Mac and Gayle Shann began their amazing story with One Moore Daddy quite by accident.
While visiting Todd & Kylie Graham, they were casually inspecting the freshly broken crop of 2 year olds. One Moore Daddy was a standout in their opinion. Although they weren’t looking for a horse, let alone a colt, they found his conformation, breeding and appeal for a future as a campdrafter irresistible.
He had been bred by Trevor and Marilyn Graham and was from arguably the greatest mare of the modern era, One Moore Spin. Mac and Gayle weren’t familiar with Dmac Daddy at the time, but they were aware that he was the leading Smart Little Lena colt in Australia. They also trusted Trevor and Marilyn’s judgment in breeding their great mare to this imported son of America’s leading cutting sire.
After asking the question of the colt’s availability, they learnt the Graham family would sell him and an elated Mac and Gayle couldn’t resist the offer. They trusted their judgment and predicted that One Moore Daddy’s athletic build and elevated action would suit a range of disciplines.
One Moore Daddy was left with Todd Graham to continue his cutting training. In his Futurity year of 2007 he finalled in ALL 3 Futurities, rewarding him with a very solid reputation in the cutting pen and the grounding to continue on his winning way in other fields.
After completing his cutting career he changed stables and Cameron Parker prepared him for a season of challenges in 2008. He excelled and became the only horse to win all 4 major challenges in a single season.
It was then home to Cantaur Park for a life of campdrafting with Mac taking over as his regular rider.
He wasn’t used as a sire extensively as a younger horse and his oldest progeny are just starting to come through. These are exciting times for Mac and Gayle as these youngsters are showing tremendous potential.