Watchman (TB)

1983 Dark chestnut Thoroughbred stallion - 16.1 hh (165 cm)


WATCHMAN was a top racehorse with 10 wins from 1200 to 2450m including 2 Stakes wins & Aus $147,000. He is a very athletic horse with beautiful paces and excellent muscling. His pedigree is impeccable including Agricola (dam sire of Brilliant Invader the sire of WEG Champion Eventer Ready Teddy). The foal pictures for Watchman are his foals out of first cross sport horse mares. 

Colour1983 D Ch - 16.1 hh
BreederArdsley Stud, Masterton
ProgenyFirst LS foals in 2006
StatusReserved for LS mares only.

Longspring only acquired Watchman in his 20s so although still hale and hearty at the age of 25, he is only be available to Longspring mares. He has 8+ foals due this year out of sport horse mares. 

Watchman was acquired for the 2005 stud season as a cross over the Distelfink and Tribune mares. His bloodlines go back to   AGRICOLA - the bloodlines of BRILLIANT INVADER and to top NZ thoroughbred broodmare sire ONCIDIUM. A real bonus is that his female (bottom) line traces directly back to MAUREEN who was the dam of FURIOSO xx - acknowledged as the most influential TB sire used in warmblood breeding in Europe. His pedigree includes a similar cross of Precipitation as the great Furioso xx but with the added value of Hyperion in the dam line as well.

WATCHMAN won 10 races in Australia including the Stakes Cranbourne Cup. He winnings were over $147,000 (Aust). Retired to stud in 1991, Watchman's major wins included the Cranbourne Cup, L, VATC Heatherlie H. L, 2nd VATC Moondah PH,   L. He is a half brother to SW Bureaucracy (STC George Ryer S, Gr 1). Sire of 18 runners with 8 winners including Cana, Dealer Man,   Watchman's Cover, Sentinel, Angler, Harbour Watch, Watch Captain, Watchyourback and of the placegetters Wide Awake, Pyeolbit Haneul, etc.

Even at his older age, he still shows that he is well muscled with a strong backline and has a beautiful dark chestnut coat. And   with his lovely movement will be ideal for producing sport horses. While he is not standing to outside mares, we expect his offspring will provide more 'blood' for our broodmare band.

As a sport horse sire, his progeny are exceptional. Our oldest are only two. Watchman has lovely active movement with good elevation - a bonus for a thoroughbred sire! We have never jumped him with his age, but given that he loves to kick out high in play, we can only but dream of what might have been.