24 May 2019

Bloodstock South Africa successfully conducted two well attended auctions in the Cape this week, with buyers including both international players as well as breeders from across the country.

First of the BSA sales to take place was the 2019 Cape Mare And Weanling Sale, which was held at the Mistico Equestrian Centre on Tuesday.
Well performed Trippi mare Agra (Lot 9), whose five wins included both the Listed Summer Juvenile Stakes and Milkwood Stakes, proved the star attraction at Tuesday’s sale.

Consigned by Klipdrif Stud As Agent, Agra, who hails from the same family as such graded stakes winning females as Fanciful, Cover Look,  and Her Way, was knocked down to Form Bloodstock’s Jehan Malherbe for R300 000.

Boland Stud’s Eugene Freeman purchased the second top lot at Tuesday’s auction, when buying the Maine Chance Farms consigned Sommersonne (Lot 141) for R200 000. Offered as a filly for stud, the winning Silvano filly is a half-sister to G1 SA Fillies Sprint winner Sommerlied and hails from the same female line as G1 winners Sirius, Sanagas and, further back, Epsom Derby winner Slip Anchor.
The Cape Mare Sale was once again offered buyers tremendous value for money, and it was great to see many of South Africa’s smaller breeders acquiring high quality stock at Tuesday’s sale.
BSA also conducted the Moutonshoek Dispersal Sale on Thursday, when buyers flocked from all over to attend the Moutonshoek farm based auction.
The sale offered a large number of quality and promising broodmare prospects, but it was Listed East Cape Oaks winner Eros’s Girl (Lot 24) who topped the sale. A daughter of Captain Al, the classy Eros’s Girl is not only a half-sister to the very promising Cape 3yo Vardy, but is also a three-parts sister to the Captain Al sired Equus Champion Captain’s Lover.

Offered in foal to the late, great sire Dynasty, Eros’s Girl always looked to be a potential sale topper and so it proved, when the mare was knocked down to John Freeman for R1 100 000.

A Silvano colt (Lot 130) out of Listed Off To Stud Handicap winner Pecan Nut was the top weanling (and second top lot overall) sold at Moutonshoek’s sale when he was knocked down to Moutonshoek’s Bennie van der Merwe for R425 000.
A pleasing aspect of Thursday’s auction was the number of international buyers who participated, while local breeders and trainers from across South Africa were also highly active at the emotional dispersal sale of one of the Cape’s biggest farms.
Bloodstock South Africa would like to thank all buyers who participated in both sales and wishes them all the best with their latest purchases.
A full list of prices for both the Cape Mare And Weanling Sale and Moutonshoek Dispersal Sale can be viewed online at