Master Of My Fate (SAF)

Jet Master - Promisefrommyheart (Elliodor (FR))
Bay 2009 - Height 16.2hh
Fee Details: 2017 - R15,000 (R5k nomination; R10k Live foal)

KEY FACTS:

  • Highest priced colt of his generation (R3,000,000), Master Of My Fate is an outstanding individual
  • Won 6 races in a row in 8 months by an average winning distance of 2 lengths
  • Won Gr2 Premier’s Trophy and Gr2 Peninsula Handicap beating 8 Gr1 horses
  • 5th Gr1 J&B Met - cut into 3 times by the same horse
  • 2nd highest rated 4yo on merit ratings at 114
  • “This is the best horse I have ever been associated with” - Dennis Drier
  • “Master Of My Fate is the best horse I have ever sat on” - Sean Cormack
  • By Champion Sire JET MASTER out of Champion Racemare, PROMISEFROMMYHEART (by Champion Broodmare Sire, ELLIODOR)
  • 4 Champions in the first 3 dams

 

First season at stud in 2014

6 wins, at 3 to 4, 1200 - 1800m, and placed from only 8 starts; for earnings of R705,700. MR114

at 3 WON MR81 Handicap (1450m)
WON Maiden Plate (1200m)
2nd Maiden Plate (1200m)
at 4 WON Gr2 Premier Trophy (1800m)
WON Gr2 Peninsula Handicap (1800m)
WON MR96 Handicap (1600m)
WON Graduation Plate (1600m)
5th Gr1 J&B Met (2000m)

JET MASTER: Horse of the Year 1999/2000, Equus Champion Older Middle Distance Male 1998/1999, Equus Champion Older Sprinter Male 1999/2000, Equus Outstanding Achievement Award 2005, Equus Champion Freshman Sire 2004, Equus Champion Sire of 2yo’s 2004, Equus Champion Sire 2007-2012, 17 wins, R3,129,365, at 3 to 5, 1000 - 1600m, inc. Golden Spur, Gr.1, Golden Spur, Gr.1, Queen's Plate, Gr.1, Queen's Plate, Gr.1, Argus Guineas, Gr.1, Mercury Sprint, Gr.1, Nissan Challenge, Gr.1, Cape Flying Ch'ship, Gr.1, Hawaii S, Gr.2, Keith Hepburn Champion S, Gr.2, Kwazulu-Natal Breeders Ch'ship, (L), placed 5 times, inc. 2nd Germiston November H, Gr.1, Gosforth Park Classic, Gr.1, Clairwood Gold Challenge, Gr.1, 3rd The Dingaans Gr.2

