Unbeaten in 16 races, Ribot was no longer allowed to participate because he ruined the bets.
Federico Tesio remarks:
his head is long & heavy
his ears reminiscent of mistreated paper bags
he’s impressed by playful antics of his ‘il piccolo’
He (Ribot) develops
Inharmoniously built, and too shorter horse
The family tree – descriptive to the 3 ancestors states Ribot runs with a rabbit style like his ancestor St Simon, whom had 16 ribs and 6 lumbar vertebrae. He (Ribot) has twice the lung volume of a normal thoroughbred. After a 1800m gallop his pulse rate is 85 to 90 and after 2 hours his pulse and blood pressure are back to normal.
Tenerani who married Romanella
to give his breed the myth of Invincibility
Ribot was beyond theory and the pedigree-program.
And to end it here… Fantastic overview & south American viewpoint read here.