Son of Secretariat: Kingston Rule (USA)



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Kingston Rule by Secretariat out of Rose of Kingston by Claude (ITY).

the young colt grew up in Kentucky on the property of its Australian, owner/breeder merchant banker David Hains. Sent to France for a racing career he didn’t fire. The Secretariat colt was shipped to Sydney, to stables of Tommy Smith only to be ‘sent home’ for his poor runs. Only way is ‘up’ and onwards to the ‘famed’ Melbourne Cup stables of Bart Cummings: this nervy, awkward shy youngster was a job to be understood and this was Bart’s training forte. Let him be happy.

Could he ever be a contender for the Melbourne Cup?

In those ten ‘working’ months under Bart’s watchful eye, the colt not only won but busted the 1990 Melbourne Cup course record and added to that, his jockey Darren Beadman had not touched him with the whip.

What a heart-pulsing superior performance: Kingston Rule winning the 1990 Melbourne cup.

Kingston Rule still holds the record today – the winning time of 3 minutes 16.3 seconds.

     – With the look of eagles in his eye and copper lights in his coat, Kingston Rule seemed too pretty, too brittle, to be a contender. Bart made him one. Les Carlyon Turf writer

To stud-breeding matters, plenty of eyebrows where raised when owner-breeder David Hains imported a thirteen year old stallion Claude (Hornbeam – Aigue Vive, by Le Filou’s sire, Vatellor) from the  Tesio brand, Dormello Stud, to stand at his Kingston Park Stud, south of Melbourne.

Hains was trusting his co-advisor the Australian golfing legend Norman von Nida whom, had turned his greater interest to horse-breeding. He prior told Hains, to the development of Hain’s breeding operation “This is the Place for a horse stud. I’ll buy the horses.”

Together, in another vein, David Hains with confidante Norman von Nida where to become the Australian version, to the ways of Federico Tesio.

The import stallion Claude, was an unbeaten Italian stayer, a sturdy type. He was to become the sire of mare, Rose of Kingston (AUS), a Australian Horse of the Year. Her achievements here

Together Hains & von Nida worked well, with reason to follow & import lesser known stout bloodlines to the australian soil. They stood behind these horses and many doubted the breeding product(s) as went the lack of appeal to another: Lowan Star, a multiple Australian Gr.1 winner (Lowan Star  (Biscay – Ursula Lauderdale (ITY) by Claude.

Hains had placed an official reserve of $18,000 on her. Bidding stopped well short of this at $12,500 and Lowan Star was led out of the ring unsold¹

And extraordinarily another great, & Australian Horse Racing Hall of Fame

They could have had Kingston Town for $8,000 that day: that was the official reserve price placed on him. Lack lustre bidding crept towards $5,000 and stayed there²

With Kingston Town we’ve had the stars and I don’t think we deserved the moon…but we’ve got it³

Their innovative breeding skills came together through their study of finest classic; the Italian genes evolved by Federico Tesio had paved legacy – influencing ability with far reaching effect. Like produces like…

To this scrutiny re: genotype, patterns and supremacy it even stunned this writer what ‘fired’ to Kingston Rule, through those delicious depths of female distaff.

As Les Carlyon had stated “the theory of breeding and the the reality of the racetrack were one.”

Kingston Rule said much to be like his sire in phenotype, but the prototype lays it bare…

Where the diamond is forever it is because atoms do not change.

–  there is the invincible prototype to the symmetry of these horses, the superior thoroughbred.


Martha’s daughters… and Secretariat and Carbine, ad infinitum

Kingston Rule thru 5th dam, inbred 2x’s to Carbine (f.f.2h) by Musket (f.f. 3) via his son Wallace (AUS) , the female family 3. These 3 ‘roots’ are endowed ( oversimplified explanatory) as to their Bylerley turk origin.

– 4th dam sire Powerscourt (AUS) to his 3rd dam sire Trenton, by Musket. Powerscourt 2nd dam grand-sire Ayrshire (Hampton by Lord Clifden, from the Martha Lynn dam family. 

