Rathmor Stud once again did KZN proud as they dominated the KZN Yearling Sale on Day 1, topping the sale with an outstanding Duke Of Marmalade filly who sold for R460 000 to Team G Racing.
KZN topped the first three places on the top prices of the day – after Rathmor’s Lot 25 Cést Serra, Summerhill followed with a handsome Visionaire colt that went for R320 000, while Scott Bros’ young stallion Crusade came in third position, with a full brother to The Byzantine selling for R280 000 to Mr Ben Jonsson.
Piemonte Stud sold the most expensive Jackson on the sale to date – a handsome colt as Lot 121, Reymundo went to Alistair Gordon for R240 000.
The colt is out of Trippi mare Taj Mahal Trip, from the immediate damline of leading European sire, Invincible Spirit.
Clifton Stud had an exceptional sale, bringing to outstanding colts by Crusade and Noble Tune – both selling for R200 000 and R240 000 respectively.
Robbie Hill purchased the Crusade as Lot 93 named Polweni, whilst Mario Ferriera purchased the Noble Tune, named Frozen Tune, from the damline of Festive Forever.
Redoute’s Promise was only represented by a single Lot, and the Bush Hill Stud-bred colt out of London News mare as Lot 42 (named Lickandapromise) was secured by John Freeman for R110 000.
The handsome colt whose dam is multiple Group Placed and a half-sister to Gr2 winner Mike’s Choice, descendes from the damline of Gr1 winner, Oriental.
Rathmor Stud will be very pleased with the results of their stallion Noble Tune – their own three Lots sold for between R100 000 to R115 000, out of mares African Love, 8-time winner Thunderous Belinda and a handsome aptly named colt, Painted Black, out of Australian mare Silent Nights.
Scott Bros sold their Noble Tune colt, Noble Beat, to Pierrick Maujean for R100 000 from the family of Midnite Ale.
The second and final day of the KZN Yearling Sale will start again at 12:00 this afternoon, with Lots 151 – 276 going under the hammer.