Knowing as much as possible about the Thoroughbred and what takes to produce a classic champion has been a passion of Calvin L. Carter who began his research and study of horses in the early 1990s. That research and study led to his creation of the Classic Champion Thoroughbred Profile® which is a breeding, sales and racing analysis tool used to measure the graded stakes and classic potential of young Thoroughbreds.
Like an intricate puzzle, the pedigree contains many secrets of what champions are made of and everything one needs to know about the horse, from the physical conformation characteristics to the emotional and behavioral traits, can be found in the pedigree if one knows the families, Ancestral Herd that formed the foal.
In 2014, the Classic Champion Thoroughbred Profile® was developed into a software program by Calvin’s brother, Dallas. The profile measures the breeding influences in the five-generation pedigree and it assigns each horse a numerical score and grade ranking which is the indicator of that horse’s potential. The higher the score, the more potential that horse in becoming a quality stakes winner or classic champion.
In addition to the Classic Champion Thoroughbred Profile®, we also have created a Behavior Index which measures the potential behavior of the horse. The Behavior Index is significant for breeding, sales and racing analysis as it shows that some horses with low profile scores can potentially be moved up in ranking and have successful racing careers.
The Behavior Index shows that some horses with low profile scores can be competitive up to nine furlongs while only a select few can go on to win races at the classic 10-furlong distance.
For example, Outwork has a low E grade ranking but his Behavior Index indicated that he could be competitive in the nine-furlong 2016 Wood Memorial Stakes (G1). Indeed, Outwork went on to win the Wood, however, in the Kentucky Derby (G1) his grade ranking had him ranked sixteenth and he finished fourteenth.
In 2015, the software was debuted as a racing analysis tool in Calvin’s Kentucky Derby 141 blog (http://bit.ly/1Jl8aIq). The software picked five of the top six finishers and eliminated over half of the Derby field from wagering consideration. The Preakness results were even better than the Derby and you can read about that here: http://bit.ly/1eaRA4a. However, the Belmont results were best as the software correctly identified American Pharoah, Frosted, Keen Ice and Mubtaahij as the top four finishers in that race. You can read about that here: http://bit.ly/1dqpOAf.
Since then, the Classic Champion Thoroughbred Profile® software has proven to be a powerful analytical tool of stakes race potential and you can see those results in my numerous blog posts and on the Racing Analysis page located at this website.
Unlike other companies that provide automatic computer-generated pedigree analysis of yearlings at auction, Classic Champion Thoroughbreds LLC personally handpicks from the sales catalog all yearlings to be profiled at auction based upon their breeding. And, Classic Champion Thoroughbreds LLC has profiled at auction six yearlings that are now classic-placed.
In 2016, we debuted our Classic Champion Thoroughbred Profile® software as a sales analytical tool at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. From that sale, we had four colts that went on to compete in the 2018 Kentucky Derby: Best of Sale Pick Good Magic (2017 Eclipse Champion Two Year Old Male), Vino Rosso (2019 Eclipse Champion Older Dirt Male), Solomini and Free Drop Billy.
Country House is a colt we profiled at the 2017 Keeneland September Yearling Sale and he won the 2019 Kentucky Derby.
In 2018, we profiled Mr. Big News, Max Player, Belichick and Clayton as yearlings at auction. Mr. Big News finished third in the 2020 Kentucky Derby. Max Player finished third in the Belmont Stakes. Belichick and Clayton raced in Canada. Belichick won the Breeders’ Stakes and finished second in the Queen’s Plate. Clayton is dual classic-placed with a third in the Queen’s Plate and second in the Prince of Wales Stakes.
In 2019, Classic Champion Thoroughbreds, LLC went through many transitions and was not able to properly cover the auctions. So the reports of graded stakes winners and placers will be few. However, there should be many reports from the 2020 auctions.
The ability to know the potential of a horse before he goes to the breeding shed, sales ring or racetrack is of utmost importance. Since the 2016 debut of our software as a sales analysis tool, we now have a total of 67 horses profiled at auction that have won or placed in national and international stakes competition including two classic winners and four classic-placed horses.
OVERTOOK (Hip 428): 2nd Withers Stakes (G3).
BELICHICK (Hip 944): 1st Breeders’ Stakes. 2nd Queen’s Plate. 2nd Ontario Derby (G3).
MR. BIG NEWS (Hip 3): 3rd Kentucky Derby (G1). 1st Oaklawn Stakes.
MAX PLAYER (Hip 929): 3rd Runhappy Travers Stakes (G1). 3rd Belmont Stakes (G1). 1st Withers Stakes (G3).
CLAYTON (Hip 1999): 2nd Prince of Wales Stakes. 3rd Queen’s Plate. 1st Queen’s Plate Trial.
CHARLATAN (Hip 669): 2nd Saudi Cup (G1). 1st Runhappy Malibu Stakes (G1). 1st Arkansas Derby (G1, Division I) – disqualified to 9th.
