Written May 2012

Zoffany traces in direct tail female line to ETOILE FILANTE, who is also the ancestress of AT TALAQ, ONE POUND STERLING and BLEEP BLEEP.

Zoffany is very strong in the ALMAHMOUD family, carrying members Danehill, Machiavellian, Halo and a triplication of Northern Dancer. As Halo is unusually represented by a daughter in Zoffany’s pedigree, HALO sire line broodmares will create a sex balanced duplication. He can be sourced via MORE THAN READY, DON’T SAY HALO, FUJI KISEKI, SOUTHERN IMAGE, irgunand SUNDAY SILENCE line mares.

Zoffany’s second damsire Suave Dancer is from the family of HABITAT, DANCER’S IMAGE, NORTHFIELDS, SEIGNORIAL and NINE CARAT, all tracing to KHARA. Broodmare sires carrying Habitat include ARCH SCULPTOR, METAL STORM, GRAND LODGE, BARATHEA, LORD SEYMOUR, EASY ROCKING, EXPORT PRICE and MAGIC ALBERT. Northfields can be found in mares by GOOD JOURNEY, SPINNING WORLD, DENON and NORTHERN DRAKE. Dancer’s Image is sire of GODSWALK, who is sourced in mares by LION HUNTER, HAPPY GIGGLE, RACER’S EDGE, HEGEMONY, ST. JUDE and CELESTIAL DANCER. Dancer’s Image is also present in MR. GREELEY, SPECTRUM and METAL PRECIEUX.

The duplication of Hail To Reason in Zoffany’s pedigree invites the inclusion of fellow NOTHIRDCHANCE taproot family member MEADOWLAKE. He can be found in daughters of HENNY HUGHES and GREENWOOD LAKE. Mares carrying daughters of Hail To Reason will also complement the two sons in Zoffany. BELONG TO ME and CAERLEON carry daughters of Hail To Reason.  CAERLEON can be found in mares by ALQUOZ, BLETCHLEY PARK, GENEROUS and TENBY. 

Zoffany’s grandsire Danehill has traditionally welcomed the presence of STAR KINGDOM in mares.  The chief sources of Star Kingdom today include MARSCAY, BISCAY, CANNY LAD, BLETCHINGLY, KENNY’S BEST PAL, LUSKIN STAR, COVETOUS, TODMAN, SHIFNAL and BUREAUCRACY.

The presence of Mr. Prospector on Zoffany’s third remove coupled with a duplication of Nijinsky II, suggests that Zoffany will work well with STORM CAT line mares. TALE OF THE CAT, CATRAIL, JOHANNESBURG, HENNY HUGHES, FELIX THE CAT, HOLD THAT TIGER, LION HEART, SHAMARDAL and GIANT’S CAUSEWAY are some of the damsires from this influential line.

Zoffany’s sire Dansili is from the ITSABET line, which also includes BOLD FACT, LEROIDESANIMAUX and GIANT’S CAUSEWAY.

Apart from AT TALAQ, who also reinforces Zoffany’s tail female line, other sire line descendants of ROBERTO are desirable.  The presence of a daughter of Roberto in Dansili’s pedigree will appreciate the sex balanced duplication created by broodmare sires such as RED RANSOM (and sons such as CHARGE FORWARD, DOMESDAY, RED DAZZLER and SRI PEKAN), LEAR FAN, SILVER HAWK, TOUCHING WOOD and BROCCO.

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