Lammerskraal Stud’s G1 winning and proven G1 sire Visionaire had a day to remember at the Vaal on Thursday when the son of Grand Slam was responsible for a pair of winners (from as many runners!).
Visionaire’s first winner on Thursday came his 2yo daughter Seemyvision downed some well bred two-year-olds to shed her maiden by 0.8 of a length over 1000m.
The Summerhill Stud bred filly, who is trained by Roy Magner, stayed on smartly under apprentice Dennis Schwarz to win a shade cosily.
Third on debut, Seemyvision is out of the Admire Main mare Ikimasu and she was a R150 000 buy from the 2018 Ready To Run Sale.
The filly is the second juvenile winner this season for Visionaire, whose 2yo son Minnesota Dream had won impressively on debut earlier in the season.
Visionaire’s second Thursday success came when his son Golden Lion won the ninth and final race for trainer Gokhan Terzi and in-form jockey Gavin Lerena. Now a two time winner from just eight starts, the 3yo gelded son of Visionaire was the object of sustained support prior to the race, with Golden Lion eventually backed from 10-1 into 7-1.
South Africa’s Leading First Crop Sire of 2014-2015 and Leading Second Crop Sire a year later, the former G1 King’s Bishop Stakes winning Visionaire has a single lot (Lot 16) on offer at Sunday’s Cape Yearling Sale.
Visionaire, whose progeny include such high class graded stakes winners as Takingthepeace, Africa Rising, The Thinker and Heaps Of Fun, also has eight lots on the 2019 National Sale in April.