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20 Feb, 18 tweets, 5 min read
@RichardHoiles A: Common link?
All Too Hard
Best Mate
Black Caviar
Bustino
Champ
Coneygree
Don Cossack
FootstepsintheSand
Frankel
Little Polveir
Long Run
Lord Gyllene
One for Arthur
Royal Athlete
Santini
Shannon Bridge
Snow Fairy
Top Notch Tonto
War of Attrition
West Tip
Yeats
B: Common link?
Arkle
Ballabriggs
Bridget
Corbiere
Crisp
Flying Bolt
Frankel Light
Hallo Dandy
HedgeHunter
Kicking King
L'Escargot
Master Tommytucker
Mon Mome
Monty's Pass
Mr Frisk
Night Nurse
Party Politics
Rhyme n Reason
Sizing John
C: Common link?
Arkle
Cyrname
Eclipse
Goshen
Imperial Commander
Kauto Star
NumberSixValverde
Party Politics
Shannon Bridge
Silver Birch
Winx
D: Common Link?
Bobbyjo
Cool Ground
Earth Summit
Eclipse
Jodami
Lord Gyllene
E: Common Link?
Bindaree
Blakeney
Cirrus des Aigles
Cool Ground
Diomed
Dockland's Express
Dunaden
Little Polveir
Royal Athlete
and yes, there is a common thread to A+B+C+D+E
Answer A: Their dam is a female straight line descendant of #TheByerleyTurk Mare10.
Answer B: Their dam is a female straight line decendent of #TheByerleyTurk Mare (Family 3 mainly)
Answer C: Their Sire's Dam is a direct female descendant of #TheByerleyTurk Mare10
Answer D: Their Sire's Dam is a direct female descendent of #TheByerleyTurk Mare ( family 3 or 8)
Answer E: Their sire is a straight line descendent of #TheByerleyTurk
Isn't it time to rethink the dominance of the 2 x other foundation stallions and, more importantly recognise that mitochondria - which deliver energy to cells - is only inherited on the female line?
Horse lines with the best mitochondria (from dams) were able to develop & inherit the best strength & power (from sires) #TheByerleyTurk & his mares need to be valued & recognised before they are lost from breeding lines @itvracing @chamberlinsport @RichardHoiles
Hi ITV Racing - how about mentioning #TheByerleyTurk 's role at the Battle of the Boyne this afternoon? richardmarshauthor.wordpress.com/tag/battle-of-…
Add MInella Drama to this - #TheByerleyTurk Mare family 41 - just like Arkle
Add Minella Drama to this - just like Arkle has dam tracing back to #TheByerelyTurk Mare9 (family 41) and sire's dam goes in straight line to #TheByerleyTurk Mare10 (family 1)
@RichardHoiles Add Secret Investor to this!
Add:
Secret Investor, Politologue and My Tent or Yours to Group A;
Minella Drama to Group B;
Soaring Glory, Sceau Royal, Beef or Salmon & My Tent or Yours to Group C;

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22 Feb
Chunking through Timeform to do justice to #TheByerleyTurk & his mares. This is no coincidence - with few exceptions, their direct line descendants are responsible for the Who's Who of racehorses, their influence is greater than Darley Arabian or Godolphin.
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21 Feb
#TheByeleryTurk 's influence on TB racing is often overlooked due to global investment in Darley/Godolphin studs Many truly great horses owe their success to their dam's mitochondria, or to physical development of their sire's line, due to superior mtDNA from their dam See below
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