by | Aug 3, 2021

Varsfontein Stud’s Gimmethegreenlight (by More Than Ready) is officially South Africa’s Champion Sire for 2020-2021.

The 2012 G1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate winner ended the season with his progeny having amassed R12 161 525 in prize money and finished more than R2 million of runner up, and fellow Varsfontein resident, Master Of My Fate.

In total, the progeny of Gimmethegreenlight won 169 races, and his flagbearers included 12 black type winners who captured 16 black type races between them.

Gimmethegreenlight, whose daughter She’s A Keeper captured the very last graded race run in 2020-2021, also ended the 2020-2021 season as South Africa’s Leading Sire of 3YOs and was also runner up on the Leading Sires of 2YOs list.

The sire’s stars of the past season include G1 H F Oppenheimer Horse Chestnut Stakes/G1 4 Racing Premier’s Champions Challenge Got The Greenlight, dual G2 winner She’s A Keeper, graded stakes winning two-year-olds Cosmic Highway and Gimme Dat, and G3 Jubilee Handicap winner Johnny Hero.

At the time of writing, Gimmethegreenlight (South Africa’s Leading First Season Sire of 2015-2016) has been responsible for 72 black type horses, and his Australian G1 winning son Yulong Prince is set to stand his first season in Victoria this year.

(Article courtesy of Cape Breeders Club website)