Grandson of Gone West Chestnut 2005, 16.1HH, To Stud 2011 Stud Fee: R40,000
Visionaire is also a “one twenty one”. But his wasn’t a Timeform rating. It was the time he took to demolish the King’s Bishop (Gr 1) field over seven furlongs. “One minute twenty one”. That’s what we said.
The modern honour-roll of the King’s Bishop (Gr 1) includes top sires More Than Ready, Distorted Humor, Elusive Quality, Hard Spun, City Zip, End Sweep, Ghostzapper, Successful Appeal and Henny Hughes.
Former celebrities of the Gotham Stakes (Gr 3) include Secretariat, Gone West, Seeking The Gold, Gulch and Easy Goer.
From the “sire-making” male line of Gone West, sire of Western Winter, Speightstown, Elusive Quality, Zafonic, Zamindar, Mr Greeley, Sail From Seattle, etc.
Sire already, from his first American-bred Juveniles, of 11 winners, one Stakes winner and two Stakes performers.
Memorable debut with a R349 000 sales average at he “Nationals”, 17x’s his opening stud fee and more than 10x’s his current fee.