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Stardust Desire is the taproot mare of a successful tail-female family, which includes noted producers Genuine Desire, Desire Some Freckles and Playguns Desire.

In The Blood: The Science of the Tail-Female Line

The tail-female line is the bottom line of mares in the bracket pedigree. I consider this line of mares as the foundation of the pedigree, and it is usually the first place I go when I am looking at the pedigree.
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In The Blood — Catnaps & Her Foals

The mare Catnaps has started her broodmare career off in a big way, with more than $304,000 in earnings from her first money-earning performers. Those foals –  which includes a star cutter and standout cow horse – have pedigrees with vastly different breeding patterns.
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In The Blood: Broodmare Sire Effect & Here Comes The Boon

When studying a pedigree, we look at the sire record for the stallion and a produce record for the mare for analysis. It seems obvious that we need good stallions and mares to produce good foals, but many have come to realize the significance of a quality mare and the broodmare sire effect in the production of a foal.