OPTIMAL Mating: Gun Runner – Point System, by Broken Vow

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OPTIMAL Mating: Gun Runner – Point System, by Broken Vow

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Gun Runner (Candy Ride (ARG) – Quiet Giant, by Giant’s Causeway)


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Point System (Broken Vow – Brownie Point, by Forest Wildcat

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OPTIMAL Mating Analysis

Horses bred on OPTIMAL Matings have proven to possess more potential to become superior racehorses. In fact, most will break their maiden in the first two starts. Combined with a good physical, good vetting and a price that falls within a budget, OPTIMAL Matings help to focus on buying or breeding better racehorses.

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3 Sire Families (13C, 11 & 3H) & 4 Running Families (4M, 1R, 1N & 3H)

Good Combination of Female Families

Good Outcross Percentage

Good Linebreeding Balance

Good Grandsire / Granddam Linebreeding Percentages

Good Gender Linebreeding Balance

Key Linebreedings

  • 5,5×4 Fappiano – through sons Unbridled, Quiet American & Cryptoclearance
  • 5×5 Blushing Groom – gender balanced through son Candy Stripes & daughter Wedding Picture
  • 4×4 Storm Cat – through sons Giant’s Causeway & Forest Wildcat
  • 6,6×5,5 Mr. Prospector – Through sons Fappiano & Forty Niner

Similar Breedings

  • Exact Positions of Fappiano Linebreeding
    • Grade 1 Stakes Winners
      • Finley’sluckycharm (Twirling Candy o/o Victory Gallop mare
      • Gift Box (Twirling Candy o/o Unbridled’s Song mare)
    • Grade 2 Stakes Winner
      • Long Range Toddy (Will Take Charge o/o Unbridled’s Song mare)
    • Grade 3 Stakes Winners
      • Warren’s Showtime (Clubhouse Ride o/o Affirmative mare)
      • Fore Left (Twirling Candy o/o Unbridled’s Song mare)
    • Listed Stakes Winners
      • B B Dude (Shakin It Up o/o Unbridled’s Song mare)
      • C. S. Incharge (Will Take Charge o/o Unbridled’s Song mare)
  • Exact Positions of Storm Cat Linebreeding
    • Grade 3 Stakes Winner
      • Head of State (American Pharoah o/o Danehill Dancer mare)
    • Listed Stakes Winners
      • Danon Pharoah (American Pharoah o/o El Corredor mare)
      • Witt Six (Drums of Thunder o/o Graeme Hall mare)
      • Concept (Gun Runner o/o Cindago mare)
      • Hicksy (Hootenanny o/o Even the Score mare)
  • Candy Ride over Unbridled
    • 5 Grade 1 Stakes Winners
    • 6 Grade 2 Stakes Winners
    • 7 Grade 3 Stakes Winners
    • 12 Listed Stakes Winners
  • Giant’s Causeway over Unbridled
    •  3 Grade 1 Stakes Winners
    • 8 Grade 1 Stakes Winners
    • 3 Grade 3 Stakes Winners
    • 21 Listed Stakes Winners
  • Candy Ride over Forest Wildcat
    • 1 Grade 1 Stakes Winner
    • 1 Grade 2 Stakes Winner
    • 3 Grade 3 Stakes Winners
    • 7 Listed Stakes Winners
  • Candy Ride over Northern Style
    • 2 Grade 3 Stakes Winners
    • 1 Listed Stakes Winner

Whether you are new to the game, experiencing more losses than wins or just looking for a new approach, I am confident that I can help you breed or buy a better racehorse. To find out more about OPTIMAL Matings and how they can help your program, please subscribe to my Blog/News page HERE to receive future information on complimentary mating recommendations, sales short lists, stakes winner pedigree analysis, news on personal client success and any other random thoughts or ideas that I may have. Also, receive a complimentary copy of my report “Blind Luck or Designed Luck? – How A Kentucky Derby Winner Was Bred” sent directly to your inbox.

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