Once again, the Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale (which takes place at the TBA complex from April 24-26th) will be offering buyers the chance to buy some of South Africa’s best-bred yearlings, from some of South Africa’s best breeders. A total of 565 blue blooded yearlings have been handpicked for this year’s auction, which promises to be a sale for the ages.
The yearlings are currently at the TBA Complex for viewing prior to the sale starting on Wednesday.
As in 2018, the Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale has been separated into a first and second session.
Held at the Germiston TBA complex for a first time in 1977, the National Sale’s honour roll includes some of the finest thoroughbreds ever produced in South Africa.
Past graduates of this sale include Horse Of The Year and subsequent outstanding stallion Dynasty, and fellow Horse Of The Year winning champions Futura, Legislate, and Legal Eagle as well as Equus Champion Do It Again – whose wins include the 2018 G1 Vodacom Durban July and 2019 G1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate.
South Africa’s top sires of recent times are all set to be represented at this year’s sale, with the likes of Captain Al, Dynasty, Gimmethegreenlight, Querari, Silvano, Trippi, and Var all handsomely represented at the 2019 National Sale.
Exciting stallions with yearlings on offer for a first time at a National Sale this year include Dynasty’s Cape Guineas winner Act Of War, Tapit’s brilliant son Coup De Grace, Galileo’s blue blooded son Flying The Flag, Dynasty’s Horse Of The Year sons Futura and Legislate, Dubawi’s SA Nursery winner Willow Magic, and Galileo’s multiple graded stakes winner Global View. The latter has already proved a crowd pleaser, with Global View’s first yearlings having already made up to R1 300 000.
The sale will also have an international flavour, with the National Sale this year offering buyers the chance to acquire stock by such stallions as unbeaten legend Frankel, multiple classic winner and hot young sire Camelot, champion Rock Of Gibraltar – sire of more than 100 stakes winners, and multiple Australian G1 winner Press Statement.
There are at least 20 G1 winning mares with progeny on the National Sale, which also offers buyers the chance to buy half or full siblings to the following G1 winners – Arabian Beat (SA Nursery), Antonoe (Just A Game Stakes), Athina (SA Fillies Classic), Attenborough (Computaform Sprint), Bela-Bela (Equus Champion), Big City Life (Equus Champion), Coral Fever (Champions Challenge), Edict Of Nantes (Equus Champion), French Navy (Equus Champion), Gulf Storm (Cape Flying Championship), Heavy Metal (Equus Champion), King Of Pain (Gold Challenge), Lady In Black (Equus Champion), Legislate (Horse Of The Year, sire), Liege (Summer Cup), Link Man (Gold Medallion), Nightingale (Majorca Stakes), Rabiya (Cape Guineas), Snowdance (Cape Fillies Guineas, Majorca Stakes), Val De Ra (Equus Champion), Viva Maria (Woolavington 2000), Wagner (Summer Cup) and Wavin’ Flag (Gold Cup).
Tuesday evening, the night before the sale, will see the TBA Grade 1 Awards take place at Emperors Palace.