass purposed, to superior thoroughbred and racehorse breeding.


Of Frankel progeny: compare Cracksman (broodmare sire Pivotal) – female family 9c distaff Mumtaz Begum by Blenheim by Blandford.

– *Lorenzaccio (GB) by Klairon from Marchetta’s distaff – Lorenzaccio’s 2nd dam by Big Game by Bahram by Blandford

Without Parole (GB) (Frankel – Without You by Lemon Drop Kid) Lemon Drop Kid female family 3-l the Gay Missile/Missy Baba distaff as clustered on Marchetta f.f.1W via Turn-To & My Babu.

Anapurna (Frankel – Dash to the Top) 2nd dam sire Nashwan → 3rd dam sire Borealis (GB) + Bustino 2x Rose Red/ Marchetta    ++ Blushing Groom (Fr) per Blandford as above

Call the Wind (GB) (Frankel – In Clover by Inchinor ) Inchinor/Anhonorra/*Lorenzaccio. In Clover , 3rd dam Bellarida inbred 3×3 Le Fabuleux (Fr) by Wild risk from Wild Violet by Blandford

Logician (GB) – (Frankel – Scuffle) 3rd dam sire Nashwan by Blushing Groom (Blandford) + b/m sire Bustino (Rose Red/Marchetta). Scuffles 5th dam sire, Sir Ivor/Sir Gaylord/Turn-To ie Marchetta.

Dream Castle (GB) – (Frankel – Sand Vixen by Dubawi) 3rd dam sire, Free State (IRE) 3x Blandford by a sire of Rose Red/Marchetta distaff → Hotfoot Hotfoot Horse Pedigree (


THE PATTERN … Enable (Nathaniel – Concentric) the very discreet Rose Red (GB)/Marchetta as infused in her 3rd dam by Ile de Bourbon (Nijinsky) via, the grand-dam sire Fastnet Rock (FR) dam distaff f.f. 1-W ⇔ Rosetta/Rose Red/Marchetta.

– Meet Rose Red again, via Galileo (prior discussed above ) → **Urban Sea/Allegretta/Anatevka . Enable 3×2 Sadlers Wells – but also remember the female family 5h back to Rough Shod is sired by Blandford.

here’s a toast toRose Red (GB)



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Superior genetic quality still finds horse breeding is where the maternal strength must be thoroughly understood; to not weaken the thoroughbreds diversity.

“identifying genetic connections within pedigrees helps to understand why some lines are perpetuated while others disappear” Ken McLean

Many ‘latent’ bloodlines (less ‘modern’ recognized) come developed from names to Sundridge, Tracery, Sainfoin, Jean Gow, Miss Matty, Loika. (there are more…)

Unique names Marchetta, Miss Matty, are not paradoxically by greater line-bred dosages but are present by a stronger compass, even though assumed of ‘past’ select minority.

Their inheritance extraordinary transmitting integrity, sex-character potency.

–  greatness alike unfolds thru its own: Feola (f.f. 2f) 1933 – Somethingroyal (f.f.2s) – Mata Hari (f.f.2o) – Cinna (f.f.3e) – Double Life (f.f. 2i) – Lavendula II (f.f.1w) – La Troienne (f.f. 1s) – Plucky Liege (f.f.16a) – How (f.f.9h) – Frizette (13c) et al are renowned Blue Hens, producing their stallion-sons.

“Double Life – her son Persian Gulf emerges to Frankel’s dam Kind” 

The finer points are working the concealed affinity as shown by this example.

“Lavendula II’s half sister Kalmia left the influential male Klairon, as do others in the line descending from Lavendula II per grandam Marchetta.”

The Tourbillon son – Ambiorix from Lavendula per her grandam Marchetta and Lavendula’s daughter Source Sucree (Admiral Drake) the dam of Turn-To (IRE) and again Lavendula daughter Perfume, the dam of My Babu, Marco Polo & Sayani (FR) whom went to Brazil.

Like the knitted Cable on a jumper , these are the Dominant clusters & affinity, blue genetics all-round.

It is filtering what n’ whom ‘cuts’ difference with its deep geno thread, the vitality to be exactly determined.

“the first and most important problem of the Thoroughbred breeder is to recognize the prepotent individual, the sire or dam which is more likely to produce a high-class racer than most other sires and dams. – J. Estes

Sir Tristram’s son & stallion Grosvenor (NZ) are finest bloodlines. Multiple Group 1 winner – VRC Sires Produce @ 2yrs, VRC Derby & Caulfield Guineas winner

Grosvenor Horse Pedigree ( – note, Double Life (Precipitation) – Feola ↔ (Aureole) + Round Table  – Source Sucree (Turn-To) – Perfume (My Babu)


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A good few weeks back The Thoroughbred Link, evaluated the 2YO field: Australia’s 2021 Golden Sipper.

Stay Inside came right on the money gold slippers on – Stay Inside (AUS)

As a weanling and yearling there went nothing too physically obvious why this individual marked himself as Golden Slipper Winner.

However yes indeed, we spotted! The genotype sat well above others and there went this twinkling, a Star is Born.

(1071) 2021 Longines Golden Slipper – Rosehill – Stay Inside (2YO-G1) – YouTube

Proficient breeding & recognition brings rewards.

The major influence that heightened its split went objectively by Missy Baba  6sx6d,(family 3-l) her transmittance through Hussonet and Annabaa.

Further, it was with analytics’ – surveying breeding by ancestor duplications, stating:   **[ “seventy five sires (that is three in every five) are in the 50-60% band. Only two, xx & Raja Baba are above 70%” ]

Review Missy Baba Horse Pedigree ( for there goes classic ‘sting’; Blue hen mares which underpin bullseye genetics.

Their influence to Upgrading classic bloodlines is none other.

Raja Baba sired Sacahuista Horse Pedigree ( a champion US filly and she dam sire Ekraar, Buck Strider & dam of Hussonet!

– Raja Baba sired Mexican Triple crown winner Gran Zar Horse Pedigree ( and Breeders Juvenile Cup winner Is It True Horse Pedigree (  with, G1 Oaks winner Small Raja Horse Pedigree ( plus Canadian champion sprinter Summer Mood Horse Pedigree (

The highest honours to Annabaa as sire is headed by Cartier Horse of the Year – Goldikova Horse Pedigree ( and French Derby winner Anabaa Blue Horse Pedigree (

Australian 3YO champion & Caulfield cup winner – Anacheeva Horse Pedigree (

New Zealand champion 2 year old filly Anabandana Horse Pedigree (

Miss Baba influence is an international strain. The stallion Master Bold (USA) exported to Argentina and sire of Distel (ARG) 1972  Brazil, Gr 1 performer

Classic, superior breeding has the seductive mechanism. These progenitor dominant girls (the female factor) and stallion sons have qualitive trait which is simple, direct inheritance.

Further & by few (¹references below + to TBL research) these stallions; My Babu, Ambiorix and Klairon – the Y Tourbillon factor and the daughters alike Lavendula f.f. 1-W &  Loika f.f.5j, dam of Djebel (FR) & Hierocles (FR) shall bare larger-than-life significance, that are far beyond statistical expectations.

“On the key-measure of stakes-winners/runners 82 of the 125 sire crosses listed are in the 2-4% band” 

Spot them well, for background dam factors sit low.

Review, Stay Inside Horse Pedigree ( aka My Babu –  Djeddah – Emperor ++ + reflect back, the influential, Missy Baba by My Babu!

Once again genetic co-affinities ⇔  genotype = phenotype


(update: G1 & ATC Galaxy winner (1100 m) Eduardo Horse Pedigree ( is by Host (CHI) a Hussonet son. Eduardo was not broken till 4years age! Host’s genotype has very, very interesting factors – not least the 4th dam by Tourbillon. Refer the reference/stats/narrative above. He maybe the lost hero stallion. Now deceased Willow Grove Stud


** Bluebloods May 2013 & analysis source

¹ Thoroughbred Times – Rommy Faversham + BlueBloods May 2013 material(s)

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– Helium (USA)



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Helium 3yo colt (Ironicus – Thundering Emilia (ex-Thunder Gulch)

3 wins from 3 starts – winner, 2021Tampa Bay Derby

“this horse is like an old soul”  Emma-Jayne Wilson

(1051) Tampa Bay Downs 03/06/2021 Replay Race 11 – YouTube

Helium, the grandson to sire of sires, Distorted Humour – where Helium’s sire, Ironicus is producer of Ultimate Rider, Cuz, Spanish Rider (sold to Russia) and subject horse  Helium Horse Pedigree (

Immediate genotype presents: – 4×4 Mr Prospector – 5x5x5 Northern Dancer.

Yet, deeper examination illuminates where Integrity and latency lays to deep ends:  the immortal pre-potency.

–  to the similar review – Dr Schivel (USA) the strength of bloodline ‘Fair Play’. His appearance again per Helium’s distaff, 8th dam-daughter, by Fair Play, female family 1-m.

The collective & clustering effect – a ‘direct’ influence has Helium’s 3rd dam, the sire Proud Appeal (USA) plus bring thru, ever-universal – In Reality (duplication 3×3 War Relic → Fair Play 5sx5sx5D)

 2005 – Ken McLean wrote – “Man O’ War’s male line in North America relies solely on In Reality’s male descendants 

– Helium’s 2nd dam sire Saint Ballado (CAN) has grand-dam, by the daughter by War-Admiral/Man o’ War/Fair Play (side note Saint Ballado full brother 1983 US champion 2 yo colt Devil’s Bag)

 Saint Ballado, some respects resembled Sunday Silence’s type: a nice shoulder angle and strength through the hip.  Saint Ballado in the breeding shed was able to upgrade his mares and did it the hard way – Ken McLean**

As the pedigree indicates 4×4 Mr Prospector, it brings, Discovery (the Fair Play male line ) via Native Dancer .

– noting, Gulch (5xx6D Discovery)

*Ironicus maternal distaff has the dam-daughter by War Admiral. His great grand-dam Wild Applause (Northern Dancer) carries the 5x’s to Fair Play.

