His sire - FORT WOOD (USA) was a "Sire of Champions" and "SA Champion Sire".
His dam - BLAKES AFFAIR - A daughter of Sir Michael Stoute's COMMODORE BLAKE (TFR 123) is by English Derby winner BLAKENEY out of Ribamba, half sister to English Classic winner BRUNI, who signifies close relationship to the pedigree of FORT WOOD's other great Champion HORSE CHESTNUT
|NOTABLE PROGENY BY DYNASTY|
|Name||Sex||Sire of Dam||Sire of 2nd Dam||Grade|
||Gr1 x4, Gr1 pl x3, Gr2 pl x2, Gr3 pl.
Equus Horse Of The Year, Equus Champion Older Male,
Equus Champion Middle Distance, Cape Horse of the Year,
Cape Champion Middle Distance, Cape Champion Older Male,
KZN Champion 3yo Colt
||Gr1 x4, Gr1 pl x2, Gr2 x2, Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl.
Equus Horse Of The Year, Equus Champion 3yo Colt,
Equus Champion Middle Distance, Equus Champion Miler,
Cape Horse Of The Year x2, Cape Champion 3yo Colt x2,
Cape Champion Middle Distance x2
||Gr1 x2, Gr1 pl x2, Gr2, Gr2 pl, L.
Equus Horse Of The Year, Equus Champion 3yo Colt,
Equus Champion Stayer, Cape Champion 3yo Colt. Sire
||Gr1 x5, Gr1 pl x5, Gr2 x6, Gr2 pl, Gr3, Gr3 pl x2.
Equus Champion Older Female x2, KZN Horse Of The Year x2,
KZN Champion Older Female x3, KZN Champion Middle Distance
|Act Of War
||Gr1, Gr1 pl, Gr2, Gr2 pl, Gr3 x4, L.
Cape Champion 3yo Colt
||Gr1, Gr1 pl, Gr2 pl, Gr3, Gr3 pl, L pl.
Cape Champion Stayer. KZN Champion Stayer
||Gr1 pl, Gr2, Gr2 pl x2, Gr3 x2, Gr3 pl x3, L, L pl.
Cape Champion Stayer x2
|Jackson||c||Cozzene||Gone West||Gr1 x3, Gr1 pl x3, Gr2 pl x3, L. Sire|
|It's My Turn||c||Jallad||Elliodor||Gr1|
|Run For It||c||Jallad||Topsider||Gr1 pl x5, Gr2 pl x4, Gr3 pl, L|
|Dynamic||c||Theatrical||Lord At War||Gr1 pl, Gr2, Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl x2, L pl|
|Paddy O'Reilly||c||West Man||Irish River||Gr1 pl, Gr2 pl x2, Gr3 pl x3, L x2, L pl x4|
|Sage Throne||c||Badger Land||Jamaico||Gr1 pl, Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl, L pl x2|
|Arniston||c||Rainbow Quest||Danzig||Gr1 pl, Gr3 pl x2, L pl|
|Dustan||g||Jallad||Secret Prospector||Gr1 pl|
|Dynastic Power||c||Royal Prerogative||Jamaico||Gr2, Gr2 pl x2, Gr3, Gr3 pl x3|
|Daring Dave||c||Grand Slam||Lyphard||Gr2, Gr2 pl, L pl|
|Demanding Lady||f||Deputy Commander||Northern Commander||Gr2, Gr3 pl x2, L pl x2|
|De Kock||c||Al Mufti||Quick Turnover||Gr2, Gr3 pl, L pl|
|Alexis||f||Parade Leader||Red Ryder||Gr2, Gr3 pl|
|Solid Speed||g||Jallad||Flaming Rock||Gr2 pl, Gr3|
|Taipan||c||Hermitage||Waterville Lake||Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl, L, L pl|
|Drifting Dusk||f||Bel Byou||Big John Taylor||Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl|
|Cracker Jack||c||Aristis||Mistral Dancer||Gr2 pl|
|Nassa||c||Rich Man's Gold||Forlitano||Gr2 pl|
|Pacific Dynasty||f||Twig Moss||Luskin Star||Gr2 pl|
