Thora Family

Thora

Thora

Dam 1

FLIRT by Eclipse, was the first mare to be recorded in this family during the 1880’s. She belonged to the Hooke family and was out of Spot who was bred by the Campbell’s of Arden Hall, Scone. Eclipse was the maternal grandsire of both Cecil and Saladin. He is the sire line of Starlight and Medlow. She was dam of –
JAMTART by Tester, was one of Bernard Haydon’s best mares and won many of the early Bridle Spurts.

Dam 2

JAMTART by Tester.
Dam of-

Colt by Cooper Br (1904); Colt by Invader Br (1905); Colt by Broken Bay Br (1906).
Unnamed by The Dane, Br g (1907), sold as a cavalry re-mount to India.
SWAGMAN by The Dane, Br g (1909), an exceptional good riding horse.
DART by The Dane, Blk stallion (1913) siring many good horses.
THORA by The Dane, Blk f (1914) was recognised by F.B. (Fred) Haydon as one of the best mares ever bred at Bloomfield in his time. Ridden by B.B. (Barney) Haydon, she won many of the original campdrafts in the 1920’s period. She produced many good foals and she has been used as the foundation mare of this family.

Dam 3

Twilight ridden by FB Haydon

Twilight ridden by FB Haydon

THORA by The Dane, Blk f (1914). Produced five foals all successful campdrafters.
Dam of-
TWILIGHT by Starlight, Bay f (1930) was regarded by F.B. (Jim) Haydon as one of the best horses he had ridden. She broke a bone in her pastern during her first campdraft run and was then used as a broodmare.
STARDUST by Starlight, Bay g (1931) campdraft winner.
COMET by Starlight, Bay g (1932) campdraft winner, including the Gloucester Cup in 1946. An excellent riding and bush horse.
BRIGHT EYES by Bullseye, Bay f (1935) a top campdraft mare. Sent to Dimray in 1945 but did not get in foal.

Dark Night at the RAS

Dark Night at the RAS

Dark Night

Dark Night

DARKNIGHT by Starlight Blk f (1936) a brilliant mare winning an Open Campdraft at her first appearance, as well as placing second in the Maiden. She drafted at the R.A.S in 1947 in the Duke of Gloucester World Championship campdraft. She won in excess of twenty cut-out prizes and on many occasions scored 25/26 in the camp. Ridden by Jim Haydon she beat Reg Watt’s renowned mare Norma in a run-off to win the Durham Championship Cup at Wingen. She died in 1949 before producing any foals.

John Haydon on Eulalie

John Haydon on Eulalie

Dam 4

TWILIGHT by Starlight, Bay f (1930).
Dam of-
BRINGA 1 by Bobbed Steel, Br f (1940) a mare successfully campdrafted by T.Purcell.
GLOW by Bobbed Steel, Bay f (1941) a smart mare injured in the hind pastern and went to B.B. Haydon at Warrah Ridge.
Colt by Wee Warrah, Bay c (1942) sold as a colt to Ventry McCelland, Grafton.
Colt by Bobbed Steel, Bay c (1944).
Colt by Bobbed Steel, Bay c (1945) sold as a colt to D. Wormwell, Tara, Qld.
EULALIE by Bobbed Steel Bl f (1947) won hack classes and was J.B. (John) Haydon’s best polo mare, playing at the finals of R.A.S. Polo and the Gold Cup in 1954.The family continues on through her.
BRIGHT VALAIS by Young Valais c (1952) used as a stallion by B.B. Haydon.

Dam 5

Pirouette II ridden by Tink Haydon

Pirouette II ridden by Tink Haydon

Pirouette

Pirouette

EULALIE by Bobbed Steel Bl f (1947).
Dam of-
PIROUETTE by Bright Valais, Blk f (1962) (6438) unbroken due to injury, a very well made mare with good rein, very active and smart, proved an outstanding broodmare.
PIROUETTE 11 by Bright Valais Br f (1963) won many ribbons hacking and jumping ridden by Tink Haydon.