– Better Boy (IRE) 3x’s Ayrshire ⇒ 10x’s Lord Clifden + include the 8x’s Bend Or, where his dam is thus correctly, genetically proven to the Clemence/Martha Lynn line. n.b. this Bend Or factor totally trans-figures, inter-locks every known pedigree.

– Hornbeam 4th dam grand-sire Trenton by Musket. 2nd dam sire Bois Roussel, his dam Plucky Leige by Spearmint by Carbine by Musket.

– Nearco, 2nd dam by Spearmint by Carbine by Musket.

Kingston Rule died in 2011. Here is a delightful video one month before his passing.

more about Kingston Park Stud archives, refer here

¹ , ² source: Ross du Bourg The Australian and New Zealand Thoroughbred

³ David Hains



far out speed…Farnan (AUS)



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Our subject is Australian colt, Farnan (Not a Single Doubt AUS) – Tallow (Street Cry).

As a 2 year old colt to 5 wins from 6 starts inclusive of a G1, 2020 Golden Slipper (1200m) ‘we’ racing fans are eager to see him at new season’s campaigns.

Much to drool about & tho’ 3×4 Danehill, the colt Farnan has exceptional representation to factor our exclusive researchMartha’s daughters…

(n.b. take time to comprehend ‘her’ invisible layer through every known pedigree. This is Martha’s world wide influence, since ‘she’ greatly governs sports horse breeding of not only immortal thoroughbreds but the world’s best quarter horses that fired with Three Bars (TB), his great grand-son Dash for Cash, his dam from same female distaff as Secretariat.  Secretariat and Carbine, ad infinitum . Martha also largely influencing Brazil’s breed, the Mangalarga Paulista – thanks to a progeniture TB sire named Lancaster 1883. (Thank you Gilbert Junqueira – member to FB, Bloodlines in the Sport of Kings)

Martha Lynn – the trait-presence to Farnan (AUS); this is coming through 2nd dam sire Lion Hunter (AUS), to his dam’s sire Godswalk (USA), female family 2h. Lion Hunter’s dam Pure of Heart (IRE) is a Gr. 1 winner – George Ryder Stakes & Gr.3 VATC Autumn Stakes. Dam of 10, she had 6 winners.

sidenote: Godswalk (USA) is 4th dam sire to Australian 4 year old gelding: Run for Glory (Olympic Glory (IRE) – Nayana (AUS) ex- Iglesia, has 11 starts, for 5 wins, the last 4 wins, in succession.

If you think Farnan’s pedigree is a fluke, think again. The genotype pattern here ⇒ pedigree Racers Edge – Rorys Jester – God’s girl by Godswalk. Racers Edge was an Australian multiple Gr1 winner.

I am prepared to classify as proven upgraders on the Australasian grass-surface racing scene – the very sound Dancer’s Image success Godswalk (who died in 1988)
Ross du Bourg – The Australian and New Zealand Thoroughbred
(Native Dancer male line: Godswalk, is the son of Kentucky Derby winner Dancer’s Image Godswalk was a leading two year old in Ireland and developed into a top sprinter in England, where his major victory was in the Kings Stand Stakes Gr. 1 Royal Ascot. Godswalk was exported to Australia in 1983 for three seasons and left a reputation as a sire of early maturing two year olds which earned him several championships on races won.
Bill Cox – Thoroughbred Stallions at Stud

Further reviewing Farnan’s pedigree, almost supernatural to exquisite Street Cry his broodmare sire, it goes additionally to genotype distaff, 4th dam by Vain.


– Vain the superior to Australasian breeding

the power house chestnut with the rounded, rippling physique, was described as ‘the greatest sprinter in the world’ by rival trainer Bart Cumming after the three year old colt’s history making win in the VRC George Adams Handicap (1 mile) at Flemington on 8 November 1969, sadly destined to be his last appearance on the racecourse. R. du Bourg – The Australian and New Zealand Thoroughbred.