To Northern Dancer ⇒ Native Dancer – the ‘axle’ of all to the modern thoroughbred ⇒ Geisha by Discovery → Display


  • Raise a Native – 2nd dam, the American Flag (MoW) daughter
  • Johnstown – paternal sire Fair Play dam
  • Better Self
  • Hail to Reason – Flaming Swords (MoW) daughter + maternal distaff Baton Rouge                                                                                                      (MoW) daugher
  • Bold Ruler → Discovery → Display → Fair Play
  • Swaps – distaff, 3rd dam by War Admiral (MoW)
  • Storm Bird – maternal distaff 4th dam by Display → Fair Play
  • Sailor → 4sx6sx5D Fairy GoldEight Thirtymaternal distaff, grand-dam                                                                      (MoW) daughter⇔  3×5 Fairy Gold
  • Seattle Slew – 5×5 War Admiral + 8x Fair Play
  • Spectacular Bid – maternal distaff 3rd dam by Head Play by My Play full brother                                                                                                            to MoW +                                                                                                         4x Fair Play

The legacy appears set to continue.

Ironicus has US stud fee $5,000.

(side note – it is observed to patterns layered genotype i.e. Fair Play strains to  Australian stallion & prepotent sire Snitzel (Redoute’s Choice – Snippets Lass Storm Bird, In Reality + 21 x Fair Play) Snitzel Horse Pedigree (

Snitzel video

**( By and Large, reviewing broodmare inheritances ‘direct’ to Man O War takes genetic power towards constitutional speed. Be aware… his dam Mahubah by Rock Sand by Sainfoin by Springfield trends towards & has the affinity fix towards Sundridge from dam, Sierra by Springfield  i.e. Mumtaz Mahal/Lady Josephine by Sundridge

How that is exercised, for another example: – Sunday Silence 4th dam sire, a son of Man O’ War. SS’s broodmare sire Understanding → Stymie  inbred to 3×3 MoW)

**more info

Helium Carries Banner for Hard-Knocking Family –

Helium Takes Flight for Ironicus in Tampa Bay Derby – BloodHorse

The Ancestry:

Man O’ War (

(1052) Tribute to Man O’ War Race Horse by Team Velvet, Inc. – YouTube

credit reference: **Ken McLean, Designing Speed in the Racehorse



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– Dr Schivel (USA)



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Dr Schivel – 3yo colt (Violence – Lil Nugget ex-Mining for Money (USA)

” he got it done” Luis Mendez, trainer

The story goes: Violence’s (Medaglia d’Oro) weanling colt failed to meet his reserve, & went passed @ $37k. Sire, Violence has a stud fee of $25k – shuttled to Argentina, getting a G1 winner  – Dandy Del Barrio Horse Pedigree (

– our attention came upon Dr Schivel by other means…thru screening ⇒ Damascus 5sx4D – where, 2x Damascus factor bred also places to Hong Kong’s G1 miler & Derby winner Golden Sixty, also sired by Medaglia d’Oro.

Whilst no formula has guarantee, let’s also suggest constitutional honest bloodlines  echo long, to Varola’s finer advice.

Functional types are the cause & effect, and we find Dr Schivel has 29 crosses → TEDDY  linebred to Golden Sixty, 27x – TEDDY – these over 10 generations. May we comment this determination to Teddy is not too frequent to modern day breeding. 

**(side note – it should be remembered Teddy is a mit.Dna corrected pedigree – Bend Orr is out of Clemence, not Rouge Rose. Clemence is our ‘proto-type’ to  Martha’s daughters…)

Commenting to the broodmare Lil Nugget by Mining for Money – she had 14 starts for 4 wins & produced minor place-getters Lil Cheyenne, Lil Sydney, Lil Awesome, Ithoughtipaidyou & subject horse Dr Schivel.

One might wonder if Lil Nugget is possibly another unsuspecting & ‘overlooked’  broodmare pedigree quietly disappearing ???

Lil Nugget by Mining for Money has a large gem. The sire to dam family1-h directs one we still adore to this day, that imperial bloodline and his shall strike💥

– Mining for Money (USA) f.f.1-h to his 9th dam → My Tide by My Play (Fair Play – ) & a full brother to Man o War.

– to Buckpasser – his dam sire War Admiral by Man o ‘War

further… the relationship to Damascus?? His sire Sword Dancer – 3rd dam by Man o’ War further noting another Fair Play sire-son Mad Hatter (USA) is also placed to the paternal side, dam’s sire.

– following those Fair Play → Man o’ War (think collective traits, clustering) spans entirely through, is finding the genetic heart bold. Indeed fascinating but perhaps one should not be surprised. See, they blossom the Dr Shrivel geno-pedigree through out.

  1. Salamina ⇒ Sir Ivor
  2. Speed Boat ⇒ Sword Dancer, sire of Damascus
  3. Valkyr ⇒ Balijumper
  4. War Admiral ⇒ Better Self
  5. American Flag ⇒ Raise a Native
  6. War Woman ⇒ Mata Hari → Spy Song (+ Mata Hari’s sire Peter Hastings is by a dam of Hastings Peter Hastings Horse Pedigree ( seen thru Dr Shrivel 3rd dam sire, Distant Day (USA)
  7. Display ⇒ Discovery → Bold Ruler via dam Miss Disco & Native Dancer via dam Geisha

Look them over ⇒ Dr Schivel Horse Pedigree ( and be re-acquainted how those individuals shall weigh into a pedigree and how they jump into the Frame.

and yes more notes…. Dr Schivel dam Lil Nugget has the 2x Neven Bend (Nasrullah) from the Djeddah daughter Lalun. Lalun 5×5 Teddy!


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shock n’ magic: Lunar Fox (AUS)


For a yearling purchase of $A40k – our subject pedigree the Foxwedge 3yo colt, Lunar Fox Lunar Fox Horse Pedigree ( took the 2021 VRC Australian Guineas title. As a 2yo he won the Sires Produce Stakes (1400m).

Given no chance by the punters, he was a 300-1 long shot. Say no more…

Ever since watching New Zealand’s G.1 race mare Volpe Veloce, we far appreciated the versatile Fastnet Rock son & sire Foxwedge. Foxwedge Horse Pedigree (

Foxwedge stands at Woodside Park for service fee $A11,000. His latest progeny, G1 daughter Run Fox Run races in South Africa winning the 1000m Cape Flying Championship.

Here’s the glue: –

*breed back to as many line of prepotent females as possible*


Lunar Fox has dominant clustering to the female family 2S.

The family 2S is commonly, highly recognizable to Individuals’, Secretariat and Sir Gaylord from dam, Somethingroyal.

–  should we ‘think’ further to mit DNA, (strain) there comes together…the ancestress Cinq a Sept (GB) by Roi Herode.

– there to the fold, ingress Cinq a Sept bears to Lunar Fox, so notice his broodmare sire (Malibu Moon by A.P. Indy) tails back herself, Cinq a Sept, family 2S

     – ++ add to that…Lunar Fox’s 4th tail-dam as sired by Alleged (Hoist the Flag – Princess Pout)

Alleged, the two-times Prix de’Arc de Triomphe winner and champion 3yo in England & France, where the 6th tail-dam hails Cinq a Sept.💥

∴ Somethingroyal family 2S – 9Sx7Sx6Dx8D  + the 2S family, as Malibu Moon + 2S dam of Alleged

and we note –

Run Fox Run – Somethingroyal family 2s – 9sx7sx8Dx9Dx8D via, principle individuals Sir Gaylord & Secretariat

The broodmare population, sits to the mit DNA & is just as much feminine pre-potency; Tesio approached ⇒ *breed back to as many line of prepotent females as possible*

–  avoid duplicated males through sons only

– feature the Duplication through a DESIRABLE sex-balance, by carrying the (key) influential individual (wanted) through a son & daughter (i.e. not for the sake of duplication, alone)

Going through pedigrees, the pre-potent females are still there, out there... yet comes of a factor under-utilized, even carelessly ignored.

The peril.. to not seize those female pre-potent factors.

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gold slippers on – Stay Inside (AUS)



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Stay Inside (AUS) – 2yo colt (Extreme Choice – Nothin Leica Storm ex-Annabaa)

2 wins for 2 starts (1000m, 1100m)

nominated for 2021 Golden Slipper & ATC Sires Produce Stakes

Stay Inside Horse Pedigree (


Of greater genotype to genetic finesse are hidden details within details – not entirely the map heading its – 3×4 inbreeding, nor the majority multiples, to line-breeding.

– we have been looking at older stats from Bluebood’s publications: these stats by hinted a strong clue WHY pre-determined sire’s take pedigree pre-potency to another level.

We found –

  •  there is a consistent XY TRANSMITTOR
  •  they ARE few alone, in the range 5% top

Recognizing these transmit their own, a dominance: the allelle(s) of a certain strain/genus stamps ‘over’ everything else.

It appears (for whatever reason) a few high-quality but forgotten’ back’  breeding factors shall go ‘unseen’ ; perhaps progeny did not give ‘immediacy’. Yet once that pond has settled, their re-emergence ‘marks out’ undoubtedly.

The case in point to the subject colt’s sire Extreme Choice, has a sharp influence to Raja Baba (USA). (n.b. opening his pedigree IS self-explanatory…)

– Raja Baba by Bold Ruler from Miss Baba. Note: his 1/2 sister is Gay Missile (USA) the dam of Gay Mecene  (USA)and maternal sire of Annabaa. (refer below)

(n.b. Gay Missile hails to the same family to Summer Squall by Storm Bird,  A P Indy (Seattle Slew) & Lemon Drop Kid (Kingmambo) 

Extreme Choice a sprinter for 7 starts for 4 wins. I shall suggest he is a young australian sire ahead of his time. The mitDNA goes per family 12C, esteemed as the Whiteshirt mare. (→ 1 Trait in a Genetic Ocean – II

Whist the numbers down can not yet define Extreme Choice/ broodmare sire cross, an indication (reservedly) is the influential female family 1P aka Hornbeam to his pedigree of the great classic influencers.

The european sprinter Annabaa, a son of Danzig and the colt’s broodmare sire – Annabaa sired the amazing Irish bred  mare Goldikova. She inbred 4×4 to Riverman.

It is to the past building influences of the maternal dam that in our book has the deciding design ahead. The powerful of ALL is the perpetual and ancestral trait that is the ‘Stamp’ – these belonging to sons and all lineages to Djebel/Tourbillon/Ksar/Brueleur, its genetic band width.

