calamanco

cal·a·man·co

 (kăl′ə-măng′kō)
n. pl. cal·a·man·coes
A glossy fabric of wool or a wool blend, traditionally having a checked pattern on one side.

[Perhaps from Spanish calamaco, from Late Latin calamaucus, felt cap.]

calamanco

(ˌkæləˈmæŋkəʊ)
n
(Textiles) a glossy woollen fabric woven with a checked design that shows on one side only
[C16: of unknown origin]
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Her 1990 daughter by Clantime, Calamanco, produced the Scurry Stakes winner Corrybrough and the tough sprint handicappers Artie and Kingscross as well as the dam of triple Group 3-winning sprinter Amour Propre.
Laena's three liaisons with Clantime yielded Cape Merino, the dam of Golden Jubilee Stakes winner Cape Of Good Hope, and Calamanco, whose progeny were headlined by the useful sprint handicappers Artie and Kingscross before the emergence of Corrybrough.
Even so, the likelihood now is that she will be overshadowed by her older sister Calamanco.
EIGHTEEN-YEAR-OLD broodmare Calamanco has enjoyed a fine season this summer thanks to her son Corrybrough, who won at Listed level before finishing fourth in the Group 1 Sprint Cup, and her grandson Amour Propre, winner of last weekend's Group 3 Cornwallis Stakes.
Derrick, a retired bank manager, explains: "In the early 1990s we had a few horses in training with the late Beverley trainer Alf Smith and at the time he trained the Clantime sisters Calamanco and Cape Merino, winner of Redcar's Two-Year-Old Trophy.
When we eventually got to the sales, the auctioneers told me that Calamanco had been led out of the ring unsold and that I might be able to buy her privately.
I rang Alf and he said that as ab roodmare he ' dprefer Calamanco as she was a deeperbodied sort.