Monthly Archives: January 2012

31 January 2012 …… THE SALES … THE MET …. and the next draft of yearlings come into the stables for preparation.

Things slowly reverting to normal (whatever that might be!) on the farm following the hustle and bustle of ‘city life’ at last week’s Cape Premier Yearling Sale. The venue for the sale, the Cape Town International Convention Centre is an … Continue reading

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23 January 2012 … FROM THE FARM TO THE CITY …. the yearlings move!

The yearlings have gone … well, not all of them – we still have around fifty more on the farm – with them now starting to be prepared for the Cape Yearling Sale (Book 2) in early March, and the … Continue reading

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22 January 2012 ….. Maine Chance bred Comtesse Dubois wins Laisserfaire Stakes yesterday for Team Valor – and her yearling full-brother is part of our Cape Premier Sale draft.

Yesterday at Kenilworth the Maine Chance bred, and Team Valor owned, COMTESSE DUBOIS (Count Dubois [GB] – Katherine by Rakeen [USA]) won the Laisserfaire Stakes (Listed) from the imported filly Sweet Aria [IRE]. This was COMTESSE DUBOIS’ fourth win in … Continue reading

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Our five SILVANO (GER) colts for the Cape Premier Yearling Sale …

The following link is an updated photographic file of the five SILVANO (GER) colts which form the nucleus of Maine Chance Farms consignment to the Cape Premier Yearling Sale to be held in Cape Town on 26/27 January. MAINE CHANCE … Continue reading

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19 January 2012 …. Only a few more days before the yearlings head to ‘The Mother City’ ….

Some very surprising weather last evening – a hail storm which, fortunately, had minimal impact on Maine Chance – but adjoining fruit farms and vinyards were less lucky as the fruit is almost ready for harvest. Although Maine Chance is … Continue reading

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16 January 2012 …. is FREQUENT FLYER’s name, and win, a good omen for next week’s sale?

It was a very pleasing weekend for Maine Chance Farms – with resident sires SILVANO (GER) and BLACK MINNALOUSHE (USA) both siring three winners each – the latter doing so in three different countries. The famous yellow and black colours … Continue reading

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13 January 2012 ….. trainers and owners of ‘legends’ visit the farm

Among the early arrivals at Maine Chance this morning were outstanding Cape trainer Mike Bass and his patron Marsh Shirtliff, as well as Mike’s daughter (and assistant trainer) Candice Robinson. As trainer and owner, the Bass / Shirtliff combination is … Continue reading

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