what the bluebook won’t say & what genotype will say….

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To research todays contemporary pedigrees when searched upon thoroughbred evolutionary breeding phrases challenges one’s optimism.

The considerations I apply to pedigrees has altered, as over a course of time – (new) sires and the breeding broodmare population vary accordingly through generational cycles.

The breeding thing called ‘genetics’ are never dialled-on-call, nor are they ever fixed. Genetics arrive from 5th-7th infusions, thus the genetic ‘adaptation’ or variation, is really the natural process-in-time.

Yep, you can’t change Nature and she knows ‘finer’ direction, – its jumping DNA.

The evolutionary breeding phrases WILL provide fair assumption of what has rightful inheritance towards quality thoroughbred & its sustainable future. Rightful inheritance those who ‘transmit’ quality. Not to diffuse, & that which may even confuse consolidation of female bloodlines.

Better effort is to arrive at ‘traits’ or the ‘strains’ within, (for genotype dominance) rather than through solely emphasizing that racing individual, upon its merits. nature genes

  • Princequillo male lines (forward & back) come very high on radar.img_20181012_125915-01211677342.jpeg

Whilst stating the obvious, global commercial male lines now tail to Nearco.

Who would think we are almost saying goodbye, see ya forever, to likes of staying fabric Hyperion, the dam Selene, her female family, the Southern Hemisphere amazing sire Sir Tristram, his grandson Might and Power (also ‘Selene’)

The election of Princequillo to the position of Supreme Dominator, under scientific classification of genetic merit, leads the provocative but reasoned assertion that Princequillo’s influence on the creation and shaping of the towering prepotency of Sir Tristram could be struck several percentage points of ‘transcendence’ high. credit: Ross du Bourg.

How is it  Hyperion, with Princequillo male lines is almost at an non-existent state?

How will young, speedy colts as commercial sires produce another???

Paradoxically new ‘roads less travelled’ may lay with the female/broodmare.

You may want to reflect… latest blog diamond in the rough

That good breeding is now forced to seek deep. Funny, how one opportune trait makes a pathway ‘correction’ within superior pedigree. That trait is structural/constitutional: not always about speed or stamina ability but another.

*It is a pity that through human sin much good material is wasted which was destined by Divine Nature to be chosen material.

The knowledge that sham is easier and cheaper to produce than the real thing, and the fact that there are still people enough who are deceived by sham, has just as much a deteriorating influence in the producing of wine, and other things, as in the breeding of horses. The craftiness of the breeder to produce showy stock very cheaply has often  made greater breeding progress than the expert knowledge of the consumer.

HORSE BREEDING (IN THEORY & PRACTICE) B. Von OETTINGEN  (1909)

Tough traits are extraordinary survivors, adaptors.

Littleprincessemma – the dam of American Pharoah (older blog) – American Pharoah pows a ‘Grand Slam’ clearly exhibited 3x key-strains/traits belonging to that of Olympia (USA), dam Miss Olympia – female family 4-P. With references @ Mit. DNA identify heritage as Regulus mare.

(side-note: Chasing Yesterday, chestnut filly 5 starts, 4 wins – by Tapit, from Littleprincessemma, where Tapit’s key strains to female family 13-C i.e. Mr Prospector/Seattle Slew/Le Fabuleux (FR) take heritage to Regulus mare. )

We find harmony of genetics works stronger than the sex-balancing towards few, major-players of the pedigree. What we mean is to find (at best) genus, the bloodlines which we may assume has truer genotype.

The more composing harmony of the genetics, comes bio-mechanics/structure/ability.

It’s back to school, knowing basics, by these terms, as written from  The Australian & New Zealand Thoroughbred – Ross du Bourg  – whose complete work, lives on….

gene: the unit of inheritance transmitted by the chromosome

genotype: the fundamental hereditary constitution of an organism; the genetic formula of the organism.

homozygote: an organism that contains two identical genes for the same characteristic, and hence will breed true for that characteristic if mated with an organism similarly homozygous for that characteristic.

heterozygote: an organism that contains two dissimilar genes for the same characteristic, and there will not always breed true to type.

prepotency: the ability of one parent to impress its hereditary characteristics on its progeny because it has more homozygous, dominant or epistatic (the gene which determines whether a trait will be expressed. One parent is prepotent when it consistently outperforms its partner in transmitting critical racing characteristics.