Notable progeny by Jet Master
Name Sex Sire of Dam Sire of 2nd Dam Race Record
Pocket Power g Prince Florimund Prince Sao Gr1 x9, Gr1 pl x9, Gr2 x3, Gr2 pl x4, Gr3 x3.
Equus Horse of the Year x3, Equus Champion x5,
Cape Horse of the Year x3, Cape Champion x4
J J The Jet Plane g Northern Guest House Guard Gr1 x6, Gr1 pl x3, Gr2 x2, Gr3 x3, Gr3 pl, L, L pl.
Equus Champion x3, Equus Exceptional Int Achievement,
Equus Int Achievement, Cape Int Horse of the Year x3,
Cape Champion x5
Yorker g Al Mufti Savonarola Gr1 x3, Gr1 pl. Equus Champion, Cape Champion
Mythical Flight g Harry Hotspur Jungle Cove Gr1 x2, Gr1 pl x4, Gr3 x2, L. Equus Champion
In The Fast Lane f Northern Guest Elliodor Gr1 x2, Gr1 pl, Gr2, Gr2 pl.
Equus Champion, Cape Champion
Past Master g Western Winter Argosy Gr1, Gr2 x3, Gr2 pl.
Equus Champion, Cape Horse of the Year, Cape Champion x3
Ebony Flyer f Badger Land Argosy Gr1 x3, Gr1 pl x2, Gr2, Gr2 pl, Gr3, L.
Cape Champion x4
Thunder Dance f Fort Wood Complete Warrior Gr1 x2, Gr1 pl, Gr2 pl. Cape Champion x2
Fly By Night f Model Man Great Brother Gr1, Gr1 pl, Gr2, Gr2 pl, L pl x3.
Cape Champion x2
Pomodoro c Northern Guest Averof Gr1 x2, Gr1 pl x5, Gr2 pl, Gr3, L.
KZN Champion
Stratos f Golden Thatch Elliodor Gr1, Gr1 pl x2, Gr2, Gr2 pl x2, Gr3, L.
Cape Champion
Love Is In The Air f Jungle Cove Free Ride Gr1 x2, Gr1 pl x3, Gr3 pl, L x2, L pl
River Jetez f Prince Florimund Prince Sao Gr1, Gr1 pl x10, Gr2 x4, Gr2 pl x5, Gr3, L, L pl x2
Floatyourboat g Foveros Coastal Gr1, Gr1 pl x2, Gr2, Gr2 pl x3, Gr3, Gr3 pl, L
Soft Landing f Golden Thatch Auction Ring Gr1, Gr1 pl, Gr2, Gr2 pl x3, Gr3 pl, L
Viva Maria f Badger Land Dowdstown Charley Gr1, Gr1 pl, Gr3, L pl
Master Plan g Royal Chalice Del Sarto Gr1, Gr2, Gr2 pl x3, Gr3, Gr3 pl
All Afire f Coastal Roland Gardens Gr1, Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl x2, L pl
Little Miss Magic f Al Mufti Free State Gr1, Gr2 pl
Ravishing c Royal Prerogative Jamaico Gr1, Gr2 pl
Gluwein f Our Casey's Boy Where To Dance Gr1, L pl
Jet Aglow f Argosy Jungle Cove Gr1 pl x6, Gr2 pl x3, Gr3, L
Lizarre c Jallad Flaming Rock Gr1 pl x4, Gr3 x2, Gr3 pl x6, L
Jet Belle f Ahmad Saint Sever Gr1 pl x3, Gr2, Gr2 pl x2, Gr3
She's On Fire f Concertino Sparkler Gr1 pl x3, Gr2, Gr2 pl, Gr3, Gr3 pl x3, L pl
Jet Explorer c Icelander Realm Gr1 pl x3, Gr2, Gr2 pl, L pl x2
Jet Past f Star Way Sir Tristram Gr1 pl x3, Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl, L pl x2
Jet Trail f Bletchley Park Cheraw Gr1 pl x2, Gr2 pl x2, L pl
Chave De Oura c Complete Warrior The Eliminator Gr1 pl x2, Gr2 pl, Gr3
Touch The Sky f Royal Academy Secreto Gr1 pl x2, L
MASTER OF MY FATE C ELLIODOR BUSH TELEGRAPH Gr1 pl, Gr2 x2
Thundering Jet c Hobnob Connaught Gr1 pl, Gr2, Gr2 pl x3, Gr3, Gr3 pl x2, L pl
Starlit f The Prime Minister Secreto Gr1 pl, Gr2, Gr2 pl, Gr3 x3, Gr3 pl, L pl x2
Vertical Takeoff g Al Mufti Raise A Man Gr1 pl, Gr2, Gr3, L pl
E-Jet g Equalize Farnesio Gr1 pl, Gr2, Gr3 pl
Rebel Knight g Elliodor Gummo Gr1 pl, Gr2 pl x5
