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Al Capone
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14/9/2020 to 30/11/2020

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Al Capone's story
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Al Capone is a young Conman sire who is bred to be everything and anything serious horse breeders and competitors require.

Seligman Spin & Todd Graham, 2003 NCHA Derby Champions

His story is quite unique as he was bred by the late Peter Gesler who was an avid campdraft and cutting enthusiast, breeding and competing on nothing but the absolute best.

Peter was an ex rodeo competitor originally calling the Bourke area home. As he progressed from rodeo to Campdrafting he realised that he would strive to be the best and have the best horses competing. This ambition led him to Seligman Spin who he purchased at auction with plans of Seligman being his next Campdraft horse, but then Peter was introduced to top level cutting with Seligman’s win in the NCHA Derby.

As life progressed Peter became more and more interested to get back to campdrafting as Seligman Spin genetics were being highly sought after for both disciplines.

Peter and Debbie were breeding their own horses throughout and they were using the Seligman Spin genetics extensively. This resulted in their wonderful team of campdraft mares which Peter and Kimberley Sammon both campaigned including Seligmans Yellow Miss, Seligmans Ellie and Possum Sue. However, one mare stood way out to Peter as the best mare he owned, Possum Sue.

Photo by Wild Fillies Photography. Possum Sue & Peter Gesler, Paradise Lagoons.

Possum Sue was started as a cutter and competed in the NCHA Futurity with Peter aboard. It was a great grounding for her as she became one of the absolute Cutout queens at campdrafts. After the Futurity she went campdrafting and soon won her Maiden at Toogoolawah scoring 91. This was the first of many outstanding rounds in her career which includes several feature Open wins and places in the Warwick Gold Cup with Kimberley Sammon.

Being such a valuable mare Peter decided to breed from her early and he simply decided that you breed the best campdraft mare to the best campdraft stallion, so he embryoed her to Hazelwood Conman. The resultant foal is Al Capone. He was always special with immediate eye appeal including outstanding type, athleticism and a wonderful temperament. Peter loved the colt and seeing how well he broke in the decision was made that he would offer him for sale at Landmark in 2019. Unfortunately at the time he fell just short of his reserve so Peter and Debbie brought him home.

Photo by Ken Anderson Equine photography. Al Capone.

Al Capone started his competition path by being transferred to Jon Templeton’s stable and is in training for the Challenge circuit. His trainable nature, mature attitude and his easy going nature have made him a natural for this discipline. He has a huge stop and a lot of cow so the future looks bright for this good looking young colt as he moves through the challenge seasons and onto the campdraft arena.

Prior to his death Mark Ruff approached Peter to purchase Possum Sue and realising the future opportunities she would have with Mark he and Debbie regretfully sold her, but as things happen for reasons we don’t understand Debbie now has her wonderful son Al Capone to fulfil Peter’s dreams.

Results
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Watch this space!

Progeny
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1st Al Capone foal

  • Dam: Reldas  Smart Spinin Lady (Seligman/Acres Destiny)
Pedigree
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Sire: Hazelwood Conman

Hazelwood Conman has reached legendary status and is a truly great sire.  He has: a great pedigree, a successful performance record of his own and proven progeny.

Visit Hazelwood Conman’s page to read his story.

Dam: Possum Sue

  • Owned by Mark Ruff
  • Breeder Peter & Debbie Gesler

2018

  • Warwick Gold Cup =4th. =top scored in Rd 1 with 91.

2016

  • Warwick Gold Cup finalist

2014

  • Stanthorpe 4th Open
  • Glenmorgan 6th Res Open
  • Toogoolawah – 1st Ladies & Won Cut Out Ladies

2013

  • Kilkivan ACA Finals – 2nd Res Open. [View Video]
  • Imbil 3rd Res Open
  • Rathdowny 5th Res Open
  • Paradise Lagoons =11th  Acton Super Beef
  • Casino 1st Res Open

2012

  • Casino 4th Novice
  • Toobeah 2nd Novice
  • Red Range: 1st Open, 2nd Novice,  3rd Res Open
  • Glenn Innes Won Ladies Cut Out
Studbook
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AQHA # A1-12808
ASHS # 249114
Foaling Date: 24/11/2015
Colour: BAY
DNA: 1005679 Parentage Verified
Breeder: P & D Gesler
Current Owner: P & D Gesler
Genetic Testing Results: OLWS, HERDA, PSSM1, HYPP, GBED, MH – Clear n/n.

VIEW FULL INTERACTIVE PEDIGREE CHART ON ICOMPETE >>
(Click on PEDIGREE TAB within icompete)

Sire: HAZELWOOD CONMAN – IS HSH DOGWOOD COMET ELLIOTTS CREEK CADET 
DOGWOOD MADAM
HAZELWOOD ROMANCE WARRENBRI ROMEO
CARDONIS BREEZE
Dam: POSSUM SUE – MB DONELL PARK SELIGMAN SPIN DOCS SPINIFEX
LADY IN RED
DOCS CHARITY ARGYLE DOCS ARGYLE
VENUS POOL CHI CHI
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Video Gallery
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Pedigree

Dam: Possum Sue 

Sire: Hazelwood Conman

Contact

Donell Park Stud
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0414 334 194
Email: donellpark@bigpond.com


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