THE Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale, scheduled for Sunday 27 and Monday 28 Aprilat the TBA Sales Complex, Gosforth Park, has a rich and colourful history.
The earliest recorded National Yearling Sale was held 92 years ago, which was two years after the TBA (Thoroughbred Breeders Association) was formed and they have been held at the TBA Complex in Germiston for the last 38 years.
A 1977 NYS Catalogue amazingly reflects the names of breeders that are still selling horses on this year’s sale – Koster, Parker, Southey, Birch, Twort, Barry, Foulkes, Kalmanson, Orford, Player, Scott, Sutherland to name a few.
“This gives me gooseflesh,” commented BloodStock SA’s enthusiastic CEO Tom Callaghan, whose updated press releases and interesting news bits from the breeding world tweeted and posted to facebook is refreshing.
“This kind of history and heritage sends a shiver down my spine and is a testament to their character and lifelong passion for our beautiful game. History dictates the future, and this little trip down memory lane makes me even more motivated to continue the legacy of the TBA,” he said.
The 2014 Nationals catalogue has the class and quality to continue the excellent history of top racehorses, breed shaping mares and stallions that have been sold on this sale. The TBA looks forward to welcoming all buyers to the traditional Home of Thoroughbred Auctions for this famous Sale.
Callaghan noted a few reminders:
· Please note that the pedigree updates are done daily on the TBA/Bloodstock SA website – the Catalogue update link can be found under the Online Catalogue.
· Pictures of yearlings can be seen on the Online Catalogue (click on image of a camera next to the Lot number).
· Please see Programme of Events link on our webpage for an overview of the functions during the week.
· Please make sure you see the Sporting Post Sale Supplement for an overview of the sale that can help you find your champion.
Go to http://www.sportingpost.co.za/ .
For inquiries phone Tom Callaghan or Caroline Simpson on (011) 323 5700.
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