The catalogue for the 2015 Cape Mare And Weanling Sale is now available for viewing live at www.tba.co.za
A sale with a great history, the Cape Mare sale has sold a number of outstanding broodmares previously, with past graduates including the likes of graded producers Al Nibari, Fine Wood, Pin Number, Saudies, Viva La Belle and Wild Liaison. The legendary Stormsvlei, a dual Equus Broodmare Of The Year and dam of champions Pocket Power and River Jetez, was a R12 000 purchase from the 2003 sale, underlining the quality and value breeders can find at this auction.
The 2015 sale will take place at Kleinplasie on Thursday May 21st, and is a must for any serious buyer looking to improve their broodmare band. It will take place one day after the Cape Breeders host their annual stallion evening, a definite highlight of the local racing calendar!
The catalogue will also see the dispersal of the famed Zandvliet Stud, breeders of, amongst others, triple Horse Of The Year and local legend Pocket Power. Amongst the stud’s other stars are Hammie’s Hooker and Trip Tease, and both of the latter’s dams will be offered for sale. Hammie’s Hooker’s dam, Gem Queen (catalogued as lot 66) sells in foal to champion sprinter Var, while Girlish, dam of top sprinter Trip Tease, is offered in foal to Pathfork, whose first yearlings have been extremely well received.
Other interesting mares in the 269 lot strong catalogue are six time stakes winner Cast A Spell (in foal to Bold Silvano), Catsun, dam of promising 2yo Miss Nightingale (in foal to Pomodoro), Counterfoil –dam of G2 winner Changingoftheguard (in foal to Duke Of Marmalade),Countervail, a half sister to young sire The Assayer (in foal to Pomodoro), the stakes placed Darwin (in foal to Great Britain), Kauthar, a half sister to top class Australian performer Fast Clip, (in foal to Bold Silvano), L’Amour dam of classy filly Be Mine Tonight (in foal to Dynasty), Lindewa The Poet a half sister to 3 G1 winners (in foal to Windrush), Little Grey Indian a royally bred daughter of leading broodmare sire Indian Ridge (in foal to Var), Love Jeddah a stakes placed daughter of Danehill whose relatives include this season’s outstanding Aussie 2yo Pride Of Dubai, Madame Rooney a stakes placed daughter of Windrush (in foal to Duke Of Marmalade), Majestic Dancer a half sister to legendary champion J J The Jet Plane (in foal to Master Of My Fate), Mayana a daughter of Fillies Guineas winner Muscovy (in foal to Where’s That Tiger), the stakes placed Mink Coat, a half sister to G1 winner Flirtation, (in foal to What A Winter), Prive-dam of G2 winner Louvre (in foal to Twice Over), G3 winner Rosey Rapids (in foal to Bold Silvano), Oaks placed Santiago (in foal to Master Of My Fate), Skip Poker dam of G1 performer Liquid Mercury (in foal to Pathfork), Sky Bells dam of 2 Oaks fillies (in foal to Gimmethegreenlight), G3 winner Success Counts (in foal to Gimmethegreenlight), the stakes placed Sunbed (in foal to Byword), Talia a half sister to Sun Classique (in foal to Elusive Fort) and Tapdance a royally bred daughter of Tapit (in foal to Duke Of Marmalade).
Covering sires represented at the Cape Mare sale include Ashaawes, Bezrin, Black Minnaloushe, Bold Silvano, Byword, Count Dubois, Dan De Lago, Duke Of Marmalade, Dynasty, Elusive Fort, Gimmethegreenlight, Gitano Hernando, Great Britain, Horse Chestnut, Imperial Stride, Jackson, Jay Peg, Lateral, Mambo In Seattle, Marchfield, Master Of My Fate, Noordhoek Flyer, Querari, Oracy, Pathfork, Philanthropist, Pomodoro, Potala Palace, Rock Of Rochelle, Royal Air Force, Sail From Seattle, Seul Amour, Seventh Rock, Silvano, Trippi, Twice Over, Var, Warm White Night, What A Winter, Where’s That Tiger, and Windrush.
Among the weanlings on offer are sons and daughters of such top class and promising stallions as Black Minnaloushe, Byword, Count Dubois, Elusive Fort, Gimmethegreenlight, Judpot, Noordhoek Flyer, Pathfork, Sail From Seattle, Seventh Rock, Warm White Night and What A Winter.