SIR Reginald (Lot 295, photo), a half brother to Silva’s Bullet and Solid Speed, was the joint top lot sold on the second day of BSA’s National Two-Year-Old Sale last Friday. By Trippi out of Boston Tea Party (Jallad) and consigned by Klipdrif Stud as Agent, he sold to Form Bloodstock for R600,000.
Sharing the honours for top priced colt of the day was Lot 473, the grey Shy Guy (Dynasty – Kiss Don’t Sulk by Parade Leader). Also consigned by Klipdrif Stud as Agent, this oine was knocked down to Fred Crabbia.
The 2017 catalogue saw 474 horses catalogued, with a total of 321 being sold, 26 withdrawn, 121 not solds and 6 vendor buy backs compared to 2016, which saw 271 horses catalogued, with a total of 198 sold, 20 withdrawn, 35 not solds and 18 vendor buy backs.
Bloodstock SA’s Michael Holmes commented: “One cannot ague with facts but let us remind ourselves of this again – we are going through one of the worst economic periods of time in our history and everyone is feeling its stark impact.
“We have introduced financial relief measures to our four major sales in 2018, our added value stakes incentives for two- and three-year-olds in selected Graded races and a R40,000 additional stake paid to owners of BSA graduates when they win their Maiden Juvenile Plates.
“There is light at the end of the tunnel!”
Photo by Candiese Marnewick.