Ready To Run Sale at TBA Sales Complex
Ready To Run Sale at TBA Sales Complex

Gross revenue and average prices reached record highs…

(Photo : Heather Morkel)

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN SALE

TBA Sales Complex, Gosforth Park, South Africa

2nd and 4th November 2012

Extract from Sporting Post

Gross revenue and average prices reached record highs at last weekend’s 2 day Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale at the TBA Sales Complex. Of the 202 catalogued 2-year-olds some 169 were sold, grossing R38million. That translates to an average price of R229k, up 20% on the corresponding sale last year. Remarkably, the average was just fractionally less than what was achieved at the 2012 National Yearling Sale (R233k).

Top price was R2million for an Australian-bred colt by Tale Of The Cat. The youngster is the first foal of his US-bred unraced dam, from the female line of Dancing Brave, and had been bought earlier this year in Australia for A$42k.

Local heroes Jet Master, Var and Trippi filled the next three places, price-wise. A half brother by Var to Gr.3 placed Stakes winner Jet Jamboree made R1.6million, a handsome return on his R600k purchase price at the Cape Yearling Sale in January of this year. Even more profitable was the pinhook on the full sister by Jet Master to multiple Gr.1 placed Stakes winner Lizarre and Gr.3 placed Lake Arthur. She made third top-price of R1.5million, having been bought at the 2012 Cape Sale for R350k.

Trippi’s 2-year-old son out of Sportsworld mare, Spoil Sport, was listed as a R300k vendor buy-back at the 2012 National Sale. The youngster, who is full brother to multiple 2-year-old winner Yellow Card, was knocked down this time at R1.1million.

Gr.1 winner Ivory Trail had been catalogued and withdrawn at both the Cape Sale and the National Sale in 2012. The wait proved worthwhile, as the Cheveley-bred fetched a cool R1million here.

The last of the millionaires was a Fastnet Rock 2-year-old out of a Sadler’s Wells daughter of Champion European sprinter Habibti. The youngster is half brother to German and Italian Gr.1 winner Morshdi, and had made the shortlist of most of the judges at the Ready To Run gallops three weeks prior to this sale.

The overall median price at the sale went up to R150k, from R90k and R100k in the two previous years. Colt’s median increased to R180k from R110k in the both previous years. Fillies didn’t lag, with their median going to R130k, from R90k both previous years. These figures were much the same as those at the Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale of 2012, where the overall median also was R150k, with colts slightly less at R170k, and fillies on par with R150k.

The traditional Ready To Run Sale, with its massive annual restricted-race incentive, has truly come of age. The presence of 2-year-olds by top class international sires (who do deliver!) and the pin-hooking opportunities (on both the local and international stock) will no doubt continue to make the original Ready To Run one of the major events of the year.

READY TO RUN

Top Prices

Price

Year

Horse

Sire

R2.2million

2008

TRAFALGAR LEGACY

Rock Of Gibraltar

R2.1million

2009

UTHAWINI

Galileo

R2million

2012

DIE KAT

Tale Of The Cat

R1.6million

2012

VARIETY ROMP

Var

R1.5million

2012

MYSTICAL STAR

Jet Master

R1.5million

2011

CAPE ROYAL

Royal Academy

R1.5million

2008

INSASA

Galileo

R1.3million

2010

FRONTINO GOLD

Hussonet

R1.1million

2012

TULBAGH TRIP

Trippi

R1.1million

2010

VEROCCHIO

Royal Academy

R1million

2012

ILITSHE

Fastnet Rock

R1million

2012

10HUNTER’S GLEN

Jet Master

R1million

2011

DUKE OF MEDINA

Rock Of Gibraltar

R1million

2010

DON’T BE SILLY

Dansili

R1million

2010

DANSILI EXPRESS

Dansili

R1million

2009

IGUGU

Galileo

R1million

2008

BLUE VOYAGER

Muhtafal

AP ARROW (2012)

Horse

Dam

Price

FLIGHT CHECK

Diligence

R320,000

ARCH RIVAL

Competitive Edge

R320,000

SWISS ARROW

Swiss Pearl

R250,000

ALLAQUIVER

Nadira

R240,000

AYESSAYPEE

Mythical Madame

R240,000

LIGHTNING EYE

Chase The Light

R200,000

AUTODROME

Resolutiva

R180,000

10RAINBOW RED

Rainbow Red

R180,000

FLIGHT WARNING

Qaphela

R180,000

BOMSIGHT

Buttonhole

R160,000

ADMIRE MAIN (2012)

Horse

Dam

Price

IKIMASU

Espinado

R340,000

ADMIRAL’S EYE

Surfer’s Eye

R340,000

TAKUSHI

Stolen Beauty

R280,000

TWO TEN JACK

Aces Wild

R180,000

THE SQUAD

Amabokoboko

R120,000

SENSEI

Best Behaviour

R110,000

MULLINS BAY (2012)

Horse

Dam

Price

SUGAR BAY

Sugar Biscuit

R450,000

WATERS EDGE

Rainbow Lady

R250,000

BELLA’S BOY

New York Folly

R160,000

SKUKUZA

Sphalaphala

R150,000

TOAST OF THE TOWN

Favoured Nation

R150,000

SHOUT OUT

Elation

R120,000

BRIDGETOWN PORT

Shiyabekhala

R120,000

STORM INCOMING

Hlabalela

R110,000

WYSIWYG

Model K

R100,000

INTOXICATION

Excess

R100,000

SOLSKJAER (2012)

Horse

Dam

Price

WESTERN FLASH

Western Flash

R320,000

SECRETS TOLD

Flying Magic

R160,000

OLE GUNNAR

Wig Wam

R150,000

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