Unraced SA-bred sells for R10mil on HK auction

Happy Hour, a R1,1-million yearling by Silvano (GER) sold to the Hong Kong Jockey Club at the 2018 Cape Premier Yearling Sale, fetched a whopping R10 million at the Hong Kong International Sale held at Sha-Tin on Friday.

The bay gelding, bred by Maine Chance Farms, was sold to Hong Kong-based Shi Lop Tak Allen, who has horses in training with Brett Crawford in South Africa, including unbeaten Invincabelle, a facile winner at Kenilworth earlier this week.

Happy Hour, who is likely to be renamed, will be going into training with Tony Millard, who wrote on Instagram: “He’s a lovely, leggy horse, we look forward to seeing this Silvano on the racetrack next season.” Full story here

CTS newssource Lot 242018 CPYS

SILVANO (GER) (Bay or Brown 1996-Stud 2002). 7 wins-1 at 2, Arlington Million S., Gr.1. Champion Sire in South Africa in 2012- 13 & 2016-17. Sire of 913 rnrs, 620 wnrs, 74 SW, inc. SW Marinaresco (Greyville Champions Cup, Gr.1), Vercingetorix, Heavy Metal, Kings Gambit, Aslan, Bold Silvano, Lucky Speed, Seal, Power King, Flirtation, Orchid Island, Silver Mountain, Bravura, Al Sahem, Nightingale, Happy Valentine, Do You Remember, etc.

1st dam
HAPPY EVER AFTER, by National Assembly (CAN). Unraced. Sister to HAPPY HARRIET, Inheritrix, half-sister to HAPPY LAND (dam of HAPPY SPIRIT), Harry’s Heir. This is her seventh foal. Dam of five foals to race, three winners, inc:-
HAPPY VALENTINE (10 f. by Silvano (GER)). 3 wins-2 at 2-at 1000m, 1200m, £3,658, €8,500, R420,000 in France and SA, Scottsville Allan Robertson Championship, Gr.1, 2d Kempton Racing UK S.
HAPPY FOREVER (08 g. by Var (USA)). 6 wins-1 at 2-to 1200m, R711,855, Turffontein Senor Santa H., Gr.2, Clairwood Gold Circle Salutes Jack Ramsay S., 2d Kenilworth Southeaster Sprint S., L, 4th Kenilworth Cape Flying Championship, Gr.1, Scottsville Golden Horse Casino Sprint, Gr.1.
Happy Lion (09 g. by Silvano (GER)). 5 wins at 1000m, 1200m, R289,450. Hypervarlocity (11 f. by Var (USA)). Placed at 2.

2nd dam
HAPPY HEIRESS (NZ), by Pompeii Court (USA). 8 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1100m, R163,105, Kenilworth Southern Cross S., Gr.2, 2d Kenilworth Southern Cross S., Gr.2, Clairwood Debutante S., L, Greyville Poinsettia S., L, 3d Milnerton Cape Flying Championship, Gr.1, Greyville Concord S., Gr.2. Sister to Bed of Roses (NZ) (dam of GWENDOLYN (AUS)), Flying Floozie (NZ) (dam of STARCRAFT (NZ), FORUM FLOOZIE (NZ)), three-quarter-sister to Zeffi (NZ) (dam of CENTURY KID (NZ)), half-sister to
ZEPHYR MAGIC (NZ) (dam of DAHLIA’S LEGACY (NZ), BREEZY (NZ), NEO STAR (NZ)). Dam of 7 foals, 5 to race, all winners, inc:-
HAPPY HARRIET (National Assembly (CAN)). 4 wins at 2, Greyville Strelitzia S., Gr.3, Hibiscus S., L, Scottsville New Year Fillies Juvenile S., L, 3d Scottsville Allan Robertson Fillies Championship, Gr.1, Kenilworth Southern Cross S., Gr.3, Newmarket Magnolia H., Gr.3. Grandam of Western Storm (Var (USA)). 4 wins-2 at 2-at 1000m, 1100m, R298,075, to 2017-18, 2d Kenilworth Somerset P., L, 3d Kenilworth Cape of Good Hope Nursery, Gr.3.
Star Chestnut (Horse Chestnut). 4 wins-2 at 2-from 1200m to 1600m, R396,460, to 2017-18, 2d Fairview East Cape Guineas, L.
HAPPY LAND (Badger Land (USA)). 9 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 1800m, R270,281, Fairview Eastern Province Breeders’ S., L, St Andrews Paddock S., L, 3d St Andrews Eastern Province Breeders’ S., L. Dam of HAPPY SPIRIT (Silvano (GER)). 4 wins from 1600m to 2450m, South African Oaks, Gr.2, 2d Greyville Woolavington S., Gr.1, Turffontein Jasmine Oaks Trial, L, 3d Nad al Sheba Balanchine S., Gr.3. Inheritrix (National Assembly (CAN)). 4 wins at 1400m, 1600m, R165,250, Kenilworth Global News H., 3d Durbanville Diana S., Gr.3, Prix du Cap, L.
Harry’s Heir (Harry Hotspur). 5 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, R163,360, 3d Greyville Queen’s Nursery S., L.