16 G1 winning sire Sea the Stars, and splendid sire to Stradivarius yet again extends superior ability to this exceptional filly.
Such exquisite bloodlines that have no mercy.
They are and were blood crucial class : Neil Gow (Perce-Neige, Jean Gow, Ramondie, ) + Brueleur/Ksar (Tourbillon, Wood Violet) Tourbillon (Djebel, Tourzima, Goya) & daughters significantly amassed in Emily’s veins.
Further outstanding Blandford lines… great foundation stallion of the 20th century, the magnificently conformed individual with an intensive masculine neck and crest with a dominant, commanding outline.
He & those bloodlines invigorate beyond – magnificence arrives and their influences remind. (Blandford is a lot with Frankel, & dam Kind)
Blandford lines in Emily Upjohn – La Furka, *Blenheim, Dalmary, Umidar, Windsor Lad, Wild Violet, Blue Skies and Blandford’s Bahram(Big Game, Babylon) the beautifully balanced horse of the highest quality, almost impossible to fault, with a perfect temperament and superb action.
*Blenheim – the enormous influence in Europe as the sire of Mahmoud and Mumtaz Begum, and in America, where he was champion sire.
As global breeding moved on to one particular Italian stallion named Nearco ‘he was to become the most important horse imported to England since the Godolphin Arabian’ (@ quote, Tony Morris)
In modern pools, it is of course sons & descendants rather than his daughters where Nearco is most regarded.
Nevertheless, Nearco’s daughter among ▶ Netherton Maid, a 2yo performer for 2 wins.
Netherton Maid – 6×6 Emily’s distaff the familial point @ distaff closest.
Netherton Maid produced Pirate King (went to Australia, returning to UK & Chatsworth (sent to New Zealand) & Pampered King sent to US and France
Netherton Maid by Nearco, the distaff Windsor Lad (Blandford) & Solario (Gainsborough from Sun Worship by Sundridge.
Emily’s dam Hidden Brief (of Aga Khan family stamina ) has mated with high-end reputable sires. Nevertheless their progeny by Dark Angel, Shamardal, Dansili, Invincible Star came less average.
For each sire, better success to breeding depends on right blood to his own.
The case in point, AP’s sire, Pioneer of the Nile has 4th dam by Heliopolis & multiple to Littleprincessemma.
The direction goes Above the Curve, 6th dam Itsabet (USA), by Heliopolis.
Heliopolis was a Leading US sire in 1950 and 1954.
He sired 53 SW’s, including champions High Gun, Grecian Queen, Parlo, Berlo, Aunt Jinny. Broodmare sire of 71 SW’s. Heliopolis also sired many great Show Jumping horses, such as Grey Eagle, the sire of A Little Bit.
The critical mass genotype (back)…hoes n’ grows, as placed up maternal going thru the lines. Heliopolis 8S x 8S x 8S x 9S x 9S x 7d, sire Hyperion from the greatest dam Selene.
9s x 8s x 9S x 9S x 9S x 9s x 9S x 9S x 9S x 7d x 8D x 9d x 9d x 9D x 8D = inherentSELENE
– learneddegrees are to find deepest genotype behind, which draws phenotype desired ahead.
Heliopolis line-bred for their dam’s are the mit. DNA flavours inherent. One is not without the other.
Focusing, Heliopolis dam Drift (FR) – 3×4 St Simon + 4×5 Hermit yet catalyst draws broodmare sire Neil Gow by Marco.
Attempt to cover the exclusive family genetics wide; to gather meaningful interpretation where the potency develops favourable outcome. That is the differentiating quality that strikes well over theory or algorithm.
Take… Drift’s 1/2 sister Tide-way, the Dam of Gulf Stream by Hyperion.
Champion 2-year-old Colt in England Leading sire in Argentina in 1955, 1958 and 1959 . Genetic merits, anybody?
