KZN is represented by four horses on the CTS Cape Premier Yearling Sale and saw Summerhill sell their outstanding and well-bred Silvano filly for R500 000.
The unnamed filly came through early in the sale as Lot 6, and is out of a Fastnet Rock mare that is a half-sister to Summerhill’s former sire Bankable and Gr3 winner, Cheshire. She was knocked down to prominent KZN owner Mary Liley and her trainer Tony Rivalland.
Summerhill’s next Lot of the day saw Kamadeva, from the first crop of Capetown Noir and a half-brother to Gr1 winner Love Struck and Fakazi, sell for R225 000 to Central Route Trading. Dam Particular Passion, by Rambo Dancer, has produced eight winners to date and hails from the family of Anytime Baby and Thandolwami.
Other KZN-associated results saw KZN-bred broodmares feature – amongst them Lot 43, a Silvano colt named King Saladin out of Kinematic Countess who sold for R750 000 to John Freeman, bred and consigned by Maine Chance Farms. Kinematic Countess born and raised at Spring Valley Stud for breeder Pierre Du Toit, is an 8-time winner including taking the Gr3 Sycamore Sprint twice.
Another to feature was Las Ramblas, a daughter of Toreador who saw her Gimmethegreenlight colt sold for R525 000 from Highlands Farm Part Of Ridgemont. She sold to Mick Flanagan, a winner herself of five races including the Michael Roberts Listed.
Yellow Star’s internationally renowned broodmare sire Spectrum had a grandson by Captain Al sell as Lot 58 for R1-million. Team Valor’s Barry Irwin signed for the colt from the family of Successful Bidder, Gold Flier and Trust Antonia. Spectrum, who currently resides at Yellow Star Stud is the broodmare sire of UK stallion Dutch Art, Up, and Moonlight Cloud – who almost ended Black Caviar’s victorious run at Royal Ascot.
The sale continues tonight at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 1pm this afternoon, where KZN-bred Jinger Jack, a Capetown Noir half-brother to Gr3 winner Royal Pleasure will come through the ring as Lot 125 from Summerhill Stud. This is the family of Purple Diamond, Solo Traveller and Flying Ice.
The sale saw 102 horses sold for an average of R556 617 each.
View the full result of Day 1 at the following link.