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2014 Plate Winner Lexie Lou: Under the Microscope

When Dr. Mike Colterjohn was alive, he loved few things as much as a healthy debate over pedigrees. It was a passion he shared with his wife, Dr. Moira Gunn, the other half of Queen’s Plate-winning breeders Paradox Farm Inc. of Caledon East, ON. “Mike followed a lot of the original theories of Tesio,” Gunn said. “I was a huge fan of Margaret Neal. Somebody who was hugely influential to me and therefore in some ways to Mike is Norman Hall. To me, after Tesio, after Margaret Neal, I think Norm Hall has had a real impact in the way we look at pedigrees. “When you look at Lexie Lou’s pedigree, it follows one of the most basic types of theories, whether you go with Tesio, Margaret Neal or pedigree guru Norman Hall. Sligo Bay is line bred and in-bred to Nearco. His father, Sadlers Wells, is the same. So,…

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