CENTRAL Route Trading’s Mixed and Horses-in-Training Sale held at Durbanville on Friday turned over R2.192-million, with 89 lots sold in four categories.
First up were 31 yearlings, sold to a nice cross-section of buyers including Glen Kotzen Fanie Bronkhorst, Heywood Bloodstock and Piet Botha. Andrew Fortune secured the top-priced yearling, Lyla’s Charger, a colt by Wylie Hall, for R65,000.
Among the horses in training, Blue Grass Racing went to R200,000 for a Silvano filly from Rivulet, sold from the estate of the late Chris Gerber, while Kotzen paid R170,00 for a Twice Over filly, also from the Gerber consolidation.
There was a wide selection of broodmares, many with foals at foot and Itlaaq secured the highest-priced mare for R150,000 – she was lot 62 Rehanaat (Daaher), with a What A Winter foal on her side. Also notable in this section was R75,000 paid by George Barker for Copper Jet, the well-performed mare by Lecture.
Last through the auction ring came seven supplementary entries, most notable VAR’s daughter Carioca, snapped up by Heywood Bloodstock for R45,000.
“We are happy with our results considering the economic climate. There was something here for everyone and buyers left happy,” said Grant Knowles of Central Route Trading.
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