Our Kingsbarns, the only one on the National Yearling Sale, sold for R400 000 to David Ferraris. Image: Candiese Marnewick

We recently returned from the National Yearling Sale where we sold 11 yearlings, including siblings to Group winners including Orbison’s half-brother and Meadow Magic’s half-brother – both by Eightfold Path who is bringing in the winners.

Amongst our draft sold was an exceptional colt from the first crop of Kingsbarns, who was knocked down to David Ferraris for R400 000. The striking and as yet unnamed colt is the first foal out of a Trippi mare.

Another that turned heads was Vodacom Durban July entry Matador Man’s half-sister – the filly named Dune Dance sold to Dennis Drier, who trained the first foal of Sahara and full brother to Matador Man, Desert Fighter, to four wins. She was knocked down for R275 000. Gr1 placed Matador Man has been entered for the Gr1 Vodacom Durban July by trainer Sean Tarry.

The well grown Lynty’s Legacy, a well grown son of Crusade out of Jet Master mare We Have Lift Off, sold for R360 000 to Mr S Habib.

Lynty’s Legacy sold for R360 000, a lovely Crusade colt out of a Jet Master mare. Image: Candiese Marnewick

Crusade had two winners in the week of the sale and averaged an impressive R288 000 each in the first session of the Nationals, and continued with R150 000 for each yearling sold in Session 2. Eightfold Path only had two Lots on offer – and averaged R175 000 each, purchased by Paul Lafferty and Hartley SA respectively.

Passioneight, bred by Scott Bros out of Jallad mare Passionate, won at Greyville over 2000m recently, whilst Number Eight won second time out for trainer Corinne Bestel.

Crusade is bringing in the winners recently and added yet more Black Type when Alfeo finished second in the East Cape Nursery Listed. The juvenile colt has now won three times and placed twice, yet to be out of the money from all of his starts.

Thank you to our buyers and the underbidders for the support at the National Yearling Sale.