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CTS Select Yearling Sale Prices

Lot 86 and 57 topped the sale at R2 Million

Lot 86 and 57 topped the sale at R2 Million

Australian-bought yearlings and weanlings ruled the roost at the inaugural CTS Select sale. Of the seven yearlings which sold for more than a million, four were bred Down Under. Two of those shared the top price of R2 million. 

Highlands, on behalf of James Goodman, consigned a New Approach colt, whose unraced dam is by Redoute’s Choice (Danehill) out of a daughter of Lady’s Delight. The latter raced in South Africa with St John Gray, and is a half sister (among others) to stallion Announce, from the female line of Danehill. The colt had been secured as a weanling for A$57k, and here fell to a bid from Mayfair Speculators.

The joint-sale topper was a More Than Ready colt from Summerhill, bought last year as a yearling for A$60k. His dam is a stakes winning full sister to a multiple stakes winner, and half sister to two others, from the female line of sire Century. The colt was also secured by Mayfair Speculators.

The top priced filly at the auction was a daughter of Captain Al, out of a half sister (by Spectrum) to Warm White Night, Highland Night, Prince Asad and to the dam of Fort Vogue. Consigned by Klawervlei, Charles Laird was the buyer, at R1.9m.

Silvano had two in the top-seven, a R1.8m half sister to Jay Peg (Klawervlei selling to Good-Hope Racing) and a R1.1m full brother to Gr1 Derby winner Bravura (Normandy selling to Mayfair Speculators).

The final two million-beaters were imported by Hassen Adams. Mayfair Speculators went to R1.1m for a full sister to a 6-time winner by Fastnet Rock (Danehill) out of a mare by Redoute’s Choice (Danehill), bought last year as a yearling for A$75k. The same buyer got a R1.2m Sebring filly, whose dam is a multiple stakes winner. The youngster had been a A$50k weanling.

The overall median price of 300k (for both colts and fillies) put the new sale between South Africa’s leading CTS Book One sale (median 400k in 2015) and the traditional National Sale (median 240k in 2014).

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