Gadebrook Blade fulfils our Boomerang Plan, with
more fresh pure Crabbet genes from the amazing pool in Australia.
Blade combines the power and movement of his impressive sire,
MillPark Blaidd with the friendliness
and easy-going temperament of his dam, Palma
Benay (imp to Gadebrook 2007).
Blade is the first progeny
of Blaidd in the UK, the result of AI at West Kington
Stud with imported frozen semen from Blaidds owner,
Shirley Douglas Grieg.
left and below: Blade with
mum, Palma Benay
is proud to have been chosen by Shirley to represent Blaidd
in the UK and Europe, so we are especially pleased that this
first colt is so promising.
Blade will be retained for stud duties at Gadebrook
as two of Palmas sons are already in UK Crabbet breeding
programmes (Palermo at Moonlight in Cornwall and Dandini with
Seren in Cumbria).
Super-friendly Gadebrook Blade at 11 months
in his paddock
Blade at 6 months and Palma Benay in the
Christmas mist at Gadebrook
Gadebrook Blade at 14 weeks with dam Palma
Benay, October 2018
Anne met both Blades grandsire, Arfaja Harlan
(on his sires side), and his great grand-sire Magic Prophecy
(on his dams side) in Australia in 2005 and was mightily
impressed with both. They carry the most respected Crabbet genes
available with proven performance lines, free of SCID, LFS and
Sarafire, Blade's great-grandsire in Australia
Blade's great-grandsire Magic Prophecy with
Anne Maher in Australia (left)
& with owner Kevin Beaumount, Toowoomba 2005 (right)