Piolun's most significant son was Priboj. Out of the Crabbet-bred mare Rissalma, Priboj was foaled in 1944 and stood for ten years at stud. He sired 203 progeny, of whom 48 were retained for use. Priboj is shown on a recurring basis through most of the Russian pedigrees, particularly those of outstanding athletes. Innumerable race records have been set by Priboj sons and daughters. He died in 1958, and was succeeded at stud by his son, Pomeranets.
Pomeranets (out of the tap-root mare Mammona) was foaled in 1952, and was unquestionably one of the best sons of Priboj. Not only was Pomeranets an outstanding racer and sire of race winners, he was a beautiful individual as well. Pomeranets was named Champion at the All Union Exhibition in 1955 and again in 1960. Pomeranets stood 15.3 H, and his offspring have been horses of size, athletic ability, and style.
Sport was a Priboj son of marginal breeding use but of outstanding athletic potential. Foaled in 1957, Sport was out of the Skrzyp daughter, Solianka II. He was a winner of many races in the Soviet Union, but was best known for winning the 4,000 meter steeplechase in 1964, defeating 11 other participants, including eight Thoroughbreds.
The Priboj son Profil, like Sport, was a horse of extreme athletic capability. Foaled in 1954, Profil was Champion of Russia in three-day events in 1961.
There are 25 mares currently in use at Tersk who are daughters of Priboj, Pomeranets and Sport.
One of Priboj's fine producing sons was the stallion Pietuszok. He was sold to Poland in 1958 and then to Canada in 1973. Another Priboj son used extensively at Tersk was Topol. A full brother to Pietuszok, Topol stood 15.3H. The recurring mention of size in this family points out the fact that this line is the largest of the group, on the average, offering proper conformation and fine athletic ability. Topol was put into service at Tersk at the age of 13.
Three Priboj daughters of note at Tersk were Platforma, Ptashka, and Neposeda. Platforma, out of Figurantka, was foaled in 1954 and died in 1965.
Ptashka was a great producer at the Tersk. Six of her daughters were retained for use. Ptashka, a full sister to Topol and Pietuszok, was Champion of the All USSR Show in 1956.
Neposeda was a premier broodmatron at the Tersk stud. Out of Nomenklatura (by Naseem), Neposeda's production years extended from 1961 to 1975 and included 12 foals, ten of whom were graded "elite" in the stud book. Neposeda is remembered as the "Queen of Tersk" At the age of 16 she was named 1971 Champion of the All USSR Show. Her three daughters, Nestavennaja (by Salon), Nemezida (by Arax) and Nega (by Aswan), won Certificates of First Degree at the same show.
After World War II three other Polish stallions — Semen, Elfur and Arax — were added to the Tersk program.
Semen (Laur x Sokora) was imported to Tersk in 1962 and some of his offspring were successful on the track. Elfur was used at Tersk between 1972 with limited success.
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