The Distaff Side of Scottsdale and Other Musings
by Arlene Magid
Unfortunately when making breeding decisions many well-intentioned people overlook the importance of the female side of the pedigree, especially proven nicks of daughters of a particular sire with the stallions responsible for siring their winning offspring. As an effort to remedy that situation, I hereby present an analysis of trends among the dams of the halter and performance winners at the 1999 Scottsdale show, along with a few other trends that were intriguing about the bloodlines of the winners. For those interested in the leading sires at the show, please refer to my article on the Scottsdale Leading Sires in the May Arabian Horse Times. If you do not subscribe to that magazine and still wish to read the article, please email me privately and I will send you a copy of it in email.
One immediately noticeable trend was the scarcity of horses of "straight" bloodlines who won. There were three straight Egyptians (two of them double grandget of The Minstril), 1 straight Spanish, 1 straight Russian, and 6 pure Polish winners in halter. Of the Polish winners, two, *El Mundo and *Emanor, won classes and/or championships. Two winners were imported from Poland, and the remainder of the imported winners were all from South America (one each from Argentina and Chile and 13 from Brazil). Ironically, the 15 winners from South America are all of basically American lines exported there! The South American contingent did very well, and included the Champion Mare *San Jose Javiera, the Reserve Champion Gelding AOTH *Dinar HCF, and the Reserve Champion Mare AOTH *Celebrate Carol, as well as class winners *Jaia Maclb, *Form Carillon, and *Lumiar Amadeus.
Many people are anxious to breed to the leading sires at the Scottsdale show, but the ancestry of the dams of the winners that helped make them leading sires must be taken into account. While breeding a Bey Shah daughter to Padrons Psyche may not guarantee you a winner at a future Scottsdale show, that nick produced 6 of Padrons Psyche's 23 winners in halter this year, as well as a winner for his son Magnum Psyche and another for Psymadre (whose first crop of foals batted 1,000 at the competition as all three fillies shown were at least top ten in their classes). We'll now take a look at the sires of the dams(broodmare sires) of the winners at the show, and which stallions produced the winners out of those mares.
The leading Scottsdale broodmare sire is Bey Shah+, who had a remarkable 22 different daughters produce winners! They did so with 15 different sires. Padrons Psyche and his sons Magnum Psyche and Psymadre have already been mentioned. Bey Shah daughters also nicked well with Ali Jamaal sons, with whom they produced 5 of their winners (2 by Magic Dream and one each by *Parys El Jamaal, *Ludjin El Jamaal, and BST Dajamaal). Three of the winners out of Bey Shah+ daughters were by *Aladdinn grandsons (Echo Magnifficoo, Legacy of Gold and the Brazilian-based AF Don Giovani). Two winners out of Bey Shah+ daughters were sired by *Salon sons or grandsons (*Muscat and *Khadraj NA). *Bask++ grandsons (Saladins Allon and JK Spartan) sired 2 winners out of Bey Shah+ daughters. Bey Shah+ daughters also produced 1 winner each by BA Bey Elation, *Sanadik El Shaklan, and JK Amadeus (himself a Bey Shah+ son). Champions produced by Bey Shah+ daughters included Reserve Champion Stallion Llewellyn Fawr (Saladins Allon x Gai Acaisha), Reserve Junior Champion Filly Junior Exhibitor So Stunning (*Sanadik El Shaklan x Bey Embraceable), and Reserve Champion Mare AOTH *Celebrate Carol (JK Amadeus x Bey Shahboomm).
Ranking second to Bey Shah+ as leading broodmare sire was *Aladdinn. Eight of his daughters produced winners, and they also contributed to Padrons Psyche's status as leading halter sire. Two halter winners were by Padrons Psyche out of *Aladdinn daughters. *Aladdinn daughters also produced winners by Bey Shah, by the Bey Shah+ son Palissandre, by the Bey Shah+ grandson Showkayce (two winners, both full brothers), by RB Gamal, by Afire Bey V, and by the *Aladdinn grandson LF Fifth Avenue.
