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SIRE. A title of honor given to kings or emperors in speaking or writing to them.

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Pigs were sorted into pens (12 pigs/pen) based on sire line and gender at arrival at the research building.
Sepoy: hails from the same sire line as Raven's Pass
With Darley's second-crop sire Authorized promising to make more of an impact this season, perhaps through the potentially exciting fillies Estrela and Colima, and the likes of Pour Moi, Papal Bull and Frozen Fire waiting in the wings, Montjeu will have more than enough opportunity to create a respected sire line.
It is also a job trying to get away from the Danehill sire line and even Teofilo is out of a Danehill mare.
Although the Nijinsky sire line has a number of representatives in the jumps sphere, only Hernando, Sky Classic and Royal Academy provide viable means of survival on the Flat.
Indy has been unable to do in 16, thereby adding a new dimension to the Seattle Slew sire line that once looked reliant on dirt.
As a descendant of Hail To Reason, a sire line that has enjoyed success recently in Europe through Intikhab and Big Bad Bob, Canford Cliffs is an important acquisition for Coolmore at a time when its roster is saturated with Danehill and Sadler's Wells blood.
Eight of the 52 juveniles awarded ratings of 110 or more to gain inclusion in the ETR hail from the Sadler's Wells sire line.
The loss of Echo Of Light is a blow for Darley's hopes of extending the Dubai Millennium sire line.