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MAINE CHANCE STALLIONS SHINE AT NATIONAL YEARLING SALE

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The recently concluded National Yearling Sale has shown that no matter how tough the economic climate is, buyers will pay top money for quality bloodstock. Despite the ravages of Covid on the South African economy, there was lively bidding on several lots, giving hope that racing and breeding can survive the tough economic times we are living in. Although buyers and agents… read more

Quasillo’s First Stakes Winner

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A half-brother to champion juvenile sire Querari, Quasillo (Sea The Stars) found himself in the news at Hollywoodbets Scottsville on Sunday when his daughter Ameena returned from a 16 week break following her debut victory, to capture the R175 000 Gr3 Strelitzia Stakes. In the process, the little speedball set up a possible berth in… read more

Graded stakes double for Maine Chance siblings

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The Maine Chance Farms based half-brothers Querari and Quasillo both enjoyed graded stakes success at Hollywoodbets Scottsville on Sunday, with Querari’s unbeaten two-year-old son Prophet capturing Sunday’s G3 Godolphin Barb Stakes and Quasillo’s two-year-old daughter Ameena likewise maintained her unbeaten record when victorious in the same day’s G3 Strelitzia Stakes. In the process, Ameena became… read more

VERCINGETORIX STRIKES INTERNATIONAL SUCCESS

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Maine Chance stallion Vercingetorix has struck international gold in Hong Kong, when his son Super Commander, already a 3-time winner of distances up to 1200, won the Po Lam Handicap over 1000m at Happy Valley. Out of the Captain Al mare War Path, Super Commander gained his Black type here in South Africa, with a… read more

Hail King Querari

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Today’s stallion game is a cutthroat business with stud farms vying with each other to acquire the next superstar stallion on which to base their fortunes. One of the hottest and most exciting stallions of recent years to emerge on the South African racing and breeding scene, is Maine Chance-based Querari who is producing horses… read more

Maine Chance breds 1st & 2nd in Concorde Cup G2

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CONCORDE CUP G2 – Maine Chance Farm breds POMP AND POWER (Vercingetorix) and COSMIC HIGHWAY (Gimmethegreenlight) finish FIRST and SECOND over 1600m at Kenilworth on Saturday 20th November. Weekend Racing 20-21 November 2021:BEREAVE (Vercingetorix) – 2nd CAPE MERCHANTS G2 over 1200m at Kenilworth. BLACK SILVER (Silvano) – Won F&M H by 2,25 lengths over 2000m at… read more

Happy Birthday Andreas!

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Happy Birthday Andreas! – from all the staff at Maine Chance Farms. We wish you all the best, and hope you have a very special day! The staff at Maine Chance would also like to congratulate Gestüt Fährhof on receiving Germany’s Champion Breeder Award. In the photograph above, Dr Andreas Jacobs is seen with Mr… read more

We say goodbye to our beloved Champion

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Today is a very sad day for the Jacobs family, Maine Chance Farms, Gestüt Fährhof and the South African Racing and Breeding Industry, as we bid farewell to the kind, gentle Champion Silvano. Silvano was humanely euthanased at the age of 25 after a serious bout of colic yesterday evening. He enjoyed a year of… read more

A Champion and a Gentleman

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The announcement that Silvano had retired from stud duties produced a flood of emotions. There was sadness that the production line had stopped and relief that it was ‘just’ retirement. Mostly, there is gratitude, for the tremendous privilege of knowing this exceptional horse, and for everything he has meant to so many participants in the… read more

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