Cape Town - The Thoroughbred Breeders Association’s (TBA)
sales arm, Bloodstock South Africa’s (BSA), annual Yearling Sale was held last
week at the luxurious Sibaya Casino and Resort to coincide with a festive
weekend of Durban July fever at the Greyville Racecourse.
Big names in the
horse racing industry were in attendance for both the sale and the July with
the TBA celebrating success at the races when a pair of their former graduates,
Punta Arena and Final Judgement, picked up graded wins on race day.
BSA’s KZN Sibaya sale sees Thoroughbred racing
legends of the future go under the hammer and this year, Graham’s Fame, son of
Drakenstein Stud’s outstanding young sire Philanthropist, was knocked down to
prominent owner Mario Ferreira for the session topping price of R1 050 000. The
colt was consigned by Highlands Farm, the Robertson based outfit also
responsible for last year’s sales topper.
The sale’s top priced filly, consigned to the
sale by Boland Stud, went for R500 000 to trainer Glen Kotzen, who was the top
buyer overall, purchasing six yearlings for a total of R1 485 055. Highlands
Farm was the sale’s leading vendor, selling nine of their 11 lots for an
aggregate of R3 360 000.
An overall aggregate of R21 055 055 was
achieved for the 234 lots sold during the two-day event. Highlands’ stallion
Pathfork emerged as the leading sire with seven lots sold for an average of
R202 857, commanding a total aggregate of R1 420 000.
In what proved to be a tough market, the
average lot price fell from R102 157 to R89 979, a drop of nearly 13% from
2015, while the median price fell by 28.6% from R70 000 to R50 000. The top
price, however, saw a dramatic rise from R600 000 to R1 050 000.
For an updated online catalogue, vendor and
sire listings and pedigree updates, go to www.tba.co.za/bsa
or contact the TBA directly on (011) 323 5700 or e-mail email@example.com