Dynasty (SAF)

Fort Wood - Blakes Affair (Commodore Blake)
Bay, 1999 - Height 16 hh
Fee Details: 2018 – Private fee – BOOK FULL


Dynasty, the stallion…

  • Sire of 3x Equus Horses of the Year: Irish Flame (2010), Legislate (2014) & Futura (2015)
  • 4x Equus Outstanding Sire (2010, 2014, 2015 & 2017)
  • 19 Equus awards
  • Sire of 25 Gr1 horses
  • Over R111 million in stakes
  • South Africa's "sale-topping sire"

Dynasty, the racehorse…

  • Equus Horse of the Year & Equus Champion 3yo Male
  • 9 wins (4x Gr1, 3x Gr2) – R2.1 million in earnings (MR114)
  • Highest rated 3yo ever to win Gr1 Vodacom Durban July and from Draw 20

Along with his sire Fort Wood he is one of only 3 sires in the history of South Africa to get 3 Horses of the Year.

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

Sales Statistics

  • 2012 Cape Premier Sale: Average R402,380 / Top price R2,6m
  • 2012 National Sale: Average R277,666 / Top price R1m
  • 2013 Cape Premier Sale: Average R667,857 / Top price R3m
  • 2013 National Sale: Average R540,892 / Top price R3,6m
  • 2014 Cape Premier Sale: Average R750,000 / Top price R3m
  • 2014 National Sale: Average R544,000 / Top price R2m
  • 2015 Cape Premier Sale: Average R1,452,941 / Top price R5,2m
  • 2015 National Sale: Average R1,210,417 / Top price R4,25m
  • 2016 Cape Premier Sale: Average R1,332,142 / Top price: R4,5m
  • 2016 National Sale: Average R871,538 / Top price: R2,2m
  • 2017 Cape Premier Sale: Average R1,645,454 / Top price: R5,75m
  • 2017 National Sale: Average R611,250 / Top price: R1,8m
  • 2018 Cape Premier Sale: Average R1,062,500 / Top price: R3m
  • 2018 National Sale: Average R1,266,250 / Top price R5,2m
Name Sex Sire of Dam Sire of 2nd Dam Grade


Badger's Drift

Western Winter

Gr1 x4, Gr1 pl x3, Gr2 pl x2, Gr3 pl.
Equus Horse Of The Year 2015, Equus Champion twice,
Cape Horse of the Year, Cape Champion twice,
KZN Horse Of The Year, KZN Champion x4. Sire.



Jungle Cove

Gr1 x4, Gr1 pl x3, Gr2 x2, Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl.
Equus Horse Of The Year 2014, Equus Champion x3,
Cape Horse Of The Year twice, Cape Champion x4. Sire.
Irish Flame


Flaming Rock


Gr1 x2, Gr1 pl x2, Gr2, Gr2 pl, L.
Equus Horse Of The Year 2010, Equus Champion twice,
Cape Champion. Sire.
Beach Beauty


