Strong results for Book 2 Sale
The two day Cape Premier Yearling Sale (Book 2) ended on a tremendous high, after several strong sessions of trading.
The catalogue was down in numbers from 2012, when over 400 horses were passed through the ring, but still managed an excellent aggregate of R27.12 million. The average price rose from R80 388 in 2012, to R107 194 a year later – which was an increase of over 25%.
Of the 284 lots catalogued, seven failed to sell, while another 21 yearlings were withdrawn.
The Book 2 Sale had been preceded by the announcing of a rich Challenge series for graduates of the particular sale, as well as a R1 000 000 bonus for the trainer who purchased the most successful horse of the sale.
Three lots fetched R500,000 plus – unlike last year’s sale, where the top priced lot fetched R400,000.
The sale was topped by a Trippi colt, who was knocked down to Cape trainer, Mike Bass for R575,000. The colt, consigned by Drakenstein Stud (as Agent), is out of a Doowaley mare, and is from the family of champion racehorse and sire, Model Man. One of the last to sell, the colt, catalogued as lot 271, goes by the name of Triptothestars.
Leading sire Trippi was also responsible for the sales’ top priced filly, who fetched R325,000. Bought by Form Bloodstock, the beautifully bred filly was consigned by Drakenstein Stud. Out of a French Deputy mare, the filly, named Trick, is a half-sister to US Gr3 winner, Dynamic Host.
Lot 261, a colt by Jay Peg, was knocked down to Mayfair Speculators for an even R500,000, as was a Greys Inn colt, consigned by Rosedene Stud.
Cape Thoroughbred Sales’ Adrian Todd was delighted by the results, and believed the sale’s success owed much to the recent announcements of trainers incentives and the rich challenge series. “You’ve got to do things to try and make prices better. We thought the Challenge Series and the R1 million trainer’s prize, would do great things for us, and it seems that they have.”
A full list of results are available online at www.capethoroughbredsales.co.za