Now there’s a race horse. Source the collective integrity to Vain by Wilkes by Court Martial by Fair Trial from the Sundridge/Americus Girl. Court Martial’s dam by Hurry On (Marcovil) and sense the superior genotype in action, because it hits hard where Sainfoin and Sundridge are genetic cousins and Marcovil has the ‘white-shirt mare’ source 1 Trait in a Genetic Ocean – II.

court martial

Court Martial

– Court Martial is the great-granddam sire to Lion Hunter’s dam, Pure of Heart (IRE). His siring son Wilkes from dam Sans Tara (GB), as also she the dam of Worden (FR). Worden is the 4th dam sire, to the dam-line Street Cry, Farnan’s broodmare sire. View Wilkes to sire Not a Single Doubt, via Rory’s Jester…connect the distinction back, Sans Tara (GB) female family 13c – 7sx8Dx7D.

Of course, there are plentiful other line-bred layers that will plentifully explain Farnan however, I shall come back to direct, 3×4 Danehill.

By my own admittance I have not been too crazy about multiple Danehill until eyes opened to the Danzig factor and since then I have seen a number of superior genotypes, running 3 – 4 x’s Danzig. Danzig’s 3rd dam sire is Felstead →Spion Kop → Spearmint→Carbine→ residing in those veins ⇒  Mersey/Clemence/Eulogy/ Martha Lynn.

As always advising… be on watch to the incremental, distaff. Note, Farnan’s female family 1-m* is infused upon Hurry On (Marcovil).

To my research & opinion – Hurry On accounts a one off ‘rarity’ but when ‘present’ will strike well ahead, its superior factor. Hurry On, by the original chef-de-race dosage is Professional: a sector mostly nil and greatly deteriorated by modern terms.

To much interest Franco Varola wrote: “The Hurry On line is celebrated for having provided some of the most powerful specimens of the Thoroughbred, but its existence is always hanging by a thread, as with the premature death of its most outstanding latter-day representative, Santa Claus”. ⇒ Santa Claus pedigree

Varola’s account (Typology of the Racehorse) still stimulates much discussion to our modern day spectrum. At time of writing his book… Hurry On even then, had bare few son lines & was ‘struggling’ to continue, versus the over plentiful line, Phalaris.

It seems the Hurry On stock were of late maturity – a perennial problem for the soul of the thoroughbred and yet, this stamina and constitutional factor are what breeders are now lamenting to.

all be well


and they’re off – Kentucky 2020



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We’re broadly comparing the 2020 field – looking at factors to sire and progenitor types across the board. All narrowed down, TBL admires the gelded, Sole Volante (Karakontie (JPN) – Light Blow (USA).


There’s something to enjoy about this bloke’s racing – you want more…

’cause every hand’s a winner & every hand’s a loser (The Gambler)

The pedigree: **Sole Volante’s sire Karakontie (JPN) male line descendant to grand-sire Storm Cat, and Volante’s BM sire is Sunday Silence. The pedigree has 4sx3D Miesque (USA) – she the international G1 performer, dual classic winner in France and Britain and her Breeders Cup mile in America and Hall of Fame inductee.

Side by side, the top Kentucky Derby contenders share influence: In Reality (USA) and his reigning influence(s)  ⇒ 3×3 War Relic plus much fervor to Discovery, grandson of Fair Play the sire of Man O’War and throw the big punch to broodmare sire Rough’n Tumble, the male ‘trait’ line to female family 2h → Martha’s daughters…

Rough’n Tumble, his sire-son sprinter *Dr. Fager to his influence to Mr Prospector son, Fappiano. There the candle Fappiano blows across Tapit – Pioneer of the Nile – Cryptoclearance – Cross Traffic.

Sol Volante does not carry Fappiano but 19 x’s Fair Play are determining fiercely where the storm is to blow.

Firstly, identify the female family 4m – Sol Volante’s dam Light blow (USA)

–  dam, Light blow (USA), the distaff family, descendant daughter back to Lexington. (same family – the US 3 year old champion Miss Request by Requested by Questionnaire (USA), Questionnaire the male line to *Dr. Fager .

