More Than Ready – Yes She Can Cancan (Canny Lad)

Bay/ Brown 2008 – Height 16.1hh
Fee Details: 2019 – R75k + VAT (R25k deposit – R50k live foal)







  • WON 6 RACES from 2 to 3 years from 1000m to 1600m – a true sprinter miler
  • Won his first 4 starts as a two year old incl the Somerset Plate (L) and was Gr1 placed twice at 2.
  • He is the first 3yo in 42 years to win the Gr1 Queen’s Plate beating 2012 Horse of the Year Variety Club
  • He is an exceptionally good looking colt
  • His sire More Than Ready (USA) – Sire of 2010 Gr1 Breeders Cup Juvenile Turf winner, Pluck (out of a Fort Wood mare) produced his 100th stake winner and has close to 900 winners of over $85m and 3 champions and 3 Breeders Cup winners in 2010 and 2011 alone
  • This Hail to Reason sire line has been highly successful in SA most recently, Al Mufti and Captain Al.
  • His two time winning damYes She Can Cancan (AUS), has 100% winners – 3 to race, 3 winners – 2x Gr1 winners and the other stakes placed.
  • Damsire Canny Lad (Star Kingdom line) is a Champion 2yo and Gr1 Golden Slipper winner – the world’s richest race for 2yos. Canny Lad sired 52 stakes winners incl 21 Gr1 horses and is the damsire of multiple Gr1 winners.
“Of all the thousands of deep pedigree searches I have undertaken in the past decade I have yet to see a more exciting pedigree make-up come close to that of Gimmethegreenlight. It is a foregone conclusion that he will be challenging South Africa’s top Sire’s in just a few years from now”  – Rob Knuppe

Sales Statistics

  • 2015 Cape Premier Sale: Average R317,857 / Top price R900k
  • 2015 National Sale: Average R417,632 / Top price R1.7m
  • 2016 Cape Premier Sale: Average R261,363 / Top price: R650k
  • 2016 National Sale: Average R208,695 / Top price: R425k
  • 2017 Cape Premier Sale: Average R463,461 / Top price: R1,5m
  • 2017 National Sale: Average R346,471 / Top price: R2,6m
  • 2018 Cape Premier Sale: Average R272,727 / Top price: R650k
  • 2018 National Sale: Average R243,333 / Top price: R900k
  • 2019 Cape Premier Sale: Average R346,875 / Top price: R650k

GIMMETHEGREENLIGHT 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. Sire of 227 progeny to race, 144 winners (63.0%), earnings of over $3.5 million, 16 stakes winners, 18 stakes placegetters, inc.

SURCHARGE (14c, Diktat, Shirley Heights). 6 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 2000m to 2017-18, R2,765,875, Greyville Daily News 2000 S., Gr.1, Turffontein Tony Ruffel S., Gr.3, Secretariat S., L, Vaal Tellytrack Novice H., Supabets H., 2d Turffontein South African Classic, Gr.1, South African Derby, Gr.1, 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.

GREEN PLAINS (14f, Jet Master, Sportsworld). 6 wins-3 at 2-to 1200m to 2018-19, R1,077,500, 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, Vaal Valentine’s Dinner Dance Book Now Juvenile P., Kenilworth City of Oaks Progress P., 3d Turffontein Man o’ War Sprint, Gr.3, Gardenia S., L.

NATIONAL PARK (15c, Camden Park, Royal Prerogative). 6 wins-2 at 2-at 1400m, 1600m to 2018-19, R1,250,400, Turffontein Gauteng Guineas, Gr.2, Graham Beck S., Gr.3, Fairview Betting World S., 2d 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.

BARAHIN (15c, Silvano, Fort Wood). 3 wins at 2 in 2017-18, R1,033,625, Greyville Golden Horseshoe, Gr.2, Gatecrasher S., L, 2d Turffontein South African Classic, Gr.1, 3d Turffontein Gauteng Guineas, Gr.2.

HACK GREEN (13c, Fort Wood, Bush Telegraph). 4 wins-2 at 2-at 1100m, 1200m to 2017-18, 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, R868,525, 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.

GIMME ONE NIGHT (13c, Parade Leader, Priceless Asset). 6 wins from 2000m to 3200m to 2018-19, R664,175, Kenilworth Cape Summer Stayers H., Gr.3, Chairman’s Cup, Gr.3, H., 3d Kenilworth 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.

BEATABOUTTHEBUSH (13f, Badger Land, Royal Prerogative). 8 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 1600m to 2017-18, R689,100, Fairview East Cape Paddock S., L-twice, Breeders Guineas, L, Tab Telebet S., Mobile Betting at Its Best H., 2d Fairview East Cape Breeders S., L, East Cape Oaks, L, Lady’s Bracelet, L, Betting World S., 4th Fairview East Cape Breeders S., L.

GIMME THE STARS (13c, Jet Master, Jungle Cove). 7 wins from 1400m to 1800m to 2018-19, R566,825, Fairview East Cape Guineas, L, Ibhayi S., L, Founders Trophy, 2d Fairview S.-twice, 3d Fairview Founders Trophy.

FLANDERS (14c, Captain Al, Western Winter). Champion 2YO Filly in Zimbabwe in 2016-17.6 wins-4 at 2-to 1450m to 2017-18, Borrowdale Thoroughbred Breeders Champagne S., L, Champion Juvenile S., L.

SIMONA (13f, Western Winter, Elliodor). 9 wins from 1200m to 1800m to 2018-19, R158,216, Borrowdale OK Grand Challenge, L, 2d Borrowdale Republic Cup, L, Castle Tankard, L, 3d Borrowdale Ipi Tombe S., L.

QUEEN FOREVER (14f, Jallad, Royal Chalice). 3 wins-2 at 2-at 1200m, 1400m to 2017-18, R286,875, Fairview Lady’s Slipper S., L, Supabets H., 2d Fairview Breeders Guineas, L, East Cape Oaks, L, 4th Fairview East Cape Guineas, L.

STREAM AHEAD (15c, Western Winter, Efisio). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 1600m to 2018-19, R203,834, Greyville KZN Guineas Trial, L, Scottsville John McCreedy Juvenile P., 2d Greyville Follow Gold Circle on Facebook Juvenile P., 3d Scottsville AG Hall Juvenile P.

Cash Time (14c, Casey Tibbs, Tara’s Halls). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1600m, 2000m to 2017-18, R391,425, 2d Turffontein Full Dividend No Limits H., 3d Turffontein Victory Moon S., Gr.3, Derby Trial, L, Joburg’s Prawn Festival in March S., Bring and Braai in September Novice H., Novice H., 4th Turffontein South African Derby, Gr.1, Drum Star H., L.

