Teddy's Sireline

Author: Jana Nemeckova, published: 9th October 2018

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The development and dynamics of the sireline are apparent from the charts. There was the extreme potential of such stars as Sir Gallahad, Bull Dog, or Damascus. On the other hand, sires of the line were often in trouble when they were asked to produce a male successor, especially in Europe. Also, this line was never successful in South America, Australia or Japan, which is the interesting observation.

To be accurate, we have to remark that several sires did very well in South America. Formasterus was the champion sire in Brazil, and Cardington King, Solazo, and Mat-Boy all reached the top three in either leading sires' list or broodmare sires' list in Argentina. Still, we're talking only about several random names. As for Australia, New Zealand and Japan, the line never produced local leading sires, and never even extended itself to the second generation. Probably the greatest local success of the line was the Australian-bred Zephyr Bay, a son of Biscay out of a Pan II mare.

South Africa, which is, however, still separated from the top world breeding, imported only two major stallions. Royal Prerogative, a half-brother to Hethersett, spent 11 years at stud and became a leading sire of the 1987 season. Rollins, an unraced son of Damascus out of a full sister to Roberto, spent probably only about six years there but sired a dam of Jet Master, the great racehorse and multiple champion sire.

The line never suffered from massive exports, but those which happened were sometimes quite surprising moves. Sir Gallahad, who was the top three-year-old in France, can be considered as one of them. Another was Aethelstan, who followed Sir Gallahad, Bull Dog, and his sire Teddy to the States. Aethelstan was a former classic sire in France, but most of his American progeny won from two to sixteen thousand dollars.

Three horses, who made the same trip, were Hierocles, Vezzano, and Antonio Canale. The latter two were Italian classic winners, which is not a common type of horse for export at all - unless you have the double 'Arc' winner, of course. While Vezzano left at least Blue Grouse, the ancestress of champions Estrapade and Criminal Type, Antonio Canale left only many unraced foals and poor runners. Hierocles was a similar case as Vezzano, as one of his American daughters became the ancestress of Gato Del Sol. Hierocles also entered history books as the third sire of Dahlia, but her granddam Adorada was born in Argentina, not in the U.S.

Several horses also came from the other side of Atlantic to Europe. One of those most surprising ones was the multiple American champion Coaltown, both stablemate and paternal half-brother to Citation. Coaltown was no great success in the States and didn't do any better in France. However, also Coaltown can be found in modern pedigrees because his mating with successful broodmare Tourzima resulted in his greatest success: a family of the European champion Sinndar.

Both Black Devil and Neptune, who stand out in the scheme much earlier than Coaltown, were European-raced colts. But Hill Gail, the 1952 Kentucky Derby winner, wasn't. He was retired to stand at stud in Ireland, and influenced Saint Cyrien, Furry Glen, and also Ahonoora via his son Martial. Iron Liege, who won the Kentucky Derby five years later, wasn't so lucky in France. His top progeny includes only German half-brothers Expert and Esclavo, both out of the great family of Diatome. Mark-Ye-Well, the top handicap horse in the U.S., was sold to Sweden and disappeared from the big breeding scene. And for the record, his U.S.-bred son Spy Well was a classic-placed European runner. Still, he ended up in Japan, and so did Iron Liege.

The U.S. Horse of the Year Sword Dancer began the European part of his stud career in 1971, three years after his legendary son Damascus retired from racing. Sword Dancer spent eight years in Europe, and the only top horses, which have roots in this period, are the European champion filly Soviet Song, and the U.S. G1 winner Milwaukee Brew. Both are descendants of Sword Dancer's daughter Swalthee.

It's always hard to estimate the impact of breeding decisions, especially of those seemingly wrong ones. However, it's at least doubtful whether these particular decisions helped the line at all.

