• Maine Chance Farms is one of South Africa’s leading stud farms and has been a TOP 10 breeder for over 20 years.

    The farm has a proud heritage of standing Champion Sires which have included the likes of New South Wales (GB), Jungle Cove (USA), National Assembly (Can), Golden Thatch (Ire), Del Sarto (USA), Regent Street (Arg), Argosy (USA), etc.

    Maine Chance Farms currently stand the leading sires Silvano (Ger) and Black Minnaloushe (USA) as well as the young sire's Querari (Ger) and Vercingetorix (SAF). Scroll down to explore

  • Maine Chance Farms is one of South Africa’s leading stud farms and has been a TOP 10 breeder for over 20 years.

    The farm has a proud heritage of standing Champion Sires which have included the likes of New South Wales (GB), Jungle Cove (USA), National Assembly (Can), Golden Thatch (Ire), Del Sarto (USA), Regent Street (Arg), Argosy (USA), etc.

    Maine Chance Farms currently stand the leading sires Silvano (Ger) and Black Minnaloushe (USA) as well as the young sire's Querari (Ger) and Vercingetorix (SAF). Scroll down to explore

  • Maine Chance Farms is one of South Africa’s leading stud farms and has been a TOP 10 breeder for over 20 years.

    The farm has a proud heritage of standing Champion Sires which have included the likes of New South Wales (GB), Jungle Cove (USA), National Assembly (Can), Golden Thatch (Ire), Del Sarto (USA), Regent Street (Arg), Argosy (USA), etc.

    Maine Chance Farms currently stand the leading sires Silvano (Ger) and Black Minnaloushe (USA) as well as the young sire's Querari (Ger) and Vercingetorix (SAF). Scroll down to explore

  • ERUPT (IRE) - by Dubawi - Mare Nostrum by Caerleon - Retires to Maine Chance Farms in 2018

  • ERUPT (by Dubawi - Mare Nostrum by Caerleon) - multiple G1 winner

  • ERUPT (IRE) - by World Leading Sire DUBAWI

  • HAWWAAM (by Silvano) - Equus Champion 3-y-o Colt 2019

  • Vodacom Durban July G1 - Marinaresco (Silvano) gets up to beat Al Sahem (Silvano) - another triumph for South Africa's Champion Sire

  • Silvano's sons Janoobi and Al Sahem fight out a thrilling renewal of the first leg of the Triple Crown - the G2 Betting World Gauteng Guineas

  • HORIZON [Dynasty - Shina (GER) by Lomitas] wins Cartier Politician Stakes Gr3

  • Maine Chance Farms is one of South Africa’s leading stud farms and has been a TOP 10 breeder for over 20 years.

    The farm has a proud heritage of standing Champion Sires which have included the likes of New South Wales (GB), Jungle Cove (USA), National Assembly (Can), Golden Thatch (Ire), Del Sarto (USA), Regent Street (Arg), Argosy (USA), etc.

    Maine Chance Farms currently stand the leading sires Silvano (Ger) and Black Minnaloushe (USA) as well as the young sire's Querari (Ger) and Vercingetorix (SAF). Scroll down to explore

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Waldgeist wins the Gr1 Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

Sunday’s thrilling Gr1 Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe victory for Galileo’s son Waldgeist may have been a deflationary moment for the romantics shouting the history hungry Enable home, but it was an iconic occasion all round for one of South Africa’s leading breeders, Dr Andreas Jacobs, who acquired Maine Chance from Graham Beck shortly after... read more


Another G1 winner for Erupt’s sire Dubawi

Ghaiyyath, a son of Dubawi, produced a stunning run to win the G1 Grosser Preis von Baden on Sunday, 1 September at Baden-Baden. A winner of the G2 Prix d’Harcourt earlier in the season, the four-year-old colt made virtually all of the running under jockey William Buick. Proving too good for the chasing pack, Ghaiyyath was... read more