Green Haze (15c, Western Winter, Dancing Champ). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1600m to 2018-19, R283,063, Vaal Happy Festive Season From Racing It’s a Rush P., 2d Greyville Gatecrasher S., L, Turffontein Tab Telebet P., Supabets Assessment P., 3d Turffontein Dingaans H., Gr.2, Tab Telebet P., Bet With the Best Juvenile P.

Loadshedder (13g, Danehill Dancer, Fort Wood). 2 wins at 1600m, R219,925, 3d Kenilworth Winter Guineas, Gr.3, Winter Classic, Gr.3, Silver Mountain H.

Anneka (15f, Western Winter, Trigger Finger). Winner at 2 in 2017-18, R204,025, 2d Turffontein Acacia H., Gr.3, Vaal Betting World P., 3d Turffontein All to Come Assessment P.

Sulka (15c, Model Man, Top Ville). Winner at 2 in 2017-18, 3d Greyville Golden Horseshoe, Gr.2.

Light on Her Toes (14f, Western Winter, Badger Land). Winner at 2, R190,500, 3d Greyville Debutante H., Gr.3, Scottsville Epol Equine Feed S., Racing It’s a Rush H., Greyville Autosure H.

Green Top (14f, Caesour, Mecca Road). Winner at 2, R351,825, 2d Turffontein South African Fillies Classic, Gr.1, Vaal Tab Telebet H., 3d Turffontein Gauteng Fillies Guineas, Gr.2, Ken Wright Memorial P.

Skip the Red (13c, Badger’s Drift, Golden Thatch). 6 wins-1 at 2-to 1500m to 2018, R405,476, 2d Scottsville Sentinel S., 3d Greyville Gatecrasher S., L.

Green Lantern (13c, Fort Wood, Elliodor). 5 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 1600m to 2018-19, R370,424, 3d Fairview Ibhayi S., L, 4th Fairview East Cape Guineas, L, Racing Association S., L.

Purple Tractor (13c, Fort Wood, Waterville Lake). 5 wins to 1350m to 2018, R438,807, Scottsville Racing It’s a Rush H., 2d Scottsville In Full Flight H., L.

Frederico’s Dream (14f, Linamix, Danehill). 4 wins-2 at 2-at 1000m, 1200m to 2017-18, R376,400, Vaal Tab Pays the Full Dividend No Limits H., Turffontein Book for July Day in Jozi H., Vaal All to Come Juvenile P., 2d Turffontein Swallow S., L, Tab Telebet P., 3d Turffontein Bauhinia H., L, 4th Turffontein Sycamore Sprint, Gr.3.

Ready Steady Go (14g, Jet Master, Golden Thatch). 4 wins to 1250m to 2018-19, R328,850, Durbanville Jockey Chase in October H., 2d Kenilworth Jet Master S., L, H., Skyy Vodka H., Winter Series in May H., 3d Kenilworth Khaya Stables H.

Legend (13c, Spectrum, Dancing Champ). 4 wins-1 at 2-at 1400m, 1600m to 2017-18, R939,375, Scottsville South Africa Million Mile, Greyville Ems Ref Sol H., GPS Plastics H., 2d Greyville Christmas H., L, 3d Greyville Racing It’s a Rush S., Racing It’s a Rush H.-twice, Igugu H., Durban View Restaurant H.

La Bella Mia (14f, Jet Master, National Assembly). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1150m to 2017-18, R219,850, Turffontein Saturday Citizen H., 2d Greyville Ethekwini Sprint, Turffontein Book for Met in Jozi in Jan Juvenile P., 3d Turffontein Ruffian S., L, World Sports Betting S.

in South Africa:
6 WINS, R1,350,530 in stakes, 1000-1600m, placed 4 times from 13 starts
Merit rated 117 at 3 (Highest weighted 3yo in May 2012).

at 2

  • WON Betting World 1200 (L)
  • 3rd GR1 Premier’s Champion Stakes
  • 4th GR1 Golden Horseshoe

at 3

  • WON Gr1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate WFA (2012)
  • 3rd GR1 J&B Metropolitan Hcp
  • 4th GR1 Cape Guineas
  • 2nd GR2 Kenilworth Selangor Cup
  • 2nd GR3 Cape Classic

MORE THAN READY 7 wins-5 at 2-to 7f, US$1,026,229, Saratoga King’s Bishop S., Gr.1, Gulfstream Park Hutcheson S., Gr.2, Saratoga Sanford S., Gr.2, Belmont Tremont S., Gr.3, Churchill Downs WHAS-11 S., L, Belmont Flash S., L, 2d Keeneland Blue Grass S., Gr.1, Belmont Vosburgh S., Gr.1, Dwyer S., Gr.2, Fair Grounds Louisiana Derby, Gr.2, 3d Belmont Futurity S., Gr.1, 4th Churchill Downs Kentucky Derby, Gr.1, Aqueduct Cigar Mile H., Gr.1, Monmouth Haskell Invitational H., Gr.1. He entered stud in USA in 2001. He entered stud in Aust. in 2001. Leading USA Sire of 2YOs in 2010. Leading Aust. Sire of 2YOs in 2007-08, 2008-09. Second on Aust. Sire List in 2007-08. Third on Aust. Sire List (AEI) in 2007-08. Sire of 2409 progeny to race, 1767 winners (73.0%), earnings of over $216 million, 192 stakes winners, 158 stakes placegetters, inc.

MORE JOYOUS (06f, Sunday Silence, Danehill). Champion Middle Distance Horse in Australia in 2011-12.21 wins-2 at 2-from 1100m to 2000m, A$4,572,450, ATC Queen Elizabeth S., Gr.1, Doncaster H., Gr.1, Queen of the Turf S., Gr.1-twice, AJC George Main S., Gr.1, Flight S., Gr.1, MRC Futurity S., Gr.1, Toorak H., Gr.1, ATC Breeders Classic, Gr.2, Canterbury S., Gr.2-twice, AJC Light Fingers S., Gr.2, Surround S., Gr.2, STC Reisling S., Gr.2, Theo Marks H., Gr.2, Tea Rose S., Gr.2, MRC Tristarc S., Gr.2, ATC Golden Pendant, Gr.3, STC Sheraco H., L-twice, Furniture One Show 2YO H., 2d ATC Canterbury S., Gr.1, 3d MVRC Manikato S., Gr.1, STC Sheraco S., L, 4th MRC Toorak H., Gr.1.

