Grey Sovereign's Line

Author: Jana Nemeckova, published: 9th October 2018

Error report

After long considerations, I took Grey Sovereign out of the original Nasrullah's files for the same reason as Seattle Slew. Once the analysis of the sireline was ready to be published, I considered it appropriate to make a corresponding file with its tables.

Grey Sovereign's line is much older than Seattle Slew's one. They are separated by almost 30 years, and also by three generations. However, Grey Sovereign's line was a bit 'slow.' It introduced itself at the racetrack with pure speed, and it took the line the whole generation to settle at more useful distances of about one mile. The line subsequently acquired the power over middle distances, which also sometimes turned into pure staying abilities.

However, the line was never very progressive. All its sires, the great Caro included, had a limited number of sons at stud. But its members were able to reproduce the racing class again and again, although breeders discovered it in very unexpected places sometimes. The line also had to overcome massive exports, as can be seen in the schemes.

It's a bit surprising that none of these unfavorable circumstances broke the line. The dynasty passed the turn of the century with pride, and also with reasonable hope into the future. And this is a remarkable achievement, especially considering the fact Caro was a contemporary to Northern Dancer, and his descendants had to face the expansion of Northern Dancer's blood worldwide.

ColourGeneralIncludes
North AmericaUSA, Canada
EuropeGreat Britain, Ireland, France; also Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Hungary, Sweden etc.
AUS / NZAustralia, New Zealand
JapanJapan
South AmericaArgentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Chile, Peru
otherSouth Africa, India, Korea, Mexico etc.

Timelines

1951 - 1960

1951195219531954195519561957195819591960
Grey SovereignNasrullah

1961 - 1970

1961196219631964196519661967196819691970
Grey SovereignNasrullah
Gold SovereignGrey Sovereign
Grey MopGrey Sovereign
CorintoGrey Sovereign
Lumley RoadGrey Sovereign
RaimondoGrey Sovereign
Young EmperorGrey Sovereign
DonG.S.
Sovereign PathGrey Sovereign
Sovereign EditionSovereign Path
Spanish ExpressSovereign Path
Regal LightSovereign Path
Supreme SovereignS. Path
W.Hollow
FortinoGrey SovereignFortino
ZeddaanGr.S.
1961196219631964196519661967196819691970

1971 - 1980

1971197219731974197519761977197819791980
Grey Sov.
Gold SovereignGrey Sovereign
Grey MopGrey Sovereign
Royal YachtGrey Sovereign
CorintoGrey Sovereign
Lumley RoadGrey Sovereign
RaimondoGrey Sovereign
Young EmperorYoung EmperorGrey Sovereign
DonDonGrey Sovereign
Sovereign PathGrey Sovereign
Sovereign EditionSovereign Path
Regal LightSovereign Path
Supreme SovereignSovereign Path
Wolver HollowSovereign Path
Raffingora?RaffingoraSovereign Path
BandmasterSovereign Path
Sovereign PrinceSovereign Path
Arrow ExpressSpanish Express
Beau SovereignSovereign Edition
EstaminetSovereign Path
One Pound SterlingSovereign Path
WollowWolver Hollow
FortinoGrey Sovereign
CaroFortinoCaroFortino
Crystal PalaceCaro
CarwhiteCaro
NishapourZedd.
Rusticaro
ZeddaanGrey SovereignZeddaan
KalamounZeddaan
KenmareKalam.
1971197219731974197519761977197819791980

1981 - 1990

1981198219831984198519861987198819891990
Royal YachtGrey Sovereign
RaimondoGrey Sovereign
DonGrey Sovereign
Sovereign Edition
Wolver HollowSovereign Path
BandmasterSovereign Path
Sovereign PrinceSovereign Path
Arrow ExpressSpanish Express
Beau SovereignSovereign Edition
EstaminetSovereign Path
One Pound SterlingSovereign Path
WollowWolver Hollow
WolvertonWolver Hollow
McGintyOne Pound Sterling
CaroFortino
Crystal PalaceCaroCrystal PalaceCaro
CarwhiteCaroCarwhiteCaro
RusticaroCaro
KaldounCaro
NebosCaro
C B CrossFortino
CherawCaro
RingaroCaro
CozzeneCaro
Siberian ExpressCaro
SharroodCaro
Parade MarshalCaro
TejanoCaro
ZeddaanGrey S.
KenmareKalam.Kenmare
NishapourZeddaan
KampalaKalamounKampala
NadjarZeddaan
StandaanZeddaan
Adraan
BikalaKalamoun
KalaglowKalamoun
PersepolisKalamounPersepolis
MouktarMouktarNishapour
Highest Honor
Tony Bin
Kendor
1981198219831984198519861987198819891990

1991 - 2000

1991199219931994199519961997199819992000
Estaminet
One Pound SterlingSovereign Path
McGintyOne Pound Sterling
Crystal PalaceCaro
RusticaroCaro
KaldounCaro
NebosCaro
C B Cross
CherawCaro
RingaroCaro
CozzeneCaro
Siberian ExpressCaroSiberian Express
SharroodCaroSharrood
Parade MarshalCaro
TejanoCaroTejanoCaro
With ApprovalCaro
In ExcessSiberian Express
KaldouneveesKaldoun
SmadounKaldoun
Alphabet SoupCozzene
Indian CharlieIn Excess
Not For Sale
KenmareKalamoun
NishapourZeddaan
KampalaKalamoun?Kampala
StandaanZeddaan
BikalaKalamoun
KalaglowKalamoun
PersepolisKalamoun
MouktarNishapour
Highest HonorKenmare
Tony BinKampala
KendorKenmare
JeuneKalaglow
SternkonigKalaglow
Verglas
1991199219931994199519961997199819992000

2001 - 2010

2001200220032004200520062007200820092010
CozzeneCaro
Parade MarshalCaro
TejanoCaro
With ApprovalCaroWith ApprovalCaro
In ExcessSiberian Express
KaldouneveesKaldoun
SmadounKaldoun
Alphabet SoupCozzene
Indian CharlieIn Excess
Not For SaleParade Marshal
ChichicastenangoKaldounChichicastenango
Mizzen MastCozzene
Admire CozzeneCozzene
Jungle PocketTony Bin
Highest HonorKenmare
KendorKenmare
JeuneKalaglow
SternkonigKalaglow
VerglasHighest Honor
VerglasHighest Honor
KallistoSternkonig
Stormy RiverVerglas
LiteratoKendor
2001200220032004200520062007200820092010

2011 - 2018

2011201220132014201520162017201820192020
In Excess
Kaldounevees
SmadounKaldoun
Alphabet SoupCozzene
Indian Charlie
Not For SaleParade Marshal
Chichic.
Mizzen MastCozzene
Admire Cozzene
Jungle PocketTony Bin
Uncle MoIndian Charlie
Vision d'EtatChichicastenango
SaonoisChichicastenango
NyquistUncle Mo
Verglas
KallistoSternkonig
Stormy RiverVerglas
LiteratoKallisto
Silver FrostVerglas