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Thoroughbred stallion with old bloodlines still standing - help?

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  • Thoroughbred stallion with old bloodlines still standing - help?

    I recently posted asking for information about Veronicas Sir and Schembechler, and figured I'd go a step further in asking for help.
    I am looking for older stallions - less public ones that you might know of in your local area probably - that have classic bloodlines up close such as the Ribot lines, Damascus, Herbager, Nijinsky, Halo,Transworld, Round Table, etc....
    Again - I know of the ones at the big stud farms that are advertised well, but sometimes the older guys aren't as advertised, or there's a gem in someones back yard that was never bred alot, but is well bred and well conformed. I am asking here because there is a wealth of knowledge about these horses on this forum, and everyone here always seems so willing to help. Thanks so much for reading and helping me out!!
    And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. Revelation 19:11

  • #2
    Repriced is still at Darby Dan - although they don't advertise him at all


    • #3
      This was my pride and joy:
      but he is no longer with us. Have offspring though.
      "Where knowledge ends violence begins." B. Ljundquist


      • #4
        You might want to ask over on the SportHorse Breeding forum. Some people over there stand TB stallions that are from the older lines.

        There is a thread going on over there now with a fairly long list of TB stallions that are still active.

        There is an older stud in Oklahoma, tail male Ambiorix, named French SeventyFive--or something like that.

        Here is a link to the Reines-de-Course website where Ms. Parker is looking for exactly the same things you are, more or less.

        It does seem to be a good bit out of date, though.
        "I'm a lumberjack, and I'm okay."
        Thread killer Extraordinaire


        • #5
          maybe something like this guy?


          he stands at Highcliff Farm in Delanson, NY. good looking boy, too.
          Different Times Equestrian Ventures at Hidden Spring Ranch


          • #6
            My friends own and stand

            I have a yearling filly by him that is stunning, and a full sibling on the way for the stallion owners.


            • #7
              I have seen a pic of this guy, but can't find it now.
              IIRC he looks like a sporthorse...



              • Original Poster

                Thanks everyone and keep them coming!
                I had looked at the Reines link before, but there aren't many there that are still standing.......
                And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. Revelation 19:11


                • #9
                  I don't know if this is the sort of thing you mean, but there are two sons of Horatius who are listed as standing: one in Virginia by Rainbow Ridge Tack and Feed, and one in Colorado by Menoken Farms. You can find them if you ask in the Bloodhorse Stallion Register.

                  Then there is Oakhurst Thoroughbreds in Oregon that stands close to eleven odd stallions for way cheap, including Dr. Litin (Broad Brush out of Winning Colors) and a Never Bend line stallion whose name begins with B.
                  They have a website, but I'm too lazy to look them up.

                  Highcliff in NY is also standing a Broad Brush son named Mr. Maybry or something like that.

                  Concern, another Broad Brush, stands in Oklahoma and is the sire of Good Night Shirt, Eclipse winning steeplechaser (hurdler) for this year.

                  Can you tell I'm interested in Domino?
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                  • #10
                    Here in WA we have Demon Warlock, who is one of only 2 stallions left in the western Hemisphere that descends directly from Gallant Man.

                    In last year's stallion directories, there was a farm in Texas that advertised some older stallions that hadn't had much of a shot at being good studs, who had some pretty old bloodlines. Of course, I can't find the farm or recall the stallions' names right now.

                    **Edit: The farm was Dormello Stud in Texas - it's no longer listed anywhere. One of their studs was The Great Prize, a half-brother to Skywalker sired by Le Fabuleux. Another was Sharan, who was by Mill Reef. Anyone know the status of that farm?
                    It's a uterus, not a clown car. - Sayyedati


                    • #11
                      Russian Courage stands at Cardiff Farms in CA. He is a son of Nijinsky II out of a Boldnesian mare.

                      We sold a Russian Courage colt last year, one of the most balanced athletic yearlings I have ever been around.


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by vineyridge View Post
                        Highcliff in NY is also standing a Broad Brush son named Mr. Maybry or something like that.

