Dynasty’s Blossom, winner of Saturday’s Gr3 DStv Gold Vase, has a pedigree which places her among the most attractive future broodmare prospects in South Africa.
Sarah Whitelaw writes that not only is she a daughter of four times Equus Outstanding Stallion Dynasty (whose three graded stakes winners on Saturday included G1 Vodacom Durban July winner Belgarion), but she also hails from a truly exceptional family.
A half-sister to East Cape Guineas winner Brilliant Crimson and three-parts sister to recent Stormsvlei Stakes/River Jetez Stakes runner up Flame Tree (Jackson), Dynasty’s Blossom, also victorious in last year’s Gr3 eLan Gold Cup, is out of Gr3 Final Fling Stakes winner Crimson Blossom.
The latter is a daughter of Gr1 Phoenix/National Stakes winner Danehill Dancer, who, in turn, was one of the very best sire sons of legendary stallion Danehill.
Danehill Dancer, whose star sprinter son Choisir is broodmare sire of the 2020 Gr1 Darley July Cup winner Oxted (Mayson), became Champion Sire in GB and Ireland in 2009, and has become an outstanding broodmare sire, with his daughters already responsible for such Gr1 winners as Alice Springs, Minding, The Gurkha, Kitesurf, Music Magnate, and Sovereign (the latter won last year’s Gr1 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby and finished second to Enable in Saturday’s Gr1 King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Qipco Stakes).
Dynasty’s Blossom’s granddam Dabtata is a daughter of dual Derby winner Kahyasi – whose daughters include outstanding broodmare Hasili as well as the dam of unbeaten Arc winner Zarkava (herself the dam of Gr1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud winning sire Zarak), while her third dam, the Ballyroan Stakes winning Dabtiya (Shirley Heights) is a three-parts sister to Prix du Jockey Club winner, and champion sire Darshaan (Shirley Heights).
Dabiya’s granddam Delsy is not only dam of Darshaan (one of the greatest broodmare sires of his generation) but also ranks as the dam of Gr1 Prix Vermeille winner Darara (Top Ville). The latter produced five Gr1 winners, with Darara’s perhaps best known as the dam of short-lived Gr1 Prince Of Wales’s Stakes/Gr1 Dubai Sheema Classic winner Rewilding (Tiger Hill) and triple Gr1 winner Dar Re Mi (Singspiel).
The latter has become an exceptional producer, with her four black-type horses headed by champion, and triple Gr1 winner Too Darn Hot (Dubawi), and the latter’s group winning own sisters Lah Ti Dar and So Mi Dar.
Dar Re Mi’s three-year-old son Darain (Dubawi), a 3.5 million guineas buy, is unbeaten in two starts, and won impressively at Newmarket on Friday.
Delsy (Abdos) also ranks as the fourth dam of current high-class four-year-old Fanny Logan (Sea The Stars), winner of the 2020 Gr2 Hardwicke Stakes.
Dynasty’s Blossom traces back directly in female line to the great mare Frizette – whose numerous other high-class descendants include breed shaping stallions Mr Prospector, Seattle Slew and Tourbillon.