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With permission, I am posting these comments received some weeks ago from John Munro of Classic Equine, following my blog on the Interdominion Final pedigrees, and my request for more information about Beautide.

I also looked at the bottom of the pedigree of Beautide – just like most of the good horses you find a TB base.
Dam of Black Annie (Family A41) – by Honest Dixie from Walkers mare by Honest Harry. Dam of Honest Harry is Miss Stockham (tb or part TB) – VIC origin
Black Annie (1919) (TAS) by Patron. Dam of Patron is Louise by St Louis whose dam is Oakleaf. Oakleaf by Bob Mason who carries Prunella maternally from American Star mare which is all TB
Annie Ash (1936) TAS by Asshie, whose dam Lady Giant is by Tuxedo Junior – the maternal line goes back to Goldsbrough (tb), recognised as one of the top BM sires in Aus at the time.
Annies Design (1954) by Raiders Design. He brings Pride of Lincoln thru Wildwood Junior – almost certain to be 100% TB !
Anne Byrd (1967) by Express Byrd. Maternally adds the McKinney sisters bringing in Alcantara (Penelope)
Barrington Lass (1982) by Holly Sand. Adios Martha brings in oodles of Miss Russell (tb) and Alcycone (same as Alcantara)
Gorse Bush (1996) by Ticket to Heaven adds more goodies incl Ensign Hanover (Golden Miss), McKinneys and Miss Russell for Africa.
Also interesting to look at the current French breeding (trotters of course!) and see the constant re-occurence of key mares – all going back to TB. Especially when they are doubled back into the maternal pedigree. Does this explain why the French horses are becoming more TB looking with high speed ?? Particularly Nesmile and Mr Dubois love of crossing Speedy Somolli / brothers/sisters with Nesmile.I did a bit of research for Bevan Grice on their MAVIS WOOD family. Surprise – her pedigree is littered with Waxy/Penelope and Pocahontas thru some very good TB’s. Also has a horse called AMEER in a maternal line – was an Arab bought direct from the Bedouins and shipped to Aus thru India. Ameer is also in the pedigree of Beautide but not in a running maternal line.

I’m not familiar with any of this, it goes back a long way in terms of families and influences, further than I am used to. But it’s very interesting, so thanks to John for adding this dimension to the discussion.

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