Maine Chance Farms’ resident sire Silvano, who recently claimed his third South African sires championship, picked up yet more silverware at Wednesday evening’s Cape Racing/Breeding awards ceremony.
The evergreen son of Lomitas was crowned Cape Breeders’ Stallion Of The Year, while his Maine Chance Farms bred son Janoobi was named International Horse Of The Year for a campaign which saw Janoobi land the G2 Zabeel Mile at Meydan and run third in the G1 Jebel Hatta –beaten by just a length by the victorious Blair House. (Benbatl, runner up in the Jebel Hatta, has subsequently come out to win both the G1 Dubai Turf and G1 Grosser Dallmayr Preis-Bayerisches Zuchtrennen).
Silvano is also broodmare sire of Barahin –who was named Cape Breeders’ Champion 2YO Colt for 2017-2018.
Out of the Rakeen mare Shasta Daisy, and a full-brother to G3 Champion Juvenile Cup winner Sedge, Janoobi won four times in South Africa –including both the G2 Gauteng Guineas and G3 Protea Stakes.
Silvano, who was previously Champion Sire in 2012-2013 and 2016-2017, was responsible for the winners of 182 races last season, with his progeny earning R19 729 770. He was represented by 12 individual black type winners last season, with his top runners including the local graded stakes winners Elusive Silva, Strathdon, Simply Royal, Star Express and Bella Sonata.
Also broodmare sire of G1 Sun Met second Last Winter and , Silvano also featured prominently as a Broodmare Sire in 2017-2018 and ended the season as South Africa’s Seventh Leading Broodmare Sire by stakes earned.
The sire of 20 G1 winners, including four Vodacom Durban July winners, Silvano has nine lots on offer at next week’s National Two Year Old Sale.