Yellow Star Stud held a Christmas Party Sale and Open Day on Thursday. Owned by Koos and Lorraine De Klerk, Koos has always been known for his clever marketing concepts and this sale proved that thinking out of the box can often reap the rewards!
A clever concept with 15 two year olds for sale by silent auction, buyers could inspect the horses at leisure and put forward their written bid into a box. If a horse received more than one bid, the buyer with the highest total was the winner.
From 15 horses catalogued by Irish Flame, Crusade, Great Britain, Kildonan, The Assayer, Lion Tamer, Meteor Shower, Tropical Empire and Spectrum, nine were sold to KZN and Gauteng racing stables.
It was a relaxed day where visitors used the opportunity to drive around the farm at leisure and view the horses and facilities, which includes Ivan Van Wyk’s racing establishment which houses the likes of multiple winners Putchini and Panza.
A festive Christmas braai with plenty of wine and beer was on offer and a very enjoyable day was had by all!