To our subject – these alike ‘band-widths’ come built through this colts 5th dam a grand-daughter of Djebel and plus as infused via, Bay Phantom (USA) grand-sire Ambiorix (FR), a son of Tourbillon.

Our past analysis has commented much of prototype conduits. They’re sitting beneath the surface and re-surfacing – as such is the case re: Bay Phantom (USA) family 2h.

– by referencing to the 4th dam Helen Drake (USA), it draws upon 4sx4s Domino 23b (the backbone family to American Bloodstock families) and 3dx3d to Hurley Burley (family 2h). This once gain is the genetic doorway to Martha’s daughters… (or re-read → Secretariat and Carbine, ad infinitum

Where the colt, Stay Inside, has 5sx3Dx5D Danzig…do note the greater tap-maternal influence is Felstead to male-linage of great-grand-sire Carbine (family 2h) i.e. conduit Type factor

By now we may appreciate the colt Stay Inside is richly bred and as mightily has his racing back-bone well- together to an European/American inheritance model.

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Aegon (NZ) – on the Inside



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3 yr old NZ gelding – Aegon (Sacred Falls (NZ) – Toss Up (NZ) ex- Zabeel ) 

4 wins from 4, winner of G1 NZ 2000 Guineas 1600m  + G 2 Hawkes Bay Guineas 1400m +Karaka Million 3YO Classic (1600m)

The prior article SACRED FALLS (NZ) potency  illustrated the young New Zealand sire. He sadly deceased from a liver condition in 2019.

Sacred Falls 3 year old gelded son Aegon, went purchased for $NZ150k at NZ Bloodstock Yearling Sales.

This yearling colt had captured the purchasers ‘eye’… athletic, nicely balanced where not overly large yet, the colt had some extra appeal.

– it appears, the gelded son of Sacred Falls (a dual Doncaster miler) shall emulate his sire’s racing abilities.

Postulating the breeding & genetics – the TBL view is to target ‘why/how’ a quality sire over dam meets genotype ‘advanced’ via and thru numerous individuals represented. Where these lend towards or backwards upon old bones, exemplary strains that do exist distinct, they the exalted ones not to be missed, only be ever more so appreciated.

– the integrity of the racehorse thoroughbred to its ancestral bones has paid more principle than could ever be believed. Simply – prototype equals the on-top, dominant.

These exalted ones are the decisive: they are forever, laser sharp, integral to a sport horse finest. Supreme – they are ‘short’ (i.e. no shuttle, no numbers ‘mass’)

Where theory to breeding has reasonable explanatory, it is not the only means to evaluating.

The differentiation compels towards allele dominance supported by attribution traits and yes of course, the study of line-breeding brings thru the main radius of blood.

Solitary, forgotten(?), lost-to, lack of knowledge(s) this has the art of gathering familial bloodlines. Their Genetics are a valuable source & revelation to manifest over repeated generations as to re-evolve where these defiantly DNA ‘transmit’.

They have the ‘missing’ details to discern & examine.

First… the obvious Aegon factors to 5×5 Northern Dancer and 5×5 Mill Reef. Had (personally) always thought O’Reilly (sire of Sacred Falls) was of the chiefly, Princequillo conduit type – there via, Mill Reef. Plus, Sacred Falls 5th dam has grand-sire Princequillo.

The cross-nick applied O’Reilly over Zabeel mares has Princequillo through Sir Tristram. However back…deeper & collectively 9x’s Princequillo preside via Milan Mill, Round Table, Bourbon Prince, Somethingroyal and Monarchy.

What the above emanates… to draw another & how often is it (?) …the familial blue-hen collectively… and easily over looked.

Peruse once again Aegon’s pedigree Aegon Horse Pedigree ( for Knights Daughter/Feola – the female family 2f to identify her transmittance, the Conduit factor via, Tell Tell Horse Pedigree ( (notably… 2×3 Knights Daughter!!), Round Table and significantly, Tale of the Cat – infused via his daughter, grand-daughter & dam, Toss Up (NZ).

So what does the sire Sacred Falls expose?

No matter what…a sire in his purist design shall reproduce the best of himself.

He will slot into anything…but essentially is an up-grader across all the broodmare numbers given to him.

The breeding future is still IN his…


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sweet as, SHAQUERO



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Subject: Shaquero – (Shalaa (IRE) – Fimatino (Aus) ex- Not a Single Doubt (AUS)

    – 2 year old Australian colt 4 starts, 2 wins. Winner Magic Millions (Gold Coast), 2 year old Classic – 1200m. Trained by Chris Waller Racing – purchased for $A160k

‘Scrubbing up’ the exclusive genotype pattern, takes the shining light on depths of old to modern day thin, the German bred bloodlines, via dam Fimatino.

Everything of dam, plays hand to bold, stamina constitutional condition – what propels raw, abundant ability by class and speed, through back substance(s) competitive, stay-ability blood.

Shaquero Horse Pedigree (

     –  3x’s Danzig, plus full brothers Kris & Diesis by Sharpen Up from Doubly Sure (GB), we shall engage and uncover foundational elements that undoubtedly throw back and over, the genetic prototype (at large).

What’s hidden below surface?  It is not obvious and yet, follows through dominant characters, the dominant allele over another. These individuals, those dams acquired, mean, hard Dominant staying quality and breeding results had delivered, to the German track days.

firstly…The multiple crosses to Danzig are nutshell carriers: Felstead by Spion Kop, grand-sire Spearmint by Carbine – the tree is Martha’s daughters… the family 2-h a nucleus.

Carbine, Spearmint, Felstead

Hugely pivotal, influential Kris, Diesis, Sharpen Up shout from a pedigree page for, they are the bloodline quintessence and any of these quality strains never fail to sharpen and simply said, genetic giants cannot be overlooked like, larger-than-life  breeding influences across. Inclusively & among many, stands Felstead.

We suggest…it maybe a good reckoning that new sire Shalaa (IRE) has a genetic power house like his sire Invincible Spirit and like son, I Am Invincible (AUS)

The dam, Fimatino (AUS) designated family 16, where her ancestral dam Athene (GER) is Derby, classic-staying blood.

Important to note: she inbred to The Palmer (family 5i, ancestress Diversion: where this  homozygous siring nick patterns, via and same ‘collide’ –  Sharpen Up dam Rocchetta, family 5i/Diversion). Athene’s other in-bred 5×5 Buccaneer (GB) sired by Wild Dayrell, a special, special rarity.

Do note… Athene’s daughter-descendant Alexandra (Ger) has 3x’s to Athanasius (Ger) he the son of Athene (family 16). Ticino ex- dam Alexandra, an extremely successful sire produced Neckar, Niederlander, Mogul, and Orsini. Alexandra ⇔ 5th maternal to Fimatino; pedigree has the Engine.

Whilst numerous favorable accountabilities to pedigree might satisfy the researchers heart… it is interesting via grand-dam sire Luskin Star through to the male-line → Star Kingdom’s pedigree has 4×4 Sunstar (Sundridge) from the family 5i (Diversion) and 5×5 Canterbury Pilgrim, where the grand-dam sire has The Palmer family 5i, (Diversion).


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Bidding for the Electric and Exquisite



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Last post The Genetic Character – Tarzino (NZ) further refined quality breeding arrives upon vital lines where the few bother to look, or understand. That’s our job and that is also, what elite class is about.

It equally applies for the broodmare. Some dam lines are well advanced – more exemplary than others.

Such is the Cinna family – family 3e.

Delighted to discover and share this hidden treasure, a yearling filly 2021 NZ Bloodstock Yearling Sales lot 222

Genetic Finesse is rare. It rarely comes together and the Tavistock/Zabeel cross has proven itself beyond words – 50 winners from 71 runners bred is extraordinary. These are the racing history names like Hong Kong’s Horse of the Year Werther, Johnny get Angry, Tarzino, Toffee Tongue.

One can wonder how it can get any better? But it does – the filly is an exceptional gorgeous creature and swagger walk complete.

Group 1 Oaks material, and as a potential broodmare, the destiny and legacy is already in place, female family 3e.

Here from another expert describes what’s going on to these superb Vice Regal bloodlines back.

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The Genetic Character – Tarzino (NZ)



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The genetic character to Westbury Stud’s sire Tarzino continues to unveil a suspicion – this instinctual nudge not to be ignored.

The TBL research has pushed at a greater prototype that unravels or comes upon dominant ones – alleles’ doing a job.

Utilizing prototype ancestral to arrive how family lines or, what shoots above the rest, has consistence more than middling.

–  late 2020 research alerted that backbone stability unfolds its genetic chain towards speed and stamina.

Evaluating pedigree compels one to realize these non-specific, rather pre-ordained and though we might consider breeding has steps 1.2.3….. it reinforced where trying too hard to exploit speed excluding everything else, is reckless.

In the positive-sense, back-up, prototype strains are highly zig-zag dangerous. Thus, immersion to ascend – Hurry On builds constitution.

The clarity comes often too late…yet, what provides PRO-GENITOR relationship has the defining & lasting genus.

The paradox – how can it be anything else?

It is the at-foot patterns, nicking between ‘at-work’. The knit of why one compels the nick, to another.

Science considers mutational changes to average’s 11-12 generation cycle – this evolutionally plants the character: the building of generational makeup.

As posted → je-ne-sais-quoi: Tarzino (NZ) TBL reckoned the sire would be a game-changer.

Tarzino has a target to his bloodlines that parallel alike. i.e. Djebel/Tourbillon. Like French breeding was – finest Derby winners astutely bred astute, designed to  professional winning alongside long-developed patience.


His 2 year old progeny are pre-training trial phrase. This NZ racing video Tarzino-Espresso Cavallo gelding exemplifies what is in store. Additionally, sizing genotype pedigree perfecto hits the nail on the head forLe Fabuleux (FR) keys the dams pro-genitor relationship backwards to its invisible thread falling upon Neil Gow by Marco and Beppo by Marco, Beppo is the maternal grand-sire of Gay Crusader (GB) and he the sire of Loika, the dam of Djebel. There lays the plait.

The trait, tied to its breeding clearly underpins a sport horse fit for racing adeptness.

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Byerly Turk – selective history



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His overlord name has plume to bloodstock literature – the ‘spiritual’ of modern racehorse.

