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TRANMIRE DIAMOND 2268 foaled 20/6/1997
Sire STORTHHOUSE TEMPTATION 2054 Dam TRANMIRE SAPPHIRE 1990
Diamond was purchased from her breeder Tom Wren with a foal TRANMIRE KNAVE of DIAMONDS at foot. She has since produced BRACKENBRAE CRYSTAL, BRACKENBRAE CHIEFTAIN and BRACKENBRAE FIELD MARSHALL for us. Diamond is the top horse of the bunch, a real matriarch, and rules all horses that come into her sphere. A tall elegant horse and a great mother she produces beautiful and athletic offspring.
Diamond lost her struggle with arthritis this summer and was put to sleep. She will be greatly missed and we were lucky to have had such a wonderful mare. She spent her last summer looking after the two foals Lucent and Rags enjoying her role as Granny.
LUCENT, DIAMOND AND RAGS
Diamond again lost a premature foal. We are having tests to determine if there is an underlying problem that will end her breeding career but meanwhile she is putting her powerful mothering talents to good use by fostering a Clydesdale filly foal down in Ayrshire.
DIAMOND AND HER NEW FOSTER FOAL. photo by Magi Duncan
Unfortunately Diamond lost her foal at birth, but we were lucky enough to find an orphaned colt foal for her to adopt (see news pages for full story).
So she is looking after a lovely boy called Lucas until he is weaned and goes back to his owners later in the year. Diamond is a great mother and it would have been bad for her to have not had Lucas to care for this summer. She is making a great job of him and he is turning into a strapping young horse with a nice personality.
Lucas went back to his breeder in November and we wish him well in his development, we will miss his cheerful outlook.
Diamond is confirmed in foal to Warlord and should be due in May 2015.
DIAMOND AND LUCAS
picture by Samantha Charman
Diamond and Marshall
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