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South African sale produces record turnover

SOUTH AFRICA's one-day Ready To Run Sale grossed a
record turnover of more thanR30 million, while the average increased by 20 per cent.

Two lots made more than R1-million: a  son of Royal Academy who was knocked down to leading Cape-based trainer Dean Kannemeyer for R1.5 million, while a Rock Of Gibraltar colt was bought by Form Bloodstock for R1 million. Both were sold by Summerhill Sales.

The top-priced filly was a daughter of El Prado. Also consigned by Summerhill Sales, the grey fillywas bought by Anfield Sports for R900,000.

Imported sires dominated the sale and the top nine horses are all overseas imports.

Summerhill Stud’s Mick Goss said: "It was a record turnover for the sale, which in these tough times is truly remarkable. This sale is also a tribute to the spirit of South Africans, who have shown their spirit andresilience at the sale. People remained until the last lot sold, and there was a million rand available with just five lots to sell.”

The TBA’s CEO Jan Naude was also satisfied by the one day sale, commenting: "The pin-hooked imports really stole the show, but there was still good money for the good locally bred individual.”




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