Maine Chance Farms’ exciting young stallion Vercingetorix has made a fantastic start to his stud career.
The son of champion sire, and fellow Maine Chance resident, Silvano has had his first three mares covered tested in foal and stud manager John Slade is understandably delighted with Vercingetorix’s progress.
Vercingetorix, a R1.4 million purchase from the 2011 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale, was an outstanding racehorse, who won Grade One races in both Dubai and South Africa.
South Africa’s Equus Champion 3YO Colt of 2013, Vercingetorix went unbeaten through his first six starts winning the G1 Jebel Hatta, G1 Daily News 2000, and G2 KRA Guineas. He also finished second to the world’s top rated thoroughbred of 2014, Just A Way, in the 2014 G1 Dubai Duty Free and third to Horse of the Year Designs On Rome in the G1 QE II Cup in Hong Kong.
Vercingetorix returned to Dubai in 2015 to land the G2 Al Rashidiya over a high class field before suffering an injury when attempting to land the G1 Jebel Hatta for a second year in a row.
Bred by Klawervlei Stud, the handsome Vercingetorix is out of the Gr2 placed National Assembly mare National Vixen, also dam of six other winners including Gr3 Kenilworth Fillies Nursery winner and Gr1 Avontuur Estate Cape Fillies Guineas runner up Trinity House.
This is also the family of champion sprinters Extra Cover, Phantom Earl and Scarlet Lady as well as G1 Cape Guineas winner St John’s Wood.
The champion is set to cover a full book of mares this season.