Bruce Le Roux brought an imposing colt to the Nationals, and sold as Lot 415 for R475 000 to a good judge of yearlings, Tony Rivalland.
From the first crop of William Longsword, the colt has an equally outstanding dam line from the Lammerskraal family of Redberry Lane, Solo Traveller and Flying Ice.
Piemonte followed suit on the 2nd day, selling Bethel as Lot 472 for R250 000 to Form Bloodstock. The What A Winter colt, out of Wood Sprite by Fort Wood has Murmuration as the 2nd dam – the female line of Mambo Mime, Captains Lullaby and Varbration.
Summerhill Equestrian’s Henning Pretorius was the second leading buyer of the sale, purchase three Lots for an average of R2,9-Million. His three lots included a smart Trippi colt out of Bang Sue, Lot 185 Celestial City for R7-Million (both horses bred by Wilgerbosdrift), and the beautiful bay Querari full sister to Gr2 winner, Querari Falcon, consigned by Benmarne Stud. Henning was also the underbidder on the impressive grey Silvano colt with the 2nd dam being Dancer’s Daughter, knocked down for R4,5-Million.
Henning has made his aspirations clear to assemble the best Thoroughbred bloodstock possible for his farm and to put KZN back on the map of breeding in South Africa, and we look forward to an exciting future from Summerhill Equestrian.
Congratulations to all concerned!