Fisherman: Brown Horse (1853) by Heron from Mainbrace. Fisherman was one of the greatest stayers of the English Turf, and won sixty-nine races including the Ascot Gold Cup twice. In a comparatively short stud career in Australia he proved an outstanding sire.
Over 150 years on it’s interesting to speculate how much interest a similar staying stallion would attract in the new ‘speed age’ thoroughbred breeding industry? Have we eschewed ‘stoutness’ in our stock in the hell bent ‘race for pace’?