THE dispersal sale of horses owned in various partnerships by Mike de Kock and Dean Maroun and conducted by Basel Bloodstock grossed R11,8 million at Randjesfontein last Wednesday, 19 January, writes CHARL PRETORIUS.
The highest price at the sale was paid for Victory Moon, who was bought by Dean Maroun for R5 million. Victory Moon, who has retired to stud at Maine Chance Farms, was a tough and versatile racehorse who won on turf and sand, earning R17,5 million in his racing career. He finished third to Pleasantly Perfect in last year’s US$6 million Dubai World Cup.
Maroun also bought back, among others, the MAD Syndicate’s well-performed South African runner, Domino Man (R300 000), Dubai based Otter Trail (R800 000) and Ned Kelly (R1 million).
De Kock bought seven horses, including promising filly Irridescence (R600 000).
The dispersal sale resulted from a dispute between De Kock and Maroun, who had great success in South Africa and Dubai racing in partnerships under the banner of various syndicates. Both parties expressed their satisfaction with the outcome of the sale.
Maroun’s horses will in future be trained by De Kock’s former assistant, Frikkie Greyling, who is in the process of setting up base at Randjesfontein.
The full list of lots sold, with buyer and prices, is:
TAMBURA (D Maroun, R50 000)
JABEZ (D Maroun, R240 000)
NATIONAL ICON (D Maroun, R100 000)
OTTER TRAIL (D Maroun, R800 000)
TAMBOURINE MAN (D Maroun, R60 000)
ACADEMUS (M de Kock, R60 000)
LARSEN’S ICE (D Maroun, R35 000)
INNOVATE (D Zaki, R60 000)
MIND YOUR MANNERS (D Maroun, 50 000)
KING TRITON (D Maroun, R100 000)
NED KELLY (D Maroun, R1 million)
BON FLEUR (M de Kock, R5 000)
DOMINO MAN (D Maroun, R300 000)
VICTORY MOON (D Maroun, R5 million)
HIPPODROME (D Maroun, R250 000)
EL VALIENTE (D Maroun, R200 000)
GOLD STREAK (D Maroun, R200 000)
RIO ROSA (M de Kock, R55 000)
OH SO PUSHY (M de Kock, R550 000)
AL XAAR (M de Kock, R400 000)
GLORIOUS PARTY (D Maroun, R420 000)
MADRID (D Maroun, R180 000)
ALPE D’HEUZ (D Maroun, R460 000)
IRRIDESCENCE (M de Kock, R600 000)
FLY THE FLAG (D Maroun, R50 000)
HIGHLAND WONDER (D Maroun, R90 000)
REIGN OF FIRE (D Maroun, R100 000)
MON SANG (D Maroun, R275 000)
ERUDITE (D Maroun, R80 000)
GOTHIC TALE (M de Kock, R15 000)
GOLDEN SUMMER (M de Kock, R50 000)
PRETTY IN SPRING (D Maroun, R5 000)
MARINER (D Maroun, R20 000)