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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

So what does the sire Sacred Falls expose?

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

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

The breeding future is still IN his…


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