for the balance it carries with it

Equinox (JPN) by Kitasan Black (Halo/Hail to Reason male line, from Chateau Blanche ex- King Halo (JPN) from the Lyphard male line. Pedigree.

Equinox demonstrates a fine pedigree. His grand sire, G2 sire Black Tide, a full brother to Deep Impact, Japan’s Triple Crown winner. Son Kitasan Black, a multiple G.1 distance winner honours as Japan’s 2016/17 Horse of the Year, sire of Equinox (Kitasan’s first G1 winner with a new track record of 2:25.65 @ the 2023 Dubai Sheema Classic. He has time-rating 129 and no.1 Longines Worlds Best Racehorse ranking.

Superstar Equinox – a phenotype with exceptional ability. His elasticity upon every stride, a verve to admire. There are influential potent strains however capturing morphological condition is the key that notably, Japan’s breeding program excels to. They’re pure racehorse.

December 2022 genetic researchers found common protein variants influencing racing phenotype. With respect to researchers, the publication yields enduring curiosity. What individuals prove desired pheno?

What pedigree influences strike most?

💥Flames💥 to Equinox veins

As goes above, those of Byerley Turk male line, the Marcel Boussac bred went highly regarded as superb Types within a thoroughbred Type.

  • carrying 5×5 Chouberski has Lyphard (Northern Dancer) via, dam Goofed, big plus – she carries another Harkaway ‘strain’ outside of King Tom/St Simon
  • Equinox – 5x5x4 Lyphard.
  • Additional to Equinox with #BT influence are Ambriopase, Trevieres (FR) b/m sire Clarion, Hoist the Flag thru Tourbillon daughter line, 6th dam sire Gillies de Retz (Ksar)

 “He was muscular, athletic and well-balanced with strong hindquarters and had exceptional finishing speed.” credit – http://www.americanclassicpedigrees.com/lyphard.html

above credit: Lyphard on Facebook

Lyphard is well considered the stronger stamina line of Northern Dancer.

Whilst commentators of sports horse breeding take plentiful account for the versatile Byerley Turk blood, (Article here) its unfathomable the #BT racehorse tail male hangs by a delicate thread.

A breeding project to conserve this foundational male line is directed by 👉👉👉 http://suziprichard-jones.com/the-byerley-turk-godolphin-conservation-project/. The campaign with determination and effort is winning back. View progeny by Pearl Secret standing at Norton Grove UK.

The big question to researchers…. what can science disclose that Byerley Turk is a genetic necessity, the foundational sire necessary to continue?

– they can show Byerley Turk #BT has a specific allele detected. The allelic variation of the tetranucleotide microsatelite marks the TB-oB1 clade. (nb. the Godolphin is Tb-oB3b).

The diagram clade 👉(P.36) in PDF file demonstrates. (open Here) , the scale of the Byerley Turk – TB-oB1 #BT at what loss to racing phenotype just cannot be more clear.

Or find Sabine Felkel’s work. P.6 here.

TB-oB1 is a significant haplotype to the racing population as was down through ages, to future gene pools!

Credit ref. – Full article here….(on a basis that they were not able to get historical samples from horses from that sire line (#BT & #GB) the researchers discounted the possibility that the “C” allele may have come from either the Byerley Turk or the Godolphin Arabian (also known as the Godolphin Barb).

Puzzling indeed… as was noted, Australia and New Zealand 1988/89 Raceform Sires Key fact AHONOORA (GB) Ch 1975 Lorenzaccio-Helen Nichols-Martial. Stakes winners of 7 inc, York William Hill Sprint Championship (5f) G2. Sire in Europe of Don’t Forget Me, Park Express, Park Appeal, Project Manager, Ginny Binny, Indian Ridge, Nashamaa, Princess Athena, Ahononeyu, Balbillard, Princess Tracy etc. First season at stud in New Zealand – Fee $50,000 (sire of dual G1 winner Ball Park from a Biscay mare & Sire of G3 winner Stadium)

  • Further #BT…Cenchire Br 1982 Century-Chire King of Babylon (IRE) Won 8 races with brilliant speed. Took 1.1 seconds off Reliable Travel Handicap. Century champion sire and sire of sires
  • Don’t Forget Me (Ahonoora) Dual Group winner at two. Dual classic winner at three. English General Accident 2000 Guineas G1 (record time)

What measures sheer Brilliance? Be mindful its expressed over multiple lines gather to Byerley Turk, with Godolphin Arabian and of course inclusive the Darley Arabian yet the ancestral shall never be visible as that.

n.b. the Equinox article is not omitting Halo. In short his dam Cosmah from Almahoud by Mahmoud thru the workings to 14x Mahmoud, family 9c et al Royal Charger, Nasrullah collectively makes for high-class individuals.