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Rachel Alexandra

Rachel Alexandra

Am I the only 1 who does not want to see Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta meet up with? Am I the only a single who definitely does not want to see either of them appear in next to the other? Am I the only a person who would like to debate the merits of each individual person with the proverbial ending sentence, “very well I guess we are going to in no way know…see ya subsequent week, to start with beer is on me…”

Because my fantasy will never past, and they are bound to meet at least the moment in the course of 2010, I will go out on a limb and proclaim: Rachel Alexandra will be dubbed a ‘superhorse’. She will adjust the breed as we know it, mainly because once her pedigree is recognized, everybody will want 1.

That isn’t going to signify entire siblings or even offspring. That means…perfectly permit me inform you in a phrase:

Colossal electricity.

The ideal wager from right here on in would be to pull up Rachel’s pedigree on pedigreequery.com. If you have never applied it before, when the site loads, kind Rachel Alexandra in the enter box labeled ‘Horse’, and press the Look for button.

This examination is meant to evaluate the presence of the huge heart gene generally referred to as the X-element, in Rachel Alexandra’s pedigree.

So. Let us discuss mares: shall we?

Natalma. Commencing with Northern Dancer positioned in gen4 of Rachel’s sireline, a preliminary and simple sample is founded through his [Northern’Dancer’s] dam Natalma. Whilst this position in the pedigree does not (theoretically) move the substantial coronary heart on from sire to son, it could provide an important intent for the expression of the substantial heart gene. In other phrases, Natalma at the prime of the pedigree may perhaps provide as a hitching article for her second placement farther down in the pedigree, sitting down nicely in an x-placement. Like grabbing someone’s hand although they are on ice skates, and then offering them a shove so that they delight in much more velocity Natalma’s positioning may perhaps aid the shipping and delivery of her own characteristics into a future era….

Natalma was by Indigenous Dancer. This was her initially dose of the huge coronary heart blood. Her next dose of massive heart arrived from her dam’s sire Mahmoud, thus making her a ‘double-copy mare’. This is a unique distinction. Even so, in this case it is an ‘uber’ distinction thanks to the interaction of (at minimum 3) horses: Hamburg, Americus, and Domino. Here, a pretty dynamic nick is compiled and dancing at center stage.

Not much too far off Natalma’s chart by way of her sire’s broodmare sire, looming in gen7 is Hamburg. Hamburg has been described as an incredibly quick starter, and can be imagined of as a winner handicap horse as nicely. He was a profitable racehorse, specifically at length, and a pretty successful sire. Hamburg was out of Girl Reel, a mare that provides a Lexington/Glencoe nick in an x place, a Lexington x, a Lexington non-x, and 3 a lot more circumstances of Glencoe [daughters] in x positions. He seems all over again in gen6 of Discovery’s pedigree as Chicle’s broodmare sire, who also sports St. Simon as his 2nd broodmare sire. St. Simon is contributory due to the fact he delivers in another Glencoe daughter (Pocahontas 1837) line in an x situation.

Take note: numerous of the big heart attributes in contemporary Thoroughbreds have been ascribed to Pocahontas 1837 due to the merging of the Eclipse x line from Glencoe, and her own tail female Eclipse x line.

Natalma’s sire Indigenous Dancer’s tail feminine line delivers in Sweep, whose broodmare sire Domino athletics a significant dosage of Glencoe daughters, a Lexington daughter, and one more Lexington/Glencoe nick.

Natalma’s dam sire, Mahmoud, provides in a tail feminine line that builds the [nick] tremolo with Lady Josephine, a granddaughter of Americus.

Want to make your head swim? Assess the Hamburg and Domino pedigrees…

In any case, Sweep (of Indigenous Dancer’s line) is combined with John P Grier [in Miyako], who brings in a different Domino x line. It is a major hittin’ big heart line up, and these traces are entire of the most explosive nick in modern day Thoroughbreds: the Lexington/Glencoe nick…

There is a 5S x 5D visual appeal of Sir Gaylord in the pedigree of Rachel Alexandra. He is not found in any of the x positions, but it is of notice to don’t forget that he is 50 {865d63ed46d145fa533d5507c179fdd873451dca6f5cb73677b3ee4111e1e0c0} brother to Secretariat: out of the identical mare, Somethingroyal. Somethingroyal was out of Imperatrice, a mare existing in Rachel’s pedigree in gen6 as the dam of Speedwell (2nd dam of Treatment the Blues). Speedwell was by Daring Ruler. And of training course, I don’t brain mentioning that this provides in another Discovery line in the X. Oh yeah, and a different Lexington/Glencoe nick via his [Bold Ruler’s] tail woman line Sweep Out…

You know, as an X-issue enthusiast, this is lots to get thrilled about. But, consider me. It is just a primer for the epic tale of large hearts in Rachel Alexandra’s pedigree.

