11 March 2020

The catalogue for South Africa’s oldest premier yearling sale, the Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale, is now online and can be viewed at www.bsa.co.za

More than 470 yearlings (subsequent withdrawals excluded) were catalogued for this year’s sale, with the majority of this country’s leading breeders set to be represented at South Africa’s premier yearling sale in 2020.

Once again, this year’s National Sale will be held at the TBA complex in Germiston, with the three day sale set to commence on April 22nd and conclude on April 24th.
The sale made history last year, when the Silvano colt, Masaki, was knocked down to Shadwell South Africa for R9 000 000, making the brother to G1 Klawervlei Majorca Stakes winner Nightingale the most expensive thoroughbred ever sold at public auction in South Africa.

Last year’s sale was supported by a host of international buyers, headed by Shadwell, the Hong Kong Jockey Club, Bjorn Nelson, David Ferraris, Tony Millard, and James Bester, and a strong international buying bench is again expected for this year’s National Sale.

The lengthy list of champions purchased at the National Sale in recent years include all of Futura, Legislate, Legal Eagle and reigning South African Horse Of The Year Do It Again, as well as Kilindini and Missisippi Burning –the winners of this season’s G1 Cape Guineas and G1 World Sports Betting Cape Fillies Guineas respectively.
Top sires represented at this year’s National Sale include all of Dynasty, Duke Of Marmalade, Gimmethegreenlight, Ideal World, Oratorio, Querari, Silvano, Trippi, Var, Vercingetorix, and What A Winter.

This year’s National Sale also features a colt by Breeders’ Cup champion, and prominent North American sire, Uncle Mo, and this Mauritzfontein consigned colt is sure to attract his share of attention!

Stallions represented by first local yearlings at this year’s National Sale include all of G1 Secretariat Stakes hero Admiral Kitten, G3 Bavarian Classic winner Quasillo (the only son of Sea The Stars at stud in South Africa), Redoute’s Choice’s G1 winning son Rafeef, G1 Mercury Sprint winner Red Ray, Galileo’s G1 Ranvet Stakes winner The United States (a full-brother to G1 winners Hermosa and Hydrangea), and Cape Guineas winner William Longsword.

Brilliant G1 winning racemares, Athina (Soft Falling Rain colt), All Afire (Dynasty colt), Bambina Stripes (Rafeef colt), Imperious Star (Gimmethegreenlight colt), Lauderdale (Silvano filly), Little Miss Magic (Futura colt), Pine Princess (Silvano colt), Princess Victoria (Silvano colt), Rat Burana (Duke Of Marmalade colt), River Jetez (Silvano colt), and Royal Fantasy (Gimmethegreenlight colt) are all represented at this year’s National Yearling Sale, with more than 100 stakes winning mares in total having yearlings on sale.

There are also siblings to no fewer than 27 G1 winners in this year’s catalogue –an impressive collection by anyone’s standards.
A few of the potential standout lots for this year’s Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale are
Lot 10 Pomodoro half-brother to Ikigai
Lot 13 Dynasty colt out of G1 winner All Afire
Lot 22 Duke Of Marmalade half-brother to G1 winners Kasimir and Afrikaburn
Lot 27 Soft Falling Rain colt out of G1 SA Fillies Classic winner Athina
Lot 34 Rafeef colt out of G1 winner Bambina Stripes
Lot 43 Gimmethegreenlight filly out of SA Oaks winner Bedloe’s Island
Lot 85 What A Winter half-brother to recent G1 Wilgerbosdrift SA Fillies Classic winner Summer Pudding
Lot 93 Global View half-sister to Coral Fever
Lot 109 Silvano colt out of G2 winner Demanding Lady
Lot 140 What A Winter half-sister to graded stakes winners Our Emperor and Platinum Class
Lot 146 Gimmethegreenlight filly out of a ½ sister to St Leger winner Rule Of Law
Lot 147 Silvano half-brother to Ghaalla
Lot 159 Dynasty colt out of dual G3 winner Franny
Lot 168 Flower Alley half-sister to Marinaresco and Mercurana
Lot 170 William Longsword colt out of Fillies Guineas winner Gibraltar Blue
Lot 175 What A Winter filly out of Fillies Guineas winner Go Indigo
Lot 180 Willow Magic half-brother to SA Derby winner Hero’s Honour
Lot 185 Silvano own brother to Hawwaam and ½ to G1 winners Rainbow Bridge and Golden Ducat
Lot 204 Gimmethegreenlight colt out of G1 winner Imperious Star
Lot 220 Willow Magic ½ sister to dual G1 winning sire Rabada
Lot 224 Gimmethegreenlight ½ brother to Captain Splendid
Lot 229 Twice Over ½ to graded winners Speedy Suzy and Olympic Owen
Lot 247 Silvano filly out of G1 winner Lauderdale
Lot 254 Capetown Noir ½ to G1 winner Takingthepeace
Lot 256 Futura colt out of G1 Empress Club Stakes winner Little Miss Magic
Lot 266 Full-brother to Magical Wonderland
Lot 271 Dynasty half-brother to G1 winner Brave Mary
Lot 273 Silvano filly out of Fillies Guineas winner Maybe Yes
Lot 276 Oratorio full-brother to Cue The Music and ½ to champion Val De Ra
Lot 302 Silvano colt out of G2 winner My Sanctuary
Lot 318 Silvano own brother to Silver Mountain
Lot 323 Willow Magic ½ brother to G1 winner Love Struck
Lot 329 Silvano colt out of G1 winner Pine Princess
Lot 337 full-sister to G1 winner Querari Falcon
Lot 338 Silvano colt out of a G2 winning ½ to champion Princess Victoria
Lot 341 Silvano colt out of champion Princess Victoria
Lot 351 Duke Of Marmalade colt out of champion Rat Burana
Lot 361 Silvano colt out of Met winner River Jetez
Lot 364 Dynasty half-sister to Dubai G2 winner Forries Waltz
Lot 336 Gimmethegreenlight colt out of G1 winner Royal Fantasy
Lot 370 Dynasty brother to Smiling Blue Eyes and Sage Throne, ½ to Russian Sage
Lot 376 Dynasty ½ brother to G1 winner Pine Princess
Lot 381 William Longsword ¾ brother to G1 winners All Is Secret and The Secret Is Out
Lot 386 What A Winter ½ brother to champion sprinter Captain Of All
Lot 391 Querari half-brother to Janoobi and Sedge
Lot 404 Var own brother to G1 winner Sommerlied
Lot 410 Dynasty ½ brother to dual G1 winner Snowdance
Lot 439 Flower Alley ½ sister to G1 winner Athina
Lot 446 Gimmethegreenlight ½ brother to G1 winner Eden Roc
Lot 453 Uncle Mo colt from the family of G1 winners Ibn Bey and Roseate Tern