A son of Highlands Farms Stud’s outstanding sire Dynasty proved the star attraction at Friday’s Emperors Palace Select Yearling Sale.
Consigned by Highlands, lot 157, named Grab The Light, was knocked down to Form Bloodstock for R3.8 million.
Grab The Light is a full brother to Dynasty’s triple G1 winning sire son Jackson (whose first yearlings have already fetched up to R2 million) and to G3 Byerley Turk winner Heartland. He is also a half-brother to G3 winning sprinter Jade Bay and his fourth dam is the outstanding broodmare No Class. This is the same family as dual US champion Smart Strike and the latter’s champion half-sister Dance Smartly among others.
An unnamed Captain Al daughter was the sales’ top priced filly, with lot 118 being knocked down to Rainbow Beach Trading for R2.8 million. Consigned by Klawervlei Stud (as Agent), this filly is a full sister to the stakes placed winner of four Captains Causeway, and is from the same family as French Oaks winner Rafha –herself dam of top class sires Kodiac and Invincible Spirit.
Klawervlei Stud ended as the 2017 Select Sale’s top vendors, with their 30 lots to sell grossing R15 775 000.
Mayfair Speculators topped the buyers list, with their 15 lots costing R7.115 million, while former champion sire Captain Al headed the stallions list. The eight times champion sire of 2yos had 10 lots fetch R9.4 million, and averaged an impressive R940 000. Next best on the sires list were Dynasty, Oratorio, and Silvano.
Jackson, the brother to the sales topping colt, was the leading first crop sire at the Select Sale, with his four lots grossing R1 120 000.
A full list of prices and statistics for the sale can be viewed online at www.capethoroughbredsales.com