The overcast and wet conditions didnt deter a good turnout of buyers to the BSA Shongweni Sale, which saw a marked improvement on the sales results from last year.
Trainers and buyers came from all over the country to attend the sale, which included 35 winners and several unraced 2 and 3 year olds, mostly consigned by Scott Bros.
The top priced KZN horse at the Shongweni Sale was Monte Christo, a Trippi full brother to Dawn Calling bred by Anton Procter’s Burwell Stud.
Consigned as Lot 29, he sold for R140 000 to Rael Berelowitz. Anton has since sold their dam, Acquavella, to Drakenstein Stud – the Danehill Dancer mare is clearly a click for the Trippi mating.
Monte Christo has had three wins and placed nine times, earning R335 650 in stakes.
His full sister has to be one of the unluckiest racehorses around currently having placed second and incredible nine times – voted Gold Circle’s Best Performed 2YO of her year, Dawn Calling has only won one race – but earned R639 700 in the process, placing second in the Gr1 Thekweni Stakes, Gr2 Golden Slipper, the KZN Breeders Million Mile, with places in the Gr3 Flamboyant and Umzimkhulu Stakes.
The most expensive KZN filly to sell was the beautiful but diminutive 2-time winner Rainbowinthesky, who sold for R80 000 to Howell Racing Stables after she was sold to dissolve a partnership.
Consigned as Lot 72, she saw very active bidding to be knocked down at R80 000. What must be one of the last of the brilliant sire Muhtafal on the track, the Spring Valley-bred neat filly has had 2 wins to date and earned almost R200 000 from 10 runs, where she has also placed five times.
Her dam, a Gr3 winner who is also Gr2 placed, is Passive Resistance, from the family of Flaming Reality, Grafton Street and Who’s My Gal.
Overall, 106 Lots were sold for an average of R32 113.21 each, with the top price of R340 000 and an aggregate of R3, 404 000 achieved – all the numbers increased very well compared to last years figures.
Congratulations and thank you to the vendors, buyers and underbidders for your valued support.
View the pricelist at the following link.