Varsfontein Stud’s exciting young sire Gimmethegreenlight was represented by his seventh individual first crop winner when his 2yo son Legend scored at Scottsville on Sunday.
Bred by Carl and Amanda De Vos, Legend ran on smartly to score by two lengths over 1600m. The colt, who had been third in his two previous outings, was a R160 000 buy from last year’s National Yearling Sale, and is the latest winner for his hugely promising young sire.
Gimmethegreenlight is now South Africa’s Leading First Crop Sire by both individual winners, and prize money.
He also ranks higher than such top sires as Querari, Kahal, Hard Spun, and Elusive Fort on South Africa’s Leading Sires of 2YOs list.
His earlier winners include impressive first out scorer Hack Green, stakes performer Skip The Red, and debut winners Beataboutthebush and Gunner.
A son of world leading sire More Than Ready, Gimmethegreenlight was an outstanding racehorse and a leader of a generation at both two and three.
Unbeaten in his first four outings as a juvenile, Gimmethegreenlight trained on well. His victories included an historic triumph in the 2012 G1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate, where the handsome colt accounted not only for legendary champion Variety Club but also the G1 winners Bravura, Ebony Flyer, and Equus Champion Link Man.
Gimmethegreenlight is from the same Halo male line as one of the world’s top stallions Deep Impact, as well as paternal half brother Sebring, who currently stands for a stud fee of AUS $77 000 –or over R700 000!