Maine Chance Farms’ reigning champion South African sire Silvano was once again in the news when his son I Want It All topped Thursday’s Cape Premier Yearling Sale.
Consigned by Drakenstein Stud (As Agent), I Want It All (Lot 99) was knocked down to Nicholas Jonsson for R3 000 000 to top the 2020 Premier Sale.
Out of the Giant’s Causeway mare Song Of Happiness (and thus bred on the same Silvano/Giant’s Causeway cross as recent G1 Gauteng Chris Gerber Summer Cup winner Zillzaal), I Want It All is a half-brother to Dontworrybehappy, who was knocked down for R3 200 000 at last year’s Premier Sale.
His sire had three other lots fetch R900 000 plus, and Silvano ended the 2020 Cape Premier Yearling Sale selling six lots for a gross total of R6 800 000.
Sales ring success is nothing new for Silvano, who has been champion sire in South Africa four times and who currently leads this season’s sires list. The triple G1 winning son of Lomitas is the sire of the record breaking Masaki, who was knocked down to Shadwell South Africa for R9 000 000 to top the 2019 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.
Silvano is having another outstanding season this year, with his 6 individual stakes winners thus far headed by the G1 winners Zillzaal (Summer Cup) and Kilindini (Cape Guineas), as well as G2 Premier Trophy winner Hawwaam and G3 winners Summer Pudding and Silver Operator.