Cora Deans, the dam of Royal Vale [gen5 sire side], is just off the pedigree in gen6, and has the to start with x posture that contributes right to the big heart tally. She contributes: 3 Hermit, 6 Pocahontas, 1 Bend Or/Macaroni nick in x positions.

Cycle: Next mare on the prime facet of the pedigree (in gen5) that could essentially produce the big heart gene (in an x posture). How could she add to the ‘buildup’ of nicks and singular x traces? Let’s say that Natalma lays a basis, and how do the similarities stack up? Are we heading to see any far more of the specialty blood of Natalma? What kind of concentration does the Lexington/Glencoe nick need to have to make a genetic energy participate in?

In addition to this nick, we are hunting at the buildup of particular person lines…The question results in being, do the personal lines have to be equivalent that is represented by the same horse (for illustration Princiquillo), or are we wanting for any regarded huge heart horse, piling on the probability of expression for the reason that of the accumulation of the gene?

In any situation, we never have to appear much. Cycle’s 5th dam is Frizette, by Hamburg, and out of Ondulee, a triple participate in of coronary heart: Hermit, Bend Or, and St. Simon. Cycle’s 3rd broodmare sire is one more significant heart horse, Person O’ War. We know that he sports a Lexington/Glencoe nick, however not in an x situation. This ‘nick’ is delivered by way of his good grandsire, Spendthrift which could have contributed to speed and weight carrying skill. Ideal. And length. Never fail to remember Gentleman O’ War’s functionality at the Lawrence Realization Stakes approximated gain by 100 lengths in excess of a distance of 1 and 5/8 miles. The terrific 3 are there: Hermit, St. Simon, and Bend Or. The third of the described the only of the 3 not in place to deliver the significant coronary heart to Man O’ War… Why Hermit? Inquire me yet again someday. Why St. Simon? Because of Pocahontas. Why Bend Or? Historically, for the reason that of the Eclipse x coming by way of the Skyscraper mare line, but in my view due to the fact of the Prunella-Lisette-Alexander Mare [2-n]-Hyaena, Pipylina Corporation.

In addition to the Hamburg contribution, Cycle provides at the very least 15 added strains of Eclipse blood by Pocahontas, an Eclipse line via Plucky Liege, the dam of Sir Gallahad, and 3 Hermit lines all in x positions.

Another non-x notable: the sire of Silent Screen (gen4 of sire facet) Prince John. By the renowned significant coronary heart sire Princequillo, and out of Not Scared, who is by substantial heart sire Count Fleet, Prince John’s 2nd dam was Banish Dread by the big heart sire Blue Larkspur. All Silent Display demands is the bling of additional big coronary heart stuff…which he will get from…

Prayer Bell: Get a deep breath, and depend to 10. This is a fantastic excursion, and I hope it never ever finishes. Prayer Bell concentrates significant heart blood like it was likely out of type. To start with up: War Admiral, acknowledged big heart horse. By Guy O’ War, and out of Brushup, a daughter of Sweep (if that is ringing a bell, it must! It was stated that Sweep was in the pedigree of Indigenous Dancer (sire of Natalma), and Sweep Out introduced a Lexington/Glencoe nick to Bold Ruler through his tail female line…).

Brushup’s granddam also provides another direct line to Eclipse by way of Spearmint’s dam Maid of the Mint by way of Fravolina…

Baba Kenny, the next dam of Superior Self (Prayer Bell’s sire), provides in a nice dose of Pocahontas blood to cross with War Admiral.

Prayer Bell’s dam, Sunday Night is by Eight 30, who is out of Dinner Time. If that does not seem like some kind of a day, I never know what does…But actually, it is time for a seat belt simply because Seaplane, the dam of Meal Time is by Person O’ War and out of Bathing Girl, the 3rd dam of War Admiral, and the line talked about previously that potential customers directly to Eclipse through Spearmint…and Bathing Woman requires extra than just a small dip into the Pocahontas effectively. Out of 11 crosses, 2 are in x positions. An more Glencoe daughter, Glencoe Mare3, is in an x position as effectively.

