Gimmethegreenlight (by More Than Ready)

The Australian bred son of More Than Ready has already enjoyed a break-out year in 2019-2020. Fourth on the general sires list at the time of writing, Gimmethegreenlight’s progeny have already banked more than R8.753 million this term.

A half-brother to 2012 G1 Coolmore Classic winner Ofcourseican, Gimmethegreenlight made news back in March 2020 when his sons Got The Greenlight, Green Laser and Youcanthurrylove ran 1-2-3 in the G1 SA Classic.

One of three G1 winners for Gimmethegreenlight, Got The Greenlight was South Africa’s Champion 2YO Colt of 2018-2019 when he won four of his seven starts including the G1 Premiers Champion Stakes.

Another highlight for this sire this season came when his Chris Waller trained son Yulong Prince (who won South Africa’s G1 Daily News 2000 under the name of Surcharge) captured the G3 Furphy Plate at Flemington racecourse in Australia.

The Varsfontein Stud based Gimmethegreenlight, South Africa’s Leading First Crop Sire of 2015-2016, has also been represented by the likes of Barahin (G2 Charity Mile), Green Laser (G3 Sea Cottage Stakes), Favorita (East Cape Fillies Nursery), Lady Of Steel (G3 Acacia Handicap), Green Haze (Drum Star Handicap) and Third Runway (G2 Western Cape Fillies Championship).

A stakes winner at both two and three, Gimmethegreenlight won six of 13 starts in South Africa and downed dual South African Horse Of The Year, and subsequent G1 Champions Mile winner, Variety Club when victorious in the 2012 G1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate.

Stallion Profile

6 wins-4 at 2-from 1000m to 1600m, R1,355,185, Kenilworth Queen’s P., Gr.1, Somerset P., L, Turffontein Soccer 6 P., 2d Kenilworth Selangor Cup, Gr.2, Cape Classic, Gr.3, 3d Kenilworth J&B Metropolitan H., Gr.1, Greyville Premier’s Champion S., Gr.1, 4th Kenilworth Cape Guineas, Gr.1, Greyville Golden Horseshoe S., Gr.1. He entered stud in South Af in 2012. Leading South African First Season Sire in 2015-16.

Leading Progeny

GOT THE GREENLIGHT (16c, Commands, Fusaichi Pegasus). Champion 2YO Colt in South Africa in 2018-19.5 wins-4 at 2-from 1200m to 1800m to 2019-20, R1,683,000, Greyville Premiers Champion S., Gr.1, Turffontein South African Classic, Gr.1, Vaal All to Come Juvenile P., Turffontein Welcomes You Juvenile P., 2d Vaal Book for Classic Day on 2 March Juvenile P., 4th Scottsville Gold Medallion, Gr.1, Turffontein South African Nursery, Gr.2, Tony Ruffel S., Gr.3.

SURCHARGE – YULONG PRINCE (AUST.) (14c, Diktat, Shirley Heights). 7 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 2000m to 2019-20, A$178,000, R2,765,875, Greyville Daily News 2000 S., Gr.1, Turffontein Tony Ruffel S., Gr.3, VRC Furphy P., L, Turffontein Secretariat S., L, Vaal Tellytrack Novice H., Supabets H., 2d Turffontein South African Classic, Gr.1, South African Derby, Gr.1, ATC Ajax S., Gr.2, Turffontein Gauteng Guineas, Gr.2.

GUNNER (13c, Captain Al, Elliodor). 4 wins-2 at 2-at 1000m, 1600m to 2018-19, R687,800, Greyville Premiers Champion S., Gr.1, Racing It’s a Rush H., Youtube Channel Playlist H., 2d Scottsville The White Horse Function Room H., 3d Greyville Golden Horseshoe, Gr.2, Delago Deluxe H.

BARAHIN (15c, Silvano, Fort Wood). 5 wins-3 at 2-from 1200m to 1800m to 2019-20, R1,840,125, Greyville Golden Horseshoe, Gr.2, Turffontein Charity Mile, Gr.2, Jubilee H., Gr.3, Greyville Gatecrasher S., L, 2d Turffontein South African Classic, Gr.1, 3d Turffontein Gauteng Guineas, Gr.2.

GREEN PLAINS (14f, Jet Master, Sportsworld). 6 wins-3 at 2-to 1200m to 2018-19, R1,167,300, Turffontein South African Fillies Nursery, Gr.2, Camellia S., Gr.2, Pretty Polly S., Gr.3, Hans Grobler Memorial S., Racing Association S., 2d Scottsville Allan Robertson Championship, Gr.1, Turffontein Betting World S., Vaal Valentine’s Dinner Dance Book Now Juvenile P., Kenilworth City of Oaks Progress P., 3d Turffontein Camellia S., Gr.2, Man o’ War Sprint, Gr.3, Gardenia S., L, Bauhinia H., L.