ROY H (12g, Elusive Quality, Taj Alriyadh). Head of the 2018 WTR (Sprint). Equal Leading Older Male on 2017 WTR (Sprint). Champion Male Sprinter in USA in 2017 & 2018.10 wins at 6f, 6½f to 2019, US$2,939,765, 734,000Dhs, Santa Anita Sprint Championship S., Gr.1-twice, Breeders’ Cup Sprint, Gr.1-twice, Belmont True North S., Gr.2, Santa Anita Palos Verdes S., Gr.2-twice, 2d Del Mar Bing Crosby S., Gr.1-twice, 3d Meydan Dubai Golden Shaheen, Gr.1.

CATHOLIC BOY (15c, Bernardini, Seeking the Gold). 6 wins-3 at 2-from 7f to 1¼m to 2018, US$1,842,000, Saratoga Travers S., Gr.1, Belmont Derby, Gr.1, Aqueduct Remsen S., Gr.2, Belmont Pennine Ridge S., Gr.3, Saratoga With Anticipation S., Gr.3, 2d Tampa Bay Downs Sam F Davis S., Gr.3, 4th Gulfstream Park Florida Derby, Gr.1, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf, Gr.1.

RUSHING FALL (15f, Forestry, Mr. Prospector). 6 wins-3 at 2-from 1m to 9f to 2018, US$1,308,000, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, Gr.1, Keeneland Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup, Gr.1, Saratoga Lake Placid S., Gr.2, Keeneland Appalachian S., Gr.2, Jessamine S., Gr.3, 2d Churchill Downs Edgewood S., Gr.3.

SAMAREADY (09f, Secret Savings, Touching Wood). Champion Female Sprinter in Australia in 2013-14.6 wins-4 at 2-to 1200m, A$1,669,800, MRC Blue Diamond S., Gr.1, MVRC AJ Moir S., Gr.1, ATC Reisling S., Gr.2, MRC Heath S., Gr.3, Blue Diamond Prelude (f), Gr.3, VRC Spotless 2YO P., 3d ATC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1, VRC Lightning S., Gr.1, 4th MRC Quezette S., L.

VERRAZANO (10c, Giant’s Causeway, Mr. Prospector). Champion Older Male Miler in Ireland in 2014.6 wins from 6½f to 9f, £110,169, US$1,691,300, Aqueduct Wood Memorial S., Gr.1, Monmouth Haskell Invitational S., Gr.1, Tampa Bay Derby, Gr.2, Monmouth Pegasus S., Gr.3, 2d Royal Ascot Queen Anne S., Gr.1, 3d Aqueduct Cigar Mile H., Gr.1, Newbury Lockinge S., Gr.1, 4th Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile, Gr.1.

SEBRING (05c, Flying Spur, Luskin Star). Champion 2YO Colt in Australia in 2007-08.5 wins at 2, A$2,537,060, STC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1, AJC Sires Produce S., Gr.1, Breeders’ P., L, Canonbury S., L, STC Darley Guineas Day 2YO H., 2d AJC Champagne S., Gr.1.

ROOM SERVICE (11f, Old Trieste, Gate Dancer). 4 wins-1 at 2-from 6f to 1¼m, US$571,565, Keeneland Ashland S., Gr.1, Santa Anita American Oaks, Gr.1, Gulfstream Park Herecomesthebride S., Gr.3, 3d Gulfstream Park Sweetest Chant S., L.

PRIZED ICON (13c, Danehill, Bletchingly). 3 wins-2 at 2-at 1600m, 2500m, A$2,167,450, VRC Victoria Derby, Gr.1, ATC Champagne S., Gr.1, Fernhill H., L, 2d VRC Australian Guineas, Gr.1, ATC Chipping Norton S., Gr.1, Tulloch S., Gr.2, MVRC Schweppes Crystal Mile, Gr.2, ATC Schweppervescence H., Gr.3, Scone RC Inglis 3YO Guineas, RL, ATC Carrington S., L, Lonhro P., L, 3d ATC Ranvet S., Gr.1, Spring Champion S., Gr.1, Gloaming S., Gr.3, Canberra RC Black Opal S., Gr.3, ATC Breeders’ P., L, TAB More Than Winning 2YO P., Spring Preview H., 4th VRC LKS Mackinnon S., Gr.1, ATC Apollo S., Gr.2, Up & Coming S., Gr.3.

REGALLY READY (07g, King of Kings, Nureyev). 20 wins from 5f to 8½f, US$1,830,437, Woodbine Nearctic S., Gr.1, Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint S., Gr.2, Churchill Downs Twin Spires Turf Sprint S., Gr.3, Santa Anita San Simeon H., Gr.3, Joe Hernandez S., L, Mountaineer Park West Virginia House of Delegates Speaker’s Cup, L, Santa Anita Big Bear S., L, Churchill Downs Opening Verse S., L, Kentucky Downs More Than Ready Mile S., L, Santa Anita Allowance, Woodbine Allowance, Churchill Downs Allowance, Keeneland Allowance, 3d Santa Anita Arcadia S., Gr.2, Daytona S., Gr.3-twice, Monmouth My Frenchman S., L, 4th Churchill Downs Twin Spires Turf Sprint S., Gr.3, Indiana Grand Warrior Veterans S., L, Arlington Sprint S., L, Kentucky Downs Turf Dash S., L.

PERFECT REFLECTION (12f, Bluebird, Superbity). 7 wins from 1200m to 2100m, A$1,401,950, WATC Kingston Town Classic, Gr.1, Lee Steere S., Gr.2, Ted Van Heemst S., Gr.2, Champion Fillies S., Gr.3, Belgravia S., L, Westspeed 3YO H., 3d WATC Railway S., Gr.1, Kingston Town Classic, Gr.1, VRC Vanity S., Gr.3, WATC Northerly S., Gr.3, 4th WATC Perth Cup, Gr.2.

DREAMAWAY (07f, Danehill, Sir Tristram). 6 wins from 1200m to 2400m, A$804,100, Western Australian Derby, Gr.1, WATC Champion Fillies S., Gr.3, Western Australia Oaks, Gr.3, Ascot One Thousand Guineas, L, Natasha S., L, 2d WATC Westspeed 3YO H., Albany Cup, 3d WATC Detonator S., L, Bunbury Cup, L, Pinjarra Cup, L.

EAGLE WAY (12g, Lure, Seattle Dancer). 8 wins from 1600m to 2400m to 2018-19, A$517,750, HK$16,737,500, BRC Queensland Derby, Gr.1, HKJC BOCHK Jockey Club Cup, Gr.2, Queen Mother Memorial Cup, Gr.3, January Cup, Gr.3, BRC Sky Racing H., SCTC Coastline BMW H., HKJC Eishin Preston H., 2d BRC Grand Prix S., Gr.3, HKJC Happy Valley Vase H., Jinbao Street H., 3d HKJC Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup, Gr.1, Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup, Gr.1, Oriental Watch Sha Tin Trophy, Gr.2, Sa Sa Ladies’ Purse, Gr.3, Centenary Vase, Gr.3, 4th HKJC Longines Hong Kong Vase, Gr.1, Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup, Gr.1, BRC Rough Habit P., Gr.3, HKJC Queen Mother Memorial Cup, Gr.3, Hong Kong Classic Cup, L.

