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The "Correct" Answer to Last Week's Poll

The poll question for the week of April 21 was, "Based on show ring results from the past few years, which stallion would be the best cross for a Sultan’s Great Day mare?"

A statistical evaluation of this question can be found by using the new Progeny Search tool at

Our top two vote-getters were close in the poll and close in the statistics as well. Edging to the number one spot was CF First Night Out . Just fractions behind in the statistics, First Night Out captured the most votes. His biggest point earner for this cross was CH Hard Day’s Night TS, the Country Pleasure Driving star from the Midwest, owned and shown by Jayne Tillman. Also impressive from this list is a Show Pleasure Driving World’s Champion from last year, The Last Straw, driven by John Scheidt. Adding to this list is a Sweepstakes Champion, First Class Day TS, the ASR Two-Year-Old Park Pleasure Sweepstakes Champion.

A close second in votes received and a close first in the statistics was Periaptor. Riva’s Periaptor has been tearing up the track on the Southeastern circuit in Junior Exhibitor Five-Gaited for Morgan Feimster. Brookhill’s Periday and Jim Cherry were undefeated in Fine Harness last year, and have continued that streak into the Park division this season. Brookhill’s Kool As Ice was a top competitor in Park Pleasure last year as a three-year-old.

Number three in the votes was number six overall statistically. Belle Reve’s Renaissance Man had two horses out of Sultan’s Great Day mares earning points in the last year or so. Foremost of these was Daddy’s Treat, the Park horse owned by Kerry Honkamp. Daddy’s Treat is fresh off a win at the Des Moines Springfest in the Park Stake. Also earning points was Master And Commander, a Park horse whose second dam is Treat Treat, the Broodmare Hall of Famer that produced I Prefer Gold and CH Mark Ye Well.

Number four overall statistically was CH Harlem Town. Chief among his point earners was Brookhill’s King Of Kool, a big winner last year for Rachel Machamer in Park and Pleasure, and now the Pleasure mount of Jessie Wuesthofen. She’s My Desire BH earned points in Ladies Three-Gaited, while A Day On The Town BH was a top contender out west in Show Pleasure Driving. Bewitched In Harlem also took after his sire, earning points in the Three-Gaited division. The O’Brien family, owners of CH Harlem Town, are most excited about their four-year-old stallion, the heir apparent to Harlem Town, Brookhill’s Apollon. Apollon is out of a full sister to CH Rob Me Blind and Java Chip.

For this week, we moved out of the Sultan line and took on Attaché’s Liquid Asset. Take a look at this week’s poll question and see if you can pick out the best answer by using our new Progeny Search . For more information on how to use the Progeny Search, click here .

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