Buyers travelling to the CTS Farm Yearling Sale at the De Grendel wine estate near Durbanville on Sunday will have their sights set on acquiring a bargain buy like the popular three-year-old Kommetdieding.
It was two years ago when the training team of Harold Crawford and Michelle Rix secured Kommetdieding for just R55,000 at the Klawervlei Farm Sale. Since then, the Elusive Fort colt has won four races and is an 8-1 chance for the Vodacom Durban July.
Commenting on the purchase, Rix said: “He was out of a three-parts sister to top-class Captain America. He was a fuzzy little horse and the first dam had not produced much, but we liked him a lot.”
Edict Of Nantes and Captain Of All — sire of July second favourite Linebacker — are two other notable graduates from the sale.
The 136 yearlings who will come under the hammer on Sunday (2pm start) are by most of the country’s best-known sires including Gimmethegreenlight, Silvano, Futura, Vercingetorix, Rafeef and Ideal World.
The recent grade 1 race — the Daily News 2000 — was a great advert for Cape Thoroughbred Sales with the first three home all acquired at one of their sales.
Linebacker, the winner, cost R425,000 and the runner-up Rascallion was purchased for R325,000. Kommetdieding finished in third place.
Linebacker’s victory did not surprise Klawervlei Stud’s John Koster as he was spotted by one of the best judges in the sport, trainer Vaughan Marshall.
“Vaughan is one of the great pickers in the game. He does not pay a lot of money for horses and he has bought some crackers at really cheap prices. So when he sees something that is nice and he is able to buy them, you must know they are proper horses,” said Koster.
CTS has arranged two separate on-site venues to cater to 100 people each, so as to fall in line with Covid-19 regulations announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday night. All Covid-19 protocols will be adhered to and CTS looks forward to hosting vendors and buyers.
Viewing days – Friday, Saturday and Sunday – will still be open for buyers to inspect the lots they are interested in.
Grant Knowles, Bloodstock and Marketing Director of CTS, said: “If you can’t attend the sale, please register online using the Meerkat app on the links supplied below and you’ll be able to bid from the comfort of your home.
“If you’re attending, please send your table details with numbers to Amanda Carey so we can ensure that we fall within the Covid parameters.”
The catalogue is online at https://capethoroughbredsales.com/sales/2021-fys.
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