Ribot spent the first four years at stud in Europe before his departure for the United States. He left seven successful sons: Latin Lover and Molvedo from his first crop, Ribotlight and Romulus from the second one, Ragusa from the third crop, and finally Con Brio and Prince Royal from the fourth crop. Only two of them remained in Europe: Molvedo, despite his victory in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, was a local stallion in Italy. As years went by, all that remained in Great Britain was the Irish Derby and the St. Leger winner Ragusa.
Ragusa was a successful stallion, but it wasn't enough, as he was accompanied only by several random fragments of the line. Later in his career, he was joined by the U.S.-bred Ribero and Lithiot, but neither of them had a real impact. On the other hand, Ribero's full brother and proven stayer Ribocco, a winner of the St. Leger and second from the Derby Stakes, was acquired to stand in the United States, which was quite an arguable move. As for European imports, Graustark's son Jim French had several G1 horses in the families of his daughters. Droll Role, a son of Tom Rolfe, was a very good handicap horse in the U.S., but he failed as a sire in there and failed in Europe too. Droll Role's paternal half-brother Run the Gantlet, another top turf handicap horse in the U.S., sired only stayers Ardross and Commanche Run before he returned to the United States. Probably the last memorable sire of the line in Europe was Law Society, the Irish Derby winner by Alleged, who was both successful damsire and ancestor of national hunt horses, but not a successor of the line.