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Mr. Prospector

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Deceased
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Kentucky (USA) by Leslie Combs II  -  [Add Data]
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Mr Prospector

What the Nation is saying about Mr. Prospector...

on ebay, they have halters from Mr. Prospector, Seattle Slew, Go For Gin, Nijinsky, & Tom Rolfe. all outrageous prices though.
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  • buckpasser · Kaitline. I saw on a couple of them that they were acquired from the manager of Ashford Dr. Barry Simmons. Mr. Prospector has no Provence listed I.e. How it was acquired. Personally If Simmons is not signing the CO, I would question the item. Also COs from whom at the Horse Park? Somebody in a position of authority? Or some high school kid who is a part time groom there? · 50 days ago ·
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  • Buckpasser · As a racing memorabilia collector, I would steer clear of items that can be so easily faked. If they don't have an actual provenance showing exactly who had this item and it's transfer from one party to another, I would run the other way. eBay has always been a hot bed for high priced fakes to be sold. With these halters, given their prices, they need to have a bit more than just a CO IMO. · 50 days ago ·
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It was a big day for my Kentucky Derby 2014 contenders in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita Park on Saturday, November 2.Read More
Okay, so, I think HRN really needs to fix when you posts. I think there should be a "save" button or something, because I was wrapping up a long paragraph, but I accidentally deleted it, LOL. Anyway, I just noticed, Mr. Prospector had one of the best pedigrees I've seen. First, his dam side. His dam was a very solid racehorse who was a 5x Stakes winner. The broodmare sire was Nashua, who was a dominating 3yr old, he won the Florida Derby, Wood Memorial, Preakness, Belmont, Dwyer and defeated older males in the Jockey Gold Cup. In the third generation on the dam side, consisted of Nasrullah (a soliid English racehorse) and Count Fleet (1943 Triple Crown Champion). Of course, also the dam that produced Sequence (2g, dam side, mare) was Miss Dogwood who was a very good racehorse and won the Kentucky Oaks. In the cement fourth generation, champions like Bull Dog (great sire), Reigh Count (Kentucky Derby), Johnstown (Kentucky Derby), and Nearco (Italian phenoam). Further back in the fifth generation, you have horses such as Teddy, Blue Larkspur and Jamestown. From the sire, he inherited deadly speed. Raise a Native was 4 for 4 as a 2yr old, won stakes from 5-5.5f, before retiring from a bowed tendon. He went on to be a champion sire of 78 stakes winners like Majestic Prince, Alydar, Exclusive Native and Mr Prospector himself. Native Dancer was the 2G sire and he is a Top 10 N/A horse of all time. Than, of course, you have Polynesian. In the fourth generation, he is inbred to Teddy and Discovery is also 4G (greatest broodmare sire ever, including Native Dancer) and American Flag. In 5G, a Top 3 Racehorse of Man o' War is there (great sire, too). Whisk Broom, Ajax, John P Grier, and Display finish the 5G stars. Through Whisk Broom, he traces to Broomstick and Ben Brush. Leamington is in there and Goldolphin Arabian lineage. Also on the dam side, Ben Brush and Broomstick to trace to Goldolphin. Not to mention, in 5g on the Dam side, The Tetrach is there. My question is, is breeding truly a crapshoot? I think it is, but not to the extent some posters say where it is a COMPLETE crapshoot. I think this supports the belief of breed the best to the best, and hope for the best. Mr. Prospector had a great pedigree, turned out to be a good racehorse, and a great sire. Just in my opinion, not many top racehorses come from crappy pedigrees. Therefore, I think pedigree can truly be a resource to the outline of how good a racehorse can be. I might look more into this (influencial sires) and see who else had a good/bad pedigree. I think this scenario, of Mr. Prospector, shows that breeding is less of a crapshoot than people make it out to be. Thoughts?
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  • travel_vic · How many of us had friends, FULL bothers and sisters where ONE could run all day and the other fell down walking from the bedroon...Horses like humans are and always will be I-D-I-V-I-D=U-A-L-S · 197 days ago ·
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  • travel_vic · bad representation of the word individuals · 197 days ago ·
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In celebration of the 150th anniversary of racing at Saratoga Race Course, the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) and the Saratoga 150 Committee established the Hoofprint Walk of Fame, located at the Wright Street entrance to the racetrack. Read More