 

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with sincere hope that it will promote the love of the noble creature, the horse, its breeding, and trial on the race-course.  – Burchard Von Oettingen, Trakehnen 1907

It appears (at times) where only a bare few shall take a solid appreciation from thoroughbred history.

…all very good photos of great, noble champions but is it for others (?) coming to grips via TB ancestry and evolutionary developments is horribly, kinda inconsequential ?

I myself and like many, shall gaze for hours re-living their days: racing champions, the thrill n’ passion remembering superior performances of yesteryear(s).

And of course, its soooo easy to esteem those pedigrees of superior champions. The proof is there….

Proof & evaluation…from truer-at-heart analysis to interpret the Patterns, highlighted superior individuals (as strains) that no pedigree shall ever go without. Period.

Come on…. we are no longer centring Mr Prospector, Northern Dancer- they being a ‘zero-point’. Rather, we are to notice emergent & distinctive broodmare anomalies that ‘spike’ from female family inheritances.

Oh my…. what it is to be reminded from good n’ old; the genetic routes/the genetic infusions: to the old/best/new/hottest epigenetic genes which chuck themselves out clearly & upon superior individuals from their ancestral circles.

Seeking old/best/new/hottest individuals is never plain as day but nor illusionary. The pedigree only reveals in subtle detail. Algorithms don’t show…

In TBL philosophy 🙂 these old/best/new/hottest genes are survivor strains. They are clearly not plentiful and with good reason.

Like Quality antique – the, Horse Breeding Theory & Practice had practices, principles, arriving superior quality, now forgotten or ignored in modern times.

Like three wise men, there wise words of age old perspicacity are comforting, a logic of  common sense but also comes, the vague sadness where modern breeding principles by performance and commercial productivity can liberally convey everything & Everything is soundly bred to race.

Getting a good-un horse – be it self-bred, purchased, secured on-line, or syndication shared by ownership is the horse n’ human quest for distinction.

Yet regrettably old-fashioned breeding fundamentals (and all its immense, eternal pedigree detail) to arrive upon that champion individual is veiled deep or plainly the dynamics are lost-in-time or is it, the lottery of horse-trading?

For some time we’ve being lamenting the intensified loss of diversity: the dwindling pool of broodmare numbers, the global mass-pool of descendants come, Northern Dancer ‘Y’ and the resulting TB, its phenotype.

It…. a dramatic global funnel of tightened genetics which bleeds deep.

Yet out of the social-media blue steps out an ‘ad’. A welfare/rescue 2014 born TB mare needing to be adopted & re-homed. Her name is Liberty G & by the photo she’s had it tough.

But…there IS, the bone.

https://www.pedigreequery.com/liberty+g

I assume some bloodstock investors may say garbage….

And I guess, the welfare fraternity have (on her behalf) shall rightly say, no more horse-wastage…

Yet by example it screams at disaster, how the TB broodmare genetics quietly, & disgracefully disappear because bare few comprehend the precious bloodline, as its life, lays within.

If we are serious about reducing horse-wastage or better still, a conservation-in-breeding mind-set then study this pedigree well.

https://www.pedigreequery.com/liberty+g

Should anyone not be familiar to bloodlines, family tables etc etc then let’s introduce that one and only European champion by name…. Frankel.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankel_(horse)

Yep… of the Liberty G pedigree you are looking at the same female family as Frankel. (ff 1-k). Not a lot of them about is there!

Screen the Liberty G ancestry – the much fewer/lesser strains of Nearco, towards the noble old bloods, & as sorely missing (abundant wise) from many a ‘now’  evolving contemporary pedigree – namely Teddy and that of, Man O’ War.

Look to the Liberty G siring line (Deer Lake, USA) that of grand sire Hold Your Peace (USA) where the writer, with others, has identified the stallion (frequently) as the superior breeding lane ⇔ Prince John (USA)/ Princequillo. See Winx – workin’ them genes

refer also – Hold Your Peace (USA) 3rd dams maternal sire: from equine gods…Kukulkan (Mex)

If we ever ‘think’ we are improving the Thoroughbred by rubbishing the reliable, consistent bloodlines and opting for modern quality from performance alone – then think again.

“bought for peanuts – won a fortune – wrecked the know all’s, to the delight of students and officials”

 

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opportunity slips by….

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Hot, endless fascination – Everybody wants a ‘Winx’.

Last month, New Zealand Bloodstock had its November Ready-to-Run 2 YO sale.

With familiar interest….one stood out.

