Written March 2001

Danzig is from the LADY SUSAN family and would benefit by the presence of other family members BLETCHINGLY, ROCKEFELLA, KAMPALA and SHOWOFF II.   Sons of Bletchingly with daughters of breeding age include CANNY LAD, SIR LAURENCE, BEST WESTERN, COSSACK WARRIOR, BUREAUCRACY, OPERA PRINCE and KENNY’S BEST PAL.

Danzig’s grandsire Nearctic works very well with STAR KINGDOM and ALIBHAI, who both repeat his Hyperion / Tracery cross.  Star Kingdom will also appreciate the presence of two lines of Princequillo in Anabaa.  He also shares a pattern with Star Kingdom. Anabaa’s flying filly Donna Natalia is by the Star Kingdom line stallion, Marscay.

Nearctic and Vienna in Anabaa are PRETTY POLLY family members.  Others to look for in broodmares include Donatello II, Colorado Kid, Persian Garden, The Cobbler, Don, Brigadier Gerard, Jungle Boy, Artaius, Great Nephew, Seventh Hussar, Indian Hemp, Romantic, Supreme Court, Arctic Explorer, Marsayas, Guersant, Huntercombe, Luthier, St. Paddy and Pardao.  Pretty Polly’s sister MIRANDA is the ancestress of Tehran, Sind, Foxbridge, Aloe, Foolish Pleasure, and Gold Nib. COUNTY, DIEU D’OR, MAIZCAY and CITIDANCER are broodmare sires who trace directly to this line.


Mares carrying COURT MARTIAL should also work well with Anabaa.  He is bred on the same cross as Petition in Danzig.  Court Martial is most commonly found as the sire of WILKES, in turn sire of VAIN.  Vain appears in the pedigree of Centaine, the damsire of Anabaa’s promising son, King of Prussia.

Anabaa is from the PARAFFIN family line mare Balbonella, this family also being represented by Tudor Melody within the first seven generations of Anabaa’s pedigree.  Linebreeding to this influential family is very successful.  Mares carrying such individuals as Ringmaster, Heroic, Cicero, Panorama, Prince Palatine, Ladas, Hawaii, Admiral’s Walk, Whistler, Case Ace, Ahonoora, Shirley Heights, Spoiled Lad, Bold Reasoning, Never Say Die, Darling Boy, Speak John will reinforce this line.  Current and future broodmare sires RORY’S JESTER, ARCH SCULPTOR, ZEDITAVE, IDEAL PLANET, ZOFFANY, SPECTRUM, GOLD CARAT, SEQUALO, SHEPHERD’S FIELD and BELLOTTO further enhance this family strength.

Sir Gaylord in Anabaa’s damsire’s pedigree works very well with his half brother, Secretariat.  DEHERE, KINGSTON RULE and AL KHAWAANEEG mares all offer a line to Secretariat.   The pedigree of Donna Natalia possesses another member of this family, Moslem Chief, through her dam Marskin.

Likewise, Never Bend, sire of Anabaa’s second dam, crosses successfully with his half brother Bold Reason.  Damsire of SADLER’S WELLS, FAIRY KING and TATE GALLERY, Bold Reason is accessible for matings with Anabaa.

Anabaa’s damsire Gay Mecene is out of Gay Missile.  She is second dam of SPECTACULAR SPY and third dam of BITE THE BULLET and HONOR GRADES.  Honor Grades looks particularly appealing as the sire of broodmares for Anabaa, as his damsire is Secretariat.

Anabaa’s dam carries two ‘clusters’ of Nearco / Princequillo crosses.  This pattern can be reinforced by introducing mares with ancestors such as Mill Reef, Secretariat, Dignitas, Chieftain, Seattle Slew, Lomond, First Consul, Imperialist, Without Fear, Key to the Kingdom, Targowice, Bold Lad (USA) and Kris S.  Amongst others, GODSWALK, BROCCO, CITIDANCER, AIR DE FRANCE and HAULPAK mares possess reinforcement of this cross.

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