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Cyllene

All manner of variables are considered when a Thoroughbred horse breeder decides which stallion his mare will be bred to. Pedigree class, conformation of the stallion and his mare, temperament and racing success are key elements in the final decision. Subsequently when the resulting foal is born, the new individual is then assessed as he or she develops. Some growing

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Zarkava

The Aga Khan III entered the turf realm in England in the 1920’s when he began to purchase well bred yearling fillies to stock his stable.  He was advised by none other than The Honourable George Lambton, trainer for Lord Derby. Lambton had a very astute eye for yearlings and selected for The Aga many fillies that not only won

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Bend Or

Mysteries are everywhere. The sciences such as evolution, hereditary genetics and the man made mysteries that provoke us into the why, where and how consistently intrigue us. A good mystery will arouse our curiosity, causing us to speculate, and compels us to seek the truth. There have been volumes of literature, countless reels of films, and an abundance of popular

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Toussaud

Blue Hen Mare is a frequently used title in breeding, but in reality the term should be sparsely used. A “Blue Hen” is an elite mare in producing top level stakes winners on multiple occasions. Juddmonte Farm has had a few such mares in their realm. Toussaud definitely qualifies as an elite “Blue Hen Mare”. She was a remarkable Thoroughbred.

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Brown Jack

We all have our favourite race horses. For one reason or another certain horses just seem to capture our hearts, whether it is due to performance, character, beauty or some other trait. During the late 1920’s and early 1930’s a brown gelding was the toast of racing fans in England. His name was Brown Jack, the undisputed darling of the

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Deep Impact

The world of horse racing is truly a global entity. All corners of the earth support the sport in one way or another. The country of Japan has been blessed with some outstanding horses in the past few decades due to a spirited and dedicated commitment to improve the quality of domestic bloodlines by enthusiastic and wealthy horsemen. Vast sums

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Queen’s Plate Girl Power

The Queen’s Plate, the most important race for Canadian three year old colts and fillies, is the oldest continuously run stakes race on the North American continent. The event is steeped with traditions and folklore. From the awarding of fifty royal sovereigns , which dates back to the original purse awarded at the first running, to the presence of reigning

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