TBL wondered how many might see the pedigree, pick the genetic profile.

We loved the 2 year old filly’s genotype, her breeze-up time and that balanced efficiency of gait belonging to Winx.

The pattern of another Winx is rare occasion however those key strains clearly stepped out from the page.

To the law of probability -the magic chemistry of genetic strains through crosses, we should assess from the Winx genotype, directs, ‘shapes’ overall structure.

The filly in question & subject – by Shocking (AUS), the son of Street Cry.

Shocking – 2009 Melbourne Cup winner. http://www.richhillstud.co.nz/rich-hill-stallions/shocking/stud-record

The dam – by Tale of the Cat (USA) where the dam’s dam is by Success Express. Yes, the key strain of Troy (GB) and Success Express (USA) is the ‘X’ factor we scored Winx on.

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Other bloodlines and contributors all ‘held’ intact – their own key family affiliation pliable to the complete pedigree.

– via individuals Danehill and 3rd dam sire: Bletchingly (AUS) (as noted before via TBL genotype profiling) are genetically communal. Yet, better still the zone: sire’s broodmare sire across the infusing maternal  zone. Essentially, they are the speed strains.

Also noted through sire Shocking (AUS), point-to (maternally) the strain belonging to Roberto – his inbreeding to Blue Larkspur.

(*side-note See how/why Blue Larkspur ‘crosses’ along side Mr Prospector/Native Dancer read here Almond Eye (JPN)

Yes, the Roberto strain present in the maternal to Zenyatta (super star daughter of Street Cry, Winx’s other )fullsizerender

Silly Season (USA) – (Shocking’s 3rd dam sire); the strain infused to Winx’s broodmare sire Al Akbar (AUS).

*(side note: Silly Season (USA) to Mexico sensation – Kukulkan from equine gods…Kukulkan (Mex)

Other interesting notes – this 2 year old, bay filly from female family 2-r. Say hello to the family trails to Sunline, Phar-Lap both ff – 2r: New Zealand exceptional racing family. Patterns of Nature: Phar Lap & Sunline

An un-named filly has the star rated quality genotype pedigree. Excellent, sweet spots sweetspot

Now…the suspense.

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from equine gods…Kukulkan (Mex)

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Kukulkan – the Mesoamerican serpent deity, its name, has God. Prior to the Spanish conquistador invasion, the Yucatech-mayan culture worshipped the Kukulkan. It translates as fiery serpent.

Its a powerful name for a colt. It is compelling for a racehorse.  Kukulkan (Mexico) has 14 wins from 14 starts. His achievements to date: champion 2 year old colt in Mexico and a Triple Crown Winner at 3 (Mexico). He is sired by, Point Determined (USA) from The Real Mayo (USA) ex- Bernardini (USA).

When a jockey says: “he can do anything…. he wins off the pace, close to the pace & wins on the lead” – the genotype pedigree urges TBL scrutiny.

Sire and dam are American bred. Even so, bloodlines are essentially global appraised. Irrespective where you are by country, it is to realize every superior thoroughbred has superior genotype configuration that must indicate the truest, finest breeding.

Forward-quality breeding, it is always highly important to note burgeoning of new/old:old/new strains as ‘traits’ re-emerge, more so the persistent traits which endure.

The Kukuklan pedigree surely has the classic ‘markers’ in abundance.

The ‘markers’ are superior best key-strains which always appear to superior breeding  world wide.

Pedigrees are collective, not only an in-breeding pool. They are supported with compelling prepotent influences known for top-class speed and acceleration. It is a superior genus-type – the supreme benchmark.

As Winston Churchill said ” The further you stand back, the further you shall see”.

Pushing well back into a pedigree, finds the bred evolutionary infusion.

Those bottom maternal tap-root(s) infuse and mature – rather than to emphasis tap-root as one dynamic.

At maternal infusion from the early German bred, through breeding gargantuan –   Neckar (GER), sire, his Ticino (GER) and Birkhahn (GER). birkhahn n.b. Birkhahn  strain held to Galileo Thrust, goes the Galileo engine

The Seattle Slew inbreeding 5Sx4Dx5D to that of Mr Prospector 5Sx6D being that that come from same maternal, namely Myrtlewood/Frizette (USA) – as the american born, female family 13C.

Accessing those Frizette traits/strains, make for a very compact homozygous pedigree.

Additionally of Seattle Slew is the great-grand daddy sire – Bold Ruler, to that of his sire Nasrullah. Say, no more!

