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Anne Peters
P.O. Box 3926
Midway, KY 40347
(859) 846 - 9794
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Welcome
The Thoroughbred business is always a challenge, but in a tough economy, its even more important to make sound decisions that protect your investments. This is not the time to be cutting costs by eliminating the experts who provide advice to keep you from making stupid mistakes. Use your advisors: trainers,
bloodstock agents, pedigree consultants, farm managers, veterinarians, blacksmiths, nutritionists and whoever else has expertise in their respective fields
that you do not.  

In pedigree consultancy, don't confuse expertise with
the ability to look up a "nick rating" on the internet.  
In my opinion, the recent war of the nick ratings has done more to damage the field of pedigree study than anything in recent memory. A good advisor knows
that nicks are just a part of the equation, and not the answer. A good advisor knows that pedigree and conformation are inextricably linked, and has a solid understanding of both as it applies to the horse standing in front of them. A good advisor doesn't baffle you with pedigree mythologies that have no basis in reality. A good advisor considers your goals, your budget, and your preferences, and will work within your parameters or recommend when they need to be realistically revised. A good advisor of any kind is honest and objective.

It's important to realize that breeding Thoroughbreds is an exercise in genetics - knowledge of the gene pool and how the traits are passed on. We are breeding racehorses, which means we are breeding for performance, inspecting the best runners and sires will quickly show you that perfect conformation is not a requirement for excellence. With all the factors that need to be weighed and balanced, Thoroughbred breeding is as much an art as a science; an intellectual exercise at its best and a crap shoot at its worst.  

Clarification: It has come to my attention that some people think the person who posts on the internet under the name "Pedigree Ann" is me. Please be aware that Pedigree Ann is not me.

Recently Published Articles:
Blood-Horse June 28, 2014: His Majesty
Blood-Horse May 31, 2014: Swaps
Blood-Horse May 17, 2014: Sources of Stamina
Blood-Horse: Apr 19, 2014 Wicked Strong
Blood-Horse Mar 29, 2014: California Chrome
Blood-Horse Mar 15, 2014: Bold Ruler
Blood-Horse Mar 1, 2014: First Samurai
Blood-Horse Feb 15, 2014: Buckpasser
Blood-Horse Feb 1, 2014: Lecomte
Blood-Horse Jan 18, 2014: Turn-to
Blood-Horse Jan 4, 2014: Dunkirk
Blood-Horse Dec 14, 2013: Honor Code
Blood-Horse Nov 16, 2013: All Weather Sires
Blood-Horse Nov 2, 2013: Mating Rules of Thumb
Blood-Horse Oct 19, 2013: Wardelle and Wardoura
Blood-Horse Oct 19, 2013: Trio at the Top (Sires of Breeders' Cup winners: Tapit, Smart Strike, Awesome Again)
Blood-Horse Oct 5, 2013: Modern Speed Genes
Blood-Horse Sep 21, 2013: Candy Ride
Blood-Horse Sep 7, 2013: Speed Gene Research
Blood-Horse Aug 24, 2013: Travers winners as sires
Blood-Horse Aug 10, 2013: A Rising Sire Family
BH MarketWatch July 2013: First Crop Yearling Sires
Blood-Horse July 27, 2013: Centralinteligence
Blood-Horse July 13, 2013: Kitten's Joy
Blood-Horse June 22, 2013: Tiznow
Blood-Horse June 8, 2013: Leading Broodmare Sires
Blood-Horse May 18, 2013 issue: Kentucky Derby winners as sires
Blood-Horse May 4, 2013 issue: Black Caviar
Blood-Horse Apr 20, 2013 issue: Lines of Battle
Blood-Horse Apr 6, 2013 issue: Awesome Again
Blood-Horse Mar 23, 2013 issue: Sires of Sires
Blood-Horse Mar 9, 2013 issue: Shakin It Up
Blood-Horse Feb 23, 2013 issue: Tapit
Blood-Horse Feb 9, 2013 issue: Wise Dan
Blood-Horse Jan 26, 2013 issue: Mizdirection
Blood-Horse Jan 12, 2013 issue: Spring At Last
DRF: 2012 September Sales: Top 50 Hips
DRF: 2012 Septembers Sales: Big Brown, Curlin among first crop sires
DRF: 2012 Yearling sales: Flower Alley having a rebound year.
DRF: 2012 Yearlings: Introducing the next class of sires.
DRF: New York stallion colony continues overhaul in 2012
DRF: Uncle Mo leads new class of Kentucky sires for 2012
DRF: Daneill leading broodmare sire of 2011
DRF: Smart Strike leading turf sire of 2011
DRF: Scat Daddy leading freshman sire of 2011
Thoroughbred Times: Mr Prospector potent Belmont Influence
Daily Racing Form: 2011 September Sales Observations
Daily Racing Form: 2011 September Sales 50 Book 1 picks
Daily Racing Form: Leading Sires of 2010 Giant's Causeway
Daily Racing Form: Leading Turf Sire of 2010 Dynaformer
Daily Racing Form: Leading Broodmare Sire of 2010 Sadler's Wells
Daily Racing Form: New Sires for 2011
Thoroughbred Times 2011 Freshman Sire Analysis

