Maine Chance Farms’ well established sire Black Minnaloushe had a smart debut winner at Turffontein yesterday.
The son of Storm Cat (whose descendants have dominated proceedings at Royal Ascot this week thus far) is the sire of 2yo Lotus Elan who won first time out over 1160m on Thursday.
Trained by Corne Spies, the Maine Chance Farms bred Lotus Elan ran on smartly to make a winning debut in open company, and this colt looks to have a bright future ahead of him.
Lotus Elan, who is out of the two time winning Silvano mare Lily Lei, was a R700 000 buy at last year’s National Yearling Sale.
Black Minnaloushe is certainly no stranger to siring high class juveniles –having sired such juvenile champions as Hollinger, Jokers Wild and Kochka previously, as well as G1 Premier’s Champion Stakes hero Gold Onyx.
The blue blooded former Irish 2000 Guineas winner (whose Triple Crown winning son Louis The King stands his first season at stud this year) has five lots on offer at the upcoming Sibaya KZN Yearling Sale:
Lot 28 – a half sister to 5 winners, one of whom won ten, this filly is out of a mare who won four and her relatives include former Equus Champion and G1 J&B Met hero Past Master
Lot 67 – a half brother to 2 winners and out of a mare by emerging broodmare sire Horse Chestnut (damsire of Cannock Chase, Suggestive Boy and Smart Call), he is from the great Fall Aspen family, whose members include champions Dubai Millennium and Timber Country, French Derby hero Intello and former champion sire Fort Wood –the sire of Horse Chestnut.
Lot 127 – this filly is out of a Fort Wood half sister to five stakes horses including dual Matchem Stakes winner Sevillano and Gold Bowl star Herod The Great. From the family of US champion and successful sire Lord Avie
Lot 171 – a full brother to a useful winner, this colt’s third dam is G1 winner Diorissimo, the dam of champion Scented Royal. This is the family of recent feature race winners Janoobi and Serissa as well as promising 2yo Good ToGive
Lot 192 – this filly, a half sister to 3 winners, including G2 performer and J&B Met runner Awesome Power, is out of an own sister to smart 2yo Golden Riviera, and her second dam is by Elliodor-broodmare sire of the Black Minnaloushe sired champion Kochka