A daughter of Drakenstein Stud’s resident sire Trippi was the top lot sold at the 2016 National Yearling Sale, which concluded on Friday evening in Johannesburg. Consigned by Wilgerbosdrift Stud, the filly came up for sale late on day one, when she was knocked down to the sales’leading buyer, Form Bloodstock, for R2 500 000.
Catalogued as lot 142, the filly (named Lara Yara) is the second foal out of Listed Oaks Trial winner Ilha Grande, whose dam is former South African Horse Of The Year Ilha Da Vitoria.
The inform Trippi, whose daughters Real Princess and Lanner Falcon ran 1-2 in Sunday’s G3 Poinsettia Stakes, was also responsible for another millionaire yearling –his handsome son, out of former G2 Gauteng Fillies Guineas winner Rememberance, was knocked down to Shadwell South Africa for R1 400 000. Christened Punta Cana, the colt, catalogued as lot 286, was consigned by Mauritzfontein Stud.
The top colt sold at the 2016 National Sale was a son of former South Africa champion sire Silvano and the Western Winter mare Jodie. Consigned by the sales’ top vendors, Varsfontein Stud, the colt already named Pietro Mascagni was sold to Shadwell South Africa for R2 300 000.
Former champion sire Silvano led the sires’ log at the National Sale, with his 16 lots to sell fetching R13 375 000 and averaging an impressive R858 437. The Maine Chance Farms based sire was represented by four lots who made R1 000 000 plus –including the sales’ top priced colt.
The ever popular Oratorio was the leading first crop sire at the 2016 National Yearling Sale. Danehill’s champion son sold 11 lots for a gross total of R3 295 000, with his yearlings fetching up to R1 050 000.
Varsfontein Stud were the sales’ top vendors, with all 18 of their yearlings on offer selling for a total of R11 965 000. Form Bloodstock headed the buyers list, acquiring no fewer than 26 yearlings for a gross total of R19 195 000.
The National Sale proved hard going for vendors, with both the aggregate and average suffering notable drops. The aggregate fell by over R20 000 000, dropping from R127 827 500 to R107 010 000 in 2016, while the sale’s average dropped by nine percent –falling from R358 060 in 2015 toR325 258 this year.
A full list of prices and statistics can be viewed online at www.tba.co.za