Legislate (SAF)

Dynasty - Champers (Restructure)
Bay, 2010, 16.1½hh
Fee Details: 2017 - R20,000 (R5k nomination; R15k Live foal)

KEY FACTS:

  • Equus Horse Of The Year 2014
  • Equus Champion 3yo Male 2014
  • Equus Champion Middle Distance 2014
  • Equus Champion Miler 2015
  • Cape Horse Of The Year x2, Cape Champion 3yo Colt x2, Cape Champion Middle Distance x2
  • Winner of 4 Gr1 races incl. Gr1 Durban July – placed in another 3 Gr1 races
  • Winner of the Gr2 Green Point Stakes (setting new 1600m track record 2014)
  • Winner of 7 races, placed 7 times – 15 starts in Graded races
  • R5,788,600 in stakes earnings
  • Son of Equus Horse Of The Year & 3x Equus Outstanding Sire, DYNASTY

First season at stud in 2016

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 (MR 117)
In SA, 7 wins from 3-5 years, 1200-2200m, placed 7 times, for earnings of R5,788,600
at 2 2nd Maiden Juvenile Plate (1200m)
at 3

WON Vodacom Durban July Gr1 (2200m)
WON Daily News 2000 Gr1 (2000m)
WON Investec Cape Derby Gr1 (2000m)
WON KRA Guineas Gr2 (1600m)
WON Maiden Plate (1600m)
2nd Selangor Cup Gr2 (1600m)
2nd Cape Classic Gr3 (1400m)
2nd MR76 Handicap (1400m)
Triple Equus Award winner incl. Horse Of The Year at 3

at 4

WON Rising Sun Gold Challenge Gr1 (1600m)
WON Green Point Stakes Gr2 (1600m)
3rd Mercury Sprint Gr1 (1200m)
Equus Award winner at 4

at 5 2nd L'Ormarins Queen's Plate Gr1 (1600m)
3rd Champions Cup Gr1 (1800m)
5th Drill Hall Stakes Gr2 (1400m)

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
Futura c Badger's Drift Western Winter 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 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
Irish Flame


c


Flaming Rock


Condorcet


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
Beach Beauty


f


Capture Him


Hobnob


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

c

Cordoba

Calvados

Gr1, Gr1 pl, Gr2, Gr2 pl, Gr3 x4, L.
Cape Champion 3yo Colt
Ancestral Fore

c

Pole Position

Lords

Gr1, Gr1 pl, Gr2 pl, Gr3, Gr3 pl, L pl.
Cape Champion Stayer. KZN Champion Stayer
Blake

c

Nassipour

Century

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
Shimmering Gem g Rakeen Elliodor 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
Alghadeer c Aristis Mistral Dancer L
Dellotto c Averof Lyphard L
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
Olma f Danzig Mujtahid 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
Champers
Restructure Danehill Danzig - NORTHERN DANCER
Razyana - His Majesty
Twine Thatching - Thatch
House Tie - Be Friendly
Classy Play Jungle Cove Bold Ruler - Nasrullah
Santorin - Greek Song
Classic Art Jan Ekels - Derring Do
Amusette - Ambiopoise

FEMALE LINE

1st dam

CHAMPERS, 4 wins, R140,630, at 3 to 4, 1000 - 1200m, placed 7 times, Own sister to Asprey; Half sister to BLACK SKIMMER, Champagne ‘n Roses, Dunedin Star; dam of 4 runners; 3 winners inc.:

LEGISLATE: Equus Horse Of The Year, Equus Champion 3yo Colt, Equus Champion Middle Distance, Equus Champion Miler. Subject stallion.

Wonderlaine (c Tamburlaine (IRE)): 5 wins, R127,075, at 2 to 6, placed 17 times.

Madame Justice (f Dynasty): winner, R54,000, at 3, placed, from all her starts.

Greenflashsunset (c Gimmethegreenlight (AUS)): 2-y-o unraced.

2nd Dam

Classy Play, 4 wins, R56,540, at 3 to 4, 1200 - 1400m, placed 6 times, inc. 3rd SA Fillies Guineas Gr1, Flamboyant S, L; dam of 11 runners; 7 winners inc.:

BLACK SKIMMER (g Bog Trotter): 10 wins, R597,930, at 2 to 7, 1000 - 1400m, inc. KZN Merchants Hcp, Gr2, placed 20 times, inc. 3rd Mercury Sprint Gr1, Byerly Turk Plate Gr3, Christmas Hcp Gr3, Thukela Hcp, L, 4th Christmas Hcp Gr3.

