He was brought to the States by Bruce Davidson, having first competed in the UK. The ride was given to Leslie Law, and the pair were shortlisted for the Athens Olympics. Unfortunately, injury prematurely ended the horse’s career.
“I first became aware of the stallion Carrick Diamond Lad via my ex-three star horse Private Heart who was sired by him. Private Heart was a very successful advanced horse that I really enjoyed campaigning and I am sure he would have been a fabulous four star horse had he not incurred an injury. Since then, I have seen some of the stallion’s young stock in Europe and have been very impressed with them. It is certainly good news for America that his semen is now available here as this grandson of the famous King of Diamonds should cross very well with the American mares.”