The CTS Ready To Run Sale presented by Lanzerac Hotel and Spa has quickly become an established date on the South African thoroughbred auction calendar.
The sale will be held for the fourth time in 2015, and is set to offer buyers the opportunity to buy some truly exquisitely well bred juveniles.
Pre sale gallops for the sale, both of which events take place at Durbanville racecourse, have been scheduled for Thursday 19th of November, with the sale itself being held the following day.
All graduates of this sale automatically qualify for a berth in the Lanzerac Ready To Run Stakes, which will be run this year for a purse of R2.5 million.
Past winners of the race include the exciting Captain America, who went on to prove his class when winning the G1 H F Oppenheimer Horse Chestnut Stakes and who rates a top contender for this season’s G1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate.
Other notable graduates of the Cape Ready To Run Sale include the brilliant Seventh Plain –last season’s Equus Champion 2YO Colt and already a dual G1 winner, high class G1 performer Red Ray, G3 Cape Of Hope Nursery winner Captain Chaos and G3 Matchem Stakes winner Reim –to name a few.
This year 192 juveniles have been catalogued for the sale.
Sixteen lots (or 8% of the sale) were bred in either Australia or New Zealand, and, if the results of the Johannesburg Sale are anything to go by, are bound to star at this sale.
Perennial crowd pleasers Captain Al, Dynasty, Fort Wood, Silvano, Trippi, and Var are all strong represented at this sale and they are bound to find favour once again.
Gimmethegreenlight – an exciting young sire with the blood and race record to matchYoung sires Elusive Fort (13), Gimmethegreenlight (11), and Pathfork (10) are all well represented at the sale, while Seventh Rock, sire of last season’s Equus Champion Seventh Plain as well as recent G3 Algoa Cup winner Stonehenge, has ten lots on offer.
The sale also offers buyers a rare opportunity to buy juveniles sired by the late, great Western Winter, who headed South Africa’s General Sires List on three occasions.
Stallions with their first juveniles up for sale include Mike de Kock’s July winner Bold Silvano (3), Gimmethegreenlight (11), Gitano Hernando (3), Pathfork (10) and Philanthropist (5). The latter, a proven success story overseas, will be represented by his first South African runners this season.
-extracted from Sporting Post.
-Headline photo: Bold Silvano (Amanda Zetterholm).