Jolliffe’s Have A Golden Touch

Save the online sale date - 29 November

Golden Touch has been a vendor at CTS sales since the inception of the company, with documented success.

Lot 70 c. Jack Tarr (Jackson- Miss Varlocity)

Gary Jolliffe, who runs Golden Touch with his wife, Jackie, said: “Three of our Ready To Run graduates from the past five years came out and won the first baby race of their respective seasons, very soon after the sale, and two of them went on to earn stakes in the big Ready To Run money races in Sunset Trip, Gold Image, and Miss Generosity.

“Four of the top 20 rated horses for this year’s Ready To Run Stakes – Northern Song, Tarantino
Fast Love and Sovereign Rose were bred or raised by Golden Touch.

“Recently the top-rated horse on this list was Remus, who has subsequently been exported. He would have made it 5 in the top 20 for us.”

Here are Gary’s comments:

  • Lot 31 f. Twice Over – Velvets Reflection

This Twice Over filly is a lovely good sized and is very athletic. Her half-sister, Gold Image, won the first 800m 2year old race for her new owners, within two weeks of the RTR sale, and then ran 3rd in the1 million Rand Kenilworth Kuda Sprint. She went on to win a 3rd race, and earned Gr 3 black type in the Strelitzia Stakes.  This filly is a lovely big filly and very athletic, and comes out of a speedy female line.

  • Lot 34 c. Elusive Fort – Al Farabi 

This good looking, striking Elusive Fort colt moves well with a lovely action and good attitude.  He hails from a family full of black type, which bodes good for his future.  Elusive Fort is the sire of the Gr1 Derby winner this year. A good one to earmark and watch at the gallops. A lovely correct colt.

  • Lot 46 f. Rafeef – Escondida

This lovely, big and long striding Rafeef filly is well related to the likes of Elusive Silva and Elusive Fort, and hails from the female line of the famous Millard “E” family.  She has a beautiful action and looks like her speed will extend to the classic distance too.  She is a stand-out filly with a fine pedigree.

  • Lot 70 c. Jackson – Miss Varlocity

This magnificent Jackson colt is a half- brother to Miss Generosity who won the first 800m 2-year old race, She backed that up with a 2nd win at Greyville. With his precocious attitude and beautiful action, this well -developed colt should follow suit and win early in his career.

Golden Touch as Agent:

  • Lot 2 c. Gimmethegreenlight – Northern Chorus

Gimmethegreenlight colt.
This colt is by one of the hottest sires in the country at the moment from a nursery that produces champions, Wilgerbosdrift Stud. He is still immature but shows lovely paces in his work. He has a brilliant pedigree.

  • Lot 11 f. Twice Over – Prive

A very well-bred filly especially on the dam side. Twice Over is producing winners of both fillies and colts. She is a neat filly and has a touch of class about her and will be a value purchase.

  • Lot 21 c. Vercingetorix – She’s Got Gears

He is typical of Vercingetorix and has a beautiful action. He is quite immature but looks like he is going to be quite speedy. He is a great mover and shows a lovely gallop and will have a lot to come.

The sale, renowned for its high-profile winners and a return on investment, will be staged online in partnership with on Sunday, 29 November.

Click here for the catalogue

For the first time, this year, the auction will include 93 unbroken two-year-olds which also qualify for the RTR race, as well as 12 lots in a Mixed Sale Section.

As per custom, potential buyers will have an opportunity to watch the pre-trained entries gallop, and the gallops were scheduled for Durbanville Racecourse Monday 16 and Friday 20 November, preceded by a champagne breakfast, and open to all.


Have Your Say - *Please Use Your Name & Surname

Comments Policy
The Sporting Post encourages readers to comment in the spirit of enlightening the topic being discussed, to add opinions or correct errors. All posts are accepted on the condition that the Sporting Post can at any time alter, correct or remove comments, either partially or entirely.

All posters are required to post under their actual name and surname – no anonymous posts or use of pseudonyms will be accepted. You can adjust your display name on your account page or to send corrections privately to the EditorThe Sporting Post will not publish comments submitted anonymously or under pseudonyms.

Please note that the views that are published are not necessarily those of the Sporting Post.

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments



Popular Posts