I am wondering if any names in their respective pedigrees mean anything good for Sporthorse breeding?
I am told the first mare, Sea Jet, has a good pedigree for racing but I think I recognize names that mean good things for hunter/jumper breeding but I am not sure about anything when it comes to TB pedigrees!!
Both mares are nicely bred. I see the second one has Princequillo 'way back. Unfortunately, my knowledge of sporthorse-specific TB lines is limited to the older names like Hyperion, Man 'o' War, Bull Lea and others of the bygone days.
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Well, there is a lot to say about both. One thing about the second mare that jumped out is that she is Chieftain tail male. Shaab, the TB sire of British eventer Shaabak, who came second at Badminton this spring and either is or isn't at the Olympics because of an injury, is damsire Chieftain--IIRC.
The first mare is impressive, but I have some doubts about Unbridled's gets' soundness even though they are beautifully bred for eventing. Unbridled and Raise A Native doubles are probably not the safest breeding for soundness. Eight Belles had those lines in multiples. But if your mare is older, she may be past the dangerous stage.
Will send a PM later, if I can find time.
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Yes, I'd love to know more! My mare (the first one) doesn't have any soudness issues... she does with FENCES LOL! No really, she is simply a bit injury-prone, thankfully most of them due to foolishness around flies!
Otherwise sound and solid. Raced 12 times from 2 to 4 years of age and retired sound (I think?).
The second mare is the dam of my GOV mare. She made it into MMB and received a premium!
"There are virtually no Thoroughbred stallions left anywhere whose pedigrees aren’t loaded with Nearco blood, through Northern Dancer, Bold Ruler, Mr. Prospector, and a host of other stallions. Rep’s pedigree is completely free of any Nearco blood, making him a rare outcross."
My farrier just loves this stallion.
"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." - Churchill
No one has anything to say or did it simply slip below more interesting threads?
I was waiting for the experts to post.
I am not an expert. Just know what I like and who I've watched race.
You've got Alydar and Easy Goer, and of course Bold Ruler.
Go back further in the bloodlines, and you should find Nearco.
You mare has some very good racing bloodlines. So enjoy her and maybe the experts will evaluate her lines for you.