GIGA KICK a Great Advertisement for Line Breeding

As the best performed progeny of Redoute’s Choice’s son Scissor Kick by the length of the Randwick straight, Everest winner GIGA KICK’s pedigree deserved a thorough investigation. What made him such a standout? His pedigree doesn’t disappoint. While he is out of a stakes placed English mare (Royal Applause) the dam of two stakes placegetters […]

Matings Mix: Pedigree Dynamics

An article published in Thoroughbred Daily News on Jane Henning and her thirty-year-old business, Pedigree Dynamics. Written by Lydia Symonds.

Lonhro – Cool Passion Filly Sells for $1.05m

The product of a highly rated Pedigree Dynamics mating, the Lonhro filly out of multiple stakes winning mare Cool Passion (also a Pedigree Dynamics planned mating), delighted her owners Team McDonnell Racing and Breeding when achieving $1.05 million at the Gold Coast Magic Millions. Selling late on the Saturday evening, the filly had many admirers […]

Daytime Foaling Video

If you have never seen a clear, concise video of a mare foaling, then watch Cool Passion producing her Zoustar filly at Widden Stud, with a commentary by Matthew Comerford. Thanks to Widden and owners Team McDonnell Racing and Breeding for allowing me to share it.

COOL PASSION Continues to Accumulate Black Type

Cool Passion, a Pedigree Dynamics planned mating, continued to impress during the Sydney Carnival. Originally raced in Perth, Col Passion is now Adelaide based and won Group races in Melbourne before a trip to Sydney with trainer Tony McEvoy. A ding-dong battle with Champagne Cuddles in the Group 2 Millie Fox Stakes on 22 February […]

MATERIAL MAN Makes the All Star Mile Field

Popular Group 2 Perth Cup winner and Group 1 placegetter Material Man moved up another notch for Pedigree Dynamics clients Michael and Jill MacDermott when he was voted into the inaugural $5 million All Star Mile field. Tough and talented, Material Man is out of Hussonet mare Del Lirio, who was purchased as a yearling […]

Breeding Theories – What’s In and What’s Out

Since man and horse became a team, we have attempted to influence nature in a multitude of ways under the guise of ‘breeding methods’.  Whether it be to facilitate conception, breed a particular gender, or come up with a ‘best of breed’, man has been relentless in his attempts to hit upon the magic formula. […]

COOL PASSION Narrowly Misses in Gr 2 Tristarc Stakes

A Group 3 winner only a week prior, Cool Passion proved that she can match it on the big days when lining up in the Group 2 Tristarc Stakes on Caulfield Cup Day. With Group 1 winners in the field such as FOXPLAY, GLOBAL GLAMOUR, SILENT SEDITION and multiple Group 1 placegetter, ZANBAGH, Cool Passion […]

Goody Two Shoes – Her Presence Downunder

Goody Two Shoes may not be an unfamiliar name to some, but her many descendants are present in some of the world’s most successful modern day Thoroughbreds. Her name is often back in the 8th, 9th and 10th generations these days, but her taproot female and sire male descendants are commonplace in a six generation […]

Broodmare Sire Lookout 2017

The Broodmare Sire Table by Earnings for 2016/17 holds no great surprises at this point. We have the stalwarts such as Encosta De Lago, Danehill and Zabeel at the top of the tree and Danehill’s sons Flying Spur, Redoute’s Choice, Danehill Dancer, Commands and Danzero making the Top 20. Even Danehill’s son Tiger Hill comes […]