GENERATION

The individuals and families present in Generation’s pedigree described below, are accompanied by suggested sires to seek (marked in BOLD) in mares’ pedigrees to complement or reinforce these families.

Generation’s damsire Turffontein traces to ROYAL NEWS, who is also ancestress of REWARD FOR EFFORT, IVORY’S IRISH and FAST ‘N’ FAMOUS.

Johannesburg and Round Table, both present in Turffontein’s pedigree, are members of the ALOPE family.  GONE WEST (descendants including ELUSIVE QUALITY, GRAND SLAM, MR GREELEY, XAAR, IFFRAAJ, RIBCHESTER, WOOTTON BASSET and present in TORONADO), MARJU, PULPIT, DEEP IMPACT, DOUTELLE, ATAN, KNOWN FACT, MUKDDAAM, FOXLAW, ALCIDE, ABOVE SUSPICION, SONG OF TARA, PARTHIA and KNIGHT COMMANDER are other members to seek to reinforce this line for Generation.

Habitat and Northfields present in Turffontein’s granddam’s pedigree are from the same line as DANCER’S IMAGE, NINE CARAT and SUAVE DANCER, all tracing to JENNY SLAMERKIN.Reinforcing this line with more Habitat can be achieved via broodmare sires carrying BASSENTHWAITE, ARCH SCULPTOR, ASHABIT, RED TONY, LORD SEYMOUR, METAL STORM, GRAND LODGE, BARATHEA and HABITUATE.

Mares carrying daughters of SIR TRISTRAM will create a sex balanced duplication of this influence, who appears via son Dr Grace in Turffontein’s pedigree.

Generation is a representative of arguably the most successful sire line in Australian history. His sire Snitzel, grandsire Redoute’s Choice and great-grandsire Danehill are Champion Australian stallions.

Snitzel has shown above average affinity with daughters of I AM INVINCIBLE; RED RANSOM (sons DOMESDAY, DUPORTH, CHARGE FORWARD, SRI PEKAN etc); STRAVINSKY, NEDIYM (and son GENERAL NEDIYM); ELUSIVE QUALITY (sons SEPOY, BULLBARS); TALE OF THE CAT; LAST TYCOON (sons BIGSTONE, MONDE BLEU, MARJU, IGLESIA, O’REILLY – grandsons WRITTEN TYCOON, GRUNT, SHAMEXPRESS, ALAMOSA); HIGH CHAPARRAL (sons DUNDEEL, TORONADO, SO YOU THINK, CONTRIBUTER etc); SUCCESS EXPRESS, BEL ESPRIT and STARCRAFT.

The Mr Prospector line has enjoyed success with Danehill line stallions, including Snitzel. His many sire descendants include AMERICAN PHAROAH, HUSSONET, DISTANT MUSIC, UNBRIDLED’S SONG, FUSAICHI PEGASUS, TIMBER COUNTRY and ELUSIVE QUALITY.

ENCOSTA DE LAGO mares have also had success with Snitzel, with the G1 winner Invader bred on this cross. Encosta de Lago’s sire descendants include NORTHERN METEOR, DEEP FIELD, SHOOTING TO WIN, NEEDS FURTHER, EUROZONE, FIGHTING SUN, RUBICK, ZOUSTAR and MANHATTAN RAIN.

Duplicating Storm Bird (second damsire of Snitzel and fourth grandsire of Fontiton) has worked well for Snitzel, with G1 winners Trapeze Artist, Duais, In the Congo and Yearning carrying this pattern. Storm Bird’s son Storm Cat on Generation’s damsire line has an affinity with NIJINSKY II. Already present via Redoute’s Choice, more Nijinsky II would be welcome for Generation. Mares carrying ROYAL ACADEMY, CAERLEON, BEL ESPRIT, WESTERN SYMPHONY, YEATS, WHISKEY ROAD, BLETCHLEY PARK, KALA DANCER or FANTASTIC LIGHT (damsire Nijinsky II) appeal.

Nijinsky II and Redoute’s Choice are members of the very influential TORPENHOW family and would benefit from the addition of other members including MANHATTAN RAIN, RUBICK, NIAGARA, AL MAHER, MASTERCLASS, NEW REGENT, SPINNING WORLD, DOMESDAY, EL GRAN SENOR, TRY MY BEST (sire of LAST TYCOON), FAR NORTH, THE MINSTREL, UMATILLA, XAAR, HURRICANE SKY, FREE AMERICA and GOOD JOURNEY.

Generation carries Danehill and a total of six lines to Northern Dancer, all tracing to ALMAHMOUD. Another family member to seek is HALO.  He can be found via daughters / granddaughters of MORE THAN READY (sons SEBRING, BETTER THAN READY), DON’T SAY HALO, SOUTHERN IMAGE, DUBLEO and irgun.

SUNDAY SILENCE is also a son of Halo with descendant daughters in Australasia. They include those by DEEP IMPACT (sons MIKKI ISLE, STAPHANOS, REAL IMPACT, SATONO ALADDIN etc), FUJI KISEKI, ANY GIVEN SUNDAY, KEEP THE FAITH, HEART’S CRY, TOSEN PHANTOM (son BRAVE SMASH), TAYASU TSUYOSHI and ZENNO ROB ROY.

MACHIAVELLIAN is not only another ALMAHMOUD family member, but he is also out of a daughter of Halo, giving him two presences from this line. His male descendants include STREET CRY, STREET BOSS, PER INCANTO, PRIDE OF DUBAI, STREET SENSE, HALLOWED CROWN, SHOCKING and VETTORI, all of whose daughters should mate very well with Generation.

Author: Jane Henning, March 2024

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