The Good Stuff

Better understanding of the CTS RTR Sale results

Lot 2 - Trippi x Nimley

Sales topper: Lot 2 – Trippi x Nimley

The difference between mean average price and median price was beautifully illustrated at the 2014 Cape Ready to Run sale. The mean average is calculated by dividing the total sale aggregate by the number of horses sold. At smaller sales, a handful of relative high-priced horses can skew the average, to give a false impression of goings-on.

That was the case last year, when the sales topper Brutal Force (full brother to Red Ray) was knocked down at a massive R4.5m. Together with four other million Rand 2yo’s, that pushed the overall mean average to 209k for 175 horses sold.

This year, with 166 sold and four of those just making a million, the average was 195k – down by 7%. The average for colts followed suit, down from 263k to 231 k (-12%), while the filly-average stayed virtually the same: 148k last year, down to 146k.

The median tells rather a different story. The median is the price half way between highest and lowest price, useful especially when total numbers are on the small side, by making the influence of high prices less. In 2013 the median price was 100k, with colts on 140k and fillies on 80k. This year’s median price was 150k (up 50%!), mostly thanks to the fillies who went from 80k to 130k, the colts going from 140k to 160k. That’s on a par now with the results from ‘ the other’ ready to run sale, where last year’s median price was 140k (colts 140k, fillies 120k). Good stuff, then!

Top price this year was 1.5m for a Trippi colt out of Gr2 placed Jet Master mare Nimley who won 4 races up to 1300m. The 2yo colt had been a Book One purchase earlier in 2014, going for R500k.

Second highest price was for an Australian colt by English Guineas winner Henrythenavigator. He’s the fourteenth foal of his Gr1 placed dam, who won from 1200m to a mile in Australia. Her ten winning offspring included a Gr3 winning filly. The colt went for R1.15m.

That was just a little more than the R1.1m given for a colt by Gr1 sprinter Warm White Night. The youngster’s dam (by National Emblem) is a twice-raced half sister to Gr1 sprinter Cordocelli. This 2yo had been a 2014 National Sale purchase, where he went for R200k.

The fourth (and final) 2yo to make a million was a colt by Archipenko. The colt is a second foal of his dam, who won as a 2yo in France – her grandam is a stakes winning full sister to famous mare Miesque. The 2yo had been bought at the 2014 Book One sale for R525k.

Interesting to see that three of the four million Rand 2yo’s were successful pinhooks. The valuable sale-race incentives clearly provide additional side-benefits for traders who have balls.


sire/horse dam damsire price SI buyer

Antonius Pius

Hyatt’s Mill c Sherbrooke Red Ransom 225.000 0.97 Ridgemont Stud
Graceful Sylvie f Magical Margot Nureyev 0 Withdrawn
Just Felicity f Just Felicia Jallad 40.000 0.27 Greg Ennion
Thembisa f Pledge West Man 40.000 0.27 Alan Greeff
Grecian Dancer f Isadora Duncan Dancing Champ 110.000 0.75 H Adams Racing


Beyond Limits c Desarmante Dansili 1.000.000 4.33 Michael Leaf


Cossack Patrol c Song Of Russia Labeeb 60.000 0.26 Riaan Van Reenen
Clouds Of White c Wonderful World Complete Warrior 120.000 0.52 Dennis Drier
12Millenium Magic c Millenium Magic National Assembly 140.000 0.61 Balmoral Stud As Age
12Noble Harriet c Noble Harriet Noble Thatch 150.000 0.65 Grant Paddock


12april showers f April Showers Western Winter 70.000 0.48 Stonehill Stud
Bank The Bill f Ubuhle Windrush 375.000 2.56 T&L Racing


