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EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN SALE
TBA Sales Complex, Gosforth Park, Germiston
6 November 2011
The 2011 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale concluded Sunday at record levels. The sale aggregate topped R31,030,000, up 31% on 2010 figures. The average of R189,207 was up 22% on the previous year.
The sale was largely dominated by well bred, imported 2-year-olds and was topped by lot 35, a superb looking son of Royal Academy, who was knocked down for R1.5 million to Form Bloodstock. The unnamed colt is out of the Medicean mare, Dubai’s Fairy, and was consigned by Summerhill Sales. The other lot to make R1million was lot 180 Duke Of Medina, a son of Rock Of Gibraltar, who was also purchased by Form Bloodstock.
The top priced filly on the sale was lot 71 Hope Forever, a daughter of El Prado knocked down for R900,000. Consigned by Summerhill Sales, the grey filly was purchased by Anfield Sports.
Imported sires truly dominated the sale with top prices being paid for the progeny of Royal Academy, Rock Of Gibraltar, El Prado, Street Sense, Dylan Thomas, Danehill Dancer, Any Given Sunday, Tale Of The Cat and Forestry.
Top sires by aggregate were Rock Of Gibraltar, Mullins Bay, Kahal, El Prado and Stronghold.
Summerhill Stud’s Mick Goss was pleased with the overall result of the sale, saying, “It was a record turnover for the sale, which in these tough times is truly remarkable. This sale is also a tribute to the spirit of South Africans, who have shown their spirit and resilience at the sale. People remained until the last lot sold, and there was a million rand available with just five lots to sell.”
The TBA’s CEO Jan Naude was also satisfied by the one day sale, commenting, “The pin hooked imports really stole the show, but there was still good money for the good locally bred individual.”
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Extracts from www.tba.co.za