The Cape Breeders Club hosted its annual Stallion Evening and Auction at Kleinplasie in Worcester on Wednesday, and, once again, it proved a tremendous hit.
Nikki, from Antoinette, once again laid out a really stunning event, and also provided a feast of delicious courses, which went done very well.
The evening, which has become one of the highlights on the annual calendar and serves as the perfect backdrop to the Cape Mare and Weanling Sale, offered breeders a rare opportunity to acquire services to some of South Africa’s top sires in elegant and stylish settings. The auction itself raised R1.535 million, and thanks go out to all the stud farms which so generously supported the event.
Top priced service was a Dynasty cover, which was knocked down to Ashley Devanchander for R300 000. Drakenstein Stud’s Trippi was also popular with a service to the son of End Sweep being knocked down to Cheveley Stud for R220 000.
Drakenstein Veterinary Clinic kindly donated a colic surgery (bought by Terry Andrews for R35 000) and an arthroscopy surgery which Ross Fuller purchased for R20 000.
Well done to everyone involved in putting this evening together, with special thanks going out to Kuda Insurance for sponsoring a very popular bar. Thanks also to Graham Beck Wines, Avontuur Estate, L’Ormarins and Milford Road for kindly donating an array of exquisite wines.
Big thanks also to Graham Hawkins, who was outstanding as MC and Auctioneer and helped make the evening such a success.
Stallion Service price list
Black Minnaloushe (USA) Anton Shepherd R 12 000.00
Byword Andrew Gray R 15 000.00
Captain Al (SAF) Team Valor International R 180 000.00
Dynasty (SAF) A. Devanchander R 300 000.00
Elusive Fort (SAF) Marianne Thomson R 20 000.00
Flower Alley Dr Ian Heyns R 70 000.00
Ideal World (USA) Peter De Beyer R 20 000.00
Judpot (USA) Jaap Van de Vendel R 32 000.00
Lateral (USA) Peter Gibson R 14 000.00
Mambo In Seattle (USA) Jan Mantel R 10 000.00
Marchfield (CAN) Heather Epstein R 23 000.00
Oratorio (IRE) Terry Andrews R 80 000.00
Querari (GER) Terry Andrews R 16 000.00
Rock Of Rochelle (USA) Johan Janse Van Vuuren R 5 000.00
Sail From Seattle (CAN) Favour Stud R 27 000.00
Seventh Rock Pieter Graaf/Lammerskraal R 30 000.00
Soft Falling Rain Pieter Graaf/Lammerskraal R 37 000.00
Time Thief Dr Ian Heyns R 22 000.00
Trippi Cheveley Stud R 220 000.00
Var (USA) Connemara Stud R 180 000.00
Variety Club Pieter Graaf/Lammerskraal R 130 000.00
Vercingetorix Jeremy Nelson R 37 000.00