Ready To Run
Ready to Run Sales (Breeze Up Sales) of 2 year olds to go forward into full training have made enormous progress around the world in the past twenty years. South Africa is no different, having by now a Ready to Run Sale of increasing maturity in Johannesburg in October and a newly established Cape Town equivalent in November.
Balmoral has been very well placed to make consignment to these sales a speciality. Recent drafts to both of these sales have been greatly praised for the way the young horses look, behave and gallop. The results spoke for themselves with prices up to R 1.6 million.
Demand for places in the Balmoral consignments has been high, with expansion being gratefully accepted and indeed created by combing farms and sales for suitable candidates. But a cap has been placed on numbers for the sake of the horses and the human resources and reserves.
Whilst the valuable bonus races attached to Ready to Run Sales offer large potential prizes, plenty of buyers these days are looking for their racehorses at these sales with or without bonus races. The quality offered by Balmoral is one factor in that development.
A successful Ready to Run Sale is the primary goal, but it is just as important for the Balmoral produced youngster to go on and win for his/her owners. Results - both with juveniles and the training-on of 3 year olds and older - are highly satisfactory.
Thank you to everyone for your support at the CTS Johannesburg & CTS Cape Ready to Run Sales! We wish you every success with your new purchases.