Strong Trade As BSA National Yearling Sale Ends

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Lot 378, a son of Gimmethegreenlight (Aus) | BSA

A bay son of Gimmethegreenlight (Aus) (lot 378) brought a session-topping R2 million (£100,745/€120,106/$126,676) during the second day's trade at the Bloodstock South Africa National Yearling Sale which ended on Friday. Greg Bortz snapped up the half-brother to Grade 3 winners Ghaalla (SAf) (Var) and Due Diligence (SAf) (Silvano {Ger}) from Varsfontein Stud, who is already named Steadfast (SAf). South African Triple Crown winner Malmoos (SAf) (Captain Al {SAf}) features under the second dam.

Second top lot was a son of Fire Away out of Equus Champion Broodmare of the Year Halfway To Heaven (SAf) (Jet Master {SAf}) (lot 407). A member of the Wilgerbosdrift consignment, Hope And Dreams (SAf) brought a bid of R1.6 million from Form Bloodstock. The dark bay has three half-siblings that have won at the highest level in South Africa-Equus Horse of the Year Rainbow Bridge (SAf) (Ideal World), Equus Champion 3-Year-Old Colt Hawwaam (SAf) (Silvano {Ger}) and Golden Ducat (SAf) (Philanthropist).

Lot 274, a daughter of Gimmethegreenlight (Aus), was the priciest filly of the day, and she caught the eye of Lammerskraal Stud for an even R1 million. Part of the Klawervlei Stud draft, the Oct. 1 foal is a half-sister to stakes winner Sovereign Secret (SAf) (Dynasty {Saf}), with the duo a product of Equus Champion 2-Year-Old Filly All Is Secret (SAf) (Captain Al {SAf}).

After the two-day stand wrapped, 21 horses had made seven figures, with indices up across all categories when compared to 2021. The total gross was R136,355,000 (£6,868,564/€8,188,574/$8,636,378) for 381 sold from 451 offered (84%), while the average was R357,887 (£18,028/€21,490/$22,667) (+29%) and the median came in at R250,000 (£12,593/€15,010/$15,834) (+25%).

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