80th stakes winner for Silvano | Cape Breeders Club

80th stakes winner for Silvano

24th Jun 2018

Reigning Champion Sire Silvano was represented by his 80th individual black type winner when his four-year-old son Plano captured the Listed Port Elizabeth Gold Cup on Friday.


Bred by Maine Chance Farms, the Tara Laing trained gelding ran on smartly  to defeat Glenlair Trophy runner up Frikkie by half a length in the Gold Cup –the longest race in South Africa.

The winner was trying the 3600m trip for a first time, having been fourth in the Glenlair Trophy at his previous outing.

One of four winners on the card for his trainer, Plano was a R1 000 000 buy from the 2015 Cape Premier Yearling Sale. He has now won four, and won or placed in 14 of his 18 races to date.

Out of the Western Winter mare Parano, Plano is bred on the same Silvano/Western Winter cross as  Daisy Guineas winner Black Arthur and SA Oaks victress Wind Chill.

Bold Silvano

His Maine Chance Farms based sire has enjoyed another excellent season, with Silvano sired runners having banked over R17.627 million in 2017-2018. His star runners this season include such local graded stakes winners as Elusive Silva, Simply Royal, Bella Sonata, Star Express and Strathdon  as well as the  Zabeel Mile winner Janoobi.

Silvano’s sire sons Bold Silvano, one of four July winners sired by Silvano,  and Vercingetorix have also made their marks this season, with the Ascot Stud bred and based Bold Silvano the sire of 2018 G1 Tsogo Sun Sprint winner Bold Respect as well as high class 2yo Bold Eagle.
The Maine Chance Farms based Vercingetorix made an immediate impact with his first yearlings having made up to R2.2 million this year.

Both Bold Silvano and Vercingetorix are represented at this year’s KZN Yearling Sale, with Bold Silvano’s quartet including a filly from the same family as international stars Aussie Rules, Albanova and Alborada (Lot 8). Vercingetorix has seven at the sale, including a filly out of a stakes winning daughter of Dynasty (Lot 18) and a colt from the same family as graded winners Narc and Captain’s Secret (Lot 25).

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