Tribune xx

1984 Liver h TB stallion by TRIC TRAC out of NEWPORT by PORTOFINO

TRIBUNE was purchased as a foal and was eventually used over the Distelfink mares at LONGSPRING to produce 3/4 TB progeny for eventing and for mares to go back to warmbloods. 

TRIBUNE is by TRIC TRAC who still holds a major place on the NZ all time career wins for showjumping progeny notably because  of his sons NATIONWIDE and MR KINCAID; and eventer KIWI who was on the Australian Event Team with Andrew Hoy.  NATIONWIDE won the Horse of the Year title twice with Maurice Beatson and MR KINCAID once.

TRIBUNE was used as a sire over some DISTELFINK mares for several years and produced offspring including CHIEF JUSTICE  bred by Jenny & Campbell Draper who was a top young event horse before being sold to Australia for top money. From Longspring,  the beautiful dressage mare TRUE STORY LS sold to California; TOUCH OF GRAY LS and 10CC LS are currently campaigning ; and there are 10 of his fillies in the stud's selective breeding program including TAILOR MAID who is  the dam of Phillip Steiner's DAYLIGHT LS.

Although TRIBUNE was not competed, he was ridden on the farm for awhile and jumped. He showed tremendous technigue with  both front end and back legs. His offspring were consistently elegant horses with outstanding movement. A particular trait he  passed on was his dark chestnut colour with black spots!

Tribune was sold in his later years to Alison Franklin where he produced a number of promising youngsters before his death.