Jet Set f Coastal Seattle Song Gr1 pl, Gr2 pl, Gr3
Master Sabina g Sportsworld Model Man Gr1 pl, Gr2 pl, Gr3
Mljet c Spectrum Night Shift Gr1 pl, Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl x2
Helderberg Blue g Fusaichi Pegasus Majestic Light Gr1 pl, Gr2 pl
Sports Coach c Sportsworld Singh Gr1 pl, Gr2 pl
Jet Danza f Flaming Rock Harry Hotspur Gr1 pl, Gr3, Gr3 pl x2
Careful Landing f Jungle Cove Free Ride Gr1 pl, Gr3
Jet Goddess f Model Man Harry Hotspur Gr1 pl, Gr3 pl x2
Jayyed c Mr Prospector Blushing Groom Gr1 pl, Gr3 pl
Master Khan c Golden Thatch Royal Prerogative Gr1 pl, L pl
Hawker Hunter f Into The Sun Rollins Gr2, Gr3 pl, L pl
Razzle Dazzle Rose f Last Tycoon Twig Moss Gr2, Gr3
Royal Air Force c Royal Prerogative Drum Beat Gr2
Glorious Jet c Elliodor Jungle Cove Gr2 pl x4, Gr3 pl x2, L pl
Air Combat g All Fired Up Elliodor Gr2 pl x3, Gr3 pl, L pl
Senor Jet c Argosy Jungle Cove Gr2 pl x3, L pl
Miss Turbulence f Rambo Dancer (CAN) Complete Warrior Gr2 pl x2, L pl x2
Divine Jet c Al Mufti Northfields Gr2 pl x2
Jet Supreme f Zabeel (NZ) Secretariat Gr2 pl, Gr3 x3, Gr3 pl x2, L pl x2
Halfway To Heaven f Rambo Dancer (CAN) Our Casey's Boy Gr2 pl, Gr3, L
Phantom Fighter g Best By Test Harry Hotspur Gr2 pl, Gr3
Sudden Storm c Elliodor Bally Game Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl x2, L, L pl x3
Storm Warning g Fort Wood Foveros Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl x2, L
Top Jet c Elliodor Fordham Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl, L
Nimley f Al Mufti Mecca Road Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl, L pl
Star Jet f Mutakddim Southern Halo Gr2 pl, L, L pl
White Mischief f Elliodor What A Pleasure Gr2 pl, L, L pl
Butterfly Girl f All Fired Up Royal Prerogative Gr2 pl, L
Lockheed Jetstar g Jallad Royal Prerogative Gr2 pl, L
Pam's Foxy Lady f Jallad Russian Fox Gr2 pl, L pl
Sky Marshal g Al Mufti Secret Prospector Gr2 pl, L pl
Ad Idem f Camden Park Dancing Champ Gr2 pl
First Power f Russian Fox Del Sarto Gr2 pl
Flaming Jet f Crozier Quibu Gr2 pl
Heritage g Royal Chalice Caveat Gr2 pl
Skitt Skizzle c Northern Guest Our Casey's Boy Gr2 pl
Escapology f Complete Warrior Prince Sao Gr3 x2, L pl
Bit On The Side f Jallad Sun Of Gold (AUS) Gr3, Gr3 pl, L pl
Master Of Note c Comic Blush Truly Nureyev Gr3, L pl x2
Express Queen f Elliodor Thatch Gr3
Jet Legend c Northern Guest House Guard Gr3
True Master c Badger Land Royal Prerogative Gr3
Without Malice f Al Mufti Free State Gr3 pl x4
Mystery Dame f Flaming Rock Foveros Gr3 pl x3, L pl x2
Soul Master g Comic Blush Peacetime Gr3 pl x2, L x2, L pl
Start Me Up f Northern Guest Brer Rabbit Gr3 pl x2, L
Lake Arthur g Jallad Flaming Rock Gr3 pl x2, L pl x2
Jet Command g Centenary Royal Chalice Gr3 pl x2
Sky Blaster c The Prime Minister Secreto Gr3 pl x2
Jet Express g Sharp Romance Acheval Gr3 pl, L, L pl
Jet Jamboree c Qui Danzig Great Brother Gr3 pl, L, L pl
Maximum Jet f Candy Stripes El Capo Gr3 pl, L, L pl
