Color Codes Defined
SPEED – This code represents a natural tendency to run fast and win early. A competitive trait that is a prerequisite for success in a racehorse as a runner, sire or broodmare. The maximum SPEED value is 200. High value speed is reflected in sprinters, middle distance and on-the-pace type runners.
CLASS – This code represents a combination of speed and durability. The maximum CLASS value is 200. High value class reflects inherited traits of ruggedness, robust, mental toughness and resiliency. They can withstand the testing demands of training to compete as older handicap horses.
BMS – Broodmare Sire or male ancestors whose daughters perform remarkably in producing quality offspring get this code. This code reflects the measurement of durable female siring influences. Sires with good BMS codes are generally better at siring female runners and producers than siring male runners. Female horses with this code are generally better racers and producers. The code is a test for future broodmares. Optimum range 32 and above.
FEMALE – All racehorses inherit specific figures from each ancestor. This unique collection forms the basis of each horse’s ability. Female strength is the cornerstone of racehorse breeding. This code reflects a certain quality of horse that is enhanced by fine feminine forces. Great sires and blue hens are the result of descendants with healthy female values. The code is also a test for future sires and broodmares. Optimum range 32 and above.
TURF – This code represents inherent traits for success on grass races. Optimum value range 32 and above. Also referenced color-coded ancestors whose progeny have affinity for American Classic distance on dirt and turf.
WET– This code represents inherent traits for success on wet surfaces. Optimum value range 32 and above.
STAMINA – This code represents inherent traits for success on deep, tiring surfaces and longer distances. Optimum value range 32 and above.