 

Dam 6

Dark Night playing polo

Dark Night playing polo

PIROUETTE by Bright Valais, Blk f (1962) (6438). Produced ten foals.
Dam of-
CAPRIOLE by Blukens, Br c (1973) (26227) sold as a sire.
BLU NIGHT by Blukens, Br f (1974) (27960) broodmare, see Dam 7(i) below.
DARK NIGHT by Beranghi, Br f (1975) (34697) a top grade polo mare being in the Champion Team of Ponies, Qld Gold Cup in 1984 played by P.B. (Peter) Haydon; good broodmare see Dam 7(ii) below.
GULF COUNTRY by Blukens, Br g (1976) a successful show jumper ridden by Guy Creighton.
Unnamed by Never Doubt, Br g (1977) sold and later a polo pony.
BALLET by Never Doubt, Ch f (1979) winner of many hack and sporting events ridden by Cathy Hunt, going on to win the Sledmere Cup in 1989 played by Angus Scott. Drowned in the January 1996 flood carrying her first foal.
BALLERINA by Bandora’s Gift, Bl (1980) (66928) a quality mare with good conformation, plenty of rein and ability, proving an outstanding broodmare. See Dam 7(iii) below.
STAR NIGHT by Beranghi, Blk f (1981) (66932) winner of the Champion 2-year-old futurity – Scone 1984, Open Led Mare classes and the 1987 Sledmere Cup played by Anto White. Was then purchased by the Coulton family playing many years of polo as well as doubling as a pony club mount.
OLIVIA by Rodeo Rush, Blk f (1982) (214077) top prize winning polo mare played by many top players at Ellerston, including ten goaler Memo Gracida in the memorable 40 goal games, the highest level of polo possible. Dam of-
VENUS by Drawn, Brown f (1997) (142374), started very well, died as 2yr old
THE DON by Drawn, Brown c (1998) (UN450732) used as a sire by D Archibald
OLIVIA 11 by Drawn, Brown f (1999) top polo mare played at Ellerston by 8 goaler A.Mussio, to England in 2011
OLIVIA III by Ajuna, Brown f, (2000) BPP Test Match Australia v Chile 2009, played Test Match Australia v England 2001 then to England

Star Night winner 1987 Sledmere Cup

Star Night winner 1987 Sledmere Cup

Gulf Country with Capt Mark Phillips

Gulf Country with Capt Mark Phillips

Olivia by Rodeo Rush

Olivia by Rodeo Rush

Olivia II at Ellerston - played by A Mussio

Olivia II at Ellerston – played by A Mussio

Star Night at RAS

Star Night at RAS

Ballet ridden Cathy Hunt winner numerous Champion Hacks and Lady Riders, Sledmere Cup 1989

Ballet ridden Cathy Hunt winner numerous Champion Hacks and Lady Riders, Sledmere Cup 1989

 

 

 

 

 

Dam 7(i)

Daylight regarded by Robert Doolin as one of his best mares

Daylight regarded by Robert Doolin as one of his best mares

BLU NIGHT by Blukens, Br f (1974) (27960) broodmare, see Dam 7(i) below.
STARSTRUCK by Never Doubt, Br c (1977) (155012) sold as a stallion
DAYLIGHT by Never Doubt, Br f (1978) (53113) placed in led classes at Scone in 1981 & 1982, a top polo mare played by Robert Doolin and described by him as one of his best ever before being used as a broodmare.
BRIGHT NIGHT by Never Doubt, Ch c (1979) (59507) started by P. B. (Peter) Haydon and sold as a stallion to Callendale Stud in South Australia. The winner of many led and working classes including at Adelaide Royal in 1982 where he won both the Led & Working Stallion. Sire of many good horses including polo mares BANDILETTA and CALLENDALE NIGHT LIFE Reserve Champion gelding at Melbourne Royal in 1996 & Barastoc Led ASH of the Year 1998.
GAELIC NIGHT by Beranghi, Br g (1981) (31591) performed successfully in the show ring.
ZELLA by Beranghi, Brown f (1983) (105135) used successfully by Fraser Family in polocrosse then as a broodmare.
MIDNIGHT by Salute, Brown f (1985) (41540) used by J B Haydon
DUSK by Never Doubt, Brown f (1988) (139160) polo mare and dam of:
JAMAICA owned by Joe Curran- Champion A Grade Horse at Millamolong played by 8 goaler JP Clarkin 2010, Champion RAS Test Match played by Sam Hopkinson 2011, Champion at Women’s International played 4 gaoler Nina Clarkin 2010 plus many other awards.
NIGHT LADY by Never Doubt, Brown, f (1991) (153294) used successfully as a Broodmare, see Dam 8(iv) below.

