Racehorses with Superior Genealogy

by Mark

If you want to improve your chances and be able to make back significant amounts of money on your bets, there is one tip that is used only by the most professional in the horse racing community. It is not just statistical data, analysis of the horses, comparisons of tracks, and studies of jockeys. Although all of these are important factors, if you want to know if a brand new horse on the track that has never raced before has the potential for greatness, then you are going to need to determine the genealogy and pedigree of that racer.

For those who do not know, people for centuries have been keeping extensive details of the breeding of their horses, where those horses came from, who were the sires and the mares, and the types of winners or endurance racers those bloodlines have produced. By keeping high-quality bloodlines and only breeding the best mares with the best sires, horse breeders have for hundreds of years been improving their lines. This genealogy is often more extensive than most human genealogies and there was a time when knowing the genealogy of various horses was a valuable commodity, particularly in the Middle East. Knowing where a given horse came from and who sired it was valuable information as it allowed them potentially to begin to create their own blood lines of success.

For centuries, horse breeding to produce equine perfection has been a difficult challenge, but if you’re wanting to improve your racehorse tipping, then you will need to make yourself familiar with the bloodlines of various horses on the track, especially any new ones. New horses are often the least likely to be favored in a given race and so if a horse on the line comes from an extraordinary bloodline which features multiple winners, then you can potentially have a huge monetary gain by betting on that horse. Genetics is everything when it comes to those subtle little factors between success and defeat.

Of course, many people like to mention that their horse has a famous ancestor who won various races in the 1800s but this does not guarantee success. Maintenance of these bloodlines is important because a horse from a century ago that produced successful offspring repeatedly down the generations can potentially produce a pedigree winner in the 21st century.

However, this is where knowing the genealogy of the horses comes in. Has the bloodline been diluted on that particular branch of the family? Sure the horses may ultimately be descended from a winner 100 years ago but as the old saying goes, what have you done for me lately?

A perfect way to illustrate the importance of bloodlines is to consider the old Aesop’s fable of the mule. The mule’s mother was a fine war horse; noble and swift. However, when he tried to be like his mother, he failed utterly because as he said, “although my mother was a warhorse my father was nothing but a jackass.” If blood lines have become corrupted or diluted, then the winning potential has gone down as well.

This is why individuals with high pedigree horses guard their horses jealously and siring fees can be in the hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars to simply allow one of their pure bred horses to meet with one of yours (if they will allow it at all). Protecting geological bloodlines is a mark of quality horsemanship. Those horses represent millions of dollars of investment and they will both be protected and treated like a million-dollar investment.

So looking at the genealogical pedigree of horses, whether those bloodlines have produced good or successful horses in the past, and if those bloodlines continue to produce successful horses in the present allows you to have another statistical marker by which you can judge how well a new horse to the races will perform. If horses in that bloodline do not begin to perform well and win races until a certain age, typically then by not betting on those horses until they begin to reach that age is another way that you can maximize your odds of successful racehorse tipping.

Fortunately, these genealogies and bloodlines are not as protected as they used to be in the past, and in the 21st century, bloodliness for horse pedigree can be created, stored, and found all online. As this data becomes more accessible but still remains largely unknown, this is an excellent opportunity to make use of all the information available to you to improve your racehorse tipping and bring it up to the next level.