BINARY STAR is a Querari bay colt, out of the dam Indy Dancer (Judpot), and was bred by Riethuiskraal Stud. He was purchased at the 2018 KZN Yearling Sale.

Name: Binary Star
Sex: Bay Colt
Foaled: 22/08/2016
Sire: Querari (GER)
Mare: Indy Dancer (Judpot)
Breeder: Riethuiskraal Stud
Trainer: Gavin Smith
Purchased: KZN Yearling Sale 2018
Pedigree: View here
Record: 17-2-4
Status: Retired

Bred by Riethuiskraal Stud in the Western Cape, he is a cracking colt by Querari out of the Judpot mare Indy Dancer.

He is bred to be a sprinter / miler and he looks every bit the part of a guineas horse.

From the super strong family of multiple group 1 winners and sires, namely: LONDON NEWS (international Gr1 winner including the Rothmans July Gr1 and the QEII Cup Gr1 to name a few, Sire), KINGS GAMBIT (7 wins including the SA Derby Gr1), PLUCK (winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile on Turf Gr2, Sire), MASTER OF MY FATE (winner of the Premier Trophy Gr2 and promising Sire), PROMISFROMMYHEART (winner of the Triple Tiara and dam of Master Of My Fate – Sire) and SUPERWOOD (winner of the Gold Circle Derby Gr2) to name a few.

Stable Placement:
This was one of the easiest purchases at the 2018 KZN Yearling sale and we were delighted to pick him up. He will spend the next few months on the spelling farm before he is bought in to begin his training regime with Kevin and Alyson Wright.

Updates – Binary Star

August 22nd, 2021
Binary Star ran his last race on the 20th August 2021, and was officially retired from racing on the 22nd August 2021. His career record ends with 17 runs, 2 wins and 4 places.

July 30th, 2021
He had his first run for trainer Gavin Smith over 1400m at Fairview. He was above himself pre-race and overraced in the early stages of the contest. He will come on from the run and is expected to show improvement next time out.

October 25th, 2020
Binary Star picks up his second career win when winning the 9th race at Hollywoodbets Greyville this afternoon, at a starting price of 16/1. Well done to apprentice Cole Dicken for an incredible ride on this son of Querari, as well as the Alyson Wright stable for a top training feat. Bred by Riethuiskraal Stud, he makes it our 2nd winner this weekend and 7th for the month so far. It was also a third place finish for Alphamikefoxtrot in the same race.

September 20th, 2019
Binary Star – an impressive winner of the first race at Hollywoodbets Greyville, on Wednesday 18th September 2019. The flashy dark bay Querari colt did it the hard way and went start to finish over the 1400m on turf. Thanks to Alyson Wright for turning him out so impressively and well done to Riethuiskraal Stud and  Raymond Danielson for a beautifully judged ride.


September 18th, 2019
This son of Querari has shown plenty of ability on his four starts so far, although they came a bit too soon for him. He has since strengthened up very nicely and we have no doubt that he will be a very nice 3-year-old. He is bred to go this trip and further, but despite his scope for much more improvement he may just need the run after a 13 week lay-off. With that said he is drawn nicely and with Danielson up, he should give a good account of himself. We give him a good place chance today, in the opening race at Hollywoodbets Greyville Racecourse. Final field below:

Race-1 (Turf) – R105 000
1400m – 12:20 
For all Maidens
1 10 Just Prime 60 66 TCA *Y Ramzan -4.0 Wayne Badenhorst
2 13 Dauntless Star 60 0 A S Randolph Wendy Whitehead
3 12 Slew City 60 0 A D Dillon Dean Kannemeyer
4 5 Binary Star 57 77 A R Danielson Alyson Wright
5 4 Elite Status 57 74 BA S Moodley Michael Miller
6 14 Valliant Knight 57 71 T A S Khumalo Doug Campbell
7 6 Baby Shooz Scratched 57 0 A D Dillon Brett Crawford
8 2 Backpacker 57 0 A *L J Ferraris Garth Puller
9 7 Harlem Black 57 0 A E S Ngwane Dennis Bosch
10 3 Proud Warrior 57 0 A *J Gates -1.5 Alyson Wright
11 9 Querari’s Cowboy 57 0 A S Veale J A Janse van Vuuren
12 15 Rock With Me 57 0 A B Jacobson Gareth van Zyl
13 8 Whateverittakes 57 0 A W Kennedy Gavin van Zyl
14 1 Retail Therapy 54 0 T A M Khan J A Janse van Vuuren
15 11 Highveld’s flyer Scratched 60 0 A Reserve 1 Dean Kannemeyer
Same Trainer – Not Coupled on Tote
(3,15) (4,10) (11,14)