Bright Night

Bright Night

Jamaica

Jamaica

Night Lady 2011

Night Lady 2011

 

 

 

 

Dam 7(ii)
DARK NIGHT by Beranghi, Br f (1975) (34697) a top grade polo mare being in the Champion Team of Ponies, Qld Gold Cup in 1984 played by P.B. (Peter) Haydon; Dam of-
DAWN by Salute, Brown f (1990) played very good polocrosse for Gordon Maloney
BILLA by Salute, Brown, blaze (1991) (153293) dam of:
LUNA by Victory, Br f (2003) (171357), top polo mare, runner up Sledmere Cup 2006 & League 2010 Br f (2004) by Victory
LIGHT NIGHT by Rodeo Drive; dam of:
SECRET NIGHT by Nightwatch, Brown, blaze f (2010) very good type, winner BPP

Billa

Billa

Light Night

Light Night

Luna 2008

Luna 2008

Luna 2008 Spring League

Luna 2008 Spring League

 

 

 

 

Dam 7(iii)

Ballerina 2004

Ballerina 2004

BALLERINA by Bandora’s Gift, Bl (1980) (66928).
Dam of-
NIGHTLIGHT by Never Doubt, Bl (1986) (100018) a very good type retained as a broodmare. See Dam 8(i) below.
DANCER by Musket, Black Stallion (1989) (115435) outstanding versatile performance stallion, winner of 1993 Widgee Futurity, Champion Working Stallion at Dalby in 1995, hi-point awards in working, led, camdrafting, hacking and dressage. Winner of the prestigious Nat Buchanan Trophy in 1997, awarded for the best stock horse in Australia for that year.

Ballerette with foal Night Song 1997

Ballerette with foal Night Song 1997

BALLERETTE by Musket, B f (1990) (118739) breed from as a three year old. Dam 8(ii) below.
Nureyev by Never Doubt, Br g (1991) (127844).
Ballroom by Bush Glow, Br f (1992) (123049).
NIGHT DRAW by Drawn, Bl g (1996) (137024) a top horse for Chad Hunter.
BACARDI by Drawn, Bl g (1997) (142380) good gelding to ride. Purchased by the Capp Family, Gresford in 2000. Winner in the show ring.
Gelding by Drawn, Br g (1998), died.
MOONSTRUCK by Drawn, Brown f (1999) (153272) Retained as a broodmare. See Dam 8(iii) below.
BINGO by Drawn, Brown g (2000) (158065) successful in the show ring.
BARRABUCCI by Victory, Brown g (2004) (177143) a very good gelding played by David Haydon.

Dam 8(i)

Nightlight 2004

Nightlight 2004

NIGHTLIGHT by Never Doubt, Black f (1986) (100018) a very good type retained as a broodmare.
Dam of-
Night Glow by Bush Glow, Blk g (1992) (123055).
NIGHT STAR by Bush Glow, Br f (1993) (125904) winning ten ribbons at her first outing at Kurri Show in 1996;
NIGHT BEAM by Sunbeam, Br f (1995) (134011) Champion Yearling at Scone in 1997 and top priced filly at 1997 National Championship Sale selling for $9,000 to Maxine Brooks. Has won numerous events, futurities and Champion Hacks. Then used as a broodmare.
MOONLIGHT by Drawn, Br f (1996) (137012) lovely type, top, natural, mare to play sold overseas as 3 yr old.
Universe by Drawn, Br c (1998) injured as a foal.
NIGHTWATCH by Drawn, Br c (2000) (158066) retained as a Stallion by Haydon Horse Stud to replace Drawn. He is shaping to be an even better sire then Drawn.
DAWNLIGHT by Drawn, Br f (2001) (162299) good type, retained as a broodmare. See Dam 9(i) below.

