First season at stud in 2016
|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 (MR 120)
In SA, 9 wins from 3-5 years, 1200-2000m, placed 7 times, for earnings of R4,337,575
|at 3||WON Champions Cup Gr1 (1800m)
WON Consolation Race (1900m)
WON Graduation Plate (1600m)
WON MR80 Handicap (1600m)
WON Maiden Plate (1200m)
3rd Vodacom Durban July Gr1 (2200m)
3rd Cup Trial Gr3 (1800m)
WON J&B Metropolitan Gr1 (2000m)
|at 5||WON Champions Cup Gr1 (1800m)
2nd Green Point Stakes Gr2 (1600m)
5th L'Ormarins Queen's Plate Gr1 (1600m)
DYNASTY - 9 wins, R2.1 million in stakes, 1600-2200m, placed 3 times from 12 starts. Horse of the Year & Champion Classic 3yo in 2003 (MR 114 at 3). Sire of multiple Gr1 winners. Equus Outstanding Sire in South Africa - 2010, 2014 & 2015. One of only 3 sires in SA to produce 3 Horses of the Year.
|NOTABLE PROGENY INCLUDES|
|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|
|Dynasty||Fort Wood||Sadler's Wells||Northern Dancer - Nearctic|
|Fairy Bridge -Bold Reason|
|Fall Aspen||Pretense - Endeavour|
|Change Water - Swaps|
|Blakes Affair||Commodore Blake||Blakeney - Hethersett|
|Ribamba - Ribocco|
|Joy Petite||Joy - Djebe|
|Lavenda Lady - Abernant|
|Scribblin' The Cat
||Badger's Drift||Badger Land||Codex - Arts And Letters|
|Gimieroom - Racing Room|
|On The Roof||Thatching - THATCH|
|abriyna - Red God|
|Winter Fox||Western Winter||Gone West - Mr Prospector|
|Chilly Hostess - Vice Regent|
|Fox Of Gold||Golden Thatch - THATCH|
|bold Vixen - Plum Bold|
SCRIBBLIN’ THE CAT, winner, R43,750, at 3, 2000m, from only 3 starts; dam of 2 runners; 1 winner inc.:
FUTURA: Equus Horse Of The Year in 2014/15, Equus Champion Older Male in 2014/15, Equus Champion Middle Distance Horse in 2014/15. subject stallion.
Hannah Gorgeous (f Fort Wood): 3-y-o unraced.
Imperator (c Ideal World): 2-y-o unraced.
Winter Fox, 4 wins, R197,675, at 2 to 4, 1000 - 1400m, placed 6 times, inc. 2nd SA Fillies Nursery, Gr3, 3rd Goldfields Sprint, L, Three Troikas Hcp, L, 4th Pretty Polly Stakes Gr3; 5 runners; 3 winners inc.:
Scribblin’ The Cat: see above.
Forest Vixen (f Fort Wood): 2 wins, R111,750, at 4, 1200m, placed 3 times, from only 9 starts; dam of 1 winner inc.: Forest Fox: 2 wins, R346,450, at 3, 1400m, placed 4 times, 3rd Gauteng Guineas Gr2.
Wild Swan (f Fort Wood): 2 wins, R133,950, at 4, placed 3 times, from only 10 starts.
FOX OF GOLD (by Golden Thatch), winner, R18,780, at 2, 1000m, placed twice, from only 6 starts; dam of 9 foals; 7 runners; 7 winners inc.:
ANGELINA: 6 wins, R701,555, at 2 to 5, 1400 - 2000m, inc. Paddock Stakes, Gr1, SA Fillies Classic, Gr2, Gold Bracelet, Gr3, placed 6 times, inc. 2nd SA Oaks, Gr2, 3rd Majorca Stakes Gr1, Woolavington Stakes Gr2; dam of 4 winners inc.: Counting Angels: 3 wins, R275,450, at 3 to 4, placed 10 times, inc. 2nd Queen Palm S, L, 3rd Winter Oaks, L and Angelita: 2 wins, R90,025, at 3 to 4, 1400 - 2000m, placed 5 times and Seeking Angelo: 3 wins, R44,475, at 2 to 7, 1400 - 1600m, placed 5 times.
Foxfire: 2 wins, R69,700, at 3 to 4, 1200m, placed 9 times; dam of 4 winners inc.: I Am What I Am: 3 wins, R96,080, at 3 to 4, placed 8 times and Eyes For You: 4 wins, R121,500, at 3 to 4, placed, from 8 starts.
Foxgrove: 6 wins, R292,735, at 2 to 5, 1000 - 1200m, placed 11 times.
BOLD VIXEN (by Plum Bold), 6 wins, R84,575, at 3 to 4, 1000 - 1600m, inc. Anniversary H, L, placed 10 times, inc. 2nd Garden Province S, Gr1, 3rd Gosforth Park Fillies S, L; dam of 8 foals; 8 runners; 7 winners inc.:
HEARTWOOD: 9 wins, R395,225, at 3 to 5, 1400 - 1700m, inc. Sponsors Day Open H, L, Founders Day H, L, Radio 702 Straight Mile, L, TVL Tattersalls Bookmakers Ass H, L, placed 11 times, inc. 2nd Gosforth Park Four Year Old H, L, 3rd MEC Guineas, L, Anniversary Cup, L, Administrator’s H, L.
