INBREEDING TO SUPERIOR FEMALES
By Rommy Faversham and Leon Rasmussen


TABLE OF CONTENTS


Introduction


Chapter 1. The Rasmussen Factor

“Inbreeding / to Superior / Female Families / Through Different Individuals”

Successful forms of female family inbreeding outside RF criteria

Special formations of the Rasmussen Factor: The Formula One and Delta Pattern

How the inbreeding work?: The Genetics

Why does inbreeding work?: The Herd Model

Why is female family inbreeding not more common?

How can female family inbreeding be applied?

How can the Rasmussen Factor be evaluated?
Examining a sire’s best offspring
Analyzing female families
Testing Thoroughbred populations

Chapter 2. The Spanker Mare: “The Ancestral Mom”

Her Breeding

Her Family

The Great Sirelines of THE DARLEY ARABIAN - THE BYERLEY TURK - THE GODOLPHIN ARABIAN

DIOMED and the American Connection

YOUNG GIANTESS: Diomed’s English Legacy

Resistance toward the Spanker Mare’s Influence

The estranged branches of the Spanker Mare

Chapter 3. The English Classics

Introduction

Pedigrees and Profiles of English Classic Winners demonstrating the Rasmussen Factor

Condensed Tables

Time Lines of Male and Female Inbreeding in the English Thoroughbred

Chapter 4. Female Family Inbreeding in America

The Eighteenth Century:

Imported Stallions

The Nineteenth Century:

The Sireline of DIOMED and SIR ARCHY

LEXINGTON

The Early American Families:
CUB MARE - LADY GREY and LADY THOMPKINS - GALOPADE - MAGNOLIA - SALLY WRIGHT

What made “Lucky” Baldwin so lucky?

The Twentieth Century:

The First Quarter:
The Sirelines of FAIR PLAY - BEN BRUSH - DOMINO

The Second Quarter:
Marked influx of influential European stallions
The progeny of MAN O’ WAR and BULL LEA

The Third Quarter:
The development of Phalaris and Non-Phalaris lines
Inbreeding to CANTERBURY PILGRIM - SELENE - PLUCKY LIEGE - MUMTAZ MAHAL

The Fourth Quarter:
Contemporary Patterns of female family inbreeding
Analyzing North American Graded Stakes Winners

Chapter 5. Female Family Inbreeding in Australasia

Origins

Major Australian Stakes Winners with the Rasmussen Factor

Hall of Fame Thoroughbreds of Australia

STAR KINGDOM - SIR TRISTRAM - DANEHILL

Chapter 6. Female Family Inbreeding in Germany

The Great German Sirelines: DARK RONALD

The Great German Families:
FESTA - AVERSION - ATHENE - ORSOVA - NUMA - NELLA DA GUBBIO - KAISERWURDE - LIS

Chapter 7. Female Family Inbreeding in Italy / The Artistry of Tesio

Federico Tesio: Master Breeder

The 30 Tesio-breds who were their sire’s best offspring

Tesio’s inbreedings to superior English families

The Catnip Family: Inbreeding to the family of Nearco

Chapter 8. Female Family Inbreeding in France:
Marcel Boussac & the Family of Frizette

Marcel Boussac’s French branches of Frizette
DURZETTA - FRIZELLE - DURBAN - HELDIFANN

The American branches of Frizette
PRINCESS PALATINE - FRIZEUR


Chapter 9. Female Family Inbreeding in Japan

Foundation Stallions of Japan:
HINDOSTAN - PARTHOLON - NORTHERN TASTE - SUNDAY SILENCE

Contemporary Patterns of female family inbreeding in Japan

The Japan Cup

Chapter 10. Female Family Inbreeding in Russia

The Family of GLORY, ANILIN and GORACI

Chapter 11. Appendix

Chefs-de-Race Table

The Top Group One Producing Broodmares

Important Thoroughbreds who demonstrated the
Formula One Pattern

Important Thoroughbreds who demonstrated the Delta Pattern

European Group Stakes Winners with the Rasmussen Factor
(1991-1996)

Winners of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe with the Rasmussen Factor

Biography / Author’s own success

PHOTOS / BIOGRAPHIES / PEDIGREES of APOLLO and NANNETTA

DRF article: “Fulfilling Dreams” 11/17/94

Index


Photographs / General / Box Pedigrees Index