 
Useful links
The Blood-Horse
The Blood-Horse Stallion Register
Thoroughbred Daily News
Racing Post/Bloodstock News
Brisnet.com 5x pedigrees and race records
Pedigree Query.com
Prominent Sirelines Circular Chart
 
SIRE PREDICTIONS

2014 Freshman Sires
Munnings
Blame
Tale of Ekati
Line of David
Concord Point

2013 Freshman Sires
No one has asked my opinion yet, but I'll offer it anyhow. My favorite freshman sires this year are:
Kodiak Kowboy
Einstein (BRZ)

Pioneerof The Nile

Sea The Stars (IRE)

My 2012 Freshman Sire Picks - featured in Thoroughbred Times March 10, 2012
War Pass
Majestic Warrior
Ready's Image
Horse Greeley
First Defence

Top 10 Leading Freshman Sires of 2011
Scat Daddy, Hard Spun, Lawyer Ron, Corinthian, Hat Trick, Flashy Bull, Sunriver, High Cotton, Master Command, Street Sense. (Lawyer Ron, Sunriver and Master Command are all unfortunately deceased.)

My pick for the 2011 Thoroughbred Times Freshman Sire Contest was Scat Daddy! I was the only one of the four experts on the panel who selected him.

 

 

GO SKY CAPTAIN!
Congratulations to owner Jack Oxley for his win with Sky Captian in the Dominion Day Handicap-G3 at Woodbine. Sky Captain was bred on my recommendation for breeders Three Chimneys Farm and Serengeti Stable. He's a 4-year-old son of Sky Mesa, who raced for Mr. Oxley, and who stands at Three Chimneys Farm. Sky Captain is out of the mare Anchors Away, an unraced mare from the first crop of Smarty Jones out of Away, by Dixieland Band. Anchors Away is a half-sister to the outstanding but ill-fated filly Eight Belles. Sky Captain sold for $210,000 at the Keeneland September yearling sale to Mr. Oxley. He has now earned $206,513. Sky Captain is one of 6 stakes winners for Sky Mesa so far in 2014, and the 40th for him lifetime. Sky Captain is also the third stakes winner with Smarty Jones as the broodmare sire.

TONALIST IN THE BELMONT
This year's Belmont Stakes went to Tonalist (by Tapit - Settling Mist by Pleasant Colony), who adds to the sensational record of his sire Tapit. He becomes Tapit's fifth Graded stakes winner at a distance beyond 9 furlongs, following Careless Jewel, High Tap, Headache, Tapitsfly and Teen Pauline who all scored at a longer distance. In the case of Tonalist, Tapit may have had a little help getting that extra stretch to 12 furlongs, since his dam is by the outstanding staying influence, Pleasant Colony. There are actually a lot of remarkable things about Tonalist's background that a pedigree geek woud find interesting. His dam is a half-sister to the dam of 2011 Horse of the Year Havre de Grace. She goes back in female line, through Toll Fee and Toll Booth, to the mare Missy Baba, who is also the third dam of 2002 Belmont Stakes winner A.P. Indy, sire of Pulpit, sire of Tapit. Missy Baba is 7x4 in the pedigree, so while it's not a significant concentration of blood, it shows the high class that this family continues to generate over the generations. Close behind Tonalist at the finish was Commissioner, who is from the last crop by A.P. Indy and is out of a mare by 1997 Belmont Stakes winner Touch Gold. Behind him came Medal Count, by Dynaformer, another great staying sire. Dynaformer was by Roberto out of Andover Way by His Majesty, and His Majesty's best son was Pleasant Colony. It's amazing how those staying genes rise to the surface in a race like this.

