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 that, like the Toyota slogan famously states “everything keeps going right”, and who continue winning after three years. This past weekend the promising filly Quarrantini, who is closely related to Querari, and who was sold by Maine Chance owner, Dr Andreas Jacobs for €401, got off the mark this past week with a win in Germany. Owned by the von Ullmann family, whose are famous for owning Monsun and breeding Allegretta, dam of Urban Sea who was the dam of Galileo and Sea The Stars, she is likely to target the Gr.3 Scharwgold-Rennen next before the German 1000 Guineas.
Querari is already the top sire of 2Y0’s, beating out the likes of What A Winter and Gimmethegreenlight, and has demonstrated a brilliant ability to upgrade mares that are sent to him, opening up unlimited potential for coatings, and allowing breeders to experiment with new combinations, thereby broadening the racing, and later breeding scene dramatically. The future looks incredibly bright for Querari and his potential to leave his mark on this country’s racing and breeding landscape.