PICTURE THAT

 Posted by at 7:55 am  Breeding
Jun 212017
 

PICTURE THAT

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I have been thinking, our Sim family breed many budding champions but do they know what the key elements of the mating even look like. I appreciate many do, but for those that aren’t familiar with our Sires, Dam Sires and DDS you may be interested. I have gathered together the top 100 or so Sires, DS & DDS. For the Sires I will use the 2016 table as it is a bit more accurate at this stage. We shall cover the 1st 33 in this issue. During my consultancy years I used a type rating number (1 – 10) to help in my selection process. In simple terms if a mare was poor in type, lets say a 4, I would try to complement the mating with highly rated sire in type, 7 – 10), hopefully to improve the type of foal to be produced. I will also give a short overview of each. There are a few things we will touch on later.

AWESOME AGAIN     NORTHERN DANCER

AWESOME AGAIN - NORTHERN DANCER LINE
DIRT 73%/27% TURF        SPRINT 73%/27% ROUTE Type Rating 7

 

GIANTS CAUSEWAY     NORTHERN DANCER

GIANT’S CAUSEWAY - NORTHERN DANCER LINE
DIRT 73%/27% TURF        SPRINT 47%/53% ROUTE Type Rating 9

 

TAPIT    Nasrullah

TAPIT - NASRULLAH LINE
DIRT 80%/20% TURF        SPRINT 50%/50% ROUTE Type Rating 8

 

dubawi    Mr Prospector

DUBAWI (IRE) - MR PROSPECTOR LINE
DIRT 12%/88% TURF        SPRINT 30%/70% ROUTE Type Rating 9

 

DISTORTED HUMOR     Mr Prospector

DISTORTED HUMOR - MR PROSPECTOR LINE
DIRT 77%/23% TURF        SPRINT 42%/58% ROUTE Type Rating 9

 

dansili    NORTHERN DANCER

DANSILI (GB) - NORTHERN DANCER LINE
DIRT 16%/84% TURF        SPRINT 53%/47% ROUTE Type Rating 9.5

 

oasis dream    NORTHERN DANCER

OASIS DREAM (GB) - NORTHERN DANCER LINE
DIRT 15%/85% TURF        SPRINT 48%/52% ROUTE Type Rating 9

 

Frankel    NORTHERN DANCER

FRANKEL (GB) - NORTHERN DANCER LINE
DIRT 35%/65% TURF        SPRINT 40%/60% ROUTE Type Rating 9

 

PioneerofTheNile   Mr Prospector

PIONEEROF THE NILE - MR PROSPECTOR LINE
DIRT 74%/26% TURF        SPRINT 38%/62% ROUTE Type Rating 8

 

SEA THE STARS    NORTHERN DANCER

SEA THE STARS (IRE) - NORTHERN DANCER LINE
DIRT 15%/85% TURF        SPRINT 35%/65% ROUTE Type Rating 8

 

WAR FRONT    NORTHERN DANCER

WAR FRONT - NORTHERN DANCER LINE
DIRT 15%/85% TURF        SPRINT 35%/65% ROUTE Type Rating 9

 

AMERICAN PHAROAH    Mr Prospector

AMERICAN PHAROAH - MR PROSPECTOR LINE
DIRT 78%/22% TURF        SPRINT 48%/52% ROUTE Type Rating 6

 

CURLIN    Mr Prospector

CURLIN - MR PROSPECTOR LINE
DIRT 78%/22% TURF        SPRINT 48%/52% ROUTE Type Rating 7
KEY WATCH – SLIGHTLY OVER AT THE KNEE

 

REDOUTES CHOICE    NORTHERN DANCER

REDOUTE’S CHOICE - NORTHERN DANCER LINE
DIRT 32%/68% TURF        SPRINT 45%/55% ROUTE Type Rating 9
KEY WATCH – VERY MUSCULAR, THROWS TRUE TO TYPE

 

MORE THAN READY   HailToReason

MORE THAN READY - HAIL TO REASON LINE
DIRT 76%/24% TURF        SPRINT 69%/31% ROUTE Type Rating 9
KEY WATCH – THROWS TRUE TO TYPE

 

UNCLE MO    Nasrullah

UNCLE MO - NASRULLAH LINE
DIRT 78%/22% TURF        SPRINT 55%/45% ROUTE Type Rating 7

 

CITY ZIP   Mr Prospector

CITY ZIP - MR PROSPECTOR LINE
DIRT 77%/23% TURF        SPRINT 69%/31% ROUTE Type Rating 7
KEY WATCH – SLIGHTLY BACK AT THE KNEE

 

sepoy    Mr Prospector

SEPOY (AUS) - MR PROSPECTOR LINE
DIRT 76%/24% TURF        SPRINT 72%/28% ROUTE Type Rating 7

 

SPEIGHTSTOWN    Mr Prospector

SPEIGHTSTOWN - MR PROSPECTOR LINE
DIRT 76%/24% TURF        SPRINT 73%/27% ROUTE Type Rating 9

 

GHOSTZAPPER   NORTHERN DANCER

GHOSTZAPPER - NORTHERN DANCER LINE
DIRT 76%/24% TURF        SPRINT 50%/50% ROUTE Type Rating 7

 

