BLOODSTOCK SA will be staging a Yearling Sale at Val De Vie Estate near Franschoek in the heart of the Cape Winelands on 22 February 2015.
In a media release issued by BSA Chairman, Susan Rowett, said this new sale is the result of overwhelming demand from members of the Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association (TBA). She commented: “We are delighted to have secured the up-market and horse friendly venue of Val de Vie Estate. It is particularly pleasing that breeders have conveyed their strong desire to support their own sale in the Cape and we expect buyers to be equally excited at the opportunity of buying horses at this spectacular venue.”
The mighty Pocket Power graduated from a Cape Summer Sale conducted by BSA.
The TBA wishes to ensure that horsemen have sufficient time to prepare their yearlings after the busy breeding season and, of equal importance, buyers will be afforded the opportunity to attend sales of their choice in a well-considered calendar.
The TBA has a long standing history of selling horses in the Cape on behalf of its members and ran the inaugural Cape Premier Yearling Sale in January 2011. Before then, however, BSA’s Cape Summer Yearling Sale was an established feature on the sales calendar which produced outstanding racehorses including the likes of Pocket Power (Jet Master), Royal Bencher (Grey’s Inn), Whiteline Fever (Right Approach), Ancestral Fore (Dynasty), Villandry (Var), Geepee S (Goldkeeper), Vertical Takeoff (Jet Master), Floatyourboat (Jet Master) and many more!
The release concluded: Given the increasing success and popularity of BSA’s other regional yearling sale, in KZN, we are excited at the prospect of re-establishing our brand in the Cape.