The National Yearling Sale recently took place in Johannesburg and we are pleased to have had a successful sale considering the economic circumstances, which saw the aggregate drop approximately 18% from last year.
Our Kahal colt named Turf Patrol out of Plutonium topped the last crop of Kahal's available, selling for R650 000 to Eben Lottering. The colt is a half-brother to Stakes Winner King Neptune, and a half-brother to recent 2-time winning Trippi colt, Orion Quest.
This is the family of our own home-bred Gr1 winners, Zirconeum and Stellite - descendants of our fantastic broodmare Sweet Sheila (by Kenmare). Turf Patrol will go into training with Alec Laird of Smart Call fame.
The other colt to impress was Grande Maestro, a beautiful son of Oratorio out of Felix The Cat by Black Minnaloushe. This is the first foal for Felix The Cat, a half-sister to Stakes Winner Mljet. Beautifully stamped by Oratorio, the colt sold for R400 000 to Garth Puller.
Our three parts brother to Gr2 Emerald Cup winner The Mouseketeer, named Cat 'n Mouse by Kahal, sold for R200 000 to Form Bloodstock. Just the day before, The Mouseketeer's full brother Aramouse won at the Vaal, his second at the course over the same distance.
Bush Hill Stud averaged R286 166 for six yearlings sold. We wish our buyers all the best with their purchases and look forward to their success on the track.
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