Gimmethegreenlight (AUS)

More Than Ready - Yes She Can Cancan (Canny Lad)
Bay/ Brown 2008 - Height 16.1hh
Fee Details: 2018 - R75k + VAT (R25k deposit – R50k live foal)





Sire of Gr1 and Gr2 winnerS from his first AND SECOND cropS

23 Stakes Horses, 62% Winners/Runners, 15,2% Stakes Horses/Runners

  • 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 dam, Yes 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


First season at stud in 2012

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).
WON Betting World 1200 (L)
3rd GR1 Premier’s Champion Stakes
4th GR1 Golden Horseshoe
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 1400m, US$636,229, including Saratoga King's Bishop S., Gr.1, Gulfstream 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 Belmont Vosburgh S., Gr.1, Keeneland Blue Grass S., Gr.1, Belmont Dwyer S., Gr.2, Fair Grounds Louisiana Derby, Gr.2, 3d Belmont Futurity S., Gr.1, 4th 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. Champion USA Sire of 2YOs in 2010. Champion 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 1276 progeny to race, 911 winners (71.0%), earnings of over $100 million, 100+ stakes winners, 84 stakes placed horses. Sire of 13 Champions, 3 Champion 2yo's.

Notable Progeny Includes
Name Sex Sire of Dam Sire of 2nd Dam Race record
More Joyous f Sunday Silence Danehill Gr1 x8, Gr1 pl x3, Gr2 x9, Gr3, L x2, L pl.
Champion Older Horse
Sebring c Flying Spur Luskin Star Gr1 x2, Gr1 pl, L x2. Champion 2yo colt
Phelan Ready c Belvic At Talaq Gr1, Gr1 pl x2, Gr2 pl x3, Gr3 pl x3, L, L pl x10.
Champion 2yo colt
Verrazano c Giant's Causeway Mr Prospector Gr1 x2, Gr1 pl x4, Gr2, Gr3
Samaready f Secret Savings Touching Wood Gr1 x2, Gr1 pl x2, Gr2, Gr3 x2, L pl
Room Service f Old Trieste Gate Dancer Gr1 x2, Gr3, L pl
Forbidden Prince g Sunny Clime Fool's Paint Gr1 x2. Champion 2yo colt
Sire. Cape Champion Juvenile Male
An Serafini c Giant's Causeway Turkoman Gr1, Gr2, Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl. Champion 2yo colt
Perfectly Ready c Danehill Balmerino Gr1, Gr1 pl x3, Gr3 x2, Gr3 pl, L pl x2
More Than Sacred f Danehill Caerleon Gr1, Gr1 pl, Gr2 pl x2, Gr3 x2, Gr3 pl, L pl
Buster's Ready f Honour And Glory Quiet American Gr1, Gr1 pl, Gr2 pl x2, L pl
Regally Ready g King Of Kings Nureyev Gr1, Gr2, Gr2 pl, Gr3 x2, Gr3 pl x3, L x5, L pl x3
Carry On Cutie f Conquistarose Alleged Gr1, Gr2 pl x2, Gr3
Benicio c Danehill Marscay Gr1, Gr2 pl, L pl
Dreamaway f Danehill Sir Tristram Gr1, Gr3 x2, L x2, L pl x3
Daredevil c Forty Niner Sunny's Halo Gr1
Hungry Island f A.P. Indy Mr Prospector Gr1 pl x4, Gr2 x2, Gr2 pl x4, Gr3 pl, L
Ready's Echo c Kingmambo Spectacular Bid Gr1 pl x3, Gr2 pl x2, Gr3 pl x3
More Strawberries f Strawberry Road Mr Prospector Gr1 pl x2, Gr2 x2, Gr2 pl x2, Gr3 pl, L x2, L pl
Fritz's Princess f Canny Lad Red Anchor Gr1 pl x2, Gr2, Gr2 pl x3, Gr3 pl, L pl x5
Elite Falls f Danehill Sir Tristram Gr1 pl x2, Gr2, Gr2 pl, L pl
Run For Naara f Kris S Wig Out Gr1 pl x2, Gr2 pl x2, L
Knoydart g Arena Archregent Gr1 pl x2, Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl, L x2,
Better Be The One g Snippets Damascus Gr1 pl x2, Gr2 pl, Gr3 x2, L, L pl
More Than Real f Dehere Bold Ruckus Gr1 pl, Gr2, Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl
Ready's Gal f Nasty And Bold Search For Gold Gr1 pl, Gr2, Gr3 x3, L, L pl