Sol Volante’s dam Light blow, where building, greatest & ‘direct’ potent influence. The distaff 5th dam by → Mr Busher (War Admiral/Man o’ War) and Mr Busher’s grand-dam, La Troienne.

– Yes indeed, her ‘dye is cast’, proceeds to sire line-bred, through Sol Volante’s paternal grand-sire Bernstein thru 4th dam Busanda by War Admiral, the grand-dam La Troienne. Furthering… these two famous strains, side-by-side are ‘direct’ and directed to sire, Karakontie, by grand-dam sire Woodman, where 4th dam by War Admiral from La Troienne family.


my pick, Sole Volante –

there’ll be time enough for countin’, when the dealin’s done…. (The Gambler)


Martha’s daughters…


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Primogeniture ancestress Martha Lynn undoubtedly, the unseen matriarch.  A dethroned queen… she haunts, with some montane ‘trait’.

– Updated analysis due to esteemed researchers and genome science(s) recalibrates Identities covering a pedigree. As a credible ‘trait’ named Martha Lynn, the female figure to family 2h, we further explore her. ( N.B. Previous 1st explanatory…Secretariat and Carbine, ad infinitum which notes the invisible genotype over-lay. )

Martha Lynn daughtersClemence→ Sandiway→ Sandfly→Mosquito (USA)→Gnat (USA) ⇒ sire of Sting (USA) sire of *Questionnaire (USA) (***nb. further influences below)

We thus find Martha’s inherent influence, to multiple Group 1 winner Tiz the Law (Constitution –  Tizfiz) and American Pharoah (Pioneer of the Nile –  Littleprincessemma).

– for Quarter-horse interests, the ultimate breed shaper & theirs, American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame is the thoroughbred, Three Bars (Percentage – Myrtle Dee). Plagued with health issues to the major part of his racing career, he recovered & Three Bars at age 6, went on to win and set a track winning time over 5 furlongs.

Three Bars forte went known for an exceptional, early speed.

– as sire, he left 29 AQHA champions & 4 AQHA supreme champions. His grandsons equally dynamic & competitive.

“Some people thought ( Three Bars) was going to ruin the breed” –  Walter Merrick

Three Bars (Percentage – Myrtle Dee by Luke McCluke*). Myrtle Dee is 4×4  Sandfly, the daughter of Sandiway, grand-daughter of Clemence aka Martha Lynn.

Notice to the pedigree & not by any coincidence … the presence of Trenton (NZ) by Musket.

 Check out Three Bars photo .



“we walked behind him in the yard, running almost, to that magnificent motion of His” –  memory & visit to American Pharoah commented by Highview’s (NZ) studmaster.

The family-line to Martha Lynn influences American Pharoah  9Sx9Sx8d ⇒ via, *Questionnaire (USA) by Sting (f.f.2h) → trails his sire-sons, Free for All → →Dr Fager and Rough n’ Rumble →→ In Reality (USA) + Greek Game  the 5th dam sire to Littleprincessemma.

– *Questionnaire/Sting (USA) transmittance  ⇔  Martha Lynn female family 2h, aka Clemence via her daughter Sandiway (GB). (n.b. Questionnaire (USA) compounds 15 multiple -sources  to female family 2H aka Martha Lynn (source: and do note, strain-total is exclusive, to Bend Or/Tadcaster & of Teddy influences)

Questionnaire (USA) (by Sting from dam → 4×4 Sandiway) a genetic elemental to the 2020 Kentucky Derby champion hopefuls. ⇓

Tiz the Law (Constitution – Tizfiz) – Questionnaire 9dx9d, In Reality 7sx6sx5Dx6d

High Velocity  (Quality Road – Ketel Twist USA) – 5th dam by Dr Fager

Dean Martini (Cairo Prince – Soundwave (USA) → Holy Bull  (USA) → 4th dam

Mr Monomoy (Palace Malice – Drumette) → Henny Hughes (USA) → 4th dam

Ancient Warrior ( Constitution – Wellington Beauty) → Dr Fager 7sx5dx5D

Tapit It to Win ( Tapit – Dr Fager 6sx5D/ In Reality 6sx5s)

