Maine Chance Farms’ popular young sire Querari had yet another interesting update to his pedigree at Tattersalls October Yearling Sale (Book 1) on Thursday.
A full brother to the former G1 Premio Presidente della Repubblica winner and German champion was knocked down to trainer Roger Varian, acting on behalf of Sheikh Mohammed Obaid, for 500 000 guineas.
Varian said of the brown colt, who was consigned by Newsells Park Stud, “He was a lovely colt; a scopey Oasis Dream. He’ll need a bit of time to mature, but he just floated around the ring and we liked him from the first time we saw him.”
Querari and the 500,000 gns buy are both sons of sprint champion Oasis Dream (whose yearlings averaged over 310 000 guineas at the Book 1 sale) and the stakes placed Acatenango mare Quetena.
The latter, who has had three winners to date, is also responsible for the talented Quasillo, a three parts brother to Querari who won the G3 Bavarian Classic in 2015.
Quetena herself is out of the top class mare Quebraba, champion 2yo filly in Germany in 1992 and a classic winner the following year.
This is also the family of another German classic winner in Silvester Lady, whose wins included the German Oaks in
Querari has made a scintillating start to his stud career, with his first crop including the unbeaten G2 winner Cosmic Light and G1 Thekwini Stakes runner up Melliflora.