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

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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

HAWWAAM wins DAILY NEWS 2000 G1

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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 wins R1,000,000 WOOLAVINGTON 2000 G1

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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 wins R500,000 GOLD BOWL G3

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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.

Silvano’s HAWWAAM wins Champions Challenge G1

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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

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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

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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

GOLDEN SPRINT DAY DOUBLE

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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

PLANO – PERFECTION OVER 3600m

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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