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Chateau Vista Farm's Reference Sires

Warmblood breeding worldwide...

Chateau Vista Farm, LLC basis the foundation of its breeding program using some of the best sires in the world. Below is a collection of some of the reference sires and dams the farm has used or is currently being used in the program. Chateau Vista Farm utilizes a mixture of traditional, modern, and blood-type stallions and mares depending on the goals and hopeful outcomes for each foal's development and future in sport, aiming to produce the highest quality of stock possible.

Colorful Tour

Colorful   Tour



 Sire of our Chateau Vista Show Jumpers alumni CVL Long Road Home sold through our program

Colorful Tour...

        Colorful Tour from Blood Horse: Irish Acres Farm's homebred Colorful Tour stormed down the rail to tally by 1 1/2 length over Ask The Lord in Saturday's $100,000 Essex Handicap (gr. III) at Oaklawn Park. Luis Quinonez rode the Noel Hickey-trained 4-year-old Illinois-bred son of Tour d'Or, who won his fourth straight race. The victory was his first in a graded stakes.

He completed the 1 1/16-mile distance in 1:46 3/5 over a muddy track before a crowd of 15,483 that watched under sunny skies. Colorful Tour improved his career earnings total to $392,444.

Owner: Lynn Chleborad
Breeder: Noel Hickey & Irish Acres Farm
State Bred: IL
Winnings: 51 Starts: 14 - 6 - 6, $596,213
At 2: Won Jim Edgar Illinois Futurity(R)
At 3: Won Land Of Lincoln S.(R), Springfield S.(R), Demetri's Boy S.(R); 2nd Illinois Coronet S.(R); 3rd Hawthorne Derby-G3
At 4: Won Essex H.-G3, Razorback H.-G3, Chicago Six S.; 2nd Fifth Season S.-G3, Precisionist S.
At 5: 2nd Cardinal H.(R), Brooks Fields S.
Foaled February 2, 1999
Entered stud 2008 at Madison County T'bred Farm, Macksburg IA.
(At stud 2008-2012)

Tactical Cat

Tactical Cat

Storm Cat X Caro X Marshua's Dancer

 Sire of our mare Baby Dahl sold through our Chateau Vista Show Jumpers Program

Tactical Cat...

        Tactical Cat is a 1996 horse that was born in 1996 and retired from racing in 1998. He was sired by Storm Cat out of the Caro mare Terre Haute. Owner: Raywood Farm/ Dr. Mark Lipe
Breeder: Overbrook Farm
State Bred: KY
Winnings: 12 Starts: 4 - 3 - 2, $480,067
At 2: 1st Hollywood Futurity (G1,Hol), Tremont S.; 2nd Hopeful S(G1), WHAS-1
1 S., KY Breeders' Cup S.; 3rd Saratoga Special S.(G2)
At 3: 3rd Ack Ack H.(G3)
Foaled May 7, 1996 - won debut race
last raced 11/26/1999 Churchill Downs
Entered stud in 2000 at Overbrook Farm, KY
in 2008 at Diamond G Ranch, OK
in 2015 at Raywood Farm, Arcadia, OK -2022 fee $1,000. (USA) gr/r. H, 1996 {8-f} DP = 7-7-10-0-0 (24) DI = 3.80   CD = 0.88 - 12 Starts, 4 Wins, 3 Places, 2 Shows Career Earnings: $480,067

Mambo Game

Mambo Game

Kingmambo X Halo X Crimson Satan


 Sire of our alumni CVL Trickster's Queen sold through our Chateau Vista Show Jumpers program

Mambo Game...

        Bred by was born in 1997. He was sired by Kingmambo was bred in Kentucky, United States by Peter E. Blum.

His sire Kingmambo (February 19, 1990 – January 20, 2016) was an American-bred, French trained thoroughbred racehorse and sire. Color: b Height: 15.3

He was sired by the leading stallion, Mr. Prospector, who in turn was a son of Raise a Native, out of the 1999 United States Racing Hall of Fame mare Miesque, who in turn was a daughter of the great Nureyev. Although born and bred in the U.S., Kingmambo raced in England and France for owner Stavros Niarchos. Niarchos owned both a U.S. thoroughbred farm, where his mare Miesque was stationed, and a French operation, where he did most of his racing.

