Bred by Harm Thormählen, Langenhals, Germany. Died 1999.
hile it is recorded that Capitol’s sire Capitano, is out of Retina, and by Corporal, this may not be the case. On paper the bay Corporal was the sire of Capitano, but doubts about the pedigree kept surfacing. Capitano was a grey who dominantly passed on his colour, and is said to have produced only a few chestnut foals. But homozygous greys usually have two greys as parents. At the time in question, a young grey stallion, Vase’s son, Grand Vicar, a brother of Folia, had been frolicking with Retina in the paddock. If the suspicions are true, then Capitol would be the product of intensive in-breeding, and Ramzes’ blood would be in his genes via Retina and Vase, and a third time via his grand-sire.