Klawervlei Stud hosted a three day festival last week, with the highlight of the three day affair being the ever popular Klawervlei Farm Sale, which took place at the farm on Saturday.
Of the lots catalogued 107 sold for a gross total of R7.324 million, with the average standing at R68 449.
A daughter of former champion sire Trippi proved the star attraction at the 2019 Klawervlei Farm Sale, with David Abery going to R440 000 to acquire the well related Klawervlei consigned filly (catalogued as Lot 3).
The beautifully bred filly, who shares her sire with such top class fillies as R Heat Lightning, Real Princess, Live Life and Hammie’s Hooker, is from one of the very best families in the stud book.
The sales topping filly was produced by the Pulpit mare Observation, with the latter already dam of four winners overseas.
Observation, herself is a half-sister to three black type performers notably G2 Bowling Green Stakes winner Air Support, while Observation herself is out of the Danzig mare Glaze –a half-sister to multiple G1 winner and G1 sire Coronado’s Quest.
Second top lot at the 2019 Farm Sale was the Querari colt Jing Yang (Lot 60) who was knocked down to John Everett for R240 000. That colt was produced by the 3 time winning Black Minnaloushe mare Black Is Black.
Sunday saw Klawervlei host a Mare & Weanling Sale, with the catalogue containing some exceptionally well bred and performed mares and weanlings by the likes of Captain Of All, Coup De Grace, Pomodoro, Red Ray and Twice Over.
The sales topper at Sunday’s auction was the regally bred Seeking Venus (Lot 37) who was sold to Lynton Ryan for R300 000.
A winning daughter of the aforementioned Trippi, Seeking Venus was produced by the winning Storm Cat mare Dive, a full-sister to multiple stakes winner and sire Seeking The Dia, and her second dam is G1 Prix Maurice de Gheest winner Seeking The Pearl.
Seeking Venus sold in foal to Klawervlei’s exciting young sire Royal Mo and she sold with a colt foal by the Klawervlei Stud bred champion and red hot sire Vercingetorix.
The Mare & Weanling Sale had 51 lots gross R1.917 million.