Racing career: 1992: two-year-old season- As a two-year-old, after winning a six furlong race at Maisons-Laffitte racecourse, Kingmambo placed second in the French Group 1, Prix de la Salamandre, the Group 3 Prix Thomas Bryon, and the Group 3 Prix de Cabourg.

1993: three-year-old season- At the age of three, ridden by the American, Cash Asmussen, and trained by François Boutin, he won the Prix Djebel on his debut, beating Zafonic in an upset. He went on to prove himself to be a genuinely top class colt with three Group One wins in the Poule d'Essai des Poulains, the St. James's Palace Stakes and the Prix du Moulin de Longchamp.
(USA) 13-5-4-2, $727,735.
Won: Pr Djebel (FR), Dubai Poule D`essai Des Poulains-G1 (FR), St. James`s Palace S.-G1 (ENG), Emirates Pr Du Moulin De Longchamp-G1 (FR)
Pensioned at Lane`s End. Leading third crop sire of 1999. Prix Djebel (1993) Poule d'Essai des Poulains (1993) St. James's Palace Stakes (1993) Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (1993) Kingmambo (February 19, 1990 – January 20, 2016) was an American-bred, French-trained thoroughbred racehorse and sire. Kingmambo was retired to stud in 1994 and stood at Lane's End Farm. He was pensioned from stud duties in 2010. Kingmambo was euthanized at age 26 on January 20, 2016 due to the infirmities of old age. Kingmambo will be buried at Lane's End. 

      The breed-shaping sire Kingmambo has been euthanized at 26 due to the infirmities of old age, Lane's End Farm announced Jan. 20. The influential stallion stood his entire career at the Kentucky operation and was pensioned from stud duty in 2010. Kingmambo will be buried at Lane's End.

Regally bred by the Niarchos family's Flaxman Holdings, Kingmambo was by Mr. Prospector out of the champion and two-time Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) winner Miesque. A champion in France at 3, Kingmambo won the French Two Thousand Guineas (Fr-I), the St. James' Palace (Fr-I), and the Prix du Moulin (Fr-I).

        At stud Kingmambo reached even greater heights. He was a truly international sire, siring classic winners and champions in North America, Europe, and Japan. He sired El Condor Pasa , Japanese Horse of the Year; Divine Proportions , European champion at 2 and 3; and Lemon Drop Kid , North American champion older male. He also sired champions King Kamehameha , Henrythenavigator , Rule of Law, Russian Rhythm , Okawango , and Walzerkoenignin.

       From an average crop size of less than 64 foals, Kingmambo sired over 85 stakes winners, 50 group/graded winners, of which 24 were group/grade I winners. He also emerged as a top broodmare sire as his daughters have produced grade and group I winners such as Midday , Duke of Marmalade , Camelot , Gozzip Girl , Maids Causeway , and Ruler of the World.

"It is a tough, emotional loss for all of us here at the farm," said Will Farish. "He's been with us for a long time, was so very successful and will be greatly missed. We're very grateful to Stavros, Maria and the whole Niarchos Family for entrusting his care to us." "It is every owner/breeder's dream to have a filly like Miesque," said Maria Niarchos-Gouazé. "Then for her to give them two classic winners from her first two foals, in Kingmambo and East of the Moon, is unique. Kingmambo was one of a kind who has stamped the breed forever and who has given us so much pleasure over the past 26 years."



Raja Baba X Graustark X Nashua


 Sire of CVL Royal Folly sold through our Chateau Vista Show Jumpers Program



       (USA) ch. H, 1985 {9-f} DP = 15-8-11-6-2 (42) DI = 2.11   CD = 0.67 Career Earnings: Unraced. He was by Raja Baba. 

Raja Baba (April 5, 1968 – October 9, 2002) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse who became the 1980 Champion sire in North America.

        Background: Raja Baba was sired by Bold Ruler, the leading sire in North America eight times and a National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame inductee. His dam was Missy Baba, a daughter of My Babu, a winner of the British Classic 2,000 Guineas Stakes in 1948 who became the influential sire of forty-seven stakes winners and a damsire sire of ninety-five winners.