                        that would be maybry's boy. here's his info : http://www.highcliff.com/registry_pdf/maybrys_boy.pdf we actually were just down there looking at studs for a client's mare, and this stud's picture doesn't do him justice. nice horse.
                        Different Times Equestrian Ventures at Hidden Spring Ranch


                        • #13
                          Cute story

                          The owner of Good Night Shirt is thrilled with his 2007 year :-) The horse is named after an expression of his mother's.....
                          Shoulders back, hands down, leg ON!



                          • #14
                            Here is the TB Times page for Dormello Stud in Decatur, TX.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by vineyridge View Post
                              Here is the TB Times page for Dormello Stud in Decatur, TX.


                              You gotta admire Mr Wallis' idealism, and he's not just talking, he's doing his bit.

                              “Dormello is a private facility where we breed, prep, and race only our own horses,” said Wallis. “My goal is to have the first Texas-bred to win the Epsom Derby [Eng-G1] and/or the Arc [Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-G1)]
                              “I breed to race and so my agenda doesn't require that I purchase only the most popular or the speediest pedigrees. I can continue to let my horses develop at their pace, the way nature intended.”

                              “I have made it my personal quest to rescue older, slower developing bloodlines,” said Wallis. “They are not precocious enough to be popular in the sales rings, but they are still very important and will be sorely missed in a few years when we are down to only three or four sire lines.”
                              Fair play. Pity he won't get much of a chance to run horses in quality middle distance turf races in TX.


                              • #16
                                Dormello has High Estate. He's the sire of surprise 98 Derby (the real one) winner High Rise. Both are very attractive horses (High Rise went to Japan at least for a while)good sporthorse types as well as racehorses. Good outcrosses for modern TBs too.


                                • #17
                                  *I really LIKE this stallion... love his build, his temperment and his outlook on life.

                                  *I really like the get of this guy I've gotten to work with. I've met him in person but for the life of me I can't remember his conformation - but all 4 of his get that I've dealt with from a 5 year old down to yearlings are built alike from different mares.

                                  Maybe not quite so "old" lines...but not so popular stallions or breeding either around here.
                                  Crayola Posse~ on the bus in Mahognany


                                  • #18
                                    Crusader Sword

                                    This fellow might just be what you're looking for:


                                    Crusader is a G1 Stakes winner, bred by Paul Mellon, he now stands up at Foggy Bottom Farm in Geneseo, NY. Goregeous, athletic fellow - met him when I went up this past fall to pick up a weanling colt by him. He'll be 23 this year, and he only covers a few mares a year but seems to do really well with getting them in foal. Even at his age, he looks amazing and moves really well - love this guy. My colt is a lot like him, except chestnut - very solid, great long lengs, really nice shoulder and hind end. His get seem to have a fair amount of success on the track, but the ones I've seen certainly look like they'd make great sporthorses, too. Take a look at him! Foggy Bottom farm has a website... just google search it. The owner is really lovely, too, easy to deal with.
                                    "Your little finger and your mind can move a 1000 pound horse." - Dominique Barbier


                                    • #19
                                      the crusader sword babies that i've dealt with have all been very sweet, good minds, nice temperments. NOT the greatest conformation, but considering the mediocre mares that most of these babies were out of, i can't pin it on him. That being said, i really like his breeding, and his pictures show a pretty decently put together horse. and people around me tend to think of CS horses as being consistent, not necessarily the most fabulous things, but will give you consistent efforts every time. I'd give him a second look if i had a mare that i though might cross well.
                                      Different Times Equestrian Ventures at Hidden Spring Ranch


                                      • #20
                                        I would second Timex's comment about the mare. Should have mentioned, my colt is out of a pretty nice Roberto line mare who has a good sporthorse build herself. Though I would say Crusader did improve on her a bit. Yes, very sweet temperment, very willing and easy to work with.
                                        "Your little finger and your mind can move a 1000 pound horse." - Dominique Barbier