Cape Sale kicks off on Thursday!
The 2015 Cape Premier Yearling Sale is scheduled to get underway at 17:30 this Thursday afternoon.
One of South Africa’s premier thoroughbred auctions, the Cape Sale has already produced a large number of top class athletes in a short space of time.
Past graduates of this event include such Equus Champions as In The Fast Lane, Soft Falling Rain and Yorker, as well as this season’s Gr1 Grand Parade Cape Guineas winner Act Of War – to name but a few.
The two day sale sees 200 horses up for auction, with Friday’s day of trading getting underway at 17:30.
Many of South Africa’s best stallions are represented in the catalogue, with all of Captain Al, Dynasty, Fort Wood, Kahal, Silvano, Trippi, Var and Western Winter all strongly represented.
Promising young sires represented on the sale include Mambo In Seattle and Seventh Rock – two of South Africa’s leading first crop sires of last season, while stallions with their first yearlings on offer include Bold Silvano, Curved Ball, Gimmethegreenlight, Gitano Hernando, Main Aim, Pathfork, Philanthropist, and Rock Of Rochelle.
Successful international stallions Bahamian Bounty, High Chaparral and New Approach also offer offerings on the sale, which will no doubt add further interest, while former star miler and Irish 2000 Guineas winner Canford Cliffs will have a member of his first crop on sale.
Some of the catalogue highlights could include –
Lot 3 a Western Winter half sister to Equus Champion and Dubai star Vercingetorix
Lot 12 a Captain Al half sister to J&B Met hopeful Helderberg Blue, out of a stakes winning half sister to a Breeders Cup winner
Lot 13 a filly by leading sire Dynasty out of champion Overarching
Lot 23 a full brother, by top sire Captain Al, to top class performers Captains Lars and Alascan Maiden
Lot 32 a Var colt out of J&B Met winner River Jetez
Lot 35 a Captain Al filly out of Gr1 winner Roxanne
Lot 36 a Dynasty half sister to Gr1 winner and sire Russian Sage
Lot 37 a Dynasty filly out of G1 winner and producer Sarabande
Lot 38 a Mambo In Seattle half brother to G1 winner On Her Toes
Lot 39 a Philanthropist half brother to top sprinters Franny and Sweet Sanette
Lot 43 a Captain Al colt from the famous Lassie Dear family, responsible for champions Duke Of Marmalade and A P Indy
Lot 44 a Western Winter half brother to Gr1 winner Thunder Dance out of a Gr1 winning half sister to champion sire Captain Al
Lot 48 a Dynasty colt out of a full sister to champion sire Silvano
Lot 54 a Seventh Rock half sister to this season’s Gr1 Grand Parade Cape Guineas hero Act Of War
Lot 56 a National Emblem own brother to the now Hong Kong based Gr1 winner Potent Power
Lot 63 a Trippi filly out of a G2 winning half sister to US Gr1 winner Gypsy’s Warning
Lot 79 a Trippi half sister to Saturday’s Gr2 Sceptre Stakes winner Cold As Ice
Lot 80 a Var half sister to Gr1 Rising Sun Gold Challenge winner King Of Pain
Lot 111 a colt by Epsom Derby winner and classic sire New Approach from the family of Danehill
Lot 113 a Dynasty filly out of champion Consensual, this filly is a half sister to Ad Idem, second in the recent 1000 Guineas trial in Dubai
Lot 126 a Captain Al colt out of a full sister to an Irish Oaks winner, second dam bred four international Group 1 winners
Lot 128 a Toreador own brother to unbeaten filly Lazer Star
Lot 135 a colt by champion sire Western Winter out of Cape Fillies Guineas winner Field Flower
Lot 142 a Var filly out of Gr1 winner Geepee S
Lot 152 a Dynasty half brother to top performers The Hangman and Trip To Heaven
Lot 157 a Trippi whose first dam was a Gr1 winner and whose second dam won the J&B Met
Lot 171 a full brother to Grade 1 winner Normanz
Lot 176 a Dynasty half sister to a European classic winner from the family of Kris and Diesis
Lot 185 a Var half brother to top speedsters Mocha Java and Mochachino
Lot 189 a Trippi colt out of a G3 winning half sister to champion sprinter Mythical Flight
The catalogue is available for viewing at www.capethoroughbredsales.com