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Earlier years back, media observation of 2014 Kentucky Derby & Preakness winner AND 2014 American horse of the year AND 2016 Dubai cup winner CALIFORNIA CHROME speculated the horse as a genetic peculiarity because of novice-like breeding. (I hope someone might explain this to me @ The Thoroughbred Link.)

Now having achieved racing fame numerous times over and with No.1 spot in the latest July NTRN polls  https://www.ntra.com/ntra-top-thoroughbred-poll-july-25/ the lessons are there to learn.

It may seem when history is secure, pedigree geeks we can all be. Breeding analyst theories come from any application one may care for.

Fortunately, for the greater and superior bred – algorithm systems have to drop and pedigree treated with raw insight.

The rags-to-riches story of the ugly cheap duckling, only to-be Swan; California Chrome’s dam would enthuse any novice or professional thoroughbred breeder of what can be done, once well researched.

At purchase of $8,000 – California Chrome’s dam and tail-female line  assigns A4.

The A-4 female family, as strain, will alert that there is something BIG in the genetic mix that can never be really ignored.


A-4 female lines has produced Kentucky Derby winners.

Let’s remember a few….

1929 Clyde Van Dusen ,

1955 Swaps

1957 Iron Liege.

and Gulch (1988 Eclipse Champion Sprinter).

California Chrome’s dam, Love the Chase, by Not for Love http://midatlantictb.com/cms/index.php/news/503-legacy-of-a-stallion  is twice bred to 4th dam Numbered Account. Key-point.

Numbered Account was 1971 America Filly of the Year. She traces back to La Troienne as does her sire Buckpasser: strains 1-s, 1-x. She is the broodmare of Dance Number & Private Account, both multiple G.1 winners.

Numbered Account by Buckpasser from dam, Intriguing, by Swaps (also A-4) a USA champion 2 year old.


Numbered Account – credit Jim Raftery


From this A-4 broodmare, the female pedigree representation informs a breeder to star-potential form.

The successful nick is shaped where California Chrome’s handy-economy sire Lucky Pulpit has the genetic mix melding bloodlines again though 1-X family – that is, Buckpasser and Poker via through his grand-sire A.P. Indy. Why & how the genetic dominance?

Take reason – War Admiral, 1937 Triple Crown winner.

Studying the infused lines at tail-female ‘end’, shall always identify where the pedigree ‘inclines’ by supplementary genetic depth via Princequillo, U.S.A. leading sire 1957/58

Clearly dominant bloodlines THRUST by oozing genes ‘tightly’ & ‘softly’.

However, how & why does Mr Prospector infuse & further elevate Chrome’s pedigree?

From my research, 13 family strains shall commonly strike successfully with those of the 8 strain- family. In everyday catalogue-language, this is Mr Prospector and Seattle Slew cross.

We shall notice Mr P’s & SS dam’s family-line emerge from Myrtlewood/Frizeur ancestry.

Yes friends, this is the breeding holy secret the 13:8 strain- relationship which goes everywhere, anytime.

Put a finger on those 8-f strains, the likes of the great Blue Larkspur to pepper his genetic ‘might’ consistently. Fold-in Raise a Native, Mr P’s sire and you shall see the harmony working the engine-room of genetics. Nijinsky nicks accordingly.

(Blue Larkspur’s honours are U.S. Horse of the Year (1929), Champion 3YO Colt (1929) and Champion Older Male Horse (1930). He was one of the best sires (15% stakes winners) & broodmare sires of his era (his mares produced 114 stakes winners & 6 champions).

To discover new champions & to breed new champions it is absolutely necessary to revise the unobvious links which complement and pave the all-inclusive integration with the many strings of genetic heritage which move forward and move back inter-dimensionally.

Getting-to-know thoroughbred pedigrees by a strain relationship, through to understanding the base foundation lines of the individual broodmare is absolute akin to the Holy Grail. It is the genus factoring which signals the superior breeding capability.





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