HIGH-PRICE of R3.2-million paid by Ormond Ferrraris for Lot 196, Heart’s Content (Jet Master – Varsfontein Stud), on the opening night of the three-day 2011 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale was not bettered on the second day, although another Jet Master colt, Master Of My Fate, was knocked down to A Papageorgiou for R3 million. Master Of My Fate (Lot 352), bred by
Master Of My Fate (Lot 352), also bred by Varsfontein, is out of former champion race mare, Promisefrommyheart.
Other big-priced yearlings at the session (lots 251-375) included the R1.4 million paid by Form Bloodstock for the Silvano colt Vercingetorix (out of National Vixen) from Riverton Stud and Wilgerbosdrift Stud-bred Coltraine, Lot 316 (Giant’s Causeway-Nuance), who fetched R1.25 million.
Lot 122, Presidio, a R125 o00 purchase from Avontuur Stud, knocked down to Form Bloodstock.