THE 2015 National 2-Y-O Sale,conducted by BloodStock SA, came to a conclusion on Friday afternoon. Following two tough but brisk days of trading, the sale ended with increases in both average and median prices, while the drop in numbers accounted for a decrease in the sale’s gross aggregate.
The sale achieved an overall aggregate of R20.627 million, with 230 lots selling at an average price of R89 683.
This was an increase on last year’s prices, where the average was R84 383, while the sale’s overall median rose narrowly from R50 000 in 2014 to R52 500.
CEO Kevin Woolward commented, “Good horses fetched good prices, and it was pleasing to see such a broad spectrum of buyers. The increase in both average and median makes for a positive result, particularly given the current state of the economy.”
The Fillies For Stud offered at the end of the sale was topped by Lot 311 Miss K.
The top lots on day 2:
Lot 209 – Captain Von Trapp (Captain Al – Roman Circus by Caesour) sold for R850 000, consigned by Varsfontein Stud to Misty Meadows.
Lot 218 – Pretty Popular (Trippi – Secret Pleasure) filly sold for R200 000 from Wicklow Stud to Misty Meadows
Lot 270 – 13Venetian Lady (Var – Venetian Lady) colt sold for R450 000 from Spring Valley Stud to Dean Kannemeyer.
Lot 311 – Filly For Stud – 9-time winning Miss K (Kahal – Blushing Summer) sold for R350 000 to John Freeman from the Louis Goosen Racing Stable.