Lammerskraal Stud’s exciting young sire Visionaire has been enjoying a rich run of success lately with four winners last week, and two more winners a few days ago and the G1 winning son of Grand Slam had yet another eye catching double at the rich KZN Breeders Race Day at Greyville on Sunday.
First of Visionaire’s Sunday winners was the smart filly Visuality, with that Rotheson Stud bred filly running on smartly to score a 1.75 length win, going away, in the Scott Bros/KwaZulu-Natal Breeders 1200m over six furlongs.
One of the best of her age at two, when third in the G1 Allan Robertson Championship, Visuality, who has been placed in no fewer than five graded races previously, pushed her earnings to over R400 000 with Sunday’s impressive victory.
She is owned by Chris Van Niekerk and Portapa (Pty) Ltd T/A Supabets, and was a R130 000 purchase from the 2015 CTS Johannesburg Ready To Run Sale.
Stable mate, and former G2 WIlgerbosdrift Gauteng Fillies Guineas winner Heaps Of Fun, defied a slow pace and her rider dropping his crop to win the Mustajeeb (GB) Kwazulu-Natal Breeders 1600m for owners Chris Van Niekerk and Nchaka Moloi on Sunday by one length (another Visionaire Crystal Ball ran fourth, 1.3 lengths off Heaps Of Fun).
Bred by Summerhill Stud, Heaps Of Fun took her earnings to over R800 000 with her win on Sunday.
Both Visuality and Heaps Of Fun are from the yard of champion trainer Sean Tarry, who also handles Visionaire’s recently gelded G3 Byerley Turk winning son Africa Rising.
A former Leading First Crop Sire, Visionaire, whose yearlings have made up to R500 000 this year, will be represented by 18 lots on this week’s KZN Yearling Sale.