|Speed Rocket||c||West Man||Melun||Gr2 pl|
|Tresco||f||Our Casey’s Boy||Hobnob||Gr2 pl|
|Heartland||c||Cozzene||Gone West||Gr3, Gr3 pl x2|
|Fourth Estate||c||Jallad||Northern Guest||Gr3, Gr3 pl, L pl|
|Blaze Of Noon||g||Goldkeeper||Buck's Bid||Gr3|
|Dynasty's Pride||f||Western Winter||National Assembly||Gr3 pl x2, L pl|
|Alexander||c||Diesis||Deputy Minister||Gr3 pl x2|
|Killa Man||g||Just Three||Singh||Gr3 pl x2|
|Power Lord||c||Sportsworld||Northern Guest||Gr3 pl, L pl|
|Amber Palace||c||Deputy Minister||Bold Ruckus||Gr3 pl|
|Blouberg Beach||f||Diesis||Gone West||Gr3 pl|
|Harvard Crimson||f||Badger Land||Hittite Glory||Gr3 pl|
|Indaba||f||Proclaim||On Stage||Gr3 pl|
|Liege||c||Jallad||Royal Prerogative||Gr3 pl|
|Line Break||c||Model Man||Carry A Smile||Gr3 pl|
|Maria Theresa||f||Noverre||Red Ransom||Gr3 pl|
|Read My Heart||c||National Assembly||Royal Prerogative||Gr3 pl|
|Seize The Throne||c||Hard Up||Model Man||Gr3 pl|
|Stormy Affair||c||Al Mufti||Del Sarto||Gr3 pl|
|Sammy Jo||f||Al Mufti||Hard Up||L x2, L pl x3|
|Dancing Dynasty||f||Northfields||Spike II||L x2, L pl|
|Irish Myth||f||Flaming Rock||Condorcet||L x2|
|Drill Sargeant||g||Foveros||Mariache||L, L pl x4|
|Ice Diamond||f||Elliodor||Where To Dance||L, L pl|
|Saint Sophia||m||Saint Ballao||Sadler's Wells||L|
|Squashy Joy||f||Home Guard||Volcanic||L|
|Showdown||f||Shalford||Home Guard||L pl x2|
|Are We There Yet||f||Counter Action||Elliodor||L pl|
|Audrey Rose||f||Sportsworld||Token Of Youth||L pl|
|Bay Princess||f||Show A Heart||Prego||L pl|
|Crown Bearer||f||Wolfhound||All Fired Up||L pl|
|Irish Maid||f||King Of Kings||Lucky North||L pl|
|Lady Ming||f||Sinndar||Doyoun||L pl|
|Lineal Factor||f||Pole Position||Russian Fox||L pl|
|Regal Bloom||f||Dominion Royale||Hobnob||L pl|
|San Remo||f||Quiet American||Phone Trick||L pl|
|Saxe Coburg||c||Al Mufti||Gatecrasher||L pl|
|Roxie Heart||f||Counter Action||Model Man||L pl|
|in South Africa|
|R475.000 yearling (3rd highest priced)
9 wins and R2.1 million in stakes, 1600-2200m, placed 3 times from 12 starts
Horse of the Year & Champion Classic 3yo in 2003. Merit rated 114 at 3.
|at 2||WON his only start(1600m)|
|at 3||WON Gr1 Cape Derby (2000m)
WON Gr1 SA Guineas (1600m)
WON Gr1 Daily News 2000 (2000m)
WON Gr1 Durban July (2200m)
WON Gr2 Green Point S. (wfa) (1600m)
WON Gr2 Selangor Cup (1600m)
2nd Gr1 Cape Guineas (1600m)
2nd Gr2 Golden Horseshoe (1600m)
|at 4||WON Gr2 Green Point S. (wfa) (1600m)
3rd Gr1 Queens Plate (wfa) (1600m)
FORT WOOD - won 3 races in France, Gr1 GP de Paris, Gr2 Prix Noailles (Timeform 117). Sire of Gr1 winners. Champion Sire in South Africa, 1999. One of only 3 sires (incl. Dynasty) in SA to produce 3 Horses of the Year.
|Notable Progeny Includes|
|Name||Sex||Sire of Dam||Sire of 2nd Dam||Race record|
|DYNASTY||C||COMMODORE BLAKE||JOY||Gr1 x4, Gr1 pl x2, Gr2 x3, Gr2 pl.
