Thoroughbred Heritage
Thoroughbred Sires
of Horses that Jumped
Byerley Turk Line

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The bay, French-bred Cantab started on the flat, winning one race at age 3; shifted to jumping at age 4, he was a good winner over fences, with 12 wins from 24 starts, including the Triumph Hurdle. He was a very successful jumper sire. In addition to getting Grand National winner Little Polveir (who also won the Scottish Grand National) and Cheltenham Gold Cup winners Little Owl (16 wins from 32 starts) and The Thinker (also third in the Grand National in 1989), he sired Ballyross (Powers Gold Cup Steeplechase and 14 other wins over fences); Canton (Scottish Grand National and 7 other wins); and a number of other good 'chasers, such as Dixton House, Bruslee, and Captain Batnac. He was also the sire of the World Championship Silver Medal winner in eventing, Cambridge Blue (1967), and is reputed to be the damsire of the World Champion team Gold medal winner in show jumping, Amadia (1974). Cantab was bred 4 x 4 to dual Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner Ksar, and 4 x 5 to English Triple Crown winner Gay Crusader (who also won the Ascot Gold Cup).

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