EXCEED    NORTHERN DANCER

EXCEED AND EXCEL - NORTHERN DANCER LINE
DIRT 22%/78% TURF        SPRINT 64%/36% ROUTE Type Rating 9
KEY WATCH – VERY MUSCULAR, THROWS TRUE TO TYPE

 

BERNADINI  Nasrullah

BERNARDINI - NASRULLAH LINE
DIRT 76%/24% TURF        SPRINT 47%/53% ROUTE Type Rating 9

 

MEDAGLIA DORO    NORTHERN DANCER

MEDAGLIA D’ORO - NORTHERN DANCER LINE
DIRT 68%/32% TURF        SPRINT 43%/57% ROUTE Type Rating 8

 

FASTNET ROCK     NORTHERN DANCER

FASTNET ROCK (AUS) - NORTHERN DANCER LINE
DIRT 14%/86% TURF        SPRINT 51%/49% ROUTE Type Rating 9
KEY WATCH – VERY MUSCULAR, THROWS TRUE TO TYPE

 

deepimpact   HailToReason

DEEP IMPACT (JPN) - HAIL TO REASON LINE
DIRT 24%/76% TURF        SPRINT 31%/69% ROUTE Type Rating 7

 

Darci Brahma NEW    NORTHERN DANCER

DARCI BRAHMA (NZ) - NORTHERN DANCER LINE
DIRT 27%/73% TURF        SPRINT 73%/27% ROUTE Type Rating 5

 

GALILEO    NORTHERN DANCER

GALILEO (IRE) - NORTHERN DANCER LINE
DIRT 13%/87% TURF        SPRINT 35%/65% ROUTE Type Rating 10

 

empire maker    Mr Prospector

EMPIRE MAKER - MR PROSPECTOR LINE
DIRT 74%/26% TURF        SPRINT 36%/64% ROUTE Type Rating 9

 

Dawn_Approach   NORTHERN DANCER

DAWN APPROACH (IRE) - NORTHERN DANCER LINE
DIRT 26%/74% TURF        SPRINT 59%/41% ROUTE Type Rating 7
KEY WATCH – SHORT COUPLED

 

KITTENS JOY   NORTHERN DANCER

KITTEN’S JOY - NORTHERN DANCER LINE
DIRT 25%/75% TURF        SPRINT 40%/60% ROUTE Type Rating 7+
KEY WATCH – GREAT LEGS, STANDS OVER GROUND

 

shamardal    NORTHERN DANCER

SHAMARDAL - NORTHERN DANCER LINE
DIRT 53%/47% TURF        SPRINT 32%/68% ROUTE Type Rating 6

 

MALIBU MOON   Nasrullah

MALIBU MOON - NASRULLAH LINE

DIRT 84%/16% TURF        SPRINT 34%/66% ROUTE Type Rating 9
KEY WATCH – VERY MUSCULAR, GREAT LENGTH

 

ZENSATIONAL   Mr Prospector

ZENSATIONAL - MR PROSPECTOR LINE
DIRT 82%/18% TURF        SPRINT 382%/16% ROUTE Type Rating 7
KEY WATCH – SLIGHTLY FEMININE

Firstly these are my opinions only for what they are worth. It is no coincidence some of the best types are at the top of the list, I am sure the quality in type will drop as we work down the list but I am sure some gems will be revealed. You also may have noticed so far the gene pool is very shallow. I have always been concerned with the amount of inbreeding in the industry and it seems to only worsen. I may have to soften that opinion and adjust my thinking. I look at in a couple of ways. Lets look at the 2 most influential bloodlines of the modern era. Northern Dancer and Mr Prospector. ND himself was only a little fellow but a lovely horse with a huge motor, heart and incredible genes. On the other hand I look at Mr Prospector and he is abstract to the eye but like ND has all the same attributes and his line can throw some beautiful animals. In nature we see lions and elephants, two name a couple of breeds, force the males to leave at certain ages (maturity) to prevent inbreeding. The theory (genetically speaking) is to carry on the genes only the strongest, so to speak, are chosen by the females. Hybrid vigor being a key ingredient. Looks like the Northern Dancer and Mr Prospector lines defy the logic and natural selection theory. We desperately need that new sire line I am sure, long term, but until then horses like Tapit and Malibu Moon can only help. I have seen it happen 3 times in my life time in the Southern Hemisphere with Star Kingdom, Sir Tristram and Danehill. A horse like Monsun gave me great hope but the future still looks good. We have some great trainers, horsemen and women, technology and science is mind boggling which will help in the soundness issues caused by the inbreeding, and sometimes greed and ignorance plays a role. If in anyway this has helped you in your quest for a champion, I have done my job. Next issue we will cover the 1st 33 on the dam sire list. Good luck.

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gcliffo (Greg)

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  8 Responses to “PICTURE THAT”

  1. Awesome stuff Greg.

  2. Thanks Greg…Always had a-lot of respect for your Opinions..Robert

  3. beautiful. i love reading your stuff

  4. Magnificent work Greg! Just what I as a new player need.

  5. Great stuff as always Greg! Thanks.