BUYERS and early talent scouts who have opened the online catalogue for the 2019 CTS Ready To Run Sale at Durbanville on Friday, 22 November are most excited. Their enthusiasm is shared by the vendors who will be sending their prized two-year-olds through the ring at this hugely popular auction.
The cornerstone of this sale, as always, is the awe-inspiring list of stallions represented in the pages of an unbelievably strong catalogue. They include the country’s top active sires from 2018/19 in Silvano (2 lots) Twice Over (10), VAR (4) and Gimmethegreenlight (13).
Added to this is a strong representation of up and coming stallions, including last season’s champion freshman Captain Of All (3), runner-up Vercingetorix (5), Querari (12), Master Of My Fate and Coup de Grace (6 apiece), Flower Alley, Global View and Louis the King (5 apiece) and What a Winter and Oratorio (6).
There are three lots by international sires Maxios, Uncle Mo, Zoffany, themselves all G1 winners who have already sired G1 winners.
Included too, are 10 siblings to G1 winners, and they are:
The long, illustrious list of CTS R2R graduates include the likes of Grade 1 winners Captain America, Red Ray, Rabada, Brave Mary, Hero’s Honour, Takingthepeace, Always In Charge, Brutal Force, Liege, French Navy and recently the magnificent export and now Melbourne Cup hopeful Surcharge (Yulong Prince).
Big names among the list of graded stakes winners include Fort Ember, High Seas Beauty, Crowd Pleaser, Africa Rising, Crowd Pleaser, The Thinker, Majestic Mambo, Search Party, Ten Gun Salute and Champagne Haze.
Buyers are reminded that all graduates sold on this
sale will qualify for a R1,25-million race for three-yearolds, to be staged after the 2020 Sale. This will be the richest sales race in South Africa.
In addition there will be three bonuses of R250,000 each paid to the first three juvenile stakes winners bought at this year’s renewal of the sale.
For more information, contact Kerry Jack at email@example.com
The catalogue is online at www.capethoroughbredsales.com