A son of Maine Chance Farms’ resident sire Silvano proved the star turn at last week’s National Two Year Old Sale in Germiston.
Consigned by Klipdrif Stud, on behalf of breeder Willem Engelbrecht Jr, the colt named William Junior was knocked down to Form Bloodstock for R2 100 000.
William Junior, who was produced by the winning Jallad mare Boston Tea Party, is a half brother to 4 winners including the now retired G2 Betting World 1900 winner Solid Speed (by Dynasty) and G3 Jubilee Handicap runner up Rainy Day Blues (by Western Winter). Boston Tea Party herself is an own sister to G1 Premier’s Champion Stakes winner Talahatchie, as well as to the dam of former Singapore champion Lizarre (by Jet Master).
Klipdrif also consigned the sales’ top priced filly, a daughter of former champion sire Captain Al. Catalogued as lot 45, the filly named Lantana Lady, was sold to Varsfontein Stud for R800 000. An own sister to ill-fated Java Handicap winner Fulcrum, Lantana Lady, who was produced by Badger Land’s dual winning daughter Land Of Hope, is also a three parts sister to the Captain Al sired Equus Champion Captain’s Lover.
The National Two Year Old Sale proved a triumph all round, with the sales’ aggregate up to R23 920 000 –an increase of 5% on last year’s total of R22 872 000.
Both the average and median prices enjoyed notable increases, with the average rising (by 35%) from R89 344 to R120 808 and the median increasing (by 30%) from R50 000 to R65 000.
Not surprisingly, Klipdrif (as Agent) ended the sales as the leading vendor, with their 15 lots to selling grossing R4 995 000. They finished ahead of Mauritzfontein, Moutonshoek, Maine Chance Farms and Varsfontein Stud on the leading vendors list (by aggregate).
Form Bloodstock, who purchased the sales’ top lot, were the 2016 National Two Year Old Sale’s leading buyers –buying 9 two-year-olds for R4 025 000, while former champion sire Silvano was the sales’ top sire (by aggregate). Silvano, sire of the recently named Equus Champion Marinaresco among others, had seven of his nine lots sell for R2 975 000.
A full list of prices and statistics can be viewed online at www.tba.co.za