Futura (SAF)

Dynasty - Scribblin' The Cat (Badger's Drift)
Bay, 2010 - Height 16.1hh
Fee Details: 2018 - R20k (R5k deposit – R15k live foal)


  • Equus Horse Of The Year 2015
  • Equus Champion Older Male 2015
  • Equus Champion Middle Distance 2015
  • Cape Horse of the Year, Cape Champion Middle Distance, Cape Champion Older Male, KZN Champion 3yo Colt
  • Winner of the Gr1 Champions Cup TWICE (new track record 2014)
  • Winner of the Gr1 Queen's Plate & Gr1 J&B Met double (2015)
  • Winner of 9 races, placed 7 times from 18 starts – 12 starts in Graded races
  • Winner of 4 Gr1 races and placed in another 3 Gr1 races
  • R4,337,575 in stakes earnings
  • Ranked 7th on Longines World's Best Racehorses Rankings (March 2015)
  • Son of Equus Horse Of The Year & 4x Equus Outstanding Sire, DYNASTY

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)
at 4

WON J&B Metropolitan Gr1 (2000m)
WON L'Ormarins Queen's Plate Gr1 (1600m)
WON Pinnacle Stakes (1600m)
3rd Green Point Stakes Gr2 (1600m)
4th Vodacom Durban July Gr1 (2200m)
4th Rising Sun Gold Challenge Gr1 (1600m)
Triple Equus Award winner incl. Horse Of The Year at 4

at 5 WON Champions Cup Gr1 (1800m)
2nd Green Point Stakes Gr2 (1600m)
5th L'Ormarins Queen's Plate Gr1 (1600m)

DYNASTY - Horse of the Year & Champion 3YO Classic Male in South Africa in 2002-03. 9 wins-1 at 2-from 1600m to 2200m, R2,125,000, South African Guineas, Gr.1, Greyville Durban July H., Gr.1, Daily News Two Thousand S., Gr.1, Kenilworth Cape of Good Hope Derby, Gr.1, Green Point S., Gr.2-twice, Selangor Cup, Gr.2, 2d Kenilworth Cape Argus Guineas, Gr.1, Greyville Golden Horseshoe S., Gr.2, 3d Kenilworth Queen's P., Gr.1. He entered stud in South Af in 2005. Sire of 480 progeny to race, 335 winners (69.0%), earnings of over $11 million, 55 stakes winners, 32 stakes placegetters, inc.

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
Legislate c Restructure 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 c Flaming Rock Condorcet Gr1 x2, Gr1 pl x2, Gr2, Gr2 pl, L.
Equus Horse Of The Year 2010, Equus Champion twice,
Cape Champion. Sire.
Beach Beauty f Capture Him Hobnob 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.
Bela-Bela f Royal Academy Secreto Gr1 x2, Gr1 pl, Gr2.
Equus Champion, Cape Champion x2.
Just Sensual f Camden Park Dancing Champ Gr1, Gr1 pl, Gr2 x2, Gr3,
Equus Champion, Cape Champion x2.
Lady In Black f Jet Master Flaming Rock Gr1, Gr1 pl,
Equus Champion, Cape Champion, KZN Champion.
Ancestral Fore c Pole Position Lords Gr1, Gr1 pl, Gr2 pl, Gr3, Gr3 pl, L pl.
Cape Champion. KZN Champion.
Blake c Nassipour Century Gr1 pl, Gr2, Gr2 pl x2, Gr3 x2, Gr3 pl x3, L pl x2.
Cape Champion twice.
Act Of War c Cordoba Calvados 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.
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


1st dam

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.

French Rose (f Miesque's Approval): 2 starts, placed 2nd.

2nd Dam

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: 5 wins, R1,019,250, to 2017-18, placed 14 times, 3rd Gauteng Guineas Gr2.

Wild Swan (f Fort Wood): 2 wins, R133,950, at 4, placed 3 times, from only 10 starts.

3rd Dam

FOX OF GOLD (by Golden Thatch), winner, R18,780, at 2, 1000m, placed twice, from only 6 starts; dam of 9 foals; 8 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.

Winter Fox (Western Winter). 4 wins. See above.

Tiger Prawn. 6 wins at 1200m, HK$3,610,550, HKJC Po Leung Kuk Centenary Cup, 1200m-in track record time, Big Wave Bay H., Chater H., Hip Wo H., Jiangxi H., Sing Woo H., 2d HKJC Super Win H., 3d HKJC Bowen H. Sire.

Foxgrove: 6 wins, R292,735, at 2 to 5, 1000 - 1200m, placed 11 times.

4th Dam

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

Karel Miedema's Pedigree Evaluation

Sires Handbook 2016 - www.sportingpost.co.za

"Gr1 horses win Gr1 races” – it’s an old adage to illustrate that only the best horses win the biggest races. It follows that breeding Gr1 winners must be the hardest thing in the world to do. Consequently even the very best stallions have percentages of
Gr1-winners-to-foals in low single figures - and the same goes for breeders of Gr1 winners. Just one or two of such winners in a hundred sets you way apart from the also-rans in the great genetic lottery. It explains why doing quantitative research just on Gr1 winners of stallions is a futile exercise – the numbers are too small to have any meaning in statistical terms. Which leaves the alternative of dissecting Gr1 winning pedigrees individually in the hope that promising patterns may be found. And then the trouble starts. Instead of finding sequences of the very best stallions as the sires of mares in successive generations of the Gr1 winners, relatively obscure names appear, often showing the female ancestors to be the offspring of very moderate stallions. Who would breed that way? But wait… help is at hand!

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

  • Kin-relatives with backgrounds as found in Tudor Minstrel, Mixed Marriage (Gone West, Western Winter; Sharpen Up, Kris, Diesis, Pole Position; Known Fact; My Earl), Aimee (Blushing Groom, Jallad, Rainbow Quest, etc. – widespread), Hobnob; Averof/Foveros; Abernant (wide-spread, but notably Golden Thatch (Goldmark), Thatching (Restructure), Derring-Do (Jan Ekels), Popcorn, etc.); Court Martial (widespread, but notably Elliodor (Model Man), Capture Him, Lords, Welsh Harmony (National Emblem); etc.); Drum Beat; Mexico (Harry Hotspur); etc., etc.
  • Real Delight female line descendants and kin, incl Minnetonka (Oratorio, Badger Land), Plum Bold,  Alydar (Duke Of Marmalade, Peintre Celebre (Byword, Jam Alley)), Grand Slam (by Gone West; sire of sire Visionaire and damsire of Dynasty’s Gr2 winner Daring Dave); etc.
  • Dalmary female line descendants (widespread, incl Sadler’s Wells, Nureyev, Fairy King, Waterville Lake, Hermitage, etc.)
  • Royal Prerogative (notably in combination with Golden Thatch; Goldmark;
  • Rebel King (whose dam is by Badger Land))

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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