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Figures drop at Palace Two-year-old Sale

THE Emperors Palace National Two-year-old Sale in South Africa ended on Sunday with figures down across-the-board.

Trade failed to match the encouraging start achieved by Friday's opening session, at which the average rose nine per cent, leading to a 19 per cent drop in aggregate to R19,385,000 (£1,664,750/€1,894,660) and 22 per cent fall in average to R58,039 (£4,983/€5,671).

Prominent Fort Wood stallion Dynasty accounted for the top two lots including Sunday's session-topper who was sold to Alec Laird for R350,000 (£30,503/€34,200). Named Queen of the Sky, she is the first foal out of a placed sister to Group 3 winner Fun Sky and was consigned by Bosworth Farm.

Dynasty was also responsible for the top-priced colt, who was sold for R325,000 to owner Hassan Adams on Friday.

 

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TOP TEN

STALLION £ TOTAL PRIZE
Galileo £11,597,622
Dark Angel £3,704,206
Dubawi £3,194,696
Frankel £2,708,934
Kodiac £2,231,181
Acclamation £2,090,548
Iffraaj £2,067,853
Sea The Stars £1,923,734
Nathaniel £1,880,694
Invincible Spirit £1,699,882