July 15th, 2019
Having had a nice start to career, he has shown enough ability for us to believe that he is going to get even better with time. As such, we have taken the bold stance of giving him a rest and bringing him back into full training as a three-year-old. He will next see the course around spring time.

June 18th, 2019
Binary Star has his 3rd start today, back on the turf where he is much better suited. We are hoping to win this in order to qualify him for the Breeders race on July day, but it does look competitive. See the final field here:

Race-3 (Turf / Stand) – R105 000
1000m – 13:35 
For all Maidens
1 1 Cosmic Cutter 60 68 BA C Zackey Duncan Howells
2 7 Krishnies Jet 60 65 BA *L J Ferraris Garth Puller
3 3 Great Stohvanen 60 64 BA L Hewitson Mark Dixon
4 6 Solicitor General 60 58 A G Wright Julie Dittmer
5 9 Enzo 60 0 A S Brown Julie Dittmer
6 10 Binary Star 57 0 A *J Gates -2.5 Alyson Wright
7 5 Chaumaso 57 0 A S Veale Dennis Drier
8 2 Double Espresso 57 0 A A Marcus Garth Puller
9 4 Juniper Lane 57 0 BA W Kennedy Kumaran Naidoo
10 11 Man Of Action 57 0 A S Moodley Greg & Karen Anthony
11 8 Rock Emblem 54.5 0 A M Khan Paul Lafferty
Same Trainer – Not Coupled on Tote
(2,8) (4,5)

May 16th, 2019
He has his official debut on Saturday 18th May 2019. Although not 100% tuned up, we will be using this to rectify bad habits he picked up in his barrier. From that wide draw, he will be dropped out and we expect to see him running on late. Final field below.

Race-1 (Turf) R105 000
1000m – 12:00
For all Maidens
1 6 Winter Twilight 60 61 TB G Lerena Clinton Binda
2 10 Noble Beat 60 58 A M Khan Kumaran Naidoo
3 5 Shadrack 60 57 A S Moodley Paul Lafferty
4 1 Lucara 60 54 A L Hewitson Lowan Denysschen
5 2 Master Of The Sea 60 54 TBA D Dillon Paul Gadsby
6 4 All The Way Up 57 0 A C Zackey Duncan Howells
7 11 Binary Star 57 0 A T Godden Alyson Wright
8 9 Rasputin’s Remedy 57 0 A *L J Ferraris Garth Puller
9 3 Thomas Shelby 57 0 A W Kennedy J A Janse van Vuuren
10 8 Toro Bravo 57 0 *J Gates -2.5 Clinton Binda
11 7 Fashion Chic 54.5 0 A A Mgudlwa Garth Puller
Same Trainer – Not Coupled on Tote
(1,10) (8,11)

May 10th, 2019
He has really come a long way since the “penny dropped” for him a few months back. We always thought that he was one of the specimens of the KZN Yearling Sale 2018 and the signs are there that he has turned his page and presence into full blown ability. He will have his first run soon and we expect him to have a nice debut.

November 28th, 2018
This is FLAME OF ELEGANCE being led by a very smart colt called BINARY STAR. Visit their respective pages for more.


September 7th, 2018
This Querari colt is a real athlete. He has a great hind leg, great angles and is still growing. Typical of some Querari off-spring however, is their tendency to be a bit “hot headed” and he definitely has that gene.

He will more than likely need to be gelded at some stage, but for now he is being ridden on the farm by an experienced rider who gets him to relax.

He has just about completed the “breaking-in” process and will soon be on a float to Summerveld, where he will join up with Alyson and Kevin Wright.

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