Varsfontein Stud’s exciting young stallion Gimmethegreenlight looks set to be crowned South Africa’s Leading First Crop Sire by stakes for the 2015-2016 racing season.
The handsome son of More Than Ready had yet another juvenile double this weekend, when his sons Power Grid and Cream Soda Green won at Kenilworth this past Saturday, to give their sire his 13th and 14th first crop winners respectively.
Bred by Daytona Stud, Power Grid had run second on debut when going down by just 1.25 lengths to Oceans Trip. He duly went one better on Saturday, and this handsome looking colt looks sure to win more races.
His paternal half brother Cream Soda Green (bred by Highlands Farm) was, if anything, even more important. The gelding simply romped to victory, in open company, and scored an emphatic five and a half length win over 1400m and Cream Soda Green looks sure to win more races in the winter months. A R140 000 buy from last year’s March Yearling Sale, this juvenile is out of Winning Archer – a three time winning daughter of successful US sire and broodmare sire Arch.
Their sire is currently South Africa’s fourth leading sire of 2yos for the season, with Gimmethegreenlight’s first two-year-olds having already earned more than R1.184 million this season.
Gimmethegreenlight has two lots on offer at next month’s CTS August Two-Year-Old Sale:
Lot 43 – a half sister to a winner, this filly (intensely inbred to the great sire Halo), is from the family of high class fillies Princess Ofthe Sky, Love Is In The Air and her third dam, SA Oaks winner, Rootin’ Tootin’. This is also the family of current recent stakes winning filly O Tamara
Lot 71 – another inbred to champion sire Halo, this colt (a half brother to 2 winners) is out of a half sister to champion and G1 winner Scarena and this is the family of Horse Of The Year Trini Lopez
The Varsfontein Stud based horse also has 10 lots on the National Two Year Old Sale:
Lot 11 – this filly is out of a winning Captain Al half sister to 6 winners, and her second dam is an own sister to stakes winner and G1 Smirnoff (now Gold Medallion) runner up Hamildon Hill
Lot 26 – a half brother to 2 winners, this colt’s second dam is a Northern Guest half sister to a stakes performer and this is also the family of champions Grey Sun and Cerulean Blue as well as Equus Champion Russian Sage
Lot 83 – out of a winning sister to G3 winner Dream Come True, this filly’s G3 second dam is an own sister to champion sprinter and G1 sire Goldmark and third dam is Broodmare Of The Year Pillow Talk
Lot 96 – out of a half sister to Oaks winning Equus Champion Festive Occasion (the dam of G1 winner and July third Do You Remember), this filly’s relatives also included graded winning females Sarasota and Supper Club
Lot 101 – out of a half sister to a stakes winning G2 performer as well as to the dam of high class local stakes winners Brown Penny and Night Trip, this well related filly is from the family of champions Peintre Celebre and Pawneese as well as G1 Melbourne Cup winner Protectionist –who is currently bidding to win the 2016 Cup