Turffontein treble for Querari | Cape Breeders Club

Turffontein treble for Querari

4th Sep 2022

Maine Chance Farms’ boom sire Querari had a great season in 2021-2022 and the G1 winning son of Oasis Dream again struck form when Querari came up with three winners at Turffontein on Saturday afternoon, with Querari fillies winning the first two races and Querari’s classy son Raiseahallelujah victorious in the fifth race.

Another son of Querari, the promising three-year-old I Am Giant, also caught the eye when he finished second in the eighth race on Saturday.

The sire’s first success at Turffontein came when his three-year-old daughter Mythical Dream made a winning debut to land the #ThisIsRacing Welcomes You Maiden Plate over 1000 metres.
Under Gavin Lerena, the Johan Janse Van Vuuren trained filly fought off favoured first-timer Black Egret to win convincingly by a length.

Bred by Narrow Creek Stud, Mythical Dream is out of the Jet Master mare Lightning Bird. The filly was a R130 000 buy from the 2021 National Yearling Sale.
Querari struck again in the very next race when his four-year-old daughter Lunar Ballade claimed the Spring Into The Season Maiden Plate (F&M) (1450m) in good style. The Alec Laird trained filly powered home, under an inform JP Van Der Merwe, to shed her maiden by nearly two and a quarter lengths.
Bred by Oldlands Stud, Lunar Ballade, who is out of the Indigo Magic mare Earn A Moon, was making her fourth start on Saturday.

Her paternal half-brother Raiseahallelujah made it three wins in a row, and provided Querari with a third success at Turffontein on Saturday, when he landed the Play Soccer 6,10 and 13 MR 96 Handicap over 2000m. Under Keagan De Melo, the Candice Dawson trained gelding dug down deep to best Jaimala by a head. Bred by Dr Ian Heyns, the talented five-year-old has now won six times with Raiseahallelujah finishing first or second in each of his last five starts.

Out of the Black Minnaloushe mare Flo Jo, Raiseahallelujah was a R275 000 buy from the 2019 National Yearling Sale.

South Africa’s Leading Sire of 2YOs in 2018-2019 and 2021-2022, Querari is the sire of 31 stakes winners to date, and a further 33 stakes performers.

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