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Trippi colt tops South African sale at R1.3m

A SON of Trippi was the headline act on the second and final day of the Cape Thoroughbred Yearling Sale in South Africa on Saturday after selling to Chris van Niekirk's Rainbow Reach Trading for R1,300,000 (£72,298/€99,916).

Consigned by Dr Ian Hayes and already named Torre Del Oro, the sale-topper is out of the Fort Wood mare Fort Sylvia and shares his page with outstanding sprinter Dayjur as well as top-class performers Gold Beauty and Sky Beauty.

Hassen Adams Racing secured the session's most expensive filly, going to R400,000 (£22,245/€30,743) for a filly by Captain Al, named I Am Captain.

The Klawervlei Stud-consigned filly is out of the dual Listed-winning mare Blinge Bells, a daughter of Parade Leader, and descends from the family of Group 1 winners Enchanted Garden and Dog Wood.

At the close of play on Saturday, 237 lots (92 per cent) had sold for turnover of R28,190,000 (£1,567,756/€2,166,661) and an average price of R118,945 (£6,615/€9,142).

 

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