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.















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.

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…….

Cheers TBLnyme31478829496




#Accelerate  #American Pharoah #holygrailbred




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.


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.


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.







Redzel knocks off Everest


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Colours n’ hood of sports car fire-red, the Australian bred Redzel showed no mercy in his back-to-back Everest win.

Yep…like an antipodean hero (a Sir Edmund Hillary mountaineer quote): Redzel ‘knocked the bastard off’ and the prize-money is in the bank.

History cheers like that. Echoes for many a time to come.

Equine heroes always are something special – more than we shall ever know.

In this TBL blog we explore ‘something’ many fans out there might like to know.

Whip out the pedigree & let’s Go!

TBL aficiando spine-chills …..

Redzel by Australian sire sensation Snitzel from dam Millrich (female family 27) ex- Rubiton, the broodmare sire.

Now if you get to know bloodlines workin’ &cruisin’ them traits: they’re genes which keep pedigrees cookin’ long and slow. It is peculiar to the mitochondrial DNA; the maternal thrust & this is the most best kept secret if you wish to get about & scout a thoroughbred of your own.

Importantly, this is the meaning of Ancestry.

Devils in details: infusions built-into maternal from greater predecessors; they are the ‘predictors’.  Not statistics.

TBL went time-travellin’ back through the Redzel pedigree. The greater breeders understood a phenomenon that the further you see back, the further you see forward.

At TBL we target EACH maternal as highly individualistic. The merits ‘why’ certain bred individuals ARE distinctive. Its not simple, but ‘digs’ the pedigree honest.

Remarkabley Redzel’s dam Millrich (AUS) through her furthest maternal line has New Zealand old familial roots where a sire infusion near, direct IN has the female family 2-r, from a sire called Perkin Warbeck (NZ) from none other than dam & ancestress Miss Kate.

Miss Kate is the 4th dam of Phar Lap and is one of the oldest and richest tap-root families to the antipodes.

Sunline (NZ), inductee of Australian Hall of Fame, is another Miss Kate descendant.

There is more… exclusive stuff. The Millrich, female-family 27 (further back) derives from Rataplan, his dam Pocahontas (GB) & Rataplan was full-brother to Stockwell. In essence, these are great, great greater grand-daddies sum total of thoroughbreds.

It was the work of a writer & pedigree analyst (since deceased) Marianna Haun through her study of the great Secretariat which stunned the equine world; the bigger heart of superior runners with her X-heart gene thesis.  reference

In a nutshell Secretariat sourced X-factor mightiness from Pocahontas.

Miss Kate/Rataplan,Stockwell/Pocohontas are the Mitchondrial DNA back-bone to Redzel’s dam, Millrich.

Now many sceptic-nature, might just scoff that ancestry just cannot spike genes to the immediate here n’ now.

So we shall explore the direct pedigree from a 5th-remove landscape. 5th remove is where the ripe genetic action is.

In simple form Redoute’s Choice (sire of Snitzel) via Danzig, and his broodmare sire Canny Lad via his sire Bletchingly (AUS) are the traits to the one n’ same ancestress Mowerina.

And so IS – Millrich 2nd dam sire Millionaire (IRE)….ancestress Mowerina.

Scout deep a pedigree to Mowerina daughters and you shall see plentiful duplications to Stockwell/Pocahontas. nature genes

It is no wonder Mowerina ancestry via modern female family 7a configurations propels pedigrees and individuals to turf magnificence.

That’s how stars come out. That’s how stars are made. Heart n’ soul stuff.

Cheers for now, TBL cropped-nyme31478829496






Winx – workin’ them genes


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She teases, she thrills & the mare dapples racing immortality.

We shall never have enough of Winx – the larger than life, legend.

We attempt to fathom more – that pedigree, the progeny of Street Cry (IRE).

Let us repeat…spectacular, superior and the more ‘champion’ of pedigrees are often more soooo deep, than not.

It is through ‘time’ and only ‘time’ we see the greater breeding expanse – sires and broodmares, champions and even with the ordinary, how they breed from a forgotten place.

We shall see Ancestry, is also the future writing.

The electrica Winx propulsion – a supernatural velocity without touching turf, impresses where her sire Street Cry transmitted make em’ tough upon many of his progeny. This trait I attribute to his broodmare sire Troy (GB), Europe’s champion 3 year colt. Further back, notice another phenomena, speed strain, that of Hornbeam.


Troy won the 200th Derby by a remarkable seven lengths.

