WRITTEN BY

Written By is a son of one of our best modern day Australian-bred sires, Written Tycoon, who carries several influential Colonial elements including Vain, Better Boy and Marscay. Written By’s dam Yau Chin brings in some prepotent female lines via her damsire Tobougg (Ire) and damsire Umatilla (USA), while keeping the Colonial theme prominent with […]

RUBICK

A son of Champion Sire Encosta De Lago, Rubick is a tail female line descendant of the very influential TORPENHOW.  He is most closely related to Champion Sire REDOUTE’S CHOICE and class stallions AL MAHER and MANHATTAN RAIN. He also carries fellow TORPENHOW family member Nijinsky II through daughter Dancing Show. Rubick would benefit from […]

CHOISIR

With the Group winners from 12 crops of racing age available to analyse, Choisir has shown a strong connection with the GOODY TWO SHOES family, principally via SADLER’S WELLS, his brother FAIRY KING (sire of ENCOSTA DE LAGO, FALBRAV, SHINKO KING etc) and three-quarter brother NUREYEV. These three alone are present in 15 of his […]

CARAVAGGIO (USA)

Caravaggio’s pedigree looks to be highly suitable for a wide variety of lines available to him in Australasian broodmares, with many crosses already proven by his sire. His sire Scat Daddy is inbred to Mr Prospector 4f x 2f. Balancing these two daughters of Mr Prospector with the many sons of Mr Prospector available in […]

MERCHANT NAVY

A son of the evergreen sire success Fastnet Rock, the female side of Merchant Navy’s pedigree also carries plenty of tried and true lines for broodmares to marry into. Merchant Navy’s damsire Snippets, a champion broodmare sire, works particularly well with the Danehill line (as in Merchant Navy) and also the MR PROSPECTOR line. MR […]

CHURCHILL (Ire)

Written May 2018 A son of the great Galileo, examining the pedigrees of the 60 (at time of writing) Gr1 winners by his sire can give us a strong clue as to how he will work. A very significant 16 of them are out of mares by DANEHILL directly (including World Champion, Frankel) or his […]

HIGHLAND REEL (Ire)

By Galileo out of a Danehill mare out of a Marscay mare, Highland Reel combines some of the very best bloodlines from both hemispheres. Mares from the ROBERTO line have nicked well with Galileo, producing Gr1 winners including Mahbooba (dam by RED RANSOM), Igugu and Found (dams by INTIKHAB). Look for mares by or carrying […]

First Season Sires with Yearlings at the 2018 Sales – S to Z

An exciting Group of 26 Australian-based sires who went to stud in 2015 have significant representation at the 2018 yearling sales. A short overview and examples of each sire’s predicted best nicks and crosses may be helpful for prospective buyers, both now and down the track. This topic is presented in alphabetical order over two […]

First Season Sires with Yearlings at the 2018 Sales – A to R

An exciting group of 26 Australian-based sires who went to stud in 2015 have significant representation at the 2018 yearling sales. A short overview and examples of each sire’s predicted best nicks and crosses may be helpful for prospective buyers, both now and down the track. This topic will be presented in alphabetical order in […]

Marriages Made In Heaven

During the course of analysing stallions’ pedigrees for studs and broodmares for breeders, there has occasionally be one sire / broodmare sire cross which jumps out as potentially being turbo charged. Here are a few examples I have come across this season to-date (in no particular order). Obviously these stallions also work well with many […]

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