Charlatan ( Speightstown – Authenticity ) Dr Fager 5dx4d

Complexifier (Overanalyze – Freud’s Irish Miss) 7th dam sire Requested by Questionnaire

Other Martha Lynn family influences

Basin (Liam’s Map – Appenzell) ⇒ Gallant Romeo (USA) →Luke McCluke*→Midge by Trenton(NZ) from Sandfly

Art Collector – (Bernardini (Dr Fager 5×6) – Distorted Legacy)

Ete Indien – (Summer Front – East India) i.e. Salt Lake (USA) 5th dam by Spur (USA) from Aunty Mum →→ Sandiway

Power behind the throne –  Martha Lynn transmits with distinction.

Mumtaz Mahal –  The Tetrarch – Roi Herode,

Relic → Man O War (correction to Bend Or/Tadcaster/Clemence


Unbridled (USA)

In Reality



*(new update to note) another Sandiway/Clemence/Martha source, US bred Godswalk . The 5th dam Sandiway in-bred

The stallion Godswalk (USA) stood in Australia and his female line has a solid performer, a gelding, by the name of Run for Glory (Olympic Glory IRE) – Nayana (AUS)




Regards from NZ












Secretariat and Carbine, ad infinitum



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Clemence, (Newminster) dam Eulogy and grand-dam Martha Lynn where never house-hold names to early thoroughbred breeders. Then denoted family 2, the foundational mare Martha Lynn is identified to female family 2h.

The above – Horse Breeding in History & Practice, B. Von Oettingen 1909

With acknowledgment to writer, researcher & quality analysis – Kathleen Kirsan (US) alongside historian Tony Byles (UK) – their researches have greatly clarified pedigree history held to the scam belonging to the puzzle – Bend Or/Tadcaster. Science upon mitochondrial DNA, to validate the results belong to Tadcaster from Clemence – L4a

-Thoroughbred breeding history shall go, re-written.

A name which brings reverence, is Secretariat. More than horse, the wonders of this equine-specimen truly are rare and transcendent as demonstrated by his Belmont Stakes win of 31 lengths.
“There may be some people who do now know or what Secretariat is – people who have been marooned on Pacific Islands or lost in Amazonian Jungles” CBS broadcast.


Gracelessly, recent correspondence has dismissed Secretariat as the unsuccessful sire. The claim and crudeness is clumsy. The casual observer, not yet acquainted to dynamics – how breeding is patience, an awareness, and Time where the powerhouse genetics disperse softly backwards, falling upon an ‘odd’ similarity, these not-so-obvious but potent, inherent factors. They don’t die easily.

Trying to fault Secretariat’s conformation was like dreaming of dry rain – Charlie Hatton U.S. sportswriter

You had to notice him. Seldom did you see a horse with such presence: tall and leggy, the latter an inheritance from his American grandsire Bold Ruler, Secretariat’s white sock and blaze, the same bright red coat, the same intelligent head. He looked rarefied- physically magnificent and mentally fragile. Les Carlyon (True Grit)

Sensibly, the depth and relevance to what gave Secretariat’s breeding, is boundless…. whispers an IT factor within. 

The pencil always needs sharpening…


With science & Kirsan’s framework – we can revisit Secretariat’s genotype, to 10thG. – 16x’s Bend Or/Tadcaster, to affixing with Clemence grand-dam Martha Lynn (f.f.2h)

sight… 8x’s *Gallinule – his grand-dam by Skirmisherby by Voltigeur from Martha Lynn f.f.2h

8x’s Lord Clifden by Newminister from 3rd dam Martha Lynn f.f. 2h

2x’s Spearmint by Carbine by Musket (Carbine’s grand-dam is Clemence)

take another over view to Secretariat contributors

Nearco – his 2nd dam by Spearmint by Carbine, grand-dam Clemence

Mumtaz Begum – 5×5 Gallinule plus The Tetrarch’s Bend Or/Tadcaster aka Clemence

Discovery – 4×5 Bend Or/Tadcaster aka Clemence

Outdone – 1 *Gallinule

Prince Rose – 5×5 Hampton (Lord Clifden) ⇒ Martha Lynn f.f.2h + Bend Or/Tadcaster aka Clemence

