Maine Chance Farms’ well established sire Black Minnaloushe had an eye catching first time winner at the Vaal on Tuesday when the Klawervlei Stud bred filly Supa-U won for Lucky Houdalakis.
The filly ran on strongly under current log leading jockey Andrew Fortune to record a three parts of a length win over 1000m, and she looks above average.
Supa-U, who is out of the six time winning Captain Al mare Solar Voyager, is one of several promising three-year-olds representing Black Minnaloushe this season.
The classic winning son of Storm Cat’s sophomores also include last season’s G1 SA Nursery winner Arabian Beat (an Equus Award nominee), who has already earned nearly R1 million in prize money.
A proven sire (whose runners include three champion 2yos), Black Minnaloushe has more than 50 individual 50 stakes horses to his credit including G1 winners Arabian Beat, Ash Cloud, Dancing In Silks, Gold Onyx, Jokers Wild, Kochka, and SASCOC Triple Crown winner Louis The King.
Winner of both the G1 Irish 2000 Guineas and St James Palace Stakes, the beautifully bred Black Minnaloushe is a half brother to 2000 Guineas winner Pennekamp and multiple G1 winner Nasr El Arab.