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 Post subject: REALLY old bloodlines
PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:21 pm 
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Checking on the filly Withyourpermission oo Brucie. This filly's great great grand dam (Spotted Beauty '41) was by Man O War (1917). Man O War was 24 when he was bred to Silver Beauty. It was 22 years til Spotted Beauty foaled her filly Hot Gossip - '63, who foaled BRUCES BLUE LOU 21 years later in '84. Not to be outdone, Brucie was foaled at age 25. Brucie was a spritely age 7 when foaling Withyourpermission .

I find it interesting for two reasons. First, the bloodlines on the bottom side bring forward 'old blood' from arguably valuable sources much closer up. In those situations where the Jockey club is worried about the genetic pool maybe some of these other sources are helpful in diversifying the pool somewhat. (Plus it's neat having Man O War 'close up'!)

The other is simply the tendency now to believe that mares have no value after age 13 or so. These mares were just getting going. It could be a characteristic of this branch of this female family. Bruces Blue Lou had 15 foals, 4 made over $100k in the 19802-90s. There's probably soundness in there - certainly breeding soundness. Today, fillies are bred so young and the great great grand dam may still be producing.

Anyway, it's kinda fun to look at these older lines. It's too bad that the Withyourpermission has both ND and MP in there. in recent generations.


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