20 February 2018

Sunday will see the 2018 Cape Yearling Sale take place at the lavish Mistico Equestrian Centre near Paarl.

This sale is not only one of the most successful thoroughbred auctions held in the country, but also represents excellent value for money opportunities for shrewd buyers.

A long list of outstanding racehorses, bought for bargain prices, have been purchased off the Cape Yearling Sale in years gone by, with some examples including:

Sparkling Gem –bought for R85 000 at the 2007 Sale, the big daughter of Joshua Dancer went on to win the 2008 G1 Cape Fillies Guineas and banked more than R1.4 million during her career

Geepee S –also bought for R85 000 at the 2007 Cape Sale, the daughter of Goldkeeper proved a shrewd buy, dead-heating for first place in the G1 Allan Robertson Fillies Championship

Ancestral Fore –a R27 500 buy from the 2008 Cape Sale, Ancestral Fore went on to win the G1 Gold Cup and earned over R1 million during his career

Royal Bencher- the son of Greys Inn was bought for a mere R50 000 at the 2010 Cape Sale but went on to earn over R1 000 000 and dead heated in the 2012 G1 SA Derby

Pagoda –a R100 000 buy from the 2014 sale has earned more than eight times his purchase price, with the son of Mogok having won the Listed SA Derby Trial and ran second in the G1 SA Derby

Spring Man –who cost R50 000 from the 2015 Cape Sale rates among the more promising 3yos this season and he has already banked more than three times his purchase price

No doubt, plenty more great buys will be found at Sunday’s sale!

The catalogue for the 2018 Cape Yearling Sale can be viewed at