Hadlow Stud topped the #kznbreds on Day 1 of the KZN Yearling Sale at Sibaya on July 4. Sold to Mr M Dhanniram for R180 000, the colt is by Querari out of Be My Buddy by Russian Revival, in turn out of a Fort Wood mare. The mare has produced 3 runners and two winners to date. This is the damline of Champion sire and Broodmare sire Jet Master and Festival Of Fire.
Clifton Stud followed suit, with a Mogok colt sold to Hong Kong owner Mr Robert Chung, for R160 000. Out of Orpen mare Amy Jane, the Mogok yearling is a half-brother to Stakes Placed Arrowfield. This is the female line of Roland Gardens and Kundalini.
Gary and Colleen De Klerk presented a beautiful Vercingetorix filly named Joyful Noise, as Lot 133. Out of a Jallad / National Assembly mare, the dam has produced 9 winners between 3 runners. Gavin Smith bought the filly, this is the family of Proud Classic and Playfields.
Yellow Star Stud sold a magnificent Willow Magic for R120 000 to Stephen Moffat. The mare has produced three Black Type horses to date, including Lady Magpie, I Like It and Legal Account. The female line has speed, with National Emblem and Golden Thatch.
Thursday’s session saw the sale’s overall aggregate reach R10.2 million, with the average up by 10% on last year.
Pleasingly, the median rose to R60 000 from R50 000 in 2018, and there is hope there will be even greater improvement after Friday’s session.
Bloodstock South Africa’s Gary Grant was happy with Thursday’s results, saying, “Given the tough economic context this sale took place in, the improvement in the sales results were highly encouraging, and I am optimistic that we can see further improvement tomorrow. The overall higher quality of horse offered at this sale has resulted in a higher market level attendance.”
The second and final day of the KZN Yearling Sale is due to commence on Friday at 12:00 noon and a full price list will be available at www.bsa.co.za shortly after the sale’s conclusion.