UNI (14f, Dansili, Generous). 7 wins from 1500m to 1800m to 2018, €58,300, US$830,000, Del Mar Matriarch S., Gr.1, Belmont Sands Point S., Gr.2, Noble Damsel S., Gr.3, Maisons-Laffitte Prix Matchem, L, Saratoga De la Rose S., L, Aqueduct Plenty of Grace S., L, Deauville Prix d’Epreville, 2d Saratoga Lake Placid S., Gr.2, Chantilly Prix du Vivier Madame, Deauville Prix de la Placiere, 3d Belmont Oaks, Gr.1, Cagnes-sur-Mer Prix de la Californie, L, 4th Keeneland Queen Elizabeth Ii Challenge Cup, Gr.1.

MORE THAN SACRED (09f, Danehill, Caerleon). 5 wins from 1600m to 2400m, NZ$368,475, A$59,100, New Zealand Oaks, Gr.1, ARC Sunline Vase, Gr.3, Waikato Gold Cup, Gr.3, Counties RC HR Fisken & Sons Ltd H., 2d Cranbourne Cup, L, ARC John Deere Agrowquip H., 3d Auckland Cup, Gr.1, Waikato RC Sir Tristram Fillies Classic, Gr.2, 4th ARC City of Auckland Cup, Gr.2, Geelong Cup, Gr.3.

PERFECTLY READY (02c, Danehill, Balmerino). 4 wins-2 at 2-to 1400m, A$685,650, SAJC Goodwood H., Gr.1, MRC Blue Diamond Prelude (c&g), Gr.3, Moonga S., Gr.3, MVRC Off Site Catering 2YO P., 2d MVRC Manikato S., Gr.1, VRC Bobbie Lewis H., Gr.3, Poseidon S., L, 3d MRC Blue Diamond S., Gr.1, 4th VRC Emirates S., Gr.1, MVRC Mitchell McKenzie S., L.

ENTISAAR (12f, Catbird, Snaadee). Champion 2YO Filly in South Africa in 2014-15.3 wins at 2, R847,400, Scottsville Allan Robertson Championship, Gr.1, Turffontein South African Fillies Nursery, Gr.2, Ruffian S., L, 2d Kenilworth Choice Carriers Championship, Gr.2, Turffontein Pretty Polly S., Gr.3.

GIMMETHEGREENLIGHT (08c, Canny Lad, Marauding). 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.

PHELAN READY (06g, Blevic, At Talaq). Champion 2YO in Australia in 2009.4 wins-2 at 2-at 1200m, 1400m, A$3,772,350, STC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1, GCTC Magic Millions 2YO Classic, RL, BRC XXXX Gold H., Desleigh Forster Racing H., 2d MVRC Manikato S., Gr.1, STC Todman S., Gr.2, BRC QTC Cup, Gr.2, George Moore S., Gr.3, GCTC Magic Millions Cup, RL, BRC Keith Noud H., L, 3d STC Premiere S., Gr.2, BRC Lough Neagh S., L, MRC Testa Rossa S., L, QTC JF Meynink S., L, GCTC Prime Minister’s Cup, L, Goldmarket H., L, SCTC Glasshouse H., L, 4th VRC Newmarket H., Gr.1, Bobbie Lewis H., Gr.3, Gold Coast Guineas, Gr.3, BRC Lough Neagh S., L, BTC Tommy Smith Slipper, L.

CARRY ON CUTIE (02f, Conquistarose, Alleged). 3 wins at 2, A$448,360, AJC Champagne S., Gr.1, STC Sweet Embrace S., Gr.3, Tooheys New 2YO H., 2d STC Magic Night S., Gr.2, 4th STC Tea Rose S., Gr.2.

FUNTASTIC (14c, Quiet American, Lyphard). 4 wins from 8½f to 1½m to 2018, US$410,711, Monmouth United Nations S., Gr.1, 2d Aqueduct Gio Ponti S., L.

BUSTER’S READY (08f, Honour and Glory, Quiet American). 4 wins-1 at 2-at 1m, 8½f, US$354,884, Belmont Mother Goose S., Gr.1, Aqueduct Allowance, 2d Pimlico Black-Eyed Susan S., Gr.2, 3d Aqueduct Out Ruled S., L, 4th Saratoga Coaching Club American Oaks, Gr.1, Parx Racing Cotillion S., Gr.2.

BENICIO (02c, Danehill, Marscay). 3 wins-1 at 2-from 1300m to 2500m, A$978,250, Victoria Derby, Gr.1, MVRC Godings Kubota H., 2d VRC Anzac Day S., L, 3d MVRC AAMI Vase, Gr.2.

DAREDEVIL (12c, Forty Niner, Sunny’s Halo). 2 wins at 2, US$424,600, Belmont Champagne S., Gr.1, 2d Gulfstream Park Swale S., Gr.2, 4th Aqueduct Wood Memorial S., Gr.1.

READY’S GAL (02f, Nasty and Bold, Search for Gold). 7 wins-2 at 2-from 5f to 9f, US$609,959, Woodbine Canadian S., Gr.2, Saratoga Lake George S., Gr.3, Monmouth Matchmaker S., Gr.3, Tampa Bay Downs Hillsborough S., Gr.3, Monmouth Little Silver S., L, Saratoga Allowance, 2d Belmont Frizette S., Gr.1, 3d Meadowlands Miss Liberty S., L.

MORE STRAWBERRIES (07f, Strawberry Road, Mr. Prospector). 4 wins to 1500m, A$843,200, STC Tea Rose S., Gr.2, NSW Tatt’s RC Furious S., Gr.2, Hawkesbury RC Darley Crown, L, Newcastle JC Tibbie S., L, 2d AJC Flight S., Gr.1, STC Magic Night S., Gr.2, AJC Lansdowne 2YO H., 3d STC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1, ATC Triscay S., L, 4th ATC Surround S., Gr.2, AJC Silver Shadow S., Gr.3.

DIXIE READY (06f, Dixieland Band, Spectacular Bid). 9 wins from 1000m to 2000m, La Plata Clasico Los Criadores, Gr.2, Clasico Manuel F y Emilio Gnecco, Gr.3, Clasico Jockey Club de Rosario, L, Especial Nigua, Especial Sipan Dagh, 2d La Plata Clasico Arturo A Bullrich, Gr.3, Especial Haras El Paraiso, Especial Calling, 3d La Plata Especial Bat Ruizero, 4th La Plata Clasico Joaquin V Maqueda, Gr.3.