Champagne ‘n Roses (f Goldmark): 6 wins, R263,080, at 2 to 4, 1000 - 1400m, placed 13 times, inc. 2nd Poinsettia Stakes, Gr3, 4th SA Fillies Sprint Gr1; dam of 6 winners inc.:

Cashmere ‘n Caviar: winner, R104,820, at 2, 1000m, placed 9 times, inc. 3rd Lady’s Slipper Stakes, L;

Sauna’s Rose: 4 wins, R259,800, at 2 to 4, 1400 - 1600m, placed 9 times, inc. 3rd Flamboyant S Gr3. Pinot Noir: 6 wins, R420,075, at 2 to 6, 1200 - 1450m, placed 10 times.

Asprey (c Restructure): 10 wins, R486,480, at 3 to 6, 1000 - 1800m, placed 17 times, inc. 2nd Memorial Mile, L.

Dunedin Star (c Western Winter): 9 wins, R188,415, 1200 - 1600m, placed 2nd Cape Classic, Gr3.

Self-scented (f Jallad): unraced; dam of 3 winners inc.:

SCENTED ASH: 4 wins, R260,250, at 3 to 4, inc. Breeders Guineas, L, placed 8 times.

Miami Boy: 2 wins, R114,425, at 2 to 4, 1400 - 1600m, placed 7 times.

Playbreak (g Barbarolli): 3 wins, R48,560, at 2 to 6, 1100 - 1400m, placed 19 times.

3rd Dam

CLASSIC ART (by Jan Ekels), unplaced in 2 starts at 2; dam of 10 foals; 9 runners; 8 winners inc.:

JUNGLE CLASS: 9 wins, R181,085, at 2 to 4, 1100 - 1400m, inc. Golden Slipper, Gr2, SA Fillies Sprint, Gr2, Spring Fillies S, L, placed 5 times, inc. 2nd Fillies Guineas, Gr1, Tibouchina S, L, 3rd Champion S Gr2, SA Fillies Sprint Gr2; dam of 6 winners inc.:

Roxy Cafe: 5 wins, R157,475, at 3 to 5, 1200 - 1600m, placed 4 times; dam of 4 winners inc.:

ROXANNE: 5 wins, R561,760, at 2 to 3, 1200 - 1600m, inc. Thekwini Fillies S, Gr1, placed 4 times, inc. 3rd Garden Province S, Gr1; dam of 2 winners inc.: STING OPERATION: 3 wins, R187,225, at 3, 1160 - 1200m, inc. Swallow S, L, placed, from only 6 starts.

Se Agabor: 2 wins, R194,425, at 3, placed 7 times, inc. 3rd Breeders Guineas, L.

Lakeside Cafe: unraced; dam of La Tasca: 3 wins, R161,975, at 4 to 5, placed twice, from only 9 starts.

Polar Art: 2 wins, R69,025, at 2 to 3, 1200m, placed 4 times; dam of 6 winners inc.: POLAR MOON: 6 wins, R637,000, 1000-1400m, inc. Senor Santa Hcp, Gr2, placed 8 times, inc. 3rd Golden Horse Casino S, Gr1.

Going Astray: winner, R20,110, at 3, 1000m, placed 3 times; dam of 1 winner:

Lady Curator: 3 wins, R83,375, at 3 to 4, 1000 - 1200m, placed 3 times; dam of 4 winners inc.:

LION IN WINTER: 8 wins, R733,225, at 2 to 5, 1200 - 1800m, inc. Peninsula Hcp, Gr2, placed 11 times, inc. 2nd Cape Of Good Hope Nursery, Gr3, 3rd Green Point Stakes Gr2

Karel Miedema's Pedigree Evaluation

Sires Handbook 2016 - www.sportingpost.co.za

Commercial breeders have a tough task. On the one hand there’s the objective of breeding a horse that’ll set the tongues wagging at the sales, an impressive physical specimen with a catalogue page to match. That’s the immediate pay-off for professional insight and effort. On the other hand there’s the breeder’s desire to make headlines when the product reaches the track. That’s the long-term pay-off, both for the breeder’s reputation and the future family page in the catalogue. To achieve the first objective, breeders will use stallions known to throw good looks as well as ability. These are easily recognised. To get to the second part, the everlasting fame and glory, a different set of skills is required. And luck, of course.


The surest way to fame and glory is to check the facts, and hope to spot a trend. In pedigree terms that means knowing what works with a stallion, and what has worked with the family of a mare. In other words, analyse the very best produce of a stallion, and analyse the very best from a mare’s female line.

