One of South Africa’s top farms for more than two decades, Maine Chance Farms, is enjoying a magnificent season this year.
Not only are resident stallions Erupt, Querari and Vercingetorix all enjoying superb seasons, the farm itself has phenomenal success in 2021-2022 thus far.
Alumni of Maine Chance Farms dominated proceedings on Cape Derby earlier this season, where the Maine Chance bred Pomp And Power, a son of Vercingetorix, won the G1 Jonsson Workwear Cape Derby, fellow Maine Chance bred Cosmic Highway claimed the G2 Khaya Stables Diadem Stakes, and classy Maine Chance Farms bred filly Princess Calla captured the G3 Prix Du Cap in facile fashion.
Other star gallopers representing Maine Chance Farms in 2021-2022 include star three-year-old, and G1 WSB Cape Fillies Guineas winner Chansonette and the very promising G3 Pretty Polly Stakes victress Galla Vanting, with Chansonette a daughter of Vercingetorix and Galla Vanting sired by Querari.
Maine Chance Farms was established in the late 1960’s by Godfrey Gird, before being sold to Graham Beck the following decade. It is currently owned by Andreas Jacobs, who purchased the stud farm in 2002.
The farm has a proud heritage of standing top-class stallions, with past high class sires to have stood at Maine Chance including New South Wales, Jungle Cove, Golden Thatch and Del Sarto.
Sadly, Maine Chance lost their outstanding sire Silvano in 2021 when the latter died at the age of 25, but the latter made an indelilable mark on the South African thoroughbred industry, with his progeny including four G1 Vodacom Durban July winners and current boom stallion Vercingetorix.
Situated just outside of Robertson, Maine Chance will be offering a top-class draft at this year’s National Yearling Sale, with Maine Chance’s consignment headed by yearlings sired by Erupt, Gimmethegreenlight, Lancaster Bomber, Master Of My Fate, Potala Palace, Querari, Silvano and Vercingetorix.
Other classy lots set to impress in this string include a Master Of My Fate colt (Lot 175) out of the Silvano sired G1 Cape Fillies Guineas heroine Silver Mountain, a Silvano filly (Lot 241) out of a stakes winning daughter of Captain Al, a Vercingetorix filly (Lot 304) out of G1 Golden Slipper winner Bilateral, and a Gimmethegreenlight half-sister (Lot 309) to G1 Allan Robertson Championship winner Mighty High.
Maine Chance Farms’ draft for the 2022 National Sale can be found in Block D at the TBA complex.