Natan is from the family of two-time Argentine champion Dorine, who was bred on the same cross of Argentine champion sire Aristophanes over daughters of Advocate that produced the great Forli. This family is well known in the United States through Dorine's daughter Grecian Banner (by Hoist the Flag) whose daughter Personal Ensign (by Private Account) became the American champion older female of 1988 and the Kentucky Broodmare of the Year of 1996. More than just a successful broodmare during her own producing career, Personal Ensign is a modern matriarch whose family is continuing to expand. (For my most recent post on Personal Ensign and her family, see "Mares on Monday: Dynamic One Keeps Flags Flying," July 11, 2022.)
Prior to her export from Argentina, Dorine produced Dory (by the English import Right of Way), who has been the primary conduit for the Argentine branch of the family. Bred and owned by the famous Argentine stud Haras Ojo de Agua, Dory neither became a major winner nor produced any, but her daughter Our Dory (by 1974 Saratoga Special, USA-G2, winner Our Talisman) proved the worth of her genes by producing Doryanna (by the important Argentine sire and broodmare sire Fitzcarraldo), winner of the 1991 Las Oaks (Chilean Oaks, CHI-G1), and 1995 Premio Cyllene (ARG-G2) winner Grand Dory (by Grand Chelem). Our Dory is also the second dam of multiple Argentine Group 2 winner Dorylda (by Bernstein) and Premio Criadores Dorama (CHI-G2) winner Mi Coqueta (by Scat Daddy) and the third dam of 2008 Gran Premio Gilberto Lerena (ARG-G1) winner Luna Arrabalera (by Silver Planet).
Dory's daughter Doryanne (by champion Argentine sire and broodmare sire Good Manners) also had some importance in the paddocks, producing multiple Argentine Group 2 winner Dorian Gray (by Merce Cunningham), but the daughter of Dory important to Natal's history is Doryl, a full sister to Our Dory. A good allowance winner while racing in the United States, Doryl is the dam of 2003 Argentine champion sprinter Forty Doriana (by Roar), 2000 Gran Premio Estrellas Sprint (ARG-G1) winner Dionisio Tom (by Shy Tom), and listed stakes winner Shy Dory (by Shy Tom). Through her Argentine-bred daughters, Doryl is also the second dam of Premio General Manuel Belgrano (ARG-G2) winner Forty Dorico (by Roar), Premio Miguel Angel y Tomas Juarez Celman (ARG-G2) winner Pure Doris (by Pure Prize), and Premio Fernando Coloma Reyes (CHI-G2) winner Salomar (by Practical Joke), who earned her Group brackets on the same day as Natal's victory.
Before Doryl was shipped back to Argentina from the United States, she had produced five foals, the last of which was a 1990 California-bred daughter of the Icecapade horse Fatih (a multiple Grade 2 winner). Named Native Doryl, she won one of nine starts before being exported to Chile, from whence she eventually made her way to Haras Carampangue. Her one foal of importance is the Argentine-bred Nuit (by 1998 Prix Morny, FR-G1, winner Orpen, a champion sire and broodmare sire in Argentina), a winner of three of 16 starts who is now the dam of two Argentine Group 1 winners in 2022. One is Natan; the other is Nievre (by Catcher in the Rye), winner of the Gran Premio Republica Argentina on May 1. Nuit's most recent foals are the 2021 Suggestive Boy filly Nieva and the 2022 Nicholas colt Notting Hill.
While the North American and South American branches of Dorine's family have pursued largely independent courses, both have produced some top-flight runners while contributing substantially to the fortunes of some major breeders on both continents. One could hardly ask for more as the legacy of a champion mare whose influence in the New World continues to grow.