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A daughter of Klawervlei Stud’s successful resident sire Seventh Rock topped the 2017 CTS March Yearling Sale, which was held at Durbanville racecourse last weekend.

Consigned by Klawervlei (as agent), the filly, named Ruby Dancer (headline photo), was knocked down to Rainbow Beach Trading for R525 000 to top the two day sale.

Seventh Rock ended the March Sale as the third leading sire by aggregate, ahead of such top class sires as Querari, Gimmethegreenlight and Var.

This is not the first time that Seventh Rock’s progeny have been sought after in the sales ring, with past yearlings by the sire fetching up to R525 000 in 2016.

A G1 winning son of the mighty Rock Of Gibraltar, Seventh Rock’s past top offspring include Equus Champion Seventh Plain and G1 Tsogo Sun Medallion winner Guiness –both of whom were sold at the March Sale in past years.

The sale concluded with an aggregate of R15,77-million, down on last year’s 21,4-million, but Adrian Todd, CEO of CTS, commented: “A lower turnover was to be expected in this difficult market, and we were happy to have reached almost R16-million. Buyers got some exceptional quality bloodstock for good prices.

“Recent cycles suggest that we can look forward to the CTS Emperors Palace Select Sale on 21 April.”

The catalogue for CTS Select, for which 159 lots have been consigned is available online, here.

Photo: Ruby Dancer, by Seventh Rock.