Cape Town Premier Yearling Sale at the Cape Town International Convention Centre
Cape Town Premier Yearling Sale at the Cape Town International Convention Centre

Cape Premier Yearling Sale - CTICC

(Photo : Astrid Stark)

CAPE PREMIER YEARLING SALE

Cape Town ICC, 27-28 January 2011

The inaugural Cape Premier Yearling Sale, staged at the Cape Town International Covention Centre, drew to a close Friday. The sale attracted plenty of international interest with 214 lots sold for turnover of R87,900,000 (US$12,222,105). There was a clearance rate of 79 percent. The average price was R410,748 ($57,113) (US$1=R7.192).

Leading vendor at the sale, by aggregate, was Klawervlei Stud. They sold 32 yearlings for an aggregate of R15,725,000. Leading vendor, by average (three or more sold), was Lammerskraal Stud. They sold a trio of yearlings for an average price of R933,333. Champion sire Jet Master had an outstanding sale. His 21 yearlings sold for an aggregate of R15,585,000 and an average of R742,143, which made him the leading sire by average as well. A pair of colts by the stallion, both knocked down for R2.5 million, ultimately topped the two-day sale. Lot 269, a son of Jet Master (SAf) - Alexandra Bi (Ire) (Darshaan {GB}), was knocked down to Singapore-based trainer Patrick Shaw.

Patrick Shaw was also responsible for Thursday’s R2 million son of Captain Al (SAf) - Leading Dame (SAf) (Jallad). Lot 269 is a half-brother to three winners from four to race, including Alexandra Rose (SAf) (Caesour), a Group 2 winner and twice Group 1-placed in South Africa. She later finished runner-up in the Cape Verdi Stakes in Dubai and landed the 2008 Monrovia Handicap (G3) for Team Valor and partners. The bay colt was consigned by Varsfontein Stud. The other son of Jet Master to sell for R2.5 million was lot 102. Out of the Al Mufti mare Laptop Lady (SAf), the colt was consigned by Klawervlei Stud. He was bought by Gauteng owner Ebrahim Khan.

Both the venue and quality of horse on offer drew praise from all involved and buyers were very impressed by the sale.

Angus Gold, racing manager to Sheikh Hamdan whose association with Summerhill goes back some 20 years, had this to say, “Everyone has been tremendously positive and upbeat for this sale, and judging on what I have seen, they have every right to be. The venue is wonderful, and there are a number of wonderful horses up for sale, who compare favourably with the horses I have bought at the country’s National Sale. Despite being in the middle of a busy city, the horses at the sale have been remarkably settled and relaxed.”

Team Valor’s Barry Irwin remarked, “I came here to buy three, and am leaving with seven horses. There were some very nice horses on offer, and I was happy to see the horses were not backward, but of a very high quality. The selection of horse on the sale was excellent and, despite having a relatively small number, I still found 16 fillies I was keen to buy.”

Dubai owner Ali Alqama, who has horses in training with champion trainer Mike de Kock, purchased three horses at the sale, all of which are headed to Dubai. He said of the sale, “The prices are very reasonable in South Africa, which I like. There were some very nice horses on offer, and South African horses have an excellent record in Dubai. After this sale, I will definitely be coming to the Emperor’s Palace National Yearling Sale later in the year.”

All in all, the sale proved tremendously popular, with both buyers and vendors praising the concept, venue and quality of horse on offer.

TOP LOTS SOLD FOR R1,000,000 PLUS

Lot

Horse

Sex

Sire

Dam

Vendor

Price (ZAR)

269

Alexandra Palace

Colt

Jet Master

Alexandra Bi

Varsfontein Stud

2,500,000

102

One Sunday Morning

Colt

Jet Master

Laptop Lady

Klawervlei Stud

2,500,000

106

Tequila Sunrise

Colt

Captain Al

Leading Dame

Klipdrift Stud

2,000,000

220

Abercrombie

Colt

Trippi

Stratos

Drakenstein Stud

1,800,000

113

Yorker

Colt

Jet Master

Little Indian

Varsfontein Stud

1,800,000

223

09 Sunshine Lover

Colt

Captain Al

Sunshine Lover

Klipdrift Stud

1,700,000

101

Lord Windsor

Colt

Silvano

Lady Windsor

Varsfontein Stud

1,700,000

274

Solomons Wall

Colt

Western Winter

Angelina

Lammerskraal Stud

1,700,000

144

Legal Trip

Colt

Trippi

Niyabah

Drakenstein Stud

1,500,000

114

Tiger In Africa

Colt

Tiger Ridge

London Niece

Wilgerbosdrift Stud

1,500,000

164

Captain Lars

Colt

Captain Al

Polar Charge

Klawevlei Stud

1,400,000

184

09 Russian Muse

Filly

Windrush

Russian Muse

Normandy Stud

1,400,000

212

Force Majeure

Filly

Jet Master

Star Wars

Arc-en-ciel Stud

1,400,000

188

Grassland

Filly

Western Winter

Savannah Breeze

Highlands Farm

1,200,000

14

Epic Tale

Colt

Western Winter

Classique Story

Avontuur Farm

1,050,000

136

Mussoorie

Colt

Trippi

Mountains Of Mist

Drakenstein Stud

1,050,000

22

Dime A Dozen

Filly

Jet Master

Dame Kiri

Klipdrift Stud

1,000,000

276

Count To Ten

Filly

Count Dubois

Aquilonia

Klawervlei Stud

1,000,000

Extract from Thoroughbred Daily News

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