Tinus Gericke and Bruce Le Roux of Spring Valley have had their first winner in their joint colours of Blue Sky Thoroughbreds at Hollywoodbets Greyville yesterday.
Having purchased and raced several choicely bred fillies with their future aim at stud, they won yesterday with the Michael Roberts trained Amber Forever, a daughter of Bold Silvano out of Pretty Waves by Crimson Waves.
They purchased her for R450 000 off the 2018 National Yearling Sale.
She is a half-sister to Gr1 winner Querari Falcon, from the family of Savannah Queen and On Her Toes.
Bruce and Tinus have bought mares such as Gr3 winner Hashtagyolo, currently in foal to Gimmethegreenlight, and Gr2 winner A Women’s Way who sadly lost her foal this year. There is always the story of ‘the one that got away’ and that happened to be Green Pepper!
Bruce and Tinus also own Love Theme – a half-sister to two speed record setters Humidor and Scandal, Chartreuse and Marsala.
Both Tinus and Bruce have enjoyed success in their own right – Tinus owns a share in the smart Rivarine, whilst Bruce has bred amongst many Gr1 winners VDJ winner Dunford, Buy And Sell, Indiscreet Fantasy and many more.
All the best to this partnership in future!