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Sing n’ praise – the vintage bred pedigrees: a little nuggety 5 yo gelding Highly Decorated shows his ability to run from 1300m to 2050m and become people’s champ to the 2021 Great Northern Darwin Cup.

On topic, another to Danehill (3×4) yet Highly Decorated- his 7 straight wins shall explode theory n’ stat modelling of what is true breeding perfect?

As always ‘was’ – the mare’s genetics are the ‘Thing’, the consideration of what genetic layers as distaff, as built through.

The sleeping dragons Idomenoo (Alycidon) via distaff + Stratum/Luskin Star 6dx5d.

Star Kingdom 8Dx6Dx6D via Mighty Kingdom, Luskin Star, Canny Lad

The infinite, ineffable favourite to any pedigree anyplace, anytime: Djebel/Tourbillon where reproduced – Levandou (FR), Irish River, Never Bend, Targui.

What a mare to own.

Highly Decorated, to his sire Epaulette (AUS) by Commands.

Again the demo: – greatness is the genetic families come via the dam. Epaulette’s dam, a famous German family ‘rich’ to 2yo, 3yo German champion Anna Paola (GER).

Anna Paola – 5th dam of Godolphin’s Frankel 3yo colt and Epsom Derby winner Adayar (Frankel – Anna Salai).

More info to german breeding – Gestüt Röttgen family here

Highly Decorated (AUS) , the winners taste. Due photo credit/acknowledgement: Face book @ Darwin Turf Club