Articles - breeding

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Picking, Prepping, and Launching a New Thoroughbred Stallion

The key to launching a stud is finding the right stallion for a particular racing jurisdiction and the auction marketplace.

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The Art & Science of Buying Horses at Yearling Sales

Long-time consignor Susan Y. Foreman shares her expertise on which conformation traits to look for in horses that indicate future success on the racetrack.

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The Canadian-bred Influence on the American Triple Crown of Horse Racing

Canadian-bred sires have had an impressive run at the Triple Crown beginning in 1986 when Ferdinand won the Kentucky Derby.

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Thoroughbred Race Horse Mating Strategies and Breeding Science

A careful review of the art of racehorse breeding, including line-breeding and the latest research on so-called “speed genes.”

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Extraordinary Canadian Thoroughbred Bloodlines

Northern Dancer and his many sons are Thoroughbred racing royalty, but Canada has produced many other influential racing stars.

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Do the Fastest Racehorses Make the Best Sires?

Recent genetic research shows that important genes can be turned 'on' or 'off' simply by the gender of the parent they were inherited from.