Rantis Diamond ISH
Approved 4 star Eventing sire.
. Sire : Diamond Lad (King of Diamonds//Kildalton Countess)
Dam : Brackloone Lady (Darantus)
Rantis Diamonds top line has, without doubt, the best Irish Draught combination of the breed. Traditional Irish breeding comes no better than The King of Diamonds and Kildalton Countess.This was obvious in their stallion son, Diamond Lad.
Brackloone Lady, by the Thoroughbred Darantus, brings an impressive line of relatives to Rantis's pedigree.
Darantus was by Bussion Ardent (1956 French Two Thousand Guineas winner), who was by Relic, son of War Relic.
Relic is also the sire of leading broodmare sire Olden Times and the great French mare Relance.
Bussion Ardents dam was the special mare Rose O'Lynn. Her grand dam was by Gainsborough (1918 English Triple Crown winner), out of the legendary Mumtaz Mahal by The Tetrach.
Mumtaz Mahal was dubbed "the flying filly"and was one of the fastest 2yr.olds ever. She later became one of the most important broodmares of the 20th. century.
Darantus dam was by Dante, Epsom Derby winner and son of Nearco (by Pharos)
Dantes dam was by Dark Legend, son of Dark Ronald.
Darantus is the sire of International Showjumpers and Eventers White Gate and Watercolor and the dam sire of many more. He is the dam sire of Rantis Diamond and Grand National winner, Royal Athlete.
Brackloone Ladys dam was by Windsor Slipper whose dam Carpet Slipper, was out of a mare by Simon Square, son of the great St.Simon (of whom it is said that"having no faults,he passed none on").
Carpet Slipper is one of Ellen Parkers Reine Du Course mares(see Pedigree Info. page)
Her son, Windsor Slipper was one of only two horses to win the Irish Triple Crown since it began in 1921. HE won in 1942. The other winner was Museum in 1935.
Winning a Triple Crown is considered the greatest accomplishment of a Thoroughbred racehorse.
Carpet Slipper was also the third dam of Val de Loir, French Derby winner and 3 times leading sire in France and leading broodmare sire in France and England.
Rantis Diamond is known to produce quality, athletic foals with temperaments and trainability second to none.
His successful progeny include:
Ballyclough Lucky Lady
In 2010 and with only 330 reg.foals,Rantis Diamond progeny had accumulated:
2199 showjumping points,
192 eventing points.