HomeAuthorAlan Porter, Author at Stallions

September 1, 2021

[Published Bluebloods March 2020] ONE of the most interesting developments with regard to genetics and the thoroughbred is the establishment of female lines sorted by Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), mitochondria being genetic material that exists outside the nucleus of the cell, and is passed on exclusively through the female line. The mitochondria have numerous vital functions,...

February 25, 2021

“Now everything’s a little upside down.  As a matter of fact the wheels have stopped” It’s a safe bet that Bob Dylan didn’t have the havoc wreaked by COVID-19 in mind when he penned those lines which appear on his 1974 stunner “Idiot Wind,” but they are not a bad description of the 21st century’s...

October 31, 2017

Caption: So You Think (NZ) (High Chaparral (IRE)-Triassic by Tights (USA) With The Championships at Randwick now concluded, there has been enough activity for it to be worthwhile having a look at how the second crop sires, those whose first runners are now three, are shaping up. At the top of the heap we find...



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