Horse sells for over R1m at Durban July weekend

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Grahams Fame was sold for R1 050 000 at the Bloodstock South Africas annual yearling sale.

DURBAN – The Thoroughbred Breeders Association’s (TBA) sales arm, Bloodstock South Africa’s annual yearling sale was held last week at the Sibaya Casino and Resort to coincide with a festive weekend of Durban July fever at the Greyville Racecourse.

Graham’s Fame, the son of Drakenstein Stud’s outstanding young sire Philanthropist, was sold to Mario Ferreira for R1,050,000.

The colt was consigned by Highlands Farm, the Robertson-based outfit also responsible for last year’s sales topper.

Drakenstein Stud’s outstanding young sire Philanthropist fathered Graham’s Fame which sold for over R1-million.

The sale’s top-priced filly, consigned by Boland Stud, went for R500,000 to trainer Glen Kotzen.

Kotzen, the top buyer overall, bought six yearlings for a total of R1,485,055.

Highlands Farm was the sale’s leading vendor, selling nine of their 11 lots for an aggregate of R3,36-million.

An overall aggregate of R21,055,055 was achieved for the 234 lots sold during the two-day event.