NATIONAL PARK (15c, Camden Park, Royal Prerogative). 6 wins-2 at 2-at 1400m, 1600m to 2018-19, R1,370,400, Turffontein Gauteng Guineas, Gr.2, Graham Beck S., Gr.3, Fairview Betting World S., 2d Greyville KRA Guineas, Gr.2, Fairview Champion Juvenile Cup, L, 3d Turffontein South African Classic, Gr.1, 4th Turffontein Dingaans H., Gr.2.

GIMME SIX (13f, Mujadil, Persian Bold). 4 wins from 1200m to 1600m, R1,146,800, Greyville KZN Fillies Guineas, Gr.2, Umzimkhulu S., Gr.3, Kenilworth Tab 1400 H., 2d Greyville Woolavington 2000, Gr.1, Gold Bracelet, Gr.3, Durbanville Diana S., Gr.3, Vaal Joburg Prawn Fest in April S., Kenilworth P., 3d Kenilworth Prix du Cap, Gr.3, 4th Greyville Garden Province S., Gr.1-twice.

THIRD RUNWAY (16f, Black Minnaloushe, Nashwan). 3 wins-2 at 2-at 1400m, 1500m to 2019-20, R468,525, Kenilworth Western Cape Fillies Championship, Gr.2, Irridescence S., L, 3d Kenilworth Cape Fillies Guineas, Gr.1, 4th Kenilworth Sceptre S., Gr.2.

LA BELLA MIA (14f, Jet Master, National Assembly). 6 wins-1 at 2-to 1200m to 2019-20, R708,388, Greyville Post Merchants, Gr.2, Turffontein Arthur Havergal H., Save the Date 4 May P., Saturday Citizen H., Book for SA Classic in March H., 2d Greyville Ethekwini Sprint, Turffontein Book for Met in Jozi in Jan Juvenile P., 3d Turffontein Ruffian S., L, Greyville Gold Circle Racing S., Turffontein World Sports Betting S., 4th Turffontein Spring Spree S., Gr.3.

HACK GREEN (13c, Fort Wood, Bush Telegraph). 4 wins-2 at 2-at 1100m, 1200m, R970,000, Greyville Umkhomazi S., Gr.2, Scottsville South Africa Million Sprint, Greyville Kas Govender Memorial S., 2d Scottsville Racing It’s a Rush P.

ROSE IN BLOOM (14f, Goldkeeper, Jallad). 5 wins-2 at 2-to 1500m to 2018-19, R881,025, Kenilworth Prix du Cap, Gr.3, Turffontein Gardenia S., L, Kenilworth Irridescence S., L, Turffontein Expro United Through Sport P., 2d Kenilworth Sceptre S., Gr.2, Prix du Cap, Gr.3, Sweet Chestnut S., L, Kenilworth Fillies Nursery, L, Durbanville Racing at Its Best Progress P., 3d Kenilworth Majorca S., Gr.1, Western Cape Fillies Championship, Gr.2, Perfect Promise Sprint, L, 4th Kenilworth Sceptre S., Gr.2, Greyville Poinsettia S., Gr.3.

GIMME ONE NIGHT (13c, Parade Leader, Priceless Asset). 6 wins from 2000m to 3200m to 2018-19, R864,175, Kenilworth Cape Summer Stayers H., Gr.3, Chairman’s Cup, Gr.3, H., 2d Greyville Betting World 2200, Gr.3, Lonsdale Stirrup Cup, Gr.3, Kenilworth Woolavington S., L, 3d Kenilworth Cape Summer Stayers H., Gr.3, Betting World H., Tab Telebet H., Durbanville Betting World H.

GREEN PEPPER (13f, Fort Wood, Model Man). 5 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1150m, R790,375, Turffontein Magnolia H., Gr.3, Gardenia S., L, Vaal Sophomore 1000, Turffontein Guineas Day in March P., 2d Turffontein Man o’ War Sprint, Gr.3, Scottsville South Africa Million Sprint, Turffontein S., 3d Turffontein Senor Santa S., Gr.2, 4th Turffontein Camellia S., Gr.2.

LADY OF STEEL (16f, Western Winter, Priceless Asset). 4 wins at 1200m, 1600m in 2019-20, R270,800, Turffontein Acacia H., Gr.3, Book for Met in February H.

GREEN LASER (16c, Parade Leader, Fort Wood). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 1800m to 2019-20, R644,750, Turffontein Sea Cottage S., Gr.3, 2d Turffontein South African Classic, Gr.1, Vaal Book for Champions Day Juvenile P., 3d Turffontein Gauteng Guineas, Gr.2, Protea S., Gr.3, Secretariat S., L.