What they are like we will see in a few months time but even now we can say that the Australian breeders seem to approach High Chaparral similarly to European breeders than those in New Zealand. High Chaparral has, so far, produced fifty-four black-type winners.
Of them thirty-five were born on the Northern, nineteen on the Southern Hemisphere.
It’s A Dundeel’s victory in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Gr.1) at Randwick on Saturday seems to be the biggest achievement of a horse by High Chaparral – at least judged by the prize money.
This is confirmed by the pedigrees of his black-type winners.
With mares of the Danzig line, High Chaparral has so far produced nine black-type winners but with the exception of Hippopus, who, despite the influence of Danzig and Mr Prospector in his dam’s pedigree, felt most comfortably on long distances, all come from High Chaparral’s stay in Europe.
The combination with Mr Prospector’s line has produced six black-type winners, two were born in New Zealand, the rest in Europe.
High Chaparral has scored huge success with the mares from the line of the New Zealand legend Sir Tristram.
This combination has produced not just It’s A Dundeel, but also the Gr.2 winner Show The World and Hidden Asset (all three are out of dams by Zabeel), Gr.3 winner and Gr.1-placed Vaquera (out of a dam by Grosvenor) and Gr.3 winner Fairy Oak whose damsire is Sir Tristram himself.
Her further influence in various forms can be found in pedigrees of many dams of High Chaparral’s black-type winners.