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Al Capone
When Performance Counts...Breeding says it all!

Service Fee

  • $2,200 inc GST
  • +Plus Vet Fees & Agistment
  • Discount to performed mares.

Breeding Contract

Standing

Books close towards end of February
Blockout dates: Jan 16 to Feb 6, 2022

Carmyle Veterinary Services
38 Dumbletons Road
Quipolly  NSW  2343
Vet: Dr. Alan Simson BVSc MACVSC MRCVS
Mobile: 0408 605 230

Office: 0407 564 623
Email: vet@carmylevet.com.au

Al Capone's story
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Chapter 1

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.


Chapter 2

The end of chapter one states, “Things happen for a reason”.  And that’s exactly why Al Capone changed hands at the beginning of October 2020.  Debbie realised the caliber of the colt she had on her hands and knew that she could not do him justice, not at this stage.  He deserved every opportunity to fulfill his potential and Debbie believes Drew and Sally Stevenson are the right people to make that happen.

Drew and Sally were in the market for a new stallion and they feel Al Capone’s breeding speaks for itself.  They said, “As quoted by Peter Gesler ‘breed the best campdraft mare to the best campdraft stallion’ and this is exactly what we have got in Al Capone. We really like the cutting type mare crossed with the stockhorse stallion, as we think it is giving us the ideal article than can also go to work as well as play.”

Exciting times ahead.

Results
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2021

  • Dalby Open Campdraft – 10th
  • WINNER  Rocky Rush Derby Challenge.  Winner of Rd 1 with a 6 point margin.

Cloncurry Stockmans Challenge

  • WINNER Ron Wall Memorial Derby Challenge (with 10.5 point margin).
    • Round 2 Winner – Dry: 2nd  |  Wet: 1st
    • Round 1 Winner  – Dry: 2nd  |  Wet: 1st

2021

Fifth Start – Now a Novice Stallion!

  • Teebar Show
    • WINNER – Novice
    • WINNER – Maiden

Fourth Start

  • Nutrien Supreme 5 & Under Challenge – 3rd

Third Start

  • Manumbar Novice – 6th (over 400 competitors)

First Start

  • ARBC Classic Challenge Reserve Champion (5 and Under)
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: Drew & Sally Stevenson
Genetic Testing Results: OLWS, HERDA, PSSM1, HYPP, GBED, MH – Clear n/n.

VIEW FULL INTERACTIVE PEDIGREE CHART >

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
Photo gallery
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2021

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2020

Video Gallery
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2021

2021 Ron Wall Memorial Derby Challenge

Nutrien Supreme Sale, Toowoomba. 

5 & Under Challenge – 3rd overall

Sale

  • Lot 53 – Just Charity, Al Capone’s full sister created a new Nutrien record selling for $93,000 (PTIF to Reverie Invictus). Highest priced led horse.  [View Video in Facebook]

ARBC, Dalby

ARBC Classic Challenge Reserve Champion.


Pedigree

Possum Sue

Sire: Hazelwood Conman

Contact

Drew & Sally Stevenson
Benalla Stud
MIRANEE
GUNDY  NSW 2337

Drew: 0429 411 401
Sally: 0428 411 401
Email: benallastud@gmail.com


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