MORE THAN WORDS (14c, Silver Planet, Engrillado). 8 wins from 1300m to 2000m to 2018-19, Monterrico Clasico Almirante Miguel Grau Seminario, Gr.2, Clasico Pedro García Miró, Gr.3, Clasico Baldomero Aspíllaga, Gr.3, 2d Monterrico Clasico Ciudad de Lima, Gr.2, Clasico Batalla de Tarapacá, L.

TOM’S READY (13c, Broad Brush, Deputy Minister). 5 wins-1 at 2-at 7f, 1m, US$1,036,267, Belmont Woody Stephens S., Gr.2, Bold Ruler H., Gr.3, Churchill Downs Ack Ack H., Gr.3, Presque Isle Downs Leemat S., L, 2d Fair Grounds Louisiana Derby, Gr.2, Lecomte S., Gr.3, Churchill Downs Street Sense S., L, 3d Saratoga Forego S., Gr.1, Belmont Kelso H., Gr.2, Churchill Downs S., Gr.2.

ZINDAYA (11f, Kris S, Quiet American). 6 wins from 5½f to 1m, US$567,240, Santa Anita Goldikova S., Gr.2, Belmont Intercontinental S., L, Intercontinental S., L, License Fee S., L, Allowance, 2d Belmont Noble Damsel S., Gr.3, License Fee S., L, 3d Santa Anita Autumn Miss S., Gr.3, Saratoga De la Rose S., L.

HUNGRY ISLAND (08f, A.P. Indy, Mr. Prospector). 6 wins from 1m to 9f, US$758,704, Saratoga Lake Placid S., Gr.2, Churchill Downs Churchill Distaff Turf Mile S., Gr.2, Belmont Recording S., L, Keeneland Allowance, Belmont Allowance, 2d Churchill Downs Churchill Distaff Turf Mile S., Gr.2, Saratoga Ballston Spa S., Gr.2, Belmont Noble Damsel S., Gr.3, 3d Belmont Just a Game S., Gr.1-twice, Keeneland First Lady S., Gr.1, Churchill Downs Mrs Revere S., Gr.2, 4th Belmont Garden City S., Gr.1, Saratoga Ballston Spa S., Gr.2.

MADE YOU LOOK (14c, Unbridled’s Song, Rahy). 4 wins-2 at 2-from 6f to 8½f to 2018, US$411,797, Saratoga With Anticipation S., Gr.2, Gulfstream Park Dania Beach S., Gr.3, 2d Belmont Poker S., Gr.3, 3d Gulfstream Park Kitten’s Joy S., L, 4th Saratoga Fourstardave H., Gr.1, Woodbine Charlie Barley S., L.

EKTIFAA (13f, Redoute’s Choice, Varick). 4 wins to 1450m, R565,000, Kenilworth Choice Carriers Championship, Gr.2, Turffontein Tony Ruffel S., Gr.3, Spectracare H.

MARY’S FOLLIES (06f, Miswaki, Wavering Monarch). 4 wins at 6f, 8½f, US$338,889, Churchill Downs Mrs Revere S., Gr.2, Monmouth Boiling Springs S., Gr.3, 2d Saratoga Lake George S., Gr.3, Belmont Athenia S., Gr.3, Monmouth Just Smashing S., L.

READY’S IMAGE (05c, Clever Trick, Wavering Monarch). 4 wins-3 at 2-to 6½f, US$310,542, Saratoga Sanford S., Gr.2, Belmont Tremont S., L, Adjudicating S., L, 2d Saratoga Hopeful S., Gr.1, 3d Churchill Downs Kentucky Breeders’ Cup S., Gr.3.

READY TO ACT (11f, Mizzen Mast, Homme de Loi). 3 wins-1 at 2-from 5½f to 1m, US$248,976, Keeneland Beaumont S., Gr.2, Gulfstream Park Sweetest Chant S., L, 3d Penn Oaks, L.

PLUCK (08c, Fort Wood, Bush Telegraph). 3 wins at 2, US$727,290, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf S., Gr.2, Woodbine Summer S., Gr.3, 4th Monmouth Continental Mile S., L.

FRITZ’S PRINCESS (02f, Canny Lad, Red Anchor). 9 wins-1 at 2-to 1300m, A$707,370, AJC Shorts H., Gr.2, GCTC Paspaley Magic Millions H., AJC Bronte Welter H., McGrath Real Estate H., STC WSFM H., Angostura Bitters H., Franklins Supermarket H., 2d Qld Tatt’s RC Winter S., Gr.1, AJC Shorts H., Gr.2, STC Triscay S., L, QTC Lightning H., L, City Tatt’s RC A Friend’s Place H., STC AAMI Golden Slipper Day H., 3d AJC Galaxy H., Gr.1, Sapphire S., Gr.2, STC Civic S., L, Scone RC Dark Jewel Classic, L, Wyong RC Strawberry Hill Slipper S., AJC Kinglock H., STC Konica Minolta H., 4th STC Premiere S., Gr.2, Missile S., Gr.3, AJC PJ Bell H., L.

READY TO PLEASE (03f, Pine Bluff, Nasty and Bold). 4 wins from 6f to 8½f, US$342,258, Oaklawn Park Fantasy S., Gr.2, Gulfstream Park Allowance, 2d Churchill Downs Dogwood S., Gr.3, Belmont Pebbles S., L, Prairie Meadows Saylorville S., L, 3d Belmont Mother Goose S., Gr.1, 4th Churchill Downs Winning Colors S., Gr.3.

COPPER BULLET (15c, Unbridled’s Song, Peintre Celebre). 3 wins-2 at 2-to 7f to 2018, US$327,345, Saratoga Special S., Gr.2, Churchill Downs Allowance, 2d Churchill Downs Bashford Manor S., Gr.3, Oaklawn Park Razorback H., Gr.3.

BOYNTON (14g, Distorted Humor, Ocean Crest). 3 wins-2 at 2-from 1200m to 1600m to 2017-18, Newmarket Superlative S., Gr.2, Meydan Mina Rashid H., 3d Goodwood Vintage S., Gr.2, Newmarket James Seymour S., L.

OLONANA (05f, Myocard, Marscay). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1100m, A$181,800, AJC Challenge S., Gr.2, MRC Biscay H., STC Tacking Point Tavern 2YO H., 4th VRC Red Roses S., L.