Sire. Equus Horse of the Year, Equus Champion, Cape Horse of the Year x2, Cape Champion x2
|Horse Chestnut||c||Col Pickering||Grey Sovereign||Gr1 x4, Gr2, Gr3, Gr3 pl, L x2.
Sire. Equus Horse of the Year, Equus Champion x2
|Celtic Grove||c||Welsh Saint||Prince Regent||Gr1 x2, Gr1 pl x4, Gr2 x4, Gr2 pl x2, Gr3 pl, L pl x2.
Equus Horse of the Year, Equus Champion
|Elusive Fort||c||Secret Prospector||Oak Dancer||Gr1 x3, Gr1 pl, Gr2,Gr3 pl, L.
Sire. Equus Champion
|Wendywood||f||Foveros||Boot Camp||Gr1. Equus Champion, KZN Champion x2|
|Saddlewood||c||Gay Fandango||Regent Street||Gr1 pl x2, Gr2, Gr2 pl, Gr3, L. Equus Champion, Cape Champion|
|Dog Wood||f||Elliodor||Roland Gardens||Gr1 x2, Gr1 pl. Equus Champion|
|Kimberley Mine||f||Mogambo US||Bold Forbes||Gr1, Gr1 pl, Gr2, Gr2 pl, L x2. Equus Champion|
|Athina||f||Rich Man's Gold||Al Mufti||Gr1 x2, Gr1 pl x3, Gr2 pl x3, Gr3 x2, Gr3 pl x2. Cape Champion|
|Forest Path||c||Northern Guest||Royal Prerogative||Gr1 x2, Gr1 pl x2, Gr2, Gr3 pl x2. KZN Champion|
|Shadow Dancing||f||Complete Warrior||Jamaico||Gr1 x2, Gr1 pl. Cape Champion|
|Thundering Star||c||Foveros||Dancing Champ||Gr1, Gr1 pl, Gr2 pl. Cape Champion|
|Cover Look||f||Ringaro||Good Manners||Gr1 pl x2, Gr2 x2, Gr2 pl x3. Cape Champion|
|Monyela||f||Plugged Nickle||Col Pickering||Gr2 x2. Equus Champion|
|Hunting Tower||c||Royal Chalice||Super Concorde||Gr1 x2, Gr1 pl x3, Gr2 x2, Gr2 pl x3, Gr3, Gr3 pl|
|Fort Defiance||c||Home Guard||Regent Street||Gr1, Gr1 pl x3, Gr2 x2 , Gr2 pl x3, Gr3 pl x2, L pl x3|
|Heir Apparent||c||Al Mufti||Gatecrasher||Gr1, Gr1 pl x2|
|Urabamba||f||Our Casey’s Boy||Perou||Gr1, Gr2 pl, L pl x2|
|Secret Heart||f||Bush Telegraph||Regent Street||Gr1 pl x4, Gr2 pl x2, L, L pl|
|Superwood||c||Peacetime||Regent Street||Gr1 pl x3, Gr2, Gr2 pl x2, Gr3, Gr3 pl x3, L pl x3|
|Ilha Bela||f||Candy Stripes||Equalize||Gr1 pl x2, Gr2, Gr2 pl x2, Gr3, L pl x4|
|Syon||c||Harry Hotspur||Free Ride||Gr1 pl x2, Gr2, Gr2 pl x2, Gr3 pl|
|Hilti||c||Plugged Nickle||Col Pickering||Gr1 pl x2, Gr2 pl x2, Gr3 pl, L pl|
|Zanzamar||c||Doyoun||African Sky||Gr1 pl x2, Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl x2, L pl|
|Hold The Fort||c||Elliodor||Welsh Saint||Gr1 pl x2, Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl, L pl|
|Service Ace||g||Bush Telegraph||Mexico||Gr1 pl x2, Gr2 pl|
|Big Bad John||g||Del Sarto||Northfields||Gr1 pl x2, Gr3, L pl x3|
|Rememberance||f||Main Man||Golden Thatch||Gr1 pl, Gr2 x2|
|Dog Rose||f||Shirley Heights||Raffingora||Gr1 pl, Gr2, Gr2 pl x3, Gr3|
|Chesalon||c||Goldmark||Truly Nureyev||Gr1 pl, Gr2, Gr2 pl x2, Gr3, Gr3 pl|
|Carolina Cherry||f||Home Guard||Persian Wonder||Gr1 pl, Gr2, Gr2 pl x2, L pl|
|Cycad||c||Last Tycoon||Queen’s Hussar||Gr1 pl, Gr2, Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl x2, L|
|Fort Vogue||c||Model Man||Foveros||Gr1 pl, Gr2, Gr2 pl, Gr3|
|Reef Road||c||Northern Guest||Royal Prerogative||Gr1 pl, Gr2, Gr3 pl x2, L|
