Cape Premier Topped By Gimmethegreenlight Filly

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Strawberry Light | Cape Thoroughbred Sales

A filly by Gimmethegreenlight (Aus) out of MGSP Strawberry Ice (SAf) (Western Winter) topped the Cape Premier Yearling Sale on Sunday. Already named Strawberry Light (SAf) (lot 172), the filly was offered by Lammerskraal Stud and bought by Bjorn Nielsen for R1,100,000 (US$73,776/£52,977/€61,720). She is a half-sister to Flying Ice (SAf) (Go Deputy), a winner of the G2 Gold Bracelet.

Sharing second billing at R800,000 was a What a Winter (SAf) colt named Stratospheric (SAf) as lot 171 and a filly by Trippi (lot 106). The former, a member of the Drakenstein Stud draft and a son of G1 Empress Club S. heroine Stratos (SAf) (Jet Master {SAf}), was bought by HPJ En S Viljoen. Consigned by Klawervlei Stud, lot 106 is a half-sister to two stakes-placed horses out of the winning Larking Around (SAf) (Montjeu {Ire}) caught the eye of John Freeman.

Of the 202 yearlings catalogued, 155 sold of 174 offered (89%) and they grossed R37,710,000. The average was R243,290 and the median was R200,000. The sale was rescheduled as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which played a part in the results, with the gross down almost R20,000,000.

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