Ready To Please f Pine Bluff Nasty And Bold Gr1 pl, Gr2, Gr3 pl x2, L pl x2
Ready's Image c Clever Trick Wavering Monarch Gr1 pl, Gr2, Gr3 pl, L x2
Ashokan c Flying Spur Zabeel Gr1 pl, Gr2 pl x2, Gr3, Gr3 pl x2, L pl x2
Traffic Guard c Zafonic Golden Fleece Gr1 pl, Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl x6, L, L pl x6
Mata Keranjang g Salt Lake Miswaki Gr1 pl, Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl x3, L pl x3
Deloraine f Danzig Sir Ivor Gr1 pl, Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl, L, L pl
Better Than Ready c Agnes World Keltrice Gr1 pl, Gr2 pl, L x4, L pl
Stopshoppingmaria f Spend A Buck Exclusive Native Gr1 pl, Gr2 pl, L, L pl
Augusta Proud f Langfuhr Cryptoclearance Gr1 pl, Gr3 x2, Gr3 pl x2, L x3, L pl x5
Readytogorightnow g Hurricane Sky Mighty Kingdom Gr1 pl, Gr3 x2, Gr3 pl x2, L pl
Yallingup g Maizcay Dahar Gr1 pl, Gr3
Grace And Power f Defensive Play Little Current Gr1 pl, Gr3 pl, L, L pl x3
Raceway g Flying Spur Luskin Star Gr1 pl, Gr3 pl, L
Huegill c National Assembly Averof Gr1 pl, Gr3 pl
Saucey Evening f General Meeting Smarten Gr1 pl, L x3, L pl x5
Ready As c Solitary Hail Sir Dane Gr1 pl, L pl
Banaadeer c Redoute's Choice Last Tycoon Gr1 pl
Dixie Ready f Dixieland Band Spectacular Bid Gr2, Gr3, Gr3 pl x2, L
Mary's Follies f Miswaki Wavering Monarch Gr2, Gr3, Gr3 pl x2, L pl
Pluck c Fort Wood Bush Telegraph Gr2, Gr3, L pl
Brightexpectations c Unbridled's Song Danehill Gr2, Gr3 pl x3
Ready To Act f Mizzen Mast Homme De Loi Gr2, L, L pl
Olonana f Myocard Marscay Gr2, L pl
Ready To Rip g Danehill Shining Finish Gr2 pl x3, Gr3, L x2, L pl x5
Custom For Carlos c Meadowlake Seattle Slew Gr2 pl x2, Gr3 x3, Gr3 pl x2, L, L pl
Magic Broomstick f Broad Brush Deputy Minister Gr2 pl x2, Gr3, L x2, L pl x2
More Than Great c Luskin Star Better Boy Gr2 pl x2, Gr3 pl, L
Facinatin' Rhythm f Green Alligator Caveat Gr2 pl x2, L x3, L pl x9
More Than Lucky f Centro Sound Reason Gr2 pl x2, L
Pianist f Red Ransom Nureyev Gr2 pl, Gr3 x2, Gr3 pl x2, L, L pl x2
Mahisara c Danehill Last Tycoon Gr2 pl, Gr3 x2, Gr3 pl, L, L pl x4
La Chunga f Wavering Monarch Raise A Bid Gr2 pl, Gr3 x2, Gr3 pl
Ready To Lift f Crested Wave Sovereign Edition Gr2 pl, Gr3 x2, L x3, L pl
Moreish f Danehill Weasel Clause Gr2 pl, Gr3, L x2
Love of Dubai f Prospect Bay Diamonds Are Trump Gr2 pl, Gr3, L pl x2
Major Gain c Old Trieste Gate Dancer Gr2 pl, Gr3, L pl
Dalwari c Kalanisi Miswaki Gr2 pl, Gr3
Infinite Magic c Danehill Dancer Affirmed Gr2 pl, Gr3
Vivi Veloce f Royal Academy Southern Appeal Gr2 pl, Gr3
More Than Regal c Interprete Cipayo Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl x3, L x4, L pl x4
Ready For Fortune f Fortunate Prospect Caller I D Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl x2, L, L pl x3
Promise Me More f Broken Vow Alysheba Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl, L, L pl x4
In The Slips f Cozzene Alleged Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl, L, L pl x2
A Little Bit Sassy f Lemon Drop Kid Manado Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl, L, L pl
Get Ready Bertie f De Niro Topsider Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl, L, L pl
Dan And Sheila c Not For Love Hagley Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl
Ready Signal f Marlin Jade Hunter Gr2 pl, L x2, L pl
