ALL breeders know the adage, “Breed the best to the best and hope for the best”. In horse breeding how do we define and measure “the best”? Well, it depends on your individual breeding goal, but in thoroughbreds it is the amount of uppercase blacktype in the pedigree.

In performance sport horses it is the same, i.e., the number of highest-level international performers in the pedigree, also denoted as uppercase blacktype in pedigree reports.