Trade Remained Solid At National Yearling Sale

The 2019 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale came to an end, after a day of solid trading, on Friday at the TBA complex at Germiston.
And while there were slight declines in the statistics for the 2019 National Sale, the overall aggregate of R139 030 000 (the National Sale’s aggregate reached R140 345 000 last year) was very much on par with the figure achieved last year.

A handsome clearance rate of over 80% was also a handsome takeout from this year’s National Sale, which saw the average price drop from R362 649 to R320 346 and the median fall from R200 000 to R175 000.

Catalogued as lot 517, the Boland Stud consigned (as agent) Gimmethegreenlight filly out of Scarlet Grits was knocked down to Antony Beck for R650 000 to top Friday’s session overall.

Bloodstock South Africa’s Gary Grant was realistic about the sale’s overall results, saying,” The results of the 2019 National Sale are an accurate reflection of the uncertain political and economic political situation at the moment. We remain very grateful for the ongoing support from a number of major international buyers, and once again would like to thank the vendors for the high-quality drafts they have offered at the National Sale.”

The 2019 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale also achieved a new record amount paid for a yearling in South Africa, when the Wilgerbosdrift consigned Masaki (Silvano-Quickwood) made R9 000 000 when knocked down to Shadwell South Africa.

Form Bloodstock topped the buyers list, purchasing 32 yearlings for a gross amount of R18 365 000, while Wilgerbosdrift, who sold 23 of their 27 lots on offer, headed the vendors table selling their yearlings for R17 645 000.

Multiple champion sire Silvano was the Leading Sire, by Aggregate, at the 2019 National Sale, with the triple G1 winning son of Lomitas selling 20 yearlings for R20 180 000.

A full list of prices and statistics for the 2019 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale can be viewed online at


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