Maine Chance Farms’ multiple champion sire Silvano provided the sales topper at Sunday’s Klawervlei Online Farm Sale, presented by Gavelhouse.
The Klawervlei Stud bred filly, who came up early in the sale as Lot 32, was knocked down to David Abery for R680 000 to top the inaugural online auction.
The classically bred filly is out of the Jet Master sired top-class racemare Thunder Dance whose six career triumphs included scores in both the G1 Paddock Stakes and G1 Empress Club Stakes.
The regally bred Thunder Dance is herself, in turn, out of Shadow Dancing, a dual G1 winning half-sister to Klawervlei’s multiple champion sire Captain Al.
Other lots to attract plenty of attention included the Global View colt (Lot 66) out of a half-sister to four time G1 winner and successful sire Jay Peg, who was sold to the International Syndicate for R380 000, and a William Longsword filly (Lot 116) out of the four time winning Fasliyev La Rosita, who was knocked down to Lindsay Ralphs for R350 000.
Coolmore Stud’s successful sire, and G1 Keeneland Phoenix Stakes winner, Zoffany had a single lot on offer at the sale, and this filly (Lot 27), a half-sister to G1 Hollywood Gold Cup hero Rail Trip, sold to CK Racing for R251 000.
Gavelhouse’s General Manager Haylie Martin had only good things to say about the sale, saying, “It was an absolute privilege to work with a team the calibre of those at Klawervlei.
“They were courageous enough to take the leap of faith to move the auction online, fully embraced the technology and were duly rewarded which is the most pleasing aspect.
“The participation throughout the week and on Sunday has cemented our commitment to providing our unique online sales experience in South Africa and an announcement about sale frequency and pricing going forward is imminent.”
The complete results of the sale can be viewed on the Gavelhouse South Africa site.