Maine Chance Farms’ sensational young sire Querari, whose offspring continue to impress, had an eye catching juvenile winner at the Vaal on Tuesday afternoon.
The former champion’s 2yo daughter Bonnie Dawn sauntered home to win by two and a quarter lengths, first time out, over 1000m.
Trained by Louis Goosen, Bonnie Dawn, who was produced by the unplaced Shalford mare Lady B Sharp, was a bargain, R25 000, buy at the 2015 March Yearling Sale.
She is one of five juvenile winners for Querari this season, whose top juveniles this season include the stakes fillies Fresh and Touching.
Former winner of the G1 Premio Presidente Repubblica and four other races, Querari made an exceptional start to his stud career, with his small first crop including such high class stakes performers Champery, Dynamic Speed, Melliflora, Oaks winner Solana, and G2 winner Cosmic Light.
Remarkably, 20 of Querari’s 24 first crop runners, to date, have won at least once.
Germany’s Champion Older Horse in 2010, the blue blooded Querari is one of more than 100 stakes winners sired by former champion sprinter Oasis Dream.
The latter’s numerous top class performers include champion sprinter Muhaarar, recent G1 Golden Shaheen hero Muarrab, champion filly Midday (dam of the promising 3yo Midterm), dual G1 winner Goldream, and the very promising sires Power and Showcasing.