The Byerly Turk.

Without ancestry tribe – it is viewing to phenotype anatomical, this genetic breeding-bomb that ‘sets’ apart, a re-defining proto-Type. It goes to a dormant source.

There can be none more perfection heredity than thySunday Silence, as designated family 3e. At 10 generations linebreeding, Sunday Silence amasses 49 x to St Simon. (more detail further below, to St Simon phenomena)

Sunday Silence, was not for US breeders; validated as of modest pedigree, to an unwanted conformation is well documented by Arthur Hancock. …the rest is history, to location Land of the Rising Sun. Sunday Silence died 2002.


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Yes,  Sunday Silence is ‘model’, the subject ideal – to an ineffable paterfamilias ascended through such label(s) – those given as then(categorized) Turk ancestry.

There ‘its’ enduring prototype integrity, with stamina, this constitution for the classic racehorse.

Defiantly, it places genus within the racehorse Thoroughbred.

“…a prevalent opinion that black horses with white feet & a white star on the forehead as a result of crossing the indigenous horses of Upper Asia with so-called Arab blood & with frequent occasion to notice similar phenomena…” (reference here)

Consider these specimen below – these 3 are NOT classed to the thoroughbred.

The above, are to demonstrate an uncanniness to characteristics of the TB. They are  Russian mountain breeds. The Kabardin received infusions of Arab, Turkmene and Karabakh blood. They are naturally Strong, of equable temperament with sure-footedness and boundless endurance; evidently, a strong individuality. Science appears to validate records here.

– It is further interesting to learn the anglo-kabarda has three types: basic, massive, oriental and to the sports horse breeding ‘use’ of the origin, caucasian strain. (§reference below)

(aside history note: The eurasian complexity,. .. to widely appreciating peoples cultural landscape towards animals as unified principle . ↵ ↵This dissertation brings together countless angles in order to discover the Origins are as much gathered, integrated to ancient peoples, the maps, the Landscapes then deemed East, the Asia and thus has far consequence without bias, to western sectarianism.)

back on track…



TB -Santry – a phenotype representative of the Bruce Lowe tables, family 3, sub- branch 3h, pedigree here



BLANDFORD –  belongs to the Classic aptitude group, the greatest classic sire

1727 Mother England…”great events were stirring and great men and horses were on the way. There was also born in 1727, not a man, nor a woman, nor a horse, but a Book. It was the father and mother of that Book, the great and immaculate Stud Book, bred from the original ….Here was Breeding in a Nutshell, Here was the tree of knowledge from whose branches would spring the fruits of scientific betting – for some would race and breed, some then would buy and sell. Thither would come the Great Ones of the land, with their money and their horses.” (*Tattersalls)

²A General Stud Book appeared, 1791 by James Weatherby through ‘collections’ of Pedigrees, as gathered from Racing Calendars and Newspapers. 1st Volume Registry of the Stud appearing 1793, with an improved 5th edition in 1891.

It was the introductory Principle attesting bloodlines. 

Further, the establishments of the bloodline ‘table’ families began, viz –

  • The Ancestress of the English Thoroughbred by Hermann Goos, 1885
  • Frentzel’s Family Tables of English Thoroughbred Stock, 1869
  • Modern Pedigree by Antwerp and Lamplighter, New York 1895
  • Tables of Pedigrees of Thoroughbred Horses by C. Wackerow to the earliest account to 1897.
  • Breeding Racehorse by the Figure System, compiled by Bruce Lowe 1895

These appeared, built upon quota of ‘blood’, dams to their siring bloods, and not exactly squared upon winners of major race-day titles. Plus those classified alongside  those of lower number contributory as selected by Bruce Lowe’s configured arrangement.

¹ – The fallacy, long since exploded, that the foundation of the British stud rests chiefly with the Darley Arabian, the Byerly Turk, and the Godolphin Barb; ignoring the fact that it had been laid long previous to their arrival in England, through intermingling (cross-breeding) of the blood of the White and Yellow Turks, imported by Lord D’Arcy, with that of the Moroccan Barb, imported by Lord Fairfax, the Leedes Arabian, and the Lister Turk.

 1st Edition ‘Early Records of the Thoroughbred by C.M. Prior (1924). The progressively & meticulously researched, to re-evaluate numerous foundational bloodlines. 

–   historical-narrative-complex across the Silk Roads…handsomely spearsCross-breeding & cross-bred strains to reinforce principle Type, and albeit loosely, it begets a ‘Type’ – as bred, and labelled, a breed name applied.

 ⇓ focus anatomical differences ⇓

The Byerly Turk fables continue and vary his coat from dark mahogany brown to a black coat: and said to be believed… either stolen or captured beforehand, by the Turkish officer & again… seized by Colonel Robert Byerley. (or, Byerly)

” three young colonels competed in the race for the King James the Second Plate and, on his horse Byerley’s Turk, Colonel Byerley rode to victory for his prize of a silver bell. Just over three months later the same colonel was involved in a different style of action, fighting at the Boyne on the side of Prince William of Orange against King James” – The Lecal Review: a journal of Downe History – Lecal & Downe Historical Society.

– ‘google’ images, those paintings of the Battle of the Boyne – the scene and bravado.  (focus the depictions of these horses versus the Classique distinction by popular Byerly Turk painter John Wootton)

It seems there is much grandeur, to the family name Byerly. The age of the horse had arrived and “England, was a paradise for horses and a hell for women.” (The British Thoroughbred 1700 – 1850 Vincent Orchard.

fantasy or not – The Byerly Turk goes by another fable name – Azarax

To the English countryside, the paintings by John Wootton portray regal; the exotic Eastern Oriental sire with his Syrian groom – the elegant portraiture brush-strokes extravagance, opulence and to his becoming, the powerful influence. “allowances for the flattery (went) common in horse portraiture…”  said bloodstock writer, W.D. Osbourne

For aristocrats , the well patronized Wootton is a social media influencer and horse Illustrator. There is the powerful platform:  the Baroque horse with his handler landscaping the adoring, to an almost soulful adulation.

Its all for horse-trading.


The Art of Riding – the Duke of Newcastle, William Cavendish plays a major role in Charles I’s court and to Charles II restoration, the policy of active intervention in European affairs through maritime and commercial expansion.

William Cavendish, Duke of Newcastle highly esteemed the blood of the Barb. He had a low opinion of the Arabian so far as racing ability was concerned.


 Meritocracy Britannia, the empire-building, the growth embodies new commerce, entered of many rogues and personalities; old boys network entrepreneurial it welcomes 

“The Byerly Turk”

Horses from the Turkish army were much sought after as booty. During the seemingly endless years of Turkish dominance, Europeans were seldom able to acquire Arab, Syrian, or Turkestan stallions. 1683 the Ottoman Empire began to decline and more horses fall into the hands of the Imperial troops.¹²


The Byerly Turk, pointedly to his Type and ‘quota of blood’. Where possible, pedigrees are cited to

The black horse was said to have covered few mares.

Among his products were the excellent runners Sprite (no classification to dam nor, progeny records) & Basto. The moderate racehorse but useful sire Jigg and Black Hearty whose daughter Bonny Black (1715) had reputation of being the best racemare of the first half of the century.

Basto, born 1702, by Byerly Turk and the Bay Peg, ran and won 5 times 1708 and 1709 at Newmarket, over 4 miles. Died 1723.

1719 – Bonny Black, foundation mare of the Family 39, won the Gold Cup at Hambleton as a four year old under 10 stone, at the weight for five year olds, over 4 miles, in a field of 31 starters. Bonny Black had already won a match as a three year old at Newmarket. Her sire is Black Hearty by the Byerly Turk from the Lord Howe Persian mare.

Archer, horse by the Byerley turk –\

Bulle Rock by the Darley Arabian from the Byerly Turk mare. A successful racehorse he is exported to America.

Bristol Grasshopper or Mostlyn’s Grasshopper – Sire of 3 mares, 2 to classification – family 30; 1 undesignated, this mare has a daughter Hartley mare by Hartleys Blind Horse

  1. Byerly Turk Mare – Has 4 daughters + 1 horse classified to family 1

2. Whitefoot (H) – Byerley Turk Mare – originally classified family 2 no further progeny recorded. There is a Godolphin White foot – from a Byerly mare, classified family 1

a. Bowes (H) – Byerly Turk Mare – 2 sons, 1 daughter, prior classified family 2, by J. Osbourne . There is a pedigree correction to family 58

b. Surley – Byerly Turk mare (grey horse) – 3 daughters, 1 son. 1 daughter (Jilt) classified by family 41 ⇔ 3×3 Byerly Turk: 1 unclassified, 2 classified to family 34** (n.b. more to family 41 below)

3. Byerly Turk mare from a Bustler mare, classified family 8 1 daughter Hutton’s Royal mare

– ****Branch 8, 8-a, 8-b, 8-c, 8-d, 8-e, 8-f, 8-h, 8-i, 8-j, 8-k – all trace to a Mare (GB 1695c) by Byerley Turk. It should be noted that a branch of 8 has an error in it as does a branch of 8b so this family is not perfectly conserved, per L3a1b halotype – 

4. The Ramsden Mare by Byerly Turk, classified family 27 her daughter the Halifax Farmer mare to her progeny of 4 daughters, 4 sons et al family 27.

     – Check over… (noting family 27, 41 i.e. Byerly Turk mares inclusive) Babraham mare distaff, to a stallion named Cherry Ripe (IRE), was considered very moderate in appearance and yet held a wonderful record for siring winners particularly stock of good jumpers. A golden chestnut with blaze face, and near hind pastern white; standing 16 hands 1″high, girths 6ft 6″ and measured 9″ below the knee. An extraordinarily long sloping shoulders and short back with grand, strong, lengthy quarters, very good bone and beautiful temperament. He was not patronized well.

5. Byerly Turk mare, a celebrated mare belonging to Mr Bowes of Streatham and conjected ( genetically disproven)was thought, to be the same as the above family 2 mare of birth year 1708, 1709. The progeny listed are her origins to family 3

6. the Byerly Turk mare, from the Whynot mare, classified family 15

7. The Byerly Turk mare, from the Bustler mare, classified family 35 1 daughter, the Bay Bolton mare

8. The Byerly Turk mare, classified family 17 1 daughter the Wharton mare.

9. The Byerly Turk mares, where 2, remain unclassified/unknown.

Because of adverse and to a discrediting response to the Bruce Lowe Figure System; It judged to the misaligned values of the mostly unknown female origin strains. It veils, to mis-interpret the greater breeding inter-relatedness. The Figure System has its expressions by 1 alone, tap-root merit.