Ranked third as a halter broodmare sire was *Muscat. Seven of his daughters produced winners, and the sires of their winners included Magic Dream, Kharben, Allionce, Ali Jamaal, *Garnizon, Fame VF, *Nariadni, and Echo Magnifficoo. Fourth ranking included four different broodmare sires: Fame VF+, *Padron, Khemosabi and Kaiyoum++ (by Khemosabi). Fame VF daughters produced winners by 5 different sires: Padrons Psyche (two winners), *Sanadik El Shaklan, *Khadraj NA, Desperado V, and Out of Cyte (this winner was the Champion Stallion First Cyte). *Padron daughters produced winners by Huckleberry Bey++, Don El Chall (a Brazilian sire), LF Fifth Avenue(this was Reserve Champion Gelding HL Fifth Dmension), *Marzyan HCF, Genesis C, and Padrons Mahogany(this was Reserve Champion Stallion AOTH AE Princeton). Interestingly, two of the winners out of *Padron daughters are double *Padron.
Khemosabi daughters produced halter winners by Versace(by Fame VF), *Aladdinn, Desperado V, Fame VF, Bask Flame and Winds of Warr (by *Padron). Kaiyoum++ daughters contribute winners by Padrons Psyche (3 winners, 2 out of the same mare), the Bey Shah+ son Shah Azim (2 winners, both out of the same mare), CWP Chances Are (by Bey Shah), and *Sharem El Sheikh. Gai Parada+++ and Barbary++ each had 4 daughters who produced winners, and the Barbary daughter Barbary Rose VF is the dam of the Junior Champion Colt Millenium LOA (by Bucharest V, by Huckleberry Bey++). Stallions with 3 daughters producing 1999 Scottsdale winners are: Ariston, *Bask++ and *Eukaliptus (whose daughters had the distinction of producing ALL class winners and/or champions, including the Junior Champion Filly S Justadream and the Champion Stallion AOTH *El Mundo). Stallions with 2 daughters who produced winners include Valeroso, Ali Jamaal. Sterling Bey (maternal grandsire of Champion Mare *San Jose Javiera), The Minstril, *AN Malik, Aladdinn Echo, SX Saladin, *Hal Gazal, Top Contender, Bronnz, Huckleberry Bey++ and *El Moraduke. Space does not permit inclusion of the stallions who nicked well with the daughters of these sires, if readers wish to know who those are, please contact the author.
A special tip of the hat must be made to mares who produced 2 halter winners. Kaiynda Special, a Kaiyoum++ daughter, is the dam of Top Ten Yearling Filly Psyches Euphoria (by Padrons Psyche) and of Second Place Two Year Old Colt AOTH Psyches Legacy (also by Padrons Psyche). She is also the maternal granddam of Top Ten Yearling Filly LC Special Effect, who is by Padrons Psyche out of Treat Me Special (Fame VF x Kaiynda Special). A second Kaiyoum++ daughter is the dam of 2 winners, both by Shah Azim. This is Kay, dam of Top Ten Two Year Old Filly Kayjun Kizzes and of Top Ten Six and Seven Year Old Mare Kizz Me Kayte. Kay also produced Showkayce (by Fame VF+), who sired 4 halter winners! The Bey Shah+ daughter Shahteyna was the dam of Second Place Two Year Old Filly ZT Ludjeyna (by *Ludjin El Jamaal) and of Top Ten Three Year Old Colt Shaman AA (by Echo Magnifficoo). Her full sister Bint Forteyna is the dam of Top Ten Yearling Colt Boomerang NA (by Padrons Psyche). The *Muscat daughter Petrae is the dam of Champion Gelding and Gelding AOTH SA Phoenix++ (by Ali Jamaal) and of First Place Three and Four Year Old Gelding AOTH RA Koa Ekahi (by Fame VF+), Finally, the pure Polish *Aladdinn daughter Mystic Heirloom is the dam of 2 of the winners by Showkayce: Top Ten Three Year Old Colt Showvinist and Second Place Four Year Old Stallion Its Sshowtime.
Next we will focus on the performance dams, some mares who had influence in both halter and performance, and the leading broodmare sires of performance winners and halter and performance winners.
