The Cape Premier Yearling Sale ended on Friday evening. The two day affair, superbly organised by Robin Bruss and his team, attracted plenty of interest in the media, and journalists from all over the world jetted in to attend the event.
The Premier Yearling Sale remains the only major thoroughbred sale to be held in one of the world’s great cities, and yearlings were housed in stalls in the CTICC (Cape Town International Convention Centre).
The two day sale, which consisted of some of the finest yearlings in the country, saw an aggregate of R106 835 0000 being achieved. The average price was a healthy R403, 150.
The sale was topped by Helderberg Blue, lot 225, who was sold to leading Cape trainer Mike Bass for R2.8 million. The handsome bay was consigned by Highlands Farm. A son of the deceased champion sire, Jet Master, Helderberg Blue is out of the stakes winner mare, Our Table Mountain (Fusaichi Pegasus). The latter is a half-sister to G1 Breeders Cup Mile winner Artie Schiller.
Lot 169, the Cape Sales top priced filly,
consigned by Klawervlei Stud purchased by John Freeman
Highlands Farm also consigned the sales next top lot in lot 288. Named Magnum Opus, the yearling is a bay colt by the farm’s resident sire, Dynasty. He is out of the mare, Something of Value, a half-sister to G2 winner Natural Selection. Sold for R2.6 million, the colt was snapped up by Shadwell South Africa.
The top priced filly on sale was lot 169. A daughter of champion sire Jet Master, the filly is an own sister to last year’s sale topper in One Sunday Morning. Named Sundays Sister, the filly (a half-sister to champion racehorse Jay Peg) was knocked down to John Freeman for an impressive R2.2 million. She was consigned by Klawervlei Stud, where Jay Peg is currently standing at stud.
A full list of results are available online at www.capethoroughbredsales.com