It went interpreted as nonsense.

“it is sheer nonsense and not worth a moment’s consideration” J. Osbourne

“I had some thought of criticizing this figure system theory, but, never seriously taken up by breeders, it is already a dead letter, succumbing through sheer inanition” – Charles Richardson – “The English Turf”

(n.b.) it is noted the Prussian stud (phenotype photos) to Goos & Frentzels attributed;  apply more leanings towards dominance, pre-potency collectively, hence the paraphrase, the quota of blood)

To further engage the Byerly Turk prototype as a Type to the breed… is to follow  a quota of his blood, indicated through these below.

The immortal sire & broodmare sire of the founding family 3m. Whalebone19 x’s via Jigg, Basto, mares family 1 and 3, or family 27?


Whalebone, winner of the Newmarket Stakes & the Derby on his first 2 appearances later became a formidable campaigner in four mile events with weights up to 12 stone. He stood no higher than 15 hands & 1/2. The Petworth groom states: the lowest & longest & most double-jointed horse, with the best legs and worst feet that I have ever seen. Small, insignificant he becomes an enormous influence. ⇒ Sire of Camel, Sir Hercules and Defence. Defence, the ancestral distaff to TBL blog: Winx came from Herod

Sir Peter Teazle – deep body, powerful shoulders & quarters, a short neck and a large head. His coat, dark brown to a prominent white star to his forehead. His stock mostly the richness of brown. Great constitution and they required very strong work. Full sister to Brown Bess dam line to Sister One True Blue, family 3.

Family 41 – as the Byerly Turk mare features the Great steeplechaser, Arkle (IRE) with plus, magnificent contributions to St Simon, via his dam St Angela by King Tom by Harkaway by Economist from his dam, Fanny Dawson.

Arkle – perfect conformation, the noblest steeple chaser of all time. (video reference below)

Arkle’s skeleton at the Irish National Stud. Critically study this skeleton. (photo by TBL)




Harkaway is the maternal, grand-sire of St Simon.

Harkaway – Beaten in his 1st start as a two year old, then a 2nd place at Curragh, the following November he showed the great staying powers he possessed, and which so often subsequently astonished the racing world by winning over the 2 year olds, 3 year olds, and 5 year olds in a canter.  In 1838 Harkaway after winning several at the Curragh crossed the Channel and ran second. At Goodwood, Harkaway wins in a canter and is victor there again. He ran in 38 races and no fewer than 25 of which he won. He bred a great number of winners but was not well patronized however notably, the sire of King Tom from his dam Pocahontas. 

Harkaway: In the shoulders he was deep and powerful, the shoulder-blade being very broad and full of muscle. There was little or no difference in the height of his withers and the highest point of his rump. His ribs were strong, but short aft, while he had a flat loin though the hips were strong and backbone large. He was a good weight carrier. He stood 16 hands, 2 inches.

– King Tom the 7th produce of Pocahontas, a bay horse with black points, was the very beau ideal of the English thoroughbred horse and only failed through illness being enrolled among classic winners. He had numerous and distinguished progeny but it was American breeders who escalated his prototype via Phaeton (King Tom) (review his prototype to grand-son Foxhall (USA) here) – Foxhall, an outstanding colt in Europe and winner of the Grand de Prix Paris.

The Harkaway pedigree…to his maternal sire Nabocklish has 5Dx5d a sire named Bagot (GB) by Herod. His dam Marotte and distaff, family 41, a Byerly Turk mare.

It appears the family 41 distaff died out, though hopefully not…

The legacy of ‘a’ St Simon is definitely still here, as is ‘a’ Whalebone – If you want to know the future, look at the past. (quote)

Contemporary example provided  More than Ready such a distinguishing profile, pointedly via, through inheritance Naskra to 27 x’s to St Simon.

– TBL opinion the Byerly Turk was never thoroughbred but as referred, another. – the **family 34 (Byerly Turk 3×4) The dam family of stallion Bel Esprit (AUS) , sire of Black Caviar (AUS)

**Sacred Falls (NZ) deceased stallion – SACRED FALLS (NZ) potency

Vice Regal (NZ) family 3e from the Cinna family. 39 x’s to St Simon.

War Front (USA) – has 39x’s to St Simon (photo credit unknown…)


****Thoroughbred Bloodlines Pedigree Matters Charts

§ – Anglo-Kabarda – Wikipedia

Arkle footage –

¹ The Horse-Breeders Handbook – J. ‘Beacon’ Osbourne

², ¹¹ Horse Breeding in Theory & Practice – B von Oettingen

¹²The Noble Horse – Monique and Hans D. Dossenbach

The Thoroughbred World – Walter D. Osbourne

Encyclopedia of The Horse – Alexander Mackay-Smith/Elwyn Hartley Edwards

*Tattersalls – Two Hundred Years of Sporting History – Vincent Orchard

The Horse – edited by Michael Seth-Smith

England in the Reign of Charles II – Vol 1 – David Ogg

Horses – The Story of the Horse Family in the Modern World and through Sixty Million years of History – George Gaylord Simpson

A History of Greece 3rd Edition – J.B. Bury

“the high regard which I have for the Thoroughbred has not stopped, but rather stimulated me to investigate and express candidly the ideas got from studying the (present) state of the Thoroughbred. I take nothing for granted.” B. von Oettingen

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“The race was run in 7 min, 20seconds, carrying 8 stone 7lb. Mr Fenwick offered to run Matchem against any horse in the world” 

” The Godolphin Arabian and **Roxana union produced two good horses, Lath and Cade and Cade continued the male line which has been represented by Hurry On, Precipitation to have exerted a potent influence in New Zealand in the 20th century.” P. Willets 1981.

Good genetics are cryptic.

Some years back, I read about Nobel Prize in Physiology & Medicine recipient; the cytogeneticist Barbara McClintock. Her great research and ground-breaking work to transposing genes – the jumping gene. It is where the genome can translocate its position in the DNA, for repair and save type behavior.

The ‘jumping gene’ knits survival, enduring ‘existence’ for the specie itself.

The genetic material is mobile, inter-changeable – 2 types can copy and paste or cut and paste. It can insert or delete to its main principle as ecologically adaptive.

To all forms of life, (mammalian) the exploratory field has no bounds.

I am not aware of any examination to the thoroughbred, but McClintock’s science such intrigued: I postulated ‘trait’ may re-emerge from distance and have ‘unforeseen’ character to the pedigree.

Incredible detail from old bloodstock literature drives deep consideration; constitutional innate elements have presence, vitality... endurance & ‘resistance’ where horses ran all day, records past 35 starts or so, a capability to run at any distance.

Certainly no such thing now and we wonder, why not the ability?

Theories of distance and aptitude ‘correct’ for progeny: DNA genetics to provide appropriate sire selection is the business. But is it right?

Goodbye they say….where heritage progenitors, to stud records are incorrect. Such corrections have changed an entire landscape but let’s agree, pedigree still has vital clues and account of what is capably working.

Though we might be dis-satisfied to modern day breeding, racing to ‘soft’ distances,  improving still (?) preciousness speed over stamina, without furthering programs to make-em tough development, what remains is genetic material cannot be be lost but only understood much further that one could expect.

Our earliest heritage TB breeding books, the authors and breeders, didn’t know of a transposing, jumping ‘gene’ but went ‘learned’ and practiced in animal husbandry.

“a recognized axiom with both physiologists and practical breeders of all kinds of stock, that the value of any family is mainly in proportion to the purity of its origin” Breeding Racehorses by the Figure System by Bruce Lowe.

“The home-bred English horse, so much praised by Caesar, and after him by many other writers on this subject, on account of its staying powers and speed, contributed very largely to the building up of the English Thoroughbred. These native-bred horses in England and Ireland had the character of the wild horses of the Steppes, and are mentioned as living in the the forests as late as the seventeenth century, with the remark that they were better and more capable than any other breed in Europe reference Sportsman Dictionary 1778”. Horse Breeding in Theory and Practice . B Von Oettingen 1909

eleven unknown Sources (including Old Montagu), six from Royal Mares, two each from Darley Arabian, the Godolphin Barb, Hutton’s Bay Barb, the Lister Turk, the old Morocco mare and one each from the Akaster Turk, the Byerley Turk, Bustler mare, a Brimmer mare and a Barb mare. The Horse-Breeders Handbook – Joseph Osborne 1898. 

As many as 102 Eastern stallions were used to the building of the Thoroughbred and besides these many other Eastern stallions imported and used by breeders in England and Ireland though their results reportedly, of meagre influence. From 1635 starting with Lord Fairfax’s Morocco Barb to listed 36 stallions at ending 1730 the, Godolphin Arabian where these (above) are noted to have a stronger conspicuous part to breeding of Thoroughbreds. (end)

The above early first-hand narratives are to show the rise n’ fall: disappearances of numerous lineages. What remains is still inheritable. More to the point speed, needs resilience not more absolute ‘speed’ traits.

Science updates domestic horse breeding – to its inbreeding, sighting lack of diversity as its been around long as 200 years. Bloodstock Historians shall point – the evolutionary/ecological phrase.. horses always were, without any caution, a domestic type, commonly incest bred.

In-breeding is to re-introduce desirable traits. The ‘scoring’ and phenotype results are to be keenly observed, critiqued from every possible angle, a check-list through to all stages of development, through and through.  This the inborn genetic pattern over generation and generations. It is a cycle and a long one, cycle within cycles. 

“the Old Moroccan mare first bred her son Spanker and that Spanker incestuously bred Betty Leeds’s grandmother from his own mother, the Old Moroccan mare.” Early Records of the Thoroughbred Horse C.N. Prior – Betty Leedes, the foundation family 6 from Old Bald Peg, **Roxana, dam of Cade, sire of Matchem.

The due diligence remains and it is to still follow potent genetic influences available.

