Nasrullah

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  1. Nasrullah

    Youngstock

    I do agree with Jeepers that careful education is very important before one sits on a horse in a gallop. Sweynesse, Rageese, Vanbrugh, Complacent, Telperion, Vespa, Wrote are all quite good value.
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    Youngstock

    To tell you the truth I don't do any shoeing. Pay someone to do that. I don't ride my horses at the races. My horse trainer gets a jockey to do that. I commented that One thing is walking on and off a truck, it can totally different when the have a jockey aboard. Would you not agree that how a horse feels and behaves when you sit on it in a gallop is more important than walking it on and off a truck? All the horse people I talk to agree! You should know the answer if you have been riding them for 50 years?
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    Youngstock

    Suggest you speak to a number of breakers as no two horses are the same!! One thing is walking on and off a truck, it can totally different when the have a jockey aboard.
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    Roaring lion withdrawn from service

    Real shame about Roaring Lion. Heard many mare owners are putting mares on planes to Australia if the mares are dry or if not too close to foaling. Hopefully Cambridge Stud can find a suitable replacement for next year. New Zealand needs fresh new blood!
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    Volksraad as a broodmare sire

    Optical- Sorry if I got to far away from you topic.I totally agree having Volksraad as a broodmare sire is more an advantage than a disadvantage. Nothing at all wrong with him as a broodmare sire at all. Correct , I Am Invincible did not have a 120+ Timeform. All I was pointing out is if approx 19 of the 20 leading sires are 120+ Timeform rated horse and 1 out of 19 is not, would you not send your broodmare to the highest rated stallion to improve your chances.
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    Volksraad as a broodmare sire

    Berri raises an interesting point. I feel that it doesn't mean that if a Volksraad mare went to a dominant stallion that she could not produce a race horse rated much higher than the broodmare or the broodmare sire. I think the mare can depending on how good the stallion is. Plus I feel looking at just the broodmare sire is a bit short sited when you ignore a mares female line. Eg Eight Carat. You would have a better chance for your mare by going to a stallion that has high rating. However please note many people confuse World Rating with Timeform Rating. Some racehorses because of injury are prevented from showing their true ability. Let's look at a range of very successful broodmare sires and see what they were rated on the race track and what they did as sires. A quick glance on the list below and clearly the majority of sires below were Timeform Rated 120+ racehorses plus sires where their best 10 runners averaged above Timeform 120+. Only exceptions Al Akbar. Don't know his rating but I think less than 120 and my quick estimate is that his best 10 runners did not average above Timeform 120+. Obviously Winx is by a good sire in Street Cry and dam Vegas Showgirl was a very good racehorse. Current Australian leading broodmare sires list- Rank Stallion Rnrs Wnrs Earnings 1 Redoute's Choice (AUS) 1996 569 254 $22,639,707 2 Encosta de Lago (AUS) 1993 718 341 $21,309,286 3 Flying Spur (AUS) 1992 527 241 $15,698,171 4 Zabeel (NZ) 1986 452 199 $13,604,344 5 More Than Ready (USA) 1997 359 174 $12,818,337 6 Galileo (IRE) 1998 232 103 $12,142,326 7 Lonhro (AUS) 1998 252 117 $11,345,441 8 Anabaa (USA) 1992 206 116 $10,598,553 9 Fastnet Rock (AUS) 2001 291 128 $10,484,684 10 Danehill (USA) 1986 391 161 $10,266,272 11 Rubiton (AUS) 1983 134 68 $10,117,463 12 Commands (AUS) 1996 321 145 $8,936,377 13 Kingmambo (USA) 1990 19 8 $8,188,770 14 Canny Lad (AUS) 1987 286 106 $7,992,301 15 General Nediym (AUS) 1994 301 123 $7,922,947 16 Al Akbar (AUS) 1990 14 8 $7,742,057 17 Exceed and Excel (AUS) 2000 241 107 $7,413,610 18 Testa Rossa (AUS) 1996 223 105 $7,336,437 19 Hussonet (USA) 1991 220 102 $6,763,806 20 Red Ransom (USA) 1987 193 78 $6,726,436
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    check this out

    Thanks. Couple of comments. How the thoroughbred started off 350 years ago and what is has now evolved into I suspect is quite different. I think Berri is pointing out that Galileo works well with fast Danzig blood rather saying inbreeding is the answer. Sadlers Wells and Danzig while both being sons of Danehill were very different in type. Further you might want to look at the Truenicks site. Eg- Galileo with Danehill mares is A+ meaning much higher percentage of SW than the sireline ( Galileo ) with other mares ( non Danehill), and higher than the broodmare sireline ( Danehill ) with other sirelines (non Galileo sires). As a comparison Galileo and his sons mated with mares by Sadlers Wells and his sons and grandsons is Rated an F.
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    check this out

