From a small number of runners, Benmarne Stud have bred a number of high-class gallopers, with G1 Thekwini Stakes winner Querari Falcon and G2 Gauteng Guineas/G2 Dingaans winner Monks Hood among the farm’s star alumni.
Benmarne made headlines once again earlier this year, thanks to the deeds of Prophet. A son of Maine Chance Farms’ prominent sire Querari, the Ben Botha bred and owned Prophet won his first two starts in eye catching fashion culminating in a near four length romp in the G3 Godolphin Barb Stakes. Prophet would go on to show his class when defeating some highly rated two-year-olds when taking third place in the G2 Durban Golden Horseshoe, run on Hollywoodbets Durban July day and was subsequently fourth in the G1 Premiers Champion Stakes.
Ben Botha will be bringing a very smart string to the upcoming August Two Year Old Sale, which takes place in Germiston on August 26th and 27th this year. This consignment is made up of juveniles sired by a host of different sires namely Captain Of All, Global View, Heavenly Blue, Lancaster Bomber, Potala Palace and Querari -with whom Benmarne have enjoyed such great success.
Querari is responsible for the well bred colt Knockemstiff (Lot 247), a colt out of a full-sister to G2 Senor Santa Handicap winner Happy Forever and half-sister to exported G1 winner Happy Valentine, while the much missed Lancaster Bomber is represented here by a filly (Lot 11) from the immediate family of G1 winning champion filly Historic Lady among many others.
Benmarne’s draft for this year’s August Sale can be viewed in Blocks A and B at the TBA complex in Germiston.