Friday, September 30, 2016

10/1/16 Callaway's Johnny Gillen, The Wing Commander Legacy Part 3

Callaway's Johnny Gillen was another colt sired by Wing Commander from his 1959 crop.  He was out of Betty Weldon's former show mare, Fourth Estate by Kalarama Rex.  Johnny Gillen was a pretty good show stallion, and when it was time to start breeding him, Mrs. Weldon matched him with another of her great show mares, WGC Kate Shriver.  Although Johnny Gillen had a few other sons that sired offspring, for all intents and purposes, Will Shriver was the sole link that kept the chain of horses moving on to the next generation.  Betty Weldon's hopes and dreams were pinned on the back of Will Shriver, and he didn't disappoint.  CH Will Shriver, like his grandsire Wing Commander, was a World's 5 Gaited Grand Champion, and when retired to stud, he proved to be a great sire for the Callaway Hills' banner.  The sons, grandsons and great grandson's of CH Will Shriver are listed below. Stallions still carrying on the Johnny Gillen line are highlighted in yellow.  In the listing of Will Shriver's sons, the next two generations are noted with a Ø and o. Pictures are grouped alphabetically by generations. Once again, I tried to list the main sires, but if I missed anyone, please let me know.

Callaway’s Johnny Gillen f. 1959  out of Fourth Estate BHF by Kalarama Rex

Callaway's Johnny Gillen

His son:
CH Will Shriver f. 1966 out of CH Kate Shriver BHF by Anacacho Denmark
Will Shriver’s Sons:
Callaway’s Extra Extra  f. 1992 out of Dainty Model BHF by Stonewall’s Main Event
Pat Shriver f. 1990 out of Northern Empress by Supreme Sultan
Ø  PVF’s  Shriver This f. 2004  out of Kinda Smart by I’m Super
o   WC Patrick Jane f. 2013 out of Gia by CH Captive Spirit
WC CH Callaway’s Wish Me Will  f. 1990 out of Wish me Well by CH Kourageous Kalu
Ultimatum  f. 1989 out of Nancy O’Lee by Supreme Sultan
Everything Will  f. 1988 out of CH Everything Irish by Supreme Sultan
Callaway’s Capital News   f. 1987 out of Look of Love BHF by CH Colonel Boyle
CH Callaway’s Gold Rush  f. 1987 out of CH Gold Treat by Oman’s Anacacho Rhythm
Callaway’s Chancellor   f. 1983  out of Lady O’Flirtation by Chief of Greystone
The Showboat   f. 1983  out of Sultra by Supreme Sultan
Callaway’s Ghost Writer  f. 1982 out of Sixpence Star Princess BHF by Star Recruit
Ø  Agatha ChristieBHF
Callaway’s Time Willing  f. 1980  out of WGC  CH Cora’s Time by Flight Time
Show Me Too  f. 1978  out of Miss Contract by Private Contract
Ø  Show N Off Too f 1984 out of Lady Symbol by Status Symbol
Will Power  f. 1976 out of Cool Girl by Supreme Fable
Ø  Callaway’s Full Power f. 1983 out of Rosie Too by Longview’s Supreme

