Turffontein’s only representative at the recently completed Gold Coast March Yearling Sale was the equal highest priced lot of the sale.
The bay colt (pictured) was knocked down to Group One winning trainer Kelly Schweida for $170,000. From the multiple Brisbane winning Red Ransom mare Kidnapper, this colt is a half-brother to dual listed winner Cape Kidnappers and five time Queensland winner Tiger Dimejan.
Kelly Schweida, trainer of both Cape Kidnappers and Tiger Dimejan, knows the family very well and always had an opinion of Cape Kidnappers. “I think if he had good legs, Cape Kidnappers could have been a Group One horse and this colt reminded me of him.”
Consigned by Glenlogan Park, the colt created a lot of interest from the start. Glenlogan’s Steve Morley added “The colt from Kidnapper was an outstanding specimen. He oozed athleticism and is a striking individual. When the opening bid was launched at $100,000 it was obvious it was going to be a terrific battle and that’s how it eventuated.”
This excellent result was on the back of Turffontein’s recent sale ring success at this year’s Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale earlier in the month. At that venue his colts sold to $140,000 and his fillies sold to $110,000.
With consistent racetrack and sale ring results, Turffontein is fast becoming a real force in the Australian stallion ranks. Blue Gum Farm is delighted to announce that Turffontein’s 2015 service fee has been set at a very competitive $11,000 including GST.
With another quality crop of foals on the ground and another good book of mares currently in foal to him, Turffontein’s future looks very bright indeed.