Visionnaire, Visionaire… Visionary
(Image : Lancome / Summerhill Stud)
VISIONNAIRE, VISIONAIRE… VISIONARY
We don’t know where his name came from, though there may be a connection between Vision Racing and the cosmetic product, Visionnaire (owned by Lancome), but one thing we do know, is that there are some far-sighted investors in the American weanling market. This past week, the first of our new resident sire, Visionaire’s foals went under the hammer at Keeneland, coming away with an average in excess of R300,000 (ahead of the likes of champion Pioneerofthenile, Group One heroes Kodiak Kowboy and Cowboy Cal, as well as Coolmore’s (Ashford-based) Dunkirk, which gives you an idea of the quality of our man’s foals. We don’t have any pictures from the sale itself, but we do have one of a foal we saw ourselves during our trip to Kentucky earlier this year; clearly, the winner of America’s greatest “stallion-maker” is stamping his image on his progeny.
Nothing in this game is 20/20, as we all know, but this is as encouraging a start as you could ask for.