NYQUIST AND THE PARADIGM SHIFT PART II – UNCLE MO & NYQUIST PEDIGREE PATTERNS

In part one of this post we looked at how Nyquist is an example of what we think is something of a paradigm shift with regard to the modern classic U.S. dirt horse. The industry is so much better at producing fast horses than true middle-distance runners, that more and

NYQUIST CONTINUES THE PARADIGM SHIFT?

Last year the running style of what were at the time three of leading candidates for the Kentucky Derby – American Pharoah, Firing Line and Dortmund, who ultimately took the first three places at Churchill Downs – caused us to consider whether we were seeing something of a change in

Cathryn Sophia Is The Boss In Kentucky Oaks

For a horse who was advertised to stand at just $12,500 in 2016, Street Boss has done commendably to sire at least one top-class horse in each of his first three Northern Hemispher crops. From his initial runners came the King’s Bishop Stakes (gr. I) scorer, Capo Bastone; Danza, who

TRIPLE CROWN FOR THE DEPUTY MINISTER LINE

Twice Leading Sire Deputy Minister – Champion in the U.S. and Horse of the Year in Canada at two – wasn’t a stallion generally associated with staying turf runners. He did, however get one of that kind in Go Deputy. Bred by Wertheimer et Frere, out of a Secretariat half-sister

KENTUCKY DERBY PEDIGREES – THE TOP TWENTY

NYQUIST – Uncle Mo – Seeking Gabrielle by Foestry – Undefeated Champion Two-Year-Old, Nyquist appeared to have improved over winter, taking the seven furlong San Vicente Stakes (gr. II) in 1:20.71, with a 101 Beyer Speedfigure and he confirmed that impression with a victory in the Florida Derby (gr. I).

Dubai World Cup Pedigree Review

With graded seven events over five hours, the Dubai World Cup card offered something for everyone, and there was certainly plenty of variety from the pedigree standpoint.   It was a big day for the Pulpit line, which supplied both dominating World Cup (gr. I) winner, California Chrome and UAE

KENTUCKY DERBY PEDIGREES

Coming up to the Triple Crown we thought we’d have a look at some pedigrees of leading Kentucky Derby hopefuls, including Pedigree Consultants recommended matings Mohaymen, Gun Runner, Zulu and Seymourdini. MOHAYMEN – Tapit – Justwhistledixie by Dixie Union – The top-priced yearling at the 2014 Keeneland September Sales, at

KENTUCKY DERBY PEDIGREES

Coming up to the Triple Crown we thought we’d have a look at some pedigrees of leading Kentucky Derby hopefuls, including Pedigree Consultants recommended matings Mohaymen, Gun Runner, Zulu and Seymourdini. MOHAYMEN – Tapit – Justwhistledixie by Dixie Union – The top-priced yearling at the 2014 Keeneland September Sales, at

ROYAL ASCOT DAY 4 – MUHAARAR SPEEDS TO TOP OF THREE-YEAR-OLD SPRINT DIVISION

Having been represented by the King’s Stand Stakes (gr. I) scorer, Goldream, earlier in the week, Oasis Dream completed a top-level sprint double when his son, Muhaarar captured the Commonwealth Stakes (gr. I). A smart two-year-old last year, when he won the Gimcrack Stakes (gr. II) and took third in

ROYAL ASCOT DAY THREE – GETTING THE TRIP

A rather sedate pace to the 2 1/2 mile Ascot Gold Cup (gr. I) ensured that several of the field were in with a shot close home, but in the end Trip to Paris prevailed to secure his first stakes victory, accounting for Galileo’s son, Kingfisher, and the previously undefeated