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If you had to choose.....( fixed links I hope...)

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  • If you had to choose.....( fixed links I hope...)

    If you had to choose as a broodmare prospect for eventing , which would you choose?
    This one
    or this one
    asking for a friend
    Last edited by elizabeth Callahan; Nov. 3, 2018, 10:34 AM.

  • #2
    Sorry Elizabeth Callahan, but the first link went to an error page.
    They don't call me frugal for nothing.
    Proud and achy member of the Eventing Grannies clique.


    • #3
      I'm not an expert. All I can tell you is my personal preferences. I prefer Harriet because I'm more partial to Danzig than Storm Cat. Love both of their names though! Hoping some pedigree gurus chime in so I can learn more.
      They don't call me frugal for nothing.
      Proud and achy member of the Eventing Grannies clique.


      • #4
        Whichever one was better put together and proven it was sound in limb & brain under saddle


        • #5
          I think it's pretty much a toss-up. I'd prefer the tail female on the second one because she goes back to Pretty Polly. The first one has Spectacular Bid closer than the second one has Mongo. They both have doubles to Mr. P, but the first one has more successful racing sire sons than the second one. Both go back to mares by My Babu.
          Danzig has been a very successful line in North American eventing. Fanfreluche is the dam of Family Ties by Sir Ivor; Family Ties went Down Under and was the sire of Ann Kursinski's Eros and had two get in the same British 4* at the same time, but I forget which one.

          In the first one, the lines that are most promising IMO are Danzig, Spectacular Bid, Con Game, Nijinski, File, Cox's Ridge, Quibu, Valid Appeal, Roi Dagobert, Secretariat, Fanfreluche, Night Invader and Rose Babu only because of My Babu.

          In the second one, the lines that are most promising are Terlingua, Drumtop (dam of Drums of Time, another stallion sent Down Under who became a well proved sport horse sire with multiple 4* descendants. She is from the Rough Shod family through a daughter who also has shown up in sport horse pedigrees), Blushing Groom, Prince John, Graffiti, Key To the Mint, Sea-Bird, Slapton Sands, Distinctive (by Never Bend), and everything down to the bottom in the 4th generation and back, except tail female on the first page--But the MtDNA is still Pretty Polly's.

          If I were you, I'd pay Pedigree Query $10 for a one month membership and look at the nine generation pedigree, percentages of ancestors, equivalents and some more of their special reports for breeders and go from there--always assuming that the mares are both sterling examples of sport horse type thoroughbreds and can breed.

          Last edited by vineyridge; Nov. 3, 2018, 03:59 PM.


          • #6
            Just on paper and, keeping in mind that the horse cannot read, definitely #2. By a wide margin.
            "He lives in a cocoon of solipsism"


            • #7
              Just on paper...Soothing Bell is more likely to be my type and has more of the lines I want for event horse breeding. But both are nice pedigrees.
              ** Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. ~Winston Churchill? **


              • #8
                Based on only that - Soothing Belle would be my choice.