The leading broodmare sire of performance winners was *Bask++ which comes as no surprise as he is one of the few stallions in the breed to show equal influence through his sons and daughters. At Scottsdale this year, 13 of his daughters produced horses who placed top ten or better in the performance championship classes. These winners were sired by a variety of stallions, including the Spanish import *Abha Onyx, *Padron, the Polish imports *Euros, *Gondolier, and *Ortalion, and the *Bask++ grandget MS Ellusion (an *El Paso son out of a *Bask++ daughter), Mr Pro (by Pro Fire by *Bask++) and Tempter (a double *Bask++ grandson). The most successful nick with the *Bask++ daughters were stallions of the Bay El Bey++ sire line, who sired 5 of the winners out of *Bask++ daughters. These included Bey Shah+, Fame VF+, Huckleberry Bey++(sire of 2 of the winners) and Afire Bey V (by Huckleberry Bey++, who is also a *Bask++ grandson). Champions out of *Bask++ daughters were: Pleasure Driving Champion Hey Hallelujah (Huckleberry Bey++ x Hallelujah Bask), Pleasure Driving Junior Horse Reserve Champion Firefly NA (Afire Bey V x Look of Love), Western Pleasure Junior Horse Champion MCA Cypress (Fame VF+ x TC Charm) and Western Pleasure JTR 13 and Under Reserve Champion Aurrorra (*Euros x Arabask).
Barbary+++ was the second ranked performance broodmare sire. Seven of his daughters produced 9 different winners. His winning grandget with one exception were all by stallions of the Bay El Bey++ sire line (the exception was by the *Bask++ son GG Jabask). Winners out of Barbary+++ daughters were sired by Huckleberry Bey++, BA Bey Elation (by Huckleberry Bey++), Afire Bey V (4 winners), and Fame VF+. Champions out of Barbary+++ daughters were Country Pleasure Junior Horse Reserve Champion Forever Afire (Afire Bey V x Flame Dancer), Reserve Champion Country Pleasure JOTR 14-17 TR Brazen (BA Bey Elation x Beguiled), and Country Pleasure Driving Champion and Country Pleasure Driving AOTD and Country Pleasure AOTR 18-39 Reserve Champion Mystic Bey V (Huckleberry Bey++ x Miss Leading).
Ranking third as leading performance broodmare sire was Huckleberry Bey++, who had 5 daughters who produced 8 different winners. His winning grandget were sired by the pure Polish MHR Nobility (a *Bask++ grandson), the *Bask++ son MS Baquero, the CMK stallion Blitzen of Pico, Fame VF+(3 winners), and Desperado V (2 winners). One of Huckleberry Bey++'s daughters, Mosquerade V, produced 3 different winners--more on her shortly. Champions out of Huckleberry Bey++ daughters included English Pleasure Champion The Noblest (MHR Nobility x Bey Aperitif V), Country Pleasure Junior Horse Champion Alykadabra MTA (MS Baquero x Alyaska Bey V), Western Pleasure Junior Horse Reserve Champion Amazing Fame V (Fame VF+ x Amazing Grace V), Western Pleasure AOTR 40 and Over Magination V (Fame VF+ x Mosquerade V), and Trail Champion Mosq of Fame V+/ (Fame VF+ x Mosquerade V).
Ranking fourth as leading performance broodmare sire was *Aladdinn, who had 6 daughters produce 6 winners. Their winners were sired by the Polish imports *Fawor, *Galeon, *El Ghazi. and *Probat (two winners) and Bey Shah+. The *Aladdinn grandget won in hunt pleasure, western pleasure, and country pleasure (including Country Pleasure Champion and Country Pleasure AOTR 18-39 Morning El Ghaza++++).
Stallions with 4 daughters who produced performance winners were the *Bask++ sons Baske Tu, Cognac, and Negatraz. Stallions who had three daughters who produced performance winners include the *Bask++ sons Ariston, Gdansk+/ (a full brother to Cognac) and Wisdom, U.S. National Champion Stallions *Muscat and Khemosabi++++, and Bey Shah+. Stallions with 2 daughters who produced performance winners include the straight Egyptian El Hilal, El Magato, the Polish imports *Aramus++ and *Bandos, and the *Bask++ sons Czarr, Serinask, amd Wizjon.
Leading halter and performance broodmare sires ranked as follows: Bey Shah+ (25 daughters with winners), *Bask++ (16 daughters with winners), *Aladdinn (13 daughters with winners, one daughter had a son who won in both halter and performance), Barbary+++ (11 daughters with winners), Huckleberry Bey++ (10 daughters e with winners), *Muscat (9 daughters with winners, one of whom produced a horse who won in both halter and performance), Khemosabi++++(9 daughters with winners), and Ariston (5 daughters with winners--one daughter produced a halter and performance winner).
