Posted Sunday, December 13, 2015
Calvin L. Carter, creator of the Classic Champion Thoroughbred Profile®, joins Horse Racing Nation with a look at Effinex, and why he is now living up to his high profile rating.

Meet Calvin Carter


Calvin L. Carter, a life-long horse racing fan, created his Classic Champion Thoroughbreds blog in 2009 when he began writing and blogging about horses on the Kentucky Derby Trail.

In addition to blogging, Calvin is an Ancestral Herd pedigree analyst and the owner of Classic Champion Thoroughbreds LLC, a bloodstock consulting firm dedicated to helping clients take the guesswork out of buying and breeding Thoroughbreds.

Calvin also is the creator of the Tesio Index, Ancestral Herd Index® and the Classic Champion Thoroughbred Profile® which is an analytical tool he uses to determine the classic potential of young horses.

His study of pedigrees and the late Federico Tesio, a world-renowned owner, breeder and trainer of Thoroughbred racehorses has had a dramatic impact on how Calvin determines if a young colt has the potential to be a Classic Champion Thoroughbred.

Calvin's knowledge of pedigrees and the Ancestral Herd has helped him pick, on his blog, the classic champions California Chrome, Orb, I'll Have Another, Animal Kingdom, Pour Moi, Super Saver, Lookin at Lucky and Summer Bird.

Calvin is the co-author of "Horse Profiling, The Secret to Motivating Equine Athletes," published by Trafalgar Square Books in the United States and J.A. Allen in the United Kingdom. In addition, Calvin has written several articles for The HorsePlayer Magazine and he's an accomplished poet, editor, printing and publishing consultant.

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