SEASONS MAJOR FINALE | 1999 Dark Chestnut Mare
With a recent decision to jump back into the breeding waters, I decided to pursue an option to buy a mare that I have loved from the first moment I saw her. A few years ago, I came very close to purchasing this mare, but for various reasons at the time, the sale did not transpire and I have continued to have the right of first refusal on her should she ever become available again.
Lucky for me, my good friend Colleen McNicoll was finally willing to part with her and the time was right! Finale is one of the last daughters of the great sire, Black River Major. Her dam, Up Hyre Julep, is a grand producing mare for Colleen, being out of one of those wonderful Dee-Cee Mr. Trophy mares that are so sought after.
My plan is to use my frozen straws from Above Command. Fleetwing on AC has been highly successful, giving me such grand horses as CastleRidge Above Any Bay, CastleRidge Simply Above, CastleRidge Love Above, CastleRidge Above The Law and CastleRidge Wildly Above.
"Nali" has had two lovely foals by Colleen's wonderful stallion, EF Hot Wheels, so her proven production record made this an easy decision for me. I am thrilled with the prospect of this breeding and may also test the waters with our CastleRidge Above when he is old enough.