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Mount Etna xx (Archived)

Mount Etna
Mount Etna xx was born at the Airlie Stud in Ireland, and before his career as a warmblood sport horse sire, the stallion took part in many flat races. He had eleven starts of which he won two, and was in the money for six more. After his racing days, he went to the stables of Isabell Werth who oversaw his transition into becoming a dressage horse. At the beginning of 2009, Mount Etna xx was added to the Landgestütes Celle collection of sport horse sires.

Mount Etna xx stems from the sire line of Roberto and Hail to Reason. Hail to Reason was a track winner, and was so successful as a sire, he was the 1970 leading sire in North America. His son, Roberto was bred in the US, and raced in Ireland where during his career from 1971 to 1973 he had fourteen starts, and won seven races. Roberto was the best Irish two-year-old of 1971 when his victories included the National Stakes. As a three-year-old, he won the Epsom Derby before recording his most famous victory when beating Brigadier Gerard in the inaurgural running of the Benson and Hedges Gold Cup. Roberto was also a very successful and influential sire having produced numerous racing champions and top sires such as Dynaformer who was the sire of the 2006 Kentucky Derby winner, Barbaro.
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Tender Annie xx
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Orillia xx Jolly Jet xx
Makvirag xx

2002 Chestnut 16.1 1/2-hand Thoroughbred
Approved for: Hanoverian
2006 Racing Performance Test: 83.00
Owner: Niedersächsisches Landgestüt Celle

Mount Etna xx