yearling saleThe 2008 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale is around the corner and there is every chance that last year’s record-breaking results can be bettered this year.

Jehan Malherbe of Form Bloodstock, who sits on the TBA’s selection panel, commented: “One has to keep the prevailing economic climate in mind, but this is an exceptionally strong catalogue, the best I’ve seen for the National Sale. Jet Master, for example, has come of age as a stallion. There are 60 of his progeny on this sale, complimenting the foals of other established champions like Fort Wood, Western Winter and Jallad.

“This year also sees the entry into the market of stallions like Dynasty and Victory Moon. With a sprinkling of international pedigrees added via imported yearlings, and barring the lights going out, I foresee a great sale!’’

Bloodstock SA Sales Manager Caroline Simpson agreed with Malherbe and said: “We expect to once again improve on our 2007 sale turnover at which the aggregate of R162,9 million was our best ever.’’

The Sale starts at 18.30 on Friday, 4 April, with the Select Session, at which Lots 1-90 will come under the hammer.

This will be followed at 11am on Sunday, 6 April, by the auctioning off of Lots 91-350. Lots 351 to 600 will be sold on from 11am on Monday, 7 April.

Catalogues will be posted off at the end of February and from March will be available at BSA’s headquarters, Gosforth Park Sales Complex. The full catalogue is however already available for downloading on


Jan Naudé, BSA’s Chief Executive: 083 627 7917 or

or Caroline Simpson, Sales Manager: 082 55 26 525 or