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Picture: The RTR and Unbroken Sale will take place at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth racecourse on Saturday.


Saturday’s 2022 Ready To Run and Unbroken Two-Year-Old Sale at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth Racecourse will be a pleasing and enjoyable experience for vendors, buyers and casual visitors and by account of the weather bureau the stage is set for a mild, sunny afternoon with no rain forecast.

The sales team at Cape Racing has crossed the t’s and dotted the i’s ahead of this year’s renewal to ensure a memorable auction, which starts with viewing opportunities of the catalogued entries on Thursday, 27 and Friday 28 November.

The popular Ready To Run gallops will take place before the sale, starting 10am on Saturday. They will be streamed live on the Cape Racing website ( and on, and followed by lunch to be served in the 1881 Lounge on the grandstand. The sale commences at 14.30.

Justin Vermaak, Head Of Racing Operations for Cape Racing, commented: “The setup for the Ready To Run Sale will be the same as for the others held here. The horses will ring around the Kenilworth winner’s box and the actual auctioneering will take place in the 1881 Lounge just above the winner’s box where everyone will be seated during the course of the sale.

“The tables have been booked up, over 150 people have confirmed, but we can possibly squeeze a few more in. There will be bidding on the phone and via zoom links from elsewhere, we’ll also be welcoming some overseas buyers including Ricky Maingard from Mauritius.

“We’re expecting a full house of buyers and an excellent sale. This is the last opportunity to acquire a two-year-old which qualifies for the Cape’s big two-year-old races, the Summer Juvenile Series, the R750,000 Sales race itself in 2023, also the R400,000 race for colts and the R400,000 race for fillies on Derby Day. Pinhooked horses bought at the BSA Sales also qualify for a R100,000 bonus.

“We expect that these financial incentives for two-year-olds will translate into a good sale. We have a quality catalogue and we invite everyone to have a look and get involved!” To view the catalogue and other detailed sales information, please visit the Cape Racing website.