Maine Chance Farms’ multiple champion sire Silvano provided the sales topper at Sunday’s Klawervlei Online Farm Sale, presented by Gavelhouse.
The Klawervlei Stud bred filly, who came up early in the sale as Lot 32, was knocked down to David Abery for R680 000 to top the inaugral online auction.
The classically bred filly is out of the Jet Master sired top-class racemare Thunder Dance whose six career triumphs included scores in both the G1 Paddock Stakes and G1 Empress Club Stakes.
The sales topping filly is thus bred on the same Silvano/Jet Master cross as recent G1 winners Kilindini, Hawwaam and Silvano’s Pride.
Silvano, whose local yearlings have made up to R9 000 000, is having another excellent season and the triple G1 winning son of Lomitas is, once again, atop the South African general sires list.
The four times champion South African sire has been represented by 10 black type winners this season, including the G1 winners Hawaam, Kilindini, Summer Pudding and Zillzaal.
Also sire of current sire sensation Vercingetorix, Silvano’s current total of stakes winners stand at 96.