Thoroughbred Bloodlines and Big Brown
I am curious to see what people from around the globe consider a good Thoroughbred bloodline for things such as eventing, jumping, dressage, pleasure. In Australia, the best jumping TB line is considered to be a stallion called Bayalaq (or however you spell it), but the best hacking (competition judged on conformation, looks and obedience) TB line is thought by many to be Sir Tristram. Whats your fave TB line? Which stallion is getting known for producing good performance horses? Also, what do Americans think about Big Brown going to stud in Australia?
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