Maine Chance Farms’ prominent young stallion Vercingetorix continues to go from strength to strength as a sire, and the former Equus Champion supplied another trio of winners over the past weekend.
Vercingertorix’s progressive son Vaseem picked up his second win, from just six starts, when he won the Gold Rush Sprint (Non-Black Type) (1100m) at Turffontein on Saturday.
Trained, like his sire, by Mike de Kock, the 3yo gelding ran on strongly to claim the 2020 Gold Rush Sprint by a length and a quarter, with Vaseem having finished third in The CTS 1200 and second in the Listed Secretariat Stakes respectively at his previous two starts.
Bred by Klawervlei Stud (who also bred Vercingetorix), Vaseem has already earned more than R900 000 in stakes.
His sire also enjoyed success at Durbanville on Saturday where his 3yo daughter Meet At The George scoring a comfortable maiden win over 1400m, while Vercingetorix’s son Padre Pio made it win number four when he scored an impressive victory at Hollywoodbets Greyville the following day.
Vercingetorix also went close to enjoying a feature race double at Turffontein on Saturday with his son Nebraas finishing second in Saturday’s Listed Derby Trial.
Currently South Africa’s Leading Second Season Sire by Stakes, Vercingetorix has 21 lots on offer at the 2020 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale, including a three-parts brother (Lot 328) to July runner up, and triple graded stakes winner, Punta Arenas, a filly (Lot 437) out of East Cape Fillies Nursery winner The Black Rose, and a colt (Lot 450) out of Oaks Trial winner Tuscan Lass.