CHROMEO, OH CHROMEO
So California Chrome followed up his impressive Kentucky Derby win with an equally impressive victory in the Preakness Stakes.  This leaves the inevitable question, even as he trotted back to the Pimlico winner's circle, if he would be the one to win the first Triple Crown since Affirmed did it in 1978. Can he win the Belmont?  I don't know.  The Belmont is a tricky thing and winning or losing nowdays has more to do with circumstances than talent.  If he gets his trip, I don't see a horse in this crop that can touch him, IF he gets his trip.  This is no longer a matter of whether he's bred to go the distance, because he outran his pedigree when he won the San Felipe Stakes back in March.  He's one of those flukey horses who got the near perfect shake of the genetic lottery.  Yes, he was bred cheaply, but his pedigree is full of rich names and interesting patterns that you could spend hours poring over.  You can read more about it in the article I wrote about California Chrome in the March 29 issue of The Blood-Horse.  I'll be rooting for Chromeo in the Belmont, not because of the Triple Crown, but because he's a really good horse who wins in dominating style and seems to be head and shoulders above this crop of 3-year-olds...and he's pretty.  My weakness for flashy chestnuts goes back a long way.

GALA AWARD BECOMES 3RD GRADED STAKES WINNER FOR WILSHEWED
Back in February, we lost a friend in Bill Currin, and my sympathies are with his wife Betty and their family. I got to know Bill and Betty during the winter and spring of 2007 when Bill was training his glamorous colt Stormello (by Stormy Atlantic - Wilshewed by Carson City), owned with partner Al Eisman, for the Florida Derby. An elegant, fiery chestnut colt, Stormello would go to the front and try to run the field off their feet, showing brilliance and bravery in those long stretch runs. I loved Stormello, who sadly died in 2011. Watching racing one day in 2012, I was transfixed by those familiar Currin colors darting out front on a blazed faced colt who went wire to wire in that free wheeling style of Stormello. I was laughing when I discovered it was Stormello's full brother, My Best Brother. My Best Brother won the Del Mar Derby-G2T that year in brilliant style, and within a month, his half brother by Bernardini out of Wilshewed brought $1,550,000 at the Keeneland September Sale. Named Gala Award, he recently won the Palm Beach Stakes-G3T at Gulfstream Park and there is the possibility that he could go on the Derby trail, like his older brother Stormello did. So that gives the Currin's lovely mare Wilshewed her third Graded stakes winner from six foals. Wilshewed is based at Cathy Parke's Valkyre Stud near Georgetown, Kentucky and she will have my sentimental vote for 2014 Broodmare of the Year.

MY FAVORITE FRESHMAN SIRES OF 2014
Among the stallions whose first crop will be racing in 2014, here are some of my favorites. I think Munnings has "leading freshman sire" written all over him. Fast and precocious himself, he's built for the part, and is from a strong sireline, being the first good son of Speightstown to stud in North America. Blame is a magnificent individual, and although his runners might not be as precocious as Munnings, he stands out as an outstanding runner by a very good sire from a great sire-making family going back to Rough Shod II. I liked Tale of Ekati when he was racing, and I still like him. He was a G2 winner at 2 and multiple G1 winner at 3, by Tale of the Cat, out of a Sunday Silence mare, from a great female family. Line of David impressed me with his good looks and is by Lion Heart, who was exported too soon. He is also from the immediate family of Mr. Prospector, which says a lot. Concord Point was one of the first sons of Tapit to stud and is a big, stout, handsome horse with a remarkably intense pedigree.