Coxschwain c Tencentsadance Dynasty 40.000 0.17 Mitch Wiese
Mr Hansen c Snug As A Bug Qui Danzig 100.000 0.43 Mitch Wiese
Dragon Flame c Thin Air Fine Edge 170.000 0.74 Glen Kotzen
The Cat c That Darn Cat Generous 180.000 0.78 Phivos Michaelides
Underfire f Gateway Of Fire Damascus Gate 20.000 0.14 Tony Nassif
Mini Bear f A J Bear Slew City Slew 30.000 0.21 Victor Viljoen
Sky Fly f Sky Bells Mi Cielo 100.000 0.68 Geoffrey Woodruff


12Fenella f Fenella Kitalpha 180.000 1.23 Patrick Kruyer

Black Minnaloushe

Midnight Intruder c Dancette Dancing Duel 90.000 0.39 Central Route Tradin
Vigilante c Vecchia Signora Roy 90.000 0.39 Ricky Maingard
12Arabian War f Arabian War Al Mufti 160.000 1.09 Sean Tarry

Brave Tin Soldier

True Brave c Dream come True National Assembly 180.000 0.78 Gavin Van Zyl

Captain Al

French Captain c Jeanne D’arc duPont 0 Withdrawn
Search Party c Princess Magdalena Pennekamp 0 Withdrawn
Capetown Captain c Grandalea Parade Leader 200.000 0.87 Brett Crawford
12Prima Donna c Prima Donna Windrush 250.000 1.08 Alesh Naidoo
Captain Chaos c Cheyenne Rambo Dancer 375.000 1.62 Ronnie Sheehan
Sails Set f Cool Dreamer Encosta de Lago 0 Withdrawn
Selfpropelled f Solar Express Sportsworld 160.000 1.09 Paul Lafferty
Khaleesi f Spirit Leader Rakeen 170.000 1.16 Gavin Almanza
Entre Nous f Inner Circle Hard Up 200.000 1.37 Glen Kotzen

Count Dubois

12Tallula c Tallula Jet Master 80.000 0.35 Dean Kannemeyer
Accountability c Silver Skies Captain Al 120.000 0.52 Brett Crawford
Due West c West By West Western Winter 120.000 0.52 Goodhope Racing
12Family Silver c Family Silver Silvano 140.000 0.61 Stonehill Stud


12Diplome c Diplome End Sweep 400.000 1.73 Balmoral Stud


Liege c Lyrical Linda Jallad 650.000 2.81 Rainbow Beach Tradin
12Next Generation f Next Generation Centenary 260.000 1.78 Normandy Stud

Elusive Fort

Emerald Island c Ocean Island Counter Action 40.000 0.17 Glen Kotzen
12Desert Serenade c Desert Serenade Green Desert 70.000 0.30 Mike Mort
12Kalimba c Kalimba Western Winter 350.000 1.51 Ricky Maingard
Seek The Summit f Summerley Windrush 50.000 0.34 Patrick Reilly
Fort Ember f Glowing Ember Kahal 60.000 0.41 Paul Peter
12Messila Rose f Messila Rose Darshaan 100.000 0.68 Brett Crawford
Explosive Cookie f Nutella Rich Man’s Gold 100.000 0.68 Reinels Stud

Fort Wood

Dubois Destiny f Late Summer Gone West 150.000 1.03 Mayfair Speculators

Go Deputy

Royal Badge c So Royal Kahir Almaydan 0 Withdrawn

Great Britain

Mystical Twilight c Fading Light Bel Byou 200.000 0.87 Crest Business Solut
Village Pride f Proud Peyton National Assembly 50.000 0.34 Blue Grass Trading
12Head Count f Head Count Linney Head 70.000 0.48 Balmoral Stud
Elephant Matriarch f Voice Of Africa Goldmark 100.000 0.68 Patrick Reilly
Matron Prilli f Enchanted Dawn National Assembly 160.000 1.09 Adriaan Van Vuuren
12Banshee Girl f Banshee Girl Deputy Minister 170.000 1.16 Brett Crawford

