We begin a journey today which hopefully will lead you on an adventure through the wonderful world of the racehorse, specifically his pedigree.

During this process, you will learn that the pedigree holds the clues which give evidence to the potential ability of the racehorse, that champion racehorses are not accidents and that careful study of the ingredients that make up your mare or stallions’ pedigree can lead to astounding results….

For starters, we will do an analysis of a filly called Pawneese.

Pawneese had annihilated every top three year old in Europe and at the peak of her powers was regarded as the outstanding performer in Europe of both sexes and all age groups.

Timeform said, “she had won six races in a row at the start of the season and in an eight week period she had performed prodigious feats. In the space of eight weeks , she had won the Oaks, the Prix de Diane, and the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes, trouncing the best fillies in England in the Oaks, inflicting on the Prix Saint-Alary winner Riverqueen in the Diane the first defeat of her career, and accounting for four classic winners including the current French and Irish Sweeps Derby winners, in the King George, the last named the most important race open to three-year-olds and upwards run in England.”

They had this to say about her sire: “Pawneese’s sire Carvin has sired little else of note….”

Why could he do it in this instance?

To find the answer we need to look at the mating that produced her.

Published 2016-04-07

The Pedigree Detective