First season at stud in 2014
|In SA, 6 wins from 3-5 years, 1200-2200m, and placed 7 times, for earnings of R2,366,255. MR 124|
|at 3||WON Investec Cape Derby Gr1 (2000m) by 2.15 lengths
WON Daily News 2000 Gr1 (2000m) by 3.75 lengths
WON Politician Stakes L (1800m) by 2.9 lengths
WON MR 88 Handicap (1400m)
WON Maiden Plate (1600m)
2nd KRA Guineas Gr2 (1600m)
|at 4||WON Champions Cup Gr1 (1800m) by 1.5 lengths
2nd L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Gr1 (1600m)
2nd Green Point Stakes Gr2 (1600m)
3rd Pinnacle Stakes (1400m)
4th Mercury Sprint Gr1 (1200m)
5th J&B Met Gr1 (2000m)
|at 5||2nd L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Gr1 (1600m)
2nd Diadem Stakes Gr2 (1200m)
|NOTABLE PROGENY BY DYNASTY|
|Name||Sex||Sire of Dam||Sire of 2nd Dam||Grade|
||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 x4, Gr1 pl x3, Gr2 pl, 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 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, Gr3 x3, 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|
|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|
|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|
|Fourth Estate||c||Jallad||Northern Guest||Gr3, Gr3 pl, L pl|
|Heartland||c||Cozzene||Gone West||Gr3, Gr3 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|
|Indaba||f||Proclaim||On Stage||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 Wook||Saddlers 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|
|Moonlit Prairie||Cozzene||Caro||Fortina - Grey Sovereign|
|Chambord - Chamossaire|
|Ride The Trails||Prince John - Princequillo|
|Wildwork - Sir Gaylord|
|Prairie Reign||Gone West||Mr Prospector - Raise A Native|
|Secrettame - Secretariat|
|Classic Reign||Vice Regent - Northern Dancer|
|No Class - Nodouble|
MOONLIT PRAIRIE, by Cozzene. Winner at 1600m. Dam of 5 foals, 4 to race, 3 winners, inc:
JACKSON (c by Dynasty) Subject stallion.
JADE BAY (g by Jallad) 5 wins-1 at 2-at 1000, 1160m, R344,075, incl Umgeni Hcp (L)
PRAIRIE REIGN, by Gone West. Unraced. Half-sister to TREASUREINMYHAND. Dam of 3 winners, inc:
Corinto. 6 wins 1100 to 1500m to 2013
Saarcasticly. 4 wins 5f to 6f in U.S.A
Moonlit Prairie. Winner. Dam of JACKSON
CLASSIC REIGN, by Vice Regent. 7 wins 6f to 1¼m, $327,645, Canadian Maturity S., Can-1 etc. Sister to REGAL CLASSIC, threequarter-sister to ALWAYS A CLASSIC, Vast Domain (dam of ST ELIAS), Written Word (dam of THESAURUS), half-sister to SKY CLASSIC, GREY CLASSIC, CLASSY ‘N SMART (dam of DANCE SMARTLY, FULL OF WONDER, SMART STRIKE, STRIKE SMARTLY). Dam of 4 winners, inc:-
TREASUREINMYHAND 3 wins $135,681 incl Woodbine Fury S., L, Keeneland Allowance.
Alalunga. Placed at 3 in France. Dam of-
Almindoro (g Redoute’s Choice) 2 wins, 2d Norman Robinson S., Gr 3, 3d Autumn Classic, Gr 2.
Pleasant Reign. Unraced. Dam of 4 winners incl Pleasant Laughter & Incumbent
No Class, by Nodouble. 3 wins-2 at 2, 2d Fort Erie Yearling Sales S. (f), L, 3d Woodbine Princess Elizabeth S., Can-1. Half-sister to BARAQUILLO (dam of CHINGQUILLO), MONEY BY ORLEANS, That’s a Kennedy (dam of STORM ON THE LOOSE), Written Word (dam of THESAURUS). Dam of 8 foals, 7 to race, all winners, inc:
SKY CLASSIC (c Nijinsky) Champion 2YO colt in Canada in 1989. Top colt on The 1992 USA 4YO+ Free H. 15 wins- 4 at 2, $3,240,398, Belmont Turf Classic H., Gr 1, Woodbine Rothmans International S., Gr 1 etc. Sire.
ALWAYS A CLASSIC (c Deputy Minister) 6 wins, $388,648, Churchill Downs Turf Classic S., Gr 1, Fair Grounds Explosive Bid H., Gr 3. Sire.
REGAL CLASSIC (c Vice Regent) Champion 2YO colt in Canada in 1987. 8 wins-4 at 2-1m to 9f, $1,456,584, Cup and Saucer S., Can-1, Woodbine Grey S., Gr 3, Summer S., Gr 3. Sire.
