Teddy's Sireline In Europe

Author: Jana Nemeckova, published: 9th October 2018

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When speaking of Teddy's line, many racing fans will recall its American success of Bull Lea or Damascus. But Teddy's line in Europe was also important, and it owed this success to three sons of Teddy: Aethelstan, Asterus, and Ortello.

Italian-bred Ortello was the top horse of his generation in Italy and won the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe almost 30 years before the Italian superstar Ribot. He spent his entire stud career home in Italy, and his influence became limited by geographical distribution. Still, his progeny included the exceptional number of classic winners in both Italy and Germany, and his traces are present in pedigrees of such sires as Fortino, Dschinghis Khan, or Bering.

Aethelstan was a useful horse in France up to a distance of two miles, and his greatest success was the third-place finish in the Prix d'Ispahan. Both his classic-winning son Fantastic, the third from the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe behind Corrida, and Maurepas, the second in the French Guineas behind Djebel, were successful sires. The latter one was the ancestor of Sea-Bird. But it was the Prix Royal-Oak winner Deiri, whose tail-male line continued to Tantieme, and then to Tanerko, Reliance, and Relko, creating the most powerful branch of the sireline in the 1970s.

Asterus, a classic winner and leading sire in France, entered stud a year after Aethelstan, and both spent only ten years in Europe. Aethelstan was sent to the United States, and Asterus died untimely at the age of 15. Asterus' branch still peaked earlier than Aethelstan's, in the 1950s and 1960s, respectively. It was mostly thanks to sons of Abjer and Sunny Boy. A big part of this success belonged to the German branch of Magnat, his son Nebelwerfer, and grandson Kaiseradler. They managed to establish one of the traditional local lines in Germany, which knocked on the door of the 21st century.

Tantieme and his sons were great damsires, and the group of sires they influenced includes Persian Bold, Kris, Surumu, or Linamix. But the branch always had troubles getting a dominant male successor. Another main trait of the line was its 'affinity' to Germany, where the line had many sires from both Magnat's branch, which traces back to Asterus, and from the branch of Deiri and Tantieme. They included Tanerko's sons Le Mas Marvent, Caracol, and Ebano, and also his grandson Lombard, who became immortal as the third sire of Galileo. Magnat's branch, on the other hand, influenced both German and former Eastern German breeding, and Kaiseradler's son Windwurf became one of the very last major stallions of the whole line. With his last foals born in 1998, it's clear there won't be any male descendant again, but the swan song of the line includes female influence in such current stars as Fame And Glory, Farrh, or Almandin.

Timelines

1911 - 1920

1911191219131914191519161917191819191920
Teddy

1921 - 1930

1921192219231924192519261927192819291930
Teddy
Sir Gall.
AethelstanTeddy
PtolemyTeddy
AsterusTeddy

1931 - 1940

1931193219331934193519361937193819391940
Teddy
Black DevilSir Gallahad
AethelstanTeddy
DeiriAethelstan
LouqsorAethelstan
FantasticAethelstan
Cor de Ch.
PtolemyTeddy
AsterusTeddy
AbjerAsterus
AstrophelAsterus
OrtelloTeddy
BrumeuxTeddy
TruculentTeddy
Bishop's RockTeddy
ShredTeddy
AventinTeddy
SalpiglossisTeddy
Flag of T.

1941 - 1950

1941194219431944194519461947194819491950
Black DevilSir Gallahad
Black RockBlack Devil
DeiriAethelstan
LouqsorAethelstan
FantasticAethelstan
Cor de ChasseAethelstan
TresorLouqsor
MajanoDeiri
MaurepasAethelstan
Deux-Pour-CentDeiri
Bey
AstrophelAsterus
AtysAsterus
JockAsterus
HieroclesAbjer
NoscaAbjer
TifinarAbjer
Sunny BoyJock
MagnatAsterus
HarlekinMagnat
Nebelwerfer
OrtelloTeddy
MoroniOrtello
VezzanoOrtello
ZuccarelloOrtello
TorbidoOrtello
AllgauOrtello
MacherioOrtello
BrumeuxTeddy
AventinTeddy
SalpiglossisTeddy
Flag of TruceTruculent
PorphyrosBishop's Rock
BorealisBrumeux
AnsitzAventin

1951 - 1960

1951195219531954195519561957195819591960
Black RockBlack Devil
Fighting DonFighting Fox
CoaltownBull Lea
NeptuneCrafty Admiral
Cor de ChasseAethelstan
TresorLouqsor
MajanoDeiri
MaurepasAethelstan
Deux-Pour-CentDeiri
BeyDeiri
TantiemeDeux-Pour-Cent
Flush RoyalMajano
TanerkoTantieme
Astrophel
AtysAsterus
NoscaAbjer
TifinarAbjer
Sunny BoyJock
PanAtysPanAtys
Sica BoySunny Boy
Soleil LevantSunny Boy
YorickSunny Boy
MagnatAsterus
HarlekinMagnat
NebelwerferMagnat
Hill GailBull Lea
Iron LiegeBull Lea
MoroniOrtello
ZuccarelloOrtello
TorbidoOrtello
AllgauOrtello
MacherioOrtello
Antonio CanaleTorbido
AmberZuccarello
BernardusAllgau
Flag of TruceTruculent
BorealisBrumeux
AnsitzAventin

1961 - 1970

1961196219631964196519661967196819691970
Fighting DonFighting Fox
NeptunusNeptune
Forlorn RiverFighting Don
TantiemeDeux-Pour-Cent
Flush RoyalMajano
TanerkoTantieme
AgioTantieme
MatchTantieme
RelkoTanerko
RelianceTantieme
Djakao
NoscaAbjer
PanAtys
Sica BoySunny Boy
Soleil LevantSunny Boy
YorickSunny Boy
TamanarSunny Boy
Magnat
HarlekinMagnat
NebelwerferMagnat
KaiseradlerNebelwerfer
CarolusHarlekin
AveiroHarlekin
Hill GailBull Lea
Mark-Ye-WellBull Lea
Iron LiegeBull Lea
MartialHill Gail
Spy WellMark-Ye-Well
Torbido
MacherioOrtello
Antonio CanaleTorbido
AmberZuccarello
BernardusAllgau
Borealis
PantheonBorealis

1971 - 1980

1971197219731974197519761977197819791980
Forlorn RiverFighting Don
TanerkoTantieme
RelkoTanerko
RelianceTantieme
DjakaoRelko
BretonRelko
KautokeinoRelko
LombardAgio
CaracolTanerko
Royal Prer.
RelkinoRelko
Frere Basile
PanAtys
YorickSunny Boy
KaiseradlerNebelwerfer
CarolusHarlekin
AveiroHarlekin
WindwurfKaiseradler
Spy Well
Sword DancerSunglow
BernardusAllgau
PantheonBorealis

1981 - 1990

1981198219831984198519861987198819891990
Relko
KautokeinoRelko
LombardAgio
Caracol
RelkinoRelko
PerraultDjakao
Kaiseradler
Carolus
AveiroHarlekin
WindwurfKaiseradler

1991 - 2000

1991199219931994199519961997199819992000
PerraultDjakao
WindwurfKaiseradler