Caruso – 1 Lord Clifden + Bend Or/Tadcaster aka Clemence

***∀Cinquepace – 5×5 Hampton/Lord Clifden + 5×5 Bend Or/Tadcaster/Clemence + Roi Herode by Le Samaritain from Clementina from Clemence (nb 11 x, multiple sources to f.f.2h & further yet corrections? to chef-de-race sire Teddy (reference & note her photo)

To add notably, Secretariats 5th dam distaff, is by Trenton* (NZ) by Musket, sire of Carbine (further explanations below)

Ad Infinitum…

How Unreal… to our homeland, the Antipodean down-under, Aotearoa New Zealand bred Carbine (NZ) by Musket from Mersey, grand-dam Clemence.

How unreal before being imported to the New Zealand breeding industry, where Carbine’s sire Musket by Toxopholite, was condemned alongside others of the same age. He was to be shot when two years’ old by the owner – the eccentric Lord Glasgow, as when tried, he showed no ability. Musket’s trainer asked that the colt be given a reprieve. Musket survived to become a very good stayer at 3,4, and 5 years. (reference – The Australasian Book of Thoroughbred Racing)

Exported to New Zealand, before his earliest progeny raced, he sired a talented number of foals that made their place in TB history: Martini-Henri, the first New Zealand Melbourne cup winner, Trenton*, Nordenfeldt, Tirailleur, Tartar, Foul Shot, Maxim, Cuirassier and Manton. The mares Brown Bess (Musket/Celibacy f.f.1a) and Ante Diem.

(Interesting sidenote: the Ante Diem family deeply established itself in Argentina, 19 classic winners inclusive 1931 Triple Crown winner Mineral. By not a coincidence Mineral is 5×5 to Bend Or (not!) therefore Clemence influenced)

And then there was Carbine.

It was only when the turn was reached that everyone knew where Carbine was. He shot through the field like a thunderbolt – 1890 Melbourne Cup win by Argus


Carbines heir-succession. He left a Derby winner named Spearmint, & in turn, sired another Derby winner, Spion Kop, who in his turn left the Derby winner Felstead (photo below right)

Spearmint exerted a great influence – more than could ever be suspected, as it passed to Tesio’s breed-shaper Nearco (Spearmint the broodmare sire) and the great New Zealand breeder of stayer’s Foxbridge by Foxlaw, the son of Son-In-Law →→ the male line of Hampton (notes as above) + Spearmint, the broodmare sire + 3×4 Gallinule (notes, as above).


Foxbridge at Trelawny Stud, NZ

the crowd can go wildit traces where the great Danehill, his sire Danzig, is from a damline to 3rd dam by Felstead ↔ (Spearmint)

Dramatically, it is a true revelation to the overall pedigree course-correction(s) and Structures: reinforcement to the Clemence influence.

History, passion, intrigue and Clemence’s history are strong to the New Zealand breds. Racing fans are still watching their great racing days…..


None more than the gentle giant, Phar-Lap (NZ), sired by Night Raid.


and to NZ Racing Hall of Fame, Nightmarch (NZ) by Night Raid.

The major thrill & find to these 2 giants by Night Raid are by an incorrect Bend-Or. Re-fashion the female line? Rediscover/Reinforce Night Raid correctly, by Clemence damline, and circle his broodmare sire, Spearmint by Carbine (to Clemence) by Musket. Add-in 3rd dam by Ayshire, the male line to Lord Clifden (3rd dam Martha Lynn)

– Phar- lap – 5×5 Musket via Maxim & Carbine

– Nightmarch – 3×4 Bend Or/Tadcaster aka Clemence + 5×5 Musket via Carbine & Nordenfeldt

and then the NZ darling: Sunline (NZ) – Desert Sun from Songline.

Sunline – notably, from the same female distaff as Phar Lap via his full sister Fortune’s Wheel.