Raja Baba was bred and raced by Michael G. Phipps, the son of Ogden Phipps.

        Racing career: As a three-year-old, he won the Francis Scott Key Stakes at Bowie Race Course followed a week later by a division of the Delaware Valley Handicap at Garden State Park. At age four, Raja Baba won the Bold Ruler Purse at Delaware Park Racetrack and finished second in the Phoenix Handicap at Keeneland, the Japan Racing Association Handicap at Laurel Park, and the Garrison Handicap at Liberty Bell Park Racetrack.

      Stud record: Near the end of his racing career, Raja Baba was sold to William S. Farish III who in turn sold a half interest to breeder, Warner L. Jones. He was syndicated in 1972 in a 36 share deal at $10,000 per share, a figure that his success as a stallion would see rise to a selling price of $205,000 per share on the open market by 1982. Retired from racing at the end of 1972, he was sent to stand at stud at Warner Jones' Hermitage Farm near Goshen, Kentucky. As a freshman stallion in 1976, Raja Baba was the leading juvenile sire in the United States and four years later both the leading juvenile sire and overall leading sire in the United States.

      During his career at stud, Raja Baba sired sixty-two stakes winners and two Champions. In 1985, his daughter Summer Mood won the Sovereign Award as the Canadian Champion Sprint Horse of either sex. Another daughter, Sacahuista, won the 1987 Breeders' Cup Distaff and was voted the Eclipse Award as that year's American Champion Three-Year-Old Filly. Sacahuista was the dam of Hussonet who became a highly successful multiple Champion sire in Chile and who in 2002 earned the highest stud fee of any stallion ever to have stood in that country and Gran Zar Horse of the year and champion 3 year old in Mexico Triple crown winner.

      Raja Baba's other successful offspring included Is It True, winner of the 1988 Breeders' Cup Juvenile, as well as Grade 1 winners Junius, Well Decorated and Royal Ski, the latter the damsire of the undefeated Japanese runner Agnes Tachyon who became the Leading sire in Japan in 2008.

At the end of the 1987 breeding season Raja Baba was pensioned. He was euthanized at Hermitage Farm in 2002 at age thirty-four due to complications from age related infirmities and was buried in its equine cemetery.

Rushin' To Altar

Rushin'  To  Altar



 Sire of the alumni Odes of Pindar sold
through our Chateau Vista Show Jumpers Program

Rushin' To Altar...

        Rushin' To Altar  was born in 1999. He was sired by Pulpit out of the Saratoga Six mare Russian Bride. He was trained by Ronald L. McAnally. From Blood Horse Jockey Alex Solis likes what he sees in Rushin' To Altar, a $485,000 Kentucky-bred son of Pulpit he'll be riding in Saturday's $200,000 San Fernando Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. II) for 4-year-olds at 1 1/16 mile at Santa Anita.

      "He keeps improving and his last race was really impressive," Solis said, referring to the colt's nose victory on Dec. 11 at Hollywood Park in an allowance race at 1 1/16 mile. "He got to the lead and started to wait a little bit. I just have to make sure I don't take the lead too early. I haven't worked him lately, but he's a nice horse." 

      Rushin' To Altar charged from sixth place at the top of the stretch and beat Total Limit by a length Thursday in the $55,000 feature at Hollywood Park.

      Ridden by Corey Nakatani, Rushin' To Altar covered 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:15.41 and paid $15.80, $3.80 and $2.10. The victory was the fourth in 10 lifetime starts for Rushin' To Altar and was worth $33,000, raising the 4-year-old's horse's career earnings to $163,590. 

Owner: Will Woods Farm, Breeder: Eaton Joint Trust & Kentucky Blue Stable. State Bred: KY
Winnings: 20 Starts: 5 - 3 - 4, $297,403

At 3: 3rd Bien Bien S.
At 4: 2nd Pat O'Brien H.(G2)
At 6: 2nd Potrero Grande Breeders Cup(G2)
Foaled February 25, 1999 - KEESEP'00 $485K
last raced 10/21/2006 Oak Tree

Entered stud 2008 at McClintock Equine Station, Centerville, IA
in 2011 at Will Woods Farm, Sulphur Springs, TX - fee $2,000

BL's Appeal

BL 's Appeal

Albert The Great X Storm Cat X Halo


 Sire of the alumni CVL BL Tsunami sold
through our Chateau Vis
ta Show Jumpers Program

BL's Appeal..


