Of all the British equestrian sport governing bodies, British Eventing does by far the most to support breeders. Their annual stallion rankings are a very interesting guide for breeders looking for some statistical information to back up their own instincts. The annual rankings present both a list of stallions with offspring competing at all levels, and also stallions with young offspring coming through the ranks.
Entering the top 50 sires of young event horses for the first time in 2015 was Bazaars Chief, a minimally marked tobiano stallion standing at Bazaars Stud in Staffordshire. The young event horses rankings are based on points earned by 4 to 8 years olds. Bazaars Chief was ranked 19th, ahead of such well known sires as Primitive Proposal, Kannan, Balou De Rouet and Catherston Liberator.
Bazaars Chief is not only homebred but his sire (Bazaars Exclusive) and damsire (Bazaars Texas) were also bred by the stud. Just last weekend he rubber stamped his own sporting credentials with victory in the CIC* at Brand Hall ridden by Lucas Poole. And this victory was not unexpected given both his own form (2nd in the Intermediate at Bishops Burton last month and a winner of 4 other BE events since he moved up to Novice) and his strong eventing pedigree.
Described by owner Philip Wardle as having all the essential attributes for an eventer – tough, bold, sound, with a lot of Thoroughbred blood and a stellar temperament. He happily combines covering mares with competing, and surely must be an interesting choice for eventing breeders, given his record in sport, his offspring and his pedigree.
Bazaars Chief has many offspring coming up through the ranks, who all seem to inherit his boldness and skill across country. These include:
Bazaars Inca – out of Cromaboo Carousel (Missed Flight xx – Mummy’s Pet xx) successfully placed at BE Novice and number of wins at BE100 and BYEH finalist.
Bazaars Hightown – out of Redmondstown Lady (Campaigner xx) – successful at BE100 and competing Novice
Bazaars Mischief – out of The Cloud (Weet-a-Minute xx – Crowning Honours xx) – BE100
Full Throttle II – out of Charlies Angel – winner at BE100 and BYEH finalist.
My Meme – out of Topaz – winner at BE100
Sand Storm II – out of Muckno Lady (Ard Grandpa – French Wood xx) – multiple placings at BE100 and Novice
Wishes in the Sky – out of Lostock Dream On – multiple winner at BE100
Brookstreet Hamilton – out of Brookstreet Baghera – multiple winner at BE90 and BEF First Premium
Charming Brook – out of Pacific Whisper – BEF Higher First Premium as a foal
|Welton Crackerjack||Welton Gameful|
|Embla Express||Hill Farmer|
|Bazaars Texas||Dallas Bright Spark|
Every stallion should have a strong dam line and Bazaars Chief’s starts with his great granddam Lady Rainbow who was the dam of 4 star eventer Capuchin, who completed both Badminton and Burghley, Capstan (Advanced/CCI***), Capulet (Advanced), Caprice (Intermediate/CCI**) and Cappuccino (CCI** and Juniors).
Her daughter Rococo is the dam of Cap That (CIC**), Captivate (multiple winner BE100 and 169 Foundation Points), Cap In Hand (winner BE90 and well placed BE 4yo) and Capuchin Casanova (6yo winning BE90).
Finally Bazaars Chief’s own dam Capatche has also produced his full sister Bazaars Fizgig (multiple winner BE100). Her sire is the coloured stallion Bazaars Texas who was known for passing jumping aptitude to his stock. He was a grandson of the Selle Francais stallion Dallas who had a pronounced influence on British breeding.
Bazaars Chief’s sire Bazaars Exclusive carries some fabulous British Eventing bloodlines. Exclusive was himself placed in the BYEH finals, and hunted and show jumped. He has produced a good number of advanced and intermediate eventers. His sire Welton Crackerjack was not only an advanced event horse himself but was sire of the winners of all three major CCI**** events – Badminton (Welton Houdini), Burghley (Welton Greylag) and Kentucky (Welton Envoy). Exculsive’s dam sire was the HIS stallion Hill Farmer who sired numerous show winners and show jumpers.