Lammerskraal Stud struck late at the CTS Cape Premier Yearling Sale at picturesque De Grendel wine estate in Durbanville as Lot 172 (pictured) fetched R1,1 million well after the sun had gone down.
The filly Strawberry Light is by Gimmethegreenlight and out of Strawberry Ice (Western Winter), making her a half sister to G2 winner Flying Ice (Go Deputy).
The filly was purchased by Bjorn Nielsen, owner of the great stayer Stradivarius.
Earlier things had gotten off to a spectacular start as Lot 3 (below), a grey Twice Over colt was knocked down to John Freeman for a cool R700,000.
Triple Time is out of the G1 placed mare Valeta, and a half brother to G3 victor She’s A Giver, and a host of other winners. He was consigned by Avontuur.
There were also two R800,000 purchases. Klawervlei’s Lot 106 is a Trippi filly out of Montjeu mare Larking Around, and also went to John Freeman.
And immediately prior to the sale topper, Lot 171, a What A Winter colt out of Jet Master mare Stratos went to Basie and Suzette Viljoen for the same price. Stratospheric is a half brother to listed winner Orpheus and was consigned by Drakenstein Stud.