Hold Your Peace (USA)- (3rd dams maternal sire) praise, praise, praise…these constitutional strains complete, which the bloodstock ‘world’ should always be lusting after.

That familiar dosage what appears in the Winx (AUS) maternal pedigree – see, Hold Your Peace’s/Success Express (USA) to sire-son, Al Akbar. This is a major, major undeniable prepotent line. *(…the small, tough, gritty qualities and equable temperament which exemplify the Prince Rose Line, through his three great stallion sons Princequillo, Prince Chevalier and Prince Bio have united perfectly in the post-war era with the compositon of the Nearco/Nasrullah/Royal Charger breed.* – Ross du Bourg – Australian bloodstock analyst

Winx – workin’ them genes

To Al Akbar’s grand maternal sire Silly Season (USA); & as infused to Kukulkan’s 4th dam sire as same.

Opinion….the nick or sweet-spot to this pedigree shines on the sire’s (Point Determined (USA) 3rd dam sire Broad Brush (USA)/Ack Ack (USA) particularly the cohesion of strains Turn-To (IRE) Royal Charger to that of Princequillo/Prince Rose (as Ross du Bourg quotes above) ‘crossed’ to the Hold Your Peace (USA).

The Kukulkan pedigree has excitement: take respect to all future pedigrees where  Seattle Slew blood is reinforced.

The keys are: enduring dosages and deeper reinforcement to the quiet eternal rivers of Princequillo and Royal Charger/Nasrullah.

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Almond Eye (JPN)

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Almond Eye (JPN) by Lord Kanaloa (JPN) ex- Fusaichi Pandora (JPN) by Sunday Silence

2018 Japanese Fillies Triple Crown Winner

2018 Japan Cup – world record of 2400 metres 2.20.6

For champions to succeed, the key factors ability, temperament, adaptability to race from any position finds the magic.

Because of superior champions we can study, analyse, absorb; take view how the best genotype patterns emerge. Unsurprisingly, matriarch mares establish the order upon each pedigree.

Is it the chicken or the egg….it is all, how sire and broodmare fuse traits.

A genetic trail, every progression from familial traits synergetic, revive a genus essence, bloodlines within veins.

The Almond Eye pedigree is simply, intelligent & well-crafted breeding.

Plainly, strains are genetic machinery and they will unify from both parentages to dominate progeny’s individuality.

Sire of Almond Eye, Lord Kanaloa from the tap-root family 2-s,  he a descendant of the same dam family SomethingRoyal (USA) – Secretariat’s dam.

It highlights, with TBL intrigue, to see two strains carriage upon Lord Kanaloa’s dam Lady Blossom. The brilliance is bred, distinguishable.

Within pedigree, the maternal zone (as above) penetrates deep.

The sire, Lord Kanaloa, also is the son. Though only two SomethingRoyal (USA) strains are present, it is working the Nasrullah/Princequillo cross. If we wish to ‘dig’ further back the global thoroughbred is clearly recognizable from truest old bloods.

Infusing, enter the exciting, temperamental blood of Nureyev – 5sx3d. Again, the maternal zone is key, penetrative, shaping classic. His daughter Miesque – an Inductee Hall of Fame, champion filly/mare at 2,3,4 in France, England and America.

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Miesque….@ Churchill Downs

The Nureyev pedigree ‘smacks’ out the elite blood befitting to the best, and only the best, as the breeding was then.

A son of Northern Dancer, it is the Olympia genes through Forli, Ribot, Princequillo, Count Fleet and French sire Sanctus eternally held. *(n.b. below)

To Nureyev’s other daughter unraced, purchased as yearling and exported to Japan – bloodstock/broodmare as destiny fulfils, the grand dam to Almond Eye.

A, Nureyev daughter, she the familial blood & line, with tap-root to female family 8-f: Best In Show (USA) maternal blue-hen, Try My Best. The maternal family is well regarded & known for producing superior sires.

(think as example) Redoute’s Choice (AUS), siring son of Danehill. Purchase a daughter of this maternal family, and one would be rolling in bloodstock clover.

Female family 8-f: its genetic rhythms upon the genus-type within.

Recall affiliating characters like Raise a Native (USA), sire of Mr Prospector & to those of Blue Larkspur/Black Servant as carried in sire, Halo – sire of Sunday Silence one may understand the particular XX trait preserves, carries, ties to the ancestral dam.

