KZN-bred Waywest Goddess (pictured) had her first foal, a Moutonshoek-bred colt by Var named Var Ahead, give an impressive debut at Kenilworth recently to win by three and half lengths.
Bred by Bruce and Anne Nicholas of Hallmark Thoroughbreds and trained by Louis Goosen, Waywest Goddess (by Way West out of Gallic Goddess by Gallic League) won five races including the Gr2 Fillies Nursery, as well as the Ruffian and Gardenia Listed races.
Her sales history saw her being consigned by Yellow Star Stud as agent, where she sold for R65 000 and three years later at the Cape Mare & Weanling sale, she sold for R325 000 consigned by Arc En Ciel as agent.
Bruce and Anne Nicholas more recently bred the likes of In The Fast Lane, who was sent to the UK to continue her racing career.
Other KZN-bred mares in recent times to produce Gr1 winners include Serious Side (Captain Of All), Equus Champion Broodmare Star Of Arcole (Arcola, Princess Of Light, Drill Sargent, Ash Cloud), Endangered Species (Wild One), La Massine (Variety Club) and Jordie (Rabada).