Racehorses by the Figure System"
interesting prediction by Bruce Lowe on an ancestor appearing
three times in the pedigree of Three Bars.
excerpt from the book by Bruce Lowe, published in
1895, concerning DOMINO
"It may sound
somewhat premature to bracket Domino, the sensational
two-year-old of America in 1893, amongst phenomenal horses,
yet his two-year-old running under heavy weights, and the
suspicion of "a leg", will mark 1893 as
"Domino's year" for all time. His pedigree is very
similar to the great cracks of the world, and deserves
Edith, from a Glencoe
mare, was put to her cousin Lecompte, also from a Glencoe
mare, Reel. The result, a daughter, was then mated with
another of Reel's sons, War Dance, and produced Lizzie G.,
her sire War Dance being a son of Lexington as well. Lizzie
G., the result of this incestuous union, was mated with
Enquirer, a son of Leamington and Lida by Lexington, (above).
This double cross of Lexington and a strain of Leamington
acted as a judicious outcross to the previous intense
inbreeding to Glencoe, and the outcome of this union, Mannie
Gray, should have had a fine turn of speed herself. For such
an inbred mare the correct thing was to mate her with an outbred horse, leaving only a dash of her strongest and best
blood to act as a connecting link.
It would be difficult
to find a more outbred horse than Himyar, and in consequence
he will always do best with a strong return to his stout Blacklock,
Birdcatcher, and Glencoe blood, as in this case.
If I have not made
this clear before, it cannot be too strongly impressed upon
stud masters that an outbred sire should always be mated with
mares inbred closely to his best strains, and vice
|Pocahontas by Glencoe
|Sister to Hornsea
|mare by Ball's
|Judith by Glencoe
First Down Dash
.. His Foundation Females Didn't
Hurt him ... by Andrea Laycock Mattson
M. L. McGehee ...
Breeder of Legends
Heart of the Matter
... by Marianna Haun
Leo ... The All Time Horse
... by M. K. Fredlund
... the Leader of Quarter Horse Cadence,
Then and Now