HomeAuthor Ken McLean

October 18, 2021
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[Published Bluebloods Sept/Oct 2020] GENETIC COMPATIBILITY BREEDING the thoroughbred racehorse remains an inexact science, despite interesting genetic research by professional companies. Simon Marsh, general manager of Watership Down Stud since 1992 for Lord and Lady Webber, stated in an interview: “If you have the greatest stallion in the world and the best mare in the...

August 16, 2021
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[published Bluebloods May/June 2020]   At Nakayama racetrack on April 19th the $1.9 million Satsuki Sho-G.1 (Japanese 2,000 Guineas) run over 2,000m on turf was won by Contrail (Deep Impact-Rhodochrosite by Unbridled’s Song) who retained his unbeaten record. The three year old defeated Salois (Heart’s Cry) by a half-length in a dramatic duel down the...

August 3, 2021
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[published Bluebloods July/August 2021] TESIO’S undefeated NEARCO and LORD DERBY’S Champion Filly SELENE established a “magic mix” for classic speed  AFTER this magic force is intensified over and over again via multiple duplications, at some stage it will become necessary to go away from it altogether, before restoring it a generation later. Pedigrees designed with...

June 21, 2021
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There is no better example in Australia of someone climbing the international ladder of success in the thoroughbred industry.         Tony, who celebrated his 60th birthday last year, has spent all his adult life in the horse business. His introduction to racing began at 14 when he started as an apprentice jockey...

August 18, 2020
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STALLION managers in both hemispheres must surely be impressed by the rise to fame of Darley’s stallion Shamardal (Giant’s Causeway-Helsinki by Machiavellian), sire of three undefeated juvenile colts in Europe last year, namely Pinatubo, Earthlight and Victor Ludorum. He is also the sire of Blue Point, Champion English Sprinter who last year won the Royal...

July 22, 2020
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An example of 3mx2f inbreeding to Sadler’s Wells JUDDMONTE Farms, based at Newmarket and Lexington, is one of the most successful thoroughbred racing and breeding enterprises in the world. Established by Prince Khalid bin Abdullah in 1977, Juddmonte Farms is the home of many champion racehorses and influential sires. The Prince’s racing and breeding stock...

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