HomeAuthorKen McLean, Author at Stallions

August 18, 2020

STALLION managers in both hemispheres must surely be impressed by the rise to fame of Darley’s stallion Shamardal (Giant’s Causeway-Helsinki by Machiavellian), sire of three undefeated juvenile colts in Europe last year, namely Pinatubo, Earthlight and Victor Ludorum. He is also the sire of Blue Point, Champion English Sprinter who last year won the Royal...

July 22, 2020

An example of 3mx2f inbreeding to Sadler’s Wells JUDDMONTE Farms, based at Newmarket and Lexington, is one of the most successful thoroughbred racing and breeding enterprises in the world. Established by Prince Khalid bin Abdullah in 1977, Juddmonte Farms is the home of many champion racehorses and influential sires. The Prince’s racing and breeding stock...

December 19, 2017

Caption: Teddy (FR) (Ajax-Rondeau by Bay Ronald) In Australia, our yearling catalogues reveal the progression of specific lines that are deemed commercially popular. As we skip through those catalogue pages we discover a host of youngsters with duplications of Danzig and his son Danehill. Each year we see a growing proportion of Australian yearlings inbred...

July 25, 2017

Photo: Canny Lad  (Bletchingly-Jesmond Lass by Lunchtime (GB)) Published: April 2017 TWO of the most dominant sires in Australia today are Redoute’s Choice (Danehill (USA)-Shantha’s Choice) and I Am Invincible (Invincible Spirit (IRE)-Cannarelle), both produced from daughters of champion Canny Lad. Many years ago Norman Carlyon and his wife Dizzy asked me to recommend suitable...



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