Grandson of Gone West
Chestnut 2005, 16.1HH, To Stud 2011
Stud Fee: POA



Grandson of Gone West
Chestnut 2005, 16.1HH, To Stud 2011
Stud Fee: POA

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.

Race Record

Visionaire by Grand Slam

Race Record

Visionaire by Grand Slam

‘V’ is for Victory, Versatility and a Very big ‘V8.’

At The Races

In North America, 5 wins, 1300-1700m at 2 and 3 and more than R5million

At 2

  • Won Juvenile Plate (1 mile) by 2¾ lengths

At 3

  • Won Allowance (1 mile) Gulfstream by 5½ lengths
  • Won Allowance (6½ furlongs) Saratoga
  • Won King’s Bishop S. Gr 1 (7 furlongs) in 1min 21.9 secs
  • Won Gotham Stakes Gr 3 (8½ furlongs)
  • 3rd Risen Star Stakes Gr 3 (8½ furlongs)
  • 3rd Northern Dancer Stakes Gr 3 (8½ furlongs)

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Tabulated Pedigree

Visionaire by Grand Slam

Tabulated Pedigree

Visionaire by Grand Slam

I’ve always wanted to breed my South African mares to this kind of horse.
Visionaire ticks all my boxes.
— Barry Irwin, Team Valor


Blk. or Br 1995
GW 4 wins
f:1437 r:1244 w:962 SW:73
Gone West
B. 1984
GW 6 wins
f:1265 r:1037 w:710 SW:95
Mr. Prospector
B. 1970
SW 7 wins
f:1178 r:980 w:739 SW:182
Raise a NativeNative Dancer5
Raise You8
Gold DiggerNashua3
Ch. 1978
SW 6 wins
f:15 r:12 w:10 SW:2
SecretariatBold Ruler8
TamerettTim Tam23
Mixed Marriage2
Bright Candles
Ch. 1987
SW 5 wins
f:12 r:12 w:11 SW:2
El Gran Senor
B. 1981
GW 7 wins
f:396 r:315 w:228 SW:53
Northern DancerNearctic14
Sex AppealBuckpasser1
Best in Show8
Christmas Bonus
Blk. or Br 1978
SW 7 wins
f:15 r:12 w:11 SW:3
Key to the MintGraustark4
Key Bridge2
Sugar Plum TimeBold Ruler8
Plum Cake9
Ch. 1998
SP 4 wins
f:8 r:7 w:7 SW:2
French Deputy
Ch. 1992
GW 4 wins
f:1275 r:1089 w:782 SW:47
Deputy Minister
Blk. or Br 1979
GW 12 wins
f:1142 r:772 w:549 SW:90
Vice RegentNorthern Dancer2
Victoria Regina10
Mint CopyBunty's Flight19
B. 1981
GW 6 wins
f:7 r:6 w:4 SW:2
Hold Your PeaceSpeak John1
Blue Moon12
Laredo LassBold Ruler8
Fortunate Isle4
Silver Tango
Ch. 1988
SW 17 wins
f:12 r:9 w:8 SW:2
Silver Badge
B. 1971
SW 9 wins
f:236 r:20 w:14 SW:2
PokerRound Table2
Silver TrueHail to Reason4
Silver FogAm.
Royal Tango
Ch. 1980
f:12 r:5 w:4 SW:2
Princely PleasureWhat a Pleasure5
Princess Tiki4
Tango in ParisCyane16
Dancer's Gem2


  • APTITUDE PROFILE: 6-1-5-0-0
  • DOSAGE INDEX: 3.80
  • BOLD RULER (4)



Nicks & Breeding Recommendations

Visionaire by Grand Slam

Nicks & Breeding Recommendations

Visionaire by Grand Slam

The One-Eyed Man is ‘King in the land of the blind,’ they say.
But even a blind man could see the Visionaires coming.

Visionaire is a burly 16.2hh chestnut, powerfully developed in the shoulder and quarter. He stands over ground, is well balanced with great bone and limbs, and has a masculine intelligent head and good eye. He will add plenty of range and athleticism to his progeny.

