Clarksdale, MS--the golden buckle on the cotton belt
Nothing in the pedigree NOT to like. I'm most impressed with the tail female to Cockade/Camanae. Cockade was the dam of the very, very fine chasing stallion by Sadler's Wells, Old Vic. Sire of Comply Or Die and Don't Push It, both of whom won the Grand National at Aintree. Kicking King won the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Old Vic, I think also got some top quality eventers, IIRC, but I haven't checked. Camenae and HER dam, Madrilene, are both stellar lines, especially for eventing/sport stallions. This female family is pure sport horse (and chasing) TB gold. Camenae's damsire was Vimy (Wild Risk), and you're going to find this line in Lauries Crusador through Cockade's full brother High Top, and there are many, many other High Tops in eventing. The sire of High Top and Cockade was Derring-Do, who is in Stan The Man, and is one of those lines to be cherished in sport and chasing. Madrilene was also the dam of Black Sky, who got sent to Germany and was the sire of the great dressage sire, Bolero, and other German WBs. You might want to read the current thread about Bolero, whose dressage bred daughters seemed to have no jumping talent at all. But Camenae and High Top certainly are lines who have produced jumping TBs.
You have Mt. Livermore, who doesn't have a line that hasn't produced for sport, and with Camenae gives you a double to Wild Risk. Fairy King is a full brother of Sadler's Wells who has quite a few event horses--in fact, as many and all over Europe as his brother. Papila is a superlative line for soundness over generations, although she is actually a bit better for toughness through her daughters.
Shirley Heights has got at least one son who has sired sport horses of various kinds in the UK--Golden Heights.
Green Dancer is one of the best of the Nijinsky's for sport, in large part because his dam comes from lines that are SF staples.
Euromill was also the dam of a California stallion named Bartok, but I know nothing at all about him.
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