TBL takes deep insight to breeding aspects which are not ‘daily’ accounted for, but what ‘backgrounds’ many superior pedigrees. 

It’s where the more superior champions take the depth & power: defining ancestral strains, defining ‘traits’ which dominate chiefly above the rest. 

That particular trait is the brilliance, the classic consistent Sundridge. Sire of Lady Josephine, her daughter Lady Juror to be dam of Nasrullah, Fair Trial. Look for Solario (IRE)/Sunstar (GB) SunBriar (FR) = SUNDRIDGE.

An earlier blog – the pedigree subject Mongolian Khan, 2015 New Zealand and Australian Derby winner and Caulfield Cup winner.

(update sidenote: Feb/2019 – 3 years later, the Mongolian Khan progeny are impressive individuals, nice-types, clean & much to please one’s eye – definition of bone, the shoulder, length of leg, scope in the individual.)


** Tesio’s Nearco – the dynastic genetic bull universally changed the breed and he was the sire of all.

Tesio recognized Nearco was brilliant but thoughtfully suggested not a true stayer. Franco Varola came to advise where Nearco’s progeny though brilliant at 2, the 3 year olds at end of the racing season did not show much interest thereafter.

In general it can be said that many progeny today, containing within, high  dosage(s) of Nearco, don’t stick around for the long-term. Super-charged precocious athletic & at first brilliant….then, hmmmm somewhat fading.

Find the old-blood, (Teddy, Gainsborough, Chaucer, Blenheim, Bayardo, Swynford, Man O War, War Admiral, Tourbillon and more…) a greater concentration of genetic substance has un ‘worked’.  Nearco appears like a one-way alley, no-exit street upon our pedigree chart.

Mongolian Khan –  (Holy Roman Emperor from Centafit (by Centaine) bred by Grenville Stud in Tasmania provides a pedigree with attitude.

Old bloods namely, The Mighty Atom alias Hyperion from Gainsborough from Bayardo, throwing genetic charge, deeply complemented by the Lady Josephine/Juror families whom we recognize as Nasrullah, Mahmoud, Fair Trial and Badruddin.

the fine, restrained, underlying crescendos (through family strains) to ‘fire’ the nucleus of the thoroughbred. Like peaks and falls through the cycles of generations, the individual ‘highlights’ what has gone on beforehand.

Mongolian Khan was bred by McCulloch in partnership with Coolmore Stud but when the colt was put through the sale ring at a William Inglis weanling sale McCulloch bought it back for $9,000 to buy out Coolmore’s share. “I sent the colt to New Zealand and sold him at the yearling sale for $140,000, but he was resold at a ready to run sale for $220,000 and purchased by his present owners the Chinese syndicate the Inner Mongolia Rider Horse Syndicate managed by Mr Lin Lang,”   http://grenville.com.au/