Callaway's Blue Norther

Callaway's Born to Win
was eventually gelded

Callaway's Capital News

Callaway's Chancellor

Callaway's Extra Extra

Callaway's Ghost Writer 

Callaway's Gold Rush

CH Caramac

Pat Shriver

Show Me Too

The Showboat

Time Willing
the product of  two WGC's


Will Power

Will's Tribune

Wish Me Will

Will’s two most prolific sons:
Callaway’s Blue Norther  f. 1981 out of Royally Blue by Royal Rambler
Ø  Northern Blue Lights f. 2010 out of Stonecroft Sincerely by Belle Reve’s Renaissance Man
Ø  Mont Bleu  f. 2008  out of My Matilda by Time Willing
Ø  Wine, Women and Song  f. 2006 out of Feather Light by CH Courageous Admiral
o   Arrowhead’s Unlike Any Other  f. 2012 out of Miss Moriarty by For What It’s Worth
Ø  A Whole Different Story  f. 2004 out of CH That’s My Story BHF by The New York Times
Ø  Northern Vegas  f. 2004 out of Lass Vegas by The New York Times
Ø  Callaway’s Cranston  f. 2004 out of Sweet Sachet  BHF by Genius Bourbon Prince                       unfortunately, Callaway’s Cranston died in an accident August of 2016
Ø  WC Callaway’s Bluesman f. 2004 out of Callaway’s Carousel BHF by CH Caramac
Ø  Hillcroft Faith’s Reward  f. 2003 out of Yorkshire Pudding BHF by New Yorker
Ø  Callaway’s Northern Kiss f. 2001 out of Callaway’s Carmel Kiss by Caramac
o   WC Fort Chiswell’s Royal Kiss f. 2005  out of Royal Memories by Mountain Highland Memories
Ø  The Mystery Writer  f. 2001 out of Callaway’s Agatha Christie BHF by Callaway’s Ghost Writer
Ø  Callaway’s Guy Park  f. 1999 out of Sweet Sachet BHF
Ø  Deep Blue  f. 1998 out of Yorkshire Pudding BHF by New Yorker
Ø  Blue O’Shea  f. 1998 out of Belle O’Shea by Lord O’Shea
Ø  CH Callaway’s Born To Win  f.  1993 out of Lady Gambler BHF by Buck and Wing
o   Chase the Ace f. 2002  out of Meadowland’s Black Gold by Flight Time
o   He’s Born to Royalty f.   2003 out of Princess Nora BR by Sultan’s Royalty
§  Born Select   f.2009 out of Stock Selection by My Magical Moment
Ø  Northern Blues  f. 1989 out of Yorkshire Pudding BHf by New Yorker
o   Bluesville  f. 2008 Out of Amp Leigh by  CH Ready Kilowatt , full brother to WGC Bravo Blues

CH Caramac  f. 1978 out of Stonehedge Vanity by Vanity’s Sensation
Ø  Undulata’s Nutcracker  f. 2001 out of Christmas in New York ERB by The New York Times
o   Diabolical f. 2011 out of We Love Lucy by Let’s Gets Ready to Rumba
o   Soquili’s By George f. 2010 out of Callaway’s Baby Blue by Callaway’s Blue Norther
o   Crystal’s Caravaggio AMF f. 2010 out of CH Crystal illusion BHF by Sultan’s Santana
o   WGC Nutcracker’s Nirvana  f. 2008 out of Kingwood’s Harlem Harlem by Harlem Globetrotter
o   Carl Lynn  f. 2008 out of Carol Lynn BHF by Sultan’s Santana
o   Mooncracker  f. 2007 out of CH Harlem’s Half Moon by Harlem Globetrotter
o   Undulata’s Heir Apparent  f. 2006 out of SGC  CH An Heir About Her by Supreme Heir
Ø  Select Stock f.  1997 out of the Diva by Supreme Sultan
o   WGC CH Five O’Clock
Ø  The Mac Attack  f. 1996 out of Sea Song PV by Oman’s Desdemona Denmark
Ø  Callaway’s The Gipper  f. 1996 out of Patty’s Dream BHF by Supreme Sultan
Ø  Designed  f. 1995 out of Sultan’s Dianna BHF by Supreme Sultan
o   Oscar De La Renta f. 2001 out of Simply Furious BHF by Longview’s  Supreme
Ø  Perfect Cover  f. 1995 out of Wing’s Fashion Plate by Wing’s Desirable

Ø  Callaway’s Main Man   f. 1994  out of Main Ruby by Stonewalls’ Main Event

Here are the pictures of Will's grandsons and great grandsons.   There date of birth and dam's info are listed above.
A Whole Different Story

