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Valor is the stallion we were hoping for by crossing TR Viktor with Salida. With the Sarezin daughters reaching breeding age, an outcross for our predominantly El Shaklan lines was needed. TR Viktor, a straight Russian stallion bred in the US and now living in France was identified as a good choice to bring large eyes, and reinforce movement, without losing type.
By using Salida, our precious Sarika daughter, produced a stallion with one complete outcross line (although linked to Sarika, who is quarter Russian), but also with a line to Sarika and El Shaklan. His older sister Valouria is an Australian National Champion and Valor is very much a masculine version of her. A growth plate infection as a foal ruled out a show career for Valor, however he has produced multiple Australian National Champions, Reserve Champions and Top Tens from a limited number of foals.
Available at stud: $1,650 purebreds
$1,320 derivatives (including GST).
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(US) - Salida
1 November 2002