Monday, April 25, 2016

Congratulations Dayna!

We are thrilled for Dayna Lynd-Pugh of Flying Tail Farm and her acquisition of the 2016 DF foal by The Twain out of Highland Empress! Dayna is a true connoisseur of fine Irish eventing lines, and she now will have the very top pedigree available stateside.

Full sibling ~  yearling colt, Master Twain DF 
Out of the mare, Highland Empress (BY MASTER IMP, OUT OF A CAVALIER ROYALE/CLOVER HILL MARE), this foal will possess the blood of Ireland’s very best, with close up relations including William Micklem’s stallion, Jackeroo, Zara Phillips’ High Kingdom, Karen O’Connor’s Mandiba, Clayton Fredrick’s Ben Along Time, Mary King’s Imperial Cavalier, and Tiana Coudray’s Ringwood Magister.

This foal is by The Twain, our Nation’s best bred Thoroughbred stallion for Eventing. The Twain is by Green Dancer, who 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 dollar winners, as well as steeplechase stars. Green Dancer was named the French Leading Sire in 1991. 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, sire of The Twain’s dam, was the greatest Thoroughbred stud in New Zealand racing history. He was Irish-bred and raced in Ireland, England, France and also in the U.S. in the Kentucky Derby. He was then bought and retired to stud in New Zealand, where he sired over 140 stakes winners and an extraordinary 45 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. THE TWAIN IS DIRECTLY RELATED TO OVER 40 RECENT WEG, OLYMPIC, AND 4**** TOP TEN FINISHERS, SUCH AS:

The Foreman
Gin & Juice
Calico Joe
All Luck
Toy Town
Critical Decision
Casoar des Touches
Mayhem III
Primmore’s Pride
Bonza Puzzle
Brandenberg’s Joshua
Connigar Bay
Hide And Seek II
Over To You
Moon Fleet
Orient Express
Carousel Quest
Two Thyme
Call Again Cavalier
Lamicell Charizard
Balmoral K.S. Roscoe
Kirby Park Allofasudden
Yeoman’s Point
La Biosthetique Sam
Lead The Way
Theodore O’Connor
Courageous Comet
Tipperary Liadnan
Neville Bardos
Calico Joe

Master Twain DF

Master Twain DF
We simply cannot wait to see what the future holds for this baby in Dayna's capable hands. Congratulations Dayna!!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Congratulations Arnell Sporthorses!

Earl McFall and Dinero at Galway Downs
We are very pleased to announce that Arnell Sporthorses has purchased Dinero for top international rider, Rebecca Braitling, to campaign at the upper levels of eventing. This full Thoroughbred has shown his incredible scope and ability for the sport in a very short time, and is most certainly going to shine in Bec's talented hands. Dinero began his career with Canadian Olympian, Hawley Bennett, and continued his education with Earl McFall through the Intermediate level. Arnell Sporthorses is known for their taste for upper crust horses, and Dinero is no exception to their rule. Congratulations to all!
Bec and Dinero make a beautiful pair


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