Black stallion with star — Foaled 1970 — 14.3 HH — ASH 8571
Musket combines the blood of The Gun, Panzer, Gibbergunyah, and Bobby Bruce, which proved such a masterful mix. A very athletic horse, fast walker, good legs and true action. Bred by David Archibald, Nabinabah Stud, Gundy and selected by Alec Wiseman for Belltrees.
He was a full brother to the celebrated horses Breezette, Breeze, Cool Gun and many others.
Breezette won the Warwick Gold Cup twice and the Sydney World Championship Campdraft a remarkable five times and is rated as one of the best ever.
Musket was by The Gun from the remarkable broodmare Comma. Her foals have a record second to none and in order are:
- 1969 Breeze x The Gun–outstanding polo & campdraft mare. Dam of brilliant polo mare Kylie by Never-in Doubt.
- 1970 Musket x The Gun–sire of many outstanding performance horses, see below.
- 1971 Zephyr x The Gun–top broodmare including dam of acclaimed mare Purdy, and stallion Challenger, Blizzard, Silhouette-Champion Team of Ponies RAS in 1988, Myth dam of Bobby Palmer’s top campdraft mare Fable.
- 1972 Gunner x The Gun–successful sire standing at Glenalvon.
- 1973 Breezette x The Gun–reputedly one of the best campdrafters ever, winning the Warwick Gold Cup, Sydney & Melbourne Show Drafts all in one year. Was Champion Led Mare at Sydney and earlier won the Sledmere Polo Cup.
- 1975 Top Gun x The Gun–good all-around gelding
- 1977 Calm 11 x The Gun–top polo mare winning the Sledmere Polo Cup
- 1978 Shogun x The Gun–record price colt sold to Qld.
- 1979 Cool Gun x The Gun–purchased by Barry Law, successful campdrafter and sire.
- 1980 Cool Change x The Gun–good type & polo mare.
- 1981 Solo x Singh- gelding that performed well
- 1983 Cool Breeze x Jaipur the mother of June
- 1984 Herald x Jaipur–colt sold to Glen Gough, Qld as a yearling.
- 1985 Christmas by Jaipur
- 1887 Breezy by Fame her last foal
Musket sired 80 registered progeny. He had many good horses at Belltrees, before coming to Bloomfield in 1987, notably CARMEN winner of numerous Champion Polo Awards and DONRICA BEACON Don Macmillan’s prolific winning stallion and sire of 125 registered progeny. Others include Lady, Charm, Black Betty, Magic, Marcia, Tina while many of Musket’s daughters proved top broodmares producing numerous award winning polo ponies by Hunter Heights played by Anto White.
|PANZER by Phantom by Pantheon
|NABINABAH THE GUN
|SERENE by Pantler
|MUSTER by Bobby Bruce
|CALM by Nabinabah
At Bloomfield he sired HAYDON DANCER, winner of the prestigious 1997 Nat Buchanan Trophy, and his full sister HAYDON BALLERETTE, the sires HAYDON SUN GUN, HAYDON SUNBEAM, HAYDON CANNON, HAYDON RAY GUN (59
registered progeny), HAYDON LASER and HAYDON MUSKETRY the sire of George Hill’s Champion Polo Horse BEAUJOLAIS. In polocrosse the horses HAYDON RIFLEMAN, HAYDON ANTIQUITY, HAYDON SALINA, HAYDON FORTUNE, the campdrafters HAYDON ROSEINDA, winner of many events, HAYDON CORONETTE, HAYDON HALEY, HAYDON MUSELINE, HAYDON MUSKETEER and many others including HAYDON ETERNITY, HAYDON RELIC, HAYDON DERRINGER, etc.
Many of his daughters bred at Haydon Horse Stud have flourished as broodmares including HAYDON BALLERETTE, dam of HAYDON NIGHTINGALE top priced filly at National Yearling Sale, EVETTE played at Ellerston, NIGHT SONG received awards in polo and polocrosse, LISETTE another top price filly at the National sale and HAYDON NIGHT DIVA winner numerous polocrosse awards and was another Nat Buchanan Trophy winner, HAYDON DERRINGER’s daughter HAYDON CITRINE won campdrafters for Dick Northcote including doing well at the National Championships.
The Haydon Dancer mares HAYDON MIRAGE and HAYDON RUMBA have proved great broodmares for the stud. HAYDON ETERNITY whose daughter HAYDON TIFFANY by Drawn was the winner of many polocrosse, awards including at State Level.