The one day sale is set to take place on Sunday, February 22nd, when proceedings will kick off at 2pm.
The sale looks set to offer something for everyone, with some of the country’s top stallions being represented, as well as promising younger sires. There also two colts on sale, offered on behalf of Ascot Stud, by the very exciting British based Archipenko, whose first crop has already yielded a Group 1 winner in Madame Chiang.
Leading sires Captain Al, Dynasty, Fort Wood, Judpot, Silvano, Trippi and Var are all among the top class sires represented at the Val De Vie Sale, as are such promising young guns as Ideal World, Lateral, Mambo In Seattle and Warm White Night.
Promising stallions represented by their first crop of yearlings at the Val De Vie Sale include Bold SIlvano, Gimmethegreenlight, Gitano Hernando, Golden Sword, Main Aim, Pathfork, and Philanthropist.
Drakenstein Stud’s Philanthropist is a world class sire whose first local crop sell in South Africa this year. Amongst the Philanthropist sired yearlings on sale is a half brother to last season’s Grade 1 Golden Horseshoe winner Afrikaburn, which is bound to attract attention.
Other eye catching lots on offer include:
Lot 4 –a Captain Al colt out of top class SA Fillies Classic winner Caughtintheslips
Lot 6 –a Horse Chestnut half sister to Gr1 Summer Cup victor Wagner
Lot 7 – a Dynasty colt out of a Grade 3 winning daughter of Jet Master
Lot 8 – a full brother to talented Grade 1 performer Mister Cricket
Lot 10 – a Dynasty colt from the family of champion Kiss Of Peace
Lot 12 – a Pathfork half sister to Equus Champion Sprinter Cataloochee
Lot 14 – a Trippi colt out of Gr3 winner Milden Magic, second dam of Triple Crown winner Louis The King, his full brother is the promising Magic Trip
Lot 21 – an own brother to SA Derby winner Seal
Lot 48 – a Judpot colt out of Gr2 winner Cruise Collection
Lot 52 – a Gimmethegreenlight colt out of the well bred Grade 1 winner Duchess Daba
Lot 57- a daughter of leading sire Judpot and Gr1 Garden Province Stakes winner Final Claim
Lot 58 – a Gimmethegreenlight half brother to impressive debut winner Revealed
Lot 83 – a son of Sail From Seattle and SA Oaks winner Noble Destiny
Lot 97 – a Var half sister to a pair of Oaks runner ups, Star Safari and Sky Pirate
BSA’s CEO Kevin Woolward is optimistic about the new sale, and commented, “We look forward to working with Val De Vie on this exciting new venture and the potential it has to become an annual event. The loyalty and support from our breeders for this sale has been very encouraging.”
Directions to the Val De Vie can be found online at www.tba.co.za