KISS AND MAKE UP (13c, Redoute’s Choice, Wild Again). 2 wins at 2, A$215,025, ATC Todman S., Gr.2, P.

ALWAYS ALLISON (12f, Fusaichi Pegasus, Danehill). 2 wins at 2, A$141,475, ATC Sweet Embrace S., Gr.2, TAB Rewards 2YO P.

ELITE FALLS (08f, Danehill, Sir Tristram). 2 wins at 2, A$790,900, ATC Reisling S., Gr.2, MVRC Microflite Helicopters Inglis Banner 2YO S., 2d MRC Oakleigh P., Gr.1, ATC Silver Slipper S., Gr.2, Widden S., L, 3d ATC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1.

MORE THAN REAL (08f, Dehere, Bold Ruckus). 2 wins at 2, US$652,051, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf S., Gr.2, 2d Woodbine Natalma S., Gr.3, 3d Belmont Garden City S., Gr.1, Saratoga Lake George S., Gr.2.

BRIGHTEXPECTATIONS (07c, Unbridled’s Song, Danehill). 2 wins at 2, A$290,950, STC Pago Pago S., Gr.2, Magic Millions Wyong 2YO Slipper S., 2d AJC Skyline S., Gr.3, 4th VRC Maribyrnong P., Gr.3, BRC Vo Rogue P., Gr.3.

READY TO LIFT (03f, Crested Wave, Sovereign Edition). 10 wins from 1200m to 2400m, A$598,480, AJC Summer Cup, Gr.3, STC Kingston Town S., Gr.3, WJ McKell Cup, L, Epona S., L, Christmas Cup, L, Sydney Pet & Animal Show Welter H., Vale Jim Fleming AO H., Grand Pavilion Opening H., 2d QTC Brisbane Cup, Gr.2, STC Franklins Supermarkets Welter H., AJC Cadbury Old Gold H., Centennial Park H., STC Schweppes Mineral Water H., 3d VRC Veolia Environmental Services H., 4th Canberra Cup, L.

AUGUSTA PROUD (05f, Langfuhr, Cryptoclearance). 9 wins-6 at 2-to 1200m, A$1,739,028, SAJC Breeders’ S., Gr.3, RN Irwin S., Gr.3, GCTC Magic Millions 2YO Classic S., RL, SAJC Dermody Lightning S., L, Queen Adelaide S., L, Magic Millions 2YO Classic, Alan Scott Park Morphettville H., Biodiesel 2YO P., MVRC City Pacific Finance 2YO P., 2d SAJC DC McKay S., Gr.3, Redelva S., L, WH Wylie H., L, 3d SAJC DC McKay S., Gr.3, VRC Straight Six H., L, MVRC William Crockett S., L, SAJC Proud Miss S., L, 4th SAJC Goodwood H., Gr.1.

READY TO RIP (07g, Danehill, Shining Finish). 8 wins to 1200m, A$604,960, MRC Bletchingly S., Gr.3, VRC Sprinters Final H., L, MRC Thoroughbred Club Cup, L, BRC Mick Dittman P., Lavin Park Racing 3YO H., GCTC Magic Millions P., BRC Livestock Transport H., 2d MVRC AJ Moir S., Gr.2, VRC Bob Hoysted H., L, BRC Lough Neagh S., L, Sunshine Coast Cup, L, BRC Height 4 Hire H., 3d MRC PB Lawrence S., Gr.2, Caulfield Sprint H., Gr.2, GCTC Coastal Tipper Hire QTIS H., 4th BRC Daybreak Lover S., L, MRC Christmas S., L, Bel Esprit S., L.

READYTOGORIGHTNOW (09g, Hurricane Sky, Mighty Kingdom). 7 wins from 1200m to 1800m, R685,670, Kenilworth Winter Classic, Gr.3, Winter Guineas, Gr.3, Fairview Memorial Mile, L, Kenilworth Pinnacle S., Racing It’s a Rush P., 2d Durbanville Aviation Insurance S., 3d Kenilworth Cape Classic, Gr.3, Fairview Racing It’s a Rush S., 4th Greyville Champions Cup, Gr.1, Clairwood Cup Trial, Gr.3, Kenilworth Jet Master S., L.

MAHISARA (08c, Danehill, Last Tycoon). 7 wins-3 at 2-to 1500m, A$528,890, MRC Sandown S., Gr.3-twice, Qld Tatt’s RC Australia Post S., L, VRC Headquarters Tavern P., ATC Iconic Race H., TJ’s Champagne Bar 2YO H., 2d BRC Sprint H., Gr.3, VRC Hilton Hotels S., L, BRC Dalrello S., L, 3d BRC Sires’ Produce S., Gr.2, ATC Brian Crowley S., L, 4th GCTC Prime Minister’s Cup, L.

IDEAL IMAGE (11f, Bluebird, Superbity). 6 wins from 1000m to 1800m, A$434,400, WATC La Trice Classic, Gr.3, Burgess Queen S., L, Jungle Dawn Classic, L, Bernie Couch Memorial H., Westspeed H., 2d WATC Northerly S., Gr.3, Jungle Mist Classic, L, 3d WATC Champion Fillies S., Gr.3, RJ Peters S., Gr.3, Starstruck Classic, L, Westminster National Property Finance H., 4th WATC Asian Beau S., Gr.3, La Trice Classic, Gr.3.

PIANIST (09f, Red Ransom, Nureyev). 6 wins at 1m, 8½f, US$508,700, Belmont Athenia S., Gr.3, Pimlico Gallorette H., Gr.3, Belmont Given S., L, Saratoga Allowance, 2d Saratoga Ballston Spa S., Gr.2, 3d Parx Racing Dr James Penny Memorial H., Gr.3, Saratoga De la Rose S., L, 4th Keeneland Valley View S., Gr.3, Aqueduct Stardusk S., L.

CUSTOM FOR CARLOS (06c, Meadowlake, Seattle Slew). 6 wins at 6f, 7f, US$483,865, Gulfstream Park Mr Prospector S., Gr.3, Monmouth Jersey Shore S., Gr.3, Oaklawn Park Count Fleet H., Gr.3, Churchill Downs Bet on Sunshine H., L, Allowance, 2d Gulfstream Park Mr Prospector S., Gr.3, Aqueduct Toboggan S., Gr.3, Philadelphia Park Gallant Bob H., L, 3d Gulfstream Park Swale S., Gr.2, 4th Saratoga Amsterdam S., Gr.2.

NAYELI (11f, Danehill, Centaine). 4 wins-2 at 2-to 1200m, A$352,975, MRC Chairman’s S., Gr.3, City Tatt’s RC Nivison S., Gr.3, ATC Fireball S., L, Membership on Sale 2YO P., 2d Scone RC Inglis Guineas, RL.