Firstly however, reflect Lady Wentworth – Thoroughbred Racing Stock: where she calculated these astounding pedigree strains to Bahram (Blandford).

  • Unknown Arabian – appears 222,281 times
  • Darcy’s chestnut Arabian – appears 179, 105 times
  • Darcy’s white Arabian – appears 123,037 times
  • Leeds Arabian – appears 112.667 times
  • Helmsley Turk – appears 66,893 times
  • The Byerley Turk – appears 64,032 times
  • The Darley Arabian – appears 44,079 times
  • Lister Turk – appears 40,305 times
  • The Godolphin Barb – appears 28,232 times

(sidenote: I have no idea how these went calculated but it is appreciated early pedigree ‘wheels’ do account & specific detail has Source of Origin to dam and Greater progenitor.)

To further convey importance of contribution: strain or trait, the terrain of genotype is detail, detail & more detail. The example is – “Mr Joseph Osbourne contends that the merit of Eclipse was quite as much (if not considerably more) due to the five strains of the Lister Turk, than to the single strain of the Darley Arabian” 1909

Osbourne further states: “Therefore, when you see a figure in a pedigree it is indefinite. It may mean entirely different blood in different pedigree, and you search further to have an intelligent knowledge of the bloodlines of the animal” – The Horse Breeders Handbook, Joseph Osbourne

The magic appears and it is the Matchem male-line descendancy to Hurry On and sons thereof….to provide rich potent source, constitutional, quality and robust as ‘renewable and sustainable’ balance to breeding.

where/how/why…this wider Intelligence, the bloodlines of the animal.

Hurry On, his grand-sire MARCO as seen below (1892 – Baraldine – Novitiate, by Hermit)

Marco – the leading three year old of 1895

Marco did not take part in Classics but had the reputation of being the best three year old of 1895 due to his impressive victory the Cambridgeshire Stakes The handicapper penalized heavy his success & thereafter Marco is able to win only twice more over the two seasons. Not expected to excel at stud he sires four quality stallions where two are top class runners.

His daughter, the elite and founding mare of the 1-W family, Marchetta. An influential blue-hen she produced of 13 foals, nine winners one of these, the élite and multiple black-type producer mare Sweet Lavender. Her French-bred daughter Lavendula the grand-dam to Turn-To (IRE) by Royal Charger, sire of Hail to Reason and Sir Gaylord.

–  *Neil Gow by Marco 1909 National Breeders Produce Stakes, Champagne Stakes, Imperial Produce Stakes, 1910 Two Thousand Guineas and a dead heat for the Eclipse Stakes. Won £25,771. Dies after 8 seasons at stud before making his real impact on Stud Books of the world. His son Re-echo wins 8 races and is sent to Argentina having great success as a stallion. His daughters are excellent broodmares but limited by numbers.

–  Omar Khayyam (Marco) he is the best three year old in the U.S, the same year his great sire dies. Omar K. is the first English-bred winner of the Kentucky Derby. 1920 he stands at Claiborne Farm and 1929 relocated to Virginia.

Marco’s other sons Beppo, Bembo, Bronzino and Marten where runners of merit.

Marco Polo (GB) is exported to US 1917.

Marco, sire of Marcovil & My Prince , the sire of Grand National steeplechasers – Grega,lach, Reynoldstown, Royal Mail. Marco’s son Springlawn, goes to South Africa.

*Neil Gow (Marco) his daughter Best Wishes is the grandam of colt Felicitation, winner of the Ascot Gold Cup. He beat Hyperion. Felicitation has eight stud seasons in England before exported to Brazil. Represented by Jolly Joker (BRZ) ⇒⇒ Thignon Lafre (BRZ) by Henri Le Balofre (FR) x Mignon (BRZ), & exceptional, male line Hurry On/Precipitation descendant.

– daughter Perce-Neige produces Coronation Cup winner the French bred Winterhalter, winner of 7 races over 3 seasons. Perce-Neige also produces Rose of England, G1 winner Oaks Stakes and Star of England, winner of the Yorkshire Oaks. Her daughter Catherine Glover is imported by Charles Howard to be mated with Seabiscuit.

– daughter Herself, produces Chatelaine, an Oaks winner. Herself is the 3rd dam to Grand Prix de Paris winner Avenger and the Cambridgeshire winner Raymond later sent to Japan 1934.

– daughter Nilghai, dam of Leonard 7 wins, winner of Northumberland Plate

– Santa Cruz, dam of 7 winners, her French bred daughter Drift, the dam of Heliopolis (Hyperion) and 2x leading sire on export to America. Heliopolis, notably sire of Olympia (*TBL blog-notes to Olympia → American Pharoah pows a ‘Grand Slam’ and review Lucky Pulpit (USA) sire of California Chrome → how chrome, turns to Gold: California Chrome

– Drift’s daughter, Tideway, a champion 2 year old winner and winner of 1,000 Guineas becomes a genetic giant produces Gulf Stream by Hyperion champion 2 year old colt in England and exported to Argentina. Leading sire in Argentina 3x 1955, 1959 , 1959. Gulf Stream Progeny listings Here

 “Neil Gow’s name never appeared as champion maternal grandsire but the great influence exercised by his comparatively few daughters show that they were of exceptional merit” – Leicester

 *Marcovil was far from the first-class performer and though kept in training over four years was greatly hampered by bad forelegs. He went to stud to lesser bloodstock regions in Sussex. Just as Marcovil was making headway as a reputable sire & just when son Hurry On appears on the race track,  he dies of paralysis during his 1917 breeding season.

In 1939 the steeple-chaser Prince Regent (by My Prince by Marcovil) is prevented  from becoming a hero and steeple chasing legend due to WW II over 5 career racing seasons. He is nevertheless noted and remembered for his enduring stamina to harsh weights, and under severe testing conditions to his racing.

– My Prince (Marcovil) grand-dam sire of the outstanding and greatest steeplechaser that ever lived Arkle (IRE). Arkle (IRE) had phenomenal accuracy to his jumps, he never fell and overlapped his forelegs with his hind-legs to the style of a greyhound. He was reported to have an exceptionally low heartbeat.

Marcovil certainly produced and amongst them, the broodmare Miss Matty (she the dam of Papyrus a Derby winner and Papyrus is broodmare sire of Princequillo. Miss Matty produced eight other winners. Note also the appearance of grand broodmare sire ⇒Papyrus/Miss Matty to the pedigree of Tesio-bred Ribot

Hurry On (GB) by Marcovil (Marco) from mare Toute Suite by Sainfoin. Hurry On is unbeaten 6 from 6. A champion sire. Sire, Marcovil is inbred to Hermit and the petite-built dam Toute Suite inbred to Stockwell. Hurry On has Varola’s, chefs-de-race professional classification.

Hurry On was over 17 hands, approximately 83 inches of girth and over 9 inches of bone. His progeny inherited stamina, soundness, longevity and stoutness. He headed both the list of sires of winners and sires of winning broodmares. At the time, he maintained and revived the Matchem line which was almost dead at the time he went to stud.

His stock included the 3 Derby winners Captain Cuttle, Coronach and Call Boy. St Leger winner, Coronach. Two Oaks winners, Toboggan and Pennycomequick, two 1000 Guineas winners, Plack and Cresta Run. The Ascot Gold Cup winner Precipitation and his daughter Instantaneous, the breeder of Court Martial.

Hurry On’s sire son Precipitation, earns chef-de-race Professional.

Down Under – Australasia’s major stamina lines as expressed by bloodstock writer, Ross du Bourg.

–  Precipitation (Hurry On) chestnut horse 1933. Not an early developer it was at four, he was the finest stayer of his age with a good turn of foot. He won seven races from one and a half miles to two and a half miles including the 1937 Ascot Gold Cup in near record time of 4 min. 18.8 seconds.

He provided a more important factor post war in Australian and New Zealand than in Europe. The staying genes of his male line dynasty thrived and flourished. The influential stallions sons include Summertime, Count Rendered, Agricola, Admiral’s Luck, Golovine, Macquario, Rasleight, Supreme Court’s full brother Court Command. The imported Avalanche (GB) (Precipitation) who sired the Australian mare Pushover for 16 wins inclusive Adelaide Cup, Turnbull Stakes, VRC Australian cup.

Precipitation, sire of Supreme Court and broodmare sire to Courtessa producing the great genetic ‘royal’ maternal Eight Carat (Pieces of Eight/Relic) the female dynasty to five G1 winners Diamond Lover (AUS), Mouawad (NZ), Cotehele House (NZ), Octagonal (NZ) Kaapstad (NZ). Courtessa also produced 3 year old European champion the Irish bred Habibiti. Cotehele House (eight Carat) 4×4  to Australia’s 2020 Caulfield cup winner (2400m) New Zealand bred mare, Verry Elleegant (Zed) . The jockey comments, she is not easy to ride. 

Somewhat bred-alike – Mystic Journey AUS (by Needs Further (AUS), a $A11.000 yearling buy returning $A3864,375. The story goes someone did not like her knees. She is a winner of the VRC Australian Guineas, her dam is 2x Klairessa/Courtessa.

Supreme Court produced Pipe of Peace (GB). Pipe of Peace is a champion 2 year colt in UK. He is exported to Australia and a quality sire. He produces, Always There, a quality performer racing in Australia and North America and rated best Southern Hemisphere 3 year old by British Bloodstock reviews. The mare Regal Peace, a 1000 Guineas winner. And, winner of the Queensland Derby – gelding, Dark Briar. Pipe  of Peace, sire of numerous black-type producers.

– Supreme Court produces champion UK hurdler Magic Court.

Court Martial , chefs-de-race Brilliant classified (Fair Trial – Instantaneous by Hurry On).

Court Martial 2,000 Guineas winner and twice champion sire. At age 16 years, he is sold to US after 1958 breeding season. Died at Claibourne Farm 1966. Recognized for producing 2 year old winners. Renowned for a perfect, racing temperament and was passed to his stock. Sire of the French-bred **Wilkes, and Australia’s 3x winning  sire, he produced sprinting sensation the great Vain. He himself a sire of tremendous quality and well recognized to the 3×4 in-bred Vain pedigree to mare Black Caviar: ‘diamonds’ within a pedigree,  Unbeaten for 25 wins.