BEST STALLION VALUES 2014
One of the stallions I find myself recommending a lot this winter is Exchange Rate, who is priced very well at Three Chimneys at $20,000 (down from $30,000 last year). This offers commercial value since his 2013 yearlings averaged $81,259 with a median of $80,000. He's a solid proven sire whose runners win early for quick return. Mizzen Mast has also worked his way up into commercial favor, standing for $20,000 now at Juddmonte Farms, with a yearling average of $77,565 and median of $70,000. Three Chimneys has another nice proven mid-priced stallion in Sky Mesa, also priced at $20,000, with a yearling average of $66,283 and a median of $50,000.

NEW STALLIONS FOR 2014.
Don't forget to check my pages regularly to keep up with stallions as they retire from the track and are headed for stud duty. This is the most comprehensive list on the web for Northern Hemisphere stallions.
New Stallions and Roster Changes for 2014
The new Kentucky stallions by stud fee are:
Animal Kingdom   (Darley, $35,000)
Orb                      (Claiborne, $25,000)
Paynter                 (WinStar, $25,000)
Point of Entry        (Adena Springs, $25,000)
Fort Larned          (Adena Springs, $20,000)
Oxbow                 (Taylor Made, $20,000)
Shanghai Bobby    (Ashford, $20,000)
Take Charge Indy (WinStar, $20,000)
Denan (AUS)        (Darley, $15,000)
Graydar                (Taylor Made, $15,000)
Raison d'Etat         (Calumet, $15,000)
Violence               (Hill 'n' Dale, $15,000)
Jimmy Creed        (Spendthrift, $12,500)
Justin Phillip          (Castleton Lyons, $12,500)
New Year's Day   (Hill 'n' Dale, $12,500)
Flat Out                (Spendthrift, $10,000)
I Want Revenge    (Pauls Mill, $10,000)
Liaison                  (Spendthrift, $10,000)
Morning Line         (Lane's End, $10,000)
Overanalyze          (WinStar, $10,000)
Power Broker       (Hill 'n' Dale, $10,000)
Alternation            (Pin Oak, $7,500)
Data Link             (Claiborne, $7,500)
Fast Bullet            (Pauls Mill, $7,500)
Snapy Halo (ARG)(Calumet, $7,500)
Swagger Jack        (Millennium, $7,500)
Keep Up               (Mill Ridge, $5,000)
O'Prado Again      (Spendthrift, $5,000)
Awesome Patriot   (Spendthrift, $3,500)
Hero of Order       (Raut, $3,000)

BIG BROWN'S SUCCESS WITH MR P.
Big Brown got his fourth stakes winner and first Graded stakes winner when Darwin won the The Minstrel Stakes-G3 at The Curragh in Ireland. Given his pedigree, I predicted that Brown would do well with Mr. Prospector-line mares, and in fact, all of these stakes winners are out of Mr. Prospector-line mares, by Silver Ghost, Gone For Real, Rubiano and K. O. Punch.

2013 FRESHMAN SIRES
No one has asked my opinion yet, but I'll offer it anyhow. My favorite freshman sires this year are:
Kodiak Kowboy
Einstein (BRZ)

Pioneerof The Nile

Sea The Stars (IRE)

CENTRALINTELIGENCE FIRST G1 WINNER FOR SMARTY JONES
June 29, 2013, Centralinteligence ran away with the Triple Bend Handicap [G1] at Hollywood Park. Centralinteligence is a 5-year-old gelding by Smarty Jones out of Shootforthestars by Seattle Slew. He was bred by Smarty Jones's owner Pat Chapman, who was looking for mares to breed to Smarty Jones in the fall of 2006. We looked at Smarty's first yearlings that year and had been impressed with the colt out of the Seattle Slew mare Shootforthestars. I loved Smarty with Seattle Slew mares, and this one was offered at the 2006 Keeneland November Sale in foal to Elusive Quality (Smarty's sire), so this mare was among my recommendations for Mrs. Chapman to buy, which she did, for $450,000 and the rest is history.

Mrs. Chapman is also the breeder of Smarty Jones's 2012 stakes winner Res Judicata, a nice colt out of the homebred mare Mohonour, by Honour and Glory, a big, blaze faced mare who looks very much like her dam's sire Unbridled.