NADAL (Hip 1279): 1st Arkansas Derby (G1, Division II). 1st Rebel Stakes (G2). 1st San Vicente Stakes (G2).
EXPRESS TRAIN (1016): 2nd Santa Anita Handicap (G1). 1st San Pasqual Stakes (G2). 2nd Runhappy Malibu Stakes (G1).
ENFORCEABLE (Hip 76): 1st LeComte Stakes (G3). 2nd Risen Star Stakes (G2). 3rd Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity Stakes (G1). 3rd New Orleans Classic (G2).
MONARCH OF EGYPT (Hip 554): 2nd Jersey Stakes (Group 3). 2nd Keeneland Phoenix Stakes (Group 1). 2nd Gain Railway Stakes (Group 2).
IDOL (168): 1st Santa Anita Handicap (G1). 2nd San Pasqual Stakes (G2). 2nd San Antonio Stakes (G2).
SONNEMAN (604): 2nd Mineshaft Stakes (G3). 2nd Pat Day Mile (G2). 2nd Easy Goer Stakes. 2nd Tenacious Stakes.
FORZA DI ORO (Hip 215): 1st Discovery Stakes (G3).
BODECREAM (Hip 1722): 3rd Hill Prince Stakes (G2). 3rd Saranac Stakes (G3). 1st Texas Turf Mile Stakes. 2nd Woodchopper Stakes. 2nd Ponti Stakes.
AZUL COAST (Hip 1177): 1st El Camino Real Derby. 2nd Sham Stakes (G3).
INVADER (Hip 371): 1st John Battaglia Stakes. 2nd Jeff Ruby Stakes (G3).
OCEAN ATLANTIQUE (Hip 490): 1st Prix De Suresnes. 2nd Prix La Force (Group 3), 1st Victrix Maiden Stakes. 2nd As D’atout Maiden Stakes.
RAGTIME BLUES (1008): 2nd Lazaro Barrera Stakes (G3). 2nd Smiling Tiger Stakes.
EXCESSION (Hip 855): 2nd Rebel Stakes (G2).
AMERICANUS (Hip 368): 3rd Unbridled Stakes.
SCABBARD (Hip 802): 2nd Iroquois Stakes (G3). 2nd Saratoga Special (G2).
CHAPALU (Hip 7): 1st Grey Stakes (G3).
VAN DAELEN (Hip 2428): Clasico German Ruiz (G2, Panama). Clasico General Jose Antonio Remon Cantera (G3, Panama).
FLAMING LINE (Hip 3700): 1st First Crown Stakes (G3, Russia). 2nd Summer Stakes (G3, Russia).
CADET CONNELLY (Hip 4461): 2nd Summer Stakes (G1). 2nd Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Kitten’s Joy Stakes.
TUGGLE (Hip 97): 3rd Saratoga Special (G2).
MOON OVER MIAMI (Hip 607): 3rd Mac Diarmida Stakes (G2). 1st Gun Runner Dueling Grounds Derby.
SHAMROCKET (Hip 1260): 2nd Sunshine Turf Stakes. 3rd Gun Runner Dueling Grounds Derby.
KUNAL (Hip 1640): 3rd Cup and Saucer Stakes.
ENCODER (Hip 1011): 1st Eddie Logan Stakes. 1st Del Mar Juvenile Turf Stakes.
(f)-LOVE BEACH (Hip 905): 3rd Selima Stakes.
CLASSY MOON (Hip 1743): 1st Join Racing TV Now Maiden Stakes.
COUNTRY HOUSE (Hip 2203): 2nd Kentucky Derby (G1), placed 1st in DQ. 2nd Risen Star Stakes (G2). 3rd Arkansas Derby (G1).
GLOBAL CAMPAIGN, (Hip 1230): 1st Woodward Handicap (G1). 1st Monmouth Cup Stakes. 1st Peter Pan Stakes (G3). 3rd Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1). 3rd Jim Dandy Stakes (G2).
IL PARADISO (Hip 201): 1st Curragh Summer Festival Handicap. 3rd Lexus Melbourne Cup Handicap (Group 1), Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup Stakes (Group 2).
SPANISH MISSION (Hip 433): 1st Doncaster Cup Stakes (G2). 1st Share Shop Chester Stakes. 1st Bahrain Trophy (G3), Jockey Club Derby Invitational Stakes. 2nd Coral Henry II Stakes (G3). 2nd British Stallion Studs E.B.F. Cocked Hat Stakes. 3rd Qatar Gordon Stakes (G3).
HARVEY WALLBANGER (Hip 176): 1st Holy Bull Stakes (G2).
STANDARD DEVIATION (Hip 1630): 1st Tale of the Cat Stakes. 1st Jersey Derby. 2nd H.H. The Amir Trophy (G1). 3rd Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity Stakes (G1). 3rd Hollywood Derby (G1). 3rd Hill Prince Stakes (G2).