– Court Martial in his 1st US crop, sired Goofed, the dam of celebrated stallion Lyphard (Northern Dancer). Lyphard refer him to Deep Impact (Sunday Silence) and Contrail (JPN) 7 for 7 wins: Hurry On factors via Caro the dam Chamcord, daughter of Chamossaire, son of Precipitation.

– notice Caro to the pedigree of Californinan Chrome’s sire. Lucky Pulpit additionally plus 7 Princequillo Miss Matty ‘linked’ dosages, +  Turn-to

Another Precipitation sire-son Sheshoon, winner of the Prix de l’arc de Triomphe, French Derby and French St Leger and leading European sire 1970. Sheshoons stallion son, Sassafras is the French-bred sire of Henri Le Balafre, a classic sire in Brazil AND HURRY ON MALE LINE descendant. His son – Thignon Lafre (BRZ). He highlights 7 strains to Marco, via Marcovil, Beppo, Neil Gow

Inheritance to Hurry On temperament swayed. Hurry On sons Precipitation and Tesio-bred Nesiotes came genuine and fought hard to the finishing lines where as Captain Cuttle and Coronach demonstrated lack. Nesiotes sired Fante (ITY) a winner Gran Premio di Milano

Coronach is however noted as well patronized by Federico Tesio to produce Italy Derby & Oak winners Jacopa del Sellaio, –  Niccolo Dellarca, multiple G1 winner in Italy and a prominent broodmare sire  – De Albertis (Italian hurdler and great sire in Denmark)

 Tesio remarked Niccolo Dellarca ‘knew how to breath’

Coronach also bred Marcel Boussac’s, Corrida (FR). Corrida the dam of Coaraze sired by Tourbillon and prominent sire in Brazil. Another Coronach son of high-merit and French-bred Cranach went confiscated by Germans when a two year old but won 11 races upon their ownership. Repatriated at the end of WWII he did well as a sire in France producing the German-bred Violoncelle, capturing numerous distant titles & G1 inclusive. Violoncelle went to Brazil, becoming a class sire. Violoncelle had a full sister Flute Enchantee, the dam of Luthier (FR). Luthier the stallion, champion 1st crop sire in France, 4x Leading French sire, 8x Leading Broodmare sire. Then there is Ciel Etoile, the winner of the French St. Leger.

The Hurry On stallion son – Hunters Moon, a half brother to Hyperion, a reasonable performer of 3 wins from 8 starts but it is his Hurry On/Selene genetics which see him exported to Argentina in 1929, then to Brazil in 1944.

– Precipitation son, Summertime, a talented stayer in England for 15 starts for 7 wins, 10 – 14 furlongs. Summertime a shapely, beautiful made near black horse of notable balance and symmetry to a placed nature and preferred to be outside, rather than boxed. He has titles to 3 New Zealand general financial sires premierships, one Australian broodmare financial sires’ premiership and four time times qualified for the Dewar Stallion Trophy being the leading New Zealand based sire on the combined Australian and New Zealand stake-earning list seasons, 1950/60, ’62/63, ’63/64, ’64/65.


Summertime – his high class stock, acceleration, adaptability to almost any racing condition and magnificent sire of broodmares. A special and specialized branch to Precipitation, his most exceptional son was Sobig.

Sobig, massive, well constructed near-black of scope and substance showed all fire and spirited energy of a king’s charger. Sheer power exuded but less than 4 years he dies from lung cancer.

Sobig raced 40 times, over 3 seasons for 12 wins from 5 furlongs to 1,1/2 miles. High quality winners sired by Sobig are So Called  wins G1,2,3 titles from 1400m to 2700m inclusive of Cox Plate and Underwood Stakes 1978. His breeding was 3×4 Precipitation.

– Think Big, 9 wins inclusive the 1974 and ’75 VRC Melbourne Cup.

– Kirrima, 12 wins winner of Great Northern Derby, Wellington Derby

– Soliloquy – top class sprinting and black-type producer mare

Count Rendered (Precipitation) – a solid middle-distancer stayer as a 3 year old colt, winning 3 from 9 starts over 10 furlongs to 13 furlongs.  Sire of champion classic galloper and successful stallion Syntax. 19 wins from 34 starts, champion 3 year old of the Year and NZ Horse of the Year- multiple winner in New Zealand and Australia of Derby, Oaks & Leger. Able to cover all distances.

Syntax was strikingly handsome, perfectly conformed and most underrated galloper. The Count Rendered branch to Precipitation died.

Agricola (Precipitation) – leading sire in New Zealand 1967/68, Dewar Stallion Trophy award and Australian general sires premiership title.

(n.b. the above details are credited to Ross du Bourg, The Australian and New Zealand Thoroughbred)

The passages of time and modern sources welcome ‘ascent’ strains of Hurry On and ‘Matchem’. Is this the TRANSPOSING/Jumping gene?

Modern pedigrees infused, via Hurry On/Precipitation dam lines are seen to the sire Lunchtime (Silly Season (USA) from Great Occasion (GB) by Hornbeam (GB). Lunchtime sired Snippets the Australian champion 3 year old sprinter in turn siring Pins, the phenomenal sire of Hong Kong G1 sprinting sensation Aerovelocity (NZ) and 2x Hong Kong Horse of the Year – Ambitious Dragon (NZ).


Melody Belle (NZ) by Commands: multiple G1 performer in New Zealand, placed in Australia. Distances 1100m to 2000m. 34 starts for 17 wins. 5th dam sire Summertime/Precipitation/Hurry On

Probabeel (NZ) by Savabeel: Australiasian multiple G1 performer. 18 starts for 8 wins. Distances 1200 – 1600m. 7x’s to Princequillo, 6x’s Lavendula, Hurry On 9sx9dx9D

Mo’unga (NZ) by Savabeel: colt, 4 starts for 3 wins. 6th dam by Summertime. Hurry On 9sx9Dx9Dx9dx9D via Toboggan, Coronach, Instanteneous, Precipitation. 8 x’s to Princequillo

re-tired, Chatauqua (AUS) by Encosta de Lago known as the gray flash: 8x Hurry On via Coronach, Althea, Panic, Quick Change, Instantaneous, Jiffy, Diligence

Daredevil (USA) by More than Ready. Sire of Swiss Skydiver and Shedaresthe devil. Daredevil carries: Coronach (Hurry On) 9sx8D via Corrida, Niccolo Dellarac + 4x’s to Papyrus + 2x Turn-to via Halo + Indian Chief (ARG) 3rd dam by Hunters Moon/Hurry On

 Swiss Skydiver (USA) – her 4th dam sire Castle Hill (GB) is a source to Chateau Bouscaut (see below)

Animal Kingdom (USA) stallion by Leridoexanimax. 4×4 Lyphard/Court Martial. 8x’s Hurry On via Coronach, Precipitation, Jury, Saddle Tor, Instantaneous, Chamossaire +2x’s Chateau Bouscaut (FR) via The Phoenix & Chanteur (important notes below)

  George Washington (BRZ) by Redattore (BZ) (source of Luthier (FR)– colt, 2020 G 1winner @ 2400m Sao Paulo.

English King (FR)by Camelot (GB). A 3 year old Colt, sold to Australia. (GB) – 6x’s Djebel via Djeddah, Djebellica, Arbar, Clarion + 2x Chateau Bouscaut + Lyphard (Court Martial)  + Ahonoora (Djebel, Klarioin, Marchetta, The Phoenix, Court Martial)

Storm the Court (USA) by Court Vision. Eclipse Champion 2 year old Male. 3x’s Hurry On via Jury & Precipitation. Gulch (USA)Rambunctious (USA), 3rd dam by Hurry On.+  Storm Bird (USA)/New Providence from dam by Preciptic by Precipitation, + Tejano Run (USA) via, Caro → Chamossaire/Precipitation + Riva Ridge (USA) via Turn-To and Riva’s dam, Iberia (USA) by Heliopolis from dam Drift, gand-dam Santa Cruz by NEIL GOW (MARCO) + Princequillo (Miss Matty)

Ole Kirk (AUS) by Written Tycoon (AUS) from dam, full sister to Black Caviar. *Hot Press* will stand at Vinery Stud (AUS). Ole Kirk 4x4x5 Vain/** Wilkes/ Court Martial

Catholic Boy (USA) by More than Ready – from Argentinian dam line La Sevilliana, champion 2 year old and 3 year old in Argentina Her sire is Court Harwell (GB) from the dam line to Precipitation. Le Sevilliana, the dam of The Tempress (USA), the dam of Canadian champion 3year old filly La Largnette . La Sevilliana/Precipitation + Turn-To 4 x’s via Hail to Reason, Sir Gaylord, First Landing + 7 x’s Princequillo/Miss Matty


Argentina  – The Yuvaraj (GB) 1943

(broodmare) grand-daughter of La Sevilliana Song of Bernadette (USA) i.e. Precipitation (side note , her exceptional distaff)

 (the nearest identified sources to Neil Gow (Marco) has French-bred stallion Chateau Bouscaut (1927) where Neil Gow is broodmare sire. Was a Champion 2 year old colt.

Worden (Fr) & 1/2 brother **Wilkes to their dam Sans Taras, 3rd dam Jean Gow by Neil Gow (Marco)

Djebel (by Tourbillon) → Gay Crusader (GB) broodmare sire Beppo by Marco

Thignon Lafre (BRZ) –  notably, direct male line descendant Hurry On + 7 strains to Marco via Marcovil, Beppo, Neil Gow.  His multiple G1 winning son Thignon Boy (BRZ) is sent to the Emirates.

¹The Hurry On line is celebrated for having provided some of the most powerful specimens of the Thoroughbred, but its existence is always hanging by a thread….

(Finally, but not at all Least are the central cycles )

 ‘S’  for speed & stamina = BALANCE

through the ‘S’ team (refer below) 

through the ‘S’ bend, pivotal

Hurry On (Marcovil from Tout Suite ( by SAINFOIN by Springfield, from SANDA)

Sanda, is incestuously inbred to the brothers Rataplan and Stockwell, sons of the         famous mare Pocahontas.

Sainfoin and full sister SIERRA.

Sainfoin, sire of ROCK SAND, broodmare sire of Man o’ War.

– *Broodmare sire of Phalaris from a dam line to Springfield. His dam Bromus 2×4           Springfield.