I'm so pleased for Pat, who is a genuinely nice person, who loves her horses, especially her Smarty. While it was disappointing to have him move out of Kentucky, it was nice that he could go home to Pennsylvania, where he now lives at Northview Pennsylvania, closer so Pat can visit more often.

Smarty Jones is one of the most undervalued sires in America. Check out his statistics, and be prepared to be surprised. According to The Blood-Horse Stallion Register, he has 21 stakes winners, 6% stakes winners to foals, which is excellent, with an AEI of 1.72. Go Smarty Go!

BELMONT STAKES RESULTS
So Palace Malice surprised most of us (he was nearly 14-1 after all) and won the Belmont over Oxbow and Orb. The top 3 finishers were visibly leg weary coming down through the final yards, but there was a blue blur closing fast for fourth, my longshot pick Incognito. So what have we learned from this Triple Crown season? I think we discovered that this is a very contentious crop of 3-year-olds that won't sort itself out until later in the summer or fall. What we often find in years like this, when 3 different horses break up the Triple Crown between them, is that these are very strong crops, and not "mediocre" as they're often labeled at this stage by misbegotten racing/handicapping columnists who spend too much time deriding the sport and whining because horses aren't predictable enough for them to win a bet. The second half of the season is going to be a lot of fun, I promise.

It's also important to acknowledge Palace Malice's sire, Curlin, who now has 3 stakes winners from his first crop, including the new classic winner, as well as Countess Curlin and Stopshoppingdebbie. Their dams are by Royal Anthem (Palace Malice), Private Account (Countess Curlin) and Wild Again (Stopshoppingdebbie), so he's crossing with a wide range of bloodlines so far, and they're all outcrosses at 4 generations. An interesting factor with Palace Malice is that his second dam is inbred 3x4 to Damascus. There's been a remarkable tendency for horses with inbred second dams to perform at a high level, results Tom Young and I discovered when we wrote the article "The Good, The Bad, and The Inbred" for Pedigree Post back in 2001.

BELMONT STAKES PREVIEW
The big race is tomorrow so I thought I'd go on record with my predictions, since nobody took my advice when I got excited about Oxbow for the Preakness. I'm still backing Orb - he had Belmont written all over him even before the Derby. And I can't ignore the other Malibu Moon colt, Freedom Child, either. I still like Revolutionary, but am adding a controversial wild card, Incognito, who is the only horse in the race who is truly bred to win the Belmont, by A.P. Indy out of C.C.A. Oaks winner Octave. I know he's inexperienced, but I think he might hit the board.

OXBOW SCORES IN THE PREAKNESS
While I hoped Orb would win the Preakness, I made sure to put a place and show bet on Oxbow after hearing Gary Stevens's comments on the colt after the Derby. Oxbow is interesting because he's by the grand sire Awesome Again and out of Tizamazing by Cee's Tizzy out of Cee's Song (so a full sister to Tiznow). This makes him a close relative of last year's good 3-year-old and G1 winner Paynter, also by Awesome Again out of Tizso, another full sister to Tiznow. And he's bred similarly to Ghostzapper, by Awesome Again out of Baby Zip, by Relaunch, who also sired Cee's Tizzy. So we know where the talent comes from. If only we could figure out where that weird roanish coloration comes from.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ORB AND HIS CONNECTIONS
I picked Orb for the Kentucky Derby this year as one of the very few horses in the race with the pedigree that I felt confident could go the mile and a quarter distance. Fortunately, he proved even better than I could have imagined. I've always been a fan of Malibu Moon and the female family speaks for itself. Orb has stamped himself as the best stallion prospect available, by my estimation. What a king of a horse!

HOORAY FOR PRINCESS OF SYLMAR AND MAJESTIC WARRIOR
I was not only lucky enough to have a $2 bet on Princess of Sylmar to win the Kentucky Oaks (which she did at 38-1 odds!), but I have always been a big fan of her sire Majestic Warrior.  I tapped Majestic Warrior as a prime stallion prospect for a former employer after his maiden win at two, and he was one of my choices as Leading Freshman Sire last year, which he was by number of winners (30) and fourth by earnings.

