A powerful sire index will again be the pillar of strength at this coming Sunday’s 2020 CTS Ready To Run and Mixed Sale, which goes live on the gavelhouse.com website today.
Four Silvanos as well as two Dynasty colts are on offer, and the likes of Gimmethegreenlight, Captain Of All, Duke Of Marmalade, Futura, Master Of My Fate, Pomodoro, Querari, Vercingetorix, VAR, What A Winter, Trippi and Twice Over are well represented.
The sale will be staged for the first time online, in conjunction with gavelhouse.com, who displayed their efficiency and technical know-how in clear terms, with their handling of the Klawervlei Farm Sale earlier this year.
Haylie Martin, General Manager of gavelhouse.com, commented: “After the staggering success of the Klawervlei auction back in July, we are looking forward to partnering with the Cape Thoroughbred Sales team and their vendors.
We have been running online auctions for over four-and-a-half-years now, and pride ourselves on the user-friendly system we have developed.
Just last month we broke the online auction record price with the sale of Spanish Whisper for AUD$1,202,500, showing just how widely accepted this method of trading is these days.”
Grant Knowles, Marketing and Bloodstock Director of CTS, said: “After showing what online thoroughbred auctions can achieve with its ease of access, to-the-second bidding, and a new dimension of spirited online rivalry, we have vendors and buyers behind us for this year’s renewal of the sale.”
Knowles noted: “The vendors’ levy of R3,000 and the buyers’ levy of R5,000 – for all horses sold – will be going towards the stake money for the 2021 Ready To Run Stakes, for which we ultimately expect a prize of in excess of R1-million.”
The long, illustrious list of CTS R2R graduates includes the likes of Grade 1 winners Captain America, Red Ray, Rabada, Brave Mary, Hero’s Honour, Takingthepeace, Always In Charge, Brutal Force, Liege, French Navy, and recently the magnificent export and now Melbourne Cup hopeful Surcharge (Yulong Prince).
Big names among the list of graded stakes winners include Fort Ember, High Seas Beauty, Crowd Pleaser, Africa Rising, The Thinker, Majestic Mambo, Search Party, Ten Gun Salute and Champagne Haze.
Amanda Carey, Sales Director of CTS, commented: “Buyers card applications have opened and we encourage buyers not to delay in sending applications through to us, to ensure that they receive their login details timeously.
Please register through Cape Thoroughbred Sales directly. Forms are available on the website; or contact Amanda Carey on 082 465 4020 or firstname.lastname@example.org.”