Our panel of experts are able to provide a formal mating recommendation for all of Summerhill's resident stallions, embracing an evaluation of the physical compatibility of your mare with the stallion of your choice, an appraisal of relevant elements such as soundness, durability, speed, stamina, athleticism, temperament and courage a record of duplicated ancestors (and where applicable the reasons for duplicating) and the prospective matings aptitude profile.

Should you wish to avail yourself of this comprehensive service, please contact Stallion Bookings Manager, Linda Norval.



Visionaire by Grand Slam


Visionaire by Grand Slam

Extremely fast. Even when braking.

Current Runners: 

TAKINGTHEPEACE (14f, Rambo Dancer, Complete Warrior). 5 wins-1 at 2-from 1000m to 1800m to 2017-18, R1,400,125, Turffontein South African Fillies Classic, Gr.1, Gauteng Fillies Guineas, Gr.2, Book for July Day in Jozi Juvenile P., Vaal Supabets H., 3d Turffontein Emperors Palace Ready to Run Cup, 4th Turffontein Three Troikas S., Gr.3.

THE THINKER (13c, Northern Guest, All Fired Up). 5 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1150m to 2017-18, R590,050, Turffontein Merchants H., Gr.2, Bring and Braai in September S., Intercontinental Village in May H., Vaal Book a Table H., 2d Vaal Meet the Celebrities S.

HEAPS OF FUN (12f, Northern Guest, Plugged Nickle). 5 wins from 1150m to 1600m to 2017-18, R909,825, Turffontein Gauteng Fillies Guineas, Gr.2, Greyville Mustajeeb H., Turffontein Tab Telebet H., 2d Turffontein Fillies Mile, Gr.3, Swallow S., L, Vaal Book a Table P., 3d Turffontein Camellia S., Gr.2, Syringa H., L, Forbidden Fruit Liqueur S., 4th Greyville Woolavington 2000, Gr.1.

AFRICA RISING (13c, Braashee, Northern Guest). 4 wins-1 at 2-to 1450m to 2017-18, R918,750, Greyville Byerley Turk, Gr.3, Vaal Tab Telebet Progress P., Catch the Celebrities in November Graduation P., 2d Turffontein Ready to Run Cup, Roodepoort Rotary Club Graduation P., 4th Greyville Premiers Champion S., Gr.1, KZN Guineas, Gr.2.

ROYAL PLEASURE (12f, King of Kings, Centaine). 3 wins at 2, R232,500, Scottsville Strelitzia S., Gr.3, King's Pact S.

BACOPA BREEZE (11f, Stephen Got Even, Seeking the Gold). 3 wins at 2, Laurel Smart Halo S., L.

Lala (12f, Muhtafal, National Emblem). 7 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 1800m to 2017-18, R694,463, Greyville Piemonte Stud Kwazulu-Natal Breeders H., Racing It's a Rush S., Racing It's a Rush H., Scottsville Racing It's a Rush S., 2d Greyville Flamboyant S., Gr.3, Kwazulu-Natal Breeders Juvenile P., Racing It's a Rush H., 3d Greyville Debutante H., Gr.2, Scottsville All to Come P., Syspro H.

Visuality (13f, Personal Hope, Plugged Nickle). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1200m to 2016-17, R412,400, Greyville Eightfold Path & Scott Bros H., 2d Turffontein Three Troikas S., Gr.3, Mpumalanga Graduation P., 3d Scottsville Allan Robertson Championship, Gr.1, Turffontein Johannesburg Spring Fillies & Mares Challenge, Gr.2, 4th Greyville Golden Slipper, Gr.2, Scottsville Strelitzia S., Gr.3.

Vilakazi - Sleep Education (H.K.) (12g, Casey Tibbs, Royal Prerogative). 2 wins at 1200m, 1600m, 3d Kenilworth Winter Guineas, Gr.3, HKJC Sam Shing H.

Outlook (11c, Lost Code, Northern Jove). 3 wins at 5½f, 6f to 2017, 2d Santa Rosa Cavonnier Juvenile S., L, 4th Pleasanton Everett Nevin S., L.

