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The dominance of Silvano’s progeny

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Few superlatives remain to describe the dominance of Silvano’s progeny. A quartet of Graded wins topped by a superb Gr.1 double, highlighted yet another banner weekend for our mighty stalwart. At Turffontein on Saturday, we bade farewell to one of Silvano’s finest gallopers, the colt Hawwaam, who is set to continue his career on the… read more

Querari’s daughter Herrin wins the Lady’s Slipper

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Querari’s excellent recent run of juvenile successes continued unabated when his two-year-old daughter Herrin scored a runaway victory in the Listed Lady’s Slipper Stakes at Fairview. Allan Greeff’s charge pounced at the 300m mark and strode away to come home unharassed, leaving her rivals trailing by more than three lengths at the line. Fresh off… read more

Querari churning out the winners

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That Querari is churning out the winners at a rate of knots, would be understatement. At the Turffontein meeting on Monday, juvenile son Action Packed swept to a two-length maiden success to become his sire’s eighth individual winner in the space of less than a week. Querari’s hot streak started with a fine treble of… read more

Miyabi Gold wins Listed East Coast Cup

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Silvano’s talented daughter Miyabi Gold proved there’s no substitute for class when she raced to a scintillating victory in the Listed East Coast Cup at Greyville. Stepping out for the first time since finishing just out of the frame in the February 1 Gr.1 Majorca Stakes, Justin Snaith’s class act was let loose by Anton… read more

Maine Chance stallions dominate the Gr.3 Strelitzia Stakes

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Maine Chance stallions dominated the outcome of the Gr.3 Strelitzia Stakes at Scottsville, while providing Vercingetorix with a newly-minted stakes winner, his fifth overall. Restricted to juvenile fillies, this 1100m dash up the straight was widely expected to be at the mercy of unbeaten Var filly Delta Queen. However, after disputing the lead with Querari’s… read more

Silvano G1 & G2 Double

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He’s back. Silvano’s brilliant son Hawwaam added a fourth Gr.1 win to his resumé on what proved to be a red-letter day for both his sire and breeders Mary and Jessica Slack. Last seen out third in the Gr.1 Sun Met at Kenilworth, his return to Turffontein, arguably his favourite racetrack, once again brought out… read more

Vercingetorix’s son Ikigai wins G2 Gauteng Guineas

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It was always going to be just a matter of time before Silvano’s champion son Vercingetorix sired his first classic winner. That honour fell to Sean Tarry’s Ikigai, who continued his rise to prominence in the Gr.2 Gauteng Guineas under the Turffontein lights. Following the scratching of stable companion, the Dingaans winner Shango, it was… read more

Silvano – a fine stakes double

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The Guineas meeting at Turffontein provided Silvano with yet another fine stakes double, pride of place going to three-year-old daughter Summer Pudding, who kept her unbeaten record intact when she captured the opening leg of the Triple Tiara, the Gr.2 Gauteng Fillies Guineas. Not even a slow run race and a dropped rein could prevent… read more

SABIANGO dies at the age of 21

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Gestüt Fährhof in Germany has reported the death of its three-time group/grade 1 winner Sabiango at the age of 21. Sabiango was a true son of Fährhof, as he was by the stud’s brilliant racecourse performer and sire Acatenango and out of its excellent broodmare Spirit of Eagles, who also produced Arlington Million (G1) and Audemars Piguet… read more