A good crowd attended the 2012 Klawervlei Farm Sale, which took place at the farm on July 15th. This was the second time this sale was held, and, judging by its increasing popularity, seems likely to become an annual fixture on the calendar.
Already there have been winners emerging from last year’s sale, and there are bound to have been a few smart sorts to under the hammer at this year’s renewal.
Buyers arrived from all round the country, with many of the country’s top trainers were in attendance.
The yearlings on sale were widely praised by many a knowledgeable judge, and there was some excellent bargains to be had. The sale saw yearlings offered by such leading sires Captain Al, Var, National Emblem and Count Dubois. There were also youngsters by promising young sires Jay Peg, Argonaut and Lion Tamer up for sale.
Of the 40 lots offered, 37 were sold, and just one withdrawn from the sale. The sale grossed a healthy R1.478 million, with average price fetching R39 945, an increase on last year’s sale.
The sale was topped by Lot 6, a well bred son of top sire Var. Out of a stakes winning half-sister to July winner Pomodoro, the colt attracted plenty of attention. The colt was eventually bought by Rainbow Beach Trading for R200 000.
Another lot to make good money was lot 28, an eye catching son of July winner, Eyeofthetiger. He was snapped up, after attracting plenty of attention, by Rainbow Beach Trading for R130 000.
A full list of results are available at www.klawervlei.co.za