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There is statistical controversy afoot (here and here) about whether to use selected samples or entire populations in comparing the success of matings and crosses.

Emmeline Hill and partners are spicing up the breeding game with hints that genetics testing can foretell the quality of offspring (here). Will it doom the sport or be an exotic source of speculation for the mega-rich?

And the Keeneland January sale will tip off the New Year’s sale season beginning tomorrow, Jan. 11.  Some expectations for the auction are gently encouraging (here and here). The whole world will be watching; so, there’s no pressure, Geoffrey.