KZN was well represented at the recent CTS Ready To Run Sale, with the top priced colt by Visionaire coming from Summerhill Stud and the top priced KZN-bred Var filly originally bred by Backworth Stud.
The Visionaire named Helios sold as Lot 105 for R550 000 to Rainbow Beach Trading. Sold as Lot 105, he is out of Heliantha by Count Dubois, and a half-brother to 5-time winner Chilli Chocolate (by Muhtafal).
The dam is a half-sister to Wild Aster and includes the likes of Gr1 J&B Met winner, Alastor, in the pedigree.
The top-priced filly was Vargraves, a Backworth-bred daughter of Var out of a winning mare with an immaculate pedigree, Hargraves Bell. She is a daughter of Royal Academy, in turn out of a Danehill mare.
The dams half-sister is an Australian Stakes winner, and this dam line goes back to Cheveley Stud’s elite broodmare, Mystic Spring – including the likes of Bela-Bela and Rabiya on the catalogue page.
She was sold to Mayfair Speculators as Lot 101 for R475 000, from the account of Balmoral Stud.
The deceased son of Giant’s Causeway, Await The Dawn, had his top priced colt from the immediate dam line of Abashiri sell for R360 000 to Rainbow Beach Trading.
Named Before Noon, his five time winning dam is Gr2 placed and has produced two winners to date.
Linngari had a colt sell for R320 000 t0 Brian Warmback, as Lot 32. A horse with a brilliant dam line – out of a Singspiel / Machiavellian mare, this is her first foal for the five-time winner in Germany. She is a half-sister to Dubai Gr1 winner, Special Fighter.
The top-priced Kahal colt came from Scott Bros-bred D’Arrivee, out of the Jet Master / Foveros mare We Have Lift Off.
This is her second foal, with her second dam being a half-sister to Dancing Flower – the family of Kelly, Victory Moon, Imbongi, Spring Garland and recent Gr1 winner, Real Princess. The colt sold as Lot 8 to Lindsay Ralphs for R300 000.
From 235 Lots catalogued, 187 sold for an average of R186 417, the top price for R1,2 million.
Congratulations to all concerned!