The Byerley Turk Bloodline: Preserved in Other Breeds
Fortunately for breeds other than the British Thoroughbred, some direct sireline descendants of the Byerley Turk found themselves owned by people who had objectives other than horse racing. In America, this sireline had a profound effect; contributing to the formation of new breed of horse, in a brand new nation. It should come as no surprise that Figure, renamed Justin Morgan, was a direct sireline descendant of the Byerley Turk. No surprise at all.