Blue Hen mare
Although nothing special to look at, she was a stakes winner at ages 2 and 3, and her blood has transformed the breed through her grandsons Halo and Northern Dancer
She was known for being high-strung and tended to pass it on; many of her descendants are notoriously temperamental
An interesting point about Almahmoud is that many of her greatest descendants are inbred to her
Her offspring crossed particularly well with descendants of Nearco
Her first foal was Cosmah, by Cosmic Bomb. Cosmah, a stakes winner, was the dam of 4 stakes winners including Tosmah and Halo. She is also the dam of 6 producing daughters including Queen Sucree, dam of 4 stakes winners and 2 stakes producers; La Dame du Lac, dam of 4 stakes winners and one stakes producer; and Royal Match, dam of 2 stakes winners and one stakes producer. Certainly Almahmoudís best-known daughter is Natalma (by Native Dancer), dam of the legendary Northern Dancer. No other stallion has had the influence on modern breeding that Northern Dancer had! Natalma also produced 3 other stakes winners and 5 producing daughters, including Northern Dancerís only full sister Arctic Dancer, who is the dam of US and Canadian Champion La Prevoyante plus two more stakes producers. Another well known daughter of Natalma is Raise the Standard, dam of Coup de Folie, who has produced 4 stakes winners already. Almahmoud also produced Bubbling Beauty by Hasty Road, who is the dam of Arctic Tern (a good sire) and two stakes producers. Almahmoud also produced another stakes winner, Folk Dancer.