The Franschoek mountains were bedecked in snow the day Cape Thoroughbred Sales announced the dates for the 2012/13 sale season.
Chris van Niekerk introduced the initiatives and plans for the now established Cape Premier Yearling Sale – Book 1 & 2 and the newly planned Ready To Run Sale carrying a R2-million incentive and a Mauritius based Elite Sale.
The Cape Premier Yearling Sale – Book 1, will again take place in the Cape Town International Convention Centre 24 and 25 January 2013. Originally planned to fall in the week leading up to the J&B Met, the events will be somewhat different as the Cape’s premier race has been resheduled for the 2 February. CPYS has established itself as a unique sale where South African breeders showcase the best of their crop. It’s an opportunity to show off our country, our standards and introduce fun and excitement to the sales season with a range of lifestyle events leading up to the sale.
The highest grossing sale of 2012 the Cape Premier – Book 1 is a select sale in which 21 millionaires where sold this year and the average was R401,000. The first CPYS graduates already include 3 of the 4 Gr1 winning juvenile colts of the season including the Equus Champion 2 year old, Soft Falling Rain owned by Sheikh Hamden Al Maktoum, the Golden Horseshoe Gr1 winner War Horse and the Champion Juvenile Stakes Gr1 winner The Hangman.
The CPYS – Book 2 sale which last year grossed R24million and averaged R83,000 has moved back 3 weeks to accommodate later maturing individuals and the sale will now take place on the Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th March 2013 at the New Durbanville Sales Centre. This is a non-racing weekend in Cape Town.
Entries for Book 1 and Book 2 close on the 1st October 2012
2012/2013 sale dates
Cape Ready to Run , 14 December 2012 @ Durbanville
Cape Premier – Book 1, 24 – 25 Jan 2013 @ CTICC
Cape Premier – Book 2, 23 – 24 March 2013 @ Durbanville
Elite Maurituis Sale (April)
CTS starts the sales season with a new initiative, the CTS R2million Ready to Run sale to be held at the new Durbanville Sales Centre on the 15 December 2012. Graduates of the Cape Ready to Run sale will have the opportunity to run for R2 million at Kenilworth Racecourse the second richest race of the Cape season after the J&B Met. Entry forms can be downloaded, entries close on the 27 August 2012 so don’t delay! Vendors will be paid within 10 days of the sale on 24th December 2012 – Happy Christmas! Buyers get 6 months interest free credit.
. . . . and that’s not all!
Cape Thoroughbred Sales are looking into the possibility of an Elite Mauritius Invitation Sale where the top
54 yearlings in South Africa can be sold on the beautiful island of Mauritius at a 5 star resort. This will be an invitation select sale allowing an International clientele the unique opportunity to purchase and export a showcase yearling without the encumbrance of the current export restrictions in South Africa. This is in the planning stage and further details will be made available shortly.