Sir Hallowell g Hennessy Imposing Gr2 pl, L pl x6
Blizzardly f Marscay Noalcoholic Gr2 pl, L, L pl x2
Proliferate c Flying Spur Bletchingly Gr2 pl, L, L pl
Major Conquest f Rock Of Gibraltar Pleasant Tap Gr2 pl, L pl
Heart of Paradise f Speightstown Megaturn Gr2 pl, L pl
All In Blue c Buddha No Robbery Gr2 pl
Cleveland Sound c Horse Chestnut Deputy Minister Gr2 pl
Galientos c Indian Charlie Carson City Gr2 pl
Kimberly Jean f Unbridled's Song Danzig Gr2 pl
Montana Sunset f Bluebird Biscay Gr2 pl
Rush Rush g Dixieland Band Secretariat Gr2 pl
More Than A Reason c Sabona Naskra Gr3, Gr3 pl x3, L pl x7
Patronyme f Zeditave Marauding Gr3, L, L pl x2
Teasing f Switch In Time The Toddler Gr3, L pl x3
Caminadora f Storm Boot Kingmambo Gr3, L pl x2
More Than Love f Zafonic Rahy Gr3, L pl
Romantic Moon f Danehill Bletchingly Gr3, L pl
War c Zabeel Danehill Gr3, L pl
Colour f Unbridled's Song Naturalism Gr3
Nayeli f Danehill Centaine Gr3
Tonz More Fun g Kaapstad Vice Regal Gr3
Uptown Bertie f De Niro Topsider Gr3
More Than Promised f Blushing John Nonoalco Gr3 pl x2, L x4, L pl x4
Audacious Chloe f Manila Fappiano Gr3 pl x2, L x4, L pl x3
Legislature f Conquistarose Alleged Gr3 pl x2, L pl
Gold Lotus g Miswaki Secretariat Gr3 pl x2
Ready For Spring c Miswaki Secretariat Gr3 pl x2
More Moonlight f Broad Brush Raja Baba Gr3 pl, L x5, L pl x3
R Loyal Man c Wild Gale Skip Trial Gr3 pl, L x2, L pl x3
About Ready f Alquoz Showdown Gr3 pl, L x2, L pl
Ruff And Ready g Notebook Roi Dagobert Gr3 pl, L, L pl x3
Come Fly With Me f Full And By Balmerino Gr3 pl, L, L pl
Al Aneed c Danehill Artaius Gr3 pl, L
Ideal Image f Bluebird Superbity Gr3 pl, L
Nucifera c Kingmambo Sadler's Wells Gr3 pl, L
Partisan Politics f Dynaformer Mister Baileys Gr3 pl, L
Readyor f Danehill Marscay Gr3 pl, L
Rash Promise f Centaine Marscay Gr3 pl, L pl x5
Dark Miss f Marscay Storm Bird Gr3 pl, L pl x2
Half Sister f Woodman Viceregal Gr3 pl, L pl x2
Power To Win g Royal Academy Roman Prince Gr3 pl, L pl x2
Rafferty g Marscay Sir Tristram Gr3 pl, L pl x2
Ready When You Are c Zadkine Typhoon Gr3 pl, L pl x2
Readyforcatherine f Kingmambo Dayjur Gr3 pl, L pl x2
Rose Darmore f Danehill Marscay Gr3 pl, L pl x2
Sandi's Ready f Mr Greeley Mari's Book Gr3 pl, L pl x2
Altesino f Marauding Crowned Prince Gr3 pl, L pl
Attendant g Kingmambo Pleasant Colony Gr3 pl, L pl
Feels Like Home f Danehill Dancer Crafty Prospector Gr3 pl, L pl
La Campanella f At Talaq Western Symphony Gr3 pl, L pl
Manahara c Gulch Roberto Gr3 pl, L pl
Action Ready c Wild Again Chief's Crown Gr3 pl
Beatmore g Grand Lodge Archregent Gr3 pl
Howgoodisthat g Grand Lodge Bluebird Gr3 pl
Hype g West By West The Minstrel Gr3 pl
Lockroy c Success Express Covetous Gr3 pl
Morethanaprincess f Hagley Dancing Count Gr3 pl
Quick Notice f Dehere Northern Prospect Gr3 pl
Ready For Success g Jugah Shy Rambler Gr3 pl
Relatively Ready c Parade Marshal Cipayo Gr3 pl
Renaissance Art c Siphon Cherokee Colony Gr3 pl
Rio Machangara c Formal Gold Gate Dancer Gr3 pl
So Decisive g Straight Strike Bletchingly Gr3 pl
Southern Girl f Redoute's Choice Zeditave Gr3 pl
Strike The Note c Mozart Blushing John Gr3 pl
Sumarand c Grand Lodge Marauding Gr3 pl
Tammy The Torpedo f War Chant Seeking The Gold Gr3 pl
Zindaya f Kris S Quiet American Gr3 pl
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