Take Legislate. His sire Dynasty has produced seven Gr1 winners to date. Their pedigrees, at first glance, appear to have little in common. The names of the successive damsires in the first five generations of each (meaning 7x5, or 35 names of damsires) throws up just one duplication. That is Drum Beat, 3rd damsire of Gold Cup winner Ancestral Fore, and 5th damsire of Legislate. Interestingly, the apparently significant elements from Drum Beat also feature in a large number of the whole group of 35 damsires. Drum Beat is by Fair Trial, and is close kin to a host of influential other decsendants of Fair Trial. Those include Court Martial, Mixed Marriage, Farthing Damages, Advocate, Prize Court, Dramatic, Field Master – the list goes on. From half sisters to Fair Trial come other kin-links, including Sansonnet, Tudor Minstrel, Aristophanes, Kashmir. The elements prominent in the pedigrees listed lead to other close kin-linked ones, notably Abernant, and Tudor Minstrel’s daughter Aimee (dam of Blushing Groom).

Legislate’s dam Champers is by Restructure, whose damsire Thatching is a full brother to Golden Thatch. The brothers have an interesting pedigree, as their sire Thatch and dam Abella are from the same female line (Dalmary). Thatch is by Forli (Aristophanes x Advocate mare – see kin-links above), Abella is by Abernant out of a mare by Darius, making her very close kin to stallion Derring Do, who is by Darius out of a mare by Abernant, tracing to the mare Lost Soul. In Legislate’s pedigree Derring Do is sire of Jan Ekels, his 3rd damsire. As an aside, Lost Soul also is ancestress of Royal Prerogative who has shown a strong affinity with Golden Thatch (as in Goldmark). In Legislate, Jan Ekels is sire of the 3rd dam Classic Art, who is by Ambiopoise out of Amusette, by Drum Beat.

The link to Dynasty appears to centre on his grandam Joy Petite, who is by Joy (a grandson of the mare Lavendula) out of Lavenda Lady (who has Lavendula as her 3rd dam). Lavenda Lady is by Abernant. Compare this to Legislate’s 3rd dam Classic Art. Her sire Ambiopoise is by Ambiorix, a son of Lavendula. Her dam Amusette is by Drum Beat, the latter very close kin to Abernant.

The best performers from the female family of Legislate show similarities with the one of Dynasty (see box, going back to Legislate’s 6th dam Zillah’s Smile, a non-winning full sister to Cape Derby winner Prince Alfred). Let’s take it from the top. Drum Beat – one of a bunch of kin relations mentioned earlier. Let’s call them the Drum Beat Bunch: Drum Beat, Court Martial, Mixed Marriage, Farthing Damages, Advocate, Prize Court, Dramatic, Field Master, Sansonnet, Tudor Minstrel, Aristophanes, Kashmir, Abernant, Aimee. There will be more.

Ambiopoise by Ambiorix, son of Lavendula. Jan Ekels by Derring-Do, who has Abernant as damsire. Bog Trotter by Irish River, whose damsire Klairon and dam Irish Star’s female line trace to Lavendula’s dam Sweet Lavender. Irish River is a virtual full brother to the dam of West Man, also with a double of the Sweet Lavender femaleline, the same as in Dynasty’s female line. As an aside, note Dynasty’s Gr2 stayer Paddy O’Reilly, whose dam is by West Man out of a mare by Irish River (!). Western Winter is by Gone West (also sire of West Man), whose female line goes to Mixed Marriage. Western Winter’s dam has Court Martial.

Goldmark, by Golden Thatch out of a Royal Prerogative mare. Golden Thatch (and full brother Thatching) are by Thatch, a son of Forli (Advocate, Aristophanes from the Drum Beat Bunch) out of Abella by Abernant. Sire and dam of Golden Thatch are from the same female line, going to the mare Dalmary. Golden Thatch and Royal Prerogative (from female line of Lost Soul) have an affinity. Fort Wood is by Sadler’s Wells (Dalmary female line, like Golden Thatch) out of Fall Aspen, whose sire Pretense belongs in the Drum Beat Bunch.

Restructure is a son of the mare Twine, by Thatching (Forli, Abernant). The 3rd dam is by Combat, half brother to Forli’s sire Aristophanes. Royal Chalice by Royal Prerogative. Western Winter again and again, combined with sons of Al Mufti – Captain has Field Master in female line, Victory Moon’s dam is by Dancing Champ out of Wild Hyacinth (Royal Prerogative x Drum Beat).

