Cracking first crop for blue blooded G1 winner
Maine Chance Farms’ well performed young stallion, Querari, has made an eye catching start to his stud career.
Querari’s first crop of yearlings have received much acclaim, with the stallion clearly siring some really attractive and pleasingly looking stock.
The son of world leading sire Oasis Dream has a sole lot on offer at the 2014 Cape Premier Yearling Sale.
Lot 107 is a handsome bay son of the Victory Moon own sister to top-class filly Hidden Beauty. From a powerful family, whose members include champion and Met winner, Imperious Sue, this colt’s dam has an intriguing pedigree. She is by ill-fated champion Victory Moon (whose dam is third dam is Bluebell Girl) and her own third dam is also Bluebell Girl.
Querari was a top-class racehorse, whose victories included a triumph over champion Voila Ici in the Group One Premio Presidente Della Republica in 2010. He is one of ten Group One winners, to date, produced by his sire, the Green Desert horse Oasis Dream.
His sire, Oasis Dream, is one of the world’s leading sires, and stands for a stud fee of GBP 85, 000 (the equivalent of over R1 400 000). To date, Oasis Dream, himself a former Champion Sprinter, has sired 75 stakes winners, including G1 winners and leading first crop sires Aqlaam and Naaqoos.
Querari, who shares his broodmare sire, Acatenango, with Kentucky Derby/Dubai World Cup hero Animal Kingdom, is from a superb female line.
His dam is a stakes placed half-sister to four black type horses, while Querari’s second dam, Quebrada was a Champion at both two and three in Germany.
His third dam Queen to Conquer won 8 races in North America including the Gr1 Yellow Ribbon Stakes.
Clearly, Querari holds strong claims to being one of the best bred and performed young sires currently standing in South Africa.
Buyers would do well to pay close attention to yearlings from his first crop!