Sunday’s Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale proved a solid success, with prices remaining competitive throughout the one day auction.

Five lots made R500 000 plus on Sunday, with the superbly bred Trippi colt Hurricane Harry (Lot 85) making the top price, when knocked down to prominent owner Nick Jonnsson.
Consigned by Summerhill Sales (Agent), Hurricane Harry made a very healthy R2 300 000, which was a most encouraging result for all concerned –especially given the tenuous start of the current market.

Sunday’s sales’ topper was produced by the winning Fard mare Jordie, with Hurricane Harry’s three winning siblings include new Summerhill Stud stallion Rabada, whose victories include the 2015 Premiers Champion Stakes and 2016 Daily News 2000. Jordie is also dam of the very useful Glider Pilot and River Tyne, a stakes placed winner of four who ran third in the Listed Lady’s Slipper Stakes.

Star filly Takingthepeace’s Duke Of Marmalade half-brother, The Sandwich Man (Lot 91), was sold to Fortune Racing for a R1 000 000, with the Captain Al colt Captain Carmel (Lot 101) also making a million when knocked down to the bid of Form Bloodstock’s Jehan Malherbe.

Top priced filly was the beautifully bred Dynasty daughter Tel Aviv (Lot 21), who was consigned by Patterson Racing (Agent). That filly, who made R550 000, is from the same family as international G1 winning half-brothers Ectot and Most Improved, and she was snapped up by Form Bloodstock.

The now Lammerskraal Stud based Visionaire was the Leading Sire by Aggregate, with the G1 winning son of Grand Slam responsible for 30 lots who grossed R4.15 million.
Summerhill Sales, once again, lead the Vendors List, selling 59 juveniles for a gross total of R11.23 million, while Nick Jonsson topped the Leading Buyers List, acquiring four lots for R3.1 million.

Overall, 89 of the 104 lots to come forward (seven were withdrawn) were sold for an aggregate of R16 715 000, with the Ready To Run Sale achieving the respectable average of R187 809.  Pleasingly just 15 lots failed to find a home, with the clearance rate standing up to similar results achieved at BSA sales this year.

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