VARSFONTEIN Stud’s exciting young sire Gimmethegreenlight has a superb draft on offer at this year’s National Yearling Sale, which is scheduled to get underway at Germiston on April 22nd.
One just a handful of horses ever to finish ahead of the great Variety Club in a race, Gimmethegreenlight was a top class racehorse, whose victories included the 2012 G1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate at the expense of Variety Club.
A millionaire and outstanding juvenile, who reeled off four wins in a row at two, Gimmethegreenlight has the pedigree to match his Grade One race record.
He is a son of one of the world’s leading sires in More Than Ready, whose sire sons include one of the best stallions in Australia in the form of Sebring. Gimmethegreenlight, who shares his broodmare sire Canny Lad with leading sires I am Invincible and Redoute’s Choice, is a half brother to the outstanding Australian G1 winner Ofcourseican.
This beautifully bred Grade One winner is represented by his first crop of yearlings in 2015, with a notably strong representation at this month’s National Yearling Sale.
Lot 31 is a beautifully bred half brother to former G1 Golden Horseshoe winner Forest Indigo. This nicely bred colt is out of a Fort Wood half sister to former G1 winning filly Alexandra Rose, herself a high class performer in North America.
Lot 31: Carbon Offset.
Lot 45 is a filly bred to be anything. She is out of a winning Var sired half sister to the top class international performer Nocturnal Affair, who has won races in all of Britain, Ireland and South Africa.
Lot 92 looks to be one of the stars of the sale. This is a half brother to none other than the half brother to last season’s Horse Of The Year Legislate, and could be anything!
Lot 105 is a colt whose winning dam is a half sister to former champion filly Consensual as well as G2 winner Dance Along and the dam of G1 Allan Robertson Fillies Championship winner Give Me Five.
Lot 107 is a classically bred colt, whose dam is a Rich Man’s Gold half sister to star stayer Red Badge, G1 SA Derby winner and sire Ravishing, and G3 Winter Derby hero Dynastic Power. From a superb female line, this colt looks potentially top class.
Lot 133 is a colt whose dam is a half sister to the G1 winning siblings Amberpondo and Ethereal Lady, from the family of legendary champion sprinter Flobayou and numerous other high class stakes winners.
Lot 135 is a half brother to three winners including a pair of black type performers. Out of a half sister to SA Fillies Classic winner Caughtintheslips, this colt hails from the same family as top class but ill fated G1 performer Mister Cricket.
Lot 142 is a filly, whose Jet Master sired dam is a half sister to G3 King’s Cup hero Pirate’s Gold, and this is also the family of recent G1 HF Oppenheimer Horse Chestnut Stakes hero Captain America.
Lot 145 is a half brother to three winners, out of a half sister to the top class performers Fair Maiden, Braggadaccio and Azeroth.
Lot 157 has an interesting pedigree, as she is closely inbred to the famed sire Halo. This well bred filly is out of a Jet Master half sister to G1 Paddock Stakes winner Badger’s Gift and hails from the same family as Guineas second Superior Service.
Lot 194 is a filly whose dam is a half sister to G1 Allan Robertson Fillies Championship winner Dare To Dream, suggesting this filly should come to hand quickly!
Lot 212 is a half sister to four winners and is from the top class family of G1 Benoni Guineas winner Michaelmas.
Lot 285 is a beautifully bred half sister to the stakes winning Comebackanddance, and this well bred filly’s other notable relatives include champions Along Came Polly and Young Rake as well as G1 Champions Cup winner Master Plan.
Lot 287 is a beautifully bred daughter of top sprinter Mochachino, herself a Silvano half sister to speedball Mocha Java. From the family of former July winner Hunting Tower, this filly looks to be out of the top drawer.
Lot 289 is another classy filly, whose half sister is the talented stakes filly Garibondy. Her dam, a stakes placed daughter of top broodmare sire Jallad, is a half sister to brilliant 2yo Dash For Gretna, and this is the family of Equus Champion Kochka, who recently made an impressive return to racing.
Lot 291 is a half sister to a Singapore based runner. Out of a half sister to G2 winner Vino Rosa, this filly is a direct descendant of South Africa’s most famous broodmare, Drohsky.
Lot 297 is a half sister to impressive recent winner Endearing, and she is out of a full sister to a G3 winner and a half sister to champion Laverna. This royally bred miss’ second dam is none other than champion Enchantress and this is the wonderful Enchanting family.
Lot 308 is a colt out of a three time winning daughter of Danehill Dancer and G1 mare Strelitzia. This is the wonderful Lily family responsible for numerous champions and G1 winners over the years.
Lot 318 is a colt out of a stakes placed half sister to G1 sprinter Poly Nation and from the same family as champion Mark Anthony and top filly Rose Bay.
Lot 346 is a beautifully bred half brother to G3 winning 2yo Isphan, himself out of a half sister to millionaire Bulsara. This colt’s dam is a three parts sister in blood to none other than former Horse Of The Year Celtic Grove.
Lot 351 is another royally bred colt, who is a half brother to former smart sprinter Romantic Moon. His dam is a National Assembly sired half sister to former top G1 winning sprinter All Will Be Well and this is the family of outstanding international performers Henrythenavigator, Magician and US Champion Silent Screen, to name but a few.
Lot 362 is a nicely bred colt out of a stakes placed mare by emerging broodmare sire Captain Al. His second dam was a G1 performer at two, and this is a highly successful Australian family.
Lot 375 is a colt out of a stakes placed Dynasty mare. This is the same family as high class North America performer Mr Sinatra.
Lot 381 is a really nicely bred colt. A half brother to 3 winners including stakes filly Varuna, he is out of a daughter of outstanding US broodmare sire Quiet American and top French 2yo Ocean Ridge, herself by another world leading sire in Storm Bird.