Bred in Florida (FL)




Jockey: Rosemary B. Homeister, Jr.
Trainer: Larry Pilotti
Owner: Monarch Stables, Inc.
Breeder: Harry T. Mangurian Jr.


Sold to Frank Bertolino and Monarch Stables
Consigned by Mark Casse, agent. Sold for $75,000.00 as a two year old.


Earnings: $224,723. 


Graded Stakes Winner

Alphabet Soup

Alphabet Soup

Albert The Great X Storm Cat X Halo


 Sire of the alumni CVL Aye You're Adorable sold through our Chateau Vista Show Jumpers Program

Alphabet Soup...

        Alphabet Soup (March 31, 1991 – January 28, 2022) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse best known for setting a track record for 1¼ miles at Woodbine Racetrack when he won the 1996 Breeders' Cup Classic, defeating both the great Cigar and

Preakness Stakes winner Louis Quatorze. Upon the death of A.P. Indy on February 21, 2020, Alphabet Soup became the oldest living winner of the Breeders' Cup Classic.

        He was bred by Southeast Associates, a group led by Roy S. Lerman, and purchased by Californian Georgia B. Ridder. He was a descendant of Nearco, and his damsire was U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee Arts and Letters. Purchased privately as a two-year-old by Georgia B. Ridder, Alphabet Soup was late in developing. Mrs. Ridder raced the colt in California, where he began to come into his own at the age of four, winning the 1995 Native       

        Diver and Del Mar Breeders' Cup Handicaps. In 1996, en route to his triumph in that year's Breeders' Cup Classic, he won three important graded stakes races: the San Antonio Handicap, the Pat O'Brien Handicap, and the San Pasqual Handicap, in which he defeated Best Pal. He also crossed the wire first in the Goodwood Breeders' Cup Handicap but was disqualified and set back to third.

Alphabet Soup raced in 1997 at age six, his best effort coming in defense of the San Antonio Handicap when he finished second to Gentlemen.

         Alphabet Soup retired to stud duty, he stood at Adena Springs in Midway, Kentucky. He was euthanized due to chronic kidney disease, at Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement in Georgetown, Kentucky, on January 28, 2022, at the age of 30.

Deputy Commander

Deputy Commander

Deputy Minister X Malinowski X Tudor Music


 Sire of the alumni CVL Dream Commander sold through our Chateau Vista Show Jumpers Program

Deputy Commander...

        Bred by Crystal Springs Farm near Paris, Kentucky, he was a son of North American Champion sire Deputy Minister and out of the Grade 1-winning turf mare, Anka Germania who captured the 1988 Sword Dancer Invitational over subsequent Eclipse-winning turf horse Sunshine Forever. He was sold by Denali Stud as a weanling at the November 1995 Keeneland Sales to Horizon Stable, a partnership put together by trainer Wallace Dollase. A late developer, Deputy Commander never made it to the 1997 Kentucky Derby. However, by autumn he had matured into a powerful colt who won the Travers Stakes and the Super Derby before running second to Skip Away in the 1997 Breeders' Cup Classic at Hollywood Park Racetrack.

      After being retired from racing, Deputy Commander stood at stud in Kentucky at Stonerside Stable and Airdrie Stud, and in 2007 stood at stud at Ballena Vista Farm in Ramona, California. Among his progeny are Grab Your Heart and Deputy Glitters as well as Ten Most Wanted, who followed in his sire's footsteps by winning both the Travers Stakes and the Super Derby.

Due to a decline in his physiological and neurological health, he was euthanized October 7, 2009. Owner: Ballena Vista Farm
Breeder: Crystal Springs Farm, Robert Moore, & Dr. Edward C. Allred State Bred: KY
Winnings: 13 Starts: 4 - 3 - 2, $1,906,640
At 3: Won Travers S. (G1), Super Derby (G1), Affirmed H. (G3); 2nd Breeders Cup Classic (G1), Swaps S. (G2); 3rd Crown Royal American Turf S.
At 4: 2nd Californian S. (G2).
At stud: Airdrie Stud/KY 1999-2006; Ballena Vista Farm/CA 2007-2009.



