The Nasrullah Million Dollar Sires
The Thoroughbred influence on the American Quarter Horse is evident in the million-dollar sire lists we have profiled in this annual Million Dollar Sire issue. The Thoroughbreds Three Bars and Top Deck represent the dominant sire lines in the Quarter Horse today. These two stallions served as an outcross on the established bloodlines with a great deal of success. But there are other sire lines that have made an impact as an outcross. One of those is the sire line established by Nasrullah, a famous Thoroughbred that is the foundation of a prominent sire line in the Thoroughbred today. Tapit is the #1 all-time leading sire of money earners in North America with earnings of over $181 million. Tapit is sired by Pulpit by AP Indy by Seattle Slew by Bold Reasoning by Boldnesian by Bold Ruler by Nasrullah.
A look at Nasrullah and his sire line will also give us an opportunity to delve into the dam side of the pedigree, looking at how several of the horses we will profile have genetic ties to horses like Top Deck. To do this review of Nasrullah, we will rely on Avalyn Hunter’s great website American Classic Pedigrees as a primary source of information in this look at Nasrullah.
Nasrullah was bred by Prince Aga Khan III from India, who developed an interest in racing. The Aga Khan was friends with Colonel Hall-Walker, a businessman in Liverpool, England, who became Lord Wavertree. Colonel Hall-Walker bred Thoroughbreds at his stud farm in Tully, County Kildare in Ireland, that eventually became the famous Irish National Stud. He became very successful, breeding seven English Classic winners including Minoru, winner of the 1909 Epsom Derby. Aga Khan was very successful as well when it came to breeding Thoroughbreds. His horses won 16 English Classics with five Epsom Derby winners. His Derby winners were Blenheim, Bahram, Mahmoud, My Love and Tulyar.
Aga Khan sent Nasrullah to the track where he started 10 times with five wins, one second and one third. He won two stakes races at two in the Coventry Stakes and the Great Bradley Stakes, and he was second in the Middle Park Stakes and third in the Wilburton Stakes. He showed his speed with three of these races being run at six furlongs. His success on the track at two made him the English Champion Two Year Old for the year. He came back at three to win three more stakes: the Champion Stakes, the Chatteris Stakes, and the Cavenham Stakes, and he was third in the Derby Stakes. An unruly temperament went with him and had a definite impact on his racing career.
Aga Khan started the breeding career of Nasrullah in 1944. He was then sold to Joe McGrath to stand in Ireland in 1945. He was purchased by A. P. “Bull” Hancock in 1950 when he came to the United States to stand at Hancock’s Claiborne Farms in Kentucky until his death in 1959.
Nasrullah became a significant and successful sire despite his unruly temperament. He was the leading sire in England in 1951 and the leading sire of North America in 1955, 1956, 1959 and 1960. He was the leading juvenile sire in 1954, 1956 and 1962. He sired 425 foals, 379 starters, 290 winners, 84 stakes winners, and earners of $13,203,058. His foals include Bold Ruler and Nashua, both earning the title Horse of the Year.
The sire of Nasrullah was the undefeated Nearco, an Italian bred from the Frederico Tesio breeding program. Tesio is considered one of the great breeders of all time based on the racing success of his home bred runners. Nearco started in and won 14 races, including the Premio Colico San Siro, Premio Menaggio San Siro at two and the Premio Parioli (Italian Two Thousand Guineas), the Gran Primio Del Re (the Italian Derby) and the Grand Prix de Paris.
When we look at the race record of Nearco, we see that he was raced at some pretty long distances. For example, he won the Grand Primio di Milano at 1 and 7/8 miles and came back six days later to win the Grand Prix de Paris, a race that was 15 furlongs or 1.875 miles.
Tesio sold Nearco to stand at stud in England, because of the pending war that became World War II. He was not only a successful sire, but an influential one as well. He is the sire of $1,262,132, with 482 foals, 391 starters, 275 winners and 87 stakes winners. The Nearco runners include: Dante, winner of the 1945 Epsom Derby; Royal Charger, winner of the 1946 Queen Anne Stakes; Sayajirao, winner of the 1947 St Leger Stakes; Masaka, winner of the 1948 Epsom Oaks; Nimbus, winner of the 1949 Epsom Derby; and Neasham Belle, winner of the 1951 Epsom Oaks.
