By: Ken McLean
BIG BROWN is inbred 3x3 to Northern Dancer via speed sons Danzig and Nureyev, yet inherits classic speed from inbreeding to Damascus/Round Table. His genetic pattern indicates it was no fluke he became a Champion racehorse with clean airflow. Damascus carries the strain of Perfume II, a female genetic relative of Nasrullah and Royal Charger. Thus, it makes sense to reinforce Nearco, Blenheim and Mumtaz Mahal.
BIG BROWN needs mares with a "daughter" of Northern Dancer (especially daughters of More Than Ready or Southern Halo). Mares with Hail to Reason, Seattle Slew, Blushing Groom, and Mr. Prospector are also ideal matings. Daughters of Woodman, Seeking the Gold, and Silver Ghost supply an exciting cross.