Bush Hill Stud Top KZN-breds At Successful August 2YO Sale

Lot 278 topped the #kznbreds on offer from Bush Hill Stud. Image: Candiese Lenferna
Lot 278 topped the #kznbreds on offer from Bush Hill Stud. Image: Candiese Lenferna

Warwick and Karin Render brought a quality draft of well bred and prepared two year olds, and were rewarded when filly Lot 278 The Blackbird, was knocked down to Hollywood Syndicate for R450 000.

The filly by William Longsword is out of Cassie O’Malley by Jet Master; the latter bred by the Late Greg Royden Turner of Roski Stud. This is the family of Successful Bidder and Gold Flier.

The top priced colt from KZN came from the Scribantes Piemonte Stud – and Lee’s plan of purchasing well-bred fillies off yearling sales came full circle as the smart mare Beataboutthebush (Gimmethegreenlight), whom Lee raced with great success with eight wins and three Listed wins under her belt, produced a smashing first foal by Rafeef named Non Giocare.

The impressive colt was knocked down to KZN Pretrainer and BSA Inspector and a leading judge of Thoroughbred horses, Jane Thomas for R375 000.

Beataboutthebush is a half-sister to True Master, and this is the family of Do It Again and Dancewiththedevil.

The smashing Rafeef colt beautifully bred by Piemonte Stud. Image: Candiese Lenferna

Blue Sky Thoroughbreds averaged R153 000 for their three lots sold.

The average for the sale was R141 750 per horse and considered one of the most successful two year old sales of recent times.

With record numbers the order of the two days, Bloodstock South Africa and a host of happy vendors closed off the 2021 renewal of the BSA August Sale at the TBA Sales Complex in Johannesburg on Saturday afternoon in a positive spirit.

The all-time high aggregate achieved in 2020 was within touching distance, with 25% less 2yo’s catalogued in the 2021 renewal and the 275 youngsters selling for a gross of R39 640 000.

The average of R141 750 was up 15,3% year-on-year, with the median soaring 28,5% to a new record high of R90 000 at the close on Saturday.

“The two days of the 2021 BSA National August 2yo Sale will go down as a vote of confidence in the future of SA racing by a broad spectrum of buyers. For many, the bidding proved more competitive than may have been anticipated, with a diverse range of quality 2yo’s from a wide range of stallions in great demand. The proof of the pudding is in the numbers, and we are appreciative of a great team effort that incorporated the vendors, buyers, underbidders and all the support teams. The mood augurs well for the BSA November 2yo Sale whose entries close on the 10th September 2021” said BSA CEO Michael Holmes.

Well done to all concerned.

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