|CTS Cape Premier Sales Results For KZN Sires|
The CTS Cape Premier Yearling Sale saw KZN achieve success with Middlefield Stud’s Fort Wood yearling out of Linsumi sell for R1million.
A half-brother to Wishful Eye (now a broodmare at Piemonte Stud in KZN with a stunning Kahal colt at foot), a Var mare also bred by Middlefield Stud, is out of broodmare Linsumi by Linney Head, and she has produced five runners and five winners.
Wishful Eye is a four-time winner in South Africa and Zimbabwe who won the Listed In Full Flight handicap and placed in three other Stakes races. This is the immediate family of Gr1 placed 8-time winning Tetra Rouge.
Bush Hill Stud resident sire, owned by Klawervlei Stud, Curved Ball [pictured above] had his first yearling sold for R350 000 whilst and another Bush Hill Stud resident sire Toreador, had two yearlings each sell for R400 000 each including a full-sister to the as yet unbeaten Lazer Star.
Curved Ball’s yearling [pictured left] has strong ties to KZN, being out of a Jet Master mare, herself a half-sister to Tellina and Tibouchina – out of Spectrum mare Tachina, the latter whose daughter by Querari sold for R675 000 as Lot 67.
This is Talente’s first foal, the mare being a 3-time winner. The unnamed Curved Ball colt was purchased by Charles Collins.
Curved Ball’s first yearlings go on sale this year. The first son of Fastnet Rock to stand at stud in South Africa, Curved Ball is out of a Zabeel mare Curvaceous. A three-time winner, Curved Ball won the Gr2 Dingaans from a high class field of horses, and the Sea Cottage Stakes at three years old.
The ultra-consistent Toreador who stands for a fee of just R15 000 had success once more, with the full-brother to unbeaten Lazer Star (a Gr3 and Listed winner from four starts) selling for R400 000 to Louis Goosen, whilst a filly out of Northern Guest mare Killarney Road sold to Gavin Smith.
The filly is a full-sister to Gr1 Golden Horseshoe second placed Straight Forward, a four-time winner in South Africa and Mauritius.
Kahal had a filly bred by The Alchemy Stud sell for R250 000, whilst his grand-son from the immediate damline of the great Devon Air consigned by Avontuur (by Var), sold for R250 000 to Balmoral Stud. Lot 118, an unnamed filly bred by The Alchemy, is out of a winning half-sister to Pierre Jourdan by Indigo Magic.
Lot 120 Varonella, out of Devonella by Kahal, sold to Balmoral Stud. The mare is a four-time winner and a grand-daughter of the Scott Bros’ great July-winning mare, Devon Air. This family has produced the likes of August Rush, Miss October, She’s On Fire – her daughter She’s A Pippa, Cream Of The Crop and Topsational.
Yellow Star’s Spectrum was also the broodmare sire of three lots – each reaching R800 000, R650 000 and R675 000 respectively.
Lot 92 named Always A Lady, by Dynasty is of Spectrum mare Allegoria(IRE), sold for R650 000 to Eric Sands.
The filly comes from the immediate family of sire Golan and Tartan Bearer – whose own sires also happen to be Spectrum, as well as Excellent Result, with her dam being a half-sister to Highlands’ sire Potala Palace.
Lot 147 [pictured right] by Captain Al out of a Spectrum half-sister to Pomodoro sold for R800 000 to BBA Ireland Ltd.
Well done to all concerned.