EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN SALE
TBA Sales Complex, Germiston
2nd and 4th November 2012
The first day of the 2012 Emperors Palace Ready to Run Sale ended on a high, with both aggregate and average up on last year. Day one saw the aggregate rise from R12.17 million to R13.08 million, while the average increased from R166,712 to a healthy R210,968.
The median jumped impressively from R80,000 to R180,000 - which is a tremendous achievement in what is widely considered to be a still troubled market.
The first day of trading was headed by a filly who fetched R1.5 million - thus equalling the 2011 sales topper overall. She is by the great Jet Master, who also sired the session’s top priced colt. Consigned as lot 47 by Summerhill Sales, the session topping filly is named Mystical Star. An own sister to the top-class international galloper Lizarre, Mystical Star was purchased by Adriaan van Vuuren - who originally came to the sale with just R100,000 to spend, but went home having bought the session’s top priced lot!
The top priced colt on day one of the two day event was lot 31, an unnamed Jet Master colt. Consigned by Balmoral Stud on behalf of Cheveley Stud, the colt is a half-brother to G1 winner Ivory Trail. He was snapped up by Sean Tarry for R1 million.
Summerhill’s Mick Goss, was euphoric after the sale, saying, “All that we hoped and planned for 26 years ago, has finally come to fruition with this sale. I have not experienced such a tremendous buzz around a sales ring for many a year, but I feel that the success of this sale is due to a cocktail of factors. Our partnership with Bob Yearam and Emperors Palace has not only provided tremendous hospitality for would be buyers, but has also helped create this electric buzz around the sale and its ongoing success with buyers.”
Tom Callaghan, CEO of the TBA, was equally upbeat after the sale, commenting, “The sale was helped by a stronger catalogue, and it is great to see international interest in this sale. There has been a fantastic attendance on day one of the sale, which bodes well for the final day on Sunday. The sale has also been assisted by the big marketing drive around Saturday’s big race.”
The sale contines on Sunday at 2pm.
Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup • Saturday 3rd November
Lots 1-75 • Friday 2nd November 17h00
Lots 76-202 • Sunday 4th November 14h00