Great feat for Varsfontein!
Varsfontein Stud, who have been enjoying an unbelievable season in 2013-2014, have accomplished a remarkable feat.
The farm are the breeders of no fewer than three horses, who have been nominated for the Gr1 Dubai World Cup.
This $10 000 000 race sees many of the world’s top thoroughbreds line up in what has become one of the world’s most eagerly awaited horse-races.
In 2014, the three Varsfontein Stud bred horses nominated to the Dubai World Cup are Alexandra Palace (Jet Master), Master Plan (Jet Master) and Need To Know (Western Winter).
The stud’s good run of form continued at Turffontein on Tuesday evening, when Varsfontein Stud bred Forest Indigo won a conditions race over 1400m.
In doing so, the talented 3yo took his tally to four wins, and stamped himself a leading contender for the Gr2 Gauteng Guineas.
Trained by Alec Laird for owner Chris Gerber, Forest Indigo has now won over R700 000 in prize money.
He is one of two first crop Gr1 winners produced by the stud’s resident sire Judpot (champion Along Came Polly being the other), and is out of the Fort Wood mare Albizia – a four time winning half-sister to Alexandra Rose, and World Cup nominee, Alexandra Palace.
The farm’s successes this season include the R2 000 000 Lanzerac Ready to Run Stakes (Captain America), G2 Calulo Services Premier’s Trophy and Gr2 Glorious Goodwood Peninsula Handicap (Master Of My Fate) and promising, unbeaten 3yo, Mister Cricket.
Varsfontein’s Carl and Amanda De Vos also bred the 2013 Sansui Summer Cup winner and J&B Met runner up Yorker, and recent Gr3 Victress Stakes heroine Jet Aglow.