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Ten Pedigree Facts on Australian Group 1 Racing 2013/14

The pedigrees of the Group 1 winners should be the bread and butter of pedigree students and analysts throughout Australia.  How many will actually look at these pedigrees and try to understand how, or even if, the nature of the Australian thoroughbred is changing?  

Some interesting facts:

1. Eleven of the fifty five individual stakes winners have no ancestor duplicated within the first five generations of their pedigree

2. A further twenty individual stakes winners have only one ancestor duplicated within a five generation pedigree chart

3. Guelph is the most heavily inbred of all of our Group 1 winners this year with a pedigree that features a 2x3 cross of Danehill

4. Fiorente (pictured) is the least inbred of our winners with no individual ancestor duplicated within the first six generations of his pedigree

5. Using Hardiman's Coefficient of Inbreeding, nine individual winners have a cross duplication of between 7% and 8% in the first five generations

6. Using Wright's method, twenty seven individual runners have between 0 % and 1% duplication within 5 generations

7.  Eighteen of our winners have between 1% and 2% of inbreeding using Wright's method making a total of 45 out of 55 winners between 0 and 2 percent or 81.8%

8. Guelph shows a Hardiman Coefficient of 19.14% and a Wright's COI of 9.03%

9. Thirty two of our individual winners had Northern Dancer duplicated within five generations of their pedigree.  This does not include winners who may have had sons like Nijinsky and Danzig duplicated.

10. Top Echelon, a son of Umatilla, was the lowest priced stallion to have produced a Group 1 winner for the season.  He officially was recorded as FOA (fee on application) when he served the dam of River Lad who won the Stradbroke in Brisbane, but was advertised for $2000 in both the preceding and following seasons.  His fee has now doubled to $4000 following River Lad's success.


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