In what proved an emotional and evocactive afternoon, a half-sister to high-class Cape 3yo Vardy proved the star attraction at Thursday’s Moutonshoek Dispersal Sale.
Held at the exquisite Moutonshoek farm itself, the sale saw a dispersal of the breeding stock of late prominent owner-breeder Chris Gerber, who tragically passed away in October last year.
The dispersal sale was made up of broodmares, weanlings, yearlings and a collection of some of Chris’ best geldings, who were being offered as riding horse prospects.
Eros’s Girl, a Captain Al half-sister to Saturday’s G3 Winter Classic hope Vardy, was the top lot sold at Thursday’s sale, with the former East Cape Oaks winner fetching R1 100 000 to the bid of prominent bloodstock agent John Freeman.
Offered in foal to deceased leading sire Dynasty, Eros’s Girl (Lot 24) is also a three-parts sister to former Equus Champion and G1 Cape Fillies Guineas winner Captain’s Lover.
The mare’s yearling Marchfield colt (Lot160) named Captain Cupid was knocked down to Gauteng trainer St John Gray for R55 000.
Other lots of interest to attract attention at the dispersal sale was the Silvano colt out of Off To Stud Handicap winner Pecan Nut who was sold to Moutonshoek’s Bennie van der Merwe for R425 000 (his dam later fetched R360 000), the well bred Tiger Ridge mare African Goshawk (who made 320 000), and Devon Air Stakes winner Maleficent (who fetched R240 000).
Winter Oaks winner Secret Risk, whose G1 winning son Undercover Agent is a leading fancy for this weekend’s G1 Tsogo Sun Sprint, was sold to the Cheveley Stud for R190 000.
A full list of prices for the sale can be viewed at www.bsa.co.za