Albert The Great X Storm Cat X Halo


 Sire of the alumni CVL Vasia Who sold
through our Chateau Vista Show Jumpers Program


        Born in Great Britain (GB) ch. H, 1984 {1-w} DP = 5-9-22-0-2 (38) DI = 1.92   CD = 0.39 - 34 Starts, 7 Wins, 1 Places, 4 Shows Career Earnings: $136,04. Breeder: Societe Aland
Winnings: 34 Starts: 7 - 1 - 4
At 3: 3rd Prix Tantieme [LR-FR]
At 4: 3rd Seneca Handicap [G3-USA]
Raced in France and USA - At stud in Iowa. 

        Hittias was by the stallion Touching Wood.  Owner: Sheikh Maktoum al Maktoum. Breeder: Pin Oak Farm. State Bred: KY
Winnings: 9 Starts: 3 - 4 - 2, $352,539
Irish St. Leger S. (Ire-G1), St. Leger S. (Eng-G1), Welsh Derby S. (Eng)

2nd: Derby S. (Eng-G1), Gordon S. (Eng-G3), Predominate S. (Eng), Heathorn S. (Eng)
3rd: Hyperion S. (Eng), Great Voltigeur S. (Eng-G2)
Retired to Stud in England 1983
Exported to New Zealand 1985, stood at Fayette Park Stud
Euthanized at Fayette Park due to the infirmities of old age on March 31, 2004





 Sire of the alumni CVL Shine On sold
through our Chateau Vista Show Jumpers Program


        From the Rossini was born in 1997. He was sired by Miswaki out of the Hero's Honor mare Touch of Greatness. His sire Miswaki was very notable. 

Miswaki (USA) February 22, 1978 – December 17, 2004
Mr. Prospector (USA) x Hopespringseternal (USA), by Buckpasser (USA) Family 16-g A Group 1 winning-juvenile in France, Miswaki did not show quite the same form in the United States as a 3-year-old. In keeping with his fine pedigree, however, he proved to be one of Mr. Prospector's better sons at stud and was particularly noted as a broodmare sire. His best son, 1991 American Horse of the Year Black Tie Affair, was unable to continue his male line, but Miswaki will have an honored place in pedigrees for a long time to come as the sire of the great broodmare Urban Sea, whose son Galileo was the most dominant European stallion of the early 21st century.
Race record: 13 starts, 6 wins, 5 seconds, 0 thirds, US$232,887 (includes converted English and French earnings)

  • Won Prix de la Salamandre (FR-G1, 1400mT, Longchamp)

  • Won Prix Yacowlef (FR, 1000mT, Deauville)

  • 2nd Prix Morny (FR-G1, 1200mT, Deauville)

  • 3rd William Hill Dewhurst Stakes (ENG-G1, 7FT, Newmarket)


  • Won Charles Hatton Stakes (USA, 6FT, Belmont)

  • 2nd Fall Highweight Handicap (USA-G2, 6FD, Belmont)

Assessments: Earned a Timeform rating of 124 pounds as a juvenile. Rated at 119 pounds on the Daily Racing Form's Free Handicap for American sprinters of 1981, 9 pounds below co-highweights Guilty Conscience (the official champion) and Dave's Friend.
As an individual: A well-made chestnut horse standing 15.3 hands, Miswaki was lengthy and somewhat short-legged for his height with a deep girth and powerful hindquarters. His pasterns were rather short and upright.
As a stallion: According to records maintained by The Jockey Club, Miswaki sired 717 winners (60.3%) and 94 stakes winners (7.9%) from 1189 named foals. The Blood-Horse credits Miswaki with 101 stakes winners (8.5%).
Sire rankings: Per Arion Pedigrees (

  • 5th on the English broodmare sire list in 2009.

  • 3rd on the French broodmare sire list in 2009.

  • 6th on the Irish broodmare sire list in 2009; 10th in 2012.

Per the American Racing Manual (Daily Racing Form) series:

  • 7th on the American broodmare sire list in 1999.

Per The Blood-Horse:

  • 2nd on the American broodmare sire list in 2009; 7th in 2003; 9th in 2001 and 2002.

