Varsfontein Stud's resident sire Judpot was the toast of South Africa Sept. 26 after his son Deputy Jud won the Supreme Cup (SAf-II) at Vaal and his daughter Little Genie picked up the listed Banyana Handicap two races later.
The R1 million ($72,121) Supreme Cup is Africa's richest sand event, and Deputy Jud ran out a facile 2 1/4-length winner of the 1,450-meter contest. Runner-up in last season's South Africa Derby (SAf-I), the Adriaan and Rika Van Vuuren-owned 4-year-old has won three of 11 races and more than R1.3 million.
Judpot, an unraced Kentucky-bred A.P. Indy half brother to Kingmambo, made a superb start to his stud career when his first crop produced a pair of grade I winners in Forest Indigo and Equus champion Along Came Polly. Judpot's second crop includes Deputy Jud, Little Genie, and Diana Stakes (SAf-III) winner Double Whammy.