Thomas Herding Technique’s top 5 Keeneland picks, more

6 thoughts on “Thomas Herding Technique’s top 5 Keeneland picks, more”

  1. Sid,

    Awesome post.
    You are so right and dead on with all.
    I was there and in the background helping Kerry
    find the diamond that hits the soul.



  2. Sid,

    This is an amazing example of good reporting touching all sorts of different bases. Not only did I evaluate Rare Beauty at the November sale, but I also own her half-sister, Lemhi Go.

    And both were bred by Audley Farm, which used Franco Varola as its pedigree consultant at the time.

    I have to expand this synergy into a post at my blog:


  3. Kerry:

    re Your Top 5 and the lone mare on the list, Rare Beauty. She was bred by Audley Farm, a Virginia nursery that was owned by German Hubertus Liebrecht. Mr. Liebrecht was advised in his matings by the great Italian pedigree theorist and writer Dr. Franco Varola. Mr. Varola, therefore, was the architect of the pedigree that you liked on emotional conformation. But wait, there’s more. My friend and fellow blogger Frank Mitchell, an expert on biomechanical analysis, owns this mare’s half-sister, the Graded SW Lemhi Go. Frank bred her to Quiet American BECAUSE of Rare Beauty — whom Frank described as 16.3 and very attractive. That foal was sold to Russia, where he won his first three starts and was a leading contender this year for the Russian classics.

  4. Sid,

    What I found most unique and not talked about was KT’s selection oof hip#1431!! Shortly thereafter American Lion won the Hollywood Prevue!!! This nick Tiznow/StormCat has developed into something special..Folklore, American Lion..

    And KT not being a pedigree guru guy demonstrates that visual inspection of the equine conformation(psychology)is something to make note of.

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