CURRENT (Hip 1149): 1st Dixiana Bourbon Stakes (G3). 2nd Jersey Derby. 3rd Dania Beach Stakes. 3rd Kitten’s Joy Pan American Stakes (G2).
SO ALIVE (Hip 000): 3rd Sam F. Davis Stakes (G3).
KINGLY (Hip 29): 1st La Jolla Handicap (G3), California Derby. 2nd El Camino Real Derby. 3rd Los Alamitos Derby (G3), Alcatraz Stakes.
DUNPH (Hip 114): 1st Spendthrift Juvenile Stallion Stakes. 3rd Remington Springboard Mile.
FIVE STAR GENERAL (Hip 66): 1st British Columbia Derby, British Columbia Cup Sir Winston Churchill Derby Trial Handicap. Central Park Stakes. 2nd Stanton Stakes.
(f)-GRANDARIA (Hip 1025): 2nd Cathryn Sophia Stakes. 3rd Silverbulletday Stakes.
(f)-ALEXA ROSE (Hip 719): 1st Matchbook/British Stallion Studs EBF Fillies’ Novice Stakes. 2nd Ladbrokes Bet 5 Get 20 EBF Novice Stakes. 3rd in both the Inspire Racing Club British Stallion Studs EBF Novice Stakes and Ladbrokes Home Of The Odds Boost/British Stallion Studs EBF Novice Stakes.
DARK LOCHNAGAR (Hip 2709): 1st EBF ‘Double Trigger’ Novice Stakes. 2nd 1st Security Solutions Handicap, Ladbrokes Lanark Silver Bell Handicap, Les Hoey MBE Dreammaker Foundation Handicap. 3rd Parade With Aiden Byrne Handicap.
LAAFY (Hip 496): 1st MansionBet Colwick Cup Handicap,Novice Stakes. 2nd Matchbook Betting Podcast Handicap, Longines Irish Champions Weekend Handicap, British Stallion Studs EBF Novice Stakes.
SEMOUM (Hip 558): 1st Hamilton Park Racecourse New Hotel Tangerine Trees Conditions Stakes.1st Snooty Frox Ebf Novice Stakes.
RED CENTRE (Hip 460): 3rd Smarkets British EBF Novice Stakes.
DUCKETT’S GROVE (Hip 1513): 1st Close Brothers Property Finance Handicap,Bet Toteswinger At Totesport.com Novice Stakes.
GOOD MAGIC (Hip 845): 2017 Eclipse Champion Two Year Old. 1st Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1), Toyota Blue Grass (G2), Haskell Invitational, 2nd Champagne (G1), Kentucky Derby (G1), 3rd Fountain of Youth (G3).
VINO ROSSO (Hip 528): 2019 Eclipse Champion Older Dirt Male. 1st Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), Gold Cup at Santa Anita Stakes (G1), Wood Memorial (G2), Stymie. 2nd Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes (G1). 3rd Sam F. Davis (G3), Jim Dandy (G2), Whitney Stakes (G1).
SOLOMINI (Hip 662): 2nd FrontRunner (G1), Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1), Rebel (G2), 3rd Los Alamitos CashCall Futurity (G1), Arkansas Derby (G1), Affirmed (G3).
FREE DROP BILLY (Hip 104): 1st Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1), 2nd Sanford (G3), Hopeful (G1), Holy Bull (G2), 3rd Gotham (G3), Toyota Blue Grass (G2).
ARCHAGGELOS (Hip 2138): 1st Grey (G3), 2nd Woodhaven, 3rd Stanton.
CAMPAIGN (Hip 183): 1st Tokyo City Cup (G3).
HOLLYWOOD STAR (Hip 395): 2nd Saratoga Special (G2), Iroquois (G3).
LIFE’S A PARLAY (Hip 498): 1st Excelsior (G3), 2nd Gio Ponti.
KING ZACHARY (Hip 956): 1st Matt Winn (G3), Birdstone Stakes.
MISSISSIPPI (Hip 888): 3rd Florida Derby (G1).
COAT OF ARMS (IRE), (Hip 446): 2nd Galileo Irish E.B.F. Futurity (G2).
CANADIAN GAME (Hip 293): 3rd British Columbia Derby (G3).
GUNNISON (Hip 474): 1st Tale of the Cat.
WENTZ (Hip 1029): 2nd Frank Whiteley, Jr., 3rd Miracle Wood.
STRONGER (Hip 4154): 3rd Smooth Air.
TIGERBEACH (Hip 2001): 3rd Victoria.
The empirical data gathered by the robust power of the Classic Champion Thoroughbred Profile® software easily shows which horses have the potential to be quality stakes winners or classic champions.
From foal to finish line™, the Classic Champion Thoroughbred Profile® is a proven analytical tool you need for breeding, purchasing at auction and racing equine champions: http://bit.ly/2E99liF.