This is the first of what I hope will be a continuing series of articles about little-known, little-used sires that represent weird sire lines, are very old, or are just plain obscure. The idea is the articles might be interesting to read, and might generate a hit or two on the “Breed Horse” link.
To kick it off today is Rashar, for no particular reason other than I had jotted him down on a list I keep of just this kind of weird/obscure sires.
Rashar is a son of Alleged, born in 1986 and unraced as far as I can tell. He went to stud in 1990. His dam was a G3 winner in France. His damsire, Kashmir II (GB), was a G1 winner, foal of 1963, and out of the Tudor Minstrel line (a line that shows up in such pedigrees as Be My Chief, Sing Sing, and Lypheor). Kashmir II is the broodmare sire of Doyoun. Rashar’s dam’s damsire was Luthier.
Rashar’s real life get appear to race mostly in European jumps races; they have had little success on the flat. There seems to be a little jump race black type among his progeny. With that in mind, you might expect his sim foals to like 16 furlongs on the turf. Rashar has only three runners showing on his sim progeny page. One was a turf sprinter, the other with moderate success short and long on dirt. The only recent foal, a 2005 filly (DON REASON ), went straight to turf marathons and has not thrived. At this writing, 2 of the 3 foals (the older ones) are winners. Rashar has no progeny as a damsire, even though he is available at all three positions in the pedigree (sire, DS, and DDS).
Notes on sim breeding: There is no Northern Dancer or Mr. Prospector in Rashar’s pedigree, so knock yourselves out with descendants of those two. There’s no shame in Alleged in your horse’s pedigree, and why not try a little shot of the lesser-known Kashmir II as well? Rashar gets down to 10 or so points. I’d like to see him with other long-winded sires to see what happens.
Rashar’s sire ID is 5157.