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Darco son for Zangersheide

27 / 11 / 2015
Because it also wants to provide its collection with top-class Belgian blood, Studfarm Zangersheide invested in a son of the legendary progenitor Darco at the Westfalian stallion selection last Wednesday. This promising young stallion, Irish Whiskey, was bought in the auction following the stallion selection. He is out of a Dutch mare by Voltaire – Notaris.
After an unequalled career as a sport horse under Ludo Philippaerts, Darco proved himself as successful as a sire. His offspring, such as Winningmood (L. Diniz), H&M Forever d’Arco ter Linden (N. Philippaerts), Giovanni van het Scheefkasteel (P. Schwizer), HH Copin van de Broy (Q. Judge) and numerous others are performing at the very highest level nowadays, which makes that Darco, years after his death, can still be found in the top 15 of best sires in the world.
For many years Zangersheide has aimed to offer a stallion collection that is as complete as possible, so that for every mare there is a suitable stallion at any time. With the arrival of Irish Whiskey Z now also the most valuable Belgian blood in combination with the valuable Dutch blood of Voltaire has become available at the Studfarm. The dam of Irish Whiskey Z, Votoska Z, is a sister of Steven Whitaker’s Royal Rose (Concorde) and the KWPN l8icensed stallion Pierrot (Concorde).
The handsome Darco son was one of the best jumpers of the Westfalian stallion selection. He was remarkable for his power, well-rounded jump and quality.
Irish Whiskey Z will be available every day from 15 February with fresh sperm at Studfarm Zangersheide. On 5 and 6 March he will be presented to the public at the Open Days of Studfarm Zangersheide.

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