Greys Inn

12Tropical Bloom c Tropical Bloom Al Mufti 335.000 1.45 Rainbow Beach Tradin


12Ladybird Blue c Ladybird Blue Bluebird 1.150.000 4.98 Allan Bloodlines

Horse Chestnut

Patroclus c Crystal Clare Huntingdale 80.000 0.35 Shane Humby
Connaught Hotel c Rahy Cashmere Rahy 200.000 0.87 Geoffrey Woodruff
Speed Limit c Strike First Captain Al 210.000 0.91 Kerry Jack Bloodstoc
12scrutiny f Scrutiny National Assembly 0 Withdrawn
Deutsch Luftwaffe f Spanish Armada Wolfhound 50.000 0.34 Favour Stud As Agent
Chestevin f Tastevin Sportsworld 100.000 0.68 Howells Racing
My Esha f My Ideal Badger Land 130.000 0.89 Mike Robinson

Ideal World

Angkor Wat c Fort Sylvia Fort Wood 280.000 1.21 Mayfair Speculators

Imperial Stride

Gracchus c Katie Firth Best By Test 50.000 0.22 Central Route Tradin
Flowing Gown f Akilah Al Mufti 0 Withdrawn

Jay Peg

12Cold Hearted Cat c Cold Hearted Cat Silvano 70.000 0.30 Victor Viljoen
Premier Chance c Holly Wood Fort Wood 200.000 0.87 H Adams Racing
Cardinal Call c Clarion Call Kabool 240.000 1.04 John Freeman
Mega Secret c Secret Of Victoria Goldkeeper 275.000 1.19 Patrick Kruyer
12Chantal c Chantal National Assembly 280.000 1.21 H Adams Racing
Bizzy Peg f Fly Jet Fly Jet Master 20.000 0.14 Victor Viljoen
Swooping f Sky Bird Jallad 50.000 0.34 Vaughan Marshall
Digital Queen f Calypso Queen Rambo Dancer 90.000 0.62 Mike Robinson
12Medowie Duchess f Medowie Duchess Tale of the Cat 90.000 0.62 Mike Bass
Red Moon At Night f Scarlet Sky Fort Wood 240.000 1.64 Blue Grass Trading


12Field Mouse c Field Mouse Badger Land 0 Withdrawn
Elysian Park c Elysian Gem Windrush 130.000 0.56 Mike Bass
Thunder Punch c Missy’s Thunder Thunder Gulch 280.000 1.21 Mayfair Speculators
Keep It Quick f Sporting Brief Sportsworld 360.000 2.46 Rainbow Beach Tradin


Schachar c African Dawn Jet Master 100.000 0.43 Mike Bass
Khalette f Valletta Rakeen 50.000 0.34 La Berg Stud

King’s Apostle

Violet Pilot c Indigo Violet Indigo Magic 40.000 0.17 Favour Stud As Agent
Paulus c Usual Winner A Good Reason 40.000 0.17 Favour Stud As Agent
Groen Gevaarte c Luna Rossa Captain Al 100.000 0.43 Central Route Tradin
Skattejag f Cosmosniks Wolfhound 20.000 0.14 Phivos Michaelides
Foxy Voxy f Crown Vox Voando Baixo 20.000 0.14 Corne Spies
Victory Lap f Bernice Silvano 100.000 0.68 Paul Peter
Royal Phoenix f Fiery Royal All Fired Up 100.000 0.68 Stonehill Stud


Power Politics c Policy Issue Moscow Ballet 90.000 0.39 Mike Bass
12Gem Queen c Gem Queen Damascus Gate 180.000 0.78 Mike Bass
Zama c Zealous Zilla Zilzal 220.000 0.95 Mike Bass
Dawn Raid c Dawn Chorus Giant’s Causeway 280.000 1.21 Balmoral Stud
12Hard Lady f Hard Lady Hard Up 60.000 0.41 Paul Peter

Latino Magic

Magic Ice c Larsen’s Ice Counter Action 20.000 0.09 Reinels Stud
Captain Magic c Captain’s Cove Captain Al 150.000 0.65 H Adams Racing