Look again to the 3rd dam of Almond Eye, her sire Buckpasser also from veins of Blue Larkspur. And in particular, where exactly TBL likes to have-it (the trait) scored to the pedigree.

Why?

Because it is the most ‘direct’ / specific infusion upgrade to the dam’s maternal breeding.

*(side-note: find Buckpasser paternal to the infusion of Bull Dog (FR): Sanctus (FR) as above – same maternal family belonging to Plucky Liege (GB).

Though of the two variant 8-f branches, there still remains a genus commonality, long-back. Check – Remembrancer Mare (1807)

When the genetic stage is set, with main prop genetics, we shall view structure within.

The Almond Eye pedigree is classic built/bred.

Understand any of these principles and one should find themselves success.

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Cross Counter (GB)

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2018 Melbourne Cup race has its winner – Cross Counter (GB) by Teofilo (IRE) ex-Waitress (USA) from Kingmambo (USA) – by Mr Prospector from Miesque (USA)

Jig-saw genetics.

Miesque – best miler in Europe, winning in every country (France, U.S.A. England at 2,3,4 years of age. Racing Hall of Fame. Phenomenal.

The TBL pedigree takes emphasis upon origins, female-families, infusions – additionally, generational breeding cycles which shall organically sustain bloodlines.

Often balance in modern pedigrees is sacrifice or lost at the dictate of fashion, because of the prevailing climate of the commercial yearling market or through the blindness of breeders. Ross de Bourg

Aside from breeding principles, it would seem modern racehorse breeding has challenges towards the public front and thus all those passionate or, the not so passionate (activist welfare movements) share complex diverse opinions, facts, figures, who, how, why, what to the future(s) of sports-horses, thoroughbreds and the racing integrity.untitled

The stayers dilemma, its speciality long-distant racing and of breeding stability requires the ‘local’ racing program as to purposefully/supportively develop the wonderful breed.

A TBL ethos by organic ‘selective’ breeding: successful breeding thrives from strains, traits component peculiarities, rather than ‘closed’ to bare few high-profiled individuals, as generally does the market guided or, of an in-breeding philosophy.

The consistent domination(s) but of narrowing bloodlines, eventually finds exhaustion. It is a natural dynamic – the feral herd domination shall die (at some point) – her bloodline refreshed by diversity, the skill to survive. Mainstream will ignore the paradox.

from the book The Australian & New Zealand Thoroughbred by Ross de Bourg

It is difficult to convince many breeders that it is possible to ‘over egg the pudding’ by concentrating too many influence for high quality in a pedigree. The result tends to be the production of too much nervous energy, producing over-excitability, nervousness or constitutional weakness. Wealthy businessmen who came into racing and breeding without any knowledge or understanding of it, often seem unable to grasp that breeding the best with the best does not necessarily result in the best…

It is difficult to narrate pedigrees, its parallel to breeding detail, at-depth.  I strongly suggest true, careful, astute examination from all angles – the consideration upon pedigree, contemporary and ancestrally which undoubtedly displays exclusive ‘pattern’. Exclusivity of individuals is the name of the game, identifying key strains & those pedigree affiliations.

Cross Counter (GB) – female family 3-d

 –  utilizing female family indexes is extremely helpful.

Over time we’ve deduced plying with FF indexes indicate something far deeper than a given matrilineal number. In a sense, they represent a core genus which is to be appreciated beyond a conventional scope, beyond the conventional determination only three ancestral sires established the thoroughbred.

A by-gone superior genus-type suggests. However whether ‘searchable’ or not, it shall remain a TBL conjecture.

Of greater performers through the breeding, returning a familial selection intelligence.

The maternal infusions upon matri-lineal about 5th-7th removal are the nearest, possible comprehension to what is circulating as broodmare genetics.

What is ripening?

Consider possibilities?

Best genetic approximation & so forth…….

Deliberations to ascertain broodmare sire genetics…

– don’t believe mating/breeding is algorithm alone? (in that algorithms miss minor ‘finer’ detail)

Cross Counter broodmare, Waitress (USA) her maternal roots….note direct infusion Mr Prospector/Raise A Native: sets-the-genetic flavour, to set the foundational assimilation. Plus, Mr Prospector son – Kingmambo (USA) as broodmare sire – where speed and the tough get together.

