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CTS – Dont Miss The Cut Off!

Ready To Run Sale on 22 November

Entry forms for the 2019 CTS Ready To Run Sale and the 2020 Cape Premier Yearling Sale are available for downloading from the CTS website.

The popular Ready To Run Sale will take place on Friday, 22 November at Durbanville Racecourse, with the R2R Gallops preceding the event on Thursday, 21 November.

Download 2019 R2R Entry Form here

Download 2020 CPYS Entry Form here

As announced, the prestigious Cape Premier Yearling Sale (CPYS) will be held a week after the Queen’s Plate on 16 January 2020, when a strong local and international presence of buyers is expected.

The deadline for entries is Monday 26 August

For more information, contact Kirsty at CTS: Tel: 021 873 0734, Cell: 064 628 0443, Fax: 086 663 7084, E-mail: [email protected]

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5 comments on “CTS – Dont Miss The Cut Off!

  1. Darren Bigby says:

    I am not an owner yet. I want to get involved.

    I asked some friends if this sale was not the right time to buy a horse because the cost of training would be negligible since the horses on sale were ready to run in races or close to doing so.

    I was met with laughter and derision.

    I was told that the term ‘Ready To Run’ can mean so many things. It could mean that a horse is ready to Run in the paddock but not fit enough to race for a year.

    It’s just a gimmick as all the horses required training and were nowhere near fit enough to run a race or 400m flat out without blowing.

    My bubble was burst when I was told with laughter that every foal is ready to run unless it is a cripple.

    Can anyone tell me what the term ‘Ready To Run’ means?

    If my friends are correct, why are the sales companies allowed to advertise to the uninitiated like this?

    Many thanks

    1. karel says:

      You have friends?

  2. Devon Patrix says:

    Maybe De Kock willbuy some top class horses to take to his Sydney stables..
    Heard he could be the one looking at setting up a satelite stable there. Go gettem Mike

  3. Devon Patrix says:

    Is MDK moving to Sydney

  4. Oscar Foulkes says:

    This response is for Darren & Friends…

    There are two main variables at play:
    – vendors have different preparation methods, which means that some horses are more advanced than others (some horses will do little more than a brisk canter on the day of ‘gallops’)
    – even horses with sprinting pedigrees may come to hand later, even if they’ve had the same preparation

    Ready to Run is the biggest focus of our (Normandy Stud) sales programme. We learn something every time we do it, but after something like 30 years of taking two-year-olds to RTR sales, we think we’ve got a fairly well-oiled system going.

    I think it’s a huge benefit that buyers can see the horses ‘galloping’ on the grass with a rider on their backs. Plus, the vendor has paid to get the horse to this point.

    Speaking from our perspective, we are highly selective when it comes to which horses we take to RTR. The costs are so high that one has to be fairly sure that the individual has some potential. This is a Select sale in everything but name, and the racing records of our RTR products are ample evidence.

    There are generally around 120 horses eligible for a big-ticket sales race (with more races rumoured to be added for this vintage). In the case of the yearlings we’ve pin-hooked for RTR, they are also eligible for the BSA added stakes programme, the KZN Million, or the Klawervlei Farm Sale race.

    It all adds up to a proposition I regard as a no-brainer, especially for first-time owners.

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