“IMAGINE a thoroughbred yearling sale plonk in the middle of a major metropolis. A yearling sale that caters for the spectacular lifestyle of thoroughbred buyers, rather than a sale for sellers”, writes Karel Miedema in Sporting Post.
“Imagine bringing the mountain to Mohammed. Imagine.”
Much has been said and written about the newest enterprise by Bloodstock South Africa to market thoroughbreds. As was the case with the World Cup Soccer, those for it and those against stand far apart.
In a sense, the new Cape Premier Yearling Sale represents the end of an era and heralds the dawn of a new one, where anything is possible. World wide interest. Different buyers. New money.
Lot 136 (Trippi colt from Shirley Heights mare, Drakenstein Stud).
The one thing that stays the same however, is the glue that bind the sport of horseracing together – the glorious uncertainty of the horse. And for those that succeed in buying the best horse, cheaply or otherwise, the huge pay off that follows.
These days, a good horse in South Africa is a good horse in any country, including those like Dubai and Hong Kong, whose prize money runs into the millions of dollars. The sky is the limit”
In just under 7 days the inaugural Cape Premier Yearling Sales which will be held in the Cape Town International Convention Centre adjacent to the waterfront on 27-28th January 2011 commencing each day at 4 pm. Local and foreign buyers are starting to stream into Cape Town for the double header of the sales and the J&B Met at Kenilworth racecourse the following day, looking forward to an event packed week, the latest highlight of the racing calendar and the newest sale of the thoroughbred world.
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