thoroughbred pedigrees

New York-bred filly wins at first asking in Japan

Nicknamed “Naughty” as a foal because of her resemblance to her dam Naughty Natisha, NY-bred filly Unavenged proved anything but naughty when she won at first asking on February 26th at Nakayma Racecourse in Tokyo, Japan. It’s rare enough to win at first asking, but the half-sister to 2007 NY Horse of the Year Naughty […]

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The Lane’s End Weekender Pedigree: Union Rags

Winning the Grade 1 Fountain of Youth by four lengths has cleared some of the smoke that arose after Union Rags lost his unbeaten record in last season’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. That narrow decision to then-unbeaten Hansen cost Union Rags the Eclipse Award as top 2-year-old colt, but the towering bay appears on track to […]

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The Lane’s End Weekender Pedigree: Hymn Book

The winner of Saturday’s Grade 1 Donn Handicap at Gulfstream was Hymn Book, who scored by a nose over Mission Impazible (by Unbridled’s Song). The homebred son of Arch, bred and raced by Stuart Janney III, has progressed so much over the past 18 months that he was able to defeat two classic winners (Shackleford […]

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Study: Tracing the roots of the ‘speed gene’ in Thoroughbreds

A new study from researchers in Ireland suggests the so-called “speed gene” in Thoroughbred racehorses can be traced back to a very limited number of influential ancestors. Lead researcher Emmeline Hill, a genomics scientist at University College Dublin who has published several studies on the Thoroughbred genetic code, says a genetic variant associated with speed […]

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The Lane’s End Weekender Pedigree: Tapizar

With a sassy victory in the Grade 2 San Fernando Stakes at Santa Anita on Saturday, Tapizar has returned to a position of prominence that he occupied a year ago following a sharp success in the G3 Sham Stakes.   Unfortunately for the colt and owner-breeder Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC, the dashing bay son of Tapit […]

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The Lane’s End Weekender Pedigree: Evans and the ‘Quality Road’

The star of the opening session of Keeneland’s November sale was the late Edward P. “Ned” Evans. Decades of collecting choice racers and producers had placed his Spring Hill Farm at the top of the tree among elite home breeders, and with the opening of the dispersal of his racing and breeding stock, Evans certainly […]

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The Lane’s End Weekender Pedigree: Speed with Classic Potential

Frankel provided yet another sparkling example of his immense racing ability with an impressive victory in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes on British Champions Day at Ascot racecourse on Saturday. Following the lead of his half-brother Bullet Train (by Sadler’s Wells), Frankel showed his greatest maturity and poise in waiting till jockey Tom […]

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EDWIN ANTHONY PEDIGREE REPORT: RACHEL ALEXANDRA

Pedigree consultant and author Edwin Anthony examines the bloodlines of Rachel Alexandra, the heavy pre-race favorite for Friday’s Kentucky Oaks, in his final analysis in a series of articles written exclusively for the Paulick Report. Anthony previously looked at leading candidates for the Kentucky Derby: Louisiana Derby winner Friesan Fire, Florida Derby winner Quality […]

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EDWIN ANTHONY PEDIGREE REPORT: CHOCOLATE CANDY

Pedigree consultant and author Edwin Anthony examines the bloodlines of Chocolate Candy, second to Pioneerof the Nile in the Santa Anita Derby, in the latest installment of the Paulick Report’s series of pedigree profiles of contenders for this year’s Kentucky Derby. Previously, Anthony looked at Louisiana Derby winner Friesan Fire, Florida Derby winner Quality Road, […]

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EDWIN ANTHONY PEDIGREE REPORT: PAPA CLEM

Pedigree consultant and author Edwin Anthony examines the bloodlines of Papa Clem, winner of Saturday’s Arkansas Derby winner Papa Clem, in the latest installment of the Paulick Report’s series of pedigree profiles of contenders for this year’s Kentucky Derby. Previously, he looked at Louisiana Derby winner Friesan Fire, Florida Derby winner Quality Road, Santa Anita […]

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