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

1911 - 1920

1911191219131914191519161917191819191920
Teddy

1921 - 1930

1921192219231924192519261927192819291930
Teddy
Sir Gall.Sir GallahadTeddy
AethelstanTeddy
PtolemyTeddy
AsterusTeddy

1931 - 1940

1931193219331934193519361937193819391940
TeddyTeddy
Sir GallahadTeddy
Gallant FoxSir Gallahad
InscoSir Gallahad
Sir AndrewSir Gallahad
HadagalSir Gallahad
High QuestSir Gallahad
Black DevilSir Gallahad
OmahaGallant Fox
Count GallahadSir Gallahad
FlaresGallant Fox
Sir Damion
AethelstanTeddyAethelstanTeddy
DeiriAethelstan
LouqsorAethelstan
FantasticAethelstan
Cor de Ch.
PtolemyTeddy
AsterusTeddy
FormasterusAsterus
AbjerAsterus
AstrophelAsterus
Bull DogTeddy
ColdstreamBull Dog
Bull Lea
Silver Horde
OrtelloTeddy
ActorOrtello
BrumeuxTeddy
TruculentTeddy
Bishop's RockTeddyBishop's RockTeddy
ShredTeddy
AventinTeddy
Quatre BrasTeddy
SalpiglossisTeddy
Sun TeddyTeddy
Case AceTeddy
Teddy's CometTeddy
Flag of T.

1941 - 1950

1941194219431944194519461947194819491950
Sir GallahadTeddy
Gallant FoxSir Gallahad
Sir AndrewSir Gallahad
HadagalSir Gallahad
High QuestSir Gallahad
Black DevilSir Gallahad
OmahaGallant Fox
Count GallahadSir Gallahad
FlaresGallant Fox
Sir DamionSir Gallahad
Fighting FoxSir Gallahad
RomanSir Gallahad
AmphitheatreSir Gallahad
Bold IrishmanSir Gallahad
Chop ChopFlares
Black RockBlack Devil
Fight. Don
AethelstanTeddy
DeiriAethelstan
LouqsorAethelstan
FantasticAethelstan
Cor de ChasseAethelstan
TresorLouqsor
MajanoDeiri
MaurepasAethelstan
Deux-Pour-CentDeiri
Bey
FormasterusAsterus
AstrophelAsterus
AtysAsterus
JockAsterus
HieroclesAbjerHieroclesAbjer
NoscaAbjer
TifinarAbjer
Sunny BoyJock
MagnatAsterus
HarlekinMagnat
Nebelwerfer
Bull DogTeddy
ColdstreamBull Dog
Bull LeaBull Dog
Silver HordeBull Dog
TigerBull Dog
Teddy WrackBull Dog
Bull BrierBull Dog
War DogBull Dog
Our BootsBull Dog
Bull ReighBull Dog
OccupationBull Dog
DogpatchBull Dog
Bull DandyBull Lea
OccupyBull Dog
The Doge
Degage
Faultless
OrtelloTeddy
ActorOrtello
MoroniOrtello
VezzanoOrtelloVezzanoOrtello
ZuccarelloOrtello
TorbidoOrtello
AllgauOrtello
MacherioOrtello
BrumeuxTeddy
Bish. Rock
AventinTeddy
Quatre BrasTeddy
SalpiglossisTeddy
Flag of TruceTruculent
PorphyrosBishop's Rock
BorealisBrumeux
AnsitzAventin
Sun TeddyTeddy
Sun AgainSun Teddy
Case AceTeddy
LochinvarCase Ace
PavotCase Ace
Teddy's CometTeddy

