Bonnie Scotland's Line

Author: Jana Nemeckova, published: 10th January 2018

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Bonnie Scotland's line is already well hidden in the fog of history. For the most of the fans, "history" begins somewhere around Man o'War and "closer history" starts with Secretariat. But Secretariat was born almost 50 years ago and many fans don't even remember him - and by this time, Bonnie Scotland's line was already at the threshold of extinction. The former mighty dynasty started more than one hundred years before Secretariat and had its best years between 1920 and 1950. Its members like Ben Brush, Broomstick, and Sweep had the irreplaceable influence on American breeding, as you can see from the scheme of Bonnie Scotland's sireline - they were ancestors of such horses like Black Toney, Sun Teddy or Native Dancer. But nowadays, this would be probably reading only for pedigree enthusiasts.

Stallions of the line - in chronological order:

SireAt studYearsBornPedigree
Bonnie Scotland1857 - 1879231853GBIago - Queen Mary, Gladiator
Malcolm1869 - 187241862USABonnie Scotland - Lady Lancaster, Monarch
Bramble1881 - 1898181875USABonnie Scotland - Ivy Leaf, Australian
Luke Blackburn1883 - 1898161877USABonnie Scotland - Nevada, Lexington
Ben Brush1899 - 1918201893USABramble - Roseville, Reform
Broomstick1906 - 1930251901USABen Brush - Elf, Galliard
Delhi1907 - 1924181901USABen Brush - Veva, Mortemer
Sweep 1911 - 1931211907USABen Brush - Pink Domino, Domino
Whisk Broom1914 - 1928151907USABroomstick - Audience, Sir Dixon
Cudgel1920 - 1936171914USABroomstick - Eugenia Burch, Ben Strome
Dominant1920 - 1936171913USADelhi - Dominoes, Domino
Sweep On1920 - 1935161916USASweep - Yodler, Meddler
Gnome1921 - 1932121916USAWhisk Broom - Fairy Sprite, Voter
Upset1922 - 1939181917USAWhisk Broom - Pankhurst, Voter
Wildair1922 - 1936151917USABroomstick - Verdure, Peter Pan
The Porter1922 - 1942211915USASweep - Ballet Girl, St. Leonards
Eternal1922 - 1938171916USASweep - Hazel Burke, Sempronius
John P. Grier1923 - 1941191917USAWhisk broom - Wonder, Disguise
Sweeper192311909FRBroomstick - Ravello, Sir Hugo
Leonardo1923 - 1935131918USASweep - Ethel Pace, Troubadour
Whiskaway1924 - 1939161919USAWhisk Broom - Inaugural, Voter
Transmute1926 - 1944191921USABroomstick - Traverse, Tracery
Whiskalong1927 - 1941151921USAWhisk Broom - Lady Hamburg, Hamburg
Bostonian1928 - 1942151924USABroomstick - Yankee Maid, Peter Pan
Time Maker1930 - 1945161925USAThe Porter - Dream of Allah, Colin
Diavolo1931 - 1945151925USAWhisk Broom - Vexatious, Peter Pan
Victorian1931 - 193441925USAWhisk Broom - Prudery, Peter Pan
Toro1931 - 193221925USAThe Porter - Brocatelle, Radium
Ariel1931 - 1949191925USAEternal - Adana, Adam
Jack High1932 - 1951201926USAJohn P. Grier - Priscilla, Star Shoot
Boojum1932 - 1948171927USAJohn P. Grier - Elf, Chicle
Milkman1932 - 1948171927USACudgel - Milkmaid, Peep O'Day
Sweep All1933 - 1947151928USASweep - Nettie Hastings, Hastings
Halcyon1935 - 1951171928USABroomstick - Prudery, Peter Pan
Okapi1936 - 1955201930USAEternal - Oktibbena, Rock Sand
Snark1939 - 1952141933USABoojum - Helvetia, Hourless
Rosemont1939 - 1955171932USAThe Porter - Garden Rose, Colin
Aneroid1939 - 194021933USAThe Porter - Outburst, Messenger
Sweep Like1939 - 194791931USASweep - Lady Braxted, Braxted
He Did1941 - 1955151933USAVictorian - Dinah Did, Colin
Heather Broom1941 - 1959191936USAThe Porter - Janet Blair, Sir Martin
With Regards1945 - 1957131939USAJack High - Loose Foot, Terry
Education1948 - 1968211944USAAriel - Faculty, Swift And Sure
Take Away1952 - 1963121940USAAneroid - Blessed Again, Blue Larkspur
Thinking Cap1958 - 1976191952USARosemont - Camargo, Heliopolis
Hillsdale1961 - 1972121955USATake Away - Johann, Johnstown
Acroterion1967 - 1987211962USAHillsdale - Stage Right, Native Dancer

