When I was 12ish and a horse-crazy kid, I remember the big-time horses as being Sky Watch, Imperator, Belle Elegant, etc. Being bored today, I went to ASHA and looked at CH Sky Watch's get. I didn't know that he had some offspring with Belle Elegant, and I was anticipating some big-name coming from that union.
As a matter of fact, very few of his get really did much from what I can tell.
Belle Elegant did OK with Chubasco
but some of the other sires she was crossed with were big names (Korageous Kalu) and produced nothing of note.
I understand that bloodlines aren't always the reason. I have a horse that should really be big-time based on bloodlines but she isn't. Yet.
But she's got talent, she just needs...well a different mindset would be good, but we're working on that!
Anyway, can someone who was into breeding at that time tell me what happened to some of the big names?