What Is Stallion Match ® ?
The remarkable Stallion Match facility for the first time provides breeders with the ability to
identify other high class horses that have the same pattern as the mating they are considering.
The Stallion Match web page is a hypothetical mating facility which will show Graded
Stakes Winners from around the world that have a similar pedigree to your
proposed mating. Based on the concept of "Dig for Gold where Gold has been
found before", it makes sense that your breeding plans should look to replicate
pedigrees of champion runners and the analysis should look at the entire pedigree.
The Results List
This list will appear on the left side
of the page after you click the “Match Similar Pedigrees” button. It shows
Graded Stakes winning horses that have a similar pedigree to your proposed
Results List Columns
CSI or Common
Similarity Index is a measure of how close the pedigree of the
Graded Stakes Winner matches the hypo-mating. In general, values above 18
indicate a strong similarity. As a rule of thumb, if the results list shows 4
or more horses with CSI of 18 or above, it is usually a good mating. If it
shows 2 or more horses with CSI above 20, it is usually an exceptional mating.
(The Results List is sorted by the CSI column, so the closest matches will
appear at the top. )
E is for Exact
matches - this column shows a count of the number of ancestors in the 5-gen
pedigree which appear in Exactly the same position. .
A 20/20 Mating
A 20/20 mating occurs
when a pattern has two or more Graded Stakes Winners with CSI values above 20.
This indicates that this pedigree is exceptional as there are at least two
superior horses with a very similar pattern.