The Robertson based farm will send 22 yearlings to the Germiston sale, and also acts as agent for another three lots.
The first of the Maine Chance draft to enter the sales ring is lot 32, a son of leading sire Dynasty (sire of this year’s Investec Cape Derby winner Legislate among others). This colt is out of the very smart Silvano mare Scintilla, who was third in the Gr2 Southern Cross Stakes. His second dam is champion racemare Scented Royal.
Former Breeders Cup Mile hero Miesque’s Approval is the sire of lot 47. This colt is a half-brother to 7 winners, including the former Gr3 King’s Cup winner, Pirate’s Gold. His four time winning dam is a half-sister to four stakes horses, and this is the immediate family of this season’s dual Classic runner up, Captain America.
Summer’s Tale is the name of lot 63, a bay colt by red-hot sire Black Minnaloushe (whose 3yos include champion Kochka and possible Triple Crown winner Louis The King). This colt is out of a winning half-sister to a champion in Italy, and hails from the same family as recent G3 Prix Edmond Blanc winner Sommerabend.
Lot 70 is a daughter of the farm’s Group One winning first season sire Querari (by Oasis Dream). She is a half-sister to 2 winners, and her dam is a half-sister to 2 stakes winners – including Gr1 Queen’s Plate winner and sire Crimson Waves. This filly is highly inbred to champion sire Danzig – a mating which previously produced US champion, I’ll Have Another, amongst others.
Champion sire Silvano is responsible for lot 117 – a filly from one of the hottest female lines in the stud book. This blue blooded filly is out of a mare by champion and promising broodmare sire Peintre Celebre (damsire of last year’s Investec Oaks winner Talent). This filly, who is named Tawhiri, is out of a half-sister to Tonnara (dam of 2 G1 winners). One of Tonnara’s stars is top French colt Ectot (recent winner of the G3 Prix Fontainebleau and leading classic contender for 2014). A filly with a world-class pedigree, her second dam is a stakes winning daughter of sire legend Danehill.
Black Minnaloushe has a great season, highlighted by Louis The King’s two classic wins, as well as feature race winner Great Rumpus. He is also the sire of lot 124, a filly whose dam is an own sister to G2 winner Cask. This well bred filly hails from the famous Denise’s Joy, whose descendants include champion sire Thorn Park and multiple G1 winner Bentley Biscuit.
Another by Black Minnaloushe, is lot 133. The chestnut colt is out of a three parts sister to champion Special Parade, and is bred on similar terms to champion 2yo of last season, Kochka. Going by the name of Vox Populi, this colt is a half-brother to 2 winners, including smart filly Vol de Nuit.
Wish List, lot 147, will be on many buyers wish list. A daughter of champion sire Silvano (sire of outstanding fillies Flirtation, Happy Valentine, Field Flower and Mi Emma), this filly is out of a Fort Wood own sister to Gold Cup runner up Noblewood, as well as the dam of G1 performer Brooks-Club.
A filly by Oasis Dream’s son Querari is lot 148, and she is called Wedgewood. A half-sister to 3 winners in Australia, this filly is out of a Woodman half-sister to top-class local performers Seattle Ice and Profit Report, and she hails from the family of ill-fated champion filly Spook Express. Woodman is an exceptional broodmare sire, whose daughters have produced the likes of Wando, More Than Ready and Byword, to name but a few.
Maine Chance Farms’ resident sire Lateral, a champion son of Singspiel, has made a bright start to his stud career with a number of winners already to his credit. He is the sire of lot 151, a chestnut colt named Zama. The latter is a half-brother to 3 winners – including Gr1 Champions Cup hero James Jaguar.
Maine Chance is also acting as agent of behalf of three well bred yearlings. This string includes 323 a well bred son of first crop sire Warm White Night. A multiple Gr1 winning son of Western Winter, Warm White Night has already proved popular with his first yearlings have made up to R800 000. This nicely bred colt is a three parts brother to the high-class performers Fair Maiden (Gr1 Empress Club Stakes), Braggaddacio and Azeroth.
Champion Argonaut (another by Western Winter) is the sire of 455, a chestnut filly out of Mochalette. The latter is a half-sister to top class fillies Mocha Java (2nd Gr1 Computaform Sprint) and Mochachino (Gr2 Camellia Stakes), as well as the smart stakes winner Macchiato. This well bred filly hails from the family of July winner Hunting Tower, as well as leading US sire Fappiano (whose descendants are dominating North American racing).
Champion sire of 2yos five times, Captain Al is the sire of the superbly bred lot 292, a colt out of former Gr1 Cape Fillies Guineas winner Field Flower. This colt, a product of two classic winners, hails from the same family as US Horse Of The Year and breed shaping champion sire Bold Ruler. What a pedigree!