(Gulf Stream sire of Montparnasse (ARG) 2nd dam sire of Wishing Well, dam of Sunday Silence)
With infusions building (Above the Curve) her lines Chieftain dam How (family 9h) raising Neil Gow and Sickle aka dam-line Selene ++ Papyrus from Miss Matty by Marcovil by Marco
“always keep an eye out (pedigrees) for Neil Gow – TBL”
– her sire’s stride! 💛💥
Other material, Above the Curve & media articles here
Stradivarius (IRE) the entire 8 year old chestnut makes 20 wins from 33 starts.
His latest 18th group stake success, & Yorkshire Cup 3rd time winner makes the CV well prepped for the breeding future.
Owner: B E Nielsen Breeder: Bjorn Nielsen Winnings: 33 Starts: 20 – 5 – 3, £3,297,668
At 3: 1st Goodwood Cup (GB-G1,16fT,Goo), Queen’s Vase (GB-G2,14fT,Asc); 3rd St Leger (GB-G1,14.5fT,Don), Long Distance Cup (GB-G2,16fT,Asc) At 4: 1st Gold Cup (GB-G1,20fT,Asc), Goodwood Cup (GB-G1,16fT,Goo), Yorkshire Cup (GB-G2,14fT,Yor), Lonsdale Cup (GB-G2,16.5fT,Yor), Long Distance Cup (GB-G2) At 5: 1st Gold Cup (GB-G1), Goodwood Cup (GB-G1), Yorkshire Cup (GB-G2), Lonsdale Cup (GB-G2), Doncaster Cup (GB-G2,18fT,Don); 2nd Long Distance Cup (GB-G2,15,5fT) At 6: 1st Gold Cup (GB-G1), Goodwood Cup (GB-G1); 2nd Prix Foy (Fr-G2,12fT,Lon); 3rd Coronation Cup (GB-G1,12fT,Nmk) At 7: 1st Lonsdale Cup (GB-G2), Doncaster Cup (GB-G2), Sagaro Stakes (GB-G3,16fT,Asc)
At 7: 2nd Prix du Cadran (Fr-G1,20fT,Lon); 3rd Long Distance Cup (GB-G2); 4th Gold Cup (GB-G1) At 8: 1st Yorkshire Cup (GB-G2)Foaled 28 Feb 2014
2020 CARTIER Champion Stayer in Europe. Made history by winning Group 1 Goodwood Cup four years in a row. 8-20f winner
credit Pedigree Query
By race-name to Italian classic violin The Strad, horse Stradivarius is the honest & true stayer. He races with consistent tempo and with determined intelligence.
One can only admire Stradivarius tenacity. His racing record slays many.
As watching York Cup re-play video it reminds breeding back on superior ‘Type’ culminates in kind.
** 2018 blog introduces Stradivarius pedigree when first to dominate the UK racing scene.
Below are factors which explore detail and more detail.
Spot… Stradivarius distaff family 9 and his sire Sea the Stars family 9h, ex- branch 9e Maid of Masham.
Family 9 and of branches 9 interfuse full ‘sisters’ Mixbury 1 (f.f. 9a, 9f) and 2 (f.f. 9b, 9c) & Framptons Whiteneck (n.b. follow subject on @ TPG*). Ancestral Cardinal Puff mare (f.f. 4) 4×4 Sister Mixbury 1.
(additional note: full brother Chedsworth Monkey, sire of Mixbury mare 3rd dam of the great Eclipse son Meteor)
The principal parental > Curwen Bay Barb – Curwen Spot mare.
Its familial double-up is nucleus important as condensed to precise genotype.
Of significance & with other, of late, pedigree observations: the ‘fire’ alights when Nasrullah (& alike family Mumtaz Begum (9c) et al) finds more Mixbury blood @ example Stradavarius > Nasrullah/Ballywellbroke -7th dam, that can only catalyse.
Stradivarius family 9, has an outstanding broodmare line, producing multiple G1 Pawnesse champion and Horse of the Year England (S’s 3rd dam) – Ballynash (Nasrullah) – an outstanding producer of 6 winners.
