Future Dark Art

Key data

Stable Name: Holly
DOB: 2012
Height: 16.2hh 

Painter’s Row xx x Abdullah xx

In foal for 2020 to: Future Guilty Pleasure


Future Dark Art is a classy 15/16ths thoroughbred mare who is a natural jumper with floating paces and is descended from some of the best thoroughbred blood.

Her sire was the incredibly beautiful stallion Painter’s Row xx who was the Champion Thoroughbred in Denmark and stood with the great breeder Jan Greve.  His quality was also recognised across Europe with him being licensed by Hannovarian, Westfalen, Oldenburg and Rheinlander studbooks.

Painter’s Row has produced a number of International horses including Fraser Duffy’s Nations Cup Eventer, Primus 209, and 1.40m showjumper Painter’s Coco.

His pedigree is mouth-watering –

  • His sire was Breeders Cup Mile Winner, Royal Academy (grand-sire of the super-mare, Black Caviar) who was himself was by the great Triple Crown Winner, Nijinsky II.
  • His dam was by the Derby Winner, Shirley Heights.

Future Dark Art’s bottom line is also very impressive…

  • Her dam-sire is the thoroughbred Abdullah, who amongst other produced Piggy French’s International Event horse, Jakarta.
  • Her great grand-sire is the Grade A showjumping thoroughbred Ard Allez Cat, who sired 1.60m showjumper Wild Cat, as well as 1.50m jumpers Ard Black Cat and Wildcat Clover King.
  • Her great great grand-sire is the thoroughbred Bassompierre who sired David O’Connor’s Olympic Individual Gold Medalist Custom Made.


Date Rider/Handler Venue Class Placing Comment
2/7/19 S Pitt National Hunter Show Hunter Broodmare Championship Res. CHAMPION
2/7/19 S Pitt National Hunter Show Lightweight Hunter Broodmare 1st Winning the Liberty Belle Perpetual Challenge Trophy
3/7/19 R Haggerty National Hunter Show Light Horse Championship Res. CHAMPION
3/7/19 R Haggerty National Hunter Show Light Horse Broodmare 1st Winning the Aintree Oats Perpetual Challenge Silver Salver


Photo Name Sire Sex Year Comment
Future Dark Pleasure Future Guilty Pleasure Colt 2019


Painter’s Row (1992) 1.68m Champion Thoroughbred Stallion in Denmark.

Sire of International Eventers and Showjumpers

Royal Academy (1987) br

Winner of the Breeders Cup Mile, and the July Cup at Newmarket

Grand-sire of the super-mare Black Caviar

Nijinsky II br 1.66m (1967)Triple Crown Winner Northern Dancer (1961) Nearctic
Flaming Page (1959) Bull Page
Flaring Top
Crimson Saint (1969) Ch

Also grand-dam of Storm Cat

Crimson Satan (1959) Spy Song
Bolero Rose (1958) Bolero
First Rose
Road To The Top (1980) br

Shirley Heights br (1975)

Derby Winner

Mill Reef (1968) Never Bend
Milan Mill
Hardiemma (1969) Hardicanute
Grand Cross
Silken Way (1973) Ch Shantung (1956) Sicambre
Barley Corn
Boulevard (1968) Pall Mall
Costa Sola
Gortnamona Darkie (2007) b

Abdullah (1985)

Sire of Piggy French’s Nations Cup horse Jakarta.

Shadeed (1982) br Nijinsky II br 1.66m (1967)Triple Crown Winner Northern Dancer
Flaming Page
Continual (1976) Damascus
Club Class (1979) br Roberto (1969) Hail To Reason
Queen Of The Sky (1967) Bold Ruler
Misty Morn
Ilen Darkie (1996)

Ard Allez Cat (1984) blk 1.64m

Grade A Showjumper

Northern Value (1969) br Northern Dancer
Wonder Where
Cat Walk (1967) Takawalk II
Droumnacara Darkie (1976) Bassompierre (1968) br Khalkis
La Bonne
Droumnacara Jess (1967) blk tbc


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