The third and final day of the National Yearling Sale proved a successful one for Scott Bros, who knocked down a beautiful son of first season son of Galileo, Kingsbarns, to David Ferraris for R400 000. Lot 261 is the first foal out of Trippi mare, Sebonac. The impressive colt will be destined for Hong Kong, and descends from the family of French Gr1 winner, Zambezi Sun.
Mathew De Kock’s Onamission Syndicate struck again with Summerhill, purchasing a beautiful Visionaire filly Lot 378, Virtuoso, for R300 000. The filly is out of Gr2 winning filly Checcetti, whose first foal has already placed from three starts. The Onamission Syndicate have already had success with Roski-bred Onamission and associated with Takingthepeace.
Overall, KZN sold the most expensive Captain Of All on the sale from Roski Stud, on the first day for R325 000 – a striking grey colt and first foal for Gr2 winner Go Indigo and the only Kingsbarns to grace a BSA sale to date.
Capetown Noir also impressed, and his top price was for Lala’s half-brother as Lot 428, knocked down to Lala’s trainer Doug Campbell for R220 000. The dam has produced four winners from five runners, and the imposing colt’s name is suited to his good looks, aptly named Declaration Of War. This is the family of Lotti and Royal Day.
Overall, the well performing Crusade averaged an impressive R288 000 each in the first session, and continued with R150 000 for each yearling sold in Session 2. Noble Tune and Capetown Noir were on a par averaging R130 000 each in Session 2.
Overall, Rathmor Stud lead the way for KZN farms in Session 1, with R388 750 for 4 yearlings sold. Scott Bros lead the KZN farms in Session 2, averaging R172 000 for 10 yearlings sold each.
KZN had approximately 100 yearlings on offer out of the total catalogue of 526 yearlings offered, which is representative of the ratio of horses produced nationally – KZN-bred and French domiciled Brave Mary scooped a trophy at the TBA Gr1 Awards – congratulations to her breeder Rupert Plersch on an outstanding achievement.
KZN has produced this season the impressive Gr1 winner Takingthepeace, Champagne Haze, Covered In Snow, Just Cruised In, Carlita, Dawn Assault, The Thinker, Butchie Boy and Knuckleball.
Congratulations to the vendors, and thank you to the buyers and underbidders for the support of the #kznbred yearlings at the National Yearling Sale.