Damascus

Damascus was by Sword Dancer – Kerala by My Babu. His direct male line leads to the great sire Teddy, bred in 1913. However, it is not through one of Teddy’s more illustrious sons that the line leads to Damascus but through Sun Teddy, Sun Again, Sunglow, then to Sword Dancer. Sword Dancer was a flashy chestnut and had a

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Buckpasser

When it comes to breeding for success, the Phipps family name in American turf lore must be considered as one of the top echelon in the sport. Generations of Phipps’ have been prominent throughout the twentieth century and now into the twenty-first century. Bold Ruler, Personal Ensign, Easy Goer, Dancing Spree, Boucher, Personal Flag, Misty Morn, Inside Information, and Orb are just

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Princequillo

When it comes to breeding Thoroughbreds, the wise money generally goes with the tried and true within the box of fashionable bloodlines. The wiser money will look outside the box and, once in a while, find gold where no one else would consider looking. Princequillo is one such Thoroughbred. He was like this his entire life. Born in Ireland, conceived

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Mahmoud

Mahmoud was a grey colt by Blenheim II out of Mah Mahal by Gainsborough, bred by the Aga Khan in 1933. His colour comes from his mother’s side of the family as Mah Mahal was a daughter of the “Flying Filly” Mumtaz Mahal, one of the more notable greys in history. Mahmoud won the 1936 Derby in then record time,

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Blenheim II

Blenheim II and his son Mahmoud best typify the aspect of a sire line that achieved more success as sires of broodmares than male line successors, although in the case of Blenheim II he did get good sires who for awhile did continue the line but have now to this day become dormant. Hopefully a revival may emerge. Blenheim II

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