Varsfontein Stud’s exciting young sire Gimmethegreenlight has been on fire lately, and had yet another first crop double this past weekend.
The blue blooded son of More Than Ready is now South Africa’s Leading First Crop Sire by prize money and by individual winners, with Gimmethegreenlight’s first crop now including ten individual winners.
Gimmethegreenlight is now the fifth leading sire of 2yos this season by stakes –and is currently above such top class stallions Silvano, Western Winter, Querari, and Kahal, to name but a few.
His latest juvenile winners included the eye catching debut winner Primrose Lane (who won first time out at Kenilworth on Saturday) and Lady Negra, who scored over 1600m at Turffontein on Saturday.
To date, no fewer than 26 of Gimmethegreenlight’s first crop have won or finished in the money –a truly superb start for a young sire who has pedigree similarities with two of Australia’s top sires –Sebring and Redoute’s Choice.
The former G1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate winner has seven lots on offer at this week’s Sibaya KZN Yearling Sale:
Lot 77 –this well bred filly, whose six winning siblings include a G2 juvenile, is out of a mare who won three and hails from the immediate family of this season’s top class filly Madame Dubois. Also from the family of champion South Vagabunda, who, like Gimmethegreenlight’s sire, is by champion sire Southern Halo
Lot 123 –a half brother to a winner, this colt is out of a winning Al Mufti half sister to a stakes horse, and from same family as the Al Mufti sired champion Arabian Lass, as well as G1 winners Arabian Beat and Smart Banker. Also the same family as promising sire Casamento, 2016 classic winner Minding and outstanding Arc winner and sire Vaguely Noble
Lot 153 –this filly, intensely inbred to champion sire Halo, is out of a three time winning Jet Master mare, and her third dam is former champion, and multiple G1 winner Vesta
Lot 190 – this well bred colt is out of a nine time stakes winning Silvano half sister to 2 stakes winners, and his second dam won the G3 Tibouchina Stakes and this is the family of Australian G1 winner Paradigm
Lot 196 – bred on the extremely successful More Than Ready/Danehill cross (ie Sebring, Perfectly Ready, Dreamaway), this filly is out of a winning Fastnet Rock half sister to a stakes horse, and this is the family of G1 winners Sheraco and Stormy Rex respectively
Lot 261 – a half sister to 2 winners, this filly is out of a winning daughter of an Epsom Derby winner and this is the same family as G1 Blue Diamond Stakes winner Undoubtedly
Lot 279 – out of a Western Winter half sister to 13 time stakes winner Vauclair, this filly’s second dam is G2 (now G1) Majorca Stakes winner Wild Aster (a daughter of the great broodmare sire Elliodor), and this is the family of Met winners Alastor and Wild West