|Sequoia||c||Commodore Blake||Joy||Gr1 pl, Gr2, Gr3 pl|
|Queen's Bay||f||Golden Thatch||Roberto||Gr1 pl, Gr2 pl x4, Gr3 x3|
|Noblewood||g||Dancing Champ||Harry Hotspur||Gr1 pl, Gr2 pl x3, L|
|Mr Brock||g||Badger Land||Plugged Nickle||Gr1 pl, Gr2 pl x2, Gr3 pl x4, L, L pl x2|
|Patache||c||Super Concorde||Dr Fager||Gr1 pl, Gr2 pl, Gr3|
|Limerick||f||Kenmare||Taj Rossi||Gr1 pl, Gr2 pl, L, L pl x3|
|Strelitzia||f||Home Guard||Regent Street||Gr1 pl, Gr2 pl, L, L pl x3|
|Albizia||f||Darshaan||Habitat||Gr1 pl, Gr2 pl, L pl|
|Fort Danzig||g||Shoe Danzig||Lost Chord||Gr1 pl, Gr2 pl, L pl|
|Chinchuna||f||Shirley Heights||Raffingora||Gr1 pl, Gr2 pl|
|My Choice||g||Elliodor||Jan Ekels||Gr1 pl, Gr3 x2, Gr3 pl x2, L, L pl x2|
|East Wind||c||Harry Hotspur||Brigadier Gerard||Gr1 pl, Gr3, L pl|
|Star Of The Sea||f||Coastal||Clever Trick||Gr1 pl|
|Cork Wood||f||Plugged Nickle||Col Pickering||Gr2 x2, Gr2 pl, L x2, L pl|
|Magic Smoke||f||Western Winter||Harry Hotspur||Gr2 x2, L x2, L pl|
|Cask||c||Danehill||Bletchingly||Gr2, Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl x2, L pl|
|Bedloe’s Island||f||Qui Danzig||Secret Prospector||Gr2, Gr2 pl|
|Dunsinane||c||Full Colour||Pentland Firth||Gr2, Gr3|
|Hundred Acre Wood||c||Northern Guest||Harry Hotspur||Gr2|
|Iron Curtain||c||Plugged Nickle||Col Pickering||Gr2|
|Sweetie Pie||f||Exile King||Clackson||Gr2|
|Wonder Lawn||c||Roy||Ghadeer||Gr2 pl x2, Gr3|
|Al Kindi||f||Al Mufti||Secret Prospector||Gr2 pl x2, L pl x2|
|Bastille Belle||f||Jallad||Peacetime||Gr2 pl x2|
|Quickwood||f||Al Mufti||Gatecrasher||Gr2 pl, Gr3, Gr3 pl, L pl x2|
|Golden Oriole||g||Freedom Land||Free Ride||Gr2 pl, Gr3, L, L pl|
|Erin||f||Bush Telegraph||Mexico||Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl x2, L pl x2|
|Caron||f||Northfields||Royal Affair||Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl, L, L pl x2|
|Brown Penny||g||Machiavellian||Nureyev||Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl, L|
|Aspen Secret||f||Secret Prospector||Nureyev||Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl, L pl x2|
|Annawood||f||Gallic League||Shirley Heights||Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl|
|Clandestine||f||Commodore Blake||Joy||Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl|
|First Honour||g||Secret Prospector||Peacetime||Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl|
|Flame Tree||g||Royal Perogative||Preamble||Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl|
|Woodland Charmer||f||Golden Thatch||Auction Ring||Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl|
|Stormy Coast||f||Kilconnel||Peaceable Kingdom||Gr2 pl, L, L pl x2|
|Fort Petersburg||g||Kilconnel||Peaceable Kingdom||Gr2 pl, L, L pl|
|Pylon||g||Goldkeeper||Bush Telegraph||Gr2 pl, L pl|
|Royal Exchange||g||Col Pickering||Grey Sovereign||Gr2 pl, L pl|
|Fly To Freedom||c||Arctic Tern||Sassafras||Gr2 pl|
|Iliad||g||Northern Guest||Averof||Gr2 pl|
