Case Study: A Look At Upstart’s Quick Start

A Look At Upstart’s Quick Start Every year it’s a mad rush to breed to the first-year stallions. Some do it because they were great racehorses; some do it because they have great physicals; some do it because he may be by a sire-of-sires; some do it just because. Upstart stands stud at Airdrie Stud […]

broodmare sire

Case Study: Bernardini’s Brilliance As Broodmare Sire

Case Study: Bernardini’s Excellence As Broodmare Sire Anyone who follows race results on a daily basis has likely taken notice of the rise of Bernardini as a must-have broodmare sire. I have always been a fan of the Darley stallion as a producer of good racehorses. But, in performing weanling and yearling sales analysis, I […]


Client Success: Homebred Tonalist Filly Goes Clear at the Wire

ONE LAST TRIAL (f, 3, Tonalist–Thisdanseistaken, by Gators N Bears) ONE LAST TRIAL (f, 3, Tonalist–Thisdanseistaken {SP, $258,910}, by Gators N Bears) rated close up while towards the inside, angled out and was under pressure heading towards the lane. She straightened away to be about four wide and closed in steadily under left handed rousing […]

Stallion Selection

Why Are Some Stallions More Consistent Than Others?

Why Are Some Stallions More Consistent Than Others? Some stallions seem to consistently produce good racehorses and other stallions are very sporadic. But, even the worst stallions sometimes have a stakes winner or two in time. Why is that? I have studied this for a long time and would like to shed some light on […]

female families

Are Female Families Really That Important?

Female Families Numbers Explained To allow this topic to come full circle, please forgive the initial history and science lessons. I promise that I will eventually get to something practical and/or useful! The Family Numbers commonly used to designate the various Thoroughbred female families were popularized by Bruce Lowe, an Australian pedigree researcher at the […]