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Bush Hill Stud: KZN Yearling Sale 2014

Bush Hill Stud at exercise at Suncoast KZN Yearling Sale. Image: Candiese Marnewick

The Suncoast KZN Yearling Sale once again saw great success with the sale growing substantially each year. Bush Hill sires represented included Kahal, King's Chapel and Toreador across the various farms catalogued from the Cape to KZN, and sold on with great success.

The top-selling horse from KZN was by Kahal, a full-brother to Gr2 Drill Hall Stakes winner Tales Of Bravery. Lot 149 named Secret Warning sold to Mr RR Naidoo for R260 000. The colt descends from the damline of American and South African Gr1 winning Gypsy's Warning. Kahal averaged R106 000 for five lots sold.

Benedictine by King's Chapel sold as Lot 77 for R120 000 to Sea Cottage Trading. A big, handsome individual very typical of his Gr1 winning sire who has produced Group winning progeny in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Hong Kong, this is the damline of Hill Fifty Four, Alpha Centauri and Successful Bidder. King's Wager sold for R110 000 to Gee Racing, out of a daughter of Kahal from the damline of Gr2 winner First Again.

Bush Hill's Copper's Pride, top seller by Muhtafal. Image: Candiese Marnewick

The top-priced Muhtafal of the sale was consigned by Bush Hill Stud - an impressive colt out of Done Roamin' by Rambo Dancer. Bred by Gary and Collen De Klerk, Lot 140 Copper's Pride sold for R160 000 to Howell's Racing. This is the damline of Naan Khataay, Gun Drift and Blue Voyager.

Toreador's progeny sold extremely well, all eye-catching horses drafted by farms locally and from the Cape. His top priced colt was sold to Paul Lafferty for R320 000, an unnamed colt going through the ring as Lot 251. This is the immediate damline of sire Lion Tamer and Black Rod.

The next was another colt, a half-brother to Le Var, named Camps Drift - selling for R230 000 to trainer Chris Erasmus. Dennis Drier purchased Lot 17 for R180 000, a colt out of a multiple Group placed Mogok mare. Toreador sold nine lots for an average of R123 889 each.

Thank you to the buyers and underbidders who supported our sale and best of luck with your Bush-Hill breds in the future.

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