The August Two Year Old Sale has strong claims to being the best value for money thoroughbred auction in South Africa. Boasting a long list of outstanding alumni, the August Sale turns up a host of top-class prospects every year.
In 2021, graduates of the August Two Year Old Sale to make their mark in black type races included the likes of Ekoria, Galla Vanting, Ipso Facto, Jimmy Don, Machete Man, Taikonaut, and the luckless Feather Boa, to name but a few.
Last year has already produced a number of exciting gallopers headed by such promising performers as Guy Gibson, Rani Of Kittur, and White Pearl, with, no doubt, a host of other potential stars yet to be unveiled.
This year, the sale is set to take place at the TBA Complex in Germiston on Saturday August 26th and Sunday 27th of August, and the catalogue for the 2023 August Two Year Old Sale can now be viewed online at www.bsa.co.za.
Saturday’s session will get underway at midday, while the second and final day of the August Sale has been set to commence at 11:AM sharp. Many of South Africa’s top farms have strong drafts on offer, and hopes are high that the positive trends seen at recent thoroughbred auctions will continue at the Two Year Old Sale.
Prominent stallions represented at the 2023 August Two Year Old Sale include Gimmethegreenlight, Master Of My Fate, Querari, Rafeef, Trippi, Var, Vercingetorix and What A Winter, while top British sprinter Twilight Son, who stands at Cheveley Park Stud in Newmarket, has a well bred filly on the sale.
Sires to be represented by their first two-year-olds at this sale include Buffalo Bill Cody, Last Winter, One World, Soqrat and Talk Of The Town.
Potential standout lots on offer at the 2023 August Two Year Old Sale include:
Lot 15 -a Var colt out of the multiple graded stakes winner Queen’s Bay
Lot 21 -a Soqrat half-sister to 2023 Listed East Cape Nursery winner Vision Of Wonder
Lot 29 -a Master Of My Fate half-brother to millionaire Matador Man
Lot 33 -a filly by The United States out of stakes winner Sapphire Ring
Lot 34 -a Futura half-brother to 2 G1 winners including 2023 Hollywoodbets Durban July winner Winchester Mansion
Lot 37 -a What A Winter half-brother to G2 Umkhomazi Stakes winner Hack Green
Lot 45-an Act Of War half-sister to G2 winner Gimme A Shot
Lot 52 -a Vercingetorix own-sister to G2 Anthonij Rupert Wyne Premier Trophy winner Rascallion
Lot 53 -a Gimmethegreenlight colt out of G1 winner Soft Landing
Lot 54 -a Querari colt out of a G3 winning daughter of Trippi
Lot 57 -a Danon Platina half-brother to G2 Jonsson Workwear Dingaans winner Union Square
Lot 67 -a Gimmethegreenlight half-sister to Quasiforsure
Lot 84 -a Vercingetorix 3/4 brother to dual G3 winner Sunshine Silk
Lot 88 -a Vercingetorix half-sister to G2 Joburg Spring F&M Challenge winner Vistula
Lot 98 -a Vercingetorix 3/4 sister to G1 Gauteng Chris Gerber Summer Cup winner Zillzaal
Lot 109 -a Gimmethegreenlight filly out of a stakes winning granddaughter of outstanding producer Mystic Spring
Lot 113 -a Rafeef colt out of a G1 winning daughter of Fort Wood
Lot 123 -a Master Of My Fate colt out of G1 Golden Slipper winner Bilateral
Lot 164 -a Gimmethegreenlight colt out of G3 Yellowwood Handicap winner Enchanted Kingdom
Lot 172 -a Rafeef half-sister to G3 Three Troikas Stakes winner Mount Laurel
Lot 176 -a Rafeef colt out of G3 winner Folk Dance
Lot 177 -a Master Of My Fate colt out of G1 Golden Slipper winner For The Lads
Lot 180 -a filly by The United States out of a stakes winning daughter of Silvano
Lot 196 -a Lancaster Bomber half-brother to G1 Allan Robertson Championship winner Sweet Pepper
Lot 201-a Vercingetorix 3/4 sister to G1 winning filly Happy Valentine
Lot 211 -a Buffalo Bill Cody half-brother to graded stakes winners Big Burn and Catch Twentytwo
Lot 219 -a Rafeef half-brother to G2 Senor Santa Handicap winner Dollar Dazzler
Lot 229 -a What A Winter colt out of G1 winner Juxtapose
Lot 240 -a Vercingetorix half-sister to G2 4Racing Camellia Stakes winner Celestial Love
Lot 241 -an Erupt half-brother to G1 SA Derby winner Out Of Your League
Lot 246 -a Fire Away half-sister to G2 winner Hoedspruit
Lot 257 -a Fire Away colt out of G3 Acacia Handicap winner Milk And Honey
Lot 273 -a Flower Alley own-brother to dual Oaks winner None Other
Lot 277 -a Gimmethegreenlight own-sister to G2 Fillies Championship winner Third Runway