Teofilo, by Galileo infusion Miswaki

Miswaki (USA) the FF-16g, (the ancestral dam Agnes, ancestral male dose Birdcatcher strain. (n.b. Birdcatcher – grandsire to Rataplan Stockwell, Emperor of Stallions – their sire The Baron, an important ingression to note.* (see below)

Broodmare Waitress (USA), her 3rd dam sire Persian Heights (GB) (European champion 3 year old) the FF-16g,  where again, the ancestral dam Agnes/Birdcatcher.

To his magnificent sire Persian Bold (GB), importantly note the FF-9h with co-affiliation to the iconic mare Urban Sea FF- 9h carrying Mit. DNA,  through same, the ancestral Alveole/Ste Alvere (GB) FF-9h.

At this point, I hope readers are finding with meaning to the core, genus type generational breeding.

Secreto (USA), FF 4-d, to same reflections, same strains through individuals Danehill (His Majesty (USA), Speirbhean (IRE) dam of Teofilo via Majestic Prince (USA) where ancestrally Boudair (GB) recaptures same. However should you wish to pursue this powerful female line NOTICE a dam called Mineral (GB) inbred to Birdcatcher.

Solidarity in numbers, for sure!

Lalun (FF 19-b) 6Sx7D: only two duplications (you might think) however the powerful Djebel (FR), sire Tourbillon (FF 13C) is the KEY FACTOR conducive to Mr PROSPECTOR BLOODLINES, their genetic ancestral link, genus blue-hen Frizette.

Now you may wonder(?) why my odd omission to Northern Dancer, his dam Natalma (ff 2-d) – trait wise (I mean).

Genetically, Northern Dancer (like Nearco) globally, has set a fixed global prototype. It is like saying it is the zero-point. Whether we know or not, N.D. traits are the ‘modern’ era and with necessity, we view for specific differentiation/variants to find ‘how’ superior performers ARE throwing out ‘new’ genetic makeup by generational bred phases via this fixed prototype.

*(side-note: the N.D. ‘fixed’ trait prototype passed to his son Danehill whom by the female-family 2d i.e. XY & XX has distinctly shaped phenotype to terms – athleticism, precocity. Now, that was the course, but it changes and resilient breeding takes care of the future……)*

Similar can be said of Mr Prospector prototype however, subjective as it is, impresses individual bloodlines/trait by broodmare maternal i.e. Nashua, Count Fleet, to the tap-root matrilineal Myrtlewood (FF 13-c Frizette USA). 

The strains from these individuals sum the building blocks to many a quality pedigree. It is not enough to identify them as superior, but almost, the ordered framework standing alongside Northern Dancer. However once again breeding is not algorithm pedestrian: it is reaping unidentified/identified sources via the individuals  which may caste out or, reset a trait deeply hidden, in thoroughbred ancestry.

Therein lies the expansion, the evolvement, of thoroughbred breeding.

As finale (!) score Cross-Counter pedigree: Teofilo – notice a FF 10-c, namely Victoria Park (CAN) and to Waitress, 2nd dam sire Highest Honor (Fr) – to notice, same FF 10-c. Where, Bonnie Doon is the ancestral dam & last foal of Queen Mary: a family highly regarded for exceptional class & durability. (key point trait)

For further reading on Teofilo where “The superiority of a bull is where genes will knit anything…” (so said the ol’boy). Teofilo, sire of Cross Counter also sire to – Humidor (NZ), the supremacy of genetics.

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Accelerate (USA) – the engine

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Superior performers, genetic profile patterns: Accelerate (USA) by Lookin at Lucky (USA), ex- Issues (SA) from Awesome Again (CAN) just can not come any clearer.

https://www.pedigreequery.com/accelerate11

Firstly however, familiarizing by female family indexes, also known as Bobinski family tables or, as was known by Bruce Lowe numbers allows every pedigree planner a comprehension to a core value of maternal compatibility.untitledEssentially, bloodlines belong to family: the homozygote attracts, heterozygote complicates where the fusion may go –  remember, as the ol’ master would say, many bloodlines are too wide. Thoroughbred Breeding: A MASTER OF TIME

Unfortunate for the racing horse the greater heterozygous element, unsuspectingly, shall dictate disappointment.

Evaluation following descendant sire alone, say back to Northern Dancer duplications, with Mr Prospector where these crosses as time-proven ‘success’ prototype had its maternal lines evolve, like a wave-cycle (evolutionary phase) then only to compete for the fresh blood, as it does so in the ‘wild’.

