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Yet Another TB Pedigree Question

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  • Yet Another TB Pedigree Question

    A friend of mine asked me about these bloodlines and I didn't have a thing to offer.


    http://www.equineline.com/Free-5X-Pe...me=Darby's On My Mind&dam_name=Area Code&foaling_year=2005&nicking_stats_indicator=Y
    Show me your horse and I will tell you who you are.

  • #2
    Try this link instead:



    • Original Poster

      Thanks. I only recognized names way, WAY back.

      Anybody know the more relavent lines and how they would translate into sporthorse disciplines.
      Show me your horse and I will tell you who you are.


      • #4
        I remember seeing Air Forbes One. He was a handsome horse.
        Beyond that...most of what I know anything about is 4 gens back: IrishCastle, His Majesty x 2 and Never Bend
        Providence Farm


        • #5
          Well, here, I'll help you out. Viney's post on TV Lark and Indian Hemp:


          (Your horse has Indian Hemp in the 5th)

          Never Bend was one of the eventing greats, according to my notes.

          The double His Majesty gives you double Ribot, which also doubles your Bachelor's Double. Again, according to my notes, he was nearly ubiquitous in 4* event horses in the 1960's. Looking at the linebreeding report, you actually have 10x9x9x10 to him. Ribot was pretty nutty, but I don't know if that comes through when linebred on him.

          I think that Air Forbes One produced some sport horses, but I might be misremebering.

          That's about all I got, but perhaps Vineyridge will come in and set me straight


          • Original Poster

            Thanks for the info! Anybody else?
            Show me your horse and I will tell you who you are.


            • #7
              Cormorant was a very nice horse, who was standing in New York for $10K in 1990, with his youngsters averaging about $20K at the TB auctions.

              Mehmet was likewise a nice horse who threw good looking horses, though apparently not quite as successful as Cormorant. He was standing in Ky for $5K in 1990-- but Ky. is a pretty competitive place for stallions!

              There's also significant line-breeding going on here: Cormorant and Mehmet are both by His Majesty, who also sired Pleasant Colony. I'm pretty sure I've heard Pleasant Colony mentioned as a good producer of sport horses. All 3 were, IMO, of good size and type for sport.

              As is so common in TB pedigrees, you have to go to the bottom line before hitting the total unknowns.


              • #8
                One thing we forget when we look at His Majesty is that the dam, Flower Bowl, was one of the all time greats and has a superlative pedigree for sport. It's so good it almost makes one want to cry. Those lines have been swamped by Northern and Native Dancer and shuttling. The sport goodness of Graustark and His Majesty comes from both sides of the pedigree.
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                • Original Poster

                  Thanks for the info everyone!!
                  Show me your horse and I will tell you who you are.