STB bloodlines - exceptional (or not) temperaments

Discussion in 'Horse Racing' started by painter, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. Sorrel

    Sorrel Well-known Member

    I like Northern Lights and Mystical Prince (have one of each) for producing good looking progeny and quick learners :)
     
  2. Gaia

    Gaia Gold Member

    My neighbour had a Northern Lights. Not a bad looking horse, a bit hot, but boy, could he move. Another sire thats not renown for throwing good legs tho.
     
  3. Lokenzo

    Lokenzo Gold Member

    I had the most sweetest Northern Lights mare, she had a temperament to die for but was turned out in both front legs. She also had a soft pellet, another thing Northern Lights was a bit reknown for throwing unfortunately.

    Have always been a fan of old San Simeon. Everything we had by him could run, they were packed jammed with attitude (character, nothing nasty) and we had so much success on the track with them with San Sam, Even Par, etc.
     
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2009
  4. Gaia

    Gaia Gold Member

    I had a San Simeon years ago. Lots of bling! Chestnut, 4 white socks and a big blaze.
     
  5. kp

    kp Well-known Member

    Had a few Northern Lights, liked the geldings. Had a couple of fillies when they were young. They were very difficult. Had a reputation for throwing difficult fillies. Don't know if they were the sort of horses that settled down once they grew up though. He also threw lots of roarers. However none of mine ever had this problem. And all of mine had nice straight legs too.
     
  6. Ali

    Ali Well-known Member

    I had an old San Simeon boy, Sea Strike. Got him as a pleasure hack in '96 and only parted with him in March this year as I had to cut down my numbers. Gave him to a nice family in Bakers Hill as a pet/occasional plod ride. He has the best character, really easy to handle,lovely natured boy, I really miss him. He was awesome to ride out as he would out pace everyone we rode with :)
     
  7. Sorrel

    Sorrel Well-known Member

    Had 3 San Simeons a chestnut colt, brown filly and chestnut mare - all had long faces, high strung, all no good on the track :)

    A friend owns Orange Sovereign and most of the colts he has produced are tall, solid, handsome and sensible.

    Any views on Rich & Spoilt ?
     
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2009
  8. Lokenzo

    Lokenzo Gold Member

    An old friend owned San Simeon himself. He rescued him out of a paddock with no idea who he was, San Simeon had been listed dead. He was such a lovely stallion and it was so awesome the night at GP when Peter snuck SS up behind Lou Austin while he was talking about him with no idea the horse was alive let alone right behind him. SS put his head over Lou's shoulder and Lou teared up on the track, was a beautiful night.

    The prettiest SS we had was Rich Sango. Won about 5 or 6 races from memory, was a beautiful brown gelding with star, snip and socks. I wanted him as a riding horse, the most beautiful temperament.

    San Sam arrived to us off a truck. My Grandfather brought him in NZ without telling my Grandma and then he passed away. The horse just rocked up and we had no idea about him. He won his first 9 straight in Perth for us by massive margins. Was an awesome horse to ride, I had a ball on him and he is still with family in Harvey after having been a successful endurance horse.

    Even Par used to race with the likes of Mount Eden etc in those days. Beautiful big stallion who won good money for his time.

    We have had many more by him through our place, only 1 that was hot (she was also chestnut!), Miss Time Change but boy she could run. It was a shame she did a tendon before she had a chance on the track as she was quick. SS is a personal favourite of mine along with Mystical Prince.

    Anyone know much about The Sunbird Hanover? Only 1 I know of is really sweet but nervy.
     
  9. Court Eagle

    Court Eagle Well-known Member

    The Sunbird Hanover sired Copper Canyon. Has anyone got any info on Copper Canyon??
    Similar story my friend rescued him out of a paddock when he was in his teens, has the most dreadful scarring wounds on him. Is now a fat and happy childrens pony living out his retirement in his late 20s:)
     
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2009
  10. Sorrel

    Sorrel Well-known Member

    I had Copper Canyon (Sunny) as a stallion quite a few years ago, got him free from a trainer in Byford, he won a few Reserve Champ Stallion sashes and placed in harness class as well, he did have scars on his knees from racing but showed with them and was in show condition when I gave him to a girl in Wandi as I had him gelded, he had a lovely kind and willing temperament and last I heard he was a fantastic ridden pony, he has obviously been passed on a few times since.

    I am at work so when I get home in 2wks will look up his show results and pm you.

    Glad to hear he is again being looked after and enjoying retirement

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    Last edited: Sep 29, 2009
  11. Gaia

    Gaia Gold Member

    Copper Canyon was a really sweet horse, easy to handle as a stallion. Makes me sad to think he ended up not being looked after well, but glad to hear he is living a good life now. Unfortuntley it happens all to often.
     
  12. Coz

    Coz Well-known Member

    What about Admiral Halsey USA bloodlines? does anyone know anything about them?
     
  13. kp

    kp Well-known Member

    The Admiral Halsey horses have proeven to be very successful in the show ring. We had a couple many years ago. One was very nervy and highly strung. The other was really quiet. Both completely different types of horse also. One was very fine and pretty. The other was very heavy and a bit boof headed.

    As for Rich and Spoilt. Haven't had one yet. But they seem to have a good reputation, I have never heard anything bad about them. They seem to be well behaved on course, at least the ones I have seen have been.
     
  14. Court Eagle

    Court Eagle Well-known Member

    would love to see some of his results! Will also see if i can find a pic for you of the kids riding him:)
     
  15. Lokenzo

    Lokenzo Gold Member

    One of my best mates leased Copper Canyon for a while and learnt so much on him. She gave him back when she was ready to move on from the Stbs. I spoke to Jemma recently and she said he was looking really well now and sent me some pictures :)

    From what I can tell The Sunbird Hanover often through solid chestnuts with very 'rectangle' heads. The one I know also was VERY similar to look at as Copper Canyon. I forgot they were the same sire.

    Here is Trepanic when we had him by The Sunbird Hanover.
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    Last edited: Sep 29, 2009
  16. Coz

    Coz Well-known Member

    Thats interesting, thanks kp :) this particular gelding I am working with by Admiral Halsey is quite nervy/jumpy, but really tries his heart out once you get to know him. Havent ridden him yet, but apparently when he gets scared, his legs just go everywhere, but his body doesnt!! should be interesting :p
     
  17. kp

    kp Well-known Member

    How old is the horse you are dealing with coz? The Admiral Halsay stock would be getting a bit old now. He hasn't been around for a while now.
     
  18. Lauren

    Lauren Gold Member

    Rode one from Admiral Halsay.
    Hugest movement i've ever seen!
    Absolutely stunning gelding, wasn't nervous at all :)
     
  19. Gaia

    Gaia Gold Member


    Lol, def a BIG moving horse!
    Dunno bout the Admiral Halsey cause only know a couple, but Admirals Christmas stock are proving themselves to be extremely good temperament horses, AND of course, you have the added bonus of having a successful show horse :D For a stallion, Nick has always been a gentleman in the show ring and NEVER once, in the 11 or so years I have shown with him have I ever seen him get bully, uncontrollable or roar. All his progeny that have been out showing have all had a temperament to die for.
     
  20. Lauren

    Lauren Gold Member

    Pmsl, thats for sure.. maybe a bit to big LOL.
    Was to big for mum.

    Just curious, who do standies tend to have such huge trots? Is it because of the pacing?
    Is their anyone who breed standies for ridden? not racing?
     

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