ERUPT’S half-brother breaks his maiden in the UK

Maine Chance Farms’ regally bred young stallion Erupt gained yet another update to his impressive pedigree when his two-year-old half-brother Visible Charm (by Invincible Spirit) got off the mark, when victorious at Nottingham on Friday. Trained by Charlie Appleby, Visible Charm justified his 11-8 favouritism status by running out a comfortable one and a quarter length... read more



Erupt Video: https://youtu.be/BzXe8hJ-cZE

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HAWWAAM (Silvano – Halfway To Heaven by Jet Master) – winner of DAILY NEWS 2000 G1 at Greyville by 1,6 lengths from TWIST OF FATE, CAPOEIRA and ZILLZAAL (by Silvano). HAWWAAM was bred by Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein and is owned by Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, trained by Mike de Kock and ridden by Anton... read more



SILVANO’S PRIDE (Silvano – Mary’s Pride by Jet Master) – winner of the R1,000,000 WOOLAVINGTON 2000 G1 at Greyville by 0,3 lengths from FRONT AND CENTRE, BLOSSOM (by Silvano) and SEVILLE ORANGE. SILVANO’S PRIDE is bred and owned by Anthony Peter, trained by Justin Snaith and ridden by Richard Fourie.



SUNSHINE SILK (Silvano – Vanilla Silk by Al Mufti) – winner of the R500,000 GOLD BOWL G3 at Turffontein by 0,5 lengths from DROMEDARIS and TIRZAN. SUNSHINE SILK was bred by Gold Star Stud and is owned by Mrs. A Devachander, trained by Geoff Woodruff and was ridden by Gavin Lerena.

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Silvano’s HAWWAAM wins Champions Challenge G1

HAWWAAM (Silvano – Halfway To Heaven by Jet Master) – winner of THE R4,000,000 PREMIER’S CHAMPIONS CHALLENGE G1 at Turffontein by 4 lengths from CASCAPEDIA and DIVINE ODYSSEY. HAWWAAM was bred by Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein and is owned by Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, trained by Mike de Kock and was ridden by Anton Marcus.


Querari’s Head Honcho strikes again

Querari’s son Head Honcho demonstrated that attribute so prized in a thoroughbred, courage and tenacity, when he registered his first Graded success in Greyville’s Gr.3 Betting World 2200 on July day. With no pace on, jockey Keagan de Melo boldly sent Sabine Plattner’s homebred to the front fully 1000m from home and that is where... read more


Silvano’s Dominance

The dominance of Silvano was never more evident than in the Gr.2 Gold Bracelet at Greyville on Gold Cup day. In a pulsating finish to the 2000m race, our champion sire ended the season on a high by siring three of the first five runners across the line. Victory went to his lightly-raced three-year-old daughter... read more



Maine Chance-bred runners  had a field day at Scottsville’s famed Golden Sprint meeting, winning two of the four prestigious Gr.1 races. Pathfork filly Mighty High, on just her second racetrack appearance, initiated the double in the Allan Robertson Championship. Approaching the final furlong, the juvenile was caught behind a wall of horses with nowhere to... read more



Silvano continued his stranglehold on South Africa’s longest race, the 3600m Port Elizabeth Gold Cup when Maine Chance-bred Plano captured the lung-bursting event to provide his sire with a fourth win in the past six years. He joins Silvano’s excellent staying son Crown Of Gold, who contested the marathon race three times and dominated on... read more


Silvano’s son Elusive Silva

If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again. Fifth in last year’s Gr.2 Betting World 1900, Silvano’s son Elusive Silva made no mistake this time round and overcame the extreme outside draw to redeem himself in fine style. Racing amongst the backmarkers early on, jockey Bernard Fayd’Herbe switched the chestnut to the centre... read more


Sommerlied bounced back to best in the Gr.3 Poinsettia Stakes

Maine Chance Farms’ homebred Sommerlied bounced back to best in the Gr.3 Poinsettia Stakes up the Scottsville straight, thus throwing her hat into the ring for the Gr.1 SA Fillies Sprint on 27 May. Returning from a three-month break, the fleet-footed daughter of Var snapped a three-race losing streak with a determined neck victory over... read more


