Horses

Pedigree Fun Facts

Take a deep dive into what makes a Derby contender
Enforceable breaking his maiden at Saratoga
Pedigree fun facts: Enforceable

With his victory in Saturday’s Lecomte (G3) at Fair Grounds, Enforceable became a remarkable fourth graded stakes winner produced by his dam. The other three have all been involved, to greater or lesser degrees, on the Kentucky Derby (G1) trail, including…

Jan 21, 2020

Authentic wins the Sham
Pedigree fun facts: Authentic

For the past few years, I’ve written a “pedigree fun facts” story including all the contenders for Kentucky Derby week. This year, we’ll get the fun started early by exploring pedigrees as the Derby hopefuls raise their profiles on the trail. Authentic…

Jan 6, 2020

Northern Dancer in the 1964 Kentucky Derby winner's circle
Pedigree fun facts for 2019 Kentucky Derby

The contenders for the 2019 Kentucky Derby (G1) have blood ties with famous champions of the past as well as performers of more recent vintage. Let’s start by identifying the sire lines represented in Derby 145. The sire line of 1964 Derby champion…

Apr 28, 2019

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Pedigree fun facts for 2018 Kentucky Derby

One of the most fascinating things about pedigrees is discovering the relationships between today’s horses and top performers of the past. Whether bred in the purple or more of a blue-collar baby, the contenders for Saturday’s 144th running of the Kentucky…

May 3, 2018