Capitol I x Calletto II x Mahmud
1978-1984 Stem 730B
Caletto II (dam sire of Cassini II) was a significant stallion of Thoroughbred, performance type. Harmonious and deep bodied. Clean correct legs and feet. Good walk and trot with an magnificent canter. Caletto was a good jumper and showed extraordinary form over fences.
He had a good temperament.
Caletto became a very important improvement sire. Most of his offpspring were of his type. He had 13 approved sons and 91 approved daughters.
Cassini II, (the younger full brother of Cassini I), was approved in Holstein in 1996 with a high jumping index. However, he was later injured and did not compete but was still sought after as a sire, with some breeders believing his offspring are better than that of his full brother, Cassini I.
Cassini I & II are sons of the great Capitol I. Capitol I was on the top of the WBFSH (World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses) rankings lists 2000-2001. There are over 25 approved stallions by Capitol in Holstein, for example Dobel's Cento, Carthago Z, Carolus I & II, Calato, Cardento, C-Indoctro, Carano and Clearway as well as the Cassini brothers. Worldwide there are many more approved sons and in Germany alone there are 564 registered sport horses which have won in excess of €5.3 million in prizemoney. Capitol I was a valuable foundation sire in the Holstein stud book.
Cassini II's progeny are modern in type and show great jumping potential. Many of his offspring qualified for the German Championships (Bundeschampionart) in Warendorf in 2005 & 2006. In 2005 one of his numerous licensed sons Camargue was sold for €230,000 to Denmark. In 2007 eight of his sons made the final selection for the stallion licensing and three were licensed. Cassini II produced the best jumping horse of the Elite Riding Horse auction in Neumunster in 2004, Caress, a mare which sold for €105,000 to a well known sport stable in Germany.
1975 grey 1.69m
Carmague by Cassini II sold for €230,000