Nearco was sired by Pharos by Phalaris, who was out of Bromus by Sainfoin and Bromus was out of Cheery by St Simon. The dam of Pharos was Scapa Flow by Chaucer by St Simon and Scapa Flow was out of Anchora by Love Wisely. The dam of Nearco was Nogara by Havresac by Rabelais by St Simon. Havresac was out of Hors Concours by Ajax, and Hors Concours was out of Simona by St Simon. Nogara was out of Catnip by Spearmint and out of Sibola by The Sailor Prince. You will note that Nearco has a breeding pattern of 5x4x4x5 to St Simon. St Simon has proven to be a major influence on racing, and he is found in the pedigree of many runners today.
We noted earlier that Nearco ran at some very long distances compared to today’s classic races. Abram S. Hewitt reported in his book Sire Lines that Nearco, as he put it, “must have imparted a high degree of energy to his stock and some of the highly strung ones such as Nasrullah and Masaka were by no means easy to train.” So, with this in mind and the distances that Nearco raced, let’s examine where some of the speed came from in Nasrullah through his dam’s pedigree.
Our look at the dam side of the pedigree of Nasrullah will start with a filly born in 1921 named Mumtaz Mahal. Aga Khan bought her in 1922, and she became the Champion Two-Year-Old Filly in 1923 and the Champion Sprinter. She was dubbed “the Flying Filly” after winning seven races - all stakes - from 10 starts, finishing second twice. She won the Spring Stakes, Queen Mary Stakes, National Breeders Produce Stakes, Molecomb Stakes, Champagne Stakes, King George Stakes and the Nunthorpe Stakes.
Mumtaz Mahal was sired by The Tetrarch, a speed merchant that was like his daughter, very successful as a two year old. He was the Champion Two Year Old in England, running seven races with seven wins including the Champagne Stakes, Woodcote Stakes, Coventry Stakes, National Breeders’ Produce Stakes, the Champion Breeders’ Foal Stakes and the Rous Memorial Stakes. He was known as the “Spotted Wonder” for his racing prowess. He didn’t race as a three year old due to leg problems.
The Tetrarch was sired by Roi Herode by Le Samaritain. The dam of Rio Herode was Roxelane by War Dance. The dam of The Tetrarch was Vahren by Bona Vista by Bend Or. The “Spotted Wonder” title came from dappled circles on his gray coat known as Bend Or spots which originated with Bend Or.
Here are a couple of examples of the influence of The Tetrarch on the Quarter Horse. One of his leading sons was Stefan The Great, who is the broodmare sire of Quickly, the dam of the important Quarter Horse sire, Depth Charge. Quickly is also the dam of Triple Crown winner Count Fleet, who was the broodmare sire of Azure Te. Azure Te has three ties in his pedigree to The Tetrarch through Nasrullah, Quickly and Eight Thirty, as they all carry the blood of The Tetrarch. Depth Charge and Azure Te are both in the AQHA Hall of Fame. The other shot of The Tetrarch we will see in many Quarter Horses comes through Easy Jet. The dam of Easy Jet was Lena’s Bar, and she was out of Lena Valenti by Grey Dream by Gino by Tetratema by The Tetrarch.
Lady Josephine was the dam of Mumtaz Mahal by The Tetrarch, and Lady Josephine was sired by Sundridge, a horse known for his speed but at the same time he couldn’t carry that speed at distance because of breathing problems. He made 35 starts with 17 wins, eight seconds and one third. All his stakes wins came at six furlongs or less, including the July Cup (3-times), King’s Stand Stakes (twice) and the Chatsworth Plate (twice).
Sundridge was sired by Amphion and out of Sierra by Springfield, an interesting individual in this pedigree. As I pointed out earlier, I have found much of the information on these horses outlined in Avalyn Hunter’s website American Classic Pedigrees. She had this to say about Springfield, “Considered the fastest English horse of his time, Springfield lost twice as a 2 year old, but was unbeaten and unextended at ages three and four while racing at distances from 5 furlongs to a little over 10 furlongs. Although he sired the 1890 Derby Stakes winner Sainfoin, he was best known as a reliable source of speed. Watercress was probably his best son at stud, but Springfield’s male line owed its long-term survival to Sainfoin’s one high-class son, 1903 English Triple Crown winner Rock Sand.”