Hornbeam, of the female family 1-P, as also indexed to Black Caviar’s maternal line. Black Caviar: ‘diamonds’ within a pedigree. Take note Hornbeam, doubles his genetic presence via Al Akbar, Winx’s broodmare sire.

– (Al Akbar (AUS) by Success Express) What has the trait that places an almost obscure stallion, standing his years at Grangewilliam stud, Wanganui, New Zealand & came infused with his bloodlines to a phenomenal star performer.

But just for a mere moment, put the spotlight on Mossman (AUS) – Success Express (USA) from Lichen Lady (AUS), from the familial matron Lady Josephine i.e. FF 9c. Further note where the familial reinforces from double dosage (refer Solario (IRE) & Lady Josephine) by Sundridge **(read on below)

(additionally: if you like Success Express bloodlines, explore sire, Savabeel (AUS) by Zabeel, ex- Savannah Success by SUCCESS EXPRESS.)

A genetic pattern laid….& as they continually do!

*A Gr.1 winner at 2, Mossman placed in two legs of the 2yo Triple Crown. A truly exceptional sire. Tough and genuine, Mossman is the sire of Gr.1 winners PLUCKY BELLE, BUFFERING, MISS MOSSMAN, OFCOURSEICAN and MOSSFUN and was the Champion 2YO Sire in 2013/14. He has so far sired over 35 individual SWer’s, not bad for a stallion with an average foal crop of less than 60. credit source, Vinery Stud

Though its ‘common’ – (contemporary sire lines profusely limited to Northern Dancer, Mr Prospector), I find it personally beyond comprehension to find ‘how’ a precious impacting sire line, which descends ‘direct’ Prince John/Princequillo – a genetic all-time domination so beyond itself. Importantly these traits which find co-affinity, its infinity to that of Nasrullah.

The Nasrullah/Princequillo genetic mix remains a force to be reckoned with in the pedigrees of Group and Graded stakes winners. Ken McLean


Before Winx, there was another girl-power machine. She exhibited similar super racing abilities. Let’s see if we can twig-it.

The Eclipse champion older female 2008/09/10 – Zenyatta by Street Cry, ex-Vertigineux (USA) from Kris S.

Yes, different mare lines & yet to seek what must transcend ordinary into extraordinary is to comprehend the soul of superior performers. Again always the puzzle, to not only join genetic traits & dots but find n’ figure the genus where deeper central potential sits and waits.

I am not able to discuss statistics nor sciences, nor shall try – ONLY the very aim, where every pedigree sighted will demonstrate its ‘affinity’ construction, specifically.

Winx highlights a genetic dynamite via maternal ancestry. (Refer my article True Colours to reference an ancestor called **Sundridge.

And profoundly, Zenyatta through broodmare sire Forli also carries Sundridge. Plus, Forli’s sire IS Aristophanes (GB) Lady Josephine as I explain here.

In an instant the comprehension of genetic patterning layering is apparent. The sire ancestry Sundridge classic-genes, his daughter classy Lady Josephine, her daughter Mumtaz Mahal (aka The Flying Filly) formulate those same family roots akin to Nasrullah/Royal Charger.

Talk strains collectively, – Mumtaz Mahal , Mumtaz Begum/Mahmoud/Fair Trial: the female family index 9C.

In genotype/phenotype terms, this is what I define as genus.

It’s aficionado chills, where to collect & recollect Sundridge traits through pedigrees of Count Fleet(the 2nd dam sire to Mr Prospector) Prince John, Blue Larkspur, Eight Thirty. Get them collectively as per, the Success Express sire – Hold Your Peace (USA)….boom!

They are not-so-far-ago predecessors. Like, genetic ‘informants’ and also recycle loud n’ clear through Zenyatta’s broodmare sire Kris S.(USA) – 2nd dams sire Forli (USA) .

The BIG BANG genetics.

Those traits actually seize dominant homozygoisity; they qualify a natural determination of what is naturally integral to displace the heterozygoisity in the breed.
With my research, gratefulness & tribute, to the late and great Australian bloodstock writer & analyst Ross du Bourg who wrote ” The explosion in the world’s breeding population (allied with a much higher turnover of breeding stock and an increased reproduction rate) in the twentieth century has led to a savage and ongoing escalation of heterozygosity in the breed.”

Yet, the personal story is – Winx raises our admiration and an instinctive interest to what remarkable racehorses can be. As did, Zenyatta for her American racing fans.

Will there be another Winx?

