Jooste reclaims Australian colts at Cape Town Sale

A Western Winter colt and Jet Master filly both made R1 million when topping the inaugural Cape Town 2YO Sale last week.

Leading owner Markus Jooste bought the Western Winter brother to LR Kenilworth Winter Juvenile winner Master Mascus.  Their dam Landaulet (Badger Land) won four races and second dam Countess Alexis (Foveros) won the LR Vaal Silver Slipper Sprint.

The Jet Master filly was knocked down to Adriaan van Vuuren.  She is the second foal of Page Girl (Saumarez) and her second dam Popular Girl (Dancing Champ) was a G3 winner of the Milnerton Southern Cross Stakes.

Turnover at the one-day sale reached R25.86 million at an average of R161,656.  “Trade was brisk although it can also be said that, as the last sale of the year, quality was variable,” CTS chief executive Robin Bruss said.  “There was something for everyone and the results show it’s a winning formula.”

Jooste was the biggest buyer with 15 lots purchased for R6 million.  Jooste’s Mayfair Speculators bought back two yearlings he purchased from the 2012 Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale.  The Encosta de Lago – Amanusa (Alzao) colt that cost $110,000 at Oaklands Junction made R375,000.00 in Cape Town.  He is a younger brother to G2 winner Delzao.

Jooste also bought back the Holy Roman Emperor – Coup De Maitre (Palace Music) colt that cost $90,000 in Melbourne.  He went through the ring for R220,000 at the 2YO Sale.  His dam is a half-sister to Coup De Grace (G1 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes) and Coupe (G2 VRC Edward Manifold Stakes).

Both colts will be eligible for the R2million CTS Ready to Run Stakes to be held on November 23 next year.

Agent James Bester bought two Australian-bred foals in 2011 that were reoffered at the Durbanville sales complex.

Bester purchased a Teofilo colt from Retrospective (Canny Lad) at the 2011 Magic Millions National Sale.  He cost $45,000 on the Gold Coast and was knocked down to Hassen Adams for R900,000.  Adams raced Australian bred More Than Ready colt Gimmethegreenlight to a G1 victory in the 2012 Queen’s Plate in Cape Town.

The colt by Shaft from Chic Gal (Galileo) was purchased by Alesh Naidoo for R350,000.  He had been a $15,000 buy for Bester at the 2011 Inglis Weanling Sale.  He is the first foal of an unraced mare related to LR Qld Tattersall’s Mile winner She’s Academic (Royal Academy).

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– Karl Patterson