Australian bred 2YOs top South African Ready to Run Sale

Two colts pin-hooked as yearlings from the 2010 Inglis Melbourne Premier topped the South African Ready to Run Sale on Sunday.

A Hussonet – Don’t Stop Talking (Ahonoora) colt topped the 2YO Sale at R1.30 million (AUD 187,395) when purchased by Form Bloodstock.  He had been initially offered by Arrowfield Stud at Oaklands Junction and was a bargain at $40,000 when secured by Summerhill Stud.

He is a half-brother to G3 SAJC Rain Lover Plate winner Yammer (Bellotto) and Listed MVRC Silver Jubilee takes winner Blab (Flying Spur).

Their dam Don’t Stop Talking is a half-sister to 1985-86 Australian Horse of the Year BOUNDING AWAY (Biscay).

Second on the leader board at the TBA Sales Complex in Germiston was an Elusive Quality – Emerald Beauty (Peintre Celebre) colt that made R1.20 million (AUD 172,980) to the bid of a Hong Kong buyer.

He sold for a mere $20,000 at Oaklands Junction earlier this year on account of Kanangra Stud.  His dam Emerald Beauty is a daughter of G1 STC Coolmore Classic winner Chlorophyll (Zeditave).

A Royal Academy – Denise Margaret (Flying Spur) filly increased her value to R1.10 million (AUD 158,565) in South Africa.  She sold for $50,000 at Oaklands Junction in March.

And the Rock Of Gibraltar – Venus (Atticus) filly that changed hands for $10,000 at the Inglis Melbourne Autumn yearling sale made R700,000 (AUD 100,905) on Sunday.

Results from the South Africa 2YO Ready To Run Sale dropped from 2009.  Turnover of R22.46 million fell R5.07 million from last year’s aggregate.

The clearance rate of 84% was exceptional.  The average was marginally down compared to 2009 but last year’s figure did climb 52% from 2008.

“It was a very good sale under the circumstances,” Summerhill Stud’s Mick Goss said.  “The top individuals made good prices whilst horses lacking pedigree failed to appeal to the market.”

Australian bred juveniles had dominated the Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup at Turffontein a day before the Sale.

Hollywoodboulevard (Street Cry) defeated Igugu (Galileo) by a length in the sales linked event worth R1.5 million.  The winner is trained by Charles Laird and was sold for $6,000 as a foal at the 2008 Magic Millions National weanling sale.  Summerhill Stud on-sold her for R900,000 (AUD 129,840) at the 2009 South African Ready to Run Sale.