Twice Over colt tops Cape Yearling Sale

A colt by Klawervlei’s four time G1 winning sire Twice Over proved the star attraction at Thursday’s Cape Yearling Sale.
Consigned by Drakenstein Stud, the colt (catalogued as lot 125) was sold to Bass Racing for R350 000 to top the one day sale, which was held for a first time at the Mistico Equestrian Centre in the Cape Winelands.



The sales topping colt, who has been named The Cyclades, is a half-brother to 2 winners, including Listed East Cape Guineas runner up Star Chestnut and is out of Gaily Goes West –a three time winning daughter of champion sire Western Winter and G3 Strelitizia Stakes winner Happy Harriett.

This is also the family of globetrotting superstar and sire Starcraft and former G2 SA Oaks winner Happy Spirit.

Top priced filly at the 2017 Cape Yearling Sale was lot 82, a daughter of Jay Peg named Wildly In Love, who fetched R240 000.

Consigned by Varsfontein Stud, the filly, a full-sister to G3 Cape Fillies Nursery winner Hot Affair, was knocked down to KZN trainer Duncan Howells.



The Cape Sale proved a very much a buyer’s market, with just 101 of the 134 lots (8 were withdrawn) to go through the ring finding new homes. The sale’s aggregate of R6.12 million took a massive drop from the previous year’s gross total of R10.065 million, while the average price of R60 594 fell more than 50% from 2016 sales’ average of R134 200.

Mambo In Seattle was the sales’ leading sire by aggregate, with his 12 lots to sell fetching R610 000, while Wilgerbosdrift led the vendors list. Bass Racing were the sales’ top buyers, purchasing four lots for R590 000.

A full list of prices and statistics are available online at

The next BSA sale set to take place is the National Yearling Sale, which will take place at the Germiston Complex on May 3rd,4th, and 5th. The catalogue for that sale is now online at

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