Leading South African sire Jet Master topped the Cape Premier yearling sale on Friday when trainer Mike Bass paid R2.80 million for his colt from Our Table Mountain.
The colt was offered by Highlands Farm where Jet Master launched his stud career. A five-time South African champion sire, Jet Master died in November aged 17 at Klipdrif Stud.
His progeny include three-time South African Horse of the Year Pocket Power who was prepared by Bass. The sale topper’s dam Our Table Mountain is a Kentucky-bred by Fusaichi Pegasus and is a half sister to 2005 Breeders Cup Mile winner Artie Schiller.
Trade during Book 1 of the Cape Premier yearling sale reached R106.83 million. The two session average was down 2% to R403.15.
A Trippi colt had topped Thursday’s opening session at R1.70 million. He was also offered by Highlands Farm and was purchased by Form Bloodstock. His dam Destination Mars (Coronado’s Quest) foaled the Spectrum winner Mighty Mars first-up at stud.
Trippi (End Sweep) was a G1 winner of the 2000 Vosburgh Stakes before entering stud at Ocala Stud in Florida. He remained there until 2008 when he was sold to stand in South Africa.
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