THE catalogue for the much-anticipated 2020 Cape Premier Yearling Sale (CPYS) has been published online, and printed copies will be distributed worldwide next week.

CPYS 2020 will take place on Thursday 16 January 2020, with sales week starting the day after the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate festival so as not to clash with either the Magic Millions Sale down in Australia, nor the Karaka Sale in New Zealand.

The 2020 sale will mark its 10th renewal, and the stats are quite staggering. The 2018 Sale crop have just turned 3, so considering the 7 Sales prior to 2018 some of the highlights are as follows:

-156 stakes winners from 1740 horses catalogued, i.e. more than 9% stakes winners to horses catalogued, almost double any other sale in South Africa!

-Even more staggering is that CPYS has produced 36 Gr1 winners in the same period, more than any other sale in the country despite less than half the number of horses catalogued.

While the local breeding industry has lost some star stallions and is in a transition phase, CPYS continues to have some serious sire power at the 2020 sale. The catalogue includes 10 yearlings by Silvano, 12 by Trippi, 8 by Var, 6 by Dynasty and 1 by Zoffany! As for the next generation of champion sires, the line-up includes 20 Gimmethegreenlights, 13 Queraris and 23 What a Winters.

In addition, four freshman sires will be represented in Quasillo (2 yearlings), Rafeef (11), Red Ray (2) and William Longsword (13).
Catalogue highlights include:

Lot 16:   Rafeef brother to G1 sprinter NORMANZ

Lot 20:   What a Winter brother to G1 Cape Guineas winner NOAH FROM GOA

Lot 104: Visionaire sister to G1 winners SOLO TRAVELLER and REDBERRY LANE, out of Equus Champion Broodmare STRAWBERRY LANE.

Lot 106:  Zoffany sister to G1 Hollywood Gold Cup winner RAIL TRIP

Lot 110:  Silvano filly out of dual G1 winner THUNDER DANCE

Lot 113:  Silvano brother to G1 winning sprinter GUINESS

Lot 120:  Trippi filly out of Champion multiple G1 winning sprinter VAL DE RA

Lot 125:  Dynasty filly out of Gr1 Woolavington Stakes winner VIVA MARIA

Lot 140:  Gimmethegreenlight sister to multiple G1 winning sire CAPETOWN NOIR, out of Equus Champion Broodmare AKINFEET

Lot 148:  Trippi colt out of G1 SA Oaks winner ASH CLOUD

Lot 156:  Twice Over brother to G1 Allan Robertson winner MIGHTY HIGH

Lot 164:  Trippi colt, first foal of Gr1 Golden Slipper winner CHESTNUTS N PEARLS

Lot 205:  What a Winter filly out of G1 Cape Fillies Guineas winner FIELD FLOWER

Lot 208:  William Longsword colt out of G1 Mercury Sprint winner FLY BY NIGHT

Lot 209:  Pomodoro colt out of Gr1 Golden Slipper winner FOR THE LADS

Lot 219:  Dynasty half-brother to G1 performers THE HANGMAN and TRIP TO RIO

CTS Bloodstock Manager Kerry Jack commented: “We are very excited about the quality of the catalogue. The other incredibly exciting news is that the EU have formally agreed to conduct an audit in South Africa with a view of lifting the embargoes on direct exports from South Africa early next year. The successful conclusion of an EU audit will allow the resumption of direct trade between SA and the EU with 40 days quarantine in the existing facility in the free zone. This, in turn, will open the doors for the conclusion of direct trade protocols with additional countries.”

For more information, contact Kerry Jack at or Kirsty Coertze at

The catalogue can be viewed online at