    Perception and reality can be very different and best to analyse a large data set than base a conclusion on a winners of a few big races! Recent US story on outcrossing- If the definition of an inbred horse is one that has at least one duplicated ancestor between the parents within four generations, then an outcrossed one has no closely duplicated ancestors at all. The majority of the breed is outcrossed, which should relieve the fear that the Thoroughbred is overrun with irresponsible and debilitating inbreeding. It is not. The limited study in last month’s review of inbreeding used winners of the Triple Crown races and 3-year-old male division champions since 2000. Of that very small group of 39 individuals, 15 were inbred (38.5%) and 24 were outcrossed (61.5%). Among the great sires in Kentucky, outcrosses also dominate. In 2014, 16 stallions stood for a fee of $50,000 or more—our proven, elite sires. Of those, 13, or 81.3%, were the result of outcross matings, a serious majority. Studies suggest this is a rough reflection of the population, in that anywhere from 60% to 75% of modern Thoroughbreds, are outcrossed. Is this simply a matter of random population genetics, or is there an advantage to outcrossing? In a mating each parent contributes half of the genetic code, with a wide range of results. In some cases both parents pass on similar genetics, creating a horse that is pure dominant or pure recessive for those traits. This is what’s supposed to happen in an inbreeding program, striving to intensify the genetics so they will be passed on with great predictability. In other cases genes from one parent will outrightly dominate the other parent’s. This is what has happened when we say a horse is prepotent or “stamps his get.” In a third scenario the parents’ genetics will blend to create something in between. This is what most breeders hope will happen, but rarely does, getting the perfect balance. Depending on the differences between the parents, it can be a real crap shoot. In a fourth scenario there is so much favorable genetic diversity coming from either side that the offspring is superior than both parents. This is heterosis, or hybrid vigor, resulting from a high number of heterozygous gene pairings instead of the homozygous pairings often found in inbred stock. It is the Holy Grail of horse breeding because, although racing ability is highly heritable, actual genetic improvement is hard to achieve. Consider that even the greatest stallions sire only 5% to 15% stakes winners and few throw a runner better than themselves. This is also the possibility that comes from outcrossing. Inbreeding concentrates an ancestor’s genes, but every generation forward, that influence is diminished by roughly half. Inbreeding 4x4 to Northern Dancer is only maintaining the influence he had in the third generation of each parent. Unless the inbreeding is very close, say 2x2 or 3x3, it isn’t really effective in intensifying that great ancestor’s influence. The 4x4 standard many of us use to define it is probably not very significant in actual practice, and 3x3 might be a better the standard. Now, take an inbred horse, and cross it with an unrelated one, and the possibility of creating that super-vigorous mix of genes increases dramatically. Inbreeding can create better breeding stock, which is ideal for this very purpose, but outcrossing is more effective in creating a better athlete. Alternating these strategies every generation or two is a highly desirable formula. Look at the pedigrees of some of the greatest racehorses of modern times:Secretariat, Nijinsky II, Seattle Slew, Spectacular Bid, Affirmed,Cigar,Curlin,Zenyatta, Brigadier Gerard, Frankel, and Sea The Star, for instance. The majority of these are outcrosses. Of this small group, only Seattle Slew (4x4 Nasrullah), Spectacular Bid (3x3 To Market), and Frankel (3x4 Northern Dancer) are inbred using the 4x4 definition. This tendency for great runners to be outcrossed might also explain why many of these superstars are tagged as disappointments as stallions or broodmares. Everyone hopes they will breed true, but their extreme genetic engineering makes it hard for them to pass on their qualities with consistency. Few of them take a leading sire title, like Seattle Slew, who was actually one of the rare ones inbred by the 4x4 definition, although many of them still make a serious mark. If you need convincing, consider a breeder whose program focuses on favorable outcrossing. Adena Springs, or the farm’s owner Frank Stronach, has won the Eclipse Award for leading breeder eight times.
  9. 2019 New Season stallions Roaring Lion by Kitten's Joy Timeform Rated 130. Service Fee $35,000 +GST US Navy Flag by War Front Timeform Rated 124. Service fee $20,000 +GST Staphanos by Deep Impact Timeform Rated 123. Service fee $7,000+GST Summer Passage by Snitzel Timeform Rated 117. Service Fee $8,000+GST Jon Snow by Ifraaj Timeform Rated 117. Service fee $6,000+GST Embellish by Savabeel Timeform Rated 107. Service fee $5,000+GST Howard Be Thy Name by Redoute's Choice Timeform 106. Service fee $5,000+GST Ardrossan by Redoute's Choice Timeform Rated 99. Service fee $8,000+GST
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    2019 New Season stallions final!

    Interesting horse. Did have his last three starts in Australia and did nothing but may have had some issues.
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    2019 New Season stallions final!

    Zacinto Timeform 126. Will look up Per Incanto but my understanding was he was a freak in Italy but the form there is hard to grade. Then he went to England after Shadwell paid huge money for him and got sick. Agree with you that Deep Impact's are not Aussie 2yo types. They a 3yo 1400+ types.
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    Changing Pedigrees to reflect new data

    Byron , can you also confirm the tail line of Galopin is still 3i have these changes been updated on data sets world wide?
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    2019 New Season stallions final!

    While I agree with Huey a stallion can come out of anywhere I see a high Timeform as an insurance policy on a few fronts and agree with Baz on value.. 1. A 120+ Timeform is a serious racehorse and you hope they pass on that ability. An example of the leading top 20 sires on the current Australian sires list. My quick calculation is that 19 of the top 20 were Timeform 120+ as racehorses. Possibly only I Am Invincible under Timeform 120. 2. If you are breeding to sell then the ability of that stallion as a racehorse will be a factor in which level sale the progeny are accepted in. Plus market perception and demand will only grow with the Deep Impact's Saxon Warrior to Coolmore Australia and Real Steel, Mikki Isle to Messara at Arrowfield. In Japan Deep Impact had 47 individual 2yo winners last season alone. That is alot of 2yo winners. I see Deep Impact has sired the quinella in the Derby and Oaks this year so you know he is a classic sire.
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    Changing Pedigrees to reflect new data

    thanks Byron. Have always enjoyed reading your blogs. While I really enjoyed your blog on mega nicks, could I ask you to do one that is from recent times.( Say last 10 years) This will mean a smaller data set. Could you go down to a data set of 10 foals of racing age.
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    2019 New Season stallions

    Fillies can be hard. Some stallions do have a chance where you will see their service fee rise quickly and nice to be aboard just before they explode!. There is value in the $5,000 to $8,000 range and I don't think they are over priced.