How do you read a thoroughbred pedigree?

How do you read a thoroughbred pedigree?

Most pedigrees read from left to right, branching on the “top line” (the sire and his ancestors) and the “bottom line” (the dam and her ancestors).

Was a horse a pedigree?

Was is an Irish Thoroughbred racehorse….Was (horse)

Sire Galileo
Grandsire Sadler’s Wells
Dam Alluring Park
Damsire Green Desert

What does XX mean in horse pedigree?

OK, the xx denotes a full TB. Often TB stallions are graded into the WB stud books to ‘improve’ the breed. So your horse could actually be 3/4 or full TB, but because perhaps the sire is an xx but graded with the Hanovarian stud book, officially he will be a HanxTB.

What does DP mean in horse pedigree?

The Dosage Index is a mathematical figure used by breeders of Thoroughbred race horses, and sometimes by bettors handicapping horse races, to quantify a horse’s ability, or inability, to negotiate the various distances at which horse races are run. It is calculated based on an analysis of the horse’s pedigree.

How do I find out if a quarter horse is registered?

How do I look up AQHA records and pedigrees?

  1. Free Records.
  2. Step 1: Go to
  3. Step 2: Click Free Records.
  4. Step 3: Select a record type from the dropdown.
  5. Step 4: Search by horse registration number or name.
  6. Step 5: Type in your email address.
  7. Premium AQHA Records.

How can I find out where my horse came from?

A veterinarian or animal shelter often can assist with this. With the microchip information, you might be able to find the horse’s previous owner or breeder. Furthermore, in some cases, DNA testing can help identify the horse’s sire and dam. This can be key information in recovering the horse’s pedigree.

How do you find a horse on APHA?

Current APHA members can access their horse’s information online for free. After you login, select “Bronze (My APHA)” on the right side of the page, then “My APHA (Home)”. Click “My Horses” and select your horse’s registered name to view the two-generation pedigree and photo.

How long does it take to trace clip a horse?

Before beginning to clip, remember that a horse will not be show ready overnight from a clip. Allow at least two weeks for hair to settle and grow out after a clip for optimum result.