|Mar Lodge||f||Chief's Crown||Damascus||Gr2 pl|
|Meranti||f||Elliodor||High Frequency||Gr2 pl|
|Montezuma||g||Royal Chalice||Super Concorde||Gr2 pl|
|Red Fort||g||Elliodor||Jallad||Gr2 pl|
|Santiago||f||Roy||El Tiron||Gr2 pl|
|Tigray||g||Rocky Marriage||Harry Hotspur||Gr2 pl|
|Tristrams Fortress||f||Sir Tristram||Vice Regent||Gr2 pl|
|Yew Tree||f||Danzig||Caro||Gr2 pl|
|Ginkgo||c||Jacinto||Quadrangle||Gr3, Gr3 pl x3, L, L pl x2|
|Sky Rise||g||Elliodor||Politician||Gr3, Gr3 pl x2, L pl|
|Close The Gap||f||Plugged Nickle||Col Pickering||Gr3, Gr3 pl x2|
|Blue White||g||Northfields||Mount Hagen||Gr3, Gr3 pl, L pl x2|
|Over Bearing||c||Highborn Harry||Prince Tor||Gr3, L|
|Olympic Storm||f||Foveros||Dancing Champ||Gr3, L pl x2|
|Acacia Woodland||c||Royal Perogative||Linacre||Gr3|
|Banker's Gold||c||Al Mufti||Lord Henham||Gr3|
|National Banker||f||Al Mufti||Lord Henham||Gr3|
|Make A Martyr||g||Slewpendous||Audley End||Gr3 pl x2|
|Sonic Boom||c||Full Colour||Pentland Firth||Gr3 pl x2|
|Holly Oak||f||Northfields||Mansingh||Gr3 pl, L x2, L pl|
|Loupe||f||Sportsworld||Singh||Gr3 pl, L|
|Requista||f||Top Ville||Sea Hawk||Gr3 pl, L pl x4|
|Fire Practice||g||Rocky Marriage||Harry Hotspur||Gr3 pl, L pl|
|Antonia's Fortress||f||National Assembly||Averof||Gr3 pl|
|Arboreal||g||Silvino||Free Ride||Gr3 pl|
|Charnwood||f||Northern Guest||Averof||Gr3 pl|
|Irish Coffee||g||Irish River||Topsider||Gr3 pl|
|Kyllachy||f||Free Ride||Pentland Firth||Gr3 pl|
|Pine Nut||g||National Assembly||Far North||Gr3 pl|
|Red Beech||c||Harry Hotspur||Brigadier Gerard||Gr3 pl|
|Rose Lipped Maiden||f||Northfields||Commodore Blake||Gr3 pl|
|Sawubona||f||Rainbow Dream||Free Will||Gr3 pl|
|Scarlet Sky||f||Bel Byou||Big John Taylor||Gr3 pl|
|Apparent affinities:||Khaled & Imitation genetic siblings (Barley Corn); Nearctic genetic siblings; Bold Reason genetic siblings; Bold Ruler;|
|Sadler’s Wells sires
in South Africa:
|Casey Tibbs, Doowaley, Ecomium, Fort Wood, Grand Central, Hinton Wells, King of Kings, Nysaean, South Atlantic, Stage Call, Braashwin (Braashee), Dynasty (Fort Wood), Whistling Wood (Fort Wood), Stagelight (Montjeu)|
|Fort Wood||Sadler's Wells||Northern Dancer||Nearctic - Nearco|
|Natalma - Native Dancer|
|Fairy Bridge||Bold Reason - Hail To Reason|
|Special - Forli|
|Fall Aspen||Pretense||Endeavour II - British Empire|
|Imitation - Hyperion|
|Change Water||Swaps - Khaled|
|Portage - War Admiral|
|Blakes Affair||Commodore Blake||Blakeney||Hethersett - Hugh Lupus|
|Windmill Girl - Hornbeam|
|Ribamba||Ribocco - Ribot|
|Bombazine - Shantung|
|Joy Petite||Joy II||Djebe - Djebel|
|Perfume II - Badruddin|
|Lavenda Lady||Abernant - Owen Tudor|
|Lavenda II - Prince Chevalier|
BLAKES AFFAIR, winner, 6 places; dam of 14 foals; 10 runners; 9 winners inc.:
DYNASTY (99c, by Fort Wood) - subject stallion
SEQUOIA (95 c. by Fort Wood (USA)): 5 wins, R419,570, 1800 - 3000m, inc. Gold Vase, Gr2, 10 places, inc. 2nd Gold Cup, Gr1, 4th J&B Reserve Stayers Hcp Gr3.