Silvano – A Weekend To Remember

Silvano had another weekend to remember when, in the space of just 24 hours, he added two new stakes winners to his ever growing tally. On 30 March, at Fairview in Port Elizabeth, gelded son Sabbatical earned classic honours with his last gasp success in the Listed East Cape Guineas. Caught behind a wall of... read more

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Querari – Building On His Success

Querari’s progeny continue to build on the success of their sire as the season progresses. Whilst his soon to be exported star son, Monks Hood, was a much-missed absentee from the line-up of Turffontein’s Gr.1 SA Classic, the sprinter Pinnacle Peak went a long way to filling that void with a visually impressive maiden stakes... read more


Querari 2-y-o’s finish 1, 2 & 3 in the Listed Ruffian Stakes

While Silvano’s domination of stakes races has been well documented – his progeny having filled the top two or three spots in many of the country’s premier races – that ability now appears to have rubbed off on barn mate, Querari. The son of Oasis Dream took a leaf out of our champion’s book when he sired... read more

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Silvano & Querari Rise To The Occasion

Maine Chance stallions once again rose to the occasion at Turffontein’s Guineas meeting, with their respective progeny accounting for two of the four graded stakes on the card. The sophomore colts division has a new poster boy in the shape of Querari’s ultra-talented son Monks Hood. Trained by Alistair Gordon, the Wilgerbosdrift colour bearer rose... read more


Maine Chance bred Janoobi wins Group 2 Zabeel Mile in Dubai

Maine Chance-bred Janoobi, already a Gr.2 Guineas winner in his native country, added a Dubai victory to his resumé when landing the Group 2 Zabeel Mile over the Meydan turf track. Sheikh Hamdan’s talented four-year-old tracked long-time leader and last year’s winner Championship throughout and, when set alight, collared his adversary close to home before... read more


Liege wins Sansui Summer Cup G1

Maine Chance Farms added another Gr.1 success to its honour roll when Liege powered to victory in the Sansui Summer Cup at Turffontein. Having run fourth in the same race in 2016, the five-year-old quickened impressively in the straight to gain the advantage 300m from home and ran on stoutly to score by a decisive... read more



A stakes double put the seal on a memorable weekend for Maine Chance, which saw a quartet of fillies score in the stud’s silks. Homebred Girl On The Run set the ball rolling under the Turffontein lights when she trumped her male rivals in a thrilling finish to the Gr.3 Victory Moon Stakes. The daughter... read more


Canadian glory for Quidura

Talented four-year-old filly Quidura, a half-sister to well performed Cape sires Querari and Quasillo, scored an impressive victory in the G2 Canadian Stakes at Woodbine on Saturday. Querari A daughter of Dubawi, Quidura got past Starship Jubilee inside the final furlong of Saturday’s 1800m turf feature and won by a length for Gestut Fahrhof, trainer... read more



The accolades just keep coming for Silvano. At a glittering Equus Awards ceremony in Johannesburg, our blue chip sire took home the silverware for Stallion of the Year, barely a week after receiving a similar accolade at the Cape Breeders Awards evening. The honours are well-deserved, for Silvano had just notched up a second Champion... read more



Lateral [GB] was put down on Wednesday night, 16 August. The 14-year-old stood at Southford Stud, for the past three seasons, but sadly suffered a broken leg. An Italian champion at two and the leading three-year-old and miler in Germany in 2006, Lateral possessed a rare turn of foot for a son of classic sire... read more


Silvano – The Gentle Champion

Silvano was named 2016-17 Stallion Of The Year at this week’s Cape Breeders Awards evening, held in Stellenbosch. The country’s leading stallion of 2013-14, our flagship stallion claimed a second Champion Sires’ Title when ending the 2016-17 racing season with all-time record progeny earnings of R27,867,675. Such was his dominance, that he finished nearly R8,7-million... read more


