Sometimes you just have to grab the keys. And run.


  • 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, SpeightstownElusive 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.