VEGAS GOLD was purchased by the Hollywood Syndicate at the 2020 CTS Cape Premier Yearling Sale. Bred by Lammerskraal Stud, he is a colt by Var, out of the Western Winter mare Bichette.

Named By: Lammerskraal Stud 
Sex: Bay Colt
Foaled: 28/08/2018
Sire: Var
Mare: Bichette
Damsire: Western Winter (USA)
Breeder: Lammerskraal Stud 
Trainer: Alyson Wright
Purchased: 2020 CTS Cape Premier Yearling Sale
PedigreeView Here
Record: 4-0-1

He is a very well bred second foal, out of the multiple black type winning mare, BICHETTE. The mother herself is the half-sister to VIVA MARIA, PILOU, Warriors Rest and Blizzard Belle. He will be sent to Paarl Diamante’s spelling facility until just after the winter, before he joins up with the Alyson Wright stable in KZN.

Updates – Vegas Gold

September 29th, 2021
The son of Var raced over 1000m on the polytrack at Hollywoodbets Greyville. He stumbled badly at the start, but was disappointing when asked the question up the straight. He shows a lot of potential at work in the mornings, but needs to bring that to the course. See the replay here.

September 8th, 2021
He was returning from a 22-week break over 1000m on the polytrack at Hollywoodbets Greyville. He moved up to challenge, but showed signs of needing the outing as he lacked a finish in the closing stages. He will come on with the run under his belt and he will strip a lot fitter next time. See the replay here.

April 4th, 2021
He was disappointing in his effort this afternoon. He is much better than the run suggests and still has a lot of scope to improve.

March 14th, 2021
It was a decent debut by this son of Var today. He will learn a lot from the experience and should come on a lot for his next outing. See the replay here.


February 11th, 2021
Vegas Gold jumping on the far side and showing that he shouldn’t have any issues with jumping on terms, when he steps out for his debut soon.

February 8th, 2021
Vegas Gold, on the far side, working alongside his stable companion, Bedazzled Joker. He appears to handling every test well and should be ready for his debut soon.

February 4th, 2021
Vegas Gold going through his paces well. Here he is on the far side, moving very nicely this morning. He will be one of our first two-year-old’s to debut and he appears to be an above average son of Var.

January 19th, 2021
Just over a year since we purchased him, he has since joined up with the Alyson Wright stable and seems to be coming to hand quite quickly now. It shouldn’t be long before he lines up at the start in his debut.

January 20, 2020
He has arrived safely at Paarl Diamante, where he will be spelled and broken in. We look forward to watching this beautifully balanced colt mature over the coming months.