March 23, 1979 - July 5, 1996
Foundation Sire of Winton Farm
In Loving Memory (1979 - 1996)
1979 Dark Bay / Brown Thoroughbred Stallion, 16.3 Hands
(Far North x Reason To Dare, by Listen To Reason)
Stakes Winner of 5 races, $ 82,387
1st Western Reserve Handicap
4th Southampton Handicap (to Dixieland Band)
Owned by Winton Farm
PANDAN was the foundation of our Thoroughbred breeding operation. His tremendous heart and loving personality are being passed from generation to generation. Stakes winner of 5 races from 7 furlongs to 1-1/8 mile, raced 4 years and retired sound, both mentally and physically. An affectionate personality, tremendous bone, and willingness to please are all attributes Pandan consistently passed on ever since his first foal crop in 1988.
PANDAN, you are truly missed, will never be forgotten, and will live on forever in your descendants and in my heart. I love and miss you very much!
(Northern Dancer x Fleur, by Victoria Park)
Stakes winner in France, and champion sire of many stakes winners.
Sired by the Great NORTHERN DANCER
From the very successful female family of such greats as:
THE MINSTREL (Champion, leading sire & full brother to Far North)
PILGRIM (stakes winner & full brother to Far North)
NIJINSKY (Champion, leading sire & 3/4 brother to Far North)
MINSKI (stakes winner, leading sire & 3/4 brother to Far North)
REASON TO DARE
(Listen To Reason x Daringly, by Hasty Road)
Multiple stakes winner, set 2 track records, dam of 100% winners from starters
Full sister to DARE TO REASON, stakes winner and proven producer.
Pictured above: Moshe Dan (aka "Moshe") [a 1990 AQHA gelding by Pandan] and his lifelong friend, Jesse Davis
Poem dedicated by Shannon Campbell
to Pandan and Expensive Moon (aka "Moose")
her beloved Pandan AQHA grandson (sired by Expensive Hobby), who was killed by lightning
Thanks, Shannon, for sharing this poem.
In addition to Pandan and Moose, I am adding another very special dedication to Moshe Dan (aka "Moshe") a 1990 AQHA gelding by Pandan who has also gone on to greener pastures, but will surely be waiting at the gate when his lifelong friend, Jesse Davis, makes the same trip from this earthly life to eternal life.
The love and stories so many people have shared with me over the years about their special horse from our bloodlines, just means so much to me. Thank you to all of you whom have become extended family members through these wonderful horses. Thank you for loving them, and bringing joy to their lives, and mine.
Suzanne Perdue Murphy
Don't Cry for the Horses
(a poem of comfort)
Don't cry for the horses that life has set free.
A million white horses forever to be.
Don't cry for the horses now in God's hand.
As they dance and they prance in a heavenly band.
They were ours as a gift, but never to keep.
As they close their eyes forever to sleep.
Their spirits unbound. On silver wings they fly.
A million white horses against the blue sky.
Look up into heaven, you'll see them above.
The horses we lost, the horses we loved.
Manes and tails flowing they gallop through time.
They were never yours, they were never mine.
Don't cry for the horses. They'll be back someday.
When our time is gone, they will show us the way.
Do you hear that soft nicker? Close to your ear?
Don't cry for the horses. Love the ones that are here.
~~ Author - Brenda Riley-Seymore