It surely is a wondrous thing when a thoroughbred is a world No.1, and then ensures his name is in racing history like the great Secretariat and he himself will be duly immortalized. American Pharaoh’s achievements won’t need to be retold here: the breeding is the ‘thing’. There is concentration and depth to American Pharoah, which dare I say is sublime.
This is how I love pedigrees ‘cause I am saying to myself “how did you do that”. I love how the pedigree fuels (at detail) how/where/why female strains impact potentcy to the folding and evolving development with comparable type to type.
It has the strain-integration theory written all over it. If you are confused by strain-integration it is simply the affinity and cross-relationship of female families. Once understood it becomes easy-peasy.
Olympia, son of Miss Dolphin (ff strain 4-o) fusing through at the 7th remove at the matri-line zones where a generational cycle starts to ‘peak’ the world champion and that folks has the magic of genetic penetration.
Olympia appears in 4 lines through. Olympia was a speedy champ but as a breeding genetic freak he appears to those pedigrees which are stamping the global thoroughbred ground onwards. They are Danehill, Dynaformer, Unbridled’s Song, Smart Strike and of course Pioneer of the Nile, American Pharoah’s sire. (And, just as I like it)….. the fusion is working through the each bottom matri-line from sire and dam.
Yet, more gravity is achieved through co-relationships via ff-9 branches families. The co-relationship has worked since inception of the thoroughbred because fundamentally its foundation.
It is a pattern systemized and works noticeably favourably once recognized.
Dominant strains for dominant genes.
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“….people weren’t going to go crazy about something (Pioneer of the Nile) that was unproven. As it turned out, he ended up not hitting his reserve, not because people didn’t love him, but because Mr. Zayat fell in love with him more than everybody else did.”