Wilgerbosdrift made history at the 2019 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale, when the Piketberg farm’s blue blooded Masaki was knocked down to Shadwell South Africa for R9 million – the highest price ever paid for a thoroughbred yearling at public auction in this country.
The farm is back again, with an exceptional draft at this week’s National Sale, and will no doubt be hoping that history repeats itself in 2020!
Wilgerbosdrift will be offering yearlings by Duke Of Marmalade, Flower Alley, Ideal World, Querari, Silvano, Soft Falling Rain, Trippi, and What A Winter, with many of their yearlings hailing from outstanding families.
A standout on paper is Celestial City (Lot 185), the Silvano full-brother to multiple Gr1 winning champion Hawwaam, and half-brother to both Gr1 Sun Met winner Rainbow Bridge and recent Gr1 ARF Commemorative Cape Derby victor Golden Ducat.
Remarkably, Celestial City’s G3 winning dam Halfway To Heaven’s first three runners are all Gr1 winners!
A son of South Africa’s reigning champion sire Silvano, Celestial City is a colt packing a stallion’s pedigree!