1951 - 1960

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1951195219531954195519561957195819591960
OmahaGallant Fox
Sir DamionSir Gallahad
Fighting FoxGallant Fox
RomanSir Gallahad
AmphitheatreSir Gallahad
Bold IrishmanSir Gallahad
Chop ChopFlares
Black RockBlack Devil
Fight. DonFighting DonFighting Fox
I WillRoman
CoaltownBull LeaCoaltownBull Lea
Crafty AdmiralFighting Fox
Hasty RoadRoman
NeptuneCrafty Admiral
Cor de ChasseAethelstan
TresorLouqsor
MajanoDeiri
MaurepasAethelstan
Deux-Pour-CentDeiri
Vezzano
BeyDeiri
TantiemeDeux-Pour-Cent
Flush RoyalMajano
Beigler BeyBey
TanerkoTantieme
Formasterus
Astrophel
AtysAsterus
HieroclesAbjer
NoscaAbjer
TifinarAbjer
Sunny BoyJock
PanPanAtysPan
Sica BoySunny Boy
Soleil LevantSunny Boy
YorickSunny Boy
MagnatAsterus
HarlekinMagnat
NebelwerferMagnat
ColdstreamBull Dog
Silver HordeBull Dog
TigerBull Dog
Teddy WrackBull Dog
Bull BrierBull Dog
War DogBull Dog
Our BootsBull Dog
OccupationBull Dog
DogpatchBull Dog
OccupyBull Dog
The DogeBull Dog
Noble ImpulseBull Dog
John's JoyBull Dog
Swoon's SonThe Doge
Bull LeaBull Dog
Bull DandyBull Lea
DegageBull Lea
FaultlessBull Lea
Beau MaxBull Lea
Bull PageBull Lea
CitationBull Lea
Hill GailBull Lea
Mark-Ye-WellBull Lea
Commodore MBull Lea
Iron LiegeBull Lea
High Rank
MoroniOrtello
Vezzano
ZuccarelloOrtello
TorbidoOrtello
AllgauOrtello
MacherioOrtello
Antonio CanaleTorbido
AmberZuccarello
BernardusAllgau
HidalgoMacherio
Flag of TruceTruculent
BorealisBrumeux
AnsitzAventin
Cardington KingBorealis
Sun AgainSun Teddy
PalestinianSun Again
SunglowSun Again
Promised Land
Case AceTeddy
LochinvarCase Ace
PavotCase Ace
Teddy's CometTeddy

1961 - 1970

1961196219631964196519661967196819691970
Chop ChopFlares
Fighting DonFighting Fox
I WillRoman
Crafty AdmiralFighting Fox
Hasty RoadRoman
NeptuneCrafty Admiral
Victoria ParkChop Chop
Roman LineRoman
CatullusRoman
Run For NurseHasty Road
Admiral's VoyageCrafty Admiral
NeptunusNeptuneNeptunus
Third MartiniHasty Road
Forlorn RiverFighting Don
TantiemeDeux-Pour-Cent
Flush RoyalMajano
Beigler BeyBey
TanerkoTantieme
AgioTantieme
MatchTantieme
OakvilleTantieme
RelkoTanerko
RelianceTantieme
Djakao
NoscaAbjer
PanAtys
Sica BoySunny Boy
Soleil LevantSunny Boy
YorickSunny Boy
TamanarSunny BoyTamanarSunny Boy
DarannourSunny Boy
Magnat
HarlekinMagnat
NebelwerferMagnat
KaiseradlerNebelwerfer
CarolusHarlekin
AveiroHarlekin
OccupyBull Dog
The DogeBull Dog
John's JoyBull Dog
Swoon's SonThe Doge
Bull LeaBull Dog
Bull Dandy
DegageBull Lea
Umbrella FellaDegage
FaultlessBull Lea
Beau MaxBull Lea
Bull PageBull Lea
CitationBull Lea
Hill GailBull Lea
Mark-Ye-WellBull Lea
Commodore M.Bull Lea
Iron LiegeBull LeaIron LiegeBull Lea
High RankHill Gail
MartialHill GailMartialHill Gail
Watch Your StepCitation
New ProvidenceBull Page
Spy WellMark-Ye-Well
SolazoBeau Max
Torbido
MacherioOrtello
Antonio CanaleTorbidoAntonio CanaleTorbido
AmberZuccarello
BernardusAllgau
HidalgoMacherio
Borealis
Cardington KingBorealis
PantheonBorealis
Sun AgainSun Teddy
PalestinianSun Again
Promised LandPalestinian
SunglowSun Again
Sword DancerSunglow
Damascus
Underst.
Wise Exch.
PavotCase Ace
StratmatLochinvar