Hi Rafirox, Here is an interesting article about pedigree. http://www.drf.com/news/john-p-sparkman-survival-strategy-sire-lines
One of his greatest achievements was winning the Woodward Stakes in four consecutive years beginning in 1974.Read More
Pulpit was bred to be a champion. His bloodlines will continue as part of Claiborne's history. Read More
How special will the Kentucky Derby-Preakness winner be as a stallion?Read More
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  • icyhotboo · GregRiessland, I'm surprised at you, only a little though. Roy made some fantastic selections you must be confusing him with some one else. Keep em coming Roy. · 662 days ago ·
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  • shadowno · Cocoa2 if you read the 1st salvo directed your way you will see the dolt actually confirms your point regarding the inbreeding that has contracted and therefore weakened the gene pool. · 662 days ago ·
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Assault became the seventh horse to win the Triple Crown, with a victory in the Belmont Stakes.Read More
  • LongLiveBigRed · Two fo my favorite horses of all time mentioned today; Secretariat, of course, and John Henry, winner of the first and fourth Arlington Million (1981, 1984). · 684 days ago ·
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Bethany (Dayjur-Willamae, by Tentam), the dam of Met Mile (G1) winner Tizway, had good reasons for failing to produce a foal of any merit until her sixth season as a broodmare–I mean, besides her body refusing to cooperate in her fourth and fifth seasons. Or maybe she…Read More
  • xMystix · Haha! This is quite a hilarious read. Hopefully, Bethany will find success again with Tiznow. If I read this piece correctly, she went back to Tiznow in 2010, so she should have foaled sometime this year? Does anyone know? · 1051 days ago ·
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  • cocoa2 · A good read filled with a few good laughs. · 795 days ago ·
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My last post emphasized the importance of the class of runners representing a given breeding method, as opposed to a high strike rate from opportunity. A conflict between the two arises, for example, in the case of foals that are by Malibu Moon and inbred to Mr. Prospector, which has yielded some fe...Read More
Pedigree aficionados know that the determined Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Blame and the equally determined runner-up, that photogenic mare called Zenyatta, have similar bloodlines—a mixture of Roberto through Kris S. and Mr. Prospector. I’ve written about it here before. They were really the o...Read More
A month ago, neither the sponsor of this column nor the Paulick Report could have imagined the run of luck awaiting all of us in the May classics. In the intervening weeks, the Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver was out of a mare by Lane’s End stallion A.P. Indy, ...Read More
Line of David captured an exciting Arkansas Derby, but with a miler pedigree, will he go the Derby distance?Read More
Does Saturday's Louisiana Derby winner have the pedigree for a Derby win? Iron Maidens Thoroughbreds takes a look if this is truly a Mission Impazible?Read More
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  • humphrey · Until each and every three year old enters and runs a 9 frulong race, you will not have a handle of what will happen the first Satruday in May..I would also discount the syntogarbage races. · 1479 days ago ·
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  • cigar · Syntogarbage... hilarious. · 1479 days ago ·
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It was May 18, 1974, the day of the Carter Handicap at Belmont Park. As I looked at the tote board, I couldn't believe the odds. Favored at 7-5 was Forego, who obviously was running in the Carter strictly as a prep for the Metropolitan Handicap, having come off back-to-back victories at 1 1/4 miles ...Read More
  • cigar · Pedigrees don't matter once they've already started running! You assess their ability to go longer based upon how they're finishing up in their races. · 1821 days ago ·
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  • mdracing69 · The Belmont Stakes is probably one of the last dirt races that breeding still matters. That's why the Triple Crown is so hard to pull off. · 1821 days ago ·
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Mr. Prospector - Race Results & Past Performances

Date(Descending)
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View Details05/18/74Mr. Prospector2ndBel87 fDCarter Handicap-G2  ForegoMr. ProspectorTimeless Moment1:22.20