Published November 2 2015
All to American Pharaoh’s greatest racing performances, are not required to be retold.
– However, it is of the curious genotype (breeding) which are in essence, familial concentrations and to these sublime depths. Where… just the pattern influence goes/comes through.(n.b. it is not disregarding any other important pro-genitors but for purpose to demonstrate the exercise to matrilineal breeding. In this case, the modest broodmare Miss Dolphin is interestingly, she an ancestress daughter of the not so common progenitor Wild Dayrell (1852)
Fold out the AP pedigree – ⇒Olympia (by sire Heliopolis & grand-son of Hyperion) from Miss Dolphin (ff strain 4-p). Highlight at 7th G: matri-line penetration where breeding generations, cycle forward the individual.
He, the Son of the dam – Olympia appears in 4 lines – 6sx6dx7dx7D , & importantly note where they are exactly placed TO the pedigree ie. threaded generative-matrilineal. These, specifically to AP….. strong fusion working through each bottom matri-line, from sire and dam.
Olympia (Fred Hooper bred) was speedy and robust. Something of nature’s wonders, this champ forwarded his genetics well. Olympia can be noted to Danehill, Dynaformer, Unbridled’s Song, Smart Strike and of course Pioneer of the Nile, American Pharoah’s sire.
Dominant strains for dominant genes.
….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.