28 March 2019

Dr Ian Heyns, the only breeder represented by three runners in the 2018 G1 Vodacom Durban July, will be offering high class quartet of yearlings at the 2019 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale this April.

The Heyns’ foursome includes a trio of youngsters sired by Maine Chance Farms’ highly successful stallion Querari, whose progeny include G1 winner Querari Falcon and exported G2 Gauteng Guineas winner Monks Hood, who, under the name of Graceandmercy, recently won a barrier trial in Hong Kong.
One of the most exciting sires currently in South Africa, Querari’s other notable recent high class performers include G1 Sun Met third Head Honcho and fellow graded stakes winners Wonderwall, Cosmic Light, and Kangaroo Jack.

His beautifully bred daughter Star Of Excellence (Lot 140) is a half-sister to 5 winners (from as many runners) notably G3 Victress Stakes winning millionaire Star Express and Eastern Cape Horse Of The Year Star Burst Galaxy –a stakes winner of nine who earned over R750 000 in prize money.

Querari colt Marukami (Lot 357) is out of a half-sister to 2 stakes winners including the Heyns bred G1 SA Derby winner Seal, while All Lit Up (Lot 501) is a Querari colt whose dam is a ¾ sister to none other than G1 Summer Cup winner Rudra. All Lit Up’s other notable relatives include the G1 winning sire Red Ray, and triple G1 winner Set Afire –to name but two!


Ian will also be offering a yearling by successful sire Philanthropist (sire of champions Pender Harbour and Phil’s Dream) in the form of Profound Wisdom (Lot 562). The latter is a colt out of the seven time winning Var mare Trimontium –whose dam is the high class stakes winner Queen Of Kiwi.