Meal Time’s sire is Superior Time. And just so you know…High Time’s broodmare sire is none other than Domino…Would not that just make you giggle? (Xdominant)

Here’s just yet another image to believe of. If you were to attract a line on a piece of paper, each time you counted a considerable coronary heart line in Rachel’s pedigree, it would be getting dark and thick by now.

You will find much more, but I genuinely am striving to make this easy. St. Germans is well worth a mention as Prayer Bell’s 3rd broodmare sire. There is a wonderful buildup of Pocahontas x and Hermit blood, as effectively as a complimentary Bend Or/Macaroni nick serving well in an x posture.

Just down below St. Germans lies Idle Dell. Oh for crying out loud. Do I have to do all the do the job? Idle Dell at very first blush provides in the Glencoe mare, Eagless. But. Seem below Eagless, and you can expect to see Bend Or, and Blue Rose. Far more, extra much more. Ben Brush is well worth a click on. A Lexington non-x, a Lexington/Glencoe nick with Glencoe in an x position, plus Stockwell (Pocahontas), and Knight of Kars(Pocahontas). Noteworthy basis for Madaglia Doro…

Culture Singer: Really worth a pay attention…Let us go from the base up this time, and sing the scales. 1st issue that jumps out at me any way is 3rd dam in the tail woman line…Sunday Night! All over again! In an x posture! Just so, I do not have to go via all that once more…just scribble a bunch a lot more lines on leading of the types that have by now been drawn…

Darker and thicker.

Royal Charger, Modern society Singer’s 2nd broodmare sire: Out of Solar Princess and by Nearco. As significantly as Nearco goes, I am going to just say Spearmint, and Maiden. But, considering the fact that he’s a non-x, he’s extra gravy and expresses the talent. Solar Princess descends immediately from a mare mentioned previously: Girl Josephine. Oh God. Make sure you see over…[Mahmoud in Natalma’s description], and Ribot, Culture Singer’s broodmare sire brings in a great deal of Pocahontas in x positions, and whilst we are on that note, I will mention Cyllene and St. Simon, oh, and Hermit.

Society Singer’s sire is Restless Wind, out of a mare named Lump Sugar who is out of Sugar Run. A couple of additional for the present, St. Germans, and at minimum 6 more Pocahontas (x) and a least one particular Lexington non x, and a Bend Or (x). La, La, La.

Restless Wind’s broodmare sire, the one particular that counts towards x positions, is Bull Lea. Bull Lea is by Bull Puppy, who is out of Plucky Liege (Spearmint) out of Concertina (St. Simon), and oh, how I would like to speak about Banter [14-a], but I cannot. We have ventured into non x territory. Suffice to say that Petrarch, Bull Dog’s 3rd broodmare sire, is a direct descendant of Glencoe Mare1…

Bull Lea was out of Rose Leaves, a mare whose 3rd broodmare sire is Hermit, and whose sire Ballot ushers in a nice Pocahontas line.

Prayer Bell’s Sunday Night ties in with Modern society Singer’s Sunday Evening, and makes Dubbed In, Medaglia Doro’s 2nd dam of unique curiosity…We are chatting big buildup below, in the way of Lexington/Glencoe, Pocahontas, War Admiral and Person O’ War. They are performing their way towards ‘solid’ from fluid…

Now for the distaff aspect: mares in x positions

Wild Applause: I are not able to explain to you how a great deal I would have laughed if this mare was in the tail woman line, and the previous 1 to discuss about! It is however excellent enjoyment to know that she was by Northern Dancer, and consequently the beneficiary and torch bearer of Natalma the place referred to in the starting of this posting.

Wild Applause’s dam, Glowing Tribute is by Graustark and out of Admiring…How about I just do this record the names.

On Graustark’s facet (please keep your applause until eventually all the names have been mentioned):

15 Pocahontas, 2 Hermit, 1 Mahmoud (Girl Josephine)

On Admiring’s facet:

War Admiral, Man O’ War twice, Higher Time, Plucky Liege, St. Germans, 3 extra St. Simons, a different Hermit, Ben Brush, 2 Bend Or/Macaroni nicks, and 11 more Pocahontas (x) strains.

