A daughter of 2006 American champion 3-year-old male Bernardini, Cavorting comes from a family that just seems to keep coming up with good horses. Her fifth dam is the Court Martial mare Goofed, who in spite of her name made few mistakes as a racer or broodmare. Winner of the 1963 Ladies Handicap and New York Handicap during her racing days, Goofed produced the top miler and great sire Lyphard to the cover of Northern Dancer. She also produced Nobiliary (by Vaguely Noble), a winner at the highest level on both sides of the Atlantic, and multiple Grade II winner Barcas (by Sailor), proving that she wasn't dependent on any one sire or sire line for broodmare success.
Dumfries, Goofed's daughter by Reviewer, failed to win and produced no stakes winners, but her daughter Dance Review (by Northern Dancer) made up for it by producing 1989 Santa Barbara Handicap (USA-I) winner No Review (by Nodouble; dam of listed stakes winner Smashing Review, by Pleasant Tap), 1992 Californian Stakes (USA-I) winner Another Review (by Buckaroo) and multiple Grade II winner Dance Colony (by Pleasant Colony). Another daughter of Dumfries, Dumfries Pleasure, is the dam of multiple Grade I winner Urbane (by Citidancer; dam of multiple Grade II winner Suave and listed stakes winner Worldly to covers by A.P. Indy).
Promenade Colony, a winning full sister to Dance Colony, kept things rolling for Dumfries' branch of the family by producing 2006 Molly Pitcher Breeders' Cup Handicap (USA-II) winner Promenade Girl, a daughter of the good sprinter and sire Carson City, and restricted stakes winner Datts Awesome (by Awesome Again). Promenade Girl, in turn, produced Cavorting as her third foal.
Cavorting almost certainly owes a good bit of her sprinting speed to Carson City, but her genetic background is a nice mix of speed and stamina elements that should stand her in good stead when she retires to the broodmare ranks. In the meantime, it will be interesting to see where she pops up next. The Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (USA-I), anyone?