The curtain came down on the 2021 South African live thoroughbred auction year when the November Two Year Old Sale took place at the TBA complex in Germiston on Saturday.

The one day auction was topped by a blue blooded daughter of champion sprinter What A Winter, with that Hemel ‘N Aarde Stud consigned filly (Lot 29) knocked down to the Hollywood Syndicate for R800 000.

Saturday’s sales topper, a full-sister to G2 Camellia Stakes/G3 Man O’War Sprint victress Celestial Love, is out of the dual winning Lecture mare Leylani, a half-sister to G3 Lonsdale Stirrup Cup winner Balance Sheet.

Boland Stud, acting as agent, consigned the sales’ top priced colt, with the Querari colt Vaupes (Lot 49) knocked down to Greg Bortz for R750 000. The beautifully bred Vaupes, a half-brother to the stakes placed pair of Twinkle Toes and Light On Her Toes, was produced by the Western Winter sired G1 winner On Her Toes, whose wins included triumphs in both the G1 Allan Robertson Fillies Championship and G2 K R A Fillies Guineas.

The market proved a buoyant one at Saturday’s sale, with the sale sporting an aggregate of R18 800 000, an average price of R140 299 and a median of R100 000. With 8 lots withdrawn, 148 lots were catalogued 135 found an owner.

Greg Bortz topped the Buyers table, with Greg purchasing 10 two-year-olds for R3.02 million, ahead of Hollywood Syndicate, Rathmor Stud and Peter Muscutt Racing.

James Armitage’s Sandown Stud topped the Breeders’ List, with Sandown Stud selling 10 two-year-olds for an aggregate of R2.105 million, while Master Of My Fate led the Sires’ List, with the son of Jet Master responsible for nine two-year-olds grossing R2.195 million.

Bloodstock South Africa would like to thank all the breeders and buyers who have supported them in 2021 and wishes them all the best for 2022. The next live BSA auction will be the 2022 Cape Yearling Sale, which has been scheduled to take place Sunday 27 February at Kenilworth racecourse.

A full list of prices and statistics for the November Two Year Old Sale can be viewed online at www.bsa.co.za