Guide to Pedigree Black Type

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Throughout this site you will notice horse's names are bolded of in CAPs in the Breeding section. This is black-type, and represents their show or racing record. It translates as the following:


  • Normal type - this shows a horse that is unshown or placed.
  • NORMAL UPPER CASE - this horse has won a class.
  • Bold lower case - this horse has placed in a Championship.
  • BOLD UPPER CASE - this is a show champion.

Arabs will include additional abbreviations such as + or /. These are given by the Arabian Horse Association to denote points earned in showing classes. Khemosabi ++++// denoted that he has earnt the Legion of Master and Legion of Excellence. More information can be found on the AHA website.


  • Normal type - placed or unraced.
  • NORMAL UPPER CASE - winner of a race.
  • Bold lower case - placed 2nd or 3rd at Group level.
  • BOLD UPPER CASE - Group/Listed/Grade race winner.
  • Italic text - when text is in italics (in bold or uppercase) this means they were run over fences.

This follows the standards used by Tattersalls in their sale catalogues.