Arrowhead's Unlike any Other

Born Select

Callaway's Adamant

Callaway's Bluesman

Callaway's Born to Win
Callaway's Cranston

Callaway's Full Power

Callaway's Guy Park

Callaway's Main Man

Callaway's Northern Kiss

Callaway's The Gipper

Carl Lynn 

Crystal's Caravaggio

Deep Blue


Dylann's Desert Admiral

Fort Chiswell's Royal Kiss

Mont Bleu


Northern Blue Lights

Northern Blues

Northen Vegas

Nutcracker's Nirvana
Perfect Cover

Show N Off Too

The Mac Attack

The Mystery Writer

Undulata's Heir Apparent

Undulata's Nutcracker

Next week it's on to Wing Commander's son Yorktown!

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

9/25/16 Wing's Fleet Admiral, the Wing Commander Legacy part 2

Wing's Fleet Admiral was from one of Wing Commander's earlier foal crops.  Foaled in 1959, his dam was 22 when he was born, and he himself lived only 10 short years.  His show career, unlike that of his sire, was cut very short due to problems with laminitis.  His case was so severe, it eventually ended his life, but luckily he produced four complete foal crops from 1966 thru 1969, and had one final foal born in 1970 after his death.  Since the blog is reviewing those sire lines from CH Wing Commander which are still intact today, we're only looking at his male offspring.  This line is alive and well.  First we'll list the stallion sons of Wing's Fleet Admiral, and go from there.  I tried to list the main stallions, but please let me know if I missed anyone.  Anyone highlighted in yellow is still breeding as of 2016. 

Wing's Fleet Admiral
son of CH Wing Commander

Wing's Desirable  f. 1968 out of Royal Empress by Anacacho Empire.  He stood on the West Coast and his three CHampion offspring were all geldings.  He's represented today through his daughters.
CH Fleet Admiral's Commodore f. 1968 out of Crimson Belle by Anacacho Denmark
Splendid Achievement f. 1968 out of Lovely Ina BHF by Christiana King making him a full brother to CH Superior Odds
Wild Irishman f. 1967  out of Peavine's Golden Dawn
King of the Wings f. 1967 out of Melissa Genius by King's Genius
Admiral's Commander f. 1967 out of Dreamship
Wing's Admiral Courageous f. 1967
The next three sons are the lines that are very much intact today.
CH Courageous Admiral  f. 1966 Indiana JEM by Indiana Ace
CH Superior Odds f. 1967  Lovely Ina BHF by Christiana King
Grape Tree's Fox  f. 1966 out of Clarma's Harmony by Clarma

Wing's Desirable

CH Courageous Admiral

Grape Tree's Fox

CH Superior Odds was WC 5Gaited Stallion in 1977

Here are each of the three major lines from Wing's Fleet Admiral and how they trace to modern stallions today. 
CH Superior Odds had three good breeding sons, CH Superior's Successor, Rare Treasure and Penny's Superior Stonewall. 

   CH Superior's Successor
f. 1993 out of Miss Globetrotter DBG by Harlem Globetrotter
He, like his sire, was WC 5Gaited Stallion in 2003
His last colt was born in 2015, and the last I heard, he's still with us. 

Rare Treasure
f. 1976 out of Penny's Stonewall by Stonewall Supreme
He is represented by his sons, County Treasure and Rare Perception
County Treasure
f. 2002 out of Restless Phi by Phi Slama Jama

Rare Perception was foaled in 1993 and is the sire of 4 time WGC Wild Carrissima
Penny's Superior Stonewall
f. 1978 out of Penny's Stonewall by Stonewall Supreme
He is still represented through his son General Steel

General Steel
f. 1986 out of Joyful Delight by New Yorker
General Steel has few stallion sons, but hopefully one of them is carrying on the line.

Grape Tree's Fox had several good sons and several lines are with us today.  Some of his better known sons were Fox Creek, The Manipulator, Grape Tree's Contract, and Family Jewels.

