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Silvano – A Weekend To Remember

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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

Querari – Building On His Success

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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

Silvano & Querari Rise To The Occasion

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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

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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

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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 MEMORABLE WEEKEND FOR MAINE CHANCE

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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

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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

SILVANO – SA RACING’S PRIDE – OUR JOY

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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 IS NO MORE

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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