Maine Chance Farms’ increasingly successful stallion Querari had another weekend to remember when three of his daughters found the winners enclosure.
The Querari treble was started when his two-year-old daughter Luna Wish made a winning debut at Fairview on Friday.
The Bruce le Roux bred Luna Wish stayed on smartly to score a convincing one and a quarter length win first time out over 1000m for trainer Alan Greeff and jockey Teaque Gould.
Out of the Silvano mare Imperial Wish (and thus bred on the same cross as Querari sired stakes winners Cosmic Light, Wonderwall and Joking), Luna Wish was a R40 000 buy from the 2018 National Two Year Old Sale.
Luna Wish was one of two juvenile Querari fillies to win over the weekend, with the Oasis Dream sire also responsible for Saturday’s impressive winner Ferrari Red.
The latter, making just her second start, made all the running to shed her maiden by 3.25 lengths over 1400m for trainer Justin Snaith and jockey Richard Fourie.
Bred by the Narrow Creek Stud (also breeders of Querari’s smart runners Pinnacle Peak and Arianos Shadow), Ferrari Red was a R400 000 buy from the 2018 National Yearling Sale.
Querari, who has now been responsible for four 2yo winners this season, is also the sire of the Lammerskraal Stud bred and owned 3yo filly Lana Belle, who made a stunning winning debut at Durbanville on Saturday.
The Adam Marcus trained Lana Belle romped home first time out to score by 3.25 lengths under jockey Aldo Domeyer, and she looks a potentially smart sort.
Her G1 winning sire Querari has four lots on offer at this week’s Cape Yearling Sale, while his more than 30 yearlings on offer at the 2019 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale include a full-sister (Lot 185) to millionaire Kangaroo Jack, a filly (Lot 39) out of SA Oaks winner Bedloe’s Island, and a colt (Lot 55) out of Equus Champion and former Triple Tiara winner Cherry On The Top.