Tuesday, August 19, 2008

From Joey Ratliff

Blasko1, originally uploaded by bucklesw1.

Good morning Buckles,

Got to get going but I wanted to send you this photo of David Blasko and his bull to add to the "Big Boy" conversation. I believe Mr. Blasko bought "Roman" from Bobby Moore in '85/'86 and had him performing at Marine World for all the years he owned him. Mr.Zajicek is probably right about this being "Big Boy". That is the beauty of this blog, with a few opinions we always get to the facts. Thanks.



Anonymous said...

Roman was born at CW in Sept 83. Parents Vance and Sid.

Anonymous said...

I have him being sold to Bobby Moore in Feb. '85 then to Blasko in Sept. '85. Seems like Mr. Moore had at least four of the CW babies, "Roman" being his first and "Smokey" his last.

Anonymous said...

Yes he also had the two females, Luna and Tonka. Targa was born to Roman Schmitt's female Birka and now has just had a baby at Charlie Gray's.

Anonymous said...

Actually Targa's calf Mali just had a baby at African Lion Safari.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the correction that's right. Third generation captive born elephant.