1971 - 1980

1971197219731974197519761977197819791980
Hasty RoadRoman
NeptuneCrafty Admiral
Victoria ParkChop Chop
Roman LineRoman
CatullusCatullusRomanCatullus
Admiral's VoyageCrafty Admiral
NeptunusNeptune
Third MartiniHasty Road
Forlorn RiverFighting Don
Kennedy RoadVictoria Park
TanerkoTantieme
OakvilleTantieme
RelkoTanerko
RelianceTantieme
DjakaoRelko
BretonRelko
KautokeinoRelko
Rocky MountainTanerko
LombardAgio
CaracolTanerko
RascolnikReliance
Royal Prer.Royal PrerogativeRelko
MatunBeigler Bey
RelkinoRelko
Frere Basile
PanAtys
YorickSunny Boy
TamanarSunny Boy
DarannourSunny Boy
KaiseradlerNebelwerfer
CarolusHarlekin
AveiroHarlekin
WindwurfKaiseradler
John's JoyBull Dog
Swoon's SonThe Doge
Umbrella FellaDegage
Bull PageBull Lea
Iron Liege
High RankHill Gail
MartialHill Gail
Watch Your StepCitation
New ProvidenceBull Page
Spy WellSpy WellMark-Ye-Well
SolazoBeau Max
Promised LandPalestinian
Sword DancerSunglow
DamascusSword Dancer
UnderstandingPromised Land
Wise ExchangePromised Land
CutlassDamascus
JudgerDamascus
AccipiterDamascus
AmalgamDamascus
MatsadoonDamascus
Timeless MomentDamascus
Soy Numero UnoDamascus
ZenDamascus
BailjumperDamascus
BernardusAllgau
Cardington KingBorealis
PantheonBorealis
StratmatLochinvar

1981 - 1990

1981198219831984198519861987198819891990
Victoria ParkChop Chop
CatullusRoman
Neptunus
Kennedy RoadVictoria Park
Relko
KautokeinoRelko
Rocky M.
LombardAgio
Caracol
RascolnikReliance
Royal PrerogativeRelko
MatunBeigler Bey
RelkinoRelko
PerraultDjakaoPerraultDjakao
Mat-BoyMatun
DarannourSunny Boy
Kaiseradler
Carolus
AveiroHarlekin
WindwurfKaiseradler
Umbrella FellaDegage
DamascusSword Dancer
Wise ExchangePromised Land
CutlassDamascus
JudgerDamascus
AccipiterDamascus
AmalgamDamascus
MatsadoonDamascus
Tímeless MomentDamascus
Soy Numero UnoDamascus
ZenDamascus
BailjumperDamascus
Private AccountDamascus
RollinsDamascus
Desert WineDamascus
Time For a ChangeDamascus
OgygianDamascus
Skip TrialBailjumper
Personal Flag
P. Terms

1991 - 2000

1991199219931994199519961997199819992000
Kennedy RoadVictoria Park
MatunBeigler Bey
PerraultDjakao
Mat-BoyMatun
FestinMat-BoyFestinMat-Boy
WindwurfKaiseradler
CutlassDamascus
MatsadoonDamascus
Timeless MomentDamascus
ZenDamascus
BailjumperDamascus
Private AccountDamascus
Desert WineDamascus
Time For a ChangeDamascus
OgygianDamascusOgygianDamascus
Skip TrialBailjumper
Personal FlagPrivate Account
Private TermsPrivate Account
Eastern EchoDamascus
Corporate ReportPrivate Account
Gilded TimeTimeless Moment
Fly So FreeTime For a Change
Unaccounted ForPrivate Account
Afternoon DeelitesPrivate Terms
Skip AwaySkip Trial

2001 - 2010

2001200220032004200520062007200820092010
FestinMat-Boy
Desert WineDamascus
OgygianDamascus
Skip TrialDamascus
Personal FlagPrivate Account
Private TermsPrivate Account
Eastern EchoDamascus
Corporate ReportPrivate Account
Gilded TimeTimeless Moment
Fly So Free
Unacc. ForUnaccounted ForPrivate Account
Afternoon DeelitesPrivate Terms
Skip AwaySkip Trial

2011 - 2018

2011201220132014201520162017201820192020
C. Report
Gilded T.
Unaccounted ForPrivate Account
A.Deelites
SkipshotSkip Away