Pay The Punters was purchased by the Hollywood Syndicate at the BSA November 2018 Ready To Run Sale. He is a colt by Var out of the Fort Wood mare, Sweetie Pie. He was consigned by Jane Thomas’ Far End Farms.

Sex: Bay Colt
Foaled: 14/09/2016
Sire: Var
Mare: Sweetie Pie (Fort Wood)
Consigned by: Far End Farms
Trainer: Cliffie Miller
Purchased: BSA Ready To Run Sale 2018
Pedigree: View Here
Record: 6-0-0
Status: Retired

He is a big, strong colt by the highly rated Var out of a bold black type winning Fort Wood mare called Sweetie Pie. The mare has produced two winners from two runners in the form of Nabisco and Oh My Darling – both by the late Western Winter.

As size goes, he has plenty of it and the pedigree brings a nice cross of speed on the sires side and stamina on the mares side. Some may recall Sweetie Pie winning the Gold Circle Oaks some years back and she proved to be a versatile sort on the track, winning from 1200m – 2400m during her career.

Over the generations the pattern between both families has consistently produced middle distance feature race winners, between 1600 – 1800m and this is what we saw in him – a beautiful, big miler.

Having not shaped in KZN, he has been moved to Kimberley where we hope he has more success on the sand.

Updates – Pay The Punters


March 26th, 2020
Pay The Punters was retired by the Hollywood Syndicate on the 26th March 2020. He had six unplaced starts.

November 10th, 2019
A solid barrier trial by this son of Var. We really didn’t expect to see him show as much speed as he did and the run will certainly bring him on a lot. See the replay here and look out for him in the race card, for his debut in a few weeks.

May 10th, 2019
He will take a bit of time and he is still learning a lot. He is another individual that we expect to run as an early 3yr old, but he has a very nice action. He was gelded back in January, due him being more interested in the fillies and mares at work, and being a big horse he started to to get a bit top heavy. The procedure has made the world of difference and this big son of Var should should come along nicely now.

November 18, 2018

He has arrived safely in Durban and has already been put through his paces at Summerveld. Below is a video of his workout over the weekend, where the work rider reported that he is a solid individual who gave him a very nice feel.