Stallions › Conatus pedigree notes

Conatus traces to HOLIDAY SCENE. Her grand-daughter DENISE’S JOY in particular is a prepotent matron that has created a dynasty of top line racehorses and breeding stock. Broodmares from this line can be quite easily found, or alternatively, mares carrying damsires from the HOLIDAY SCENE family such as Christmas Tree and Kangaroo.

Danehill’s damsire His Majesty is from the BOUDOIR family. Majestic Prince, Crowned Prince, Secreto, Our Poetic Prince and Whiskey Road are amongst its other members. Crowned Prince is the damsire of Zeditave and the sire of Prince Echo.

Halo line mares create further linebreeding to Danehill’s duplication of Almahmoud. This is also the family of El Moxie, Orpen, Youthful Legs, Shedad, Arctic Tern and Machiavellian.

ANCHORA family member Crown Jester would appreciate the presence of other family members Al Hareb, Vibrant, Alcimedes, St Magnus, Bending Away, Raffingora, Plassy and Matinee Idol and further back, Fairway and Pharos.

The duplication of Relic in Conatus’ dam is from the PADUA family, which is that of Raise a Native and Blue Larkspur. This brings in mares by sons / grandsons of Mr. Prospector such as Woodman, Mr. Henrysee, Bellotto, Rhythm, Harvey Pack, Saw Mill, Clang, Geiger Counter, El Moxie, Jade Hunter, Canadian Silver, Varick, Thunder Gulch, Secret Savings, Raise A Cup, Clear Choice and Umatilla. Zoffany and Clear Choice are also descendants of Raise a Native. Blue Larkspur is quite easily found in American pedigrees and is duplicated in the pedigree of Roberto.

The Mr. Prospector line has additional attractions for Conatus. It has had marked success with the Danzig line and is also from the same family as Rory’s Jester’s damsire Roan Rocket.

The presence of Showdown through a daughter suggests that sons of Showdown, such as The Judge (sire of Zeditave) will be desirable to create a sex balanced duplication.

Similarly, Bletchingly is represented by a daughter in Conatus’ pedigree. Sons of Bletchingly such as Canny Lad, Shedad, Sir Laurence, Plus Vite and Eire appeal.

Danzig and Bletchingly are LADY SUSAN family members and would greatly benefit by the presence of fellow family members Rockefella, Beaches, Copper Kingdom, Grey Seas, Kampala, Millionaire, King of Babylon, La Fontaine, Showoff and Immortal in broodmare pedigrees.

My horses understand me tolerably well. I converse with them at least four hours every day. They are strangers to bridle or saddle; they live in great amity with me, and friendship to each other.

—Jonathan Swift from
Gulliver’s Travels