GREY CLASSIC (c Grey Dawn) Champion 2YO colt in Canada in 1985. 7 wins-4 at 2, $602,039, Woodbine Coronation Futurity S., Can-1, Cup and Saucer S., Can-1, Connaught Cup, Can-3, 3d Arlington H., Gr 1.
CLASSIC REIGN (f Vice Regent) 7 wins. See above.
CLASSY ‘N SMART (f Smarten) Champion 3YO filly in Canada in 1984. 5 wins, $303,222, Canadian Oaks, Can-1. Dam of 5 winners-
DANCE SMARTLY (f Danzig) Horse of the Year in Canada in 1991. Champion 2YO filly in Canada & 3YO filly in USA & Canada in 1990 & 1991. 12 wins-3 at 2, $3,263,835, Breeders’ Cup Distaff S., Gr 1, etc. Broodmare of the Year in Canada in 2001. Dam of 6 winners DANCETHRUTHEDAWN Champion 3YO Filly. Grandam of MORENO 2 wins at Belmont Dwyer S., Gr 2.
SMART STRIKE (c Mr. Prospector) 6 wins, $337,376, Monmouth Philip H Iselin H., Gr 1, Salvator Mile H., Gr 3, Woodbine Allowance Racetwice, 4th Belmont Woodward S., Gr 1. Champion Sire.
FULL OF WONDER (c Mr. Prospector) 5 wins 8½f to 1½m, $368,150, Woodbine Niagara H., Gr 1.
STRIKE SMARTLY (c Mr. Prospector) 5 wins 8½f to 11f, $470,310, Woodbine Chinese Cultural Centre S., Gr 2, Allowance, 2d Woodbine Sky Classic H., Gr 2, 3d Woodbine Niagara H., Gr 2, 4th Woodbine Niagara H., Gr 1. Sire.
Seattle Classic. Unraced. Dam of 4 winners-
HELLO SEATTLE (f Deputy Minister) Champion 2YO filly in Canada in 1999. 2 wins at 2, $149,700, Woodbine Mazarine S., Gr 1, 4th Woodbine Princess Elizabeth S., L.
SAIL FROM SEATTLE (c Gone West) 4 wins at 5½f, 7f, $179,284, Woodbine Mt. Sassafras S., L, 3d Woodbine Jacques Cartier S., L. Sire.
Sires Handbook 2013 - www.sportingpost.co.za
It was a decade or so ago that Graham Beck embarked on a mission to re-stock his broodmare band at Highlands. He did this by purchasing yearling fillies at auction, on both sides of the Atlantic. The idea was to race them in South Africa before taking them to stud. The fillies were mostly bought relatively cheaply by international standards, many from strong female lines which appeared to have lost their vigour. There were some amazing pay-off’s, including Champion racemare Dancer’s Daughter (52k gns yearling) and multiple Gr1 winner Overarching ($70k yearling).
The 2002 Keeneland September yearling sale netted 22 fillies, of which 18 won races in South Africa. They included one-time winner Moonlit Prairie, an $85k purchase (anecdotally, Beck bought the onetime winning dam of Soft Falling Rain for $250k at the same venue a year later). Moonlit Prairie was the second foal of her unraced dam Prairie Reign, one of a string of fairly undistinguished siblings. But the next dam Classic Reign was a multiple stakes winner. She also was half sister to Canadian champion filly Classy ‘n Smart, dam of champion sire Smart Strike (who at the time Moonlit Prairie’s purchase was a 5yo, with the big things still to come). Classy ‘n Smart had three champion brothers (Grey Classic, Sky Classic and Regal Classic), giving a background brimming with talent.
Moonlit Prairie’s first foal was Jackson, sired from the third crop of Horse of the Year Dynasty. Jackson was offered as a yearling in August, right when his sire’s first-crop son Irish Flame was crowned Horse of the Year. Dynasty was all the rage, and Jackson topped the sale at R1 million, ten times the sale’s average.
In terms of female-line kin-breeding, Jackson’s pedigree is most interesting.
His sire Dynasty is a son of Fort Wood, who hails from a sire producing family, and is making the grade as a sire of sires. Fort Wood’s third dam is one-time winning mare Portage, by War Admiral. Portage bred nine winners, including Fort Wood’s grandam Change Water, who is closely kinbred, 2x1 Iron Reward x Portage.
Jackson’s dam Moonlit Prairie is by Cozzene, a champion turf horse in the US, and one-time US Champion sire. Cozzene’s fourth dam is Portage. In this pedigree Portage is the dam of one-time winning mare Blue Canoe, who is closely kinbred, 2x2 Black Wave x Portage. Blue Canoe in turn is the dam of Cozzene’s stakes winning third dam Wildwook, also closely kinbred, 3x1 Source Sucree x Blue Canoe. In this context, Source Sucree is a significant line also in Dynasty’s grandam Joy Petite, who is kinbred 2x4 Perfume x Source Sucree (both daughters of Lavendula).