Conventional pedigree structure, at only recognizing in-breeding (crosses) fall ‘short’.

Line-breeding prefers… quizzingly by quality, rather than numbers reinforcement.

While all analysis has ‘each-to-their-own’ objective, the pedigree terrain worth reviewing reveals distinct individuality of broodmare’s inheritances.

Old fashioned breeding or of those breeders… knew why/how/when to infuse traits,  to outcross for new upgraded generations. This course, a whole cycle i.e. 7generations, to naturally infuse, that particular key quality.

Thus, distinct individuality is to establish the ‘core’ maternal genus type. It provides an ultimate key, the fore-telling of what goes where & how pedigree mating, strikes the superior individual.

The mission statement: enforcement, uniqueness, superiority of the female breeder belong deeply to her predecessor infusions.

The relevancy of this is conquering.

The bloodline sire strength which was/is building, climaxing or, its diffusing/weakening effects de-establishing it.

Utilizing familial traits as KEY assigns that breeding via female/family dynamics retain extraordinary, breeding paucity success.

Thus subject: Accelerate (USA) via the female family A13, compels same, of inherited familial traits, (hence performance ability) to none other than American Pharoah – American Pharoah pows a ‘Grand Slam’.

Through…Accelerate (ff A13) pedigree:-  5th dam Smartaire (USA) infused by the honest, Olympia (USA) (ff-4p). Note presence of Smartaire, via Smart Strike the paternal grandsire to Accelerate, thus doubling Olympia (USA), via his dam Miss Dolphin (ff 4p).

If we view these superior individuals as trait-bearers, view American Pharoah 6th maternal, a dam named Miami Mood (USA), her sire Greek Game USA, (ff-A13) by sire Olympia!!!

Another particular common to both (Accelerate & American Pharoah) has the female family 23-b. The importance of ff 23-b, forefront to American bloodstock breeding complete, it is a distinguishable bloodline breeding support structure, all time.

Trailing the genus, as type, (genotype) upon dominant predecessor traits is the holy-grail to bloodstock breeding. 

By Accelerate’s example, the ff 23-b presence is noted by Smart Strike (A.’s paternal grandsire. Best Turn (USA) the 3rd dam’s paternal grandsire, Smartaire – paternal dam’s sire.

Compare of, (ff 23-b) element to American Pharoah’s 3rd dam. Hence, the superior genetic affiliations.!

If we consider these collective family blood contributors, trait bearers, genus-family the peculiarity of bloodstock breeding finds an interesting dimension.

But pedigrees do not stop there. What of all other major contributors? The….. Raise A Native, Nashua, Turn-To (IRE) with & via, their dams strains.

The necessity to breeding, is… only-the-best-will-do.

The specific aim is a resilient animal which encompasses ALL NECESSARY attributes to its constitution, temperament, racing and performance.

In an effort to convey how intense detail has the peculiar x-factor, consider these trustworthy words from chapter – (Towards A Unified Theory of Thoroughbred Breeding , The Australian & New Zealand Thoroughbred by Ross du Bourg).

I therefore resolved to hand-pick about one in four of my Supreme Shapers and enthrone them as the ‘greater gods’ on the equine equivalent of Mount Olympus. These exalted ancestors form an elite within an elite….

The extreme rigour of the criteria governing selection to my Olympian class of ancestors…….

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Breed em’ strong, breed em’ right.

A curious tweet from a renowned bloodstock consultant made reference to high priced ‘Inglis’ yearling purchases (now 3 year olds) – to their entry in a NZ$10K maiden.

Yes, they’re still maidens.

Though very high profiled stallions, we could say their pedigrees appear ‘correct’: the supposition is hmmm, well-bred. You know how it goes…..(wink).

Let the critic enter….

Of course (when we ‘talk’ pedigrees) it is so very easy to evaluate where ‘fault’ is: just as where ‘success’ came (in hindsight).

Of under performing horses, we all suppose they had a chance. Its almost a back-handed blame, to every horse, for its lack of ability to run.

Over the week, I’m reviewing ready-to-run pedigrees, times, gaits the optimal ideas of what is x-facto and race able. I’m also thinkin’ from my attendance at a Liberty horse workshop. We came to learn about horses brain, movement as energy, behaviours of own and towards, back at human feed-back.

Its their language. Not ours.

I learnt all new bits of horse, which I never thought existed.