You will note that Sainfoin is the sire of Bromus, the dam of Phalaris and Rock Sand is the broodmare sire of Man O’ War. Top Deck has a breeding pattern of 3x4 to Man O’ War. Earlier we noted Gray Dream and his sire Gino in the pedigree of Easy Jet. The dam of Gino was Teresina by Tracery by Rock Sand. The dam of Gray Dream was Dark Love out of Sunny Love, and Sunny Love’s sire was Sun Briar by Sundridge.
Americus Girl was the dam of Lady Josephine. She was a race mare that won such stakes as the Phoenix Stakes, Royal Stakes, Fern Hill Stakes and Portland Stakes. She reportedly ran five furlongs at Epsom in a time of 56 4/5.
Americus, the sire of Americus Girl, was bred by “Lucky” Baldwin’s Santa Anita Stud in California. He was the winner of the Brookwood Handicap, Culver Handicap and Flying Stakes. He was exported to England and then Ireland where he stood at stud.
The pedigree of Americus has an interesting tie to the legendary source of speed Domino. When you look at Domino’s pedigree you see that he carries multiple crosses to Lexington, Boston, Reel and Reel’s sire Glencoe. The breeding patterns are: 3x4x4 to Lexington; 4x5x5x5 to Boston, the sire of Lexington; 4x5 to Reel; and 6x5x6x6 to Glencoe, the sire of Reel. Lizzie G, the second dam of Domino, has a breeding pattern of 2x3 to Reel with a 3x4x4 breeding pattern to her sire Glencoe and a 3x3 breeding pattern to Boston. Then we look at the pedigree of Americus and see that he has a breeding pattern of 3x3 to Lexington by Boston, and a breeding pattern 3x3 to Novice by Glencoe. The sire of Americus is Emperor of Norfolk by Norfolk by Lexington by Boston, and Norfolk is out of Novice by Glencoe. The dam of Americus was Clara D, and her dam was The Nun by Lexington and out of Novice by Glencoe. This makes Norfolk and The Nun full brother and sister. The dam of Americus Girl was Palotta by Gallinule by Isonomy and Gallinule is out of Moorhen by Hermit. The dam of Palotta is Maid of Kilcreene by Arbitrator and she was out of Querdida by King John.
When the Aga Khan bred Mumtaz Mahal to his Derby winner Blenheim, he got Mumtaz Begum, the dam of Nasrullah. She went to the track to win two starts from eight races. Mumtaz Begum was the dam of several important foals including Sun Princess, the dam of Royal Charger. This makes Nasrullah and Royal Charger 3/4 brothers. Mumtaz Begum was the dam of Nizami, and he was her second stakes winner in the Coombe Stakes. Blenheim, the sire of Mumtaz Begum, was sired by Blandford and was out of Malva Girl by Charles O’Malley.
The Nasrullah Sire Line
Bold Ruler was a top runner for Nasrullah, and he followed in his sires’ footsteps as a leading sire. He made 33 starts with 23 wins, four seconds and two thirds earning $764,204. He won 16 stakes, including the Futurity Stakes, Preakness Stakes, Bahama Stakes, Suburban Handicap, Toboggan Handicap and Carter Handicap. He was the 1957 Horse of The Year and the 1958 Champion Sprinter. His sire record shows that he sired 366 foals with 240 winners and 82 stakes winners. His runners include Champions Bold Bidder, Gamely, Lamb Chop, Secretariat and Wajima. He led the sire list from 1963 to 1969 and then again in 1973, the year Secretariat won the Triple Crown.
What Luck, a 1967 son of Bold Ruler, was the winner of two of his six starts earning $12,375. He went on to be a successful sire of Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses. His Thoroughbred runners earned $18,410,997 with 39 stakes winners including 1983 Champion Older Mare Ambassador of Luck and 1977 Champion Sprinter What A Summer. As a Quarter Horse sire, What Luck sired foals that earned $1,904,268 with 19 stakes winners. His stakes horses include Lucks Gay Chic, the 1982 AQHA Racing Champion Aged Stallion and a million-dollar sire of $1,098,800. Lucks Image Girl by What Luck is a multiple stakes winner including the 1979 World’s Championship Classic. She was out of Mackay’s Image by Mackay Boy by Top Deck.
