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Buyers and early talent scouts who have opened the online catalogue for the 2019 CTS Ready To Run Sale at Durbanville on Friday, 22 November are most excited. Their enthusiasm is shared by the vendors who will be sending their prized two-year-olds through the ring at this hugely popular auction.

The cornerstones of this sale, as always, is the awe-inspiring list of stallions represented in the pages of an unbelievably strong catalogue. They include the country’s top active sires from 2018/19 in Silvano (2 lots) Twice Over (10), VAR (4) and Gimmethegreenlight (13).

The sale also presents the very last opportunity to buy an offspring of the late super sire Captain Al, there are 2 catalogued (1 filly, 1 colt), while the sons and daughters of the recently deceased Dynasty are always in demand. He has two colts and a filly in the catalogue. Former Champion stallion Trippi, meanwhile, has a Quartet of two-year-olds coming to the auction.

Added to this is a strong representation of up and coming stallions, including last season’s champion freshman Captain Of All (3), runner-up Vercingetorix (5), Querari (12), Master Of My Fate  and Coup de Grace (6 apiece), Flower Alley, Global View and Louis the King (5 apiece) and What a Winter and Oratorio (6).

There are three lots by international sires Maxios, Uncle Mo, Zoffany, themselves all G1 winners who have already sired G1 winners.

Included too, are 10 siblings to G1 winners, and they are:

    1. Lot 7 – Oratorio brother to BIG CITY LIFE
    2. Lot 55 – Flower Alley brother to NOAH FROM GOA
    3. Lot 90 – Silvano sister to FRENCH NAVY
    4. Lot 116 – Uncle Mo brother to RAIL TRIP
    5. Lot 121 – Oratorio sister to GUINEAS
    6. Lot 136 – Coup de Grace brother to LINK MAN
    7. Lot 146 – Coup de Grace brother to SEVENTH PLAIN
    8. Lot 150 – Visionaire brother to VIVA MARIA
    9. Lot 155 – What a Winter brother to VIA AFRICA
    10. Lot 163 – Jackson brother to CORAL FEVER

The long, illustrious list of CTS R2R graduates include 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.

Buyers are reminded that all graduates sold on the sale will qualify for a R1,25-million race for three-year-olds, to be staged after the 2020 Sale. This will be the richest sales race in South Africa.

In addition there will be three bonuses of R250,000 each paid to the first three juvenile stakes winners bought at this year’s renewal of the sale.

For more information, contact Kerry Jack at

The catalogue is online at