Clifton Stud did KZN proud when their magnificent daughter of first season sire, Soft Falling Rain, was knocked down to Form Bloodstock for R700 000. Rathmor Stud also had a great day, their best with Lot 68 In Auro who sold to Eight Mile Lodge for R500 000, whilst Roski’s eyecatching grey son of Captain Of All sold for R325 000.
Bush Hill sold two each for R300 000 – first Lot 71, a very imposing colt half-brother to Gr3 winner Neptune’s Rain, whilst their athletic Crusade half-sister to Gr1 winner and sire Irish Flame sold for R300 000.
Clifton Stud’s filly, who had a great pedigree update on Sunday when her Crusade 2yo brother won impressively on debut, is out of Var mare Esterel. She sold as Lot 148, named Montreal Mist, her dam has now produced two winners from three runners. Esterel herself was speedy, winning four races including the Bauhinia Listed.
Rathmor have brought a superb draft once again to Nationals, and their Lot 68 In Auro by Silvano sold for R500 000. Out of Victory Garden, a half-brother to mulitiple winner Victory Trip, this is the outstanding family of Mahubo, Imbongi, Oracle News, Kelly, Victory Moon and William Longsword.
Juli Santini of Roski Stud sold her eyecatching Captain Of All grey colt for R325 000. The first foal of the very fast Gr2 winner Go Indigo, this is the first crop of Captain Of All and the first Lot to be sold at Nationals. The athletic grey was knocked downt to Ralphs Racing. Go Indigo is a half-sister to 4-time winner Tar Heel.
Roski have brought an outstanding draft to the sales, including progeny by Gimmethegreenlight and Oratorio from an outstanding band of young Black Type mares – whose first foals have all won and have Black Type.
Bush Hill Stud offered Neptune’s Rain half-brother as Lot 71, Treading Water, and he sold for R300 000 to P Sonasundrum. By Pathfork, the imposing colt is the picture of strength from the incredible damline of First Arrival – with the likes of In The Fast Lane, Pack Leader, Trademark, and Morisco in the family. Bush Hill’s other, a beautiful athletic filly was knocked down for R300 000 as Lot 118. She is a half-sister to Irish Flame, a Gr1 winner and sire.
Scott Bros sold their Crusade filly Dune Dance to Dennis Drier, who trained the dam Sahara (by Mogok) and her first produce, Desert Fighter to 4 wins. Dune Dance is a full sibling to 2-time winner Subtropical, but more importantly a half-sister to July entry, Matador Man. Matador Man is a Listed Winner, and placed in the Gr1 Champions Cup as well taking the KZN Breeders Million Mile.
Overall, the sale was very impressive – with 121 Lots selling for an average of R555 620 each, and the top Lot knocked down for R4,750 000 from Mauritzfontein for a Captain Al colt out of Cherry On The Top.
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