Yes – but the oddity is, they will come forth from a non-fashion, not-hot broodmare sire, a non-commercial affordable: its genetics fired slow thereby marginalized statistically to inferiority class.

Impermeable genes, they serve singlehandedly and such sires quietly graze in a paddock just as I drove past Al Akbar, way back then.


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cruisin’ pedigrees over a whiskey

When reviewing superior performers calling-in bloodlines, how they fire etc. it determines over time a screen shot of greater breeding, rather than the usual breeding.

A glance over sire statistics & what produce, demonstrates that great winners can come from anywhere. I myself, find the broodmare winners more so interesting.

Of  the paternal siring lines there has the global might that of Nearco. There of, Northern Dancer – Mr Prospector – unless one may look to other unknowns of  barely recognized countries which just may have an obscure siring line somewhere out-there (?)

Of course to wonder or employ such a notion says disaster: has not any sense to today’s template of economics – even though some may have tried to solve with else, in the past. But I am tempted to raise this subject, as sourcing some sort of stronger diversity is the now-ON-game.

It has been noted for some time and a question I have been asking of myself – why, certain odd strains have throwin’ INTO the configuration of pedigree.

These strains are soft, supporting, almost obscure but appear to contain differentiates which raise a pedigree to higher status.

I screened through ancestry and arrived at a conclusion that the genus-type breed (within itself back then) is the last & holding ‘screw’.

Old fashioned speak as I am….the breeding mechanics of Life & Nature, cannot maintain its specie without it.

It reminds me of how the early American history of horse-breeding became its own, stepping away from English bloods which did not measure up. In similar fashion this was/is the present success of German breeding and Japan’s success.

This is the nature of global progressive breeding, yet by nature, we shall find the circle returns to itself.

Now about things at home…

Turning pages through a sale catalogue I look for all the heavy weights of ‘old’ which do the right job through their descendants. That’s to say how the bank is filled in with the genetic strains in the right positions.

I had my watch on a broodmare several years ago and now see her daughter is breeding.

Her ancestry is rich potential where the main man Prince John directly infuses thereto, broodmare sire Desert Sun.

– yeah that’s Desert Sun sire of Sunline.

Checkout the pedigree, checkout the sire, his genetic locators and not ONE, repeat not ONE duplication of the Prince John/Princequillo/Prince Rose siring lines.


But that, you see, is simply how you lose the potential.

Bye TBL cropped-nyme31478829496







genus reflects: The Autumn Sun


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He (The Autumn Sun) had to do it all…he was still last at the 300m but what a powerful engine he’s got. – Kerrin McEvoy

– G.1 Golden Rose (1400m) victory

The Autumn One – 3 year old b. colt by Redoute’s Choice (AUS) – Azmiyna (IRE) from Galileo

The Autumn One is a longstanding, deep-rooted pedigree of strong ‘type’. One which hails from the finesse of French thoroughbreds.

The maternal, Aga Khan bred dam: Azmiyna (IRE) a 1/2 sister to Group 1 winner and deceased sire AZAMOUR.

Genetics challenge & change. We must see how the dice rolls via evolutionary typology pathways where expressing origins as a genus-type to suggest what is truer to the dams innate character.

The type or genus is never definable easy, however families through ‘strain’ inheritances and of co-relationship ‘branches’, will POINT to thoroughbred formative origins & conceivably explain the similarity of like upon like relationship(s).

The emphasis – estimate what compels, what ‘fires’. Best procedure is to operate from PATTERN, distinction. It is these patterns that ‘tap’.

The concept of ‘linkage of genes’, particularly in a homozygous dominant state, is a vital clue to understanding how powerful and prepotent dynasties can evolve. Ross du Bourg

The ancestral establishment; what takes ‘within’ strains. View, via MATCHEM/MARSKE. Screen inter infusion of contributing ‘strains’, the DNA of strain inheritance present to this day.


From history traditions, it is to ‘credit’ the Goldolphin Arabian. It is also nowadays discussed, the family numbers are not always correct(?)

Yet, the REAL issue is to identify characteristics – traits which appear to feature dam lines as her inherent qualities & as originated from an ancestor.
This approach is to EXPRESS finest/purest/core to sporting a complexity a natural arrangement, which goes through time itself.

The histogram chronicle has ancestral Young Marske mares indexed to strain/trait 7. Matchem indexed to strain/trait 4. Marske indexed to 8, his son Young Marske 12c.

Wider examination will expose a greater trait detail, but this will suffice for now.

