The Influence of the sire on his progeny (2)
Continuing with last month’s theme, I’m again looking at the way that thoroughbred sires tend to pass on certain physical
characteristics to their sons and daughters. As last month, the trainers’ comments accompanying each photo, on horses they’ve
handled by the stallion, were quoted in Steve Taplin’s annual guides, ‘Two Year Olds of …’
Kodiac won four races in the UK and UAE over 6 and 7 furlongs.
Kodiac is a successful sire of good-looking, strongly made two year olds. This one is the Marco Botti-trained Kaasbaan.
‘Racy, stocky, and exactly what you’d expect from the pedigree’ (Michael Bell)
‘Very sharp and racy, and just how you’d hope a Kodiac would be’ (Tom Dascombe)
‘Typical of Kodiac, he looks a proper two year old’ (George Baker)
Mastercraftsman won four Group 1 races, including the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot and the Irish 2000 Guineas.
Mastercraftsman’s stock tend to have plenty of size and scope, like this filly, Rasheeda, also trained by Marco Botti.
‘A big, scopey filly, like a lot by her sire’ (Ralph Beckett)
‘A fine big colt and a typical Mastercraftsman; a good mover and strong-bodied’ (Jessie Harrington)
Dubawi won the National Stakes at the Curragh as a two year old, and the Irish 2000 Guineas.
Standing at Dalham Hall Stud, Newmarket, Dubawi is an extremely successful sire. Many of his progeny are relatively small in stature
but powerfully built. This gelding, Mojawiz, was with Charlie Appleby before moving to John Ferguson.
‘She’s not overly big but she’s strong – a typical Dubawi really’ (Charlie Hills)
‘I’m told the smaller Dubawi’s are the better ones’ (Amanda Perrett)