Lutyens (00 c. by National Assembly (CAN)): 2 wins, 2 wins in Hong Kong, R72,540 and HK$1,974,000, at 2 to 5, 1200m, placed 8 times, inc. 3rd Sophomore Sprint, (L).
Clandestine (03 f. by Fort Wood (USA)): 2 wins, R163,240, at 3, 1600 - 1900m, 8 places, inc. 2nd Gold Circle Oaks, Gr.2, 3rd Final Fling Stakes, Gr.3.
Lady Blakeney (92 f. by Northfields (USA)): 3 wins, R84,318, 11 places; dam of 3 winners inc.:
The Daydream (99 f. by West Man (USA)): 4 wins, R138,450, at 2 to 3, 1400 - 1900m, placed 5 times, inc. 3rd SA Fillies Guineas Gr1.
Sheba (00 f. by Al Mufti (USA)): 5 wins, R226,750, at 2 to 4, 1200 - 1600m, 6 places.
Rose Lipped Maiden (04 f. by Fort Wood (USA)): 4 wins, R178,800, at 2 to 4, 1200 - 1600m, placed 3 times, inc. 3rd Diana Stakes Gr.3.
Love Apple (96 f. by Fort Wood (USA)): winner, R35,213, at 3, 1300m, placed twice.
J K’s Bullet (01 c. by Rakeen (USA)): 4 wins, R155,005, 1300 - 1600m, placed 5 times.
JOY PETITE, unraced; half sister to Red Bishop & Dark Moon; dam of 10 foals; 8 runners; 5 winners inc.:
Majuba Fantasy (f. by Forest King): 2 wins, 1800m, 12 places; dam of 3 winners inc.:
Fantasy Wave: 3 wins, R76,850, at 3 to 4, 1300 - 1400m, placed 7 times.
Crimson Fantasy: 3 wins, R90,651, at 2 to 3, 1300 - 2000m, placed 4 times.
Uncle Joy (c. by Uncle Tom): 4 wins, R11,542, at 2 to 3, 1000 - 1100m, placed 28 times.
Lord Belray (g. by Free Ride (GB)): 3 wins, R30,410, at 2 to 4, 1400 - 1600m, 7 places.
LAVENDA LADY(GB), unraced dam of 9 foals; 7 runners; 5 winners inc.:
RED BISHOP: 12 wins, R84,145, at 2 to 5, 1000m, inc. Concord S, Gr2, Stewards Cup, (L), placed 10 times, inc. 2nd Jack Stubbs Memorial Trophy, Gr3, Stewards Cup, (L), 3rd Computaform Sprint Gr1, Germiston Cup, (L), 4th Computaform Sprint Gr1.
DARK MOON: 2 wins, 1200m, inc. Coco Rico Fillies S, (L), placed, dam of 4 winners.
Society Match: 6 wins,at 2 to 4, 1200 - 1400m,8 places dam of 5winners inc.:
MATCHLESS MAGIC (Foveros). 3 wins from 1000m to 1600m, Fairview Breeders Guineas, L, 2d Fairview Eastern Province Breeders S. Dam of-
Swarovski (Crystal de Roche). 7 wins-1 at 2-from 1400m to 2000m,
2d Fairview Eastern Province Champion Juvenile S., 3d Fairview St
Francis Hospice 3YO S., L, 4th St Andrews TBA 2YO Futurity S., L.