Fantasy Quest (13f, Baroon, Damascus Gate). 2 wins at 1600m in 2016-17, 3d Fairview Breeders Guineas, L.

Breakfast Club (12c, Rich Man's Gold, Model Man). 5 wins at 1400m, 1600m to 2017-18, R329,600, Fairview East Cape Poly Challenge, Greyville Racing It's a Rush H.

Count von Count (13c, Northern Guest, Plugged Nickle). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1200m to 2016-17, R233,550, Greyville Eightfold Path Kwazulu-Natal Breeders Juvenile P.

We're Watching You (13f, Jallad, Badger Land). 5 wins at 1000m, 1200m to 2017-18, R309,225, Greyville Morris Vee Sports Bet H., Track & Ball Brackenham H.

Supercilious (12f, Northern Guest, Royal Prerogative). 5 wins from 1200m to 1600m to 2016-17, R340,050, Kenilworth FMM P., Racing It's a Rush H., 4th Kenilworth Sweet Chestnut S., L.

Comme-Ci-Comme-Ca (13f, Sahm, Rainbow Quest). 4 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 1400m to 2017-18, R278,425, Turffontein Tab H., Vaal Next Race Meeting Thursday H., 3d Turffontein Spectracare Ken Wright Memorial H., Vaal P.

Founding Father (13c, Mullins Bay, Rambo Dancer). 4 wins at 1200m, 1400m to 2017-18, R259,425, Greyville H., 3d Greyville Track & Ball Stanger H., Mumm S.

Copper Pot (13c, Gallic League, Mehmet). 4 wins from 1400m to 1600m in 2016-17, R269,025, Vaal Sansui Summer Cup Tickets Available at Computicket H., 4th Turffontein Secretariat S., L.

Streetwear (12c, Muhtafal, Northern Guest). 4 wins from 1400m to 1600m to 2016-17, R369,850, Vaal Country Garden in April H., 3d Turffontein Global Capital Juvenile P.

Champenois (14f, Qui Danzig, Last Tycoon). 3 wins at 1200m, 1400m in 2017-18, R226,275, Greyville Racing It's a Rush H., Track & Ball Danma H.

Crazy Vision (13c, Jet Master, Great Brother). 3 wins from 1400m to 1700m to 2017-18, R231,150, Turffontein Novice H., 2d Turffontein Wealth Associates SA H., Vaal Tellytrack Novice H.

Mulher de Branco (12f, Rambo Dancer, Coastal). 3 wins at 1600m to 2017-18, R190,475, Greyville Follow Gold Circle on Facebook H., 3d Durbanville Racing It's a Rush H.

Jet Air (12c, Jet Master, National Assembly). 3 wins-2 at 2-from 1400m to 1800m, R161,925, Kenilworth Racing It's a Rush H.

Aggressive (13c, Starcraft, Elusive Quality). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1150m, 1200m to 2016-17, Turffontein Juvenile P., Vaal Grand Heritage in October Novice P.

In Cahoots (15c, Kingmambo, Sadler's Wells). Winner at 2 in 2017-18, Turffontein Welcomes You Juvenile P.

Mr Wise Guy (12c, Jet Master, Great Brother). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1400m, 1600m, R182,775, 3d Durbanville Play the Bipot H.

Revelation (12c, Rambo Dancer, Prontisimo). 3 wins from 1700m to 2000m to 2016-17, R235,250, 3d Turffontein S., Racing Association H., Tellytrack H., Vaal Racing Association H.

Secret Vision (13f, Al Mufti, Brother Philips). 2 wins at 1150m, 1200m in 2016-17, R186,900, 2d Turffontein Soccer 13 Xtra H., 4th Turffontein Pretty Polly S., Gr.3.

Crystal Ball (13f, Qui Danzig, Silverware). 2 wins at 1900m, 2000m in 2016-17, 2d Greyville Track and Ball Gaming H.

Missibaba (13f, King of Kings, Centaine). 2 wins at 1400m in 2016-17, R203,625, 2d Turffontein Keith Basel Juvenile P., 3d Greyville Hughcor H.

Race Results



Visionaire by Grand Slam


Visionaire by Grand Slam