Heversham Park’s Green Desert stallion Great Britain has died.
He produced stakes winners Al Mariachi, Wrecking Ball, Queen Laurie and Hashtag Strat.
Great Britain had a TFR of 118 and won the Al Quoz Sprint (now a Gr1 contest which has been won by such stars as J J The Jet Plane, Ortensia and Shea Shea), and was a son of July Cup winner Green Desert (by Danzig).
Green Desert is the sire of over 80 stakes winners and a tremendous influence on the modern day stud book.
He has established himself as an outstanding sire of sires, and his sons include such world class sires as Invincible Spirit, Volksraad, Oasis Dream and Great Britain’s full brother, Cape Cross.
Great Britain, who originally stood in New Zealand and produced winners in Australia, boasted a female line which is equally illustrious. His dam Park Appeal was a Champion at 2 when her wins included the Gr1 Moyglare Stud Stakes and Gr1 Chevely Park Stakes.