The magic continued for Summerhill Stud on the 3rd and last day of the National Yearling Sale, with Champion trainer snapping up the Willow Magic’s, including a superb colt from the Eastern Cape’s Birch Bros.
Willow Magic sold 9 yearlings overall for an average of R255 000 each, whilst Act Of War sold for R160 000. The colt consigned by Beaumont Stud is out of the immediate and exceptional Lammerskraal family of Redberry Lane and Solo Traveller, a family that goes back to the old Scott Bros’ family of Taineberry which also produced the likes of Royal Pleasure and Purple Diamond.
Flying The Flag sold two yearlings for R150 000 to leading bloodstock agents Form Bloodstock (out of the top mare Plutonium, from the family of Zirconeum and Stellite, she has produced two Black Types in King Neptune and Stella Mia) and Vermaak Equine (a first foal from the family of Cerise Cherry) respectively.
However it was Rathmor who topped Day 3, selling a Pomodoro colt for R350 000 to Sean Tarry. Named Pomelo, the colt is out of a Muhtafal mare related to sires Polish Precedent and Zilzal, and a half-brother to Gr2 winner Jo’s Bond. Rathmor had another exceptional sale, selling all 19 yearlings consigned for an average of just over R311 000 each.
Bush Hill Stud’s highest price of the sale was R320 000 for a smashing Willow Magic from the family of Malak Al Moolook. Rathmor’s highest price was shared between their Frankel and a handsome Captain Al colt, each sold for R1,2-million.
Piemonte brought an exceptional draft to Nationals and were rewarded with a beautiful Captain Of All colt named Cleto, sold for R300 000 to Bobby Rajhununan. The colt is out of Plush, a full sister to a former SA sales record holder, Wonder Lawn.
Clifton Stud brought four choicely bred yearlings to the sale, their highest price R160 000 for a stunning Capetown Noir out of Galileo mare Miss Coco. The dam is a sibling to multiple winners and Black Type Eye Of The Storm and Satchem.
Yellow Star made a return to the Nationals and sent two What A Winter’s to the sale, including a smashing colt half-brother to Queen Laurie, shrewdly bought by Met winning trainer Yogas Govender. This is the family of Ingleside and Evening Mist.