Question on Twitter and some answers about the Byerley Turk sire line

7 thoughts on “Question on Twitter and some answers about the Byerley Turk sire line”

  1. Ahonoora is the damsire of New Approach, who has become one of the most exciting sires in the world after his first crop. If the performance of his progeny continues to justify that £50,000 fee, New Approach will ensure that the Byerley Turk line continues.

  2. Such a shame the Precisionist was sterile. He was an exceptional racehorse, and one that I tend to use as a yardstick when thinking about the relative quality of contemporary American sprinter/milers.

    1. I agree, Tinky. He had that quality–singularly American dirt–to be effective from 6f to 10f, and many sprinter/milers today don’t measure up well against him. Ironically, many probably don’t even remember him now, especially as his stud career resulted in a handful of foals.

  3. The Tourbillon lines are still with us.. through five of his sons.. the Djebel branch is the strongest descending through HEATHEN in South America.. via.. Homeland, Harken, Elkadi, and Harlem.. and KLAIRON in Europe, via Ahonoora and Luthier II.. this later stallion has seven branches through his sons, Saint Cyrien, No Lute, Twig Moss, Montcontour, Sagace, Tip Moss, Condorcet.. also in France there is the MERIDIEN line, leading down to the stallion Discover d’Auteuil, his three-year-old son Arquebusier is now in Ireland..Poland had the champion sire DIXIELAND (a son of the Irish St Leger winner Conor Pass) whose son Scater (1990) is doing well at stud.. in America there is actually a line of Ambiopoise leading down to the rather obscure sire French Seventy Five..he is the sire of the stud French Premier.. in Brazil the Timor branch of Tourbillon is still quite strong through the late champion sire Vacilante and his son Troyanos (1985) winner of the Derby Paulista.. other sons of Tourbillon are Coaraze and Goya II..

  4. I stand an Indian Ridge stallion in Ontario – Legal Jousting (IRE). He’s from a top Moyglare family, and has from a very limited number of starters done reasonably well.

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