Thanks for putting in the details of a Reines De Course mare Joanna_TX & EriNC. Also...Mary from our Forum has a nice series that reviews blue hens and reines de course mares in her thread..."It is broodmares that produce more than one outstanding foal that are held in the highest regard. Those that produce several graded stakes winners become known as “blue hens,” a term used for mares that produce several successful racehorses. Often, these mares become influential in the dam lines of Thoroughbreds and if they remain very effective, they could become a Reine De Course (Queen of the Turf) mare, which is a broodmare who becomes very famous, influential, and important in the pedigrees of Thoroughbreds. Such mares include the greats La Troienne, Alcibiades, and Somethingroyal. We have seen many magnificent broodmares as of late and I have chosen nine of them to feature."Here's one of her articles she posted in the forum on this subject:http://pastthegrandstand.blogspot.com/2012/07/recent-remarkable-broodmares.html
Oooh! Thanks for the link!!! It always irks me when racing articles or commentators leave out the dams, particularly when they are great themselves or their lineage. Men act like horses or people, too, for that matter, get only the good stuff from the sire and if they're crummy, it's the mare's (mom's) fault. I'll be so glad when that particular 'neuronet' fades out of the gene pool.
I must admit that I have seen a few faint signs of 'dam' acknowledgement of late. Maybe the times they are a-changing. 'Bout freakin' time.
Has everyone seen this photo of Ziconic? Stunning.https://twitter.com/I_AmStoli/status/456852334916558848
Agree...we need pix without the fuzz, tho from recent ones with Jerry, looks like the lad is (or has been) maybe shedding some. I sort of get the feeling both Coz and Zi are real characters.