Cape Premier Yearling Sale
(Photo : Cape Thoroughbred Sales)
CAPE PREMIER YEARLING SALE
26 - 27 January 2012
Summerhill Stud CEOIf you’d asked us a year ago if staging a Thoroughbred horse sale in an exhibition hall in the centre of one of the world’s great cities, was on, we’d probably have looked at you in disbelief. Yet here we are again at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, a stone’s throw from the V&A Waterfront and less than a spit from the City Hall steps where Nelson Mandela announced his freedom to the world in 1990, with 350 hot-blooded youngsters, behaving like they don’t have a bother in creation.
It’s a tribute to the skills of our horsemen that it is so, for anyone who knows a racehorse, knows it’s capable of antics, and in a space of necessity restricted, it’s not what every young horse would wake up dreaming of in his ideal world. Yet here they are, parading up and down for an audience of international attendees from some twenty different countries, as though they know this is the real thing, that it’s not the rehearsal, and we’re going to get just one crack at it.
As we wind our way along De Waal Drive from The Vineyard to the ICC, we’re reminded very vividly of just how international this sale has become. There, at Pier One, lies the Queen Mary 2 in all her grand glory. Little wonder the Brits are wanting to stage a similar sale in the centre of London. If they can do the Olympics, why not?
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