Princess Ofthe Sky f Goldmark Great Brother Gr3 pl, L, L pl
Berlinetta f Western Winter Harry Hotspur Gr3 pl, L pl
Jet Fever g Model Man Ringaro Gr3 pl, L pl
Harem's Secret f Fluorescent Light Clev Er Tell Gr3 pl, L pl
Kiss And Fly f Fordham Royal Prerogative Gr3 pl, L pl
Mensoora f Giants Causeway Nureyev Gr3 pl, L pl
Sofala f Al Mufti Enchanter Gr3 pl, L pl
Air Pocket f Al Mufti Gatecrasher Gr3 pl
Airwolf g Shalford Home Guard Gr3 pl
Bennie Andthe Jets f Volksraad Imperial Guard Gr3 pl
Eagle Squadron g Golden Thatch Del Sarto Gr3 pl
Final Approach f Goldmark The Eliminator Gr3 pl
Internet Jet f Casey Tibbs Al Mufti Gr3 pl
Jet Man c Foveros Thatching Gr3 pl
Mountain Master g Shirley Heights Seattle Slew Gr3 pl
Red Flame f Western Winter Northfields Gr3 pl
Shadows In The Sun f Model Man Proclaim Gr3 pl
Trick Of Light g Coastal What A Pleasure Gr3 pl
Victoriana f Damascus Gate Mr. Justice Gr3 pl
State Coach f Free State Royal Prerogative L x2, L pl x2
Rush For John f Elliodor Complete Warrior L x2, L pl
What A Jet g Coastal What A Pleasure L x2, L pl
Comet Chaser f Al Mufti Elliodor L, L pl x3
Alexandra Palace c Darshaan Habitat L
Jet Lady f Kenmare Super Concorde L
Lance c Jallad Royal Prerogative L
Macchiato g Fort Wood Super Concorde L
Pan Amm f Centenary Kenmare L
Bella Jet f Al Mufti Flirting Around L pl x4
Hijacked f Al Mufti London Way L pl x3
Daily Flight f Cordoba Capture Him L pl x2
Jet Flyer f Flaming Rock Jungle Cove L pl x2
Turbo Jet g Northfields Sir Tristram L pl x2
Dream Fantasy f Rocky Marriage Caerdeon L pl
Flaming Dame f Flaming Rock Foveros L pl
Fly Emirates f Goldmark The Eliminator L pl
Jet Into The Wind g Model Man Great Brother L pl
Jet Mistress f Jallad Peacetime L pl
Jet Preview g Fard Lustra L pl
Lady Supreme f Argosy Sword Dancer L pl
Majestic Jet f Northern Guest House Guard L pl
Master Landing c Badger Land Sword Dancer L pl
Master's Eye c Al Mufti Complete Warrior L pl
Pleasure Jet f Joshua Dancer Northern Guest L pl
Pure Class f Al Mufti Free State L pl
Savannah Leigh f Sportsworld Comic Blush L pl
Shimmering Jet f Vigliotto General Assembly L pl
Swinging Jet f Mistral Dancer (CAN) Great Brother L pl
Tigress f Al Mufti Free State L pl
Water Jet g Jallad Riverman L pl
Jet Master Rakeen (USA) Northern Dancer (CAN) Nearctic (CAN) - Nearco (ITY)
Natalma (USA) - Native Dancer (USA)
Glorious Song (USA) Halo (USA) - Hail To Reason (USA)
Ballade (USA) - Herbager (FR)
Jet Lightning Rollins (USA) Damascus (USA) - Sword Dancer (USA)
Glorious Spring (USA) - Hail To Reason (USA)
Jolly Laughter Jolly Drummer - Drum Beat (GB)
Lets Laugh - Joy (GB)
Promisefrommyheart Elliodor (FR) Lyphard (USA) Northern Dancer (CAN) - Nearctic (CAN)
Goofed (USA) - Count Martial (GB)
Ellida (GB) Crepello (GB) - Donatello (FR)
Sans Le Sou (GB) - Vimy (FR)
Secret Pact Bush Telegraph Jungle Cove (USA) - Bold Ruler (USA)
Maiden Over - Persian Wonder (GB)
Soho Secret Regent Street (ARG) - Gulf Stream (GB)
Secret Landing (USA) - First Landing (USA)