Sundridge (Amphion from SIERRA by Springfield) ⇔ Mumtaz Mahal: grand-dam of Nasrullah and Mahmoud. (sprinter/speed)

Sunstar by Sundridge (Sierra)

“3rd phase to evolution of speed the era of Nasrullah, Royal Charger, Mahmoud, War Admiral, Court Martial, Petition, Tudor Minstrel to ‘Domino’ the speed strains eventually crossed successfully with Princequillo, who carries Tracery via Papyrus (Miss Matty) i.e. speed to stamina = solid (n.b slightly alterated – this reference credit Ken McLean.


special thanks to Gilberto Junquiera for providing the Brazilian breeding references. Gilberto shares his wide knowledge & family history to the Mangalarga breed on his blog http:/

references ¹ Typology of the Racehorse – Franco Varola

100 Greatest Racehorses – Julian Wilson

Bloodstock Breeding – Sir Charles Leicester

The Classic Racehorse – Peter Willett

Horse-Breeders Handbook – J. Osbourne

Horse Breeding in Theory & Practice – B. von Oettingen

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Bellevue Hill (AUS) – the eyecatcher



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Our research heads to Zabeel’s male-line descendant, the young Australian sire – Bellevue Hill (Pierro – Bellevue Girl by the Danehill son Exceed and Excel.

– as a 2 year old colt, 2 electrifying wins from 4 starts, he early retired to a stallion career….“that run last week probably took the speed out of the legs, but he’s certainly a horse for the future” Tim Clark (jockey)

History & Breeding has showed Quality sires are not always forever, superior on-top racehorse. Their duty to breed, sits ‘highest’ to invigoration, this vehicle to male succession.

Our particular interest arose to Bellevue Hill (AUS) due to his female family distaff the, f.f. 2h – the distaff traces to Martha’s daughters… the Martha Lynn line.

The distinguished female distaff really fires up via, Bellevue’s Girls 9th dam sire Great Star.

Observe these great nucleus strains ⇓ ‘formative’ to what gets pedigree ‘going’ potent.

    – Great Star (Sunstar by Sundridge ex- Miss Matty (Marcovil) was a half-brother to Papyrus (Tracery by male-line, Rock Sand by Sainfoin) the English Derby Winner. Notably, Papyrus is the broodmare sire of…Princequillo  and this is where the pedigree rotates to Princequillo ⇔ **Miss Matty (Marcovil)

(interest factor: Papyrus is also the broodmare sire to sprinting brilliance, sire of influence, Honeyway (GB).

Miss Matty (Marcovil) features in Leicester’s Bloodstock Breeding – the chapter Famous Mares of Humble Origins.

As indicated above, she the dam of Papryrus she also produced 8 winners.

* Bold Archer (Phalaris – Miss Matty)

* Paddington (n.b. Leicester describes the individual as ‘hardy’ , winner of 11 races, but no records come available)

* Great Star (sent to Australia, per subject ↓ below)

* Miss Matilda (winner)

* Comus (sent to stand in Australia)

* a 1/2 sister and winner, named Bracket and the dam of Parenthesis, also later sent to Australia. Also produced Flamboyant a winner of the Doncaster and Goodwood Cups, placed second in the Ascot Gold Cup.

  – sire, Great Star also expresses 2 strains to the Martha Lynn via Sundridge’s grand-dam, Sanda to the sire Wenlock, by Lord Clifden & also of his sire – Sunstar where his grand-dam sire is Petrarch by Lord Clifden. Lord Clifden by Newminster from The Slave, her dam Volley (Voltaire) being ancestral dam to Bellevue Hill’s dam, Bellevue Girl.

These blue-print(s) above, are fundamental to the formative pattern going ahead. Formative ‘speedster’ trait → Sundridge (Amphion) ex-Sierra (Springfield) grand-dam Sanda, great grand-dam Sandal ….( always remember the Sundridge factor,  serves over: 2x’s to Royal Charger, via his dam Sun Princess & alike, his 3/4 genetic brother Nasrullah.

–  as are sire Sainfoin, and Sierra are brother and sister family (Springfield – Sanda) (a prototype example → Count Fleet

– Marcovil’s great stallion son Hurry On from his dam ⇒ the broodmare sire SAINFOIN. The genotype connections shall follow to our subject ….

     …Bellevue Hill – 5sx5d Sir Tristram. Sir Tristram  inbred through 4×3  Princequillo ⇔ hence, formative ‘hotspot cluster mare’ **Miss Matty** (Marcovil) /Rock Sand→Sainfoin

Pierro further expanded, expresses

     – Octagonal ex- Eight Carat/Klairessa family where grand-dam (sired by Supreme Court → → Hurry On/Marcovil

– Lonhro ex- Concia by First Consul → Princequillo, ex- My Tricia → *Summertime/Precipitation/Hurry On/Marcovil

– Daylami  →3×4 (Princequillo)via, *Mill Reef / Miswaki (USA) 

Pierro grand-dam Sky Song (IRE) → Shirley Heights/*Mill Reef → Princequillo

BM sire – Exceed & Excel, grand-dam sire Lomond → Round Table (Princequillo)

Exceed & Excel distaff Gladiolus ⇔ paternal, Citation’s (USA)female distaff →              Hurry On                                                                                                                      – additionally noting Count Fleet has the blueprint mirror & all                importantly, as infused to *Mill Reef pedigree.

¹Hurry On was an inbred horse, his sire and his dam both being out of Hermit mares

The 1970 chapters to New Zealand breeding…. from male descendants to Hurry On (Marcovil) gave profound impact, stamina racing capability.

Here is an endearing, sobering and insightful true account.

ℜ – The ‘expert’s began to question the wisdom if not at times the thinking ability of the Malcom Brothers. The Malcolms had bought themselves a brown PRECIPITATION (Hurry On) horse out of a bay mare. The expert went to great heights to point out out that no horse belonging to this straight male chestnut line could possibly be any good unless he was a chestnut. J. Malcolm weathered the storms of protest. So strong was the pressure that in his own words it took eight years to get *SUMMERTIME launched.  It was as well for the bloodstock industry of N.Z. that the Malcolm brothers were not tarred with the same brush of impatience. SUMMERTIME  and FOXBRIDGE were the two greatest bloodstock acquisition ever to add unit value to the stud books of New Zealand. credit – The New Zealand Racehorse 1972 publications.


Summertime endowed his stock with class, verve, acceleration and adaptability to almost any racing conditions and was also a magnificent sire of broodmares²

the power…Summertime (Precipitation – Great Truth, by Bahram)

… powerful, ancestral individuals come unchallenged: their notation is unexhaustive ‘causal’ and act forcibly, like genetic markers.

→ to view video of potential sire, Bellevue Hill ⇒ (link) view here.

These unexamined Martha’s and Miss Matty’s sources get consigned to oblivion, lost through history – yet it is uncovering this defining pattern so seductively mirrored to Savabeel’s (Zabeel) 3 wins, 3 starts, sensation colt. The New Zealand branded colt, like the All Black ruby player Richie Mo’unga – goes by the racing name of Mo’unga.

– Mo’unga (Savabeel – Chandelier by O’Reilly) His 5th dam distaff, Seraphic by Summertime. The Princequillo factor run through male line, via, Hold Your Peace + O’Reilly, via 5×5 Princequillo + Centaine via Vain → Court Martial ⇒ Hurry On / Lady Josephine by Sundridge.

“we put 30 spokes to make a wheel, but it is on the hole in the center that the use of the cart hinges” Laozi

‘fixing’ prototype = phenotype (balance) = genotype ( genetics, speed and stamina and constitutional make-up robust). 


¹ – Bloodstock Breeding – Sir Charles Leicester

² – The Australian and New Zealand Thoroughbred – Ross du Bourg














let the – Fireburn (AUS)


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she’s fired up

2yo filly – Fireburn by Rebel Dane (AUS) from Mull Over by So You Think.

Fireburn (pedigree)

Fireburn winner – 2022 ATC Golden Slipper Stakes (AUS-G1,2yo,1200m,Rosehill)
2022 ATC Sweet Embrace Stakes (AUS-G2,2yoF,1200m,Randwick)

Tough talent on fire.

Our pedigree analysis continues to super potent that come overlooked, forgotten.

The super elite just don’t come everyday and breeding champions must be deeply examined ‘why’ they do what they do!

Within is ‘profile’; a genetic integrity maintaining Thoroughbred longevity. These below, are the key-differential super aligning amongst lines that stamp many today. Genetic patterns or genetic imprinting, markers, haplotype, whatever goes

The more we understand by excellent heritage the better equipped. The finer points to agile speed, horses with higher ability are equally competent, to various equine sports. Take the time to read Article by Kathleen Kirsan, author, Legacy of Lexington.

* Fireburn’s sire Rebel-Dane (AUS) of male Danehill/Northern Dancer line. At distaff, the goodies to mitcochondrial DNA alert, alert the family 2gAmphora by Amphion from Sierra (Springfield) from dam Sanda. The ‘S’ team for constitutional speed, Sundridge, Sainfoin, Sierra, Sunstar et al.

This ‘S’ factor fires through Kalamoun (5×5 Mumtaz Begum) + Craig an Eran > Sunstar, Sundridge + Fair Trial (lady Juror) + Nasrullah +Challenger f.f. 2g Sanda via Little Hut, Northfields. Superior potency thru the multiple sources affixing…

(n.b. further study – Challedon (Challenger) another family 2g as its genetic gold merging modern type is remarkable. )

Fireburn’s broodmare sire, So You Think is likely building to become a phenomenal broodmare sire for generations to come. Yet to be further tested as cross… getting back on to War Relic/Relic side of breeding would be reinforcing Rock Sand/Sainfoin and Nijinsky’s female distaff to that same of Relic ie Padua. Snitzel obviously however the favourable is multiples back thru 1 source.

Fireburn Distaff 7th/8th gen – highlighting the ‘S’ team member Sundridge accounts via Nasrullah, Count Fleet, North Star + Rock Sand/Sainfoin and Commando plus to son, Ultimus. Commando pedigree the 5x’s Lexington.

Fireburn is a pedigree which is undoubtedly loaded with speed, plus the ‘run’ to produce it.

Fireburn – what a filly!

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