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BSA’s Cape Yearling Sale Incentive

Mistico Equestrian Centre - 28 February

With just under three weeks to go to the 2020 renewal of the Cape Yearling Sale, interest amongst buyers is gaining momentum with the exciting prospect of finding a potential winner of the inaugural BSA Cape Yearling Sale Cup, scheduled to be run on the prestigious Cape Derby Day in February 2021.

Held under the auspices of Bloodstock South Africa, the genuine value-for-money regional sale will be conducted at the scenic Mistico Equestrian Centre outside of Paarl on Friday 28 February.

The 2019 CYS topseller – a well related daughter of Soft Falling Rain (Pic – Candiese Marnewick)

The catalogue, comprising 181 yearlings hailing from some of South Africa’s top breeders, is a broadly diverse one of some depth. And the opportunity to find the equivalent of the likes of recent Gr3 Lebelo Sprint winner Mr Flood – a R50 000 buy from the 2017 Cape Sale – or one of the smart gelding’s fellow graded stakes winners of the ilk of Doosra, Elusive Heart, Final Judgement, Hack Green, Princess Peach, and Drakenstein Stud’s exciting young stallion Gold Standard, is no further than a bid away.

The additional incentive of a linked sales race to be run for a minimum stake of R550 000 on the prestigious high-profile Cape Derby day in 2021 now raises the game for buyers.

“The attraction of this sale’s historic record of generating stakes winners has now been enhanced by the added golden reward of a linked race for graduates. Hosting the race on a major Gr1 raceday in the height of the Cape Summer Of Champions provides a thrilling splash of glamour and excitement,” added Bloodstock SA’s Chris Haynes

He recalled that in the modern era, the Cape Derby has produced Met and July winners, as well as Equus Champions.

Flashback to the 1990 Cape Derby – Eric Chelln guides Pas De Quoi to victory

“It is an arena of champions and we are truly proud to be associated with Kenilworth Racing on a great day on the racing calendar,” added Haynes.

He went on to remind buyers that graduates of the Cape Yearling Sale will also be in line to earn the R60 000 bonus payable by BSA to maiden winners of Juvenile races in South Africa.

The catalogue is available in hard copy and online and can be viewed live at www.bsa.co.za

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7 comments on “BSA’s Cape Yearling Sale Incentive


    Sherbet, Pas De Quoi, I salute you !

    This horse comes back to win the Met after he has his legs almost chopped off . What a champ, unlike all this Hawwaam hype

    1. Editor says:

      William, from Sporting Post’s Sands Of Time : January 23 – 29, 1994

      Turnover records are broken on J&B Met day, where an estimated 40 000 people pack the stands and picnic sites. The Gr1 J&B Met is won in fairytale fashion by 20/1 shot Pas de Quoi, a seven-year-old who comes in from the cold after standing a season at stud in ’92. Blinkered first time, Pas de Quoi leaves his Queens Plate form well behind and gets up on the post to deprive the heavily supported Waitara and jockey/trainer combination Marcus/Millard from a J&B Met double. Waitara, like his half sister Wainui, has to be content with second place, a few lengths ahead of race favourite Take A Walk. Sapieha, Art de Vivre and Flaming Rock finish next, in that order. Pas de Quoi’s win heralds a return to big race glory for the former successful partnership of trainer Kannemeyer and jockey Garth Puller.
      The J&B Met competition, for which winners are announced on course after the big race, is won by someone called “Martell” – clearly in keeping with the spirits of the day

  2. Pmb says:

    What a Derby win that was! Unfortunately that was his last race as a 3yo as he was attacked. Despite being one of the unluckiest horses in racing at the time and having many problems recovering from the attack he still managed to be champ older horse and horse of the year ..great memories.

  3. Pieta says:

    Wow Mr Ed……great memories ???


    Thank you Sir

  5. Steve Reid says:

    Sands of time – bring it back Karel. Us toppies love being reminded of our misspent youth.

    Pas de Quoi was one of the unluckiest losers of the July in my opinion. What a story.

    1. Editor says:

      More from Sands Of Time:17 to 23 January 1993
      In the Cape, a six-month probe by the firm of Deloitte and Touche (reportedly at a cost of half a million Rand) comes up with the staggering suggestion that Cape racing should be privatised, or that a Cape Racing Management Board should be established similar to a holding company board – resulting in a loss of authority traditionally vested in the stewards.

      Current Cape Racing Board chairman Galombik states that the recommendation for the restructuring and possible privatisation of the industry would not necessarily be accepted. Galombik also states that members of a steering committee, to be appointed as a “matter of urgency”, will study the review. The steering committee consists of one representative from each of the four Cape racing clubs (WP, EP, Kmbley), one from each of the two Owners and Trainers Associations (WP, EP), one Cape Breeders representative, and three representatives from Province (one of whom is chairman and has a casting vote).

      The review to be considered by the steering committee also suggests the closure of one or more of the W-Cape courses, and more specifically supports closure of the Durbanville track.

      To improve financial matters, the review suggests an immediate 15% cut in stakes, amalgamation of management and staff of the two raceclubs (saves R1.5 million), increase stable rents to fully commercial rates, increase bookmaker’s contributions, increase club membership fees to be on par with clubs providing similar facilities and privileges.

      The review also suggests that alternative forms of gambling be combatted by including greyhound racing and sport betting, and that the Tote’s infra-structure be used for any future lottery business that may be legalised. And finally, that a motivation is prepared for Inland Revenue to have gambling on horse racing exempted from VAT.

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