National Yearling Sale 2011
National Yearling Sale 2011

National Yearling Sale 2011

(Photo : Heather Morkel)

“For Major Sales, 2011 The Best Year Ever”

Karel Miedema Sporting Post
Karel Miedema Sporting Post

Karel Miedema

Sporting PostThe Cape Premiere Yearling Sale took many of the best yearlings away from the National Yearling Sale. To keep the numbers up, some 200 yearlings who normally wouldn’t have made the grade appeared in the National sale catalogue. No wonder the numbers at Nationals were down on previous years. Yet when put in proper context, the major sales of 2011 make it the best year South Africa has ever had. Ever!

At Nationals last year, 490 yearlings averaged R326k, with a median of 225k. At Nationals this year, 472 yearlings averaged R244k, with a median of 150k. It’s wrong, though, to make a straight comparison. As much as a third of the 2011 catalogue was made up of yearlings who didn’t belong at Nationals. Buyers took note and bid accordingly.

So how do we sensibly assess 2011, compared to previous years?

One way is to take the 214 yearlings sold at the Cape Premier Sale, and add the highest prices from the National Sale to get to a comparable number of yearlings sold to that of Nationals in 2010. Another way is to lump the Cape Premier Sale and National Sale together, and then from the top-price down pick a number of yearlings comparable to those sold at Nationals in 2010. Either way 2011 beats 2010 hands down. Both scenarios give an average price over R380k, compared to R326k last year. The median prices for the two scenarios are 260k and 275k - well above the 225k recorded last year.

When split by sex it’s much the same. The colts of 2011 average over R400k (vs 373 in 2010), with a median of 275k and 300k (vs 250k in 2010). The fillies average is 340k (vs 267k in 2010), with a median of 250k for both scenarios (vs 200k in 2010).

Percentage-wise those are increases of 15% and more in all cases. Looking back in time, the previous ‘best’ year for Nationals was 2008, with an average of R398k and a median of 260k - both below our double-handed 2011 scenarios.

No doubt the unqualified success of the Cape Premier Yearling Sale deserves the kudus. But overall speaking there’s every reason to be pleased with what has been achieved in 2011 at our two major sales.

The tables below shows the last 2 years of sales and a list of yearling millionaires, how they’re bred, who bought and who sold.

NATIONAL YEARLING SALE 2011

In Perspective

Scenario

Yearlings

Average (ZAR)

Median

National Yearling Sale 2010

490

326,000

225,000

National Yearling Sale 2011

472

244,000

150,000

All Cape Premiere Yearling Sale 2011 and All National Yearling Sale 2011

686

296,000

200,000

All Cape Premiere Yearling Sale 2011 and Top National Yearling Sale 2011

488

380,000

260,000

Top of all Cape Premiere Yearling Sale 2011 and National Yearling Sale 2011

479

387,000

275,000

Colts

Yearlings

Average (ZAR)

Median

National Yearling Sale 2010

273

373,000

250,000

National Yearling Sale 2011

258

262,000

175,000

All Cape Premiere Yearling Sale 2011 and All National Yearling Sale 2011

397

323,000

200,000

All Cape Premiere Yearling Sale 2011 and Top National Yearling Sale 2011

295

405,000

275,000

Top of all Cape Premiere Yearling Sale 2011 and National Yearling Sale 2011

287

414,000

300,000

Fillies

Yearlings

Average (ZAR)

Median

National Yearling Sale 2010

217

267,000

200,000

National Yearling Sale 2011

214

221,000

150,000

All Cape Premiere Yearling Sale 2011 and All National Yearling Sale 2011

289

258,000

175,000

All Cape Premiere Yearling Sale 2011 and Top National Yearling Sale 2011

193

343,000

250,000

Top of all Cape Premiere Yearling Sale 2011 and National Yearling Sale 2011

192

246,000

250,000

NATIONAL YEARLING SALE 2011

Lots R1 Million Plus 

Price (ZAR)

Lot

Sex

Sire

Dam

Damsire

Buyer

Vendor

3,200,000

196

Filly

Jet Master

Jalberry

Jallad

OA Ferraris Racing

Varsfontein Stud (Agent)

3,000,000

352

Colt

Jet Master

Promisefrommyheart

Elliodor

A Papageorgiou

Varsfontein Stud

2,100,000

217

Colt

Trippi

La Patoneur

Badger Land

Mike Bass Racing

Klawervlei Stud

2,000,000

421

Filly

Giant’s Causeway

Skyline Drive View

Distant View

Mayfair Speculators

Summerhill Sales

1,700,000

189

Colt

Jet Master

Island Squaw

Al Mufti

Form Bloodstock

The Alchemy

1,600,000

244

Filly

Nayef

Letsimpress

General Monash

Blandford / Mrs R Beck

Drakenstein Stud

1,400,000

304

Colt

Silvano

National Vixen

National Assembly

Form Bloodstock

Riverton Stud

1,350,000

151

Filly

Fort Wood

Gypsy Queen

Royal Chalice

Varsfontein Stud

Rathmor Stud

1,250,000

316

Colt

Giant’s Causeway

Nuance

Rainbow Quest

Good-Hope Racing

Wilgerbosdrift

1,200,000

599

Colt

Jet Master

Bushra

Badger Land

John Freeman

Varsfontein Stud

1,100,000

578

Colt

Silvano

Badger’s Gift

Badger Land

Mike Bass Racing

Riverwold Stud

1,000,000

546

Colt

Western Winter

Akinfeet

Fort Wood

Form Bloodstock

Lammerskraal Stud

1,000,000

268

Colt

Jet Master

Majestic Guest

Northern Guest

Park Bloodstock

Klipdrift Stud (Agent)

1,000,000

234

Colt

Jet Master

Larapinta

Al Mufti

Rainbow Beach Trading

Ascot Stud

1,000,000

221

Colt

Jet Master

Lady Caroloty

Southern Halo

Knut Haug

Highdown Stud

1,000,000

176

Colt

Tiger Ridge

Ilha Da Vitoria

Candy Stripes

Form Bloodstock

Wilgerbosdrift

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