Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Progress Report on Globetrotter

I have posted an update to Globetrotter which includes the 2011 performance update and stallion listings. This will probably be the last time you need to replace your database since we are moving towards a web based database that you can access either through PedigreeGuru or through your Globetrotter program and ultimately with your i-phone or i-pad..

We have relocated both the PedigreeGuru and PedigreeMatching sites to a new server - much faster and more secure. Over the next few weeks we will be redesigning the sites to make them more compatible and making cosmetic changes to remove redundant info and links.

The new web presence will be known as PM-Online and will combine the two websites as well as offering pedigree databases for both Standardbred and Thorobred pedigrees using Globetrotter and Globerunner respectively. The Globetrotter database will incorporate standardbreds, cold blood trotters and Tennessee Walking Horses while the Globerunner database will feature Thorobreds and Quarterhorse pedigrees.

We are working on the ultimate pedigree matching tool, what we call the EasyMate button. Type in your mare, select where you want to breed and how much you want to pay and EasyMate will give you a ranked list of stallion options. This will be available as an App for mobile users. The App will also feature instant yearling ratings as a basis for your yearling inspections.

Sounds like fun Eh?


  1. It sounds great Norman. Good to see that you keep up the good work even with politicians in Ontario and Pennsylvania causing trouble for the horse racing business.
    Best regards from Denmark
    Aage Hansen

  2. WOW! That will be a great service to those of us still in the industry---if there is one. Thanks again, Norman.

  3. Thank you Norman, I appreciate all that you do for the Standardbred and the industry.

  4. can't wait Norm--my wife is not going to be happy about this!

  5. Went to tools for update and its not responding. Should I be doing something different Norm?

  6. The instructions for replacing the database are on the Links section. The old update process in the Globetrotter program no longer works due to complications with new versions of Windows.

  7. Hi Norman,
    Thanks for everything.

    I am having trouble with the database file. It tells me that the compressed zip folder is invalid.

    Any clues? The September one worked fine.

    Any help would be great

  8. Hi Norman,
    ignore my last post - it downloaded ok from the Notes page. Sorry

  9. I am really looking forward to this move towards a web based database. Thank you Norman and take care!

  10. Hi Norm. I need to upgrade from my plain old cell phone. I am considering an I-phone, and just want to check that it will be compatible with all the new upgrades that you are working on. Not very technically savvy, so hoping you will confirm that this will be okay. Thanks, Kathy

  11. Norman

    What is the timing of this sensational new release of Globetrotter?

    Breeding season is just months away for us down under and am getting ready to match my mares.

    When can I dump my old Globetrotter setup that is well and truly out of date?

    When is the App due for release?



  12. It looks like you will have to make do with your well and truly out of date program for at least three months. I am on my third computer programming firm and still struggling to find one that has anyone that knows anything about pedigrees. It seems simple to me but what my son created 14 years ago with no programming training seems to defy the new breed of programmers..