Thursday, February 21, 2013

Dragonfire Welcomes Thoroughbred Stallion "The Twain" To It's Sport Horse Breeding Program

The Twain's Pedigree
Dragonfire is extremely proud to announce the addition of the The Twain to our roster of stallions. The Twain boasts the bluest of blood from across North America, Europe, New Zealand and Ireland, and now this grand stallion is available to you! If you want to breed an International Eventing Star, look no further than Wilton, California. The Twain is the perfect choice for Warmblood or Irish mare owners looking for more blood, as well as a smart cross for Thoroughbred mares that need more substance and style. The Twain will be standing the 2013 season at Dragonfire, and will be covering Lady's Comet (sister to Courageous Comet) by Comet Shine, as well as Highland Empress (sister to Olympic Eventing mounts Ringwood Magister, Mandiba, High Kingdom) by Master Imp for 2014 foals.

Green Dancer
The Twain's sire, Green Dancer, was a stakes winner in France, winning the French Classic before retiring to stud. He went on to Kentucky for breeding, where he sired many million dollars winners, as well as steeplechase stars. Green Dancer was named the French Leading Sire in 1991.

Nijinsky in retirement
The Twain brings the blood of NIJINSKY to the front of his papers as his grandsire. During Nijinsky's brilliant career, he became an English Triple Crown Winner, set a European earnings record, was Europe's Horse of the Year in 1970, and was syndicated for a world-record price. He was historically important for establishing the international reputation of his sire, Northern Dancer. Retired to stud at Claiborne Farm in Kentucky, Nijinsky was the Leading Sire in Great Britain, Ireland and eventually the Leading Broodmare Sire in North America.

Sir Tristram
The Twain's damsire, Sir Tristram, was the greatest thoroughbred stud in New Zealand racing history. He was Irish-bred, and raced in Ireland, England, France and also the US in the Kentucky Derby. He was then bought and retired to stud in New Zealand where he sired over one hundred and forty stakes winners, and an extraordinary forty five group one winners, including three Melbourne Cup Winners. One of the most sought after performance sire lines of modern day breeding, Sir Tristram's influence has been incredibly widespread particularly in International Show Jumping and Eventing.

Proof is in the pudding, so check out the names of these recent CCI****, Olympic, and WEG TOP TEN FINISHERS that are directly related to Twain through Nijinsky's sire line as well as Sir Tristram's sire line.

  1. The Foreman
  2. Gin & Juice
  3. All Luck
  4. Toy Town
  5. Critical Decision
  6. Casoar des Touches
  7. Nullabor
  8. Mayhem III
  9. Primmore's Pride
  10. Bonza Puzzle
  11. Poilu
  12. Brandenberg's Joshua
  13. Connigar Bay
  14. Hide And Seek II
  15. Over To You
  16. Moon Fleet
  17. Hyppolyte
  18. Upstage
  19. Orient Express
  20. Carousel Quest
  21. Two Thyme
  22. Call Again Cavalier
  23. Lamicell Charizard
  24. Woodburn
  25. Balmoral K.S. Roscoe
  26. Kirby Park Allofasudden
  27. Yeoman's Point
  28. Lenamore
  29. Shaabrak
  30. Snip
  31. Silence
  32. La Biosthetique Sam
  33. Lead The Way
  34. Theodore O'Connor
  35. Courageous Comet
  36. Tipperary Liadnan
  37. Neville Bardos
And... ADD 2013 Rolex Top Ten finishers Calico Joe and Donner to the list!


We currently have three of Twain's offspring here at Dragonfire. The oldest, "Classic Twain" is four this season and will be beginning his Eventing career. His look is very "Classic", something that The Twain stamps onto all of his get. Furthermore, they are kind, easy going and all athletes. What more can you ask for?!

Classic Twain

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