Fox Creek
f. 1988 out of Gold Star's Ballerina by Stonewall's Main Event
Fox Creek outlived his best stallion son, The Grand Fox who was a full brother to CH To Die For
The Manipulator
f. 1985 out of Joyful Delight by New Yorker
He was a half brother to General Steel and sired WCC CH Our Canary Diamond
His son was It's Hammertime
It's Hammertime
f. 1990 out of Love Trilogy by Status Symbol
he sired It's Double O'Deuce & The Licorice Drop Kid who are keeping the line alive today
It's Double O'Deuce
f. 2000 out of VHF York's Spillway out by Man of York
VHF The Licorice Drop Kid  RWCC
F. 2001 out of Desert's Radiant Sunshine by Radiant Sultan

Family Jewels
f. 1978 out of Priceless Gem by Vanity's Sensation of Crebilly
He was the sire of WGC CH Onion, CH Tigerlee and a few breeding stallions including Family Jewels' Stepping Time.

Family Jewels' Stepping Time
f. 1998 out of Progressive Lady by the Kalarama System
His last foal was born in 2012, but perhaps he's still available.

CH Courageous Admiral sired a lot of good show stock including RWGC CH Admiral's Mark, RWGC, CH Button Bright, CH Courageous Flower, CH Natural Right, RWGC CH General Electric and more.  His breeding sons included CH Top Spool, A Grand Affair, Admiral's Performer, Admiral's Windjammer, Periaptor, The Caveat, Raytown Road and Desert's Supreme Admiral.

A Grand Affair
f. 1990 out of Vanity Affair by Glen Grove's Lord Vanity
He's 18 in the picture on the left.  Gorgeous.

CH Top Spool
f. 1989 out of Top Billing by Supreme Sultan
I don't have a picture of him, but I'm pretty sure his line will be carried on by both his son & daughter.  *found a picture!

CH Lynn Williams
I know this is about sire lines, but she's one of my favorites.
f. 2004 out of Carol Lynn BHF by The Talk of The Town
and look at her baby brother!
The 2016 & 2017 WGC 5 gaited Champion!
Top of the Mark
f. 2010 CH Top Spool X Carol Lynn BHF by CH The Talk of The Town
he hasn't sired any foals yet, but I'll bet my eye teeth that he will.
Desert's Supreme Admiral
f. 1985 out of Desert's Queen Anna by Sultan's Santana
He has several sons carrying on his line today,  including Desert's Supreme Memories, Matchbox 20 and Dylann's Desert Admiral.

Desert's Supreme Memories
f. 1992 out of Desert's Precious Memories by Mountain Highland Memories
He was WC 5Gaited stallion in 2004.
He has sired CH The Evangelist, WGC CH Real Action, CH Bono, CH Dan you hear me Now
And he's still siring grand colts today!

Matchbox Twenty
f. 1998 out of Auburn by Sultan's American Dream

Dylann's Desert Admiral
f. 2005 out of Supreme Cappio by Longview's Paladin

f. 1984 out of Eliana by Classic Stonewall
He had a long career at stud and several of his sons still carry on his name.  They are:

Exalted Effect
f. 1994 out of Dear Heart by Oak Hill's Dear Sir
This beauty was a WC in Fine Harness

Peri Rich
f. 1999 out of CH A Rich Girl by Money Market LS

Red Hawk Red Hawk
f.  2000 out of I did I did by Sultan's Royalty

Thanks for reading this through to the end.  I know it's a little hard to follow at times.  The whole point is that there are a lot of ways to have Wing Commander on the top side of your pedigree, and all of these horses came through Wing Commander's son Wing's Fleet Admiral. 

Next time will continue with the Wing Commander Legacy to see how another of his son's has carried on his line.  Not sure who I'll choose yet. 

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CH Admiral's Mark was sired by CH Courageous Admiral by Wing's Fleet Admiral by CH Wing Commander.  He was a gelding, but another one of my favorites.  He was a multi WC and shown for many years by both Mary Gaylord McLean and Randi Stuart Wightman.