MOREISH (09f, Danehill, Weasel Clause). 4 wins from 1700m to 2400m, A$373,899, Western Australian Oaks, Gr.3, WATC Ascot One Thousand Guineas, L, Natasha S., L, 2d Western Australian Derby, Gr.2, WATC Black & White Party H., 3d WATC Westspeed H.-twice, Budget Can Do H.

MAGIC BROOMSTICK (06f, Broad Brush, Deputy Minister). 8 wins from 7f to 8½f, US$484,807, Woodbine Bessarabian S., Gr.3, River Memories S., L, Avowal S., L, Allowance-twice, 3d Woodbine Canadian S., Gr.2, River Memories S., L-twice, 4th Woodbine Dance Smartly S., Gr.2.

PATRONYME (04f, Zeditave, Marauding). 6 wins-1 at 2-to 1400m, A$325,950, STC Birthday Card S., Gr.3, Triscay S., L, AJC After Party at Fringe Bar H., Merlene H., STC Racing’s Night of Champions H., Dirabela Promotions 2YO H., 2d AJC Angst S., L, Newcastle JC Tibbie S., L, STC Spring Racing Carnival H., 3d STC Angostura Bitters H., Grand Pavilion H.

TAMMY THE TORPEDO (12f, War Chant, Seeking the Gold). 5 wins-1 at 2-at 8½f, 9f, US$355,530, Gulfstream Park Suwannee River S., Gr.3, Monmouth Violet S., Gr.3, Gulfstream Park Tropical Park Oaks, L, Belmont Allowance, 2d Monmouth Matchmaker S., Gr.3, 3d Belmont Miss Grillo S., Gr.3, 4th Parx Racing Dr James Penny Memorial S., Gr.3.

His sire sons include Sebring (52), Gimmethegreenlight (16), Perfectly Ready (7), Ready’s Image (7), Custom for Carlos (6), Pluck, Verrazano, Benicio, Better Than Ready, Ready As, etc.

More Than Ready Southern Halo Halo Hail To Reason – Turn-To
Cosmah – Cosmic Bomb
Northern Sea Northern Dancer – Nearctic
Sea Saga – Sea-Bird
Woodman’s Girl Woodman Mr. Prospector – Raise A Native
Playmate – Buckpasser
Becky Be Good Naskra – Nasram
Good Landing – First Landing
Yes She Can Cancan Canny Lad Bletchingly Biscay – Star Kingdom
Coogee – Relic
Jesmond Lass Lunchtime – Silly Season
Beautiful Dreamer – Coeur Volant
Dove Vai Marauding Sir Tristram – Sir Ivor
Biscalowe – Biscay
Benbara Queen Red Anchor – Sea Anchor
Lunar Sky – Kaoru Star

CANNY LAD Champion 2YO in Aust/NZ. 8 wins-6 at 2-from 900m to 1600m, A$2,069,900, STC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1, VRC Sires’ Produce S., Gr.1, Maribyrnong P., Gr.2, MVRC Bill Stutt S., Gr.2, VATC Autumn S., Gr.3, Blue Diamond Prelude, Gr.3, Debutant S., Gr.3, VRC Maribyrnong Trial S., L, 2d VATC Blue Diamond S., Gr.1, 3d MVRC WS Cox P., Gr.1, VRC Ascot Vale S., Gr.2. Sire of winners of over $57 million – 55 stakes winners, inc. CANNSEAANCIENT SONGPRESERVESMALL MINDSCALVEENACCOMPLICEDODGEREPUBLIC LASSALLEZ SUEZHE’S NO PIE EATER, etc. Maternal sire of winners of over $107 million – 77 stakes winners, inc. DESERT WARTHE CONGLOMERATEKUSIOFCOURSEICANPLATINUM SCISSORSREDOUTE’S CHOICEMNEMOSYNEMANHATTAN RAINGIMMETHEGREENLIGHTNEROLI.

2018 Stallion Register

Karel Miedema’s Pedigree Evaluation

Sires Handbook 2012 –

It is rare for a mare to produce a Gr1 winner. For her to produce more than one has statistically a chance close to zero. So when two-time winning miler Yes She Can Cancan hit the boards with a Gr1 winning brother and sister following a stakes placed other sister, from just three runners by different sires, she caused a stir. Something had to be going on in her pedigree.

Yes She Can Cancan is one of four winners for her dam Dove Vai, and one of three full sisters and a 3-part sister. Dove Vai in turn is half sister to two stakes winning staying full brothers (who won 32 races between them), with the next dam Benbara Queen a 7-time winner who placed fourth in the Gr1 Australian One Thousand Guineas. Three generations further back is the mare Victory Piper, also the female line ancestor of Australian champion 3yo and 4yo filly (and Horse of the Year) Emancipation, whose granddaughter Virage de Fortune was champion 3yo filly in 2006. In terms of female-line kin-breeding there are close similarities between these two branches of the female line.

The theory of female-line kin-breeding centres on interaction of female ancestors whose pedigrees contain a high proportion of the same elements. Kin-breeding in the general horse population is random – any representative sample will show that half are kin-bred, the other half not. Of the kin-bred half, less than 10% has kin-breeding 4×4 or closer.

Sampling of ‘better’ horses changes that pattern. Worldwide, as the quality increases, so does the incidence of kin-breeding, as well as the percentage of horses kin-bred 4×4 and closer. The threshold among randomly sampled stallions at stud, and premier-sale mares and yearlings, is about 70% kin-bred, with 25% at 4×4 or closer.

The killer category is that of champions from the last 50 years, of which a sample shows that 95% have dams who are kinbred, with 80% of these dams kinbred 4×4 or closer. Often the grandams of these champions show similar kin-breeding, followed by an unbroken chain of consecutive kinbred ancestors stretching back far. Kin-breeding appears to centre on significant female line ancestors, whose influence can last for many generations.

The common female line ancestor of earlier mentioned champions Emancipation and her granddaughter Virage de Fortune on the one hand, and Yes She Can Cancan on the other, is the mare Victory Piper (by Pipe of Peace out of Sweet Victory). Victory Piper remained a maiden, but became dam of Hartshill, the leading Australian 2yo of her year. Victory Piper is kinbred 2×1 Red Briar (dam of Pipe of Peace) x Sweet Victory, and also 2×2 Red Briar x Victory Flight (dam of Sweet Victory). This kin-breeding is extended in Yes She Can Cancan’s grandam Benbara Queen (stakes placed dam of two stakes winners). Benbara Queen is by Red Anchor, whose grandam Red Robe is full sister to Pipe Of Peace. Add lines from Red Anchor damsire Decoy Boy to those of his grandam Red Robe, and the dam of Red Anchor makes for kin-breeding with Victory Piper, 2×3 in Benbara Queen.

