The Bloodstock South Africa National 2yo Sale at Germiston on Thursday and Friday saw the market show some welcome resilience in difficult trading conditions.
In total 316 of the 392 catalogued lots sold, at an average of R103,085, 14% up on last year’s figure of R89,802.
The aggregate of R32,575,00 was also significantly up on the R29,455,000 of a year ago.
The late Soft Falling Rain was leading sire, with his 14 lots fetching R2,740,000.
Newly crowned champion breeders Wilgerbosdrift and Mauritzfontein swiftly got into the swing of things on Thursday.
Early sales topper was Soft Falling Rain colt Herecomestherain (pictured).
Sent down by Wilgerbosdrift, he was snapped up for R600,000 by Jehan Malherbe’s Form Bloodstock organisation.
And Mauritzfontein also got into the action when their Bold Silvano colt Sun Lark went to Louis Goosen for R350,000.
Later on Silvano colt Silver Stardust made the day’s highest price of R800,000. He was consigned by Klipdrif Stud (as agent) and snapped up by Lynton Ryan.
On Friday a regally bred unnamed Dynasty colt matched that figure. Out of the Royal Academy mare Mystic Spring, he is a full brother to champion filly Bela-Bela.