Aka Khan winning stallion, Romanov, standing at Castlefield Breeding Farm in Ireland.

Romanov II is possibly the greatest ever stallion son of Heartbreaker. The living legend, propelled teenager Bertram Allen towards the top of the world rankings by winning 5* Grand Prix against the world's best horses. His front leg technique is the envy of many, and his willingness to work is evident.

Photo T.Van Halle 
Published  18.02.2022
His most memorable wins include the World Cup of Bordeaux, the Global Champions Tour Paris, the Nation's Cup at La Baule, Saut Hermes Paris (2 years in a row) and the Aga Khan trophy in Dublin. In 2016, aged 18, Romanov secured the overall Global Champions League win for Valkenswaard United at the final in Doha before retiring at the top of his career in 2017.

Romanov's French-influenced dam line ( Narcisse) explains why he was such a success at the top level of the sport. The cross of French blood with Heartbreaker is known for producing exceptional jumpers. This mixture of raw jumping ability and blood creates the perfect stallion required for the modern sport; athletic, fast, ultra-Careful and brave.

Romanov retired fit and healthy in 2017 and was made available for commercial breeding.