The significant female line ancestor in the female line is Victory Piper’s third dam Oriens, a daughter of Hyperion, and herself kinbred 2×1 and 3×2, involving Hyperion’s dam Selene and grandam Serenissima. Victory Piper’s champion 2yo daughter Hartshill is kinbred 2×4 Alice Delysia (a daughter of Alycidon) x Oriens.

Now compare Emancipation. She’s a daughter of Bletchingly, by Biscay. Bletchingly is kinbred 3×2 Magic Wonder x Last Judgement. Both are kin to Victory Piper’s dam Sweet Victory. Magic Wonder and Sweet Victory are daughters of stallion Newtown Wonder, who appears a third time, in the pedigree of Emancipation’s damsire Gunsynd. The latter is close kin to Bletchingly’s sire Biscay to boot.

Emancipation was mated to Kenmare, whose third dam Geifang Belle is close kin to the bottom- line pair of Red Briar and Sweet Victory (they are 2×1 in Victory Piper). The resulting mare Virage is dam of champion Virage de Fortune, by Anabaa, who gives remote kin-breeding through Oriens.

There’s an interesting parallel here with champion race filly Goldikova, who also is by Anabaa. Goldikova’s bottom female line goes to Tudor Gleam, who is 3-part sister to Red Briar (they are by Owen Tudor out of Infra Red, and Owen Tudor out of daughter of Infra Red). Tudor Gleam is very close kin to Sweet Victory and also to Victory Piper (who is 2×1 Red Briar x Sweet Victory). Goldikova’s dam and third dam are kinbred through Tudor Gleam, and in-between Goldikova’s grandam is kinbred through Infra Red (dam of Red Briar).

Whereas Emancipation is by Bletchingly, Yes She Can Cancan is by Canny Lad, a son of Bletchingly. Canny Lad is kinbred 3×2 Last Judgement x Beautiful Dreamer, who are both kin to Sweet Victory. This repeats the kin-links found in Emancipation.

Just as Anabaa gave kin-breeding through the female line’s significant ancestor Oriens, so does More Than Ready’s bottom female-line ancestor La Troienne go to Oriens is the mating with Yes She Can Cancan which gave Gimmethegreenlight. The links are remote, but significant.

Gimmethegreenlight’s Gr1 winning half sister Ofcourseican is by Mossman, whose fourth dam Margaret Ann is very close kin to Victory Piper.

Where from here

Victory Piper may well hold the key. Mares who have multiples of the closeup lines from her pedigree should be the ones to look out for.

Victory Piper’s sire Pipe of Peace is by Supreme Court out of Red Briar, and kinbred 2×1 Forecourt x Red Briar and 3×2 Overture x Infra Red.

This gives an interesting link to Jallad, a son of Blushing Groom, from the Infra Red female line. Jallad is kinbred 3×3 Aimee x Ajasco, bottom-line grandams of sire and dam. Ajasco is out of a daughter of Llanstephan, the latter by Dante out of Gadabout, by Gainsborough out of Arabella. Dante’s full brother Sayajirao and Arabella are in Victory Piper. In a nutshell, Jallad’s kin-breeding of Aimee x Ajasco goes straight to Victory Piper. It is notable that the earlier mentioned champion Goldikova is out of a mare by Blushing Groom.

Jallad’s female line is represented in South Africa, not only in champion Princess Victoria, but also in the mare Platinum Lass, who comes with a double, as she is by Jallad.

Blushing Groom is also found in Rainbow Quest, who is kin-bred 3×3 Aimee x Noblesse, both kin to Victory Piper and Red Briar. Rainbow Quest’s son Saumarez is 4x4x1 Aimee x Noblesse x Fiesta Fun, who all link in the same way. Rainbow Quest’s son Spectrum also fits the pattern. There will be others, with Blushing Groom as sire of females.

Red Briar’s dam Infra Red is a daughter of Black Ray. This female line is not only the one of Blushing Groom, but also of Khaled (kinbred 2×1 Selene x Éclair; sire of Swaps, who is kinbred 3x2x4 Selene x Éclair x Uncle’s Lassie). Swaps is significant in the female line of Fort Wood, where he’s sire of second dam Change Water.

Red Briar’s three-part sister Red Ray is ancestress of Mill Reef.

Red Briar is the third dam of Bel Byou.

Also on the bottom-line of the pedigree is Victory Piper’s daughter Lunar Queen. She’s by Mount Hagen, whose second dam Sunset is kin to Red Briar and to Oriens. Mount Hagen stood for several years at Summerhill and can be found in SA female lines, as well as in the pedigrees of some major international sire-lines.

Supreme Court’s female line of Overture (tracing to Pretty Polly) can be found in Preamble, Tara’s Halls, Alan Adare – to mention but a few.

What of the influence of Gimmethegreenlight’s sire More Than Ready?

More Than Ready is sire of Gr1 winners, and in the South African context best known as sire of Breeders Cup Juvenile winner Pluck, bred by Varsfontein (where Gimmethegreenlight starts his stud career). Pluck, whose dam is by Fort Wood, comes from the Soho Secret female line, and is kinbred 4×4 Good Landing x Secret Landing (dam of Soho Secret), both mares daughters of First Landing.

Gimmethegreenlight will no doubt get lines from this female line, which is interesting as his significant ancestor Oriens kin-links to the Soho Secret female line (through the mare Iona). It’s remote, but looks significant.

There’s also the fact that More Than Ready’s dam Woodman’s Girl is kinbred 2×2 Playmate x Good Landing, both mares tracing to La Troienne. To what extent kin-linking to La Troienne will assist Gimmiethegreenlight may well depend on what other lines that famous mare is combined with.

Mating Suggestions

  1. Blushing Groom, notably Jallad (and his female line, the Petrava family), Rainbow Quest (Saumarez, Spectrum), & Blushing Groom as sire of females.
  2. Other Black Ray female line, notably Khaled (Swaps and other of his female line descendants, notably Green Desert; Change Water – as in female line of Fort Wood), Mill Reef (Shirley Heights), Bel Byou
  3. Pretty Polly female line descendants, notably through Overture (Preamble, Tara’s Halls, Alan Adare, etc.) – widespread
  4. Soho Secret female line descendants
  5. Multiples of Hyperion, Owen Tudor, Tudor Minstrel; Mixed Marriage (Court Martial, Abernant, etc – widespread)
  6. Dante/Sayajirao (National Emblem, King of Kings, Derring Do (Dominion Royale, etc.)
  7. La Troienne female line descedants (widespread), in combination with the above

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