Horizon (SAF)

Dynasty - Shina (Lomitas) bay, 2013 - height 16.1hh

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Race Record

R5.2m yearling

3 wins, 1400-1800m at 3

Rated MR 102

At 3   WON Gr3 Politician S. (1800m)

          2nd   Jet Master S. (L) (1600m)

          3rd    Gr1 Daily News 2000 (2000m)

Sire Line

DYNASTY – 9 wins, Gr1 Durban July, Gr1 Daily News 2000, Gr1 Cape Derby, Gr1 SA Guineas; multiple Gr1 placed. Rated MR 114. Champion 3yo Colt, Horse of the Year at 3. 

Equus Outstanding Sire x4 - 2010, 2014, 2015, 2017. Sire of 3 Horses Of The Year (2010, 2014, 2015), 5 Equus Champions, 23 Gr1 horses

Sire of Gr1 winners of both sexes. Sire of sires.

Notable progeny incl. Futura (10c - Badger’s Drift, Western Winter) Horse of the Year, Champion 2015, sire; Legislate (10c – Restructure, Jungle Cove) Horse of the Year, Champion 2014; Beach Beauty (07f – Capture Him, Hobnob) Champion twice 2013, 2014; Irish Flame (06c – Flaming Rock, Condorcet) Horse of the Year, Champion; Jackson (08c – Cozzene, Gone West) sire; Act Of War (11c - Cordoba, Calvados) Cape Champion; Ancestral Fore (06c – Pole Position, Lords) Cape Champion; Bela-Bela (12f - Royal Academy, Secreto) Champion; It’s My Turn (12c - Jallad, Elliodor); Eyes Wide Open (14c - Jallad, All Fired Up); Lady In Black (14f - Jet Master, Flaming Rock); Front And Centre  (15f - Alzao Shirley Heights) Lady Of the House (13f - Arch, Known Fact); Roman Discent (12c - Caesour, Al Mufti); Liege (12c - Jallad, Royal Prerogative); Run For It (07c – Jallad, Topsider); Alexis (11f - Parade Leader, Red Ryder); Dynastic Power (10c - Royal Prerogative, Jamaico); De Kock (10c – Al Mufti, Quick Turnover); Paddy O’Reilly (06c – West Man, Irish River); Blake (06c – Nassipour, Century); Dellotto (06c – Averof, Lyphard); Cracker Jack (06c – Aristis, Mistral Dancer); Sammy Jo (07f – Al Mufti, Hard Up); Squashy Joy (06f – Home Guard, Volcanic); Ice Diamond (08c – Elliodor, Where To Dance); Demanding Lady (08f – Deputy Commander, Northern Flagship); Taipan (08c – Hermitage, Waterville Lake); Dynamic (09c – Theatrical, Lord at War); Blaze Of Noon (10c - Goldkeeper, Bucks Bid); Just Sensual (13f - Camden Park, Dancing Champ); Olma (11f - Danzig, Mujtahid); Smiling Blue Eyes (13f - Badger Land, Jamaico); Horizon (13c - Lomitas, Beau’s Eagle); It Is Written (10c - Northfields, Sir Tristram); etc

KIN-BREEDING: the sequence of damsires, for five generations, of Dynasty’s Gr1 winners shows Drum Beat appearing more than once, while related names appear. 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 -  who is close kin to Drum Beat, and to the mare Mixed Marriage, third dam of Gone West. Another kin-link is to the mare Farthing Damages, who is doubled in the dam of Pole Position (in Ancestral Fore). This leads to kin-relatives Court Martial and Tudor Minstrel. Dynasty kin-links through his 3rd dam Lavenda Lady, by Abernant, and close kin to Drum Beat et al, including the mare Popcorn (in Irish Flame).

SADLER'S WELLS line sires in South Africa: Flying The Flag, Global View, New Predator,  The United States (Galileo); Elusive Fort (Fort Wood); Act Of War, Futura, Horizon, Jackson (Dynasty); Potala Palace (Singspiel); Admiral Kitten (Kitten’s Joy)


Fort Wood
Sadler's WellsNorthern Dancer - Nearctic
Fairy Bridge - Bold Reason
Fall AspenPretense - Endeavour II
Change Water - Swaps
Blakes Affair
Commodore BlakeBlakeney - Hethersett
Ribamba - Ribocco
Joy PetiteJoy II - Djebe
Lavenda Lady - Abernant
NiniskiNijinsky - Northern Dancer
Virginia Hills - Tom Rolfe
la ColoradaSurumu - Literat
La Dorada - Kronzeuge
Spirit of Eagles
Beau's EagleGolden Eagle Ii - Right Royal V
Beaufield - Maribeau
Big SpiritBig Spruce - Herbager
Beautiful Spirit - Bold Bidder


Horizon’s pedigree is not typical for highclass offspring of his sire Dynasty, suggesting greater influence from his dam Shina. She is a full sister to champion sire and sire-of-sires Silvano, whose female line has done well with Nijinsky, as has his damsire Beau’s Eagle. Silvano’s grandam has kinbreeding involving Prince John and Baby La (Silvano’s 4th dam).

Suitable Lines

SUITABLE LINES for HORIZON could include

  1. Nijinsky and close kin Storm Bird & The Minstrel, as well as kin-links through Nijinsky’s dam Flaming Page, notably Tom Fool and the dam of Red God (sire of Blushing Groom).
  2. Tom Fool is sire of Buckpasser (in turn kin to Nijinsky). Buckpasser is especially noted as damsire of Al Mufti and National Assembly, as well as Northern Guest. Silvano’s leading sons are Bold Silvano (dam by Al Mufti, who is present in six of Silvano’s Gr1 winners) and Vercingetorix (dam by National Assembly, 2nd dam by Nijinsky’s son Peacetime). Tom Fool is damsire of Dancing Champ (by Nijinsky). Nijinsky is close kin also to Mr Prospector (the pair noted together in major pedigrees, for instance Scat Daddy whose dam and paternal grandam both are by Mr P and have Nijinsky close up – and Scat Daddy’s Triple Crown winner Justify getting another double from his grandam!).
  3. Interesting in this context is Windrush, whose sire Seeking The Gold is Mr P x Buckpasser, and whose remote female line is the same as Silvano’s.
  4. Other notable lines are Tourbillon and Count Fleet, leading to Lalun (Sadler’s Wells, Mill Reef) and My Babu (Joy, notably in Dynasty whose sire Fort Wood is by Sadler’s Wells).

(posted 2019)

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