Timelines

1851 - 1860

1851185218531854185518561857185818591860
Bonnie ScotlandIago

1861 - 1870

1861186218631864186518661867186818691870
Bonnie ScotlandIago
MalcolmBonnie Scotland

1871 - 1880

1871187218731874187518761877187818791880
Bonnie ScotlandIago
MalcolmBonnie Scotland

1881 - 1890

1881188218831884188518861887188818891890
BrambleBonnie Scotland
Luke BlackburnBonnie Scotland

1891 - 1900

1891189218931894189518961897189818991900
BrambleBonnie Scotland
Luke BlackburnBonnie Scotland
Ben BrushBramble

1901 - 1910

1901190219031904190519061907190819091910
Ben BrushBramble
BroomstickBen Brush
DelhiBen Brush

1911 - 1920

1911191219131914191519161917191819191920
Ben BrushBramble
BroomstickBen Brush
DelhiBen Brush
Whisk BroomBroomstick
Cudgel
DelhiBen Brush
Dominant
SweepBen Brush
Sweep On

1921 - 1930

1921192219231924192519261927192819291930
BroomstickBen Brush
Whisk BroomBroomstick
CudgelBroomstick
Sweeper
GnomeWhisk Broom
WildairBroomstick
UpsetWhisk Broom
John P. GrierWhisk Broom
WhiskawayWhisk Broom
TransmuteBroomstick
WhiskalongWhisk Broom
BostonianBroomstick
DelhiBen Brush
DominantDelhi
SweepBen Brush
Sweep OnSweep
The PorterSweep
EternalSweep
LeonardoSweep
Time Maker

1931 - 1940

1931193219331934193519361937193819391940
CudgelBroomstick
GnomeWhisk Broom
WildairBroomstick
UpsetWhisk Broom
John P. GrierWhisk Broom
WhiskawayWhisk Broom
TransmuteBroomstick
WhiskalongWhisk Broom
BostonianBroomstick
DiavoloWhisk Broom
VictorianWhisk Broom
MilkmanCudgel
Jack HighJohn P. Grier
BoojumJohn P. Grier
HalcyonBroomstick
SnarkBoojum
DominantDelhi
Sweep
Sweep OnSweep
The PorterSweep
EternalSweep
LeonardoSweep
Time MakerThe Porter
ToroThe Porter
ArielEternal
Sweep AllSweep
OkapiEternal
RosemontThe Porter
AneroidThe Porter
Sweep LikeSweep

1941 - 1950

1941194219431944194519461947194819491950
John P. Grier
TransmuteBroomstick
Whiskalong
BostonianBroomstick
DiavoloWhisk Broom
VictorianWhisk Broom
MilkmanCudgel
Jack HighJohn P. Grier
BoojumJohn P. Grier
HalcyonBroomstick
SnarkBoojum
He DidVictorian
With RegardsJack High
The PorterSweep
Time MakerThe Porter
ArielEternal
Sweep AllSweep
OkapiEternal
RosemontThe Porter
Sweep LikeSweep
Heather BroomThe Porter
EducationAriel

1951 - 1960

1951195219531954195519561957195819591960
Jack High
Halcyon
SnarkBoojum
He DidVictorian
With RegardsJack High
OkapiEternal
RosemontThe Porter
Heather BroomThe Porter
EducationAriel
Take AwayAneroid
Thinking CapRosemont

1961 - 1970

1961196219631964196519661967196819691970
EducationAriel
Take AwayAneroid
Thinking CapRosemont
HillsdaleTake Away
AcroterionHillsdale

1971 - 1980

1971197219731974197519761977197819791980
Thinking CapRosemont
HillsdaleTake Away
AcroterionHillsdale

1981 - 1990

1981198219831984198519861987198819891990
AcroterionHillsdale