It was a positive sale overall in a tough economic climate, and saw three impressive individuals reach over a R1-million, with the top seller being the first million rand horse consigned by Danika Stud as agent for Missing U Syndicate – also registered as KZN Breeders. The colt was signed for Gavin Van Zyl and its very exciting to see a horse of this calibre going into training in KZN.
Gary and Colleen De Klerk’s Summerview Stud brought two very impressive individuals and were duly rewarded, averaging R175 000 for both of them. John Freeman signed the ticket for their quality What A Winter filly out of Over The Anvil, a half sister to 5-time winner and Black Type Green Lantern. The filly is owned by Nick Jonsson and is destined for the stables of Michael Roberts. This is the female line of Kochka, Kissable and Youcanthurrylove.
The other was an imposing colt out of Sahara by Crusade, snapped up by Dennis Drier on zoom for R160 000. Dennis is well acquainted with the family, having trained Desert Fighter amongst the family – the colt is a half-brother to feature winner Matador Man and to the smart Garth Puller trained Hawker Typhoon.
Clifton received sad news of their long time patron’s passing yesterday, Peter White was a great supporter of their Graded Stakes producing establishment.
Clifton brought another quality draft and Hollywoodbets Syndicate picked up a beautiful Var colt for R260 000 named Undercover Lover. Out of a Hussonet mare (the broodmare sire of Gr1 winner Mississippi Burning) this is a leading international female line of Miesque and sire Kingmambo can be found in the pedigree. Hollywood didn’t stop there with Clifton, and made the astute purchase of a high quality Noble Tune colt out of a Lundy’s Liability mare. Leading bloodstock agents John Freeman signed for two – by Flying The Flag and Admiral Kitten, whilst Form Bloodstock purchased an Ideal World filly.
Another very exciting moment saw Jessica Motaung of Kaizer Chiefs fame make her first purchase. Sold as agent for St Helier Stud, the dam of Lot 129 by Duke Of Marmalade has produced 7 runners and 7 winners, and is a full brother to grey Tupelo Honey.
Piemonte Stud’s highest purchase was Lot 388 Faustino, a half-brother to two 5-time winners in Filippo (Toreador), also Black Type, and Aldo (Redoute’s Promise). Manie Pillay signed for the colt, paying R220 000 for the son of Wishful Eye (Var) – who has the honour of being one of the few to ever beat the mighty Val De Ra on the track. This is the female line of Tetre Rouge.
Summerhill Equestrian sire Willow Magic continues to be popular, an Bush Hill Stud sold a colt out of a Jet Master mare for R200 000 to AG Racing. Bush Hill had an aggregate of R905 000 for the sale.
Both the aggregate and average price up on last year, the aggregate rising 22% from R32 660 00 to R39 715 000, and the average increasing 18,4 % from R103 028 to R122 957.
The median price also rose from 2019, increasing by 16,7% from R60 000 to R70 000.The increases in aggregate and average are a positive reflection on the quality of horse presented to the sale by breeders, while an active buying bench gives considerable hope for future sales in the coming seasons.
Congratulations to the vendors and thank you to the buyers and underbidders for your support of the #kznbred.
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