2012 Emperors Palace Ready-To-Run Sale Day One

2012 Emperors Palace Ready-To-Run Sale Day One

R1,5 million filly Mystical Star, bred and consigned by Summerhill Stud. Image: Summerhill Stud

The first day of the 2012 Emperors Palace Ready to Run Sale ended on a high, with both aggregate and average up on last year. Day one saw the aggregate rise from R12.17 million to R13.08 million, while the average increased from R166 712 to a healthy R210 968.

The median jumped impressively from R80 000 to R180 000 – which is a tremendous achievement in what is widely considered to be a still troubled market.

The first day of trading was headed by a KZN-bred filly who fetched R1.5 million, bred by Summerhill Stud – thus equalling the 2011 sales topper overall. She is by the great KZN-bred Champion sire Jet Master, who also sired the session’s top priced colt.

Consigned as lot 47 by Summerhill Sales, the session topping filly is named Mystical Star. An own sister to the top-class international galloper Lizarre, Mystical Star was purchased by Adriaan van Vuuren – who originally came to the sale with just R100 000 to spend, but went home having bought the session’s top priced lot!

The top priced colt on day one of the two day event was lot 31, an unnamed Jet Master colt. Consigned by Balmoral Stud on behalf of clients, the colt is a half-brother to Gr 1 winner Ivory Trail. He was snapped up by Sean Tarry for R1 million.

A.P. Arrow had his first lots pass through the Ready-To-Run sale this year, and his two year olds did not go by unnoticed.

Lot 66 named Ayessaypee and Lot 67 Allaquiver, both fillies, sold for R240 000 each. Ayessaypee is out of Mythical Madam by National Assembly, sold to Andre Vorser; Allaquiver out of Nadira(IRE) by Nashwan(USA) sold to Mr Brian Burnard, who had a win yesterday at Turffontein with another Summerhill-bred Golden Dynasty.

Fittingly, Showmetheyway – by Muhtafal out of Nadira won at Turffontein yesterday in the Golden Loom Listed Handicap. An interesting pedigree, the fourth dam in this female line is Just A Mirage – the dam of Kahal.

KZN’s Champion sire Kahal’s top-seller of the day was the impressive Lot 7 Plumtree, bred and consigned by Summerhill Stud, who sold for R370 000 to Dippin Blue Racing Stables.

A.P. Arrow filly Allaquiver, sold for R240 000 to Brian Burnard. Her half-brother Showmetheway won the Golden Loom Listed handicap yesterday. She is bred and consigned by Summerhill Stud. Image: Summerhill Stud

Summerhill’s Mick Goss, was euphoric after the sale, saying,” All that we hoped and planned for 26 years ago, has finally come to fruition with this sale. I have not experienced such a tremendous buzz around a sales ring for many a year, but I feel that the success of this sale is due to a cocktail of factors. Our partnership with Bob Yearam and Emperors Palace has not only provided tremendous hospitality for would be buyers, but has also helped create this electric buzz around the sale and its ongoing success with buyers.”

Tom Callaghan, CEO of the TBA, was equally upbeat after the sale, commenting, “The sale was helped by a stronger catalogue, and it is great to see international interest in this sale. There has been a fantastic attendance on day one of the sale, which bodes well for the final day on Sunday. The sale has also been assisted by the big marketing drive around Saturday’s big race.”

A full list of results for the first day of the sale is now available online. The sale continues on Sunday at 2pm.

2012 Emperors Palace Ready-To-Run Sale
TBA Complex, Gosforth Park
Sunday, 4th November @ 14h00 Lots 76–202

Information courtesy www.tba.co.za

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