MAXIOS (GB) 2008 | Monsun – Moonlight’s Box by Nureyev

MAXIOS (GB) stands in Germany at Andreas Jacobs’ Stiftung Gestüt Fährhof. Maxios is Monsun’s best bred son at stud and is from the family of NORTHERN DANCER and DANEHILL. MAXIOS is also half-brother to European Champion, BAGO, winner of the Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris G1, Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe G1, Prix Ganay G1,... read more



THE JACOBS FACTOR – by Robyn Louw – Dr Andreas Jacobs’ SA Stud Book Influence –  One of my favourite things is my annual Durban July debrief with Charles Faull, historian and form analyst extraordinaire, who always comes up with some firm and interesting views on what we can learn from the outcome of the... read more


Querari & Quasillo’s half-sister QUIDURA (GB) – 2nd in G1 at Saratoga, USA

QUIDURA (Querari and Quasillo’s half-sister by Dubawi) ran a gallant 2nd in the $500,000 G1 Diana Stakes at Saratoga, USA on Saturday, 22nd July. Owned by Andreas Jacobs’ Gestut Fahrhof, the Dubawi filly led the field close to home and fought gallantly all the way to the line, to be just headed by Lady Eli, a... read more

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On what was a great day of racing, Silvano stamped his mark on Greyville’s July meeting by siring the first two home in the prestigious Gr.1 Vodacom Durban July. Top honours went to the 2016 runner-up, Marinaresco, who turned on the turbo up the straight, adding the country’s premier race to his already impressive resumé,... read more



Silvano four-year-old, Mr Winsome, secured his place in the final field for the  R4.25 million Gr.1 Vodacom Durban July with his gutsy victory in the Gr.3 Track & Ball Derby at Scottsville on 18 June. Dean Kannemeyer’s charge engaged in a protracted stretch duel with Sun On Africa, but gained the upper hand close to... read more


Joking, becoming serious

Joking, a juvenile daughter of Querari, broke her maiden in the best possible way, with a stylish stakes victory. Facing her sternest test to date, the Maine Chance-bred filly took on stakes winning colts in the Listed Dahlia Plate at Fairview, and passed with flying colours. Approaching the final furlong nearer the back of the... read more


Classic Treble for Silvano

No stallion has dominated a single weekend as Silvano has done. In the space of 24 hours, our champion sired three Classic winners on two different race courses, and a champion son made a triumphant return to action. For the second time in history, our champion sired the winners of both the Gr.1 SA Derby... read more


Silvano flush with a number of exciting three-year-olds

Silvano is flush with a number of exciting three-year-olds this season. This was underlined at Turffontein’s Classic meeting. Having sired the first two home in the March Gr.2 Gauteng Guineas, this time it was Silvano’s daughter, Orchid Island, who provided him with a coveted Gr.1 success, when she landed the SA Fillies Classic, sponsored by... read more


Southern Hemisphere Apex

Oppenheim: Southern Hemisphere Apex Tuesday, March 7, 2017 | By Bill Oppenheim It’s been pretty hot down south so far in 2017, literally as well as figuratively. It’s been a while since we turned the APEX focus to the Southern Hemisphere, so it seems like a good time to take a fresh look. As always,... read more


Dominant Silvano

The result of Saturday’s R1-million Gr.2 Gauteng Guineas once again underlined Silvano’s ability to dominate major stakes races. On Met day, his daughters Nightingale and Star Expess hogged the limelight in the Gr.1 Klawervlei Majorca Stakes, and it was more of the same at Turffontein when his sons Janoobi and Al Sahem fought out a... read more


Banner Hill – G3 winning stakes debut

Maine Chance-bred Banner Hill completed a Gr.3 double for Maine Chance on Queen’s Plate Day – in the marathon Gr.3 Chairman’s Cup over 3200m. Banner Hill – making his stakes debut in this lung-bursting event, the Glen Kotzen runner took the step up in class in his stride, with a rattling come-from-behind victory. The newly-minted stakes... read more


Silvano – stamping his authority

Silvano stamped his authority on the coveted Gr.1 Klawervlei Majorca Stakes in no uncertain manner when he sired the first two across the line, in addition to which he also featured as the broodmare sire of the third-placed runner. In what was without a doubt the finish of Kenilworth’s showpiece Met meeting, his daughters Nightingale... read more