I am excited to have scouted out the sires of this year's Kentucky Oaks winner (Majestic Warrior) and last year's Kentucky Derby winner (Flower Alley, sire of I'll Have Another).

NEW STALLIONS FOR 2013
I keep a regularly updated list of new stallions and roster changes that will help breeders for the upcoming season. One of my favorite racehorses becoming a new stallion is Union Rags, who I thought was the best 2-year-old of 2011, and was one of two horses I was rooting for to win the Kentucky Derby (the other was I'll Have Another). In the absence of I'll Have Another, I transferred loyalties to Union Rags for the Belmont, which of course, he won. 'Rags has the combination of precociousness and middle distance ability, as well as Grade A pedigree that I look for in a stallion prospect. New stallions in Kentucky include:
Union Rags               $35,000
Bodemeister             $30,000
To Honor and Serve$30,000
Americain                 $20,000
Shackleford              $20,000
Stay Thirsty             $20,000
Creative Cause        $15,000
Gemologist               $15,000
Tapizar                      $15,000
The Factor                $15,000
Hansen                     $12,500
Brilliant Speed         $10,000
Caleb's Posse           $10,000
Jersey Town             $10,000
Midas Touch (GB)   $10,000
Aikenite                    $ 7,500
Algorithms                $ 7,500
Astrology                  $ 7,500
Bullet Train (GB)     $ 7,500
Dialed In                   $ 7,500
Lentenor                   $ 7,500
Mythical Power        $ 7,500
Santiva                      $ 7,500
Maclean's Music     $ 6,500
Baryshnikov             $ 5,000
Country Day             $ 5,000
Get Stormy               $ 5,000
Stately Victor           $ 5,000


There are a good number of horses who have retired since last spring who have not yet found a farm to call home. Regional stallion managers should review this list to see who might be available.

I'll Have Another's stud fee in Japan
Big Red Farm's website now shows us a lovely (but small) conformation photo of Kentucky Derby/ Preakness hero I'll Have Another, and mention that
his stud fee for 2013 will be 3,200,000 yen. That
currently converts to just over US $40,000. That's
not such a crazy stud fee for the kind of runner he
was, but it's obvious from the lack of response he
got from Kentucky stallion managers that I'll Have
Another could never have demanded that here next spring. His sire, Flower Alley, will undoubtedly have
a stud fee bump up but how much is the question.
He was trading for $15,000 after the Preakness and covered 132 mares by the end of the 2012 season compared to 79 mares in 2011. He has another talented 3-year-old colt in G2 winner Neck 'n Neck, so he's clearly not a one-horse sire, and at $20,000,
he easily fills his book next spring.

MORE CONGRATULATIONS TO
KENTUCKY DERBY/PPREAKNESS WINNER I'LL HAVE ANOTHER BY FLOWER ALLEY

I couldn't be happier or more proud watching Flower Alley's son I'll Have Another run down the game Bodemeister to win the Preakness just like he won the Kentucky Derby two weeks before. This is a fantastic, gorgeous colt, and now he's hopefully headed to Belmont to finish his Triple Crown bid in the Belmont Stakes. Have I mentioned lately that I'm a sucker for a chestnut horse with a star?

At my "going away party" at Three Chimneys Farm in the fall of 2010, Robert Clay asked what I was most proud of during my time there as Stallion Seasons and Matings Advisor. I didn't hesitate to answer "It's important to me that Flower Alley do well as a stallion," since I was the one pushing for the farm to get him as a stallion when others gave him the thumbs down.

Flower Alley was generally praised as the best-looking horse entering stud in Kentucky in 2007, but it took three long years of waiting to see what would come of that talent and those good looks. His first crop included the Graded stakes-winning fillies Lilacs And Lace and Bouquet Booth. His second crop includes Kentucky Derby/Preakness winner I'll Have Another. In retrospect, it seems kind of a no-brainer that one of the best sons of the classic sire Distorted Humor (sire of Funny Cide and Drosselmeyer) should follow in his daddy's footsteps as a classic sire. I'm so proud of my boy Flower Alley!

