|Michael Holmes Shongweni Horses-In-Training Sale Results|
The Michael Holmes Bloodstock Shongweni Horses In Training Sale for 2013 took place at Shongweni on Thursday 21 February. 161 Lots were offered for sale, with only eight horses not sold and 25 withdrawals. The average price achieved per horse was R45, 976.19.
Amongst the horses sold was Lot 98, Silent Call by Kahal out of an Elliodor mare, bred by Keivan Stud. A two-time winner who has placed 11 times, including second in the Gr 1 Durban Thekweni Stakes, she was sold for R45 000 to Greg Royden-Turner of Roski Stud. She will be a valuable addition to an already strong broodmare-band at Roski Stud in Lidgetton.
Lot 91, Raving Queen, a daughter of Ravishing sold to Manny Testa of Midlands Thoroughbreds for R27 000. Manny Testa has recently acquired Ravishing who now stands at Manny and Mandy’s Midlands Thoroughbreds. The filly has had three starts, finishing three lengths off the leader in her first two starts and winning third time out at Clairwood over 1000m at the end of January. Her full-brother Kingofmountain passed through earlier as Lot 56. Kingofmountain placed five times at age two.
Middlefield Stud purchased Erotic Pulse for R35 000, a daughter of Jallad out of a Centenary mare. She is a winner and placed five times. Her dam Elzetha is a half-sister to seven-time winner, including two Grade 3’s, Abernant Star (by Jallad). This is also the family of Then Came Dawn, Mountain Lion and Mount Stewart. Another purchase for Middlefield was In Broad Daylight, a four-time winning daughter of Modern Day out of a Fine Edge mare. This family includes Bless This Day (by Modern Day), winner of the Gr 3 Jubilee Handicap.
Balmoral Stud purchased Lot 80 named Onawingandaprayer, a four year old unraced daughter of Jet Master. She is a full-brother to winner Sleek Jet and her second dam is Crimson Lily – the dam of sire Ravishing and Red Badge. A powerful dam-line, it includes Royal Messenger, Villandry, Geordoba and Day Lily Delight to name but a few.
Lot 109, the very good-looking son of Miesque’s Approval named Top Of The Chocs sold for R65 000 to Michel Nairac Bloodstock. A Backworth-bred half-brother to Gr 1 winner Chocolicious, currently on her way to Royal Ascot with plans for covering by Frankel thereafter, Top Of The Chocs is a two-time winner and has placed seven times.
The top buyers of the sale included Michel Nairac Bloodstock who purchased to the value of R2 026 000 for 13 horses, averaging R155 846.15 each, including the top price of R540 000 for Lot 20. The other top buyer was Alesh Naidoo who purchased 16 lots for a total of R752 000, averaging R47 000 a horse. His top purchase was Lot 37 for R325 000.
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