Maine Chance bred HORIZON set for Cape Derby G1

While he may not have beaten much, the high-profile Dynasty colt Horizon put together a convincing performance and booked his ticket into the Investec Cape Derby G1 when winning the R250 000 Gr3 Politician Stakes at Kenilworth on Saturday. Trying the 1800m for the first time, the handsome colt rose to the occasion and suggested that... read more


Time Odyssey – 2nd in Singapore G1

Maine Chance-bred Time Odyssey was rewarded with his first Gr.1 black type this past weekend when he ran out a game second in the Dester Singapore Gold Cup at Kranji, the third leg of the Singapore Triple Crown. In a slow-run race, the Pat Shaw-trained five-year-old chased home long-time leader Bahana (Elusive City) and fell... read more


QUERARI sibling QUIDURA (GB) proves strongest in G3 Valley View Stakes in USA

Gestut Fahrhof’s homebred Quidura (GB) put away rival My Impression (Sky Mesa) and drew clear in the straight to win the G3 Pin Oak Valley View Stakes, the feature race at Keeneland on Friday, by a length and a quarter. Content to sit just off the pace in fourth through the early stages of the race,... read more


Another G2 Winner for Querari (Ger)

Even money favourite Kangaroo Jack (Querari – Rainbow Flag by Model Man) showed his class with an authoritative win in Saturday’s G2 Joburg Spring Challenge at Turffontein over 1450m. Bred and owned by the Wallace family and trained by Gary Alexander, the 4yo made it 5 wins in a row with an easy 2 length victory in the R400,000 contest, beating... read more


Tellina (Silvano) – an eye-catching effort in his German debut

Fresh off a six-month break, Maine Chance home-bred Tellina marked his return to action with an eye-catching effort in his German debut for the Andreas Wohler stable. Contesting the Gr.3 German St Leger at Dortmund in the silks of Maine Chance’s German sister stud, Stiftung Gestüt Fahrhof, the Silvano gelding was held up towards the... read more


Marinaresco (by Silvano) wins the Champions Cup Gr1

MARINARESCO (by Silvano – Gay Fortuna by Fort Wood) winner of the Champions Cup Gr1 on 31 July 2016 by 1,25 lengths from Judicial, No Worries and Saratoga Dancer. Marinaresco was 2nd in the Vodacom Durban July Gr1 and 3rd in the Investec Cape Derby Gr1. Marinaresco has recently been awarded a merit rating of 110. Durban-based... read more

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Querari (GER) gets his first Gr1 Winner

QUERARI FALCON (Querari – Pretty Waves by  Crimson Waves) wins the THEKWINI STAKES (Grade 1) by a length from Dawn Calling. Prominent owner Adriaan van Vuuren paid only R90,000 for Querari Falcon. She is the first Gr 1 produced by the promising Oasis Dream stallion Querari (GER), who stands at Main Chance Farms. Trained by... read more


Maine Chance Record Breaker!

The pedigree stood out, the specimen stood out and in the end, his price stood out! The pick of the sale, Lot 48,  consigned by Maine Chance Farms, a Dynasty colt out of the full sister to Silvano fetched a record price for a yearling sold on our shores. At R5.2 million he was knocked... read more


Silvano Offspring Dominate in Durban July

The progeny of 2001 Arlington Million (gr. I) winner Silvano dominated the finish of the 2015 Vodacom Durban July (SAf-I) July 4 at Greyville Racecourse in South Africa. Silvano sons Power King, Punta Arenas, and Tellina ran 1-2-3 to give their sire, South Africa’s champion sire in 2012-2013, the trifecta in the R3.5 million race.... read more


Newsells is leading vendor at Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 1

09/10/2015 Street Cry ex Shastye Newsells Park Stud enjoyed outstanding results at the Tattersalls Book 1 Sale this week finishing as the leading vendor with an aggregate of 8,160,000gns, and an average of 429,474gns for 19 lots sold. The highlight being the sale topper and highest priced auction yearling in the world this year, Lot... read more


