New record set at Ready to Run
A new South African record for a horse sold at public auction was set at the 2013 Cape Ready To Run Sale last Friday.
Brutal Force, a full-brother to talented 3yo Red Ray, was bought back by Goodhope Racing for R4 500 000. Trainer Joey Ramsden later said they were prepared to go to R5 000 000 to retain the colt, but were able to keep Brutal Force following an intense bidding war with Adriaan Van Vuuren at R4.5 million.
A son of the late, great sire Western Winter, Brutal Force (catalogued as lot 53) was produced by the winning Pas De Quoi mare, Nacarat.
Nacarat has been a tremendous mare for Lammerskraal Stud. She has produced ten foals to date, eight of whom have won – and five of whom are stakes performers.
Apart from Red Ray, Nacarat is best known as the dam of the Grade One winning filly Nania (like Red Ray and Brutal Force sired by Western Winter). To date, Nacarat’s progeny have won 30 races and over R2.1 million in prize money.
Top priced filly on the Ready to Run, was lot 84, an unnamed full-sister to former champion Mother Russia. Consigned by Normandy Stud, the Windrush filly was knocked down to Mayfair Speculators for R1 000 000.
The sale aggregate was R36, 635, 000 – a 40% increase on last year’s aggregate of R25 865 000 – although this year’s catalogue included over 30 more lots than in 2012.
The one day sale’s average price rose from R170 000 to R209 403 in 2013 – an increase of 23 percent.
Just ten lots registered as not sold – two failed to find new homes last year, while five lots made R1 000 000 plus at the 2013 Cape Ready to Run Sale.
CTS’s Adrian Todd was delighted by the sale’s results, commenting “From the CTS perspective we are ecstatic by the result of the sale. The aggregate was up 40% and the average price rose by 23%. Saturday’s race day was a wonderful addition to the sale’s aura, and we are delighted by the ready to run’s sale’s growing reputation as a producer of high-class horses.”