Soft Falling Rain Filly Tops Shongweni Sale

A daughter of Wilgerbosdrift’s sadly deceased champion Soft Falling Rain proved the star attraction at Tuesday’s Shongweni Mixed Sale, which was held at the Shongweni Polo Grounds.

From the estate of the late Chris Gerber, the beautifully bred two-year-old Captive Gold (Lot 92) was knocked down to KZN trainer Duncan Howells for R420 000 to top Tuesday’s auction.

The filly, who shares her sire with brilliant recent debut winner Gin Fizz, is out of the outstanding Al Mufti mare Circle Of Gold –whose trio of graded stakes winners is headed by exported G1 Cape Guineas winner Elusive Gold.

Recent Egoli Mile hero Drop Kick, another from the estate of Chris Gerber, also proved popular with that Judpot gelding (Lot 13) knocked down to Mark Paddock for R380 000.

The top seven lots offered at Tuesday’s sale were all members of the Chris Gerber draft.

In total, the Mixed Sale’s 101 lots to sell grossed R4 630 000, with the average price of R45 842 up no less than 45% on last year’s sale!

Bloodstock South Africa’s next sale will be the Cape Yearling Sale, which is due to be held at the Mistico Equestrian Centre on March 17th.

The online catalogue for this sale, one of South Africa’s best value for money thoroughbred auctions, can be viewed online at

-Bloodstock South Africa

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