Record Price for Dubawi Colt at Tattersalls October Book 2

Trade on the second day of Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale continued to be strong with the highlight coming at the beginning of the sale when a colt by Dubawi achieved a record breaking price of 725,000 guineas when selling to John Ferguson. The fireworks on Day 2 arrived just before lunchtime... read more


Yearling filly out of Loveisallyouneed realises 2.1m gns at Tattersalls

07/10/2015 Loveisallyouneed yearling by Dubawi Newsells Park Stud is enjoying a tremendous sale so far with their consignment at Tattersalls Book 1 Sale this year. The highlight being the sale topper today and highest priced yearling this year, Lot 304, a daughter of Dubawi out of Loveisallyouneed, a daughter of the wonderful mare Jude, selling... read more


Legatissimo shows her star quality in Gr.1 Matron Stakes

13/09/2015 Legatissimo Matron Stakes Legatissimo showed her star quality once again with a comfortable victory in the Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes (Gr.1) over 1m at Leopardstown yesterday for owners Michael Tabor, Mrs John Magnier and Derrick Smith. Bred, raised and sold by Newsells Park Stud, it was a top-class performance by this three-year-old filly.... read more

Auction Sales

National Yearling Sale 2019

Lot 40



by What A Winter - Bella Spumante

by Dynasty

Lot 86



by Soft Falling Rain - Gallica Rose

by Silvano

Lot 105



by Flower Alley - Illumiere

by Giant's Causeway

Lot 120



by Querari - La Calisto

by Silvano

Lot 122



by Querari - Lady Seymour

by Silvano

Lot 138



by Vercingetorix - Lyrical Linda

by Jallad

Lot 143



by Vercingetorix - Masked Lady

by Casey Tibbs

Lot 157



by Silvano - My Lady Bluff

by Indigo Magic

Lot 178



by Silvano - Princess Victoria

by Victory Moon

Lot 206



by Vercingetorix - Shiver My Timbers

by Cordoba

Lot 217



by Querari - Spring Ahead

by Joshua Dancer

Lot 302



by Philanthropist - Bluroute

by Dubai Destination

Lot 318



by Futura - Cat's Paw

by Black Minnaloushe

Lot 371



by Vercingetorix - Grace O'malley

by Northern Guest

Lot 410



by Duke Of Marmalade - Jolie Angelina

by Silvano

Lot 480



by Philanthropist - Painted Leaf

by Silvano

Lot 498



by Elusive Fort - Pritti

by Trippi

Lot 561



by Querari - Trillium

by Silvano

Lot 563



by Silvano - Tumbelini

by Pivotal


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Dubawi - Mare Nostrum
by Caerleon

Multiple G1 Winning Son of Dubawi - The only British stallion to ever sire 100 Group winners. Sire of 41 G1 winners so far. 16% Stakes winners and 10% Group winners makes him one of the world’s greatest stallions. From a family of Champion Sires - FLYING SPUR, ENCOSTA DE LAGO, HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR & LODE. Dam is a G1 Performer - from the Great Foundation Mare - FANFRELUCHE.




Oasis Dream - Quetena
by Acatenango

A Leading South African Sire. Champion Sire of 2yo's 2019. Sire of 9% stakes winners to runners. Sire of 215 progeny to race, 139 winners (64.0%), earnings of over R33 million, 18 stakes winners, 17 stakes placegetters.




Lomitas - Spirit Of Eagles
by Beau’s Eagle

Champion Sire South Africa 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019. Champion Freshman Sire Germany 2005. Sire of 6 Equus Champions. Sire of 1023 progeny to race, 715 winners (69.0%), earnings of over R294 million, 88 stakes winners, 76 stakes placegetters.




Silvano - National Vixen
by National Assembly

Leading Freshman Sire South Africa 2019Equus Champion 3yo Colt South Africa. Undefeated G1 winner in South Africa. Won G1 Jebel Hatta in Dubai. Timeform 124