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Battle of the Sexes

[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 world, there’s…

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The Special Mix – Pedigree Analysis

[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…

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Tony Williams

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 at Flemington before weight brought…

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The Irish National Stud’s Invincible Spirit

The male line of Green Desert is exploding around the world, thanks to the deeds of his brilliant son Invincible Spirit, a leading sire standing at the Irish National Stud, Tully, County Kildare. Invincible Spirit’s reputation as a sire of turf specialists at Group level up to a mile is gaining momentum. [su_button url="https://shop.bluebloods.com.au" style="flat"…

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The rise of Storm Cat’s line via Scat Daddy

THOROUGHBRED breeders in Australasia are spoiled. We are fortunate to have access to many of the world’s most potent sire lines, thanksto the shuttle system. Significantly, we benefit from our highly successful homebred stallions as well. Currently heading the Australian Sires’ List by progeny earnings are I Am Invincible, Snitzel and Pierro, all foaled in Australia,…

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