The many fans and supporters of our champion sire Var had a ball on Saturday when two of his offspring made history by winning two of the Gr 1 races at Scottsville in fine style.
Via Africa held on for a brave, nail-biting finish in the Gr 1 SA Fillies Sprint over 1200 m holding on to the honour for the second year in a row, making it 10 wins out of 16 starts for this super filly. With another Var, Varikate in 4th place, this seems like a slam dunk for our sire!
Son of Var, Normanz ran an outstanding race from start to finish in the Gr 1 Golden Horse Sprint over 1200 m. Bred by Avontuur Thoroughbred Farm (Var x La Normandie) and ridden by first-time Gr 1 jockey Athandiwe Mgudlwa, he made it a 5th win from 13 starts and looks at his best when he dictates from the front.
Well done to all the connections, jockeys, trainers and everyone who made this day possible! We look forward to more of the same….