Ribot's Line

Author: Jana Nemeckova, published: 11th January 2018

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Ribot's dynasty had a very interesting fate. Ribot, the double winner of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, ended his racing career as one of the greatest horses of the horse-racing history. He was mated to the best mares - and didn't disappoint, as he became the three-times leading sire of Great Britain and Ireland. As a sire, he produced no less than 18 successful sons at stud - but his dynasty wasn't able to last longer than four generations. Only five of these sires spent their stud career in only one country - others were moved across the world. 8 sons of Ribot were breeding in the United States, 7 in Europe, 4 in Australia or New Zealand, and 4 in Japan. From these 18 sons, only His Majesty, Graustark, and Tom Rolfe were able to start anything close to a branch of a sireline. In fact, Graustark became the British leading broodmare sire, His Majesty the leading sire in North America, and Tom Rolfe's son Hoist the Flag achieved the same honor. But despite the undeniable success of the line, this description and too many lines and colours in the following table say it all. The paternal influence of Ribot lasted well into the 21st century, but it seems it's heading to the inevitable end.

More details about stallions are included in the alphabetically-ordered table of all stallions, which is at the end of this article.

ColourGeneralIncludes
North AmericaUSA, Canada
EuropeGreat Britain, Ireland, France (ev. Germany, Switzerland)
AUS / NZAustralia, New Zealand
JapanJapan
South AmericaArgentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Chile
otherSouth Africa, India

Timelines

1951 - 1960

1951195219531954195519561957195819591960
RibotTenerani

1961 - 1970

1961196219631964196519661967196819691970
RibotTenerani
MolvedoRibot
Latin LoverRibot
RibotlightRibot
RomulusRibotRomulus
Con BrioRibotCon BrioRibot
Prince RoyalRibot
RagusaRibot
RuatallanRibot
MaribeauRibot
GraustarkRibot
Tom RolfeRibot
RiboccoRibot
Ribero

1971 - 1980

1971197219731974197519761977197819791980
Ribot
MolvedoRibot
Latin LoverRibot
RibotlightRibot
RomulusRibot
Light WindRomulus
ClaudiusRomulus
Con BrioRibot
Prince RoyalRibot?Prince RoyalRibot
UnconsciousPrince Royal
RagusaRibot
HomericRagusa
BallymoreRagusa
MorstonRagusa
RuatallanRibot
MaribeauRibot
GraustarkRibot
Jim FrenchGraustarkJim French
GrenfallGraustark
Key to the MintGraustark
RuritaniaGraustark
Prove OutGraustark
GroshawkGraustark
AvatarGraustark
Sauce BoatKey to the Mint
Tom RolfeRibot
Hoist the FlagTom Rolfe
AllegedHoist the Flag
Droll RoleTom RolfeDroll Role
Run the GantletTom Rolfe
RiboccoRiboccoRibot
RiberoRibotRiberoRibot
LithiotRibot
Arts And LettersRibot
His MajestyRibot
CormorantHis Majesty
FilibertoRibotFiliberto
BoucherRibot

1981 - 1990

1981198219831984198519861987198819891990
ClaudiusRomulus
Con BrioRibot
UnconsciousPrince Royal
BallymoreRagusa
MorstonRagusa
GraustarkRibot
Jim FrenchGraustark
GrenfallGraustark?
Key to the MintGraustark
Prove OutGraustark
GroshawkGraustark
AvatarGraustark
Sauce BoatKey to the Mint
Plugged NickleKey to the MintPlugged Nickle
Bamboo AtlasJim French
Gold And IvoryKey to the Mint
Java GoldKey t.t. Mint
Tom RolfeRibot
AllegedHoist the Flag
Droll RoleTom Rolfe
Run the GantletTom Rolfe
Pirate's BountyHoist the Flag
StalwartHoist the Flag
ArdrossRun the Gantlet
LinkageHoist the Flag
Law SocietyAlleged
Commanche RunRun the Gantlet
RiberoRibot
LithiotRibot
Arts And LettersRibot
CodexArts And Letters
Badger LandCodex
Lost CodeCodex
His MajestyRibot
CormorantHis Majesty
Pleasant ColonyHis Majesty
FilibertoRibot
BoucherRibot

1991 - 2000

1991199219931994199519961997199819992000
Jim French
Key to the MintGraustark
GroshawkGraustark
AvatarGraustark
Sauce Boat
Plugged NickleKey to the Mint
Bamboo AtlasJim French
Gold And IvoryGold And IvoryKey to the Mint
Java GoldKey to the MintJava GoldKey to the Mint
AllegedHoist the Flag
Pirate's BountyHoist the Flag
StalwartHoist the Flag
ArdrossRun the Gantlet
LinkageHoist the Flag
Law SocietyAlleged
Commanche RunRun the Gantlet
MuhtarramAlleged
Arts And LettersRibot
Badger LandCodexBadger LandCodex
Lost CodeCodex
His MajestyRibot
CormorantHis Majesty
Pleasant ColonyHis Majesty
Pleasant TapPleasant Colony
St. JovitePleasant Colony
Go For GinCormorant

2001 - 2010

2001200220032004200520062007200820092010
Gold And IvoryKey to the Mint
Java GoldKey to the Mint
StalwartHoist the Flag
LinkageHoist the Flag
Law SocietyAlleged
Commanche RunRun the Gantlet
MuhtarramAlleged
Pleasant TapPleasant Colony
St. JovitePleasant ColonySt. JovitePleasant Colony
Go For GinCormorant
Albert the GreatGo For Gin
Pleasantly PerfectPleasant Colony

