A filly and colt by Dynasty made top prices at the National 2yo sale, held 12-14 August at the TBA Sales Complex, where the average prices for colts and fillies were down, but median prices showed that the middle and lower end of the market recovered from last year’s drop.
Alec Laird went to R350k for the first foal of Habub mare Fly High, who is a non-winning half sister to top filly Fun Fly and her Gr1 placed full sister Angel Flight. The youngster was consigned by Lith Orford’s Bosworth Farm Stud, responsible for all of the talent in the filly’s female family, where Novenna stands out as a beacon.
Hassen Adams got into to the act earlier, securing a Dynasty colt for R325k. This one is the first foal of a 6-time winning US-bred Theatrical mare, from a solid black type family. The dam won up to 2400m, so the 2yo purchase seems bound to need a measure of ground.
Nicky Bartlett’s Danika Stud had two in the top echelon. The Trippi colt out of French mare Zanakiya made R300k. He’s half brother to Gr1 placed Zanzamar, the female line of Aga Khan origin. Danika’s other highlight was a R240k Black Minnaloushe filly out of stakes winning mare Western Fleet, who is dam of Gr3 placed sprinter Lady Var. The mare is from the family of champion sprinter Mythical Flight.
Jet Master was noted with two good prices at the sale, with R350k for a colt out of a non-winning Al Mufti mare from the family of Wainui, and R220k for a full brother to stakes placed Jet Jamboree. Both were consigned by Klipdrif Stud.
Other notables were R260 for the first foal (a filly) of Gr2 Fillies Guineas runner-up Winter Ade. A daughter of Mogok, the youngster was consigned by Robin Scott’s Highdown Stud. James Armitage sold one of the very last Goldkeepers, for a handy R220k. This one is half brother to a multiple winner, from a very useful family.
The sale average dropped to R58k from R75k in 2010 and R79k in 2009. Colts were R66k (R93k last year, and R84k in 2009), fillies R49k (vs. R55k in 2010, and R72k in 2009). These averages don’t tell the whole story. It seems that the higher end of the market took a dive this year, but the middle and bottom end held their own. The overall median was up to R45k from R40k last year, with colts up to R50k (from R45k in 2010), while fillies were R40k, same as last year. Not quite back at the levels recorded two years ago in 2009, but certainly heartening.
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