Pedigree Peeler

An insight into horse racing pedigrees. The genealogical breeding aspect that makes top class race horses.

Along Came Polly wins the Gr1 Thekwini Stakes at Greyville 13-07-27

Pedigree Check: Along Came Polly

Times were tough, early in 1991. Hassen Adams’ breeding operation was far cry from his equine empire of today, cash-flow always an issue. And then along came Young Polly.

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Louis The King wins the Gr2 Gauteng Fillies Guineas

Pedigree Check: Louis The King

For Louis The King the second leg of the Triple Crown (Gr1 SA Classic over 1800m) must now be well in his sights after a 5-length victory in the Gr1 Gauteng Guineas

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Glory of Grey

Breeders who race the majority of the horses which they breed can find that the youngsters which they sell are shunned by the marketplace

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Two brothers set to soar

Kingmambo stallion Soar With Eagles has made a very good start to his stud career in Zimbabwe. At the same time his better-known brother Archipenko is getting himself established in England at one of the world’s premier studs (Lanwades).

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Champion Genetics: foundation mare Allegretta

The famous foundation mare Allegretta – ancestress of no less than nine winners of eighteen Gr1’s headed by six classics, two Prix de l’Arc de Triomphes, one King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes. King’s Apostle’s pedigree represents the Allegretta x Sadler’s Wells cross that produced Galileo.

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From Russia With Love

Cape racegoers of an older generation will remember the fine racemare Boland Pride, who counted what is now the Gr1 Cape Fillies Guineas amongst her eight victories

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