Foveros is by Averof and belongs to the Drum Beat Bunch. Pas de Quoi is by Roland Gardens (Derring-Do) and has Court Martial in his dam. Forli is Aristophanes x Advocate, both Drum Beat bunch. Dancing Champ is out of Mrs Peterkin, whose dam Legendra is close kin to Tudor Minstrel and Sansonnet, and belongs to the Drum Beat Bunch. Kabool’s dam is half sister to Dynasty’s sire Fort Wood. He’s by Shareef Dancer, a half brother to Dancing Champ, out of Mrs Peterkin. Kabool’s sire Groom Dancer is by Blushing Groom out of a mare by Lyphard (Court Martial as damsire). All this seems to suggest that what works with Dynasty, also works with Legislate’s family. It seems fair to assume that the legacy will continue.

PICK OF THE BUNCH

Suitable mares for Legislate could include:

  • The Drum Beat Bunch, incl Drum Beat (widespread, incl Trocadero, Jolly Drummer, Victory Moon, etc.); Court Martial (widespread, incl Lyphard, Elliodor, Count Dubois, Western Winter, Capture Him, Lords, Welsh Harmony, National Emblem, etc.); Mixed Marriage (Sharpen Up, Gone West, Western Winter, West Man, Count duBois, etc); Farthing Damages (Pole Position, Mummy’s Pet, Whistler, etc.), Advocate (Forli); Prize Court (Mexico, Harry Hotspur); Dramatic, Field Master (Captain Al, etc.); Sansonnet, Tudor Minstrel (widespread, incl Mrs Peterkin, Dancing Champ, Kabool); Aristophanes (Forli); Kashmir, Abernant (widespread, incl Golden Thatch, Thatching, Derring-Do, Roland Gardens, Jan Ekels, Badger’s Drift, etc.), Aimee (Blushing Groom, Rainbow Quest, Saumarez, Badger’s Drift, etc.); Pretense (Fall Aspen, Fort Wood, Kabool); Averof, Foveros; etc.
  • Sweet Lavender descendants, through Lavendula, Perfume, Source Sucree, Ambiorix, etc. (widespread, incl My Babu, Joy, Klairon, Regent Street, Ambiopoise, Irish River, Spectrum, West Man, Turn-To, etc.); descendants of Sweet Lavender’s full sister Rose Red (dam of Aurora, leading to Alycidon, Borealis, Acropolis, Clouds, etc.); etc.
  • Dalmary descendants, incl Thatch, Golden Thatch, Thatching, Waterville Lake, Nureyev, Sadler’s Wells, Fairy King, etc.
  • Bride Elect descendants, incl Royal Prerogative (notably combined with Golden Thatch, as in Goldmark, sire of Rebel King; Royal Chalice), Prized, Hethersett (sire of Blakeney, sire of Commodore Blake), etc.

Successful Matings in Legislate’s Family

  • Prince Alfred (Sun Compass) (Cape Derby)
  • Zillah’s Smile (Sun Compass)
    • Smilin’ Thru (Drum Beat) (SA Guineas, Benoni Guineas)
    • Amusement (Drum Beat)
      • Amusette (Ambiopoise by Ambiorix)
        • Classic Art (Jan Ekels by Derring-Do)
          • Classy Play (Jungle Cove)
            • Black Skimmer (Bog Trotter by Irish River)
            • Dunedin Star (Western Winter by Gone West)
            • Champagne ‘n Roses (Goldmark – Golden Thatch)
              • Cashmere ‘n Caviar (Fort Wood)
              • Sauna’s Rose (Tamburlaine)
            • Asprey (Restructure)
            • Champers (Restructure)
              • LEGISLATE (Dynasty)
          • Jungle Class (Jungle Cove)
            • Roxy Café (Royal Chalice by Royal Prerogative)
              • Roxanne (Western Winter by Gone West)
                • Sting Operation (Captain Al - Al Mufti)
              • Polar Art (Western Winter by Gone West)
                • Polar Moon (Victory Moon - Al Mufti)
              • Going Astray (Foveros)
                • Lady Curator (Pas de Quoi – Roland Gardens)
                  • Lion In Winter (Western Winter)
      • Party Piece (Jungle Cove)
        • Forward Miss (Home Guard by Forli)
          • Forward Filly (National Assembly)
          • Golden Tulip (Rakeen)
          • She’s a Champ (Dancing Champ)
            • She’s a Treat (Harry Hotspur by Mexico)
              • She’s All That (Western Winter by Gone West)
                • Kilcoy Castle (Kabool)
            • Glorified (Roland Gardens by Derring-Do)
    • Sunny Smile (Jamaico)
      • Only For You (Drum Beat)
        • Street Hawk (Fordham by Forli)
        • Northern Princess (Northern Guest)
          • Iceberg (Western Winter)

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