Sunline’s genotype profile extraordinarily reveals her grand-dam’s (McAngus) to grandsire Rockefeller from his dam Rockfel (Felstead). Noticeably, dam Rockfel carries 7 strains of multiple sources, to the f.f 2h (source, 7thG,

Nijinsky – broodmare sire Bull Page/Bull Lea/Bull Dog, from Plucky Leige by Spearmint by Carbine. Bull Lea’s grand-dam Colonial by Trenton (Musket).

Sunline’s sire, Desert Sun → Danzig (Felstead/Spearmint): ***∀Cinquepace / Sir Gaylord – (refer above)

Yes, the New Zealand inheritance factors are just too good  – So You Think (NZ) by High Chaparral from Triassic (NZ)

– 5th dam by Foxbridge (Spearmint)

– grand-dam by Long Row by Linacre by Rockefeller (dam, Rockfel)

– broodmare sire, Tights by Nijinsky

Sire, High Chaparral – 3rd dam sire Kris by Sharpen Up from Rocchetta by Rockefeller

Now that we have discovery to Clemence & Martha Lynn: the yeah/nah speculations about Secretariat – to his dam Terlingua upon her dam-line where these patterns and cycles repeat.

Their breeding days are just re-starting!!

Prophetically, the New Zealander Jack Glengarry (analyst and author of NZ racing and breeding literature & founder of Tesio software) stated (1995): SOMETHINGROYAL (2s) 1952 (Princequillo-Imperatrice, by Caruso). Dam of the almighty Secretariat and Sir Gaylord. Appreciated ‘down under’ as the catalyst for Veandercross’s rise to equine fame. She is among the younger females destined for 21st century stardom. Matching this “blue hen” through one of her sons and a daughter is a licence for success. These mares are a nucleus who make a major impact when repeated in pedigrees. It is appropriate to consider that they were ‘ordained in heaven’ to fulfil their role in upgrading bloodstock in the Tesio mode. END

Veandercross (NZ) (Crossways (UK) – Lavender NZ) she was an unraced mare and repeated mating for her. It was a specific breeding ‘plan’ according to Tesio principles & advice, repeat the mating if you ‘love’ the pedigree. ‘V’ has 3×3 Nijinsky, 4×4 Somethingroyal. The in-foal mare was bought for $NZ1400 dollars – return earnings $NZ3.6 million to owner & trainer Chris Turner of Wanganui.

New/Current example – American Pharoah 2year old filly Reframe from Careless Jewel by Tapit. She races in Japan and won her first start in a spectacular way!

– Storm Cat 4sx4d – Secretariat 6sx6dx6d – Somethingroyal 7sx7Dx9Dx7D + Nijinsky 7dx5d.


‘down under’

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(postscript) of interest….did you know?

Carbine might never have left his stud career in Australia but for a bank crash which forced Wallace to sell up. Carbine was scheduled to be sold at auction but was sold privately beforehand in February 1895 for the princely sum of 13,000 guineas to the Duke of Portland and shipped to England to the Duke’s Welbeck Abbey Stud, where he stood alongside St Simon – credit source November Gold by Max Lambert

Legend has it that Carbine was left hopelessly at the start and was still a long last with most of the race run before unleashing a tremendous finishing burst. But the Referee’s reporter saw it different…was well last when the field settled but was up with the leaders after a furlong and scampered home, an easy winner.

Carbine remains the greatest Melbourne cup winner. He carried 66.5 kilograms, or 7 kilograms over weight-for-age. He beat the biggest field ever of 39 runners.

Carbine won wearing a bar shoe holding together a split heel so rotten with infection it had to be opened and drained a few days later.

Musket and Carbine are types of guns.

Slyvia Park in Auckland NZ -(the former stud and breeding ground for Musket & Carbine’s birthplace) is now metropolis Auckland. There is a road, named Carbine Road.

Musket was sent to the Antipodes (NZ) to sire coach horses.

Musket’s sire by Toxophilite was a bleeder and Longbow, a roarer.

The heart of Phar Lap



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