Clarksdale, MS--the golden buckle on the cotton belt
RIP Red Ransom
That leaves Dynaformer as the last of the great sire sons of Roberto who stood most of their careers in North America.
RR was euthanized as the result of surgery complications. He was a good source of stamina and will be missed as yet another sire link to Hail To Reason and Turn-To. Bred by Paul Mellon from a Damascus mare (Arabia), RR, like so many Mellon horses, was the product of a superb pedigree, and was able to pass those qualities on to so many of his offspring.
"I'm a lumberjack, and I'm okay." Thread killer Extraordinaire
Crap. This is the stuff I miss out on while I'm off on maternity leave! The farm I work for owned all/part of him.... not real certain but I never got to meet him since he's on another continent! RIP Red Ransom!
as EventingChase said I have a Red Ransom baby (Cockleshell). We call him "Ransom" cause his previous owners and I were not creative at all! He raced on turf and is now my eventer! He is the sweetest, kindest horse and isn't too bad at his job either!! RIP RR!