New Predator Proves Popular At Nationals


Lot 130 Indecent Proposal
Lot 130 Indecent Proposal by New Predator, sold for R300 000. Image: Candiese Lenferna

First season sire New Predator, a multiple Gr1 placed and Gr2 winning son of New Approach, proved popular at the Nationals as his athletic yearlings all sold on day one at the National Yearling Sale for an average of R160 000.

The top Lot sold for R300 000 to trainer Gavin Van Zyl of Team G Racing, a scopy colt out of a Requiem mare – the same broodmare sire as Triple Tiara Gr1 winning star War Of Athena. The dam is a half-sister to Gr3 winner Chico Azul. This was also the top Lot sold on the day for Bush Hill Stud.

Others to put up their hands in the auction ring for the New Predators included Vermaak Equine, Paul Lafferty, Mark Dixon, Paul Matchett, Lorette Louw, and Roy Magner purchased an interesting Lot inbred to Galileo from Blue Sky Thoroughbreds, a colt out of Modraj – the dam of Dubai winner Alareef and Caradoc Gold Cup winner, Just Cruised In.

KZN’s top seller of the day from Clifton Stud, a quality Rafeef filly sold for R400 000. Image: Candiese Lenferna

Blue Sky Thoroughbreds top Lot on day one sold for R250 000 to Mary Carlisle, a beautiful filly out of Trippi’s Girl by Lancaster Bomber. She is a half-sister to the talented juvenile Mr Henley.

Clifton Stud topped the #kznbreds sold on Day 1, with their quality Rafeef filly out of a Gimmethegreenlight mare. She sold for R400 000 to Form Bloodstock as Lot 35. It is the family of Leopard Strike, Kochka and Kissable.

Keivan Stud, who brought four quality yearlings to the sale, sold their Act Of War colt half-brother to exported Marshall for R220 000 to Roy Magner. The colt is from the immediate female line of Asiatic Boy.

Piemonte Stud had only one Lot on offer on day one of their 8-strong draft, which was knocked down to leading trainer on the national log, Paul Peter. Keep a look out on Day 2 for Piemonte’s smart Vercingetorix filly half-sister to multiple winners Filippo and Faustino.

Congratulations to all concerned on the first day of the sale, which continues on Friday at 10am.


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