Maine Chance Farms’ resident sire Querari is the sire of current South Africa racing sensation Kangaroo Jack, who made it five wins on the bounce when victorious in Saturday’s G2 Joburg Spring Challenge at Turffontein.
In landing the spoils in Saturday’s R400 000, Kangaroo Jack also made it three graded wins on the bounce –with the Gary Alexander trained four-year-old confirming his status as one of the country’s equine rising stars.
Winning rider Andrew Fortune was ecstatic after the gelding’s win on Saturday, saying, “Look here, I am not scared to take on that horse of Sean Tarry’s (Horse Of The Year Legal Eagle) in the Horse Chestnut at level weights He is an easy horse to ride and he will stretch those top horses at a mile. We needed a horse like this to take us to the next level and let’s face it, Gary (Alexander) has trained a million Gr1 winners. “
Kangaroo Jack, whose previous wins included the G2 Post Merchants and G3 Spring Spree Stakes, has now won six of just ten outings and has earned R880 775 in prize money.
He is one of seven stakes horses (from 28 foals!) in Querari’s sparkling first crop of runners, which also includes KZN champion and G2 The Debutante winner Cosmic Light and G1 Thekwini Stakes runner up Melliflora.
Querari’s second crop, now three, included the hugely exciting G1 Thekwini Stakes winner Querari Falcon –who looks a top classic prospect for this season.
A G1 winning son of champion sprinter and outstanding sire Oasis Dream (whose sire sons include young sire sensations Power and Showcasing), Querari has three on sale at Saturday’s CTS Ready To Run Sale Presented by Lanzerac Hotel & Spa:
Lot 40 – a half brother to 2 winners, this colt (bred like G2 winner Cosmic Light) is out of a winning Silvano half sister to 2 black type performers, and this is the outstanding family responsible for Arc hero Suave Dancer, top sires and broodmare sires Habitat and Northfields, and current high class Australian performer Hartnell –an impressive winner of the G1 Yellowglen Turnbull Stakes last time out and currently second favourite for Australia’s greatest WFA race -the G1 William Hill Cox Plate
Lot 127 – another bred like Cosmic Light, this colt is a half brother to a multiple winner and is out of a half sister to talented G2 filly Real Red. The family of local G1 winners Shoe Express, Al Nitak and The Sheik, as well as South African legend Politician and English classic winner Ragusa
Lot 149 – a half brother to a winner, this colt is out of a winning half sister to G3 winning 2yo Miss Ethics, and his second dam is a stakes winning daughter of top class broodmare sire Del Sarto