|KZN Results From The First Day At The Nationals|
The first day of the 2013 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale saw some pleasing results for the KZN Breeders.
Clifton Stud had the highest priced yearling and colt of the day, with Lot 127 Tom’s Legacy, a Silvano colt of mare Romantic Drama by Model Man – a family that goes back to the likes of Harry’s Charm, National Currency and Bwana Bahati. Selling on behalf of clients, the outstanding colt was sold for R800 000 to Gavin Van Zyl.
Lot 195 was the top priced filly from KZN for the day, Summerhill’s half-sister to Shogunnar by Kahal. The filly named Surfing Belle is out of Surfers Eye – a mare who is producing the goods at stud – with three of her runners including Stakes winners Rapid Flow, full-sister Saltwater Girl and Gr 3 placed Shogunnar (by Solskjaer). Surfer’s Eye also gets the accolades for being the first mare to produce the first South African winner for sire Admire Main – the filly won her race on debut – named Admiral’s Eye. Surfing Belle was sold for R750 000 to Patrick Shaw.
The other top lots of the day included an impressive Trippi colt, named In A Trance, from Spring Valley Stud – a flashy chestnut out of Silver Fantasy who sold as Lot 156 for R525 000 to Glen Kotzen. The first produce of the mare (by Silvano) who had six wins at stud, this is the family of Surprise Attack, Indiscreet Fantasy and Don The Stripe.
Backworth Stud sold their beautiful grey Silvano filly Aquinata, Lot 228 out of Shaamit mare Tsunami, for R700 000 to Misty Meadows and she will be trained by Mike Azzie. From a very strong Bold Black-type family, it includes the likes of Australian winners Runaway Knight, Toorak Thunder and Regal Kiss.
The first progeny of KZN sires to pass through the sales ring this year included A.P. Answer, Brave Tin Soldier and Fort Beluga. A.P. Answer had Lot 227 named Hullo Lily from Clifton Stud, who sold for R160 000. A lovely chestnut filly out of True Lily by Joshua Dancer, she sold to Brian Burnard. This is the family of Ravishing, Geordoba, Royal Messenger and Red Badge.
Rathmor Stud sold the second of two Brave Tin Soldiers’ presented on day one, for R200 000. The dark-bay colt named Split The Breeze (Lot 213) was sold to Bev Roode and JP Pieterse, the new owners of the white colt Gran Blanco (Lot 74). Out of the mare Time And Tide by Baroon, this is the family of Rathmor Group 1 winners Wendywood and Malteme.
The now deceased Fort Beluga had his first filly sell for R150 000, named Run For Revelry. Sold as Lot 136, she went to Rainbow Beach Trading. Out of Running Rhythm by Jallad (dam of Gr 1 placed Run For It), this is the immediate family of Free My Heart.
With greatly improved results from last year’s sale, the average per horse was R321 108 compared to last years of R230 509.
The sale continues on Sunday 28 April. Visit www.tba.co.za for more information.