Btw (that’s “by the way” for those of you who don’t text or tweet), I made some comments on Twitter today about Kingmambo that deserve a more formal platform (Twitter is limited to 140 characters per “message”). Would you believe that through his 2007 crop, Kingmambo has not sired an unrestricted stakes winner with Mr. Prospector in the dam’s pedigree? Perhaps in his case, the generational distance of inbreeding is paramount, because any foal by Kingmambo from a mare that had Mr. Prospector in her pedigree would be inbred at least 2xsomething to Mr. Prospector because Kingmambo is a son of Mr. Prospector. And inbreeding to Mr. Prospector 2xsomething is not as effective as 3xsomething, etc.
WTC pedigree researcher and blogger Roger Lyons brought this amazing fact to my attention today while we were discussing the nick that exists between Kingmambo and Sadler’s Wells.
According to Roger’s figures, which include Kingmambo’s 2007 foal crop, a total of 32 mares with Mr. Prospector in their pedigrees have produced no unrestricted stakes winners by Kingmambo to date. This is an interesting piece of usable information.