THE Mixed Sale of horses in training, mares and weanlings held at Durbanville on Thursday turned over R13,5 million for Central Route Trading, with Snaith Racing emerging as the biggest buyer at the auction.
Team Snaith was responsible for the three biggest buys:
Lot 26, Crown Towers, an unraced colt by Camelot from a mare by Galileo, fetched R1,7-million for 80% of the colt.
Lot 33, Starship Legacy, an unraced colt by Dynasty from the family of Solo Traveller and Redberry Lane, fetched R1,7-million.
Lot 35, an unnamed filly by Australia from a family of European stakes winners, fetched top price of R1,8-million.
Other big names active at the sale were Form Bloodstock, Heywood Bloodstock and Hassen Adams.
The sale of mares yielded two R650,000 buys:
John Freeman secured Lot 55, a Western Winter half-sister to Vercingetorix, in foal to William Longsword.
Bruce Le Roux’s was the final bid accepted on Lot 59, a mare by Galileo.
The sale’s initial drawcard, Lady Of The House, was privately sold and withdrawn from the line-up, but CRT’s Grant Knowles was delighted with the overall yield. He said: “This was a very strong sale that fitted the market, we hope to have a similar sale in six months’ time.”
Photo credit: Kat Kavalaris.