It was my new level of awareness which aroused how might our mainstream ‘habitual’ expectations create ill-judged belief towards programmes & time-frizzled infrastructure with imbalances, unfortunates and end-results – a horse problem called wastage.

Though I support rehabilitation of ex-racehorses these well-meaning recovery programs take a sort of warm-fuzzy… to project/maintain we can continue the well-bred, manage selective breeding and of course, the horses welfare itself.

I went visiting our new foal and broodmare with added curiosity of other mares and foals – their health, their recovery.

I was aware with some renewed responsibility of what breeding brings – generating that future athletic, with passionate consideration as a fellow sentient being.

I’m thinkin’… sensible breeding for conservation. How (?) and why decisions are made.

Off-side comment, I was told it was not really that common to be (as owner) conscientious of a horse’s inherent well-being.

In my own case, time, effort, research, money, a mating to address the mares weakness; light-bone with RS back slight turned out foot. Plus, to reinforce her genotype strengths by preferred female families.

The sire complemented her bloodlines exceedingly well. We’re thankful the foaling went easy – a robust filly. Cheek and character, good balance & strong bone.

We’re pleased.

The question – was the mare to go back (first cycle) and be serviced?

No, not at this stage anyway…..

Though aims are for the colt by same sire, I sensed the mare was still light. Her constitution could slip-back and thus am prepared to further wait.

My old farming muscles with instinct follow a deliberate principle.

The rationale for the long term where a strong foal will deliver from the strong, healthy mare. Breed em’ right, breed em’ true.

I gaze across at others. Sad, almost rejected older broodmares with some nervous foal at foot. Their year after year produce, sire-automated bred in the shed.

Many foals with issues.

Caveat emptor.

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Thoroughbred Wilderness

Thoroughbred pedigree analysis in the TBL house is not the algorithms.

Many years ago I went to a come n’ share pedigree evening of a software developer in racehorse pedigree analysis.

Horribly, I was snarled at for sharing my thoughts. Told to prove it & not bother tell I had.

By now, he’s probably taken his dough. The software common, distinguished and considered reputable for stallion matching etc. Though some may say its a load of BS*.

I did lick my wounds to that ‘enlightening’ occasion and today smile at the challenge.

Long hours…shoulders and neck ache, leaning into a computer, squinting eyes – more cups of coffee, tea…chocolate, then chips. Dogs need a walk – its a break at least…back into it.

Bloodstock catalogues are like needles in haystacks.

It’s the thoroughbred wilderness of gettin’ a gud ‘un. No wonder breeders and trainers & new owners are such raw-hide hopeful positives.

Years of doing catalogues, its probably only less then 5% which are attractive. Curiosity bites for something strong & different.

As an aficionado ‘craft’ (remember I’m not algorithmic) they come down to specific pedigree configurations: the familial character returns to that of the sire as it always has been. Does mother nature really change her recipe? 🙂

Its old news: Danehill (Danzig) nicks time and time again with Canny Lad bloodlines (Bletchingly (AUS). Nick with Invincible Spirit (IRE) and you have genetic recipe for female family index 7a, ancestress Mowerina.

They Danehill’s, what have provided the sprinter geno/phenotype & provision to the sprinting markets.

Its breeding however is now an ‘old hat’. The thoroughbred herd is ‘thirsty’ for something fresh, new, bold like dragon fire.

The lament of owners and their stables looking to acquire quality stayers which always come from SOLID old lines/old blood. Yes, they’ve been bred out/ripped out/sold out beneath, down under antipode.

Almost, no-where-to-be-seen. So shopping off to Europe, we shall go. Japan too…..

Expansion and contraction is all part of global thoroughbred history.

But a killing of the breed is something else again. A quasi dependability on market stats: shuttling up numbers for greater numbers & dumbed over bloodstock agents for the precious precocity market.

Follow: a reckless quickened turn over of sire ‘new n’ hot’ for investment interests.

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I can’t criticize the great Galileo/Sadlers Wells lines, but oh so many numerous colts, to be hopefully soon the fresh-man sires right round the world, is swallowing too many lollies at once.

If only, if only there was the comeback of true, old-school breeders doing it their way. Not competing against investment purposes or those who want to own the world.

Bring back these stalwarts…Thoroughbred Breeding: A MASTER OF TIME

Any how for my beef, at home, its the Success Express/Hold Your Peace (USA) which is charging TBL interest  Priceless. Get with it.

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Add in Nijinsky – as yet to secure photo.

Boom. Wink.

Cheers TBL.