Visionaire (USA)

Grand Slam - Scarlet Tango (French Deputy) chestnut, 2004 - height 16.1hh

  • Lammerskraal Stud - W. Cape
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Race Record

In North America, 5 wins, 1300-1700m

at 2 and 3 and more than $500,000

Timeform equivalent 116

At 2    WON   at 2 (1600m) by 2¾L

          WON   Allowance (1600m) Gulfstream by 5½L

          WON   Allowance (1300m) Saratoga

At 3   WON   G1 King’s Bishop S. (1400m) in 1min 21.94secs

          WON  G3 Gotham S. (1700m)

            3rd   G3 Risen Star S. (1700m)

            3rd   G3 Northern Dancer S. (1700m)

Sire Line

GRAND SLAM – 4 wins, G1 Champagne S., G1 Futurity S., G2 Peter Pan S.; 2nd G1 Breeder’s Cup Sprint; 3rd G1 Haskell Inv. Hcp (TFR 120 ‘very smart up to 9f’); sire of G1 winners; sire of sires; broodmare sire of sires of both sexes.

Notable progeny incl Cajun Beat (00c – Cure The Blues, Ye) – G1 Breeder’s Cup Sprint; Visionaire (05c – French Deputy,  Silver Badge) – G1 in NA; Pura Classe (07f – Careafolie, Secretariat) – Gr1 in Brazil; Café Olympics (01c – Olympio, Roberto) – Gr1 in Japan;  Limehouse (01c – Dixieland Band, Mr Prospector) - sire; Strong Hope (00c – Deputy Minister, Halo) - sire; Ball Four (01c – Lyphard, Riverman); Grand Adventure (06c – Coronado’s Quest, Seattle Slew); Fire Slam (01c – Salt Lake, Copelan) - sire; Grand Hombre (00c – Winning,  Sharp-Eyed Quillo); Alke (00 c – Crow, Hasty Road); Amazing Results (05c – Lord at War, Naskra); Lady Digby (04f – El Prado, Peteski); Sprung (04f – Lord at War, Bold Dun-Cee); Master David (01c – Sadler’s Wells, Affirmed);  Laureldean Gale (05f – Nureyev, Mr Prospector); Spring Of Fame (06c – Polish Numbers, Stage Door Johnny); War Officer (05c – Storm Cat, Red Ransom); etc

KIN-BREEDING: Grand Slam is kinbred 2x3 *Secrettame x *Sugar Plum Time; 4x4 Tim Tam x Buckpasser;  4x3x4 Bold Ruler x Northern Dancer x Bold Ruler; 3x2 Raise a Native x El Gran Senor. This is the female line of Alydar, Plum Bold, etc.

GONE WEST line sires in South Africa: Visionaire (Grand Slam); Capetown Noir, Last Winter, Red Ray, What A Winter (Western Winter)

Pedigree

Grand Slam
1994
Gone West
1984
Mr ProspectorRaise A Native - Native Dancer
Gold Digger - Nashua
SecrettameSecretariat - Bold Ruler
Tamerett - Tim Tam
Bright Candles
1986
El Gran SenorNorthern Dancer - Nearctic
Sex Appeal - Buckpasser
Christmas BonusKey to the Mint - Graustark
Sugar Plum Time - Bold Ruler
Scarlet Tango
1997
French Deputy
1992
Deputy MinisterVice Regent - Northern Dancer
Mint Copy - Bunty's Flight
MitterandHold Your Peace - Speak John
Laredo Lass - Bold Ruler
Silver Tango
1987
Silver BadgePoker - Round Table
Silver True - Hail To Reason
Royal TangoPrincely Pleasure - What A Pleasure
Tango In Paris - Cyane

Pedigree

The sire and dam of Visionaire both have doubles of Bold Ruler, and further duplications of Bold Ruler’s sire Nasrullah & close relatives Royal Charger (through Turn To) and Mahmoud.

Visionaire’s grandam Silver Tango is by Silver Badge out of Royal Tango, who both have Nasrullah, Turn To and Mahmoud close up. The key-horse in the pedigree might be Royal Tango’s sire Princely Pleasure – who is by What A Pleasure out of a mare by Prince John. Princely Pleasure and What A Pleasure are close kin to Grand Slam’s third dam Sugar Plum Time (a full sister to sire Plum Bold, who has a South African legacy).

Suitable Lines

Suitable Lines for Visionaire might be found in mares with

  • Bold Ruler/Nasrullah, Royal Charger/Turn-To, and Mahmoud – all of which are abundant.
  • Specific lines might be What A Pleasure and his full siblings out of the mare Grey Flight, leading to National Assembly as a likeable option. Duplicating Bold Ruler through National Assembly has been notable especially in combination with Jungle Cove.
  • Others lines to note are Announce, Lecture, Plum Bold (Bold
    Tropic, Royal Chalice), Alydar (Lizard Island, Slew The Red), Complete Warrior.

