A nursery of champions for the past forty-five years, Varsfontein Stud is awash with all the signs of spring in the shape of the arrival of their next generation of champions – and a dazzling carpet of spring flowers.
With 102 foals due and 13 on the ground, Carl de Vos and his team have been burning the midnight oil and putting in the long hours.
And one of their most exciting newbies is a Gimmethegreenlight daughter (pictured above) of Equus champion and multiple Gr1 winner Bela-Bela.
A product of Cheveley Stud, the grey daughter of Dynasty was purchased by Varsfontein at the 2014 BSA National 2yo Sale for R1,4 million.
She went on to earn close on R3 milllion in a terrific career in the care of Justin Snaith. The beautiful grey hails from an outstanding female line and is out of the prolific winner producing former Broodmare Of The Year, Mystic Spring (Royal Academy).
Bela-Bela sadly lost her first foal, but the gorgeous filly arrived at 4am on 6 August to much excitement.
“As one would expect from a first foal, she is not big but has plenty of quality. It was a no-brainer sending Bela to Gimmethegreenlight and we are sending her back to him this season,” said Varsfontein’s Carolyn Erasmus, who added that the signs were there that the little lady would eventually turn grey like her illustrious Mom.
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