The dam of What Luck was Irish Jay by Double Jay by Balladier by Black Toney by Peter Pan, a grandson of Domino. The dam of Double Jay was Broomshot by Whisk Broom by Broomstick by Ben Brush. This makes Double Jay a Domino/Ben Brush cross - the kind of cross we see in Top Deck who is linebred to Domino and Ben Brush. The dam of Irish Jay was Irish Witch by Bold Irishman by Sir Gallahad III. The dam of Irish Witch was Witchlike by Diavolo by Whisk Broom and the dam of Witchlike is Romanesque by Sir Gallahad II. Once more we see some of the blood found in Top Deck.
Master Hand by Bold Ruler made 23 starts with six wins, seven seconds and four thirds earning $96,575. He was second in the Californian Stakes, Toboggan Stakes and Cape Canaveral, and third in the Los Angeles Stakes and Rosen Stakes. The Thoroughbred runners sired by Master Hand earned $4,072,097 with 16 stakes horses. They include Pocket Coin, winner of $230,558 winning the Ruidoso Thoroughbred Futurity and Rio Grande Futurity. The Master Hand Quarter Horse runners earned $5,309,088 with 16 stakes winners, including Mr Master Bug, who won the 1982 All American Futurity-G1 and was the 1982 AQHA Champion Two Year Old and Champion Two-Year-Old Colt, the 1983 AQHA Champion Three Year Old and Three-Year-Old Colt, and the 1984 AQHA Champion Aged Horse and Champion Aged Stallion. Miss Squaw Hand was second to Mr Master Bug in the 1982 All American Futurity-G1. She was a stakes winner in the 1982 440 Ranch Futurity. These two are out of daughters of sire Lady Bug’s Moon by Top Moon by Moon Deck by Top Deck. A third stakes winner by Master Hand is Lady Juno, winner of 1980 Champion of Champions-G1 and the 1980 AQHA Champion Aged Mare. Lady Juno was out of Juno Reward by Jet Deck by Moon Deck by Top Deck.
The dam of Master Hand was Annaly by Spy Song. The sire of Spy Song was Balladier by Black Toney by Peter Pan. The dam of Spy Song was Mata Hari by Peter Hastings by Peter Pan. This gives Spy Song a breeding pattern of 3x3 to Peter Pan by Commando by Domino. The dam of Mata Hari was War Woman by Man O’ War. Miss Zibby was the dam of Annaly. Miss Zibby was sired by Omaha by Gallant Fox by Sir Gallahad III. The dam of Miss Zibby was Fairisk by Stimulus by Ultimus, who was sired by Commando by Domino, and Ultimus was out of Running Stream by Domino. Thus, we see similar bloodlines that represent Domino, Sir Gallahad III and Man O’ War like we saw with What Luck and Top Deck.
Zevi, a grandson of Bold Ruler by Nasrullah, started in 10 races with two wins, one second and two thirds earning $16,750. He sired only 47 Thoroughbred foals with 36 starters. His leading money earner was Smoky Path with earnings of $155,413 and a multiple stakes finalist that specialized in races at 4 to 6 furlongs. As a Quarter Horse sire, Zevi sired the earners of $8,761,504 with 61 stakes winners. His leading money earner was Hiclass Girl, winner of the 1986 Heritage Place Futurity-G1 and the Shebester Futurity. Hiclass Girl is out of Desirae by Mighty Deck by Top Deck.
The pedigree of Zevi gives us more outcross blood than some of the others we will look at, but he still has ties to several bloodlines that are found in the horses we are profiling. Cornish Prince, by Bold Ruler, is the sire of Zevi, and he had 17 starts with 11 wins earning $131,050. He won the Sanford Stakes at 6 furlongs, and he won the Jim Dandy when it was a contested at a mile. The dam of Cornish Prince is Teleran by Eight Thirty by Pilate by Friar Rock by Rock Sand by Sainfoin by Springfield. The dam of Friar Rock is Fairy Gold by Bend Or. The dam of Pilate is Herodias by The Tetrarch by Roi Herode. The dam of The Tetrarch is Vahren by Bona Vista by Bend Or. This gives Pilate a 3x5 breeding pattern to Bend Or. The dam of Eight Thirty is Dinner Time by High Time, a very intensely bred Domino stallion. His sire is Ultimus by Commando by Domino and the dam of Ultimus is Running Stream by Domino. The dam of High Time is Noonday by Domino. This High Time has a breeding pattern of 3x3x2 to Domino. The dam of Dinner Time is Seaplane by Man O’ War by Fair Play, who is out of Fairy Gold and so this gives Eight Thirty a breeding pattern of 3x5 to Fairy Gold. The dam of Man O’ War is Mahubah by Rock Sand, and this gives Eight Thirty a breeding pattern of 3x5 to Rock Sand. Seaplane is out of Bathing Girl, who is out of Summer Girl by Sundridge, who is out of Sierra by Springfield. The next pedigree ingredient we will look at in the pedigree of Zevi is through his dam Spire, who is sired by Carry Back by Saggy by Swing And Sway by Equipoise. Equipoise is the sire of Equestrian the sire of Top Deck.
