Results from theNational 2YO Sale defied negative expectations and fears with both the aggregate and average price up on last year, with the aggregate rising from R32 660 00 to R39 715 000, and the average increasing from R103 028 to R122 957 in 2020.
The median price also rose from 2019, with the median price increasing from R60 000 to R70 000 this year, and the increases in aggregate and average are a fine reflection on the quality of horse presented to the sale by breeders, while an active buying bench gives considerable hope for future sales in the coming seasons.
Danika Stud consigned the top lot at the 2020 National 2YO Sale, with their Gimmethegreenlight colt Lamborghreeni (Lot 285) knocked down to Team G Racing for R1 200 000
Consigned on behalf of the Missing U Syndicate, Lamborghreeni is out of the Trippi mare San Trippi, a four time winner who ran third in the Listed Scarlet Lady.
The 2020 National 2YO Sale also proved a great result for Varsfontein Stud’s red hot sire Gimmethegreenlight, with the latter’s Varsfontein bred son East Of The Sun (Lot221) fetching R1 000 000 to the bid of Form Bloodstock’s Jehan Malherbe.
Bred on similar lines to the likes of Ecstatic Green, Hack Green and Pluck, East Of The Sun is a half-brother to four winners including G3 Flamboyant Stakes winner Hashtagyolo.
A son of More Than Ready, Gimmethegreenlight ended the sale as the Leading Sire by Aggregate, with his 13 lots to sell grossing R4 745 000.
Wilgerbosdrift, who ended up as the second leading vendor by aggregate, consigned the sale’s second top lot, Lord Heathfield (Lot 100), with the latter knocked down to Form Bloodstock for R1 100 000.