1st dam

Yes She Can Cancan (99f Canny Lad): 2 wins at 2, SAJC Holiday Inn 2yo P., AJC Warren Saunders 2yo H., 4th AJC Light Fingers S., Gr2. Dam of four named foals three to race, all winners, incl:

GIMMETHEGREENLIGHT (08c More Than Ready): - Gr1 winning millionaire - subject stallion

OFCOURSEICAN (06f Mossman): 8 wins, 1000-1500m, Gr1 Coolmore Classic, Gr2 Liverpool City Cup,

Wenona Girl Hcp-(L); 3rd Gr1 All Aged S., Gr3 Golden Pendant

La Goulue (02f Danehill Dancer): 4 wins, 1000-1200m; 3rd WH Wylie Hcp, L

2nd dam

Dove Vai (93f Marauding): winner, 1200m; 2nd QTC Princess Teresina H., 3rd QTC Maybe Lad 2yo H., half-sister to CLASSIC BENBARA, PRINCESS BENBARA, dam of 6 foals, 5 to race, all winners, incl.:

Yes She Can Cancan (99f Canny Lad): 2 wins – see above

Stepping (00f Dodge): 4 wins in AUS, $104,929, 1000-1200m, producer

Satnav (03f Canny Lad): 2 wins, at 2 & 3 in AUS, 1100-1500m, producer

Winds Me Up (AUS) (g. by Stromberg Carlson) winner at 3 in AUS

Reannag (02f Canny Lad): winner at 2 in AUS, 1050m; dam of

Fleet Riane (07f Barely A Moment): 2 wins, 1250-1400m

3rd dam

Benbara Queen (86f Red Anchor): 7 wins, 2 at 2yrs, 1000-1600m, $175,325, VATC Mortein H., Starlet H., Rivette H., Kambrook Quality S., Wenona Girl Quality S., Quezette H., William Pearson H., 2nd Geelong RC Oaks Trial S., L; 3rd Honda Prelude Hcp, L, Oaks Trial S., L; 4th Gr1 VATC One Thousand Guineas; dam of 5 foals, 4 to race, all winners, incl.:

Dove Vai (93f Marauding): won – see above

CLASSIC BENBARA (97c Fraar): 18 wins, 1400-3300m, $745,395, Werribee Cup, L, MRC Le Pine Funeral Services H., VATC Inormation & Technology P., Brian Green H., MVRC Ian Macdonald S/chase,

MRC Summer Fair H., Planet Ruler H., MVRC R Lewis 3yo H., VATC John Boxall P., 2nd Mornington Cup, L

PRINCE BENBARA (96c Fraar): 14 wins, 1300-2850m, $694,780, VRC Winter Championship H., L, Auckland Racing Club H., L, MVRC JRA Cup, L, VATC Heatherlie H., L-twice, MVRC Lindt Adrian Swan Quality H., VRC Stormy Rex H., 3rd MVRC Williams Inglis Cup, L, Seymour Cup, L, 4th MVRC Bill Stutt S., Gr2, VATC Sandown S., Gr3, Naturalism S., L

4th dam

Lunar Sky (81f Kaoru Star): won, 1200m at 2; dam of

Benbara Queen (86f Red Anchor): 7 wins – see above

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 4x4 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 4x4 and closer. The threshold among randomly sampled stallions at stud, and premier-sale mares and yearlings, is about 70% kin-bred, with 25% at 4x4 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 4x4 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 2x1 Red Briar (dam of Pipe of Peace) x Sweet Victory, and also 2x2 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, 2x3 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 2x1 and 3x2, involving Hyperion’s dam Selene and grandam Serenissima. Victory Piper’s champion 2yo daughter Hartshill is kinbred 2x4 Alice Delysia (a daughter of Alycidon) x Oriens.

Now compare Emancipation. She’s a daughter of Bletchingly, by Biscay. Bletchingly is kinbred 3x2 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 2x1 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 2x1 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 3x2 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 2x1 Forecourt x Red Briar and 3x2 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 3x3 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 3x3 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 2x1 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 4x4 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 2x2 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

Stands at Varsfontein Stud
Stud Master - Carl de Vos
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