Indian Hemp is a son of Nasrullah that was born in England in 1949 before his sire came to the United States. He had a record of seven wins in 40 starts with five seconds and eight thirds earning $96,582 on both sides of the ocean. He won the Tattersalls Sale Stakes and the Windsor Castle Stakes in England and the Yerba Buena Handicap in the United States. Indian Hemp was the sire of Hempen in 1962.
Hempen was a 4-time stakes winner including the San Miguel Stakes, the Olympia Stake in which he set a new track record, the Midwest Stakes and the Snaro Handicap. He earned $108,808. His Thoroughbred sire record shows that his get earned $3,590,882 with 15 black type runners including Statahemp, winner of $282,153, and Annihilate ‘Em, winner of $237,111. The Quarter Horse starters for Hempen have earned $7,348,024 with 40 stakes winners. These stakes winners include Rise N High, the 1984 AQHA Racing Champion Three-Year-Old Gelding. Rise N High was out of Easy Ashley by Easy Jet by Jet Deck by Moon Deck by Top Deck. The dam of Easy Ashley was Chandelle by Go Man Go by Top Deck, making her double bred to Top Deck.
The pedigree of Hempen brings us back to some familiar territory. His dam is Serry by Spy Song. You will recall that the sire of Spy Song was Balladier, the son of Black Toney by Peter Pan. The dam of Spy Song was Mata Hari by Peter Hastings by Peter Pan. This gives Spy Song a breeding pattern of 3x3 to Peter Pan by Commando by Domino. The dam of Mata Hari was War Woman by Man O’ War. Serry’s dam was Santa Roseanna by Rosemont by The Porter by Sweep. Sweep was sired by Ben Brush and out of Pink Domino by Domino. The dam of Santa Roseanna was Sandury by War Admiral by Man O’ War and the dam of War Admiral was Brush Up by Sweep. Brush Up was out of Annette K who was out of Bathing Girl, who was out of Summer Girl by Sundridge. The dam of Sandury was Minnant by Pennant by Peter Pan by Commando by Domino.
The official Beduino race record shows that he had 13 starts winning six races from 1970 to 1972. He was stakes placed with a second in the 1971 Clasico Windsor Stakes. He earned $11,630, or 145,380 pesos in his official race career in Mexico. It has been reported that he had run 53 match races with 50 wins.
We are familiar with the famous match race between Beduino and the AQHA Champion Come Six which Beduino won. This led to his successful sire career at Vessels Stallion Farm. Beduino has become Quarter Horse racing’s All-Time Thoroughbred Sire of Money Earners with $13,089,280. His leading money earner is Strawberry Silk, winner of the 1989 All American Futurity and she was the 1989 AQHA Champion Two Year Old and Champion Two-Year-Old Filly. Strawberry Silk was out of Painted Bug by Shawne Bug by Lady Bug’s Moon by Top Moon by Moon Deck by Top Deck.
The sire of Beduino was Romany Royal by Grey Sovereign by Nasrullah, and Romany Royal was out of Romany Belle by Vilmorin. Grey Sovereign was a stakes winner in the Richmond Stakes at 1200 meters, which is just under 6 furlongs. He had 22 starts with eight wins and earnings of $26,357.
The dam of Grey Sovereign was Kong by Baytown, a son of Achtoi. The dam of Baytown was Princess Herodias by Poor Boy. The dam of Princess Herodias was Queen Herodias by The Tetrarch. Clang, the dam of Kong, was sired by Hainault by Swynford and Hainault’s dam was Bromus by Sainfoin.
Romany Belle, the dam of Beduino’s sire Romany Royal, was a race winning mare. Her sire Vilmorin was a stakes winner in the King’s Stand Stakes, and he was the broodmare sire of Zeddaan, winner of several stakes races in France including the Prix d’Ispahan, a French Group 1. Zeddaan was sired by Grey Sovereign and out of Vareta by Vilmorin.