Twenty different mares influenced the outcome of the Scottsdale show with their offspring or grandchildren in halter and/or performance, and they deserve special mention here. Last month we mentioned the mares who were important to the halter division: Kaiynda Special, Kay, TW Forteyna, Petrae, and Mystic Heirloom. TW Forteyna is also the dam of one of the performance champions--Champion Hackamore Working Cow Horse and Reserve Champion Hackamore Reining Magnificent Echo. In addition, another significant mare with a halter winning offspring and grandchildren included the pure Polish Tomorrows Dream (dam of top ten halter winner Psyzmic and his full brother Psymadre, who was one of the leading halter sires). Leonna (who combines Spanish, Crabbet and Egyptian lines) had two daughters (Vivianna and Via Dolorosa) who both produced halter winners. They are both by the Spanish stallion Valeroso. The Raffon++ daughter Raffoleta Rose produced the leading halter and performance sire Fame VF+, the Western Pleasure Reserve Champion Rave VF, and was also the maternal granddam of the Junior Champion Colt Millenium LOA (out of her daughter Barbarys Rose VF) and the Reserve Junior Champion Filly AOTH Havana PGA (out of her daughter Gold VF). Hal Ane Versare was the dam of Top Ten Three Year Old Filly GA Bey Aneversare and was the paternal granddam of Reserve Champion Stallion AOTH AE Princeton and the maternal granddam of PR Adonis (who had two top tens in western pleasure) and Junior Champion Colt AOTH R Magician (both PR Adonis and R Magician were out of her daughter Hallelujah Garcia). The *Bask++ daughter HAR Nahra was the granddam of 2 performance winners:English Pleasure Champion The Nobelest (sired by her son MHR Nobility) and Top Ten English Pleasure AOTR MHR Marteen (out of her daughter MHR Malaysia). Heritage Montoya was the dam of park reserve champion Young MC and granddam of Top Ten English Pleasure Junior Horse Chamorrita Afire (out of her daughter BPA Cheers). Moska had 4 offspring who produced winners. She was the dam of Moonstone Bey V (whose son Oberon Kenobi had two top tens in western pleasure) and of Mosketan V, sire of Moskenova, who had 2 halter wins. Her daughter Marigold V produced Top Ten Working Cow Horse The Marshall V. Her daughter Mosquerade V was the top performance dam of the show, with 3 winners: Top Ten Western Pleasure Junior Horse Midnight CowboyV, Western Pleasure AOTR 40 and Over Champion Magination V, and Trail Champion Mosq of Fame V+/. Autumn Fire also had four offspring produce winners: leading halter and performance sire Afire Bey V, Autumn Bey V (dam of Western Pleasure AOTR 40 and Over Reserve Champion CA Mirage), Amazing Grace V (dam of Western Pleasure Junior Horse Reserve Champion Amazing Fame V) and Alyaska Bey V (dam of Country Pleasure Junior Horse Champion Alykadabra MTA). Que Pasa (a *Bask++ granddaughter) showed multi-generational influence. She produced Top Ten Country Pleasure Passion X and her daughter Promises Kept is the dam of Top Ten Country Pleasure Junior Horse Papillon Afire and of Top Ten Country Pleasure AOTR 40 and Over Premonition Afire. Another mare with two daughters who produced winners is the pure Polish NDL Bokara (an *Eter daughter). Her daughter Bacharah(by Barbary) was the granddam of halter winner Shannacey D (by her son Bacardi Afire) and the granddam of English Pleasure Junior Horse Reserve Champion A Major Fire(out of her daughter Mattabach). Bacharah was a full sister to Beguiled, dam of Country Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Reserve Champion TR Brazen. The *Bajram daughter Spring Rain was the granddam of 3 winners: Country Pleasure JTR 13/Under Reserve Champion and Show Hack Reserve Champion MM Reign Dancer (by her son Reign On) and of hunt pleasure winners Cascade of Rain and Bey Watch (both out of her daughter Alicias Rain and sired by GG Jabask and Afire Bey V respectively). A mare with two performance winners to her credit was Bey Aurora, a granddaughter of Bay El Bey. She was the dam of Hunt Pleasure JTR 13 and Under and Hunt Pleasure JOTR 13/Under Champion LK Little Duke and of Top Ten Trail LK Flicka. The imported *Bandos daughter *Dolina produced Top Ten Reining JTR Paulliac and Top Ten English Pleasure AOTR Dillon EA. Another pure Polish mare, Petraza, was the dam of Champion Mare Junior Exhibitor Music of the Nite and paternal granddam of Hunter Reserve Champion Feel The Heet (by Theheatison, a full brother to Music of the Nite).