2011 - 2017

2011201220132014201520162017201820192020
Go For Gin
Albert the GreatGo For Gin
Pleasantly PerfectPleasant ColonyPleasantly Perfect

Stallions of the line - in alphabetical order:

SireAt studYearsCountryPedigree
Albert the Great2002 - 201615USAGo For Gin - Bright Feather, Fappiano
Alleged1979 - 199719USAHoist the Flag - Princess Pout, Prince John
Ardross1983 - 199311GBRun the Gantlet - Le Melody, Levmoss
Arts And Letters1971 - 199424USARibot - All Beautiful, Battlefield
Avatar1977 - 199216USAGraustark - Brown Berry, Mount Marcy
Badger Land1988 - 19958USACodex - Gimieroom, Racing Room
1995 - 20006SAF
Ballymore1974 - 198512GB / IRERagusa - Paddy's Sister, Ballyogan
Bamboo Atlas1983 - 200018JPNJim French . Bamboo Cithara, Tesco Boy
Boucher1974 - 198815AUSRibot - Glamour, Nasrullah
Claudius1974 - 198411AUSRomulus - Java Sparrow, Mossborough
Codex1981 - 19833USAArts And Letters - Roundup Rose, Minnesota Mac
Commanche Run1986 - 200318IRE / GBRun the Gantlet - Volley, Ratification
Con Brio1965 - 19673GBRibot - Petronella, Petition
1967 - 198216ARG
Cormorant1978 - 199518USAHis Majesty - Song Sparrow, Tudor Minstrel
Droll Role1973 - 19797USATom Rolfe - Pradella, Preciptic
1980 - 19823ITY
Filiberto1973 - 19797FR / EURibot - Fast Line, Mr. Busher
1980 - 19845CAN
1985 - 19884USA
Go For Gin1996 - 201116USACormorant - Never Knock, Stage Door Johnny
Gold And Ivory1987 - 19926NZKey to the Mint - Ivory Wand, Sir Ivor
1994 - 20007GER
2001 - 20033HUN
Graustark1966 - 198823USARibot - Flower Bowl, Alibhai
Grenfall1973 - 198816USAGraustark - Primonetta, Swaps
Groshawk1975 - 199420USAGraustark - Songster, Jester
His Majesty1973 - 199523USARibot - Flower Bowl, Alibhai
Hoist the Flag1972 - 19809USATom Rolfe - Wavy Navy, War Admiral
Homeric1974 - 19785IRERagusa - Darlene, Dante
Java Gold1989 - 19957USAKey to the Mint - Javamine, Nijinsky
1996 - 20027GER
2003 - 20075EU
Jim French1972 - 19776FRGraustark - Dinner Partner, Tom Fool
1978 - 199114JPN
Key to the Mint1974 - 199421USAGraustark - Key Bridge, Princequillo
Latin Lover1963 - 197412AUSRibot - Hortentia, Precipitation
Law Society1986 - 19938IREAlleged - Bold Bikini, Boldnesian
1994 - 200714GER
Light Wind1971 - 198010AUSRomulus - Light Fantastic, Denturius
Linkage1984 - 200219USAHoist the Flag - Unity Hall, Cyane
2003 - 20064CAN
Lithiot1972 - 198312FRRibot - Lithia, Ambiorix
1987 - 19882ITY
Lost Code1989 - 200012USACodex - Loss or Gain, Ack Ack
Maribeau1966 - 198621USARibot - Cosmah, Cosmic Bomb
Molvedo1962 - 198019EU / ITYRibot - Maggiolina, Nakamuro
Morston1974 - 198916GBRagusa - Windmill Girl, Hornbeam
Muhtarram1996 - 200611GB / IREAlleged - Ballet de France, Northern Dancer
Pirate's Bounty1981 - 199818USAHoist the Flag - Bad Seed, Stevward
Pleasant Colony1982 - 199918USAHis Majesty - Sun Colony, Sunrise Flight
Pleasant Tap1993 - 201018USAPleasant Colony - Never Knock, Stage Door Johnny
Pleasantly Perfect2005 - 201410USAPleasant Colony - Regal State, Affirmed
2015 - 20162TUR
Plugged Nickle1982 - 19887USAKey to the Mint - Toll Booth, Buckpasser
1989 - 19946SAF
Prince Royal1965 - 19728USARibot - Pange, King's Bench
1974 - 19785JPN
Prove Out1975 - 198915USAGraustark - Equal Venture, Bold Venture
Ragusa1965 - 19739GBRibot - Fantan, Ambiorix
Ribero1970 - 19778GBRibot - Libra, Hyperion
1978 - 19825JPN
Ribocco1968 - 19725USARibot - Libra, Hyperion
1973 - 19742JPN
Ribot1957 - 19604GBTenerani - Romanella, El Greco
1961 - 197212USA
Ribotlight1964 - 197714NZRibot - Honeylight, Honeyway
Romulus1964 - 19696EURibot - Arietta, Tudor Minstrel
1970 - 19756JPN
Ruantallan1966 - 198015AUSRibot - Tarbert Bay, Persian Gulf
Run the Gantlet1973 - 19808IRETom Rolfe - First Feather, First Landing
1981 - 19855USA
Ruritania1974 - 19785CANGraustark - Aiming High, Djebe
Sauce Boat1979 - 199113USAKey to the Mint - Missy Baba, My Babu
St. Jovite1993 - 200513USAPleasant Colony - Northern Sunset, Northfields
2006 - 20105IRE
Stalwart1982 - 200322USAHoist the Flag - Yes Dear Maggy, Iron Ruler
Tom Rolfe1967 - 198923USARibot - Pocahontas, Roman
Unconscious1973 - 198311USAPrince Royal - Brown Berry, Mount Marcy