Prime Thyme

Key data

Stable Name: Megan
DOB: 1996
Height: 16.2hh

Grading Status: HEAD STUD BOOK SHB(GB) – Highest graded mare of the day

Prime Thyme is a Thoroughbred mare by the leading event stallion Primitive Rising out of the dam of Pippa Funnell’s CCI**** stallion, Viceroy. Prime Thyme’s dam, Sweet Sage is by the Group 1 winning sire Sagaro (winner of the Ascot Gold Cup an amazing 3 times!), and she competed in eventing herself, winning at Novice level before retiring to become a broodmare.

Prime Thyme’s most famous sibling is event stallion Viceroy who competed on the British Team, completed Burghley in 2001 and won Blenheim CCI*** in 2004. Prime Thyme herself was unable to compete due to an injury in the paddock as a young horse. Her oldest stock will be 4 years old in 2008.

Prime Thyme was bred by Sue and Lizzie Bunn, who have retained her 3 foals by Last News, Rock King and Unbelievable Darco.


Date Rider/Handler Venue Class Placing Comment
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Photo Name Sire Sex Year Status for 2009
Future Primitive Illusion
Future Illusion F 2010 FOR SALE
Prince of Darkness (Ozzie) Unbelievable Darco G 2006 Not bred by FSH
Brighton Rock
Rock King G 2005 Not bred by FSH
Ruby Red
Last News F 2003 Not bred by FSH


Primitive Rising
(1984) b 16.3hh HIS Premium Stallion
He is the No.1 Event Horse Sire of 6 Year Olds by Progeny Points in 2006, the No.6 Event Horse Sire of 5 Year Olds by Progeny Points in 2006, No.3 All Time Sire of Eventers & is still No.8 Event Horse Sire by Total Progeny Points in 2006.

Raise A Man
(1977) ch 16hh
Raise A Native (1961) ch Champion 2yr old colt. Unbeaten during racing career. Native Dancer (1950) gr 16.3hh Champion 2yr old male, Champion 3yr old male, Champion older male horse, 1954 Horse of the Year, 1952 Co-Horse of the Year. Won 17 Stakes races inc. Preakness, Belmont & American Derby. Sire of Mr Prospector who in turn sired multiple Group 1 winners inc. Fusaichi Pegasus & Gulch. Polynesian (1942) br Won The Preakness. Total prize money $310,410
Geisha (1943) gr
Raise You (1946) ch Case Ace (1934) b Sire of Stakes Winners
Lady Glory (1934) br
Delta Sal (1966) b Delta Judge (1960) dkb/br Traffic Judge (1952) ch Won $432,450
Beautillion (1953) blk Won $79,192
Salvia (1959) ch Mr Trouble (1947) ch Won $71,225
Salaminia (1937) ch Won $36,580
Periquito (1976) Olden Times (1958) b Relic (1945) blk Won 5 of 7 starts. Amongst many others he is the sire of Pericles (KWPN approved sire of jumpers, dressage mounts & approved sons including the Westphalian, Paradox I, & the pinto dressage sire, Samber, in addition to being the broodmare sire of the KWPN dressage sire, Ulft). Relic descends in tail-female line from the mare, Vaila, as does the famous USET jumper, Gem Twist War Relic (1938) ch Won $89,495
Bridal Colours (1931) blk unraced
Djenne (1950) b Djebel (1937) b Winner of Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe 1942. Leading sire France in 1947 /8/9 & 56. G-Sire of legendary event horse JJ Babu – International event horse riden by Bruce Davidson. Won team Gold 1984 Los Angeles Olympics & was World Champion. Djebel was Champion 2 yr old in France, leading money winner at 3 & 5, & was 3 times leading French Thoroughbred stallion
Teza (1945) b unraced
Bold Aunt (1970) Bold Lad (1962) ch Bold Ruler (USA) (1954) dkb/br Champion & Horse of the Year. $764,204 winnings. Sire of Grp 1 winner Secretariat
Misty Morn (1952) b $212,575. Champion 3yo Filly & Champion Handicap Female. 1963 Broodmare Of The Year. Dam of 10 foals, 8 runners, 7 winners, 5 SWs, 1 SP.
Aunt Tilt (1963) b Tulyar (1949) b
Kerala (1958) b Unraced. 1967 Broodmare of the Year. Dam of 13 foals, 8 runners, 7 winners, 1 SW, 1 SP.
Sweet Sage (1982) Placed up to Novice level eventing. Dam of CCI**** event stallion Viceroy Sagaro (1971) ch 10 wins at 2 to 6, Ascot Gold Cup (Gr.1) – 3 times! Espresso (1958) ch 1.57m Acropolis (1952) ch Donatello (1934) ch Sire of the great Crepello
Aurora (1936) ch by Hyperion
Babylon (1940) b Bahram (1932) br Laidback type with flawless conformation. In 1935 he won the English Triple Crown. Sold for $160,000. Sire of Persian Gulf, the G-sire of Marlon xx, an influential sire in Holstein breeding. One line that appears often in sport horse sires is Bahram, sire of both Big Game, which is so strong in the Welton Horses, and also Persian Gulf, sire of Papayer, sire of Paradox I and II who have been so important in the Westphalian breed, & of Tamerlane sire of Marlon who has been such an influence for the Holsteins, and Shogun, important for the Hannoverians.
Clairvoyante (1932) b
Zambara (1966) b Mossborough (GB) (1947) ch Nearco (1935) br Champion of Europe in 1938. G SIre of Northern Dancer, Sire of Nimbus winner of Epsom Derby in 1949
All Moonshine (1941) ch
Grischuna (1959) b Dam of 5 Winners Ratification (1953) b Winner of 6 races
Mountain Path (1948) b
Honey Gift (1972) Heswall Honey (1954) b Honeyway (1954) b Fairway1925 br Champion 3yo 1928. Champion Sire 1936, 1939, 1943, 1944. Champion 2yo Sire 1936, 1937, 1943. Champion Broodmare Sire 1946, 1947. Sire of 2 winners of Epsom Derby: Blue Peter in 1939, Watling Street in 1942
Honey Buzzard (1931) ch Winner of 2 races
Kess (1936) b Dark Legend (1914) dkb/br by Dark Ronald
Delores (1926) ch
Gifted Twin (1964) Princely Gift (1951) b Nasrullah (1940) b Champion 2yr old colt. 6 times Leading Sire. Sire of 15 Champions
Blue Gem (1943) b by Derby Winner Blue Peter
Lucia (1959) dkb/br Won once High Lupus (1943) b Won 8 races including the Irish 2,000 Guineas. By Djebel (see above)
Andrea (1953)

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