Milton’s Real Name

If I ever show Milton at the FEI levels, I will have to pay $1000 or show him under his racing name.

The FEI will first default to the name of the horse in a document issued at birth … (or) … the horse’s first studbook document … (or) … the first original document issued for the horse. Eventing Nation: New FEI Rule Charges $1,000 Fee for Passport Name Changes, Adding Prefixes

If the horse has no documentation, please yourself. I guess.

Clearly, this is not a pressing concern. However, it did make me realize that I never shared his race name. For a compulsive data freak such as myself, this is an inexplicable oversight.


Day One
Day One

Major Conn
by Bold Executive out of Ginger Gerry
with contributions by Bold Ruler (4 generations back), Northern Dancer (4), & Native Dancer (5)
2 starts, $790
Pedigree Online

Good? Bad? I have no idea. Anyone understand TB bloodlines?

10 thoughts on “Milton’s Real Name

  1. Depending on what crosses are back there, it sounds like he’s respectably bred. Bold Ruler threw a lot of distance runners. Ditto Northern and Native Dancer. Would be interesting to see what the dam’s line looks like; I’m not familiar with this particular one. Cameo was a Bold Ruler granddaughter.

      1. Did provide. Nice lines and some nice multiples. More of a distance horse than sprint material. And the Nearco lines are usually good jumpers.

  2. It’s a fairly typical Ontario-bred TB pedigree. Lots and lots of Northern Dancer. 🙂 Ginger Gerry was one of Great Gladiator’s better daughters, made $100K, and the Gladiator himself was a stalwart of the Ontario breeding scene for a loooong time – he was a big sturdy gray, stood not far from my place, and still has a lot of offspring around. One of the things I really like about him was he was a Damascus grandson. Sound, tough, sensible. My Toddy was also a grandson of Damascus. On the top side, you’ve got Bold Ruckus, which is also a nice one to see close up. He also stood not far from my place, was a bit more of a sprinter, very popular, earned his chef-de-race designation. My Parker has Bold Ruckus a couple generations back through his sire, Rather Well.

    1. Thanks for the Canadian-side update. I knew the Northern/Native Dancer lines from their Virginia/Maryland progeny. The Damascus line really is sound and sensible. We had a couple of yearling sons of his, and they were easy to work with, unlike a lot of others.

  3. Thus displaying my total lack of breeding knowledge. At least I am not alone. The majority of American riders are shockingly lax about taking an interest in bloodlines. Certainly compared to (with?) the Europeans. And Canadians.

  4. I LOVE Damascus blood. Sadly, it is now becoming very difficult to find. Five or six generations back if you can find it at all. There’s no avoiding the Dancer in Ontario, though. You’d be hard-pressed to find a TB here with no Northern Dancer in his background. (Toddy, my dear departed Damascus grandson, was that exception — he was Damascus on the top and Run For Nurse on the bottom, no Dancer at all, total outcross … but he was also bred in Kentucky, not here.)

    1. Northern Baby was my absolute all-time favorite son of the Dancer. He threw amazing jumpers and jump-racers. Sound, sane and speedy. I always wanted one of his get, but they were pricey, pricey.

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