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    Question Explanation Please - Truenick A+

    A friend of ours has just started racing his only colt - Action Figure. His first outing at the Fair Grounds was as might be expected - he was a bit leery of all the other horses running around him but he settled well and finish strong, but out of the money. Last night he ran his second race, this time at Evangeline Downs. He seemed to know what was expected of him and although he made his best run a little late, he finished third (this after being bumped by a horse that got DQ'd).

    Anyway, the BloodHorse listing of the race has a comment that Action Figure has a TrueNick of A+. I assume that is something good. Would one of you knowledgeable folks please explain what that means? Thanks.



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    http://truenicks.com/cs/blogs/truenicks/about.aspx

    Throughout the history of the breed, there are been tendencies of certain bloodlines, when crossed in certain ways to produce a higher than average % of very high quality runners. The above link explains the methodology and a bit of it's application. A+ indicates the potential for the horse to exceed the overall stats for it's sire and dam.
    F O.B
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    Just what I needed. Thank you.



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