Varsfontein Stud’s exciting young sire Gimmethegreenlight was represented by his third first crop winner on Friday when his 2yo daughter Beataboutthebush made a winning debut over 1200m.
Bred by Varsfontein Stud, Beataboutthebush was a R300 000 purchase from last year’s National 2YO Sale.
She is the third winner for her sire following Skip The Red and debut winner Gunnar, which makes Gimmethegreenlight the joint leading first crop sire in South Africa by number of winners.
A superb athlete himself and former star 2yo, Gimmethegreenlight’s 6 career wins included the 2012 G1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate, in which he accounted for dual Horse Of The Year and Hong Kong G1 winner Variety Club by half a length.
Gimmethegreenlight is one of over 150 stakes winners for G1 King’s Bishop Stakes winner More Than Ready, who has been champion sire of 2yos in both Australia and North America. Out of a mare by G1 Golden Slipper winner Canny Lad (also damsire of the great stallion Redoute’s Choice and promising young sire I Am Invincible), Gimmethegreenlight is a half brother to G1 Coolmore Classic winner Ofcourseican.
He has 22 lots on offer at the upcoming National Yearling Sale, which takes place in Germiston from April 27th to 29th.
His 22 lots are:
Lot 32 – a half sister to five winners, including 2 stakes performers, this filly is out of Caughtintheslips, winner of the now G1 SA Fillies Classic. Caughtintheslips, by top broodmare sire Caesour, is an own sister to the dam of talented but ill-fated G1 performer Mister Cricket
Lot 40 – from an outstanding US female line, this colt is a half brother to 5 winners including two stakes winners (one of whom is the record breaking In Like Flynn). His third dam is US champion and G1 Kentucky Oaks winner Heavenly Cause, whose stakes winning son Two Punch is the sire of champion sprinter and successful sire Smoke Glacken
Lot 48 – out of a three parts sister to a Royal Ascot G3 winner, this colt is from a top class overseas family with his relatives including G1 winner and successful sire Count Dubois and the latter’s Irish classic winning half brother Irish Haven, as well as the champion siblings Kris and Diesis
Lot 93 – out of a full sister to G1 Empress Club Stakes winner Stratos, this filly, whose first three dams are by Jet Master, Golden Thatch and Elliodor respectively, is from the family of July winning champion Space Walk
Lot 175 – a half sister to 2 smart winners, this filly is from a red-hot family. She is out of a Western Winter own sister to 2 stakes winners, and a half sister to brilliant recent G2 Gauteng Guineas hero Abashiri. Her dam is also a three parts sister to five time G1 winner and Horse Of The Year Yard-Arm
Lot 188 –this colt is out of a daughter of emerging broodmare sire Count Dubois and G3 sprinter Lady Acton, whose full sister is none other than former G1 Gold Medallion and champion 2yo filly Historic Lady
Lot 231 – a half sister to 3 winners, including stakes placed 2yo Navistar, this filly is out of a daughter of champion sire and broodmare sire Al Mufti and the very fast stakes winner Ngakuta. The top class family of champion sprinters En Avant and Taban, among others
Lot 239 – out of a three time winning daughter of ill-fated sire success Tiger Ridge, this filly is from an outstanding female line, with her relatives including Horse Of The Year Able Friend, SA G1 winner Global News, and Australian G1 winning 2yos Reward For Effort and Overreach
Lot 240 – this is a filly with paddock value, with her dam being the G1 winning 2yo and classic winner On Her Toes (by leading sire and broodmare sire Badger Land) and her third dam, Pretty Falcon, being a former Broodmare Of The Year
Lot 242 – a half brother to 2 winners, this colt is from a top class Mauritzfontein family, with his dam being a Western Winter half sister to G1 performer Noblewood, with other notable performers from this family include top class G2 winner Syon, talented but ill-fated Premier’s Trophy hero Hundred Acre Wood and top class stayer Golden Oriole
Lot 292 – a half brother to a winner, this colt is out of a Caesour sister to a stakes horse, and his dam is out of G1 Fillies Guineas winner State Treasure, whose numerous high class descendants include G1 winners Bilateral and Little Miss Magic and East Cape champion Blaze Of Fire
Lot 333 – this well bred colt is out of a three time winning three parts sister to G1 winner Love Is In The Air as well as the high class stakes winners Careful Landing, Jet Jamboree and Princess Ofthe Sky
Lot 345 –a half brother to 3 winners, including the stakes winning Princess Ofthe Sky, this colt is out of a G1 placed daughter of former SA Oaks winner Rootin’ Tootin and from the same family as high class G1 performers Love Is In The Air and Silver Flyer
Lot 359 – a half sister to a winner, this filly’s dam is a half sister to millionaire Omaha Beach and the G1 filly Next Spring. Third dam, Summer Classic, is the dam of none other than G1 July winner and Horse Of The Year Classic Flag
Lot 360 – a half sister to 7 winners, including 2 G1 performers, this filly’s half brother topped the 2014 2yo Sale when fetching R2.6 million. Her stakes placed dam, by top class broodmare sire Spectrum, is a half sister to a US graded winning millionaire and this is the same family as Irish Derby winner and successful sire Law Society
Lot 370 – a half brother to 2 winners, this colt’s Oaks placed dam is a half sister to a 2yo stakes winner and hails from the family of champion sprinter Mythical Flight and his G3 winning half sister Mana Mou, with the latter now making waves through the deeds of her brilliant 2yo stakes winner Flying Myth
Lot 398 –this regally bred colt (a half brother to 2 smart winners including brilliant recent Egoli Mile winner Val Et Al) is out of a G1 placed daughter of Var and G1 Majorca Stakes winner Sarabande. The latter is also dam of July placed G2 winner Chesalon and stakes winner La Volta –a full sister to Valeta, dam of the colt on sale
Lot 400 – another superbly bred colt, he is out of a stakes winning daughter of Western Winter and outstanding broodmare Nacarat. This makes her an own sister to G1 performers Nania, Brutal Force and Red Ray, as well as the very exciting current 2yo Bishop’s Bounty, and she is also closely related to the outstanding multiple G1 winner Set Afire and former top class 2yo Kingvoldt
Lot 402 – out of a five time winning Var half sister to a stakes performer, this filly’s second dam is the talented Bellotto stakes winner Miss Unimac. All three of this filly’s first three dams could run, with her third dam being Australian G2 winner Lotkas Star
Lot 404 – a half sister to five winners, this filly’s second dam is a stakes winning daughter of Danehill (with who More Than Ready has done very well). Her second dam, granddam of European G1 winners Ectot and Most Improved), is also dam of French G3 winner Albisola, and this is the same female line as champion sprinter What A Winter and legendary sires Hyperion and Sir Tristram
Lot 405 –a half sister to 2 decent winners, this filly’s G3 placed dam Vermilion is an own sister to G1 Thekwini Stakes winner Nania, top sprinters Brutal Force and Red Ray, as well as this season’s hugely promising 2yo Bishop’s Bounty
Lot 439 – this filly is out of a winning half sister to G1 Empress Club Stakes winner Fair Maiden and her G2 winning own brother Braggadaccio, and she is from the great Olivia family with her relatives including the G1 winning siblings Alpha Omega and Final Claim