BLOODSTOCK SA’s 2019 Cape Yearling Sale turned over R9,275-million for 144 lots sold at the TBA Complex, Gosforth Park, on Sunday afternoon.

The overall yield and average price was well up on sales figures of 2018.

In a market that favoured small and medium buyers, top price of R360,000 was paid by Garth Puller for Lot 167, Soft Day, a filly by Soft Falling Rain. In all, 25 lots were auctioned off in the 100 – 200kl bracket and most others in the 40 – 100k range, ideal for buyers on a budget.

Trainer Paul Peter was the top buyer, securing 24 lots at an average of just over R42,000 per yearling acquired. New buyers included Suzette Viljoen and Desiree de Andrade.

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