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

WAR FRONT/PULPIT WAS A PREDICTABLE NICK

While there is no doubt that nicks tend to run in sire lines, we’ve also often found it profitable to consider the dam of a stallion when attempting to predict potential crosses. For example, when Smart Strike retired to stud, we noted that he was a half brother to champion

FAREWELL TO CLAIBORNE’S BREED SHAPER

October 6 brought the news that Pulpit, a leading commercial sire for almost a decade and a half, had died in his paddock. The 18-year-old stallion was bred by Claiborne Farm, raced in the Claiborne colors, and stood his entire stud career at the Paris, Ky., nursery. A member of