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Silvano Strikes Early

“This fellow walks like he just came into money!” - Dean Kannemeyer

“This fellow walks like he just came into money!”

The words of trainer Dean Kannemeyer after Form Bloodstock had signed the chit at R4 million for the early sales topper in the first session of the Bloodstock SA National Yearling Sale at the TBA Sales Complex in Germiston on Wednesday.

No bull! Matador Step (#42)

South Africa’s most well established sale got under way in its 41st year with a vibrant local and international bench setting the tone early.

After some spirited bidding, the hammer fell with the early benchmark being set by the Lammerskraal Stud bred #42, a magnificent bay colt out of an own sister to the outstanding performers Capetown Noir and Across The Ice.

Dean Kannemeyer – thrilled with the colt

A foreign buyer went all the way to R4 million and Kannemeyer confirmed that he was looking forward to training Matador Step.

“He ticked all the boxes. An athletic and really magnificent specimen!I know that he was shortlisted by many and it was clear that he was going to go for money. I have trained the family and they can run. I’m just very pleased that our buyer dug deep and wanted him,” said an elated Kannemeyer.

Lammerskraal Stud Manager Sally Bruss described him as ‘a beautiful colt with depth, quality and a wonderful temperament’.

Kannemeyer trained the high-class Capetown Noir to the Cape Guineas – Derby double and the Equus Champion miler went on to win the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate as a 4yo. The son of Western Winter stood his first season at Summerhill Stud in 2015.

The Cape trainer is also a great fan of champion sire Silvano, who gave him his most recent July winner in Power King and is the sire of the promising Mr Winsome.

The second session of the sale kicks off at 11h00 on Thursday 4 May.



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  1. some might prefer how BSA determines averages, but i think its a bit harsh to include withdrawals in the base. For instance Captain Al grossed R6,6 million for 4 yearlings sold but the BSA average is R733 333 as it list 9 whilst the 5 others were withdrawn.

    Top Sires
    Sire # Aggregate Average
    Silvano 7 6 725 000 960 714
    Captain Al 9 6 600 000 733 333
    Dynasty 12 4 625 000 385 417
    Gimmethegreenlight 7 3 425 000 489 286
    Querari 4 2 365 000 591 250
    Judpot 14 2 340 000 167 143
    Var 9 2 250 000 250 000
    Oratorio 12 2 015 000 167 917
    Duke Of Marmalade 10 1 615 000 161 500
    Twice Over 2 1 350 000 675 000

    Freeman Stallions wont like it

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