The 2019 KZN Yearling Sale concluded with a high note of an 80% clearance rate and a 15% rise in YOY average price from R80 045 to R89 979. The median increasing from R50 000 to R60 000 this year.
Long regarded as one of the best value for money thoroughbred auctions in South Africa, the KZN Yearling Sale has produced a lengthy list of high class graded stakes winners over the years, with notable recent graduates including such notable G1 winners as Eyes Wide Open, Happy Valentine, Same Jurisdiction, Seal, and Wild One.
Silvano colt Assured (Lot 242) was the sales topper fetching R650 000 to top the 2019 KZN Sale which was held at the Sibaya Casino.
The two-day sale ended with a new aggregate achieved for the KZN Yearling Sale, concluding with a gross total of R21 505 000
(US$ 1.4 million). – a new record for the ever-popular KZN held the auction. Consigned by Danika Stud, on behalf of the Missing U Syndicate, Assured was knocked down to Suzette Viljoen to top this year’s sale.
The well-bred colt, who shares his sire with four July winners as well as July favourite Hawwaam, is out of the stakes-placed Trippi mare San Trip, herself a daughter of Gr2 Gold Circle Oaks third Santiago (by Fort Wood).
Varsfontein Stud’s ever-popular sire Gimme the green light was the Leading Sire by Aggregate for this year’s KZN Yearling Sale, with Gimmethegreenlight’s nine lots on offer all selling for a total of R1 760 000.
Nadeson Park Stud topped the Leading Vendors List, with that farm consigning 17 yearlings to gross R2 460 000, while the Hollywood Syndicate was the Leading Buyer at the KZN Sale this year, purchasing 10 yearlings for a total of R1 365 000.