Cape Thoroughbred Sales (CTS) has announced a substantial increase in prize money for the 2022 CTS Farm Sale Stakes Race. The race, scheduled for June 2022, will now be worth R400,000, doubling its current R200,000.
This is a sale with high quality at value prices and, given its nature, also with opportunities for speculators. This has been proved time and again by its graduates, from the likes of present leading stallion Captain Of All and G1 Cape Derby winner Edict Of Nantes in the early days of the original Klawervlei Sale, to the first three winners of the Farm Sale race in Rock The Globe, Kommetdieding and Masked Vigilante.
Rock The Globe (Seventh Rock), who was Gr1 placed following his win in the 2019 Farm Sale Race, was pin-hooked for only R25,000 at the 2018 Sale by Justin Vermaak of Vermaak Equine, who recalled: “He was a really nice yearling, and I couldn’t understand why he went for just 25k. He grew into a proper two-year-old colt and was one of the best, if not the best, specimen at the Ready To Run Sale, where Sean Tarry bought him for R300,000 for Chris van Niekerk and the Sham brothers.”
The second Farm Race winner was Kommetdieding (Elusive Fort), described as a “fuzzy, attractive little horse” by buyers Michelle Rix and Harold Crawford, who paid just R55,000 for the colt, and who has become a countrywide favourite and potential Durban July winner, with earnings already topping R500,000.
Brett Crawford secured the third Farm Sale winner, Masked Vigilante (Vercingetorix), for just R90,000 at the 2020 sale. He is unbeaten in two starts for owners Delma and Lance Sherrell.