Top 10 Leading Sires of 2011
Distorted Humor, Smart Strike, Tapit, Giant's Causeway, Malibu Moon, More Than Ready, Speightstown, Empire Maker, Medaglia d'Oro, and Kitten's Joy.

Compare their stud fees...More Than Ready, Speightstown and Kitten's Joy are over-achievers. Empire Maker is a loss for us, a gain for Japan.
Best Sire Combacks in 2011
Forestry, Include, Mineshaft, Northern Afleet, Roman Ruler
 
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Rising broodmare sires (North American-based, foaled since 1993) - stallions in bold were foaled as recently as 1996, so are doing particularly well early on.
Broodmare sire SWS from daughters:
Unbridled's Song (1993) 69
Honour and Glory (1993) 44
Hennessy (1997) 41
Giant's Causeway (1997) 36
Awesome Again (1994) 35
Distorted Humor (1999) 35
Tale of the Cat (1994) 33
Indian Charlie (1995) 27
Pulpit (1994) 27
Maria's Mon (1997) 26
Grand Slam (1995) 25
Touch Gold (1994) 25
Stravinsky (1996) 23
Roar (1993) 22
Coronado's Quest (1995) 20
Elusive Quality (1993) 20
Fusaichi Pegasus (1997) 20
Grindstone (1993) 20
Lemon Drop Kid (1996) 19
Arch (1995) 18
Boston Harbor (1994) 18
More Than Ready (1997) 15
Wild Rush (1994) 14
Forestry (1996) 13
King of Kings (IRE) (1995) 13
Old Trieste (1995) 13
Smoke Glacken (1994) 13
Sir Cat (1993) 12
Doneraile Court (1996) 11
Cat Thief (1996) 10
Louis Quatorze (1993) 10
Storm Creek (1993) 10
Stormy Atlantic (1994) 10
Victory Gallop (1995) 10
Cape Town (1995) 9
El Corredor (1997) 9
Chester House (1995) 8
Gold Fever (1993) 8
Malibu Moon (1997) 8
Valid Expectations (1993) 8
Dixie Union (1997) 7
Formal Gold (1993) 7
Horse Chestnut (SAF) (95) 7
Johannesburg (1999) 7
Menifee (1996) 7
Point Given (1998) 7
Souvenir Copy (1995) 7
Bianconi (1995) 6
Captian Bodgit (1994) 6
Catienus (1994) 6
Mazel Trick (1995) 6
Old Trieste (1995) 6
Real Quiet (1995) 6
Street Cry (IRE) (1998) 6
Swiss Yodeler (1994) 6
Tactical Cat (1996) 6
Tiznow (1997) 6
   
 
 
 
     

Important Press Release:

October 27, 2010:

PEDIGREE CONSULTANT ANNE PETERS GOES OUT ON HER OWN

Robert N. Clays Three Chimneys Farm announced today that Stallion Seasons and Matings Specialist Anne Peters has decided to go out on her own as a pedigree consultant and writer.

Peters, one of the worlds leading authorities on Thoroughbred breeding and pedigrees, will return to providing her expertise as a freelance bloodstock advisor after five years at Three Chimneys.

Its time to go back out on my own again, as a consultant and writer. Besides bringing me back to Kentucky, one of the many things Im grateful to Robert and Case Clay for is allowing and encouraging me to remain objective when recommending stallions to breeders, even if it meant suggesting a stallion at another farm, said Peters. We felt that it was important to give good all-around advice that helped mare owners make sound breeding decisions, rather than be totally self-serving. Its better for the breeders and the horses, and so its better for the industry.

Peters, known to many as The Pedigree Goddess, will provide articles of interest and a blog on her website www.pedigreegoddess.com and also looks forward to writing for various Thoroughbred publications.

I miss writing about the breeding end of things and pedigree matters, said Peters. This will allow me the freedom to do that, without readers feeling that Im biased toward any one farm or group of stallions.

"Anne has been one of this farm's biggest assets over the past five years," said Case Clay, President of Three Chimneys. "She wasn't just an employee; she was and still is a trusted friend, and we plan to continue to seek out her opinion on a variety of matters."

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