From Foal To Finish Line™: Classic Champion Thoroughbred Profile®

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.

BEHAVIOR INDEX

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.

RACING

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.

SALES

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.

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.

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 debut of our software as a sales analysis tool, we now have a total of 54 horses profiled at auction that have won or placed in national and international stakes competition.

2018 SALES

WELLS BAYOU (Hip 3281):1st Louisiana Derby (G2). 2nd Southwest Stakes (G3).

NADAL (Hip 1279): 1st Rebel Stakes. 1st San Vicente Stakes (G2).

ENFORCEABLE (Hip 76): 1st LeComte Stakes (G3). 2nd Risen Star Stakes (G2). 3rd Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity Stakes (G1).

MAX PLAYER (Hip 929): 1st Withers Stakes (G3).

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)

EXCESSION (Hip 855): 2nd Rebel Stakes (G2).

SCABBARD (Hip 802): 2nd Iroquois Stakes (G3). 2nd Saratoga Special (G2).

MONARCH OF EGYPT (Hip 554): 2nd Keeneland Phoenix Stakes (Group 1). 2nd Gain Railway Stakes (Group 2).

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).

KUNAL (Hip 1640): 3rd Cup and Saucer Stakes.

BODECREAM (Hip 1722): Texas Turf Mile 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.

OCEAN ANTLANTIQUE (Hip 490): 1st Victrix Maiden Stakes. 2nd As D’atout Maiden Stakes.

2017 SALES 

COUNTRY HOUSE (Hip 2203): 2nd Kentucky Derby (G1), placed 1st in DQ. 2nd Risen Star Stakes (G2). 3rd Arkansas Derby (G1).

SPANISH MISSION (Hip 433): 1st Bahrain Trophy (G3), Jockey Club Derby Invitational Stakes. 2nd British Stallion Studs E.B.F. Cocked Hat Stakes. 3rd Qatar Gordon Stakes (G3).

GLOBAL CAMPAIGN, (Hip 1230): 1st Peter Pan Stakes (G3). 3rd Jim Dandy Stakes (G2).

HARVEY WALLBANGER (Hip 176): 1st Holy Bull Stakes (G2).

STANDARD DEVIATION (Hip 1630): 1st Tale of the Cat Stakes, Jersey Derby.  3rd Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity Stakes (G1), Hollywood Derby (G1), 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.

IL PARADISO (Hip 201): 1st Curragh Summer Festival Handicap. 3rd Lexus Melbourne Cup Handicap (Group 1), Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup Stakes (Group 2).

DUCKETT’S GROVE (Hip 1513): 1st Close Brothers Property Finance Handicap, Bet Toteswinger At Totesport.com Novice Stakes.

 2016 SALES

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.