The reinforcement contingencies of the present study may have controlled self-reports so strongly that referent performance, rather than assuming prepotency
over attentional resources at the expense of self-observation, wilted in "the heat of battle" caused by time pressure.
It is a fact that many great sires, Sadler's Wells and Danehill included, have been pure-breeding bays, but so have a lot of rank-bad sires, so that little area of prepotency
signifies nothing of any consequence.
for coat colour should not be taken as an indication that a horse is prepotent for any characteristics more meaningful in the athletic ability department.
But it was just a footnote to the unlikely tale of how a EUR32 million syndication became an industry worth close to half a billion pounds, all generated by one horse blessed with the gifts of prepotency
, fertility and stamina - gifts as sought after and nearly as hard to grasp as the mythical fountain of youth in the dreams and schemes of stallion masters everywhere.
A geneticist would understand that the result varies depending on prepotency
, lack of dominance, etc, which is not understood by reading books or studying into the early hours trying to find those affinities without a statistical understanding of the subject.
This must result in different bloodlines gaining prepotency
A great sire's own prepotency
is the key to his success, and he shows it by transmitting his superior genes to progeny of mares from a variety of backgrounds.
Nowadays, the prepotency
of figures is most noticeable in all-weather racing, where stand-out horses are consistently well backed.