The Autumn Sun sire: Redoutes Choice – enthusiasts of pedigree will keenly observe where Danehill sires dam Pas de Nom (USA) X Bletchingly (AUS) lines are 1 in same, through strain/line/ancestress Mowerina. And as is, Galileo’s 4th dam sire Espresso (GB).

The( ff-7a) index affiliates 7 strains. We adjudge these strains instrumental to developing genus & of homozygous nature. We again find ‘type/genus’ with deep commonality to that of (ff-4). Refer again the above.

Over & above conventional, the Northern Dancer paternal lines, we work from familial to engage the maternal cohesive, which is evident from the Samantha’s Choice (dam of Redoutes Choice)/Nijinksy/Relic (USA)/Raise a Native (USA)+ Blue Larkspur (USA) (refer Roberto) as ALL coming via the genus bloodlines, ancestral mares of Young Marske, sired by Marske. Refer above.

Software will assign algorithms per paternal replications.

The maternal pedigree expression should target genus prepotency domination, as the impact. After all, it is the female which leaves the Y trail.

The idea to capture is the collective dominancy foretelling destiny ahead. It emerges affinities.

Notice the dam, Azmiyna (ff-4i) alongside the 5th dam bloodlines. By genus-type the infusions shaping/moulding/infusing e.g. FF 7, 11, 12, 4. Look to Roberto (via Lear Fan (USA) FF 12C

So very often the how, to where prepotency exactly is laid, or sits within the maternal closest pedigree rather than the gestalt impressions, or those dependent on duplications is the definitive factors which fine-tunes a pedigree.

Again refer to the subjects pedigree: Ribot 5Sx6D as where it positions.

Ribot – the most generous creator of international racing talent in our time, and whose produce is now almost completely tested. Franco Varola 1974

Summarizing, our assertion is any backbone pedigree via repetition/ paternal ‘configuration’ does not establish the ferocity.

But.. female complementary strains activate and solve genetic latency.

Co-strain via utilizing female family indexes is not merely pairing off.

The breeding maternal principle is to arrive upon a best possible solution for perfect specimen, rather than fashion product which commonly over boils too many a pedigree.

That’s it for now.



…..the subject of characteristics. While agreeing that both sire & dam play an equally important part in a horse’s genetic make up …….the grounds for believing that characteristics can be inherited THROUGH THE FEMALE LINE, more predominantly than the male. Thoroughbred Pedigrees Simplified – Miles Napier



A $2.2m American Pharoah yearling colt


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I had a lot of Croziers that ran good. Fred Hooper

Industry people…. how do you recognise a perfect pedigree?

– 2 Keeneland’s yearling sale & spot the boy, $2.2 million Godolphin purchased yearling colt – American Pharoah/ Kindle by Indian Charlie.

 The genotype maps phenotype faultless.

– yep, the perfection.

We say it over and over again, its about maternal families sitting upon those genotype dynamics – pinpoint where pedigrees will distinctively fuse.

Female families are pattern-collectives; they hold appreciation to the greater pedigree template & as to what actually hits the ‘mark’.

Few years back we blogged American Pharoah pows a ‘Grand Slam’ to sight the gold:  Olympia (USA). 81833fbe34042f09855200306171350f[1]

The article went short on other genetic contributors but nevertheless here, the A.P colt blends key parentage through maternal lines with ‘exactness’.

Down to business end.

Take note…..Olympia (USA) 7sx7sx8sx7Dx9d thru Little Blessing (USA), Tri-Jet(USA), 2xCrozier (USA), Greek Game (USA), Crème Dela Crème (USA). (yes, these key genetic role-players DO NOT APPEAR on a regular catalogue print out…you need to get into detail & depths of pedigree.)

Next: Pioneer of the Nile (AP’s sire), the maternal line ff-21a, where his sire Empire Maker grand dam’s sire, In Reality (USA) has ff-21a to Indian Charlie (USA), ff-21a, the sire of dam Kindle …..ALL from ancestress ‘Lonely’ (GB). This detailed information needs to be viewed @ 5th remove. Notice the in-breeding Olympia (USA) through AP’s dam, Littleprincessemma (USA) to colt’s dams sire – Indian Charlie.

++++plus….. Pioneer of the Nile 4th dam sire (ff 21-a) sire Olympia (USA).

Collectively complete, that’s how it works.

Olympia had the blazing speed that American breeders respond to. Legends of the Turf, Edward L. Bowen.


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