var white mischief - national yearling sale
var white mischief - national yearling sale

Summerhill-consigned Lot 140 Unnamed (Var - White Mischief) fetched R1,400,000 / Leigh Willson (p)

EMPERORS PALACE NATIONAL YEARLING SALE

TBA Sales Complex, Gosforth Park, South Africa

27 - 28 April 2014

The first day of the 2014 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale concluded on a high note on Sunday evening.

Day one’s aggregate rose from R66,275,000 in 2013 to R71,455,000 (8%), while the first day of trading at the sale saw the average prices jump by 11% from R308,256 a year ago to R343,534. However, it was the median’s increase, from R200,000 to R225,000 (or an increase of 12.5%), which proved most pleasing.

The sales topper on day one came early on Sunday, when lot 38 was knocked down to Park Bloodstock for R3.75 million. The colt, a son of Silvano and a full brother to former Gr1 J&B Met winner Martial Eagle, was consigned by Wilgerbosdrift. The latter also made headlines when the farm’s grooms owned yearling (Lot 238) fetched R800,000. A Dynasty half-brother to former Gr1 Sansui Summer Cup winner Wagner, the colt was also snapped up by Park Bloodstock.

Top priced filly on day one came in the form 44, whose half-sister, She’s A Pippa, had won the Listed East Cape Oaks, just days prior to the sale. A daughter of champion sire Western Winter, this well bred filly was knocked down to Ridgemont (Pty) Ltd for R2,000,000.

In total, 12 yearlings were sold for R1,000,000 plus. Four of these were sired by the late Western Winter, whose progeny were much sought after.

The TBA’s CEO Tom Callaghan was satisfied with the sale’s start, commenting,”It was a day of tough trading, but it was most positive to note that all the indices were up. The highest price was also up from last year, and another highlight today came when Wilgerbosdrifts grooms managed to sell a yearling for R800,000. It was a tough sale for some of the unproven sires, but a few promising young sires, like Summerhill Stud’s Visionaire, enjoyed good results. Overall, the sale was a realistic reflection on South Africa’s current stallion power.”

EMPERORS PALACE NATIONAL YEARLING SALE

Day 1 Lots R1million and above

Lot

Sex

Sire

Dam

Vendor

Purchaser

Price ZAR

38

colt

Silvano

Seeking The Wind

Wilgerbosdrift Stud

Park Bloodstock

3,750,000

92

colt

Western Winter

Sunshine Lover

Klipdrif (Agent)

John Freeman

2,000,000

44

filly

Western Winter

She’s On Fire

Klipdrif (Agent)

Ridgemont PTY Ltd

2,000,000

234

filly

Silvano

Consensual

Klawervlei Stud

Adams H. Racing

1,800.000

97

colt

Western Winter

Sweetie Pie

Wilgerbosdrift Stud

John Freeman

1,800,000

140

filly

Var

White Mischief

Summerhill Sales

Dr Jim Hay

1,400,000

230

filly

Visionaire

Coastal Waltz

Summerhill Sales

Ridgemont PTY Ltd

1,400,000

42

colt

Fort Wood

Setting Sun

Mauritzfontein Stud

Form Bloodstock

1,200,000

162

colt

Var

Allez Afrique

Boland Stud

Misty Meadows

1,100,000

183

colt

Western Winter

Bardot

Lammerskraal Stud

Form Bloodstock

1,100,000

5

colt

Silvano

Refined Gold

Backworth Stud

Form Bloodstock

1,000,000

160

filly

Judpot

Alexia

Varsfontein Stud

Jagessar

1,000,000

Summerhill-consigned denoted by yellow

A full list of the day’s prices are available on the Bloodstock South Africa website. The second day of the National Sale will commence at 11am on Monday.

tba.co.za

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