Per Great Thoroughbred Sires of the World (2006, Churchill, Reichard, and Rogers):

  • 2nd on the American general sire list in 1991; 10th in 1990.

  • 4th on the American broodmare sire list in 1999; 7th in 2003; 9th in 2001 and 2002.

  • Led the combined English/Irish broodmare sire list in 1999 and 2001.

  • 2nd on the French general sire list in 1993.

  • Led the French broodmare sire list in 2002.

Per Thoroughbred Heritage (

  • Led the combined English/Irish broodmare sire list in 1999 and 2001.

Notable progeny: Bachelor Duke (USA), Black Tie Affair (IRE), Etoile Montante (USA), Kistena (FR), Marvelous Crown (JPN), Misil (USA), Papal Power (USA), Umatilla (NZ), Urban Sea (USA), Waki River (FR)
Notable progeny of daughters: Black Sam Bellamy (IRE), Dalakhani (IRE), Daylami (IRE), Dr. Fong (USA), Galileo (IRE), Hernando (FR), Historia (ARG), Jimwaki (BRZ), Johann Quatz (FR), Landseer (GB), Talkin Man (CAN), My Typhoon (IRE), Sea the Stars (IRE)
Connections: Foaled in Florida, Miswaki was bred by Bruce Campbell and Early Bird Stud. He was owned by Etti Plesch. He was trained by François Boutin at 2 and by Woody Stephens at 3. He entered stud in Kentucky in 1982 at Walmac Farm and remained there until he was pensioned in August 2004; he died later that year. He was buried at Walmac alongside the graves of Nureyev and Alleged.
Pedigree notes: Miswaki is inbred 4x4 to five-time American champion sire Nasrullah (also a champion on the English/Irish general sire list) and 5x5 to 1943 American champion sire and three-time American champion broodmare sire Bull Dog. He is a full brother to Hopespringsforever, dam of listed stakes winner Apollo Cat (by Storm Cat), second dam of Grade 2 winner Jump Start, and third dam of 2016 Los Alamitos CashCall Futurity (USA-G1) winner Mastery. He is also a half brother to Hope for All (by Secretariat), dam of 1986 Prix de Diane Hermes (French Oaks, FR-G1) winner Lacovia (by Majestic Light), second dam of multiple European Group 1 winner Tobougg, and third dam of 2011 Czech champion 2-year-old male Mystic Swing. In addition, Miswaki is a half brother to Group 2-placed English stakes winner Northern Eternity (by Northern Dancer), dam of 1991 Hollywood Derby (USA-G1) winner Eternity Star (by Majestic Light), Irish Group 3 winner Eternal Reve (by Diesis), and restricted stakes winner Eternity Range (by Majestic Light). Another half sister to Miswaki, Till Eternity (by Nijinsky II), is the dam of listed stakes winner Fort Chaffee (by Mr. Prospector).
Miswaki and his siblings are out of Hopespringseternal, an unraced full sister to English stakes winner Over to You and a half sister to multiple Grade 3 winner True Colors (by Hoist the Flag) and stakes winner Spray (by Forli). The last-named mare is the dam of Grade 2 winner High Brite (by Best Turn), a good regional sire in California. Hopespringseternal is also a half sister to Rainbow Rose (by Ambiorix), dam of stakes winner Vaguely Familiar (by Vaguely Noble) and third dam of 1994 Premio O.S.A.F. (PER-G1) winner Cruzan Gold, and to Lattice (by Majestic Light), second dam of New Zealand Group 2 winner Focal Point. Hopespringseternal, in turn, is out of 1960 Matron Stakes winner Rose Bower (by Princequillo), whose stakes-placed full sister Foxy Quilla produced multiple stakes winner Barrydown (by Intentionally) and is the second dam of Grade 2 winner Lizzy Hare. Rose Bower is also a half sister to Dedelea (by Dedicate), second dam of Peruvian Group 3 winner Saggita Maris. The next dam in Miswaki's tail-female line, Lea Lane (by Nasrullah) won three stakes races as a juvenile and is a full sister to 1956 American champion 2-year-old filly Leallah and to stakes-placed Lea Moon, dam of five stakes winners.

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