FEMALE LINE

1st dam

PROMISEFROMMYHEART, Equus Champion 3YO Classic Female in 2003, 6 wins, R763,600, at 2 to 3, 1200 - 2000m, inc. Triple Tiara 1600, Gr.1, SA Fillies Guineas, Gr.1, Ipi Tombe Challenge, Gr.2, Woolavington Stakes, Gr.2, Thekwini Fillies Stakes, Gr.2, placed twice, inc. 3rd SA Fillies Classic Gr.2, Half sister to SECRET HEART, COVENANT, London Niece; dam of 6 foals; 5 runners; 5 winners inc.:

JUSTTHEWAYYOUARE (07 f. by Fort Wood (USA)): 4 wins, R255,800, at 3, 1600 - 2600m, inc. Spook Express Handicap, (L), placed twice, from only 8 starts.

MASTER OF MY FATE: subject stallion

My Guiding Star (06 f. by Jallad (USA)): winner, R66,000, at 3, 1450m, placed, from only 4 starts.

Need To Know (08 c. by Western Winter (USA)): winner in UAE, Dhs83,286, at 3, placed 3 times, Exported to UAE..

2nd dam

SECRET PACT, 4 wins, R263,890, at 2 to 3, 1000 - 1200m, inc. Ascot-on-Vaal Sprint, (L), Jack Patience Futurity S, (L), George Azzie Memorial Hcp, (L), placed 14 times, inc. 2nd Telemedia 3-Y-O Sprint, Gr.3, Henry Eatwell Memorial Hcp, Gr.3, Hibiscus S, (L), TR Lewis Memorial S, (L), Issie Shenker Memorial Hcp, (L), 3rd Cape Flying Championship Gr.1, Allan Robertson Bloodline Championship Gr.1, South Easter Sprint, (L), 4th South African Fillies Sprint Gr.1; dam of 9 foals; 8 runners; 7 winners inc.:

SECRET HEART (f. by Fort Wood (USA)): 5 wins, R302,835, at 2 to 4, 1200 - 1400m, inc. Prix Du Cap, (L), placed 12 times, inc. 2nd Golden Slipper, Gr.2, WPOTA Prix Du Cap, (L), 3rd SA Fillies Guineas Gr.1, Cape Paddock Stakes Gr.1, Cape Fillies GuineasGr.1, Garden Province Stakes Gr.1, Thekwini Fillies Stakes Gr.2, Exported to USA; dam of 1 winner:

PLUCK (USA): 2 wins in USA, at 2, inc. Summer Stakes, Gr.3, placed twice.

PROMISEFROMMYHEART: see above.

COVENANT (f. by Western Winter (USA)): 7 wins, R979,085, at 3 to 4, 1000 - 1600m, inc. Majorca Stakes (WFA), Gr.1, Sceptre Stakes (WFA), Gr.2, Sceptre Stakes (WFA),Gr.2, Southern Cross Stakes (WFA), Gr.2, Sweet Chestnut Stakes, (L), placed 7 times, inc. 3rd S A Fillies Sprint Gr.1, Tibouchina Stakes Gr.2, Southern Cross Stakes (WFA)Gr.2.

London Niece (f. by Northern Guest (USA)): 2 wins, R80,295, at 2 to 5, 1200 - 1400m, placed 3 times, inc. 3rd Umzimkhulu Hcp Gr.3; dam of 3 winners inc.:

3rd dam

SOHO SECRET (by Regent Street (ARG)), ARCSA Champion Broodmare in 1995., 10 wins, R16,755, at 3 to 4, 1800m, inc. EP Breeders S, (L), Fairview Breeders Guineas, (L), placed 8 times, inc. 3rd RDF Fillies Cup Gr.1, Cape of Good Hope Paddock S Gr.1, 4th Cementation S Gr.3; dam of 15 foals; 14 runners; 13 winners inc.:

LONDON NEWS: ARCSA Champion 3YO Colt & joint Horse of the Year in 1995;, Horse of the Year & Champion Older Male in 1996., 10 wins, winner in Hong Kong, R2,087,625 and ?12,255 and HK$2,900,000, at 0 to 5, 2200m, inc. J & B Met, Gr.1, The "Classic", Gr.1, Queen's Plate, Gr.1, Daily News 2000, Gr.1, Rothmans July Hcp, Gr.1, Drill Hall Stakes, Gr.2, Queen Elizabeth II Cup, Gr.2, Jensen Electronics Dingaans, Gr.2, placed 10 times, inc. 2nd Argus Guineas, Gr.1, WPOTA Diadem Stakes, Gr.2, 3rd SA Guineas Gr.1, Cape Derby Futurity Gr.1, Momentum Health November Hcp Gr.1, 4th Queens Plate Gr.1, Nissan Challenge Gr.1; sire.

TRAFALGAR HOUSE: 8 wins, R27,573, at 2 to 4, 1400m, inc. EP Merchants H, (L), placed 17 times, inc. 2nd EP Colts Nursery, (L), 3rd Checkers Crown Micatex H, (L).

