CTS Ready to Run Sale
Having the largest consignment (32) in a small sale of about 180 horses requires a team to be fast on its feet!
Whereas in Europe/USA etc, the whole sale could have been completed in one seven hour session – not a long day at all – this was split into an evening-after-racing session (and after a two hour gap to watch a rugby international) and an afternoon session the following day.
Knowing how annoyed overseas buyers get in Newmarket when galloping is on one morning then selling split – like this CTS sale – across the next two days with racing in between – it was interesting to see all the SA people taking it in their stride and not wishing they could do it all in one go!
Team Balmoral achieved some excellent sales and struggled with others at a sale where buyers were relatively few. Some horses in other consignments that had not galloped at all well achieved good prices. Others that had galloped outstandingly were ignored but on the whole Balmoral came out ok!