Night Beam

Night Beam

Night Beam ridden Maxine Brooks ASH Nationals 1999

Night Beam ridden Maxine Brooks ASH Nationals 1999

Nightwatch

Nightwatch

Moonlight at Bloomfield

Moonlight at Bloomfield

Dawnlight in the paddock 2011

Dawnlight in the paddock 2011

 

 

 

 

 

Dam 8(ii)

Nightingale

Nightingale

BALLERETTE by Musket, B f (1990) (118739) used as broodmare. Dam of-
NIGHTINGALE by Bush Glow, Blk f (1994) (129659) top priced filly at the 1996 National Yearling Sale and winner of 1996 Dorrigo Futurity.
Bush Night by Bush Glow, Blk g (1995) (F134019).
EVETTE by Drawn, Br f (1996) (137013) started polo in 1999, very athletic, played at Ellerston. Dam of-
EVITA by Solar, Chest f (2007) retained as a broodmare, joined 2010
EVE by Victory br f (2008) (188621) started 2010.
HAYDON by Victory, bay, c (2009) to Lester Family, sold to WA with Evette
NIGHT SONG by Bush Glow, Blk f (1997) (142379) good conformation and ability, started polo in 2000, 3rd at National Championships. Champion Polo & Team awards won, also in polocrosse.
LISETTE by Drawn, Br f (1999) (153274) top priced filly at National Yearling Sale, purchased by Mark Ruff, Victoria
FLASHLIGHT by Drawn, Ch c (2001) (F162305) sold to Mark Ruff, Victoria.
MOON SHADOW by Victory b f (2002) (165590) purchased Ray Randle.
NIGHT DIVA by Victory, bay f (2003) (171361), winner of Champion polocrosse awards played by Stephanie Thorsby in 2010 winning 2 Best A Grade Lady awards, 2 Best Horse & Rider Combination awards, 3 Champion ASH Awards (1 ASH Ladies, 1 ASH Ladies at State Level and 1 Champion ASH Award overall) and Zone Rookie Ladies ASH.

Night Song

Night Song

Lisette as a yearling

Lisette as a yearling

Night Diva Polocrosse 2010

Night Diva Polocrosse 2010

Evette

Evette

 

 

 

 

Dam 8(iii)

Moonstruck in paddock 2011

Moonstruck in paddock 2011

MOONSTRUCK by Drawn, Brown f (1999) (153272) Retained as a broodmare.
Dam of-
MOON LADY by Victory, Bay f (2002) (165591) purchased by Alex Braid
ESTELLA by Easy Sun, Bay f (2005) (182279) started playing polo
PALOMA by Solar, Chest f (2007) special mare showing great promise at polo
VIRGO by Victory, Chest f (2008) (188622)
ZANE by Techrico, Brown, blaze c (2009) (191265) selected for 2011 colt sale.

Dam 8(iv)

NIGHT LADY by Never Doubt, Brown, f (1991) (153294) used successfully as a Broodmare.
Dam of-
CELESTIAL by Drawn, Bay f (2001) (162302) top polo mare, winner of prizes including Champions at Scone and Scone League 2007. Played at Ellerston and ridden by Peter Haydon when VIP at Scone Horse Festival 2009. See Dam 9(ii).
NIGHT TIME by Victory, Brown f (2003) (171358) showed good potential then used as a broodmare. Dam of-
NIGHT SYMPHONY by Nightwatch, Brown f (2009) (191259)
CELESTE by Victory, Brown f (2010)

Night Time 2010

Night Time 2010

Celestial Ellerston 2009

Celestial Ellerston 2009

 

 

 

 

Dam 9(i)

DAWNLIGHT by Drawn, Br f (2001) (162299) good type, retained as a broodmare. Dam of-
MOON DANCE by Dancer, Brown f (2006) (184697) died
CONQUEST by Victory, Brown c (2009) (191266) selected for 2011 Colt Sale being out of Nightwatch’s full sister.

Dam 9(ii)

CELESTIAL by Drawn, Bay f (2001) (162302) top polo mare, winner of prizes including Champions at Scone and Scone League 2007. Played at Ellerston and ridden by Peter Haydon when VIP at Scone Horse Festival 2009. Dam of-
ACRES by Acres Destiny Brown c (2010) selected for 2011 colt sale
ACRES TWO by Acres Destiny Brown c embryo (2010) selected for 2011 colt sale

 

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