TB Pedigree Eval

So, it’s been a few years since I’ve sought the collective wisdom of COTH. If you should have some ‘extra’ time, and feel so inclined, thoughts on this mare. Looking hard at a 2018 foal she had, and trying to do my due diligence - getting as much information as I can - both positive and negative. As always, will evaluate what is in front of me.

I don’t have any experience with either the sire, or the dam. I did see she was approved for breeding with GOV; that is worth something and it wouldn’t be the first horse with Kingmambo in their pedigree to be approved. There’s nothing in her pedigree that would concern me – either for sport or propensity for soundness. Lots of tough lines in there and the eventing crowd loves KM and Alydar - not that either are very up close at all anymore.

The one thing I know about Parade Ground is that he was allegedly a mean SOB.

Kingmambo is one of my favorite sires. Supposedly he had a bad temperament, too, but I never saw it in him. His groom even let me pet him and pose for pics without concern. :woman_shrugging: They normally don’t let you get too chummy with the ones who will hurt you. And every single Kingmambo horse I have known has been ridiculously sweet: like puppy dog, in your pocket, the BEST temperaments. I’ve seen his son Lemon Drop Kid quite a bit and he also seems fine, and his offspring are just as sweet.

Just this morning I was looking up the pedigree of an eventing TB who recently moved up to advanced and placed high this weekend; not surprisingly, he is an Alydar grandson through Alymagic. Alydar always has a good reputation for sport.

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Thanks guys! From what I gather from the breeder, this particular mare really produces foals with the temperament of the sire. Unfortunately, she found that out the hard way after breeding to a stallion not known for a good temperament. The foal was extremely difficult. Hence she chose a stallion with a fantastic temperament for the guy I am considering. So far, he has been a total sweetie pie. Fingers crossed!.

If you have access to Barabara Livingston’s Old Friends books, Battle Creek Girl has a great entry. She looked like a beautiful mare! Nor sure if it was the first or second book, but I’m thinking it was in the second. I’m at work or I’d get more detail for you.

LOVE Alydar that close up. Can’t comment on the sire line.

We’ve had three w Alydar; all three could really jump!