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King's Ransom

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King's Ransom's sire, Flagmount King is one of the most consistent producers of show jumpers from the sons of King of Diamonds.  Flagmount King is known for producing powerful horses with kind dispositions and jumping ability.   Flagmount King is the only R.I.D. stallion to win open competition against the clock. He beat top horses such as Spring Elegance, Maloney's Error, etc. in Grand Prix Competition. Competed at the Kerrygold Dublin Horseshow (R.D.S.), Millstreet (Co. Cork) and Salthill (Co. Galway).  Flagmont King jumped on the British Junior Team winning P&O European Ferries Rose Bowl at Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh. He also jumped in Portugal, Belgium, France and Switzerland.

Flagmont King has 246 S.J.A.I. Points (220 International Points). A big athletic horse, he is a full brother to both Flagmount Diamond and Flagmount Boy.  He jumped in International Competition until 1991. 


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The Irish Draft Society of North America was pleased to approve King's Ransom as a breeding stallion, noting his refinement, temperament, movement and jumping ability.

2005 was King's Ransom's first year in the show ring where he placed consistently in the 1.10m and 1.15m divisions (Level III & IV) as well as in eventing.  Kings Ransom is being developed to participate in high level competition as a an eventer.  In 2006 King's Ransom won an event at Galway Downs CSI* in California.

King's Ransom is the winner of the prestigious Leutenant Governor's Cup in 2000.  At his CSHA approvals King's Ransom scored 8/10 for Conformation, Movement and Strength and 8/10 for Type, Quality and Substance with an overall score of 79.5%


Kings Ransom's grandsire, King of Diamonds (picture at right),  is described in 'The Irish Draught Horse' by Alex Fell as 'the single best known Irish Draught of modern times (he) has been described as the saviour of the Irish Draught as a breed, as a result of his prepotent jumping ability'.

King of Diamonds is ranked 21st in the World Breeding Rankings for the period 1992 - 2001 on the basis of 19 of his progeny, including Rodrigo Pessoa's Special Envoy, John Ledingham's Millstreet Ruby, and Joe Fargis' Mill Pearl. King of Diamonds was by Errigal a son of Silvermines, which was the Irish Draught side of his parentage. His dam Ruby was by True Boy, a halfbred sire who traces to Kildare, a well known Irish Draughtstallion at the beginning of the century. The grand dam was the Thoroughbred mare Biddens. King of Diamonds was a jumper in his own right. When King of Diamonds died in 1991 at the age of 29 he had eleven stallion sons on the Irish Horse Register and two grandsons. Four years later his descendant stallions numbered over forty.

King's Ransom's dam, K RS Melanie carries the blood of Nearco from both her sire and dam sides.  K RS Melanie's sire, Kennedy Road, posted these statistics -  NTR WO 6.00f 1:08:3, ETR DMR about 10.00f 1:56:3.  Winner of (CAN)$481,007 - Champion 2 Year Old in Canada; Champion 3 Year Old in Canada; At 4, Champion Handicap horse in Canada; At 5, Canadian Horse of the Year.  Kennedy Roads dam, Nearis, is granddaughter of Nearco and great granddaughter of Hyperion.  Kennedy Road's sire, Victoria Park, posted these statistics -  Winner of (CAN) $250,076 - 1960 Canadian Horse of the Year. Won Remsen S., Coronation Futurity S., Cup And Saucer H., Clarendon S., Queen's Plate, Leonard Richards S. NTR Hialeah 8.5f 1:40.3, NTR Delaware Park 9f 1:47.2

K RS Melanie's dam, Bobs Maggie is by Africanus who is by Swaps, a grandson of Hyperion.  Swaps posted these statistics - 25-19-2-2. Winner of (USD) $848,900. Raced for 3 years. Won 14 stakes. Set 5 world records at a mile or more, 3 track records, and equalled an American turf record. Purchased for Stud for $2 Million.  Africanus' dam Malindi is by Nearco.

King's Ransom's foals are inheriting  the ability and good temperaments characteristic of the bloodline.

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Flagmount King
King of Diamonds Errigal Silvermines Galty Boy
Young Hunters
Barogue Irish Pearl
Ruby True Boy Castlebawn
Lady Warrior
Biddens Midador
Lady Warrior
Gowran Betty New Chieftain Errigal Silvermines
Elgin Killaloe
K RS Melanie xx Kennedy Road Victoria Park Chop Chop Flares
Victoriana Windfields
Nearis Neartic Nearco
Lady Angela (Hyperion)
Bolaris Fairaris
Bold Fay
Bobs Maggie Africanus Swaps Khaled
Iron Reward
Malindi Nearco
Mumtaz Begum
Princess Gucki Nahar Startdust
Queen of Baghdad
Princesse de Vareze Prince Bio
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