David Allan on the Cape Premier Sale

It doesn’t take much to make this grown man cry. Land of My Fathers in Welsh at the Millennium Stadium – Apollo 13 after the 4th re-entry minute – Angela Gheorghiu singing Vissi d’Arte – Kramer v Kramer the ultimate Dad’s film – Aldaniti’s Grand National – you name it…….BLUB!

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An American in Cape Town

Letter to the editor of Thoroughbred Daily News – “I had no idea what lay ahead. Are these people amateur horse breeders in darkest Africa?! I really didn’t know what to expect. Selling yearlings in January in the Southern Hemisphere is like selling in June in the Northern Hemisphere. In other words, very early.”

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View from afar: Racing Post’s Howard Wright on the Cape Sale, day one

CAPE TOWN’s inaugural premier yearling sale ended its opening day with nine one-million-rand or more purchases, a top price of R2.5 million (£221,581/€256,271) for a half-brother to South Africa’s record money-earner Jay Peg, and a below-expectations clearance rate of 68 per cent, from 105 lots out of 150 originally catalogued.

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