• 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 Paddock Stakes G1 - 7th January 2017

  • 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

  • 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

Latest News

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Cape Premier Yearling Sale 2017

Lot 28

DAGMAR

FILLY

by QUERARI (GER) - DAFFODIL DAY

by SILVANO (GER)

Lot 29

DISPICABLE

COLT

by VAR (USA) - DAILY FLIGHT

by JET MASTER

Lot 31

UNNAMED

COLT

by DYNASTY - DAWN CHORUS (SNL)

by GIANT'S CAUSEWAY (USA)

Lot 66

FEE FI FOE FUM

FILLY

by DUKE OF MARMALADE (IRE) - FREQUENT FLYER

by SILVANO (GER)

Lot 68

GREEK SWORD

COLT

by SILVANO (GER) - GARLAND

by CAPTURE HIM (USA)

Lot 85

HEART STONE

FILLY

by SILVANO (GER) - HOLLYWOOD DREAMS

by VICTORY MOON

Lot 99

KAZAN

FILLY

by SILVANO (GER) - KATHERINE

by RAKEEN (USA)

Lot 103

KINDRED COUNTESS

FILLY

by SILVANO (GER) - KINEMATIC COUNTESS

by COUNT DUBOIS (GB)

Lot 121

KRONUNG

COLT

by SILVANO (GER) - MABOLA PLUM

by FORT WOOD (USA)

Lot 132

MAGICAL JAVA

FILLY

by SILVANO (GER) - MOCHA JAVA

by NATIONAL ASSEMBLY (CAN)

Lot 145

PRINCIPESSA

FILLY

by QUERARI (GER) - PAILITA (GER)

by MONSUN (GER)

Lot 148

PITCH PINE

COLT

by QUERARI (GER) - PEARLY PRINCESS

by FORT WOOD (USA)

Lot 179

SHUCKRA

COLT

by POMODORO - SCENTED EAST

by WEST MAN (USA)

Lot 183

SUPERSTITIOUS

COLT

by WHAT A WINTER - SEEKING

by GIANT'S CAUSEWAY (USA)

Lot 187

SANTA CLARA

FILLY

by DUKE OF MARMALADE (IRE) - SHINA (GER)

by LOMITAS (GB)

Lot 201

TARSUS

COLT

by VAR (USA) - TALA (FR)

by LOMITAS (GER)

Lot 212

TYRIAN

COLT

by DYNASTY - TUMBELINI (GB)

by PIVOTAL (GB)

Lot 217

VITI LEVU

FILLY

by DUKE OF MARMALADE (IRE) - VALDOVINO

by AL MUFTI (USA)

Lot 235

ARABIAN AIR

COLT

by SILVANO (GER) - ARABIAN EMPRESS

by AL MUFTI (USA)

Stallions

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Black Minnaloushe

Black Minnaloushe

(USA)

Storm Cat - Coral Dance
by Green Dancer

Sire of 60 International stakes horses, 3 Champions and 18 G1 performers.

Lateral

Lateral

(GB)

Singspiel - Ligona
by Aragon

Champion First Season Sire 2014. Sire of Golden Slipper G1 winner BILATERAL.

Querari

Querari

(GER)

Oasis Dream - Quetena
by Acatenango

A Leading First Season Sire 2015

Silvano

Silvano

(GER)

Lomitas - Spirit Of Eagles
by Beau’s Eagle

Champion South African Sire 2012-13. Sire of 40 G1 horses, 20 G2 horses, 20 G3 horses and 39 Listed horses.

Vercingetorix

Vercingetorix

(SAF)

Silvano - National Vixen
by National Assembly

Equus Champion, International G1 Winner, Timeform 124