Fairly Eligible (Fair Season). 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1000m to 1900m, 2d Milnerton JWS Langerman H., Gr3, 3d Greyville Summerveld S., Gr3, Fairview St Francis Hospice 3YO S., L, 4th Clairwood Juvenile Futurity S., Gr2.
Family of sires: IRISH RIVER, TURN-TO, MY BABU, JOY II, SAYANI, AMBIORIX, etc...
Dynasty, head and shoulders above the best of his generation at 3 and voted Horse of the Year, is the second Gr1 winning son of Fort Wood to enter stud, following Horse Chestnut. The latter has made his mark internationally with Gr1 & Gr2 winning offspring in his first two crops. Locally, amongst Fort Wood’s highest rated Gr1 winning performers three names stand out: Horse Chestnut, Dynasty and Fort Defiance. Interestingly, the dams of all three show remarkable similarities in their interaction with Fort Wood.
The role of broodmare sires in a pedigree is often underrated. In the case of Dynasty, the presence of his dam’s sire Commodore Blake appears to be a key one. Trained by Michael Stoute, Commodore Blake (TFR 123) is by English Derby winner Blakeney out of Ribamba, half sister to another English Classic winner, Bruni. Their dam Bombazine finished fourth in the Oaks. Bombazine is a daughter of Shantung, and here we get to the heart of the matter. Shantung also appears close up in the pedigree of Horse Chestnut’s damsire Col Pickering, as the sire of this one’s dam Julie Andrews. In fact, Bombazine and Julie Andrews are close genetic relatives, both by Shantung out of a mare by a son of Nasrullah.
Shantung (TFR 132) was sired by French Derby winner Sicambre and is out of the mare Barley Corn, by Hyperion out Schiaparelli. Barley Corn’s lasting influence also comes through her daughters, who are found in the bottomline pedigrees of sires Roi Dagobert, Sassafras, Oak Dancer, Djakao, Polar Falcon.
Barley Corn is closely inbred, 2x2 to a son and a daughter of Serenissima - they are Selene (dam of Hyperion) and Schiavoni (sire of Schiaparelli). When these elements are linked back to the pedigree of Fort Wood, they are readily received.
Fort Wood’s dam, champion broodmare Fall Aspen, is closely inbred. Imitation, the dam of her sire Pretense, and Khaled, the maternal grandsire of her dam Change Waters are genetic siblings, making for a snug 2x3 match in Fall Aspen. Imitation and Khaled are both by Hyperion. Better still, Khaled’s pedigree make-up makes him a genetic sibling to Barley Corn, and the same goes for Imitation.
Futher evidence of this genetic sibling link-up is provided by the dam of Fort Defiance, Lily of the Guard, whose dam is a daughter of Regent Street. The latter’s pedigree elements make him a genetic sibling to both Khaled and Imitation. And if there were any doubts left, there’s another of Fort Wood’s Gr1 winning sons Celtic Grove. His dam’s sire Welsh Saint is yet another Khaled genetic sibling.
Dynasty’s damsire Commodore Blake averaged a mere 15 foals per crop during his South African stud career, and evidence of his affinities is thin. Even so, his best two sons General Blake and Wellington fit the expected pattern. General Blake is out of a mare by Turnkey, whose grandsire Tudor Minstrel is a Barley Corn genetic sibling. Wellington’s grandam is by New South Wales, who with two lines of Hyperion and one of Nasrullah belongs in the Barley Corn genetic sibling camp as well. As a broodmare sire Commodore Blake has had (apart from Dynasty) the useful Casual Guy, whose dam is by Tudor Minstrel’s grandson Sweet Song.
And so all roads lead to Rome.
Still to consider is the not inconsiderable influence of Dynasty’s bottom female line. His grandam Joy Petite is by Joy II (three-parts brother to My Babu) out of Lavenda Lady, by Abernant. The latter is by Hyperion’s son Owen Tudor (sire also of Tudor Minstrel) out of a mare from Nasrullah’s female line. Abernant, not surprisingly, turns out to be a genetic sibling to Khaled and Imitation.
