A few of you asked for a pedigree/racing post on the red man, and I actually did all of this before I bought him. Because obsessed.
But getting all of this together took a good chunk of time SO YOU BETTER READ IT AND LIKE IT DAMMIT.
His old owner actually had a race pic, which i think is WICKED cool because I have zero of Yankee and it makes me a sad girl. Sidenote if anyone knows how to track down 9 year old racing pics, it'd be chill if you let me know.
Bacardi's race name is truly abhorrent and I'm changing it immediately. I already have one picked out and its not registered with USEA but I'm not sharing yet... Hint-it has to do with alcohol, HA.
HERE is a link to his pedigree.
I'm also pretty positive this is picture of him at his old racing stable. Came up in google search and it looks a hell of a lot like him....
So thats neat. I dug through his pedigree quite extensively and minus his immediate sire and dam he has some very impressive bloodlines.
On his sire's side the most notable;
-->Storm Cat-Northern Dancer-Secretariat-Bold Ruler-Man O War and on his dam's side; Secretariat-Bold Ruler-Nasrullah-Man O War. War Admiral and Seattle Slew are in there somewhere too.
In case you didn't know me at all, I am ABSOLUTELY obsessed with Man O War and almost peed my pants when I saw that he was related (granted about 10/11 gen's back BUT STILL) TWICE. I guess that's where he gets his red color ;) And its pretty bitchin that he has Secretariat on Gen 5 and 6, BOTH sides. HOW COOL.
I will forever believe that Man O War is the greatest racehorse to ever live and if you want to debate with me, Please-try me ;)
For those of you not interested at all/you already know about the background of some of his grandsire's I give you permission to stop reading now.
For others, here's a brief synopsis of a few of them and a pic of I could find one. (copied from Wiki-not sorry)
Storm Cat-February 27, 1983 – April 24, 2013) was an American Thoroughbred stallion whose breeding fee during the peak of his stud career was $500,000, one of the highest in the world, Grandsire SECRETARIAT
Northern Dancer-(May 27, 1961 – November 16, 1990) was a Canadian-bred Thoroughbred racehorse that won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes and became the most successful sire of the 20th century. The National Thoroughbred Racing Association calls him "one of the most influential sires in Thoroughbred history". In the 1980s, Northern Dancer's stud fee reached $1 million. Although he has been dead for almost 20 years, more Northern Dancer-line horses are Breeder's Cup winners than from any other horse.
SECRETARIAT-(March 30, 1970 – October 4, 1989) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse that in 1973 became the first U.S. Triple Crown winner in 25 years. He set race records in all three events in the series – the Kentucky Derby (1:59 2/5), the Preakness Stakes (1:53), and the Belmont Stakes (2:24) – records that still stand today. He ranked second behind Man o' War in The Blood-Horse's List of the Top 100 U.S. Racehorses of the 20th Century.
Seattle Slew (February 15, 1974 – May 7, 2002) was an American Thoroughbred race horse who won the Triple Crown in 1977—the tenth of eleven horses to accomplish the feat. He remains as the only horse to win the Triple Crown while undefeated (I ACTUALLY HAD MET SEATTLE SLEW :D)
Bold Ruler- April 6, 1954 – July 11, 1971) was an American Thoroughbred Hall of Fame racehorse who won the 1957 Preakness Stakes. He was the sire of two other Hall of Famers, Secretariat and Gamely. Bold Ruler is also the grandsire of Bold Forbes, Foolish Pleasure, Hall of Fame fillies Ruffian and Bold 'n Determined, as well as Spectacular Bid. He is great-grandsire of Seattle Slew. He was the Leading sire in North America for seven straight years between 1963 and 1969
Nasrullah- March 2, 1940 – May 26, 1959) was a Thoroughbred racehorse that was bred in Ireland and trained in the United Kingdom before becoming a champion sire in both Europe and North America.
War Admiral- (May 2, 1934 – October 30, 1959) was an American thoroughbred racehorse, the offspring of Man o' War and Brushup.War Admiral won 21 of his 26 starts, including the Pimlico Special and the U.S. Triple Crown in 1937. War Admiral was voted 1937 American Horse of the Year, beating his nephew, Seabiscuit
MAN O WAR-Lexington, Kentucky, March 29, 1917 – Faraway Farm, November 1, 1947) is considered one of the greatest Thoroughbred racehorses of all time. During his career just after World War I, he won 20 of 21 races and $249,465 in purses. In easily winning the 1⅛-mile Preakness Stakes, Man o' War set a new Pimlico track record of 1:38-3/5 for a mile, then was eased up for the final eighth of a mile to finish in a time of 1:51-3/5. The horse was next sent to Elmont, New York, for the Belmont Stakes. Man o' War won the then-1⅜-mile race by 20 lengths, setting another American record with a time of 2:14.20, beating Sir Barton's record set the previous year by over three seconds. That year, he also won the Dwyer Stakes, the Travers Stakes, the Stuyvesant Handicap, and the Jockey Club Gold Cup. As the racing season wound down, no one wanted to race against the seemingly invincible Man o' War, who had easily won every race he entered. In the Lawrence Realization Stakes, no other horse was willing to go up against him until Mrs. Riddle's niece, Sarah Jeffords entered Hoodwink. Man o' War won by more than 100 lengths while setting a new world record of 2:40-4/5 for a mile and five-eighths, besting the previous record by six seconds in a track record that still stands.The final start of Man o' War's career came in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, in the Kenilworth Park Gold Cup (the first race to be filmed in its entirety). For this 1¼-mile match race, Man o' War ran against Sir Barton but easily drew away in the first furlong and was slowed to win by seven lengths. Over his two-year career, Man o' War won 20 of 21 races, setting three world records, two American records and three track records.
I wish I could find better pics of Man O War galloping, he was a boss ass bitch.
All in all, Bacardi has some sweet lineage. Kinda cool to own a horse with so much history. I've done one on Yankee before, but I am not sure exactly where that post is...
HERE is Yankee's pedigree. He also has Northern Dancer a ways back and Bold Ruler, Nasrullah, Native Dancer AND Man O War 8 gen's back!!