Blue Sky Thoroughbreds presented a draft that had something for everyone, and saw their outstanding Legislate colt sold as Lot 213 to Snaith Racing for R450 000.
A handsome and spirited bay colt, he is a half brother to 5-time winner Luna Wish, from the family of American Graffiti.
The top selling filly also came from Bruce Le Roux and Tinus Gericke’s Blue Sky Thoroughbreds, with Red Sparrow, an Act Of War half sister to Gr2 winner Gimme A Shot bred by the late Mr Kevin Seal, knocked down for R300 000 to Triple 8 Clothing. This is the family of Loofah, Light Of The Moon and Lucky Find.
Gary and Colleen De Klerk’s Summerview Stud sold a balanced and attractive filly Miss Munroe for R200 000 to Bobby Rajhununan. A daughter of Lancaster Bomber, the late son of War Front who enjoyed a double at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Sunday, this is the family of Hidden Beauty, Sunset Tripp, Victory Moon and Imperious Star.
In form sire Rabada sold one Lot, a daughter of Listed and 5-time winner Just Chaos, for R140 000.
Blue Sky sold all 14 of their Lots presented for sale for an aggregate of R2-million.
Winnie Fourie’s Grace Stables top price saw a Potala Palace filly sell for R90 000 from the family of Horse Chestnut, destined for Zimbabwe’s Debbie Swanson.
KZN’s Jane Thomas was active at the sale as a buyer, listed in the top 3 after purchasing 10 Lots for an average of R419 000 each.
Following the general trend of strong prices and a solid middle market which has been felt in South Africa this year, the August Two Year Old Sale showed marked increases in both aggregate and average, while just 12 horses failed to find new homes at the sale.
The aggregate rose from R48 975 000 in 2023 to R59 690 000 this year, with the average increasing from R220 608 to R244 631, and the median rose accordingly from R140 000 to R160 000.
Congratulations to all.