Jackson’s dam Moonlit Prairie is closely kinbred, 3x3x4 Wildwook x Secrettame x Classy Quillo. The latter pair are 2x3 in Jackson’s grandam Prairie Reign, where Secrettame is the dam of her sire Gone West, and Classy Quillo is a bottom female line ancestor whose daughter No Class (Jackson’s fourth dam) is one of the 20th century’s great blue hen broodmares. Best known of her descendants is US Champion sire Smart Strike (full brother to SA sire Strike Smartly).
In kin-breeding terms, Classy Quillo is close kin to another blue hen mare, Lassie Dear, the pair evident in SA Gr1 winner Smart Banker, by Strike Smartly. Strike Smartly has a reputation for being suitable for Fort Wood mares (four Gr1 performers, incl SA Derby winner Bouquet- Garni), although that may have had something to do with opportunity as well as affinity. While we’re at it, Jackson’s grandam Prairie Reign is close kin to SA stallion Sail From Seattle (a son of Gone West), whose dam is a half sister to Smart Strike.
An outstanding sire from Fort Wood’s family is champion Dubai Millennium, by Seeking The Gold out of Colorado Dancer, a half sister to Fort Wood by Shareef Dancer. Dubai Millenium’s sire and dam are closely kinbred: Colorado Dancer is 3x2 Mrs Peterkin x Change Water, and Dubai Millennium 2x4x3 Con Game x Mrs Peterkin x Change Water. Dubai Millennium died from grass fever after just one season at stud. From 56 foals he sired twelve stakes winners, including multiple Gr1 winner & sire Dubawi (kinbred bottom female lines Portage x Miss France).
WHERE FROM HERE
Suitable lines for Jackson could include descendants from his own female line, which in South Africa has Strike Smartly, Sail From Seattle, Surging River. The female line has done well with Nijinsky, who is widespread, but notable in Dancing Champ, Lecture, Parade Leader.
Dubai Millennium’s kin-breeding involved Mrs Peterkin, who also is dam of Dancing Champ (by Nijinsky). That one appears together with Lassie Dear’s son Al Mufti in Victory Moon. Lassie Dear is also in Wolfhound, A.P. Indy, Tiger Ridge, Mambo In Seattle.
Also in Dubai Millennium is the mare Con Game, from his sire Seeking The Gold. This leads to Lecture and Windrush.
Jackson’s double of the mare Portage leads to Kabool, Medaaly, Hobb Alwahtan, Hinton Wells, Martinelli. Portage descendant Cozzene is damsire of Pivotal, the sire of Noordhoek Flyer.
Jackson’s second damsire Gone West is sire of Western Winter, whose dam Chilly Hostess is by Vice Regent. The latter has an affinity with the female line, also through his son Deputy Minister – the latter sire of Go Deputy.
Danzig is sire of champion Dance Smartly. He is noted through Danehill (whose grandam is Spring Adieu) or National Assembly (Announce, whose grandam is Spring Adieu) or Camden Park (sire AP Indy is grandson of Lassie Dear, dam is by Danzig and produced highclass winner by Smart Strike).
Lavendula and Source Sucree should be interesting. Hail to Reason has kin-breeding that involves them (through his sire Turn To), and he’s widespread, notably in Bold Reason, Never Bend, Halo, Roberto. In the Lavendula context, Jet Master has four lines, from Joy/ My Babu, Rollins (dam sister to Roberto), and Rakeen.
PICK OF THE BUNCH
Suitable mares for Jackson could include
1. Descendants from his own female line (Strike Smartly, Surging River, Sail From Seattle)
2. Nijinsky (notably Dancing Champ, Lecture, Parade Leader)
3. Lassie Dear (Al Mufti, Victory Moon, Captain Al; Wolfhound, A.P. Indy, Tiger Ridge, Mambo In Seattle)
4. Mr Prospector, notably in Seeking The Gold (Lecture, Windrush)
5. Portage (Kabool, Medaaly, Hobb Alwahtan, Hinton Wells, Martinelli)
6. Cozzene (Pivotal, Noordhoek Flyer)
7. Gone West (Western Winter; Sail From Seattle; Zafonic, Count du Bois, Dupont)
8. Danzig (Danehill; National Assembly; Camden Park, Jay Peg)
9. Lavendula/Source Sucree – widespread; notably Turn To/Hail To Reason (Bold Reason, Never Bend, Halo, Roberto, Rollins (Jet Master); Joy/My Babu, etc.
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Stud Master - Mike Sharkey
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