KZN breeders based in Nottingham Road, Rathmor Stud, topped the buyers list at the CTS Premier Yearling Sale –purchasing 13 lots for a total of R6 725 000. Seven of the thirteen yearlings were colts – which included a full brother to Chimichuri Run (out of #kznbred Gr1 winner Spiced Gold, bred by Greenhill Farm).
The top purchase they made was for Lot 199 from Hemel ‘n Arde, a Captain Al filly from a family that descends from Summerhill Stud. They paid R800 000 for the beautiful filly, a half-sister to 2-time winner and Stakes Placed La Ferrari. This is also the family of Mercury Rising and Winning Leap.
Their top priced colt purchased was by new Klawervlei Tapit sire Coup De Grace. Rathmor paid R750 000 for the colt out of Windjammer by Casey Tibbs. The dam has produced three winners including multiple winner Bermuda Sloop, and this is a family that goes back to Rathmor’s roots – which produced the greats such as Wendywood, Malteme, Bezanova and Power King.
In total, 192 of the 217 yearlings on offer were sold for R84 235, and the lots to sell averaged R436,450, with the median staying steady at R300 000.
Wéhann Smith, CEO of CTS, said that he was most encouraged by a fantastic turnout and a varied buyer’s bench.
He said: “The Convention Centre was packed, there was a good atmosphere and we had plenty of buyers from all over the country and overseas.”
While the turnover was significantly down on the 2018 figure (when 30 additional lots went through the ring), Smith said: “Vendors across the board were happy with their returns. We are very pleased with continued and growing overseas interest. We had 18 yearlings that fetched R1-million or more.
“If there is to be a negative, it is that our average price per yearling was down from last year’s R699,000 to R436,000, but we had a real sale here, no smoke and mirrors. The figures were a good reflection of a good, solid auction. If some of the R1,5-million or R2-million yearlings went for just a littke more, the average price would have been markedly higher.
“Overall, however, we are happy with what was achieved and we thank our vendors and buyers for their valued support.”
Rathmor again have a superb draft of yearlings headed to Nationals this year, including a smart Captain Al and a Frankel amongst others.
The list of purchases by Rathmor Stud below. Well done to the team at Rathmor.
|25||COROMANDEL||COLT||SILVANO (GER)||CATRAZ||MAINE CHANCE FARMS||RATHMOR STUD||350 000|
|33||UNNAMED||COLT||TRIPPI (USA)||CRAZY ABOUT ME (USA)||KLAWERVLEI STUD (PTY) LTD||RATHMOR STUD||700 000|
|71||UNNAMED||COLT||IDEAL WORLD (USA)||HEAR THE RAIN||GARY PLAYER STUD||RATHMOR STUD||125 000|
|82||MAMA PYJAMA||FILLY||MASTER OF MY FATE||INNER TEMPLE||ARRAN STUD (as Agent)||RATHMOR STUD||350 000|
|140||FIFTYSHADESDARKER||FILLY||GIMMETHEGREENLIGHT (AUS)||PLAY NICE||NADESON PARK STUD||RATHMOR STUD||450 000|
|143||PRINCESS CALLA||FILLY||FLOWER ALLEY (USA)||PRINCESS ROYAL||MAINE CHANCE FARMS||RATHMOR STUD||600 000|
|157||DUCHESS OF NOW||FILLY||DUKE OF MARMALADE (IRE)||ROYAL HABIT||OLDLANDS STUD||RATHMOR STUD||350 000|
|184||LONG DAY’S JOURNEY||COLT||TRIPPI (USA)||SPICED GOLD||DRAKENSTEIN STUD (PTY) LTD||RATHMOR STUD||600 000|
|189||GLOBAL APPEAL||FILLY||GLOBAL VIEW (USA)||STORMY APPEAL||ASCOT STUD||RATHMOR STUD||650 000|
|199||UNNAMED||FILLY||CAPTAIN AL||THEKADDY||HEMEL ‘N AARDE STUD (as Agent)||RATHMOR STUD||800 000|
|203||UNNAMED||COLT||DYNASTY||TIGRESS||KLAWERVLEI STUD (PTY) LTD||RATHMOR STUD||500 000|
|215||AVENIR||COLT||FUTURA||VARSITY QUEEN||AVONTUUR THOROUGHBRED FARM||RATHMOR STUD||500 000|
|224||UNNAMED||COLT||COUP DE GRACE (USA)||WIND JAMMER||KLAWERVLEI STUD (PTY) LTD||RATHMOR STUD||750 000|