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BREEDING INSIGHTS: Voix Du Nord's latest Irish star
Leo Powell
Leo Powell reviews the pedigree of Duca De Thaix, sired by a French stallion who is familiar to Irish breeders and racegoers
4 January 2018 Pedigree analysis
PEDIGREE NOTES: More of the top Christmas winners examined
Blue Bresil, Flemensfirth, Gamut, and Yeats among those with recent Grade 1 success; French-bred rising star related to a sprint champion and to a classic heroine
28 December 2017 Pedigree analysis
PEDIGREE NOTES: A quick look at some of the week's top NH winners
Creachadoir, Crillon, Fruits Of Love, Jeremy, Laverock and Scorpion among the Grade 1 winners; AQPS horses to the fore; Nickname sired one and is related to another; and more
PEDIGREE NOTES: Some eye-catching recent breeding results
Kempton blacktype success for Motivator & Voix Du Nord; another pattern winner for Makfi; prolific Footstepsinthesand mare wins again; notable siblings, and other news
18 January 2017 Pedigree analysis
McManus star rises to the challenge
The leading Triumph Hurdle hope Defi Du Seuil has a fascinating pedigree as Leo Powell discovered
30 December 2016 Pedigree analysis
PEDIGREE NOTES: Some notable recent blacktype results
New Grade 1 star for King's Theatre, Oscar & Al Namix; Grade 1 double for British sires and also for Voix Du Nord & Walk In The Park; hurdler with classic connections; another Montjeu son hits the top
29 December 2016 Pedigree analysis
PEDIGREE NOTES: Some notable recent blacktype results
First Group 1 winner for So You Think; Grade 1 first for Yeats; rising star for Notnowcato; Lope De Vega and New Approach strike 'down under'; Voix Du Nord double; Moyglare Stud homebred
17 November 2016 Pedigree analysis
PEDIGREE NOTES: Punchestown Festival 2016.
Grade 1 double for King's Theatre; one Grade 1 winner apiece for Flemensfirth, Halling, Jeremy, Oscar, Robin Des Champs, Saddler Maker, Samum, Scorpion, Voix Du Nord and Walk In The Park
29 April 2016 Pedigree analysis
CHELTENHAM 2016: Brief pedigree notes on all the blacktype winners
Grade 1 treble for Kayf Tara; one each for Heron Island, High Chaparral, Montjeu, Network, Presenting, Robin Des Champs, Shirocco, Sholokhov, Sir Harry Lewis, Voix Du Nord and Walk In The Park
15 March 2016 Pedigree analysis
PEDIGREE NOTES: The weekend's National Hunt graded winners
Double for Beneficial; Hubbly Bubbly, Kalanisi, King's Theatre, Norse Dancer, Oscar, Peintre Celebre, Protektor, Smadoun and Voix Du Nord also on the scoresheet
31 January 2016 Pedigree analysis
PEDIGREE NOTES: The week's National Hunt graded winners
Doubles for Gamut and Shantou; Beneficial, Gold Well, Kapgarde, Midnight Legend, Network, Notnowcato and Voix Du Nord also among the winners
14 November 2015 Pedigree analysis
Brief pedigree notes from the weekend's graded action
Son of King's Theatre wins the Grade 1 Hennessy Gold Cup, a Grade 1 double for sons of Montjeu, new Grade 1 scorer for Milan, and other news
8 February 2015 Pedigree analysis