The Suncoast yearling sale in Durban averaged R68,890 over two sessions leading up to the July Handicap meeting on Saturday. A total of 189 lots change hands for turnover of R13.02 million.
A Trippi – Fragrant Filly (Model Man) colt topped the leader-board at R1.10 million to the bid of trainer Leon Erasmus. He was consigned by Highlands Farms and is a three-quarter brother to Trippi filly Franny who won the G3 Pretty Polly Stakes at Turffontein earlier this season.
Their second dam Scented Royal (Royal Prerogative) was South Africa’s Champion 2YO Filly in 1988-89.
Trippi (End Sweep) defeated More Than Ready in the G1 Vosburgh Stakes before entering stud at Ocala Stud in Florida. He was sold to stand at Drakenstein Stud in 2008 and is off to a wonderful start with his first (SAf) juveniles this season.
A Trippi colt made R1.70 million at the Cape Premier yearling sale in January and he led the sires list by aggregate with 20 lots sold for R10.49 million at the South African National yearling sale in April.
Former Australian based sire King Of Kings topped turnover at the Suncoast yearling sale with 20 sales for R1.42 million. Other ex Australia – NZ sires represented were Black Minnaloushe (7 lots for R555,000), Spectrum (1 for R65,000) and Antonius Pius (2 lots for R60,000).
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