We are familiar with the power of inbreeding. We see the effects created when certain sires or mares are repeated within a pedigree chart. The doubling force of Mr. Prospector, Danzig, Northern Dancer, or other accomplished ancestors have graced the pedigree profiles of many champions. These ancestors ubiquitous presence in pedigrees has also been responsible for losers and under achievers. Thus, when mediocrity and superiority are both brushed by similar strokes, share same patterns and ended up with matching results, then there has to be other factors at play. Identifying other hidden factors found in substantive individual is the purpose of Perfect Match.
Among other components, Perfect Match involves breeding a specific ancestor to another with a targeted conditional and positional balance. The term conditional refers to numeric values while positional refers to exact position across different pedigrees. Perfect Matches are one of three pedigree structures that represents a practical approach to improve and elevate the thoroughbred racehorse breed. Horses bred with high Perfect Match values are indicative of stamina or staying ability.
Here’s a few examples of Perfect Match with key positional inbreeding: Alycidon (Swynford); Bois Roussel (St Simon); Sir Barton (Sterling); Little Current (Polynesian); Eight Belles, Bee Jersey (Mr. Prospector); Real Quiet, Quality Road (Raise A Native); Beau Pere, Solario (Hampton); In Reality (Man O War); Kenmare (Nasrullah); Pharis (Cyllene); Turn-To (Phalaris); Touch Gold, The Factor (Nearctic); Miss Finland, Solow, Golden Horn, Final Meeting, Designs on Rome, Snitzel (Northern Dancer) ; Barney Roy (Danzig); Gilded Times (Native Dancer); Candy Eclair (Nearco); Gun Runner (Fappiano) ; etc… However, the positional factor alone is insufficient. Other conditional factors are at play in each pedigree including color codes that when joined with Perfect Match contributed to the overall analysis of a successful breeding.