EPAULETTE: 5 wins, R145,265, at 2 to 4, 1200 - 1400m, inc. Bloodline Fillies Championship, Gr2, placed 5 times; dam of 6 winners inc.: Royal Wager: 4 wins, R317,750, at 3 to 4, 1400 - 1800m, placed 17 times, inc. 2nd East Cape Oaks, L.
Winning Touch: winner, R28,225, at 2, 1400m, placed; dam of 4 winners inc.:
EQUINA: 2 wins, 9 wins, Zimbabwe Horse of the Year 2014, Champion 3yo & Champion Older Horse, R92,475 and $121,907, at 3, inc. Zimbabwe Oaks, L, Castle Tankard, L, The Republic Cup, L, OK Grand Challenge, L, placed 8 times, inc. 2nd The Republic Cup, L, Ipi Tombe Stakes, L.
EQUIANO: 2 wins, Spey Bridge Champion 2yo 2015, $9,330, at 2, 1200m, inc. Champion Juvenile S (Zim), L, placed, from all starts.
HOT FAVOURITE: 6 wins, R155,590, at 3 to 4, 1000 - 1400m, inc. Southern Cross S, Gr3, Prix de L’Ascot, L, placed 3rd Sceptre Stakes Gr2; dam of 4 winners inc.: ARCTIC FLEECE: 8 wins, R470,345
Let’s look at Futura’s sire Dynasty, a leading South African stallion this year. He has seven Gr1 winners to date, born between 2006 to 2011 – a six-year period, in which he sired 372 foals (187 colts, 185 fillies), making for 1.8% Gr1 winners.
A glance at the sequence of damsires, for five generations, of Dynasty’s Gr1 winners suggests infinite variety (see table) – only Drum Beat appears more than once, none of the others are repeated. Some related names appear, though. Gone West (in Jackson) is sire of Western Winter (in Futura). Badger’s Drift (in Futura) and Restructure (in Legislate) are both out of mares by Thatching who is full brother to Golden Thatch (in Futura). These full brothers are out of Abella, by Abernant – whose pedigree is close to the one of Drum Beat, and to the one of the mare Mixed Marriage, third dam of Gone West. Another close link is to the mare Farthing Damages, who is doubled in the dam of Pole Position. Then there’s the close resemblance of all of these kin-relatives with Court Martial and Tudor Minstrel.
Finally, for Dynasty the link to all of these comes through his third dam Lavenda Lady. She’s by Abernant, and is close kin to Drum Beat et al, including the mare Popcorn, female line ancestress of Irish Flame.
Futura fits the mould.
His dam Scribblin’ The Cat is kinbred 3x3 to full brothers Thatching and Golden Thatch, who are damsires respectively of the mare’s sire Badger’s Drift and her dam Winter Fox.
Thatching and Golden Thatch are themselves closely kin-bred, 3x4 to Dalmary, who is female line ancestress of their sire Thatch and dam Abella (who is by Abernant). The presence of Abernant looks to be significant, but there’s more.
Badger’s Drift is by Badger Land, whose grandam Mime (by Pretense) is close kin to Fall Aspen (by Pretense). Fall Aspen is the dam of Dynasty’s sire Fort Wood, a son of Sadler’s Wells (from the Dalmary female line).
Badger’s Drift’s grandam Abrinya (by Red God) is 3-part sister to influential sire Blushing Groom. The latter’s dam Aimee (grandam of Abrinya) is very close kin to Mime and to Fall Aspen. Aimee is by Tudor Minstrel, and very close kin to Mixed Marriage (by Tudor Minstrel), who is third dam of Gone West (sire of Western Winter).
Western Winter is the sire of Futura’s grandam Winter Fox, and is kinbred 4x4 to Mixed Marriage and Court Martial.
Where From Here
The close kinship between all of Abernant, Mixed Marriage, Court Martial, Drum Beat, Farthing Damages, Tudor Minstrel (and others) provides a wealth of opportunity for Futura. These lines are very well represented in the South African breeding population.
A notable Court Martial carrier is Elliodor, who in Futura’s family is represented by Gr2 winner Epaulette, a half sister to Futura’s third dam Fox Of Gold. Also in this female line is Gr2 winner Danseuse Classique, who is kinbred 3x4 Minstrel’s Pride x Arietta, both daughters of Tudor Minstrel. Danseuse Classique’s unraced daughter Cry For The Lion (by Elliodor) got multiple Gr1 winner Aslan, by Silvano. The latter also is the sire of Epaulette’s Gr1 winning granddaughter Equina.
Also of interest is former champion broodmare sire Royal Prerogative, whose dam Bride Elect is close kin to Abella, dam of Golden Thatch. The combination has proved successful, notably through Gr1 winner and sire Goldmark (Golden Thatch x Royal Prerogative mare).
Suitable mares for Futura could include
A final observation on the pedigree elements of Futura’s dam Scribblin’ The Cat. Her third dam Bold Vixen is by Plum Bold out of a mare by Romulus (Ribot x Tudor Minstrel). The mare’s sire Badger’s Drift is by Badger Land, whose grandam Mime is close kin to Tudor Minstrel. Badger Land’s sire Codex is by a grandson of Ribot, while his grandam Minnetonka is very close kin to Plum Bold. All that makes Badger Land very close kin to Bold Vixen, suggesting that Futura might well appreciate pedigrees which carry those same background lines. A stallion to keep in mind in this respect is Oratorio, whose grandam doubles the female line of Plum Bold and Minnetonka. In Oratorio one representative of this duplicated female line is Alydar, who also features in Duke Of Marmalade and Peintre Celebre (Byword, Jam Alley).
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