Tarry pays high price

PUBLISHED: 25 November 2019

Sean Tarry (Nkosi Hlophe)

The R2.4 million paid by Sean Tarry for the top lot at the CTS Ready To Run on Friday evening was the highest price paid at this sale since Brutal Force was bought in by Mayfair Speculators at R4.5 million six years ago.

The Tarry purchase was Track Commander, a colt by Gimmethegreenlight consigned from Soetendal Estate and out of a half-sister to Tibouchina winner Red Dor and Red Peril who won the 2017 Settlers Trophy at Durbanville for Billy Prestage.

Both the average and the median were down on last year although this was to be expected with a 46% increase in the size of the catalogue.

By Michael Clower