In 2017 Tanami Performance Horses principal Sue Brosnan planned on heading to Tamworth’s Landmark Classic Horse Sale to look for a quality mare, but during her research of the Catalogue she couldn’t help but notice the video of Mac Shann handling and working the young 2 yo One Moore Daddy colt he was preparing for the sale. He exhibited all of the qualities she valued in the stock horses she experienced in the Stock Camps in the Northern Territory.
Sue had always felt the First X horses appealed more as they retained the size, strength and athleticism needed to travel throughout a big day’s work, while tending to have better temperaments without the work requirements of some of the purebred stock horse lines.
Daddy Who ticked all the boxes. He was soft, athletic, had a wonderful temperament and tremendous eye appeal, plus Sue had always admired One Moore Daddy and his progeny. He was out of a mare that Mac and Gayle had purchased to breed to One Moore Daddy that went back to Kevin Davidson’s Einnor Black Jack, a wonderful sire well known for his size, strength and ability. This gave Daddy Who all the attributes Sue was looking for.
Arriving in Tamworth and seeing Daddy Who in the flesh cemented the decision that he was the horse Sue wanted and she purchased him for $52,000. A plan forward for this outstanding young colt was formed based around giving him all the time needed to mature into a top competition sire. He was sent straight to Luke Bennett, of Peak Performance Horses, for his future development and at every stage he has been willing and has impressed his connections.
The long term plan is campdrafting, but his career started in 2018 when Luke prepared him for the NCHA Futurity. Luke felt this would give him a solid foundation to go forward into the challenge and campdrafting arenas and all connections were thrilled when after the two Go Rounds he had performed above all expectations missing the Final by a point.
2019 saw a continuation of his progress with excellent results in the campdraft and challenge arenas.
2020, the year of Covid put pains to the busy competition schedule planned, but the main focus was and still is his longevity as a competition horse. Luke loves the way he travels and his willingness to please and he still has plenty time up his sleeve for competition.