Promising Start for PD Planned Mating SLEDDING

The first foal of Pedigree Dynamics-purchased race mare COOL PASSION (subsequent multiple Group winner and G1 runner-up), SLEDDING lived up to her 8.5/10 Graded mating with a dominant win at her second start for the Price Kent stable. The daughter of LONHRO also manifested her pedigree in sales ring looks, bringing $1.05 million for her […]

Where are the COSMIC FORCE Yearlings?

by Jane Henning Have the auction houses made a mistake in largely passing over Cosmic Force for yearling sales this year? With only four in Book 1 at GC Magic Millions (3 sold, average $125k) and 9 in Book 2 (all sold, average $47,444), they sold well, despite the small selection. I get that Cosmic […]

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.

Foal Colour – Does it Reflect Bias in the Stallion?

Sometimes assumptions are made about a foal’s potential ability based on the colour of its coat.  We have all heard comments over the years such as, “I would only buy a bay Snitzel,” or, before US Grade 1 winner Outstrip raced, “There hasn’t been a top notch grey by Exceed And Excel”! The perception that […]

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 […]


Pedigree Dynamics mating Material Man is now a 9 year old, and bows out with a respectable 5th in the Group 1 Railways Stakes at Ascot. His dam Del Lirio was purchased by Pedigree Dynamics for clients Michael & Jill MacDermott as a yearling and when she retired to stud, we continued to work with […]

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 […]

COOL PASSION Racks Up Another Two Group 3 Wins

Pedigree Dynamics planned mating Cool Passion is in career best form as a 7 year old. A member of the first crop from now leading sire Not A Single Doubt, she is out of the Mister C mare, Hiavanna. Hiavanna was purchased by Pedigree Dynamics for clients Michael and Jill MacDermott (in foal to Fastnet […]

Small Breeders with a History of Quiet Achievement

Perth-based Pedigree Dynamics clients Michael and Jill MacDermott experienced the thrill of a home town victory in the Group 2 Perth Cup on New Year’s Day 2018.  With Material Man (Vital Equine – Del Lirio) running in their distinctive black and yellow shamrock colours, the MacDermotts capped off a great 2017 with their bloodstock. Pedigree […]