South Africa’s Heritage Bloodstock has demonstrated the value of buying Australian with an astute piece of pinhooking that culminated in the sale of a Bernardini filly for R2.4 million at last weekends Cape Premier Yearling Sale.
Heritage paid A$5,000 for the filly when she was offered as a weanling at the Inglis Australian Broodmare and Weanling Sale in Sydney last year.
At the same sale, the filly’s mother Quality Time sold for A$1,000.
The sale price for the filly who went through the ring in Cape Town converts to around A$220,000.
The Cape Town sale featured 11 Australian-bred yearlings with the Bernardini filly being one of two to reach seven figures.
The other was by Delago Deluxe (pictured), who made his name as a racehorse in South Africa before returning to Australia to stand at Newhaven Park, where he was bred.
She sold in Australia for $55,000 to South African agent Kerry Jack at the 2015 Magic Millions National Weanling Sale and was purchased by trainer Charles Laird for R1.4 million (approx. A$127,00) on Friday.
Full results from the Cape Premier Yearling Sale can be seen here.