12Fashion File c Fashion File Count Dubois 160.000 0.69 Gavin Van Zyl

Mambo In Seattle

Larimar c Gold Gem Goldkeeper 150.000 0.65 Glen Puller


Royal Mogok c Royal Park Jet Master 0 Withdrawn

National Emblem

Winter Emblem c Winter Rhapsody Western Winter 130.000 0.56 Adriaan Van Vuuren
My Emblem f Me ‘n You Captain Al 280.000 1.91 Mayfair Speculators


Declarator c Freezacino Tiger Ridge 160.000 0.69 Shane Humby
12Behurryup f Behurryup Announce 30.000 0.21 Victor Viljoen


Quarllo c I’m Like Hello Dominion Royale 160.000 0.69 Glen Puller
Champery f Celigny Mr Greeley 300.000 2.05 Eric Sands

Rebel King

Rebel’s Fate c Elegant Princess Thunder Gulch 0 Withdrawn
Rondomtalie c Zanzabee Tale of the Cat 70.000 0.30 Favour Stud As Agent
No Reprieve c Storm Flo Royal Flo 140.000 0.61 Brett Crawford
Cape Rebel c Faraway Galaxy Fantastic Light 150.000 0.65 Vaughan Marshall
Baseball Hattie f Brighter Gone West 70.000 0.48 Balmoral Stud
12Dark Amber f Dark Amber Jallad 170.000 1.16 Dean Kannemeyer

Rock Of Rochelle

12Dove Of Peace c Dove of Peace Lake Coniston 120.000 0.52 Brett Crawford
Rock Country c Country Girl Mon Sang 210.000 0.91 Mike Robinson
Solid As A Rock c Chariya Cape Cross 260.000 1.12 H Adams Racing
Jamrock c Jamelia Western Winter 500.000 2.16 Equine Group
12Bariloche f Bariloche Western Winter 70.000 0.48 Blue Grass Trading
12Super Attraction f Super Attraction Elliodor 150.000 1.03 Brett Crawford
Rock Jo Emma f Emmajo Captain Al 220.000 1.50 John Freeman
Rock Me Gently f Camara Elliodor 240.000 1.64 H Adams Racing

Royal Air Force

12Divineintervention c Divineintervention Special Preview 0 Withdrawn
Dunham c Ma Petit Choux Royal Chalice 80.000 0.35 Mike Bass
12Crescent Lily f Crescent Lily Counter Action 0 Withdrawn
12Jade Tiger f Jade Tiger Counter Action 0 Withdrawn

Seul Amour

12Birthday Girl f Birthday Girl Model Man 0 Withdrawn

Seventh Rock

Elusive Seven c Elude And Avoid Elusive Quality 60.000 0.26 Kerry Jack Bloodstoc
Seven Merlots c Tokara Malhub 60.000 0.26 Victor Viljoen
Charock c Charming Chestnut National Assembly 140.000 0.61 Howells Racing
12woy Woy c Woy Woy Fusaichi Pegasus 150.000 0.65 Shane Humby
Seventh Plain c Amber Plain National Emblem 160.000 0.69 Dennis Drier
Seven Sovereigns c Enchanted Dollar Spend A Buck 180.000 0.78 Adriaan Van Vuuren
The Stone Thrower c Si Senorita Cordoba 220.000 0.95 Mayfair Speculators
12Joburg Doll f Joburg Doll Johannesburg 80.000 0.55 Vaughan Marshall
Diamond f True Match Model Man 110.000 0.75 Mike Bass
Just Rock ‘n Roll f Justylish Model Man 130.000 0.89 John Freeman
The Seventh Seal f Cork Bush Fort Wood 200.000 1.37 Rainbow Beach Tradin
Lemon Lily f Sierra Lily National Emblem 275.000 1.88 Stonehill Stud
Seventh Mission f Encircle Trigger Finger 340.000 2.33 Mayfair Speculators


