Cape Premier Yearling Sale
Cape Premier Yearling Sale

Cape Premier Yearling Sale / Cape Thoroughbred Sales (p)


23 - 24 January 2014

A record price for a filly at auction in South Africa was set during Thursday’s opening session Thursday of the Cape Premier Yearling Sale when a daughter of Giant’s Causeway made R3.2 million to be the co-session topper, and that sum was matched Friday night when lot 161, a daughter of Trippi from Klawervlei Stud, was knocked down to trainer Joey Ramsden for an undisclosed client to top the sale’s second and final session. The August-foaled chestnut hails from a very potent South African family that includes champion 3-year-old miler Victory Moon (Al Mufti) and the Summerhill-bred Grade 2 KZN Guineas winner Imbongi (Russian Revival).

At the conclusion of trade, the cumulative average was up 18.5% to R572,361 from R482,892, and the number of buybacks was down four points to 3.7%, with just seven horses through the ring failing to find new homes. The gross rose to R103,025,000 from R98,510,000 with 33 fewer horses through the ring.

Klawervlei Stud ended the two-day stand as the sale’s leading vendor, selling 40 lots for R30,900,000 at an average of R772,500, while Chris van Niekerk’s Rainbow Beach Trading was the leading buyer, with 11 purchased for R7,650,000. Cape Thoroughbred Sales’ Managing Director Adrian Todd remarked: “We’re ecstatic with the sale. We’re very happy with the international participation, and the sale showed good growth. The CTS Million Dollar certainly created a vibe at the sale.”

Extract from Thoroughbred Daily News