|It is with great sadness that we announce the death of this wonderful stallion on the 1st of January 2012
Daley K was the main stay of our breeding program for well over twenty years and in that time sired many outstanding performers in all disciplines.
The public response to Daley K's passing was quite overwhelming, and we thank all those who contacted us by the various methods most sincerely.
The pedigree of this attractive and athletic stallion was a rare mix of proven class and performance on both sides.
His sire Daktylus is by Diskus, who sired The Natural - 1987 showjumping World Cup final winner. The dam of Daktylus - Abeba , is by Absatz - Sire of Argentan (famous for both his dressage and showjumping off-spring, and particularly for his most famous son Argentinus), Aramis – 1984 showjumping World Cup winner, and Allegro – Sire of noted dressage stallions Diamond and Picandt .
Daley K's dam, Gold Song also has illustrious parentage. Her sire, Goldstern , is by Gothard (Grand sire of Bockmann's Genius , 1992 showjumping World Cup final winner and Olympic Silver medalist) a very prominent horse in the G-Line Dynasty, as well as dressage talents such as Monica Thoedorescu's Grunnox and Carol Lavell's Gifted .
Gold Song's dam, Love Song , is by Lateran, the great Trakehner sire who produced a number of international show jumpers including the British high jump record holder, Everest Lastic. With such a grand heritage, it is little wonder Daley K is now passing on such talent and temperament to his off-spring.
Daley K is best known for his showjumping progeny, the best known being Warlord II, a World Cup finalist in 2007. He has also sired top level dressage horses such as Splash II, ridden and trained by Viv Axton. Also some great eventers, the best known being Pluto Mio formerly ridden by Katja Weimann and now ridden by Stuart Tinney. In September 2008 Daley K received great attention for being sire of Warwind , the winner of the prestigious Garryowen trophy at the Royal Melbourne Show. Warwind a highly successful showhorse is the first Warmblood winner of this famous event.
Daley K, would have been 28 years old on the 15th of January 2012. He was still in great spirits literally until fifteen minutes before his death from a heart attack. Daley K covered two mares for us this season, one of which is confirmed in foal, the other awaiting a final scan. There are many young horses out there in good stables that will appear on the competetive scene over the next few years. His contribution as a sire will be felt for many years to come. We wish all who have his sons and daughters every possible success. Please keep in touch.
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Blackall Park Twist is an outstanding individual. He is by Daley K from Balmoral Beauty (by Balmoral Boy) and is typical of the many very good showjumping horses that have been bred at Blackall Park along similar lines. He is full brother to BP Athos, Cincinatti Rose, Ohio Silver, BP Bellarina, BP Mississippi, BP Day Tripper, BP Chinkapook. and Emmaville Darius who after standing at stud in Canberra has been exported to Japan as a breeding stallion.
BP Twist also goes back to the same grand dam as Warlord II, the great mare Camelot. There would be few Australian bred stallions available to breeders with better credentials for those wishing to breed jumping horses specifically.
Blackall Park Twist is now a six year old. He is a delightful horse to ride with excellent paces and a spectacular jump.
Blackall Park Twist will stand at Blackall Park for the 2015 season at the stud fee of $1500 + GST.