Top Priced Filly - Summerhill-consigned lot 330 PURELY ATOMIC (Encosta de Lago - Catching Moonbeams)
(Photo : Leigh Willson)
EMPERORS PALACE NATIONAL YEARLING SALE
TBA Sales Complex, Gosforth Park, South Africa
26 - 28 April 2013
Sunday evening saw the 2013 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale draw to a close. The two day sale, which started on Friday morning, ended with both aggregate and average well up on last year’s sale.
The 2013 sale’s aggregate was up from R84,730,000 to R122,468,000 this year. The average also improved from R234,061 to R297,976 - a healthy jump of 27%. Lots not sold remained pretty much the same as last year, increasing by just one from 45 to 46 unsold.
Top priced lot on the sale was lot 263 a Dynasty colt, consigned by Drakenstein Stud. Out of the Grade 1 winning mare Wonderful World, the colt, named Trees of Green was sold to Mayfair Speculators for R3,600,000. The sales topper is one of the highest in the history of the National Sale, and was well up on last year’s top priced yearling - which cost R1,700,000.
A daughter of champion Australian sire, Encosta De Lago, was the sale’s top priced filly. Catalogued as lot 330, the unnamed filly, who is out of a Danehill mare, was consigned by Summerhill Stud (as Property of a Partnership). She was purchased by Wilgerbosdrift, and, no doubt, will prove a very valuable broodmare prospect later on.
Leading vendors at the sale, by aggregate was Varsfontein Stud, whose 24 lots to sell amassed R8,540,000. Top vendor, by average (3 or more sold) was Klipdrif Stud who sold three yearlings for the impressive individual average of R1,256,667.
Form Bloodstock were the sale’s top buyers by aggregate. The agency signed for 18 lots which grossed R11,125,000. Form also combined with Shadwell to purchase five lots for R5,850,000.
Lot 503, a magnificent chestnut colt by Trippi was knocked down to top Cape trainer Dean Kannemeyer for R3,000,000.
Locally bred sires dominated the list of top sires. The late, great Jet Master, was the sale’s top sire by aggregate. The local legend, who was selling his last crop, sold 24 yearlings for a total of R16,140,000. Jet Master’s final crop to pass through the National Sale ring averaged R672,500.
The latter was also top sire by average (3 or more sold), with his 24 yearlings averaging a very healthy R672,500.
TBA’s CEO Tom Callaghan was delighted by the sale’s solid, middle market. He said, “The aggregate was up an incredible 44% - although we did sell 49 more horses than last year. I was especially pleased to see that the median reached R200,000 - an increase of 33%. The overall strong middle market is very much in line with international results, and we were delighted to welcome some of the industry’s true icons to the sale.”
Full lists of results and statistics for the sale are available online.
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