An exceptional catalogue for the 2023 National Yearling Sale has been unveiled and can be viewed online at www.bsa.co.za.
This year’s National Sale will once again be held at the TBA Complex in Germiston, with the two day sale set to commence on April 21st. Trading will get underway at 10:00 AM sharp on both Friday 21st of April and Saturday the 22nd.
South Africa’s premier thoroughbred auction, the National Yearling Sale has a long and storied history, and its graduates continue to score at the highest level.
This year’s G1 World Sports Betting Cape Town Met winner Jet Dark was a R200 000 buy from the 2019 National Sale, and he must surely rate as one of the best bargain buys of recent times.
Now retired to Drakenstein Stud, multiple Equus Champion Jet Dark earned more R5.697 million than during his illustrious career with the son of Trippi claiming five G1 victories among his nine career wins.
Star sires Dynasty and Vercingetorix were both sold off the National Sale, as were both Captain’s Ransom and Rainbow Bridge, both of whom were named Horse Of The Year in recent years.
A plethora of hugely promising two-year-olds also rate as former National Sale alumni including unbeaten recent stakes winners American Graffiti and Mrs Geriatrix, and the very promising Outlaw King.
Approximately 400 horses have been catalogued for the 2023 National Yearling Sale, with top stallions represented including Elusive Fort, Flower Alley, Futura, Gimmethegreenlight, Master Of My Fate, Querari, Rafeef, The United States, Trippi, Var, Vercingetorix and What A Winter.
Fire Away, Lancaster Bomber and New Predator have all made cracking starts with their first two-year-olds this season and all three have yearlings on sale, while stallions with the first yearlings on sale at a National Sale this year include Buffalo Bill Cody, Last Winter, One World, and champion Soqrat.
The catalogue also includes a colt (Lot 297) sired by US champion and Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist, and a colt (Lot 76) by Irish 2000 Guineas winner and hugely successful sire Mastercraftsman.
Among the numerous potential standouts on offer at the 2023 National Sale are:
Lot 11-a Vercingetorix colt out of G1 SA Oaks winner Pine Princess
Lot 18 -a Master Of My Fate three-parts sister to G1 winner Sentbydestiny
Lot 19 -a Vercingetorix half-brother to G1 HSH Princess Charlene Empress Club Stakes winner Princess Calla
Lot 31 -a Gimmethegreenlight colt out of G1 winner Redberry Lane
Lot 41 -a Querari 3/4 brother to G2 Zulu Kingdom Explorer Golden Slipper winner Ameena
Lot 49 -a Gimmethegreenlight colt out of Fillies Guineas winner Santa Clara
Lot 53- a Vercingetorix filly out of a G2 winning daughter of Var
Lot 56 -a Futura half-brother to Equus Champion Gabor
Lot 60- a Vercingetorix half-brother to G1 winners All Is Secret and The Secret Is Out
Lot 62- a One World 3/4 brother to G1 Rising Sun Gold Challenge winner Undercover Agent
Lot 80-a Gimmethegreenlight filly out of G1 winner Silver Mountain
Lot 83 -a One World half-brother to Hong Kong Classic Cup victor Singapore Sling
Lot 86- a Lancaster Bomber filly out of G1 Wilgerbosdrift SA Fillies Classic winner Siren’s Call
Lot 87 -a Gimmethegreenlight half-sister to champion Good Traveller
Lot 94 -a Vercingetorix half-brother to G1 WSB Cape Fillies Guineas winner Missisippi Burning
Lot 97 -a One World half-sister to G1 Wilgerbosdrift SA Fillies Classic winner Bless My Stars
Lot 107 -a What A Winter half-brother to dual G1 Vodacom Durban July winner Do It Again
Lot 116-a Flower Alley half-sister to G1 winner Athina
Lot 139 -a What A Winter three-parts sister to G2 winner Cold As Ice
Lot 140-a New Predator half-sister to G3 winner Neptune’s Rain
Lot 147 -a Gimmethegreenlight half-sister to G1 Cape Guineas winner Tap O’ Noth
Lot 161 -a full-sister to G1 Vodacom Durban July winner Kommetdieding
Lot 169 -a Master Of My Fate half-brother to G1 Golden Horse Sprint winner Alesian Chief
Lot 183 -a Querari half-sister to G3 Track And Ball Derby winner Decorated
Lot 189 -a Pomodoro half-brother to G1 winners Viva Maria and Warrior’s Rest
Lot 217 -a Lancaster Bomber colt out of G1 winner Chestnuts N Pearls
Lot 223 -a Gimmethegreenlight half-brother to G1 Cape Guineas winner Double Superlative
Lot 225 -a Gimmethegreenlight half-brother to G1 winning champion Just Sensual
Lot 227 -a Querari full-brother to G2 winner Cosmic Light
Lot 250 -a Vercingetorix filly out of G3 eLan Gold Cup winner Dynasty’s Blossom
Lot 288 -a Var half-brother to G2 Heineken SA Nursery winner Miss Cool
Lot 292 -a Lancaster Bomber colt out of champion Gabor
Lot 296 -a Gimmethegreenlight colt out of G3 Fillies Mile heroine Ghaalla
Lot 298 -a Lancaster Bomber half-brother to G1 SA Derby winner Hero’s Honour
Lot 311 -a Gimmethegreenlight colt out of a G2 winning daughter of Redoute’s Choice
Lot 313 -a Fire Away colt out of SA Oaks winner Ilha Bela
Lot 316 -a Gimmethegreenlight colt out of G1 winner Imperious Star
Lot 318 -a Lancaster Bomber colt out of five time G1 winner Inara
Lot 323 -a Gimmethegreenlight half-brother to dual Equus Champion Celtic Sea
Lot 331 -a One World three-parts brother to Triple Crown winner, and sire, Malmoos
Lot 334 -a Querari half-brother to this season’s top-class three-year-old Royal Victory
Lot 351 -a Visionaire full-sister to G1 Wilgerbosdrift SA Fillies Classic winner Takingthepeace
Lot 360 -a Master Of My Fate own brother to G1 Jonsson Workwear Garden Province Stakes heroine Zarina
Lot 367 -a Vercingetorix colt out of Fillies Guineas winner Maybe Yes
Lot 372 -a full-brother to this season’s high-class three-year-old Khaya”s Hope
Lot 374 -a Master Of My Fate own sister to champion Tempting Fate
Lot 386 -a What A Winter half-brother to champion Safe Passage
Lot 392 -a Lancaster Bomber own-brother to this season’s high-class 2yo Rascova
Lot 396 -a Danon Platina colt out of Equus Champion Nother Russia
Lot 397 -a Querari half-brother to this season’s G1 Wilgerbosdrift SA Fillies Classic second Feather Boa