Dynasty’s grandam Joy Petite has more than that, however. Her sire Joy II and her dam Lavenda Lady have the same bottom female line. Joy II is out of Perfume, a daughter of Lavendula. The third dam of Lavenda Lady is Source Sucree, also a daughter of Lavendula.
Perfume is an important element in modern pedigrees, through her sons My Babu, Sayani and Joy. Source Sucree features prominently as the dam of influential stallion Turn To (sire of Hail to Reason, Sir Gaylord, Best Turn, First Landing), while her daughter Black Brook is not only the third dam of Joy Petite but also of highclass sire Irish River.
Finally, Lavendula is a grandaughter of influential mare Marchetta, which is of significance to those who want to delve deeper into pedigrees than space allows.
In South Africa, Khaled and Imitation are found together (2x2) in the mare Mime, who is grandam of Badger Land. In Badger Land’s pedigree, Khaled was mated to Bastogne to produce Mime’s dam Avignon. Bastogne, interestingly, is by Djebel out of a mare by Badruddin - compare this to the pedigree of Joy II, who is by Djebe (a son of Djebel) out of a mare by Badruddin.
Dynasty and Badger Land mares might make interesting bed-mates indeed.
Swaps also pops up in the bottom female line of Rakeen. In addition, the latter’s dam is a daughter of Halo, by Hail to Reason (Turn To).
Then there is Secret Prospector, whose dam has Flower Bowl and Swaps 2x3. And Rocky Marriage, whose damsire Candy Spots is a 3-parts brother to Swaps (Khaled x Beau Pere).
Pretense and Barley Corn are not readily available in South African based mares, with French Stress (grandson of Pretense) a limited source.
Abernant, on the other hand, is widespread. In this context the pedigree of Golden Thatch (and full brothers Waterville Lake and Thatching) is of interest. The trio are by Thatch (Hyperion male line) out of a mare by Abernant. Thatch, in addition, is a full brother to the mare Special, found in Dynasty’s pedigree as the grandam of Sadler’s Wells. Moreover, Golden Thatch is inbred to the female line of Thatch and Special.
Tudor Minstrel, Regent Street and New South Wales are well represented in the South African mare population.
Tudor Minstrel is a nice one in the mare Mixed Marriage (third dam of Gone West, sire of Western Winter and West Man who has the Irish River connection) and in the mare Aimee (grandam of Blushing Groom, sire of Jallad). There are other lines, of course.
Regent Street is the damsire of Soho Secret and of Miss Lily, who both have a host of good daughters at stud. Soho Secret is the dam of London News.
New South Wales is mainly found in bottom female lines, and getting further back now.
The Lavendula double from Dynasty’s bottom female line leads to a variety of options. Turn To (already in Dynasty’s pedigree through Sadler’s Wells) has four sons to be noted:
Lavendula also appears in My Babu (wide-spread, damsire of Damascus among others) and Ambiorix (damsire of Impressive, in Western Winter; Impressive is a close genetic relative of Lavenda Lady).
|1||Mares with strong backgrounds of Hyperion, top and bottom|
|2||Mares with Khaled, Swaps (notably Badger Land, Rakeen), Flower Bowl (Graustark, His Majesty)|
|3||Mares with Abernant|
|4||Mares with Thatch (notably Golden Thatch, Waterville Lake), or Special (Nureyev, Fairy King, etc.)|
|5||Mares with Turn To through Hail to Reason (Al Mufti, Sportsworld)|
|6||Mares with Turn To through Sir Gaylord (Roberto,Al Mufti, Rakeen, Rollins)|
|7||Mares with Turn To through Best Turn (Best By Test) or First Landing (London News)|
|8||Mares with Turn To’s genetic sibling Perfume (My Babu, Joy, Regent Street, Sweet Song, etc)|
|9||Mares with other Lavendula (Ambiorix, as in Western Winter; etc)|
|10||Mares with Regent Street (Soho Secret, as in London News and sisters), Miss Lily (notably Noble hatch), New South Wales|
|11||Mares with Tudor Minstrel (notably Mixed Marriage, as in Gone West (West Man, Western Winter); Blushing Groom as in Jallad; etc)|
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