Sales Analysis

BORN colt avg sold SI filly avg sold SI
2012 212,727 22 0.61 188,636 22 0.97
2013 335,000 14 1.15 219,022 23 1.12
2014 276,944 18 1.14 229,444 9 1.7
2015 120,400 25 0.64 140,500 10 0.69
2016 139,828 29 0.56 142,045 22 0.63
2017 262,143 14 1.31 89,688 16 0.99
2018 103,750 4 0.23 165,714 7 1.39
2019 254,444 9 0.86 150,714 7 0.79

Stamina

by highest winning distance of 3yo and up (the higher the count, the more reliable the %)

800/1399m 14/1600m 16/1999m 20/2399m 2400m+ count
40% 39% 11% 7% 2% 171

Best Rated Offspring

(SA only)

horse wins (SW) places (SP) stakes AR
Africa Rising 13c 7 (2) 3 (1) R 1,631,000 112
The Thinker 13c 5 (1) 1 (0) R 590,050 105
Heaps of Fun 12f 5 (1) 7 (5) R 932,325 104
Jet Air 12c 3 (0) 0 (0) R 161,925 102
The Sultans Bazaar 15c 5 (0) 5 (0) R 640,300 102
Supercilious 12f 5 (0) 6 (0) R 340,050 101
Ad Altisima 16c 4 (0) 8 (1) R 395,000 100
Royal Pleasure 12f 3 (1) 0 (0) R 232,500 99
Norton Sound 18c 2 (0) 3 (2) R 115,000 99
Vilakazi 12c 2 (0) 3 (1) R 145,675 99

The Power Of Ratings

Colts

AR Band < 59 59 - 69 70 - 79 80 - 89 90 - 99 > 99 > 79 > 89 count
All Colts 26% 18% 27% 18% 8% 3% 29% 11% 23,010
Visionaire 25% 17% 28% 16% 11% 3% 30% 14% 163

Fillies

AR Band < 54 54 - 64 65 - 74 75 - 84 85 - 94 > 94 > 74 > 84 count
All Fillies 27% 17% 26% 20% 7% 3% 30% 10% 22,526
Visionaire 15% 15% 31% 21% 11% 7% 39% 18% 151

Black Type Offspring

with best career rating by distance category:
1000-1399m/14-1600m/1601-1999m/20-2399m/2400m+

  • Ad Altisima 2016 colt 100/81/-/-/-
  • Hezekiah (Kitalpha x Huntingdale)
  • 3rd Umngeni Hcp (L) 1000m
  • Fantasy Quest 2013 filly 66/80/59/64/-
  • Bridal Lace (Baroon x Damascus Gate)
  • 3rd Breeders Guineas (L) 1600m
  • Good Traveller 2018 colt 98/-/-/-/-
  • Skylar Lane (Western Winter x Jallad)
  • Won Gr3 Godolphin Barb S. 1100m
  • In Cahoots 2015 colt 95/90/-/-/-
  • Deceptive Charm (Kingmambo x Sadler's Wells)
  • 3rd Gr3 Graham Beck S. 1400m
  • Keepingthepeace 2017 filly 70/83/-/80/-
  • Gilded Minaret (Al Mufti x Dancing Champ)
  • 3rd SA Oaks Trial (L) 2000m
  • Royal Pleasure 2012 filly 99/-/-/-/-
  • Royal Purse (King of Kings x Centaine)
  • Won Gr3 Strelitzia S. 1100m
  • Spiritofthegroove 2016 filly 96/96/-/-/-
  • Band Of Angels (National Assembly x Kenmare)
  • 2nd Gr2 Debutante S. 1200m
  • The Thinker 2013 colt 105/-/-/-/-
  • Radiant Lass (Northern Guest x All Fired Up)
  • Won Gr2 Merchants Hcp 1160m
  • Vilakazi 2012 colt 85/99/87/-/-
  • Sweet Virginia (Casey Tibbs x Royal Prerogative)
  • 3rd Gr3 Winter Guineas 1600m

Stud Analysis

Colts

  • SSI 1
  • Stamina 1457m
  • Stakes Wins 4%
  • Black Type 8%
born foals rnrs wnrs w/r% SW SW/r% BT BT/r% wins SSI AR Stamina
2012 32 30 20 67% 0 0% 1 3% 53 0.85 72 1598m
2013 19 17 14 82% 2 12% 2 12% 42 1.45 79 1554m
2014 29 26 14 54% 0 0% 0 0% 16 0.36 68 1469m
2015 41 39 25 64% 0 0% 1 3% 61 0.84 73 1495m
2016 39 35 9 26% 0 0% 1 3% 15 0.59 61 1339m
2017 20 17 9 53% 0 0% 0 0% 12 0.78 66 1544m
2018 12 6 2 33% 1 17% 2 33% 5 2.13 78 1200m

Fillies

  • SSI 0.98
  • Stamina 1359m
  • Stakes Wins 2%
  • Black Type 6%
born foals rnrs wnrs w/r% SW SW/r% BT BT/r% wins SSI AR Stamina
2012 27 27 17 63% 2 7% 3 11% 36 1.16 70 1548m
2013 35 30 21 70% 0 0% 2 7% 47 0.84 73 1460m
2014 20 14 11 79% 1 7% 1 7% 22 1.5 72 1469m
2015 27 23 10 43% 0 0% 1 4% 16 0.64 66 1225m
2016 39 36 18 50% 0 0% 1 3% 30 1.13 66 1275m
2017 20 17 5 29% 0 0% 2 12% 7 0.82 69 1240m
2018 19 8 2 25% 0 0% 0 0% 3 0.76 69 1300m

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