Capture Him


Gr1 x5, Gr1 pl x5, Gr2 x6, Gr2 pl, Gr3, Gr3 pl x2.
Equus Champion twice, KZN Horse Of The Year twice,
KZN Champion x4.
Royal Academy
Gr1 x2, Gr1 pl, Gr2.
Equus Champion, Cape Champion x2.
Just Sensual
Camden Park
Dancing Champ
Gr1, Gr1 pl, Gr2 x2, Gr3,
Equus Champion, Cape Champion x2.
Lady In Black
Jet Master
Flaming Rock
Gr1, Gr1 pl,
Equus Champion, Cape Champion, KZN Champion.
Ancestral Fore
Pole Position
Gr1, Gr1 pl, Gr2 pl, Gr3, Gr3 pl, L pl.
Cape Champion. KZN Champion.
Gr1 pl, Gr2, Gr2 pl x2, Gr3 x2, Gr3 pl x3, L pl x2.
Cape Champion twice.
Act Of War
Gr1, Gr1 pl, Gr2, Gr2 pl, Gr3 x4, L.
Cape Champion.
Eyes Wide Open c Jallad All Fired Up Gr1, Cape Champion.
Jackson c Cozzene Gone West Gr1 x3, Gr1 pl x3, Gr2 pl x3, L. Sire.
It's My Turn g Jallad Elliodor Gr1, Gr1 pl x3, Gr2 pl.
Liege c Jallad Royal Prerogative Gr1, Gr1 pl, Gr2 pl, Gr3, Gr3 pl x2.
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 x2, Gr3 pl x3, L pl.
Olma f Danzig Mujtahid Gr1 pl, Gr3 x2, Gr3 pl x2, L pl.
Nassa c Rich Man's Gold Forlitano Gr1 pl, Gr2 pl x2, Gr3.
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.
Solid Speed g Jallad Flaming Rock Gr2, Gr2 pl x2, Gr3.
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.
Alexis f Parade Leader Red Ryder Gr2 x2, Gr3 pl x2.
Taipan c Hermitage Waterville Lake Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl, L, L pl.
De Kock c Al Mufti Quick Turnover Gr2, Gr3 pl, L pl.
Drifting Dusk f Bel Byou Big John Taylor Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl, L pl x2.
Cracker Jack c Aristis Mistral Dancer Gr2 pl.
Pacific Dynasty f Twig Moss Luskin Star Gr2 pl.
Prince Of Wales g Sportsworld Token Of Youth  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 x3.
Fourth Estate c Jallad Northern Guest Gr3, Gr3 pl, L pl.
Blaze Of Noon g Goldkeeper Buck's Bid Gr3.
It Is Written c Northfields Sir Tristram Gr3.
Shimmering Gem g Rakeen Elliodor Gr3.
Smiling Blue Eyes f Badger Land Jamaico Gr3.
Stormy Eclipse g Kilconnel Peaceable Kingdom Gr3 pl x3.
Dynasty's Pride f Western Winter National Assembly Gr3 pl x2, L pl.
Alghadeer g Aristis Mistral Dancer Gr3 pl x2, L.
Alexander c Diesis Deputy Minister Gr3 pl x2.
Harvard Crimson f Badger Land Hittite Glory Gr3 pl, L pl x3.
Power Lord c Sportsworld Northern Guest Gr3 pl, L pl.
Read My Heart g National Assembly Royal Prerogative Gr3 pl.
Amber Palace c Deputy Minister Bold Ruckus Gr3 pl.
Blouberg Beach f Diesis Gone West Gr3 pl.
Brown Sugar f Enchantment Sledgehammer Gr3 pl.
Indaba f Proclaim On Stage Gr3 pl.
Killa Man g Just Three Singh Gr3 pl.
Line Break g Model Man Carry A Smile Gr3 pl.
Maria Theresa f Noverre Red Ransom Gr3 pl.
Noor f Jet Master Elliodor Gr3 pl.
Qing f Acatenango Riverman Gr3 pl.
Roman Discent g Caesour Al Mufti Gr3 pl.
Seize The Throne g Hard Up Model Man Gr3 pl.
Stormy Affair g Al Mufti Del Sarto Gr3 pl.
Swift Sarah f Arch Fast Play Gr3 pl.
Tonya f Western Winter Elliodor Gr3 pl.
Zrinski f Diktat Shirley Heights Gr3 pl.
Sammy Jo f Al Mufti Hard Up L x2, L pl x3.
Dancing Dynasty f Northfields Spike II L x2, L pl.
Francia f Rakeen Raise A Man L x2.
Irish Myth f Flaming Rock Condorcet L x2.
Drill Sargeant g Foveros Mariache L, L pl x5.
Bella Spumante f Argosy Jungle Cove L, L pl x2.
Ice Diamond c Elliodor Where To Dance L, L pl.
A Time To Dream f Giant's Causeway Grosvenor L.
Dellotto g Averof Lyphard L
Fly Phillippa f Kingmambo Ogygian L.
Saint Sophia f Saint Ballado 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.
Horizon c Lomitas Beaus Eagle 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.
Morning Light f Deputy Minister Gulch L pl.
Regal Bloom f Dominion Royale Hobnob L pl.
Roxie Heart f Counter Action Model Man L pl.
Royal Life g Royal Messenger Ragtime L pl.
San Remo f Quiet American Phone Trick L pl.
Saxe Coburg c Al Mufti Gatecrasher L pl.
Sharp Princess f Tamburlaine Sharp Romance 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 – 3 wins from 2000m to 2200m, US$322,134, Longchamp Grand Prix de Paris, Gr.1, Prix Noailles, Gr.2, Saint-Cloud Prix Rieur. He entered stud in South Af in 1994. Champion South African Sire in 1998-99. Champion South African Sire of Broodmares in 2012-13, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17. Sire of 865 progeny to race, 649 winners (75.0%), earnings of over $24 million, 76 stakes winners, 59 stakes placegetters, inc.

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
Kestrel g Shirley Heights Raffingora 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
Madiba c Kenmare Vain 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


1st dam

BLAKES AFFAIR, winner, 6 places; dam of 15 foals; 12 runners; 9 winners inc.:

DYNASTY (99c, by Fort Wood) - Three times Equus Outstanding Sire - 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.

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.

Sheba (00 f. by Al Mufti (USA)): 5 wins, R226,750, at 2 to 4, 1200 - 1600m, 6 places.

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.

Thomas Crown (c. Rich Man’s Gold): Sire

2nd dam

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.

3rd dam

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.



Karel Miedema’s Pedigree Evaluation

Sires Handbook 2007 - www.sportingpost.co.za

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.

The Fourth Quadrant

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.

Where From Here

The latch-up of Khaled, Imitation, Barley Corn and Abernant has Hyperion (and his female line elements of Selene and Serenissima) as the driving force. Khaled especially may be of significance. He is represented in the pedigree of Dynasty’s sire Fort Wood through Swaps. The latter has a well documented affinity with the mare Flower Bowl (dam of Graustark, His Majesty). The pair are inbred 2x2 to Hyperion and genetic sibling Beau Pere.

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:

  • Hail to Reason (widespread, notably as sire of Roberto, and Halo)
  • Sir Gaylord (sire of Habitat, damsire of Lassie Dear - leading to Al Mufti, by Roberto; Wolfhound, by Special’s son Nureyev; and Sportsworld, whose dam, by Nureyev, is a half sister to Lassie Dear)
  • Best Turn (by Turn To out of a Swaps mare; sire of Best By Test)
  • First Landing (damsire of topmare Soho Secret, whose sire is Regent Street (!), which leads to Soho’s son London News and his half sisters at stud)


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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