Mike Bass, Alec Laird and Archie Watson
Mike Bass, Alec Laird and Archie Watson

Mike Bass, Alec Laird and Archie Watson at Block A, TBA Sales Complex

(Photo : Heather Morkel)


15 - 17 April 2011

After enduring a rough start, trade picked up briskly on day one of the Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale. The aggregate for day one of the three day sale was R47 065 000, and 183 of the 221 horses to pass through the sales ring on Friday sold. The average price, on day one, was R257 186, and eight yearlings sold for R1 million plus.

There were 29 withdrawals.

Day one was topped by lot 196. A daughter of Jet Master, the filly (named Heart’s Content) was consigned by Varsfontein Stud. She was out of the stakes winner Jalberry, and was purchased by Form Bloodstock for R3.2 million.

Champion sire Jet Master had a great day on day one of the sale. He had four yearlings sell for R1 million plus, and his popularity continues to soar with buyers and vendors alike.

Top priced colt on day one was lot 217. A magnificent specimen, the Trippi colt was consigned by Klawervlei. Knocked down to Mike Bass for R2.1 million, the colt, named Paterfamilias, is out of the six time winner, La Patoneur.

TBA’s CEO, Jan Naude, said after the evening’s session, “Whilst the sale started slowly, things started picking up nicely towards the end of the evening. However, it still remains a buyers market, and there are horses for everyone on sale.”

The sale continues today at 17:00.

Extract from Bloodstock South Africa