Stradivarius’s dam Private Life @ 10 generations tilts St Simon 37 lines.
Rarer and rarer…. 10 lines Chouberski & as is St Simon depth & classic stamina bred – Byerley Turk lines. Lyphard’s dam Goofed 5×5 Chouberski & no wonder an important contributor to World’s best.
Byerley Turk (dying out & few available male) with amass/concentrated female BT lines are so overlooked by sheer zest for speed alone.
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’smaiden 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).
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! )
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.
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.
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.
***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.
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
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.
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.
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?
Further Star Kingdomblood 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.
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.
To the higher ground – let’s appreciate both Challenger & son Challedon by their influences upon superior racehorses noted further below.
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.
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.
* 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.”
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.
Firstly back on Mr Prospector’s sire, Native Dancer. The sire imprint determined Eight Belles, tragedy and also tragic event – Ruffian . 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.
@ https://www.pedigreequery.com/lord+at+war 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)
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).
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/matriachAspisdistra, 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.
****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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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 🔥 – isscience.
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.
“Home Affairs hasmade 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…
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 👇👇👇
*Fanfreluche – ancestral, distaff prototype strains noting Barcaldine, with cross to Carbine + Ayrshire via grand-sire Lord Clifden+ Teddyrememberingmistaken 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.
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 Australia…Fanfreleuch 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) towardsxx 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.
Thesire,I Am Invincibledistaff – 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)
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.
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 – pedigreequery.com)
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.
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.
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.
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)
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).
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….
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)
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).
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 ieWilkes 5sx5Dx6D
Sierra Sue (NZ) by Darci Brahma from Centree (Centaine)
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.
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 *5DNorthern 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 inNijinsky 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)
Noting…Incentivise6th 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 lineto 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.
potent degrees of speed n’ stamina are rightly, unique
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.
Of further interest are Nature Strips dam strain(s) by female family 1P (foundation family of Astor stud, UK).
– family 1Pdistaff 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.
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).
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
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 andof 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.
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)!
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.
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.
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.
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…)
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 Rocarecommended – confident appeal, he really ‘stands’ quality of a honest stallion.
“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 akinDjebel, Forli, Hyperion,Hurry On, are those fated lines. The strong pillars of ‘yesteryear’ come sparse, but for where also best qualityrests. 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.
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).*
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 (pedigreequery.com)
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.
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.
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.
rememberingFair 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%.
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.
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 terrificimpact 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 overSnowfall (JPN) female lineages copy/duplicate these inheritances below.
on the deep, xx (daughters by Spearmint (Carbine) & the greater Martha Lynn family (inclusive) Hampton/Ayshire/Lord Clifden
The distinguished Marchetta female family (Marco- Hettie Sorrel) Papyrus (Derby winner) from Miss Matty
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.
Man O’ War – exclusive American branch of the Matchem sire line.
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 arriveType.
“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.
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 toughnessexists to structure, support mechanism.
Tesio states 1) Without the machine breaking down 2) selected for their ability, 3) to withstand the terrificimpact 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.
“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.
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 (pedigreequery.com)
“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’
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 ” *
… 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
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.
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.
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)
With a further break-down, the pattern genotype ⇒ dam of Letruska traces 3x Mata Hari – Mata Hari Horse Pedigree (pedigreequery.com) 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
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.
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 Redagain, 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.
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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
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%” ]
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.
(update: G1 & ATC Galaxy winner (1100 m) Eduardo Horse Pedigree (pedigreequery.com) 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
Yet, deeper examinationilluminates 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 indicates4×4 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
(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 (pedigreequery.com)
**( 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)
– 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.
For a yearling purchase of $A40k – our subject pedigree the Foxwedge 3yo colt, Lunar FoxLunar Fox Horse Pedigree (pedigreequery.com) 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…
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 arion.co.nz 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)
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.
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.
– 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).
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.
Cinna, La Fleche
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.
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.
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 pedigreeperfecto hits the nail on the head for…Le 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.