Lammerskraal Stud’s well performed young stallion Visionaire enjoyed a fantastic first season at the farm in 2016.
The former G1 King’s Bishop Stakes winner covered an exceptional book of mares last year, with Visionaire being visited by the likes of:
Bardot –stakes winner and dam of G1 winner Viva Maria and G2 winner Bichette
Berlinetta –a stakes placed Jet Master half-sister to G1 2yo Kilcoy Castle
Control Freak –Zimbabwean champion from the family of Model Man
Enchantress –champion sprinter and dam of champion 2yo filly Laverna
Gathering Fame –a stakes winning daughter of seven times champion sire Jet Master
Icy Air –Oaks winning champion and dam of G2 winner Icy Trail
Kapen Cat -1/2 sister to Western Winter and dam of G3 Kings Cup winner Bulleting Home
Keyra –a stakes placed Western Winter mare from the family of champions Celtic Grove and Marinaresco
Killie Campbell –a Western Winter half-sister to Triple Crown winner Abashiri
Kyllachy –dam of G2 filly Kilauea, she is a G3 Fort Wood ½ sister to Derby winner Kale
Strawberry Lane –dam of dual Guineas winner Solo Traveller, and of a Dynasty colt who fetched R4.5 million earlier this year
Sweet Virginia –a Derby winning racemare and dam of Hong Kong G3 winner Strongman
Viva Maria –a G1 winning Jet Master ½ sister to top class racemare Bichette
A former Leading First Crop Sire, whose best includes Fillies Guineas winner Heaps Of Fun, Visionaire sports some impressive statistics. His progeny have earned more than R4.7 million in 2016-2017, and Visionaire currently has a higher Average Earnings Per Runner average this season than such sires as Sail From Seattle, Judpot, Var, and Fort Wood.
Grand Slam’s G1 winning son was back in the news when his talented son Africa Rising accounted for some of South Africa’s best 3yos when victorious in the recent G3 Byerley Turk for champion trainer Sean Tarry.
Bred by Summerhill Stud, Africa Rising (a R625 000 buy from the 2015 CTS Johannesburg Ready To Run Sale) has now earned over R800 000 and looks a potential contender for the G2 Daisy Guineas next month.
He has ten lots on Friday’s Emperors Palace Select Yearling Sale, including a colt from the family of Parade Leader, Parade Ground and Military (Lot 4), a half-sister to G2 winner Intergalactic (Lot 5), a colt out of Golden Slipper winner Dignify (Lot 93), and a colt out of a Fort Wood half-sister to 2 graded stakes winners (Lot 128).
Visionaire’s 16 strong draft at next month’s National Sale includes a filly out of G3 winner La Pucelle (Lot 4), a filly out of G1 winning champion Legally Blonde (Lot 14), a half-brother to G1 performer Fenerbahce (Lot 173), a colt out of stakes winner Comtesse Dubois (Lot 343), and a colt out of a full-sister to R2.9 million plus earner No Worries (Lot 461).