Vilmorin was sired by Gold Bridge and out of Queen Of The Meadows by Fairway. Fairway was a full brother to Pharos, the sire of Nearco, the sire of Nasrullah. Fairway and Pharos were sired by Phalaris, who was out of Bromus. This gives Romany Royal a breeding pattern of 4x4 to Pharos and Fairway.
The dam of Romany Belle was Romany Chi by Charger by Stratford. Charger was out of Queen Herodias by The Tetrarch. This gives the pedigree of Romany Royal a 5x4 breeding pattern to Queen Herodias by The Tetrarch. When we add in the blood of The Tetrarch from Nasrullah, we have a breeding pattern of 5x6x5 to this stallion.
The dam of Romany Chi is Romany Lass by Manna by Phalaris, who is out of Bromus. Manna gives Romany Royal a breeding pattern of 5x5x5 to Phalaris. When we add Hainault, a half-brother to Phalaris, in the pedigree of Grey Sovereign, we get a breeding pattern of 6x5x6x6 to Bromus in the pedigree of Romany Royal.
Bromus and her pedigree provides an interesting source of speed. She was a stakes winner of the Seaton Delaval Plate as a two year old. She was sired by Sainfoin by Springfield. Her dam was Cheery by St Simon. The dam of Cheery was Sunrise by Springfield. This gives Bromus a breeding pattern of 2x3 to Springfield.
Jo-Ann-Cat, the dam of Beduino was sired by Rejected, a King Ranch bred Thoroughbred. The sire of Rejected was Revoked by Blue Larkspur by Black Servant by Black Toney by Peter Pan by Commando by Domino. The dam of Black Toney was Belgravia by Ben Brush - giving the pedigree a Domino/Ben Brush cross. The dam of Revoked was Gala Belle by Sir Gallahad II. The dam of Rejected was By Line by Blenheim. The dam of By Line was Sable Scarf by Sir Gallahad II. This gives Rejected a 3x3 breeding pattern to Sir Gallahad II again that we found in Top Deck.
Jo-Ann-Cat was bred by Harold Kitchens and so was her dam, the unraced Quick Eye by Depth Charge by Bold Venture. Depth Charge was out of Quickly, who was out of Stephanie by Stefan The Great by The Tetrarch. The dam of Quick Eye was Eye To Eye, another unraced mare. She was sired by Teddy. This gives Jo-Ann-Cat a breeding pattern of 5x5x3 to Teddy. Teddy was the sire of Sir Gallahad II.
The Nasrullah sire line through Beduino has had the most representatives on the million-dollar sire list. Chicks Beduino by Beduino with earnings of $36,497,062. Sons of Chicks Beduino include: Game Patriot with earnings of $30,776,350; Separatist with earnings of $25,114,951; This Snow Is Royal with earnings of $13,954,004; Chicks A Blazin with earnings of $13,447,455; and Chicks Regard with earnings of $8,134,080. Jet Black Patriot with earnings of $14,084,153 is a son of Game Patriot. Inseparable with earnings of $4,826,626 and Seperate Interest with earnings of $2,417,582 are full brothers by Separatist. Runaway Winner by Beduino has earnings of $13,729,845 and Tolltac by Beduino has earnings of $7,095,526. Splash Bac by Tolltac has earnings of $7,125,378.
Here are some more million-dollar sires from the Nasrullah sire line. Indian Hemp is the sire of Cherokee Arrow, a million-dollar sire of $1,317,895 as well as a full brother to Hempen and Hempaces, a million-dollar sire of $1,689,738. Scout Leader by Bold Ruler is a million-dollar sire of $1,672,133; Bold Ego by Bold Tactics by Bold Ruler is a million-dollar sire of $1,164,727; and Master Salls by Groton by Nashua by Nasrullah is a million-dollar sire of $1,487,965. Azure Te by Nashville by Nasrullah is a million-dollar sire with earnings of $6,998,992. I have not covered Azure Te in depth as we have recently profiled him in a two-part series.
At the beginning of our look at Nasrullah, we used Tapit to represent a successful sire line example of Nasrullah for Thoroughbreds. Tapit may also be represented on the Quarter Horse sire list through a horse named Power Jam TB, whose first foals hit the track in 2021. He is sired by Concord Point by Tapit by Pulpit by AP Indy by Seattle Slew by Bold Reasoning by Boldnesian by Bold Ruler by Nasrullah.