National Yearling Sale – Final Day Results

National Yearling Sale – Final Day Results

The National Yearling Sale wrapped up with a number of high-figured horses sold on the third and last day.

The top-priced KZN-bred colt was a stunning grey consigned by Summerhill Stud as Lot 418, named Tumbling out of Northern Guest mare Summersault. He is a half-brother of Gr2 winner, Winning Leap and Gymnast. Tumbling was purchased by Equine Administration for R650 000.

A number of KZN-bred fillies sold very well. The top-priced KZN-bred filly was Bruce Le Roux’s outstanding Trippi, aptly named Trippi’s Girl, went to Glen Kotzen for R600 000.

From one of his best families at Spring Valley, she is out Vasilisa by National Emblem, from his great mare Fancy Fantasy. The dam Vasilisa is a two-time winner, a half-sister to Indiscreet Fantasy and Silver Fantasy – the latter whose King’s Chapel colt sold for R220 000 during the sale.

Piemonte Stud sold a classy Fort Wood filly closely related to Horse Chestnut, out of Raw Deal by Tiger Ridge. Sold as Lot 353, she went to Gavin Smith Racing for R525 000. Her dam is a half-sister to Cork Wood and Close The Gap.

Roski Stud started off the last day of the sale with great success – their elegant Dynasty filly out of a beautifully-bred Singspiel mare Polzeath (out of a Gone West mare) sold to Form Bloodstock for R500 000.

Bush Hill Stud’s young sire saw his King’s Chapel progeny being well received, with Lot 393 from Spring Valley Stud – a beautifully-bred liver chestnut colt out of Silver Fantasy being knocked down for R220 000 to Mark Tarry. His first lot sold for R200 000 earlier in the sale.

Golden Sword finished off a good sale with with Lot 355, The Red List, a beautiful bay filly knocked down to Equine Administration for R210 000. This is the family of Phunyuka and Bianconi.

Visionaire was the top performing KZN sire at the Nationals, selling 18 Lots for an aggregate of R4 157 500, averaging R230 972 each.

Kevin Woolward of the TBA commented on conclusion of the sale, that it was a very strong top market. “There was a notable absence of the middle market, there were a lot of buyers from across the board – but all the top buyers were going for the same horses. The big buyers targeted the same horses, there were a lot bargains that also sold, particularly for the lower end of the market. While we were down on the aggregate, we had a pleasing increase in average with the corresponding increase in our median.”

“Our Australian bid-spotter, Christopher Norris, who works with our auctioneer Steve Davis (from Magic Millions), added a lot of fun to the sale. He certainly got in the extra bids. The buyers found it tough at both ends of the market. We have a great team of auctioneers, and they worked well with Christopher.”

Congratulations to the TBA, the vendors and buyers on a successful sale.

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