King Ranch would like to introduce our youngest breeding stallion, EL REY HIDAS (TAQUITO SUGAR x HIDAS PEP, HAIDAS LITTLE PEP). EL REY HIDAS is an eighth-generation descendant of our foundation sire, OLD SORREL. This horse is the last son of proven King Ranch sire TAQUITO SUGAR (CJ SUGAR x PEPPYS TAQUITO, PEPPY SAN BADGER). “El Rey” is a great cross of a daughter of a top son of Little Peppy (HAIDAS LITTLE PEP), a top son of CJ SUGAR (TAQUITO) and foundation King Ranch blood. El Rey is descent of the King Ranch running horses DEPTH CHARGE and BOLD VENTURE (Kentucky Derby Winner and producer of ASSAULT, 1946 Triple Crown winner). This blood provides El Rey with explosive speed. This horse was started on King Ranch by Horse Division Manager James Clement, trained by Ben Baldus, and now is back on the ranch as a using horse trying to prove himself as a King Ranch sire. We bred our first two mares to him this year and we collected him at 6666s. He has great motility and we froze a limited number before he could come back to work at King Ranch. (4 Panel N/N, Herda N/N, N/PSSM1).
EL REY HIDAS is a ranch broke and used horse. He has not been used in competition.
His first foals will drop on King Ranch in 2020.
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