The Convention Centre was packed, the crowd was expectant of high-quality and vendors were pleased.
CPYS ’19 had all the qualities of a good international sale. Consigned by Klawervlei, the beautiful bay filly (Captain Al X Pagan Princess) was knocked down to Anthony Stroud for R4-million to top the one day city auction.
Her Fort Wood winning dam is a full-sister to Gr.1 Cape Guineas winner and Klawervlei’s new sire William Longsword and a half-sister to G1 South African Fillies Sprint winner Real Princess.
Stroud commented: “She’s a lovely filly and I think she’ll be trained by Justin Snaith. She was bought for an old client of mine who’s down here on holiday and has a connection to South Africa, so he wanted to have a go.”
Captain Al was also responsible for the top colt sold at Wednesday’s sale. His son Chestnut Bay (Lot 49) was knocked down to Amanda Skiffington for R2,2-million. Consigned by Ridgemont Highlands, the striking colt is out of the winning Galileo mare Exotic and his second dam is Irish Oaks runner up Ice Queen.
Captain Al ended up as the Leading Sire by aggregate, with his seven yearlings to sell grossing R11.2 million. Champion breeders Klawervlei Stud topped the Vendors List, selling 48 yearlings for R30 875 000, while KZN breeders, Rathmor Stud topped the buyers list –purchasing 13 lots for a total of R6 725 000.
In total, 192 of the 217 yearlings on offer were sold for R84 235, and the lots to sell averaged R436,450, with the median staying steady at R300 000.
Wéhann Smith, CEO of CTS, said that he was most encouraged by a fantastic turnout and a varied buyer’s bench.
He said: “Vendors across the board were happy with their returns. We are very pleased with continued and growing overseas interest. We had 18 yearlings that fetched R1-million or more. We had a real sale here, no smoke and mirrors. The figures were a good reflection of a good, solid auction”
On the negative side, the overall sale turnover was significantly down on the 2018 figure (30 lots went unsold) and the average price per yearling was down from 2018’s R699,000 to R436,000.
|2||DRAKENSTEIN STUD (PTY) LTD||9105000||14||650357|
|3||KLAWERVLEI STUD (PTY) LTD||30875000||48||643229|
|4||MAINE CHANCE FARMS||7570000||14||540714|
|5||AVONTUUR THOROUGHBRED FARM||5525000||11||502272|
|1||KLAWERVLEI STUD (PTY) LTD||30,875,000||48||643,229|
|2||DRAKENSTEIN STUD (PTY) LTD||9,105,000||14||650,357|
|3||MAINE CHANCE FARMS||7,570,000||14||540,714|
|4||AVONTUUR THOROUGHBRED FARM||5,525,000||11||502,272|
|129||UNNAMED||FILLY||CAPTAIN AL||PAGAN PRINCESS|
|183||DONTWORRYBEHAPPY||FILLY||DUKE OF MARMALADE (IRE)||SONG OF HAPPINESS|
|49||CHESTNUT BAY||COLT||CAPTAIN AL||EXOTIC (IRE)|
|152||DELTA QUEEN||FILLY||VAR (USA)||RIVER JETEZ|
|182||SUMMER SIZZLER||COLT||VAR (USA)||SOMMERMARCHEN (GER)|
|Vendor||Buyer||Amount - R||Amount - US$|
|KLAWERVLEI STUD (PTY) LTD||ANTHONY STROUD||4000000||291970.8029|
|DRAKENSTEIN STUD (PTY) LTD (as Agent)||NICHOLAS JONSSON||3200000||233576.6423|
|RIDGEMONT HIGHLANDS||A SKIFFINGTON||2200000||160583.9416|
|AVONTUUR THOROUGHBRED FARM||FORM BLOODSTOCK||2000000||145985.4015|
|MAINE CHANCE FARMS||ANTHONY STROUD||2000000||145985.4015|