UNDERGROUND LADY: 5 wins, R16,633, at 2 to 3, 1200 - 1600m, inc. Fairview Breeders Guineas, (L), placed 6 times; dam of 6 winners inc.:

LADY BROMPTON: 7 wins, R596,750, at 3 to 4, 1300 - 1700m, inc. Spring Challenge, Gr.1, Empress Club S, Gr.2, Jacaranda Hcp, Gr.3, placed 6 times, inc. 3rd Majorca Stakes Gr.2, Gerald Rosenburg Stakes Gr.2, 4th Garden Province S Gr.1, Cape Of Good Hope Paddock S Gr.1; dam of 5 winners inc.:

KINGS GAMBIT: JT Equus Champion Stayer in 2008, 4 wins, 3 wins in Britain, R1,496,325 and Dhs76,360, at 3 to 6, 1160 - 2450m, inc. SA Derby, Gr.1, SA Classic, Gr.1, Gordon Richards Stakes, Gr.3, placed 11 times, inc. 2nd Wolferton Handicap, (L), 3rd Sky Bet York Stakes Gr.2, Strensall Stakes Gr.3.

Karel Miedema's Pedigree Evaluation

Sires Handbook 2014 - www.sportingpost.co.za

Secret Recipe. That’s the secret behind Soho Secret, champion broodmare and female line ancestor of champions. Secret Recipe is the third dam of Soho Secret, and the pedigree build-up of her female line descendants makes for a riveting story.

Secret Recipe is the first foal of her dam Skye, a classic filly of her year in the UK, and sold for a large sum at the end of her 3yo career to the USA. Skye, a daughter of 2000 Guineas and Epsom Derby winner Blue Peter, is by Epsom Derby winner Hyperion out of a half sister to wartime Derby winner Ocean Swell (also by Blue Peter). Her first stud-visit in America was to Epsom Derby winner Mahmoud, resulting in the filly Secret Recipe. Some pedigree!

Although Secret Recipe was no more than a modest winner in her home country, the seed was sown. Through an unraced daughter, Smart Secret (by Dedicate, damsire also of Mock Orange and Natashka, both blue hens), Secret Recipe became grandam of Secret Landing (by First Landing). Secret Landing won a dozen minor races in the USA before being sold as a 4yo to Birch Bros. in South Africa. Soho Secret is her first foal.

By now the pedigree had gained momentum. The grandam of First Landing and third dam of Dedicate are both by leading US-sire Wrack, a 3-part brother to the third dam of Skye. Bottom-female line elements, in other words, were piling up.

Soho Secret is from the first crop of Regent Street, a highclass French miler (rated 120), standing at Godfrey Gird’s Maine Chance Farms. Regent Street is closely kinbred, as are his sire Gulf Stream and dam Fair Spoken. Gulf Stream is 2x1 Selene x Tide-Way, Fair Spoken is 3x1 Lavendula x Tudor Fair – these come together in Regent Street, who is kin-bred 2x1 Tide-Way x Fair Spoken, and 2x4x2 Tide-Way x Lavendula x Tudor Fair.

All of these turn out to be close kin to Secret Recipe, giving 3x2x3 Tide-Way x Fair Spoken x Secret Recipe and 3x5x3x3 Tide-Way x Lavendula x Tudor Fair x Secret Recipe. As it turns out, Regent Street’s sire Gulf Stream (a son of Hyperion) is very close kin to Regent Street’s grandam Tudor Fair as well as to Secret Recipe.

The stage is set.

Soho Secret has the best race-record of any daughter of Regent Street. Trained by Stanley Greeff in PE, she won two stakes races and placed in the Paddock Stakes (1977, won by Artist’s Pride). Her legacy as ancestor of major winners is impressive. Let’s dissect some of the best of those in the family’s branch leading up to Master Of My Fate.

London News, multiple champion and twice Horse of the Year. Sired by Bush Telegraph, whose dam Maiden Over (Persian Wonder) is kinbred 2x2 Lilac Belle x No Appeal. Both go to Soho Secret’s kin-breeding, giving 4x4x3x4 Lilac Belle x No Appeal x Fair Spoken x Secret Recipe. No Appeal also is close kin to Secret Recipe’s dam Skye.

Promisefrommyheart, multiple Gr1 winner and Champion 3yo filly. By Elliodor out of London News’ full sister Secret Pact. Elliodor’s third dam Martial Loan makes it happen, giving 4x5x5 Martial Loan x No Appeal x Secret Recipe, and 4x5x6 Martial Loan x No Appeal x Skye. Interesting in this context is Elliodor’s son Model Man, whose dam has a double of Blue Peter, and whose champion daughter League Title is from the same bottom female line as Soho Secret.

Pluck, US Breeder’s Cup Juvenile winner. By More Than Ready out of Secret Pact’s daughter Secret Heart (by Fort Wood). More Than Ready’s third dam Good Landing is a daughter of First Landing, and is close kin to Soho Secret’s dam Secret Landing.

