The catalogue for the 2021 renewal of the CTS Cape Premier Yearling Sale has been published online at www.capethoroughbredsales.com. It is a compact, high-quality stock listing that brims with vitality, and reflects what is expected to be a new era of growth in one of the world’s most exclusive breeding and racing regions.
The sale, to be staged for the first time at the elegant De Grendel Estate in the beautiful Cape winelands on Thursday, 28 January 2021, has produced an amazing 42 Gr1 winners since its inception in 2011, including Power King, Carry On Alice, Undercover Agent, Vardy, Van Halen and Kasimir, and more than 180 stakes winners, including international performers Janoobi, Singapore Sling and Lobo’s Legend. The sale also boasts five current stallions, namely Act Of War, William Longsword, Red Ray, Horizon and One World.
The catalogue has 185 lots, including 29 offspring of long-awaited freshman sires. They are Erupt (8 lots), Canford Cliffs (7), Gold Standard (7) and Royal Mo (7).
Top sires represented are : recently retired, multiple champion Silvano with 4 lots, Trippi (3), Var (4), What a Winter (15), Gimmethegreenlight (12), Vercingetorix (9), Querari (12), Oratorio (2), Futura (3) and Master of my Fate (3).
Black type runs freely throughout, with siblings to Gr1 winners Antonoe, Normanz, Noah from Goa, English Garden and Rail Trip; as well as siblings to other graded performers She’s a Giver, Wonderwall, Perovskia, A Women’s Way, Cosmic Light, Dynasty’s Blossom, Depardieu, Happy Valentine, Happy Forever, Louvre, Kangaroo Jack, Seeking the Stars, Flying Ice, Trickster, Celtic Voyager and Helen’s Ideal.
Grant Knowles, Marketing and Bloodstock Director for CTS, commented: “We are very excited about the 2021 CPYS catalogue. It represents the strongest stallion portfolio in the country, as well as some impeccably bred first-season sires.”
All graduates of the 2021 CPYS qualify for the first ever R7.5-million CTS Gold Rush, to be run over 1600m, and in which 16 ‘Prospectors’ will stake their claim for the massive purse, R5-million of which will be paid to the winning owner. More information here.