(Flagmount Diamond x Greaghwillan Pearl (Skyboy x Ozymandias))
Carrick Diamond Lad(ISH)
|King Of Diamonds (RID)||Errigal (RID)|
|Gowran Betty (RID)||New Chieftain (RID)|
Sky Boy (TB)
|Sky Gypsy (TB)|
|Balisland’s Queen (TB)|
|Brandy 5 (ISH)||Ozymandias (TB)|
|Highland Flight Mare(ISH)|
Sire: Flagmount Diamond (RID)
Sire of international showjumpers
Sought-after sire of brood mares ‘http://www.horsemagazine.com/thm/great-stallions/?gs=1368’
Damline: The best thoroughbred lines. Proven performance in showjumping and eventing.
Greaghwillan Pearl (Carrick Diamond Lad’s dam) died in autumn 2012, aged 24. The two photos of her below were taken shortly before she passed away.
Dam’s sire: Sky Boy (TB)
Grand-dam by Ozymandias (TB):Sky Boy was an important thoroughbred who was the sire of Iris Kellett’s mare Skylight, Cluain Mor and Slaney Boy. Sky Boy is also highly ranked as a sire of eventers (24th in the world in 2001)
Ozymandias is the sire of Heatwave (shown as Tabac Original, ridden by David Broome), and he is also the sire of the international jumper Ryan’s Son, ridden by John Whitaker of Great Britain. Ryan’s Son placed fourth in the FEI World Cup in 1982. The second dam of Ozymandias, Niobe, was an American-bred daughter of Sir Gallahad III, who was exported to England. The Thoroughbred mare Risk is a daughter of Sir Gallahad III. Risk is the fourth dam of Everest Philco, an American-bred Thoroughbred ridden by David Broome of Great Britain and rated one of the top ten jumpers in the world on several occasions, including 1981. Everest Philco won the 1982 Grand Prix at Olympia, London
Great grand dam sire: Highland Flight (T.B)
This breeding line needs no introduction, and his progeny certainly back up this rich bloodline in abundance
Carrick Diamond Lad was upgraded to Approved* status in 2008, justifying the Irish breeders’ faith in him. Incredibly, Carrick Diamond Lad has been in the top 10% of Irish stallions by number of mares covered in the past number of years.
In Carrick Diamond Lad, breeders are confident they’ve found the sire to carry on the dynasty of the legendary King Of Diamonds.
* A word on the Irish Horse Register’s stallion approval system: Potential stallions are presented for inspection. Those whose conformation and athleticism are of a sufficient standard are granted ‘S1’ status and sent for performance testing. Should they prove themselves in the performance testing, they are given ‘Approved’ status. CDL’s foalhood injury prevented him from completing the performance testing. When his first progeny began to compete, such was the quality of their performance that CDL was upgraded to ‘Approved’. Only one other stallion has been approved in this way by the IHR – the legendary Cavalier.