Palestra (Penitent-Patera) 1986-2015

Palestra at the Polish National Show
Palestra at the Polish National Show

On the 24th of January 1986 a grey filly was born at Michalow Stud and she was given the name Palestra. She was a daughter of 1985 Polish National Champion Stallion and 1987 European Champion Stallion Penitent (Partner-Penza) and out of the Bandos-daughter Patera (out Platyna/Czardasz). She would turn out to be the best daughter kept in Polish breeding of her charismatic sire. Although Palestra´s dam Patera and granddam Platyna both had good race records (Patera raced 2 seasons with 11 starts – 1xI, 4xIII, 1xI and Platyna raced 16 times during 2 seasons – 3xI, 3xII, 4xIII, 3xIV), Palestra never raced before she was put into breeding. Continue reading “Palestra (Penitent-Patera) 1986-2015”

TBT – Wiewiorka, the Swedish-bred daughter of the great Edjora

Wiewiorka (Espartero-Edjora/Exelsjor) and her 1976 filly Wierzba by Erystawi. Photo: Axelsson

Throwback Thursday…

Without doubt the most world-wide influential Swedish-bred mare exported to USA has been Edjora, the dam of 1982 US National Champion Mare Kajora (by Kaborr) and granddam of World Champion Stallion Gazal Al Shaqab (by Anaza El Farid). Edjora was a great producer in USA, but not everyone know that before she was exported in 1972 she left one daughter in Sweden by the Swedish National Champion Stallion Espartero (Nabor-Ela) and this only daughter created her own dynasty… Continue reading “TBT – Wiewiorka, the Swedish-bred daughter of the great Edjora”