Covenant, Gr1 placed Gr1 winning sprint/miler. By Western Winter out of Secret Pact. Western Winter’s sire Gone West is out of Secrettame, who is close kin to Soho Secret (the pair 3x2 in the pedigree). Secrettame’s grandam Mixed Marriage (a significant influence in Gone West) is close kin to Secret Recipe, and also to No Appeal (the significant 3rd dam of Secret Pact’s sire Bush Telegraph – see London News, above), Lilac Belle, Tide-Way and is very close to Tudor Fair. In the far background, Western Winter’s apparent significant female line ancestor Golden Feast is kin to Secret Recipe.

Master Of My Fate, rated MR 114 at the time of his injury, a potential Gr1 winning rating. By Jet Master out of Promisefrommyheart. Jet Master carries four lines of Lavendula, two from Turn To’s son Hail To Reason, and two from the brothers My Babu and Joy. Jet Master’s damsire Rollins has two of the four. Lavendula appeared as one of four kin-linked female line ancestors in Secret Recipe, as outlined above.

Where From Here

The make-up of Soho Secret and her best off-spring, with their many kin-links, gives opportunities. Soho Secret’s own female line descendants, certainly.

Soho Secret is kinbred 3x5x3x3 Tide-Way x Lavendula x Tudor Fair x Secret Recipe; the first three come from her sire Regent Street, who can be found in some SA female lines. His daughter Miss Lily is especially noted, because of the kin-links of her female line with those of Jet Master (her half sister Run For Lily is grandam of Gr1 Ravishing, by Jet Master).

Lavendula is widespread (Turn To/Hail to Reason, My Babu/Joy), but of special interest could be Lavendula’s female line descendants Dynasty and West Man.

London News has daughters at stud. His sire Bush Telegraph came into the picture with Lilac Belle (dam of Persian Wonder) and No Appeal (female line of Lords, Song Of Songs).

Then there’s Elliodor, through his third dam Martial Loan. Elliodor’s son Model Man (with his double Blue Peter) was noted above as sire of League Title, the latter from the same tail-female line as Soho Secret, and with descendants in SA.

More Than Ready came in the picture as sire of Pluck. His son Gimmethegreenlight started a stud career at the same farm as Master Of My Fate in 2013, while there also are a few imported daughters in SA.

Gone West was noted above, as sire of Western Winter. Gone West is well represented in the SA mare population, as is his significant female line ancestor Mixed Marriage. The latter shows up as dam of Atan (sire of Sharpen Up) in Dominion Royale, whose grandam Coal Face is close kin to Secret Recipe, and who has a double Blue Peter to boot. Another to note is Right Approach, whose significant ancestor Hypericum is close kin to Secret Recipe, while the pedigree contains Blue Peter and a double Lavendula.

Supporters of the theory of female line kin-breeding may want to take note of sires descending from the same bottom-female line ancestry as Soho Secret. They include the very closely kin-bred Tudor Melody (significant among others in National Emblem and Saumarez), Forty Niner (grandsire of Trippi) and Forest Wildcat (sire of Var), the latter’s dam close kin to Forty Niner. Combinations of Trippi and Var in future broodmares are a possibility.

Pick of the Bunch

Suitable mares for Master Of My Fate could include

  • those of his own female line, including Elliodor (notably Model Man), Bush Telegraph (notably London News and sires descending from No Appeal – Lords, Song Of Songs, Piaffer), Dancing Blues, Regent Street (notably Miss Lily!), First Landing, League Title, etc.;
  • concentrations of Lavendula – widespread through Turn To/Hail To Reason/ Halo (incl Roberto, Al Mufti, Captain Al; Damascus, Rollins; Right Approach, etc), and through other daughters of Source Sucree (Irish River, Dynasty, West Man), My Babu/Joy (notably Dynasty);
  • Mixed Marriage, notably Sharpen Up (Dominion Royale), Gone West (Western Winter, West Man, Count duBois, Dupont, Indigo Magic, etc.);
  • remote female line descendants, incl Tudor Melody (notably National Emblem, Saumarez, Second Empire – the latter’s 4th dam very close kin to Secret Recipe), Forty Niner (Trippi), Forest Wildcat (Var); -etc.

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