Fast Heal: Out of Speedwell [Bold Ruler x Imperatrice] mentioned over, and by Dr. Fager. Dr. Fager’s broodmare sire is Better Self (see Prayer Bell), also currently described higher than…so there’s no need to have to repeat myself. [Hope you got that joke…I have been repeating myself many times already, and to say that Rachel’s pedigree is pretty spicy is now an understatement. It’s now a degree of picante…

Dr. Fager is out of Aspidistra, who is herself out of Tilly Rose. Déjà vu all over again…Bull Brier, Tilly Rose’s sire rakes in another Hamburg as his 3rd broodmare sire. Adding to that, McGee as 2nd broodmare sire, and that is a new one…Just checking if you are still with me…McGee’s broodmare sire was Hermit, but it might be fun to remember ‘Old Bones’, the great racehorse Exterminator; by McGee and recipient of plenty of Lexington and Glencoe close up, and winner of 50 out of 100 races. Yep. 100 races.

Eternal, the broodmare sire of Bull Brier is by Sweep (non x), and out of Hazel Burke who adds another Pocahontas (x). The tail female line of Bull Brier brings in the Glencoe daughter Magnolia, and War Dance: by Lexington, and out of Reel, who was probably comparable to Rachel in a way. Reel was an outstanding racehorse, competing in four mile heats winning 7 of 8 career races…

Tilly Kate is the dam of Tilly Rose, and might I say, adds more power to the punch. Through Tilly Kate’s dam Teak, more of that peppery Lexington/Glencoe nick is ushered in…

Adding up the lines, it comes to 8 Lexingtons, of those 5 are in x positions, and of those five, 2 are Glencoe nicks (of course through Hamburg’s daughter Frizette – see Cycle. No joke…). Additional Glencoe (non x) equals 7, and Pocahontas is present 9 times in non x positions and twice in x positions…Once again, add that to Speedwell, resulting in the dam of Cure the Blues, Quick Cure.

And finally…

Early Decision: Oh go ahead. Just guess. There’s not a name here that you haven’t heard before. I’ll just go for the jugular…all x blood now: Man O’ War twice, Spearmint (Yep, your right, Plucky Liege), St. Simon, (yep, same instance of Plucky Liege), Hastings (Man O’ War’s grandsire) with a non x Lexington/Glencoe nick, Petrarch (x), a double dose of Pocahontas, with another 2 Hermit, Sweep, Domino, 2Cyllene, another Petrarch, St. Simon, another Spearmint, Princequillo (oh please, just look at the Natalma pattern in Rachel’s pedigree and compare it to the Princequillo pattern in Early Decision’s pedigree), Domino from Running Stream through Case Ace in Raise a Native, and 4 more Glencoe (x), 1 Lexington (x), and a Bend Or Macaroni nick.

And now, for the tail female line. Early Decision’s 3rd dam is Ro Dear (the 2nd dam: Native Go Go by Raise a Native, and her dam: Biscayne Missy by Chieftain out of Pocahontas 1955 out of How by Princequillo). Ro Dear by Colonel Mike, and let’s just suffice to say High Time – pop quiz-try to remember High Time’s broodmare sire…

Yep. Domino.

Out of Ellen’s Best who is by War Relic (if you’re not feeling the crescendo, I’m sorry), who is of course by Man O’ War (non x) and out of Friars Carse, and if you want to cut to the quick quickly after six pages of verbiage, than all right. Fine. Ellen’s Best’s 3rd dam is Speed Boat, a full sister to War Relic, and gets the job done with Man O’ War as Rachel Alexandra’s 10th broodmare sire! Friars Carse is no slouch as she has 2 Bend Or instances, Hermit, and just what you always knew, she is a direct descendant of War Reel by War Dance by Lexington, and out of Reel. Phew. Oh, did I mention that Friar Carse’s 3rd broodmare sire Himyar yields another Lexington (x)? And that through Superman, her dam sire adds a couple more Pocahontas (the Glencoe daughter) lines?

So, after the longest spiel on heart lines that I have ever composed, I just have this to say: Rachel Alexandra has the possibly the tightest knit genetic sweater I have ever seen (in modern Thoroughbreds), and that includes the impressive and incomparable Secretariat. [Secretariat’s sire side — stacked with Lexington/Glencoe nicks, as well as Pocahontas – was crossed with classic Pocahontas lines from Great Britain through his dam’s side: a great many of them]. It never allows up. You will find not a person lull in the x tale of her everyday living.

Rachel’s pedigree is quite steady all over, and is neatly woven in its entirety with these specialty shades. If it is really all about buildup, which I consider it is, then Rachel’s pedigree is the apex of accumulation for her era.

Despite the fact that Natalma may possibly have acted on your own, or in concert with Admiring, Graustark, Speedwell and Aspidistra it may possibly certainly be the Person O’ War buildup in Dubbed In and Early Conclusion that provide as the tie that binds in Rachel’s genes.