12Irish Bouquet c Irish Bouquet Irish River 40.000 0.17 Normandy Stud
Forest c Dual Honour Al Mufti 600.000 2.60 Rainbow Beach Tradin
Silver Chalice c Crystal Chalice Royal Chalice 650.000 2.81 Mayfair Speculators
12flymetothestars f Flymetothestars Jet Master 450.000 3.08 Michael Azzie

Tiger Ridge

Tiger Torque c Via Mala Cordoba 150.000 0.65 Brett Crawford


12Final Flo c Final Flo Model Man 120.000 0.52 Hill Racing
Never Give In f Hold Fast Jallad 110.000 0.75 Gde Kahan


Reef Of Fortune c Are Em Gee Rich Man’s Gold 130.000 0.56 Mayfair Speculators
Midnite Zone c Helleborus Blue Cee’s Tizzy 180.000 0.78 Brett Crawford
Tribal Fusion c Far De Vie Fard 240.000 1.04 Gavin Almanza
12Whispering Academy c Whispering Academy Royal Academy 240.000 1.04 Brett Crawford
Mr Bond c Joshua’s Mistress Joshua Dancer 400.000 1.73 Brett Crawford
Escape Route c Sara’s Promise Rambo Dancer 400.000 1.73 Rainbow Beach Tradin
Bonfire Heart c Aretha Centenary 550.000 2.38 Mayfair Speculators
Perpetual Silence c Nimley Jet Master 1.500.000 6.49 Geoffrey Woodruff


Red Rex c Queens Prerogative National Assembly 100.000 0.43 Paul Reeves
Carmina f Ekaterina duPont 140.000 0.96 Normandy Stud
Forever Alert f Arrester Bed Jet Master 180.000 1.23 Paul Reeves
At Variance f Party Line Al Mufti 180.000 1.23 Central Route Tradin
Dragon Var f Purple Lake Lake Coniston 180.000 1.23 Colin Naidoo
Nova f A Star For Maria Noverre 200.000 1.37 Raymond Davies
Cute Lady f Cutey Lee Is It True 240.000 1.64 Mario Fereirra


12Bed Of Roses c Bed Of Roses Modern Day 80.000 0.35 Howells Racing
Avail c Grail Maiden Galileo 200.000 0.87 Bye Farm Breeders
Jet Air c Jet Park Jet Master 290.000 1.25 Mike Bass

Warm White Night

Red Dragon c European Treasure National Emblem 110.000 0.48 Central Route Tradin
Punters King c Claim The Glory Proclaim 130.000 0.56 Central Route Tradin
Midnight Vision c Javelin Queen Sportsworld 140.000 0.61 Shane Humby
12Angel Cake c Angel Cake Kabool 260.000 1.12 Kerry Jack Bloodstoc
After Earth c Festive Fantasy Special Preview 260.000 1.12 Victor Viljoen
Kemal Kavur c Savoir Faire National Emblem 1.100.000 4.76 Vaughan Marshall
White Swan f Child Model Model Man 60.000 0.41 Tony Nassif
12swann’s Way f Swann’s Way Centenary 140.000 0.96 Stonehill Stud

Western Winter

12cafe Supreme c Cafe Supreme Jet Master 280.000 1.21 Mike Bass
Isabelle f Townsend Captain Al 500.000 3.42 Johan Janse Van Vuur


12Home Sweet Home c Home Sweet Home Victory Moon 60.000 0.26 Normandy Stud
Political Power c Royal Polly Royal Academy 110.000 0.48 Robert Norton
Fly Like The Wind c Fly To The Stars Desert Team 300.000 1.30 Corne Spies
12badger Express f Badger Express Badger Land 0 Withdrawn
12Legal Wise f Legal Wise Centenary 80.000 0.55 Kuda Thoroughbred Cl
12African Cracker f African Cracker Becker 130.000 0.89 T&L Racing
La Flambee f Place Morny Doneraile Court 150.000 1.03 Marcus Racing
Nordic Wind f Nordic Vine Northern Guest 280.000 1.91 Normandy Stud


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