The Twain – Sire of Eventing Champions

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1993 Chestnut | 16.2 hands | 9.25″ cannon bone
Pedigree

1538754_10201784631435508_950584864_nDragonfire is extremely proud to announce the addition of The Twain to our roster of stallions. The Twain boasts the bluest of blood from across North America, Europe, New Zealand and Ireland, and now this grand stallion is available to you! If you want to breed an International Eventing Star, look no further than Wilton, California. The Twain is the perfect choice for Warmblood or Irish mare owners looking for more blood, as well as a smart cross for Thoroughbred mares that need more substance and style.

IMG_5617His sire, Green Dancer, was a stakes winner in France, winning the French Classic before retiring to stud. He went on to Kentucky for breeding, where he sired many million dollar winners, as well as steeplechase stars. Green Dancer was named the French Leading Sire in 1991.

The Twain brings the blood of NIJINSKY to the front of his papers as his grandsire. During Nijinsky’s brilliant career, he became an English Triple Crown winner, set a European earnings record, was Europe’s Horse of the Year in 1970, and was syndicated for a world-record price. He was historically important for establishing the international reputation of his sire, Northern Dancer. Retired to stud at Claiborne Farm in Kentucky, Nijinsky was the Leading Sire in Great Britain, Ireland and eventually the Leading Broodmare Sire in North America.

IMG_5618Sir Tristram, sire of The Twain’s dam, was the greatest Thoroughbred stud in New Zealand racing history. He was Irish-bred and raced in Ireland, England, France and also in the U.S. in the Kentucky Derby. He was then bought and retired to stud in New Zealand, where he sired over 140 stakes winners and an extraordinary 45 group one winners, including three Melbourne Cup winners. One of the most sought after performance sire lines of modern day breeding, Sir Tristram’s influence has been incredibly widespread, particularly in International Show Jumping and Eventing.

The Twain is the sire of the 2013 West Coast Young Event Horse Four Year Old Champion, Classic Twain DF (full TB). (pictured below)

Sire of USEA FEH Champion, Soul Twain DF (full TB out of Lady’s Comet)

 

For further information or a breeding contract for The Twain, please email us!

Proof is in the pudding, so check out the names of these recent CCI4*, Olympic, and WEG top ten finishers that are directly related to Twain through Nijinsky’s sire line as well as Sir Tristram’s sire line.

  • The Foreman
  • Gin & Juice
  • Calico Joe
  • Donner
  • All Luck
  • Toy Town
  • Critical Decision
  • Casoar des Touches
  • Nullabor
  • Mayhem III
  • Primmore’s Pride
  • Bonza Puzzle
  • Poilu
  • Brandenberg’s Joshua
  • Connigar Bay
  • Hide And Seek II
  • Over To You
  • Moon Fleet
  • Hyppolyte
  • Upstage
  • Orient Express
  • Carousel Quest
  • Two Thyme
  • Call Again Cavalier
  • Lamicell Charizard
  • Woodburn
  • Balmoral K.S. Roscoe
  • Kirby Park Allofasudden
  • Yeoman’s Point
  • Lenamore
  • Shaabrak
  • Snip
  • Silence
  • La Biosthetique Sam
  • Lead The Way
  • Theodore O’Connor
  • Courageous Comet
  • Tipperary Liadnan
  • Neville Bardos
  • Calico Joe
  • Donner

 

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