The Hong Kong Jockey Club’s motto “Riding High Together” perfectly sums up racing in the former British colony in 2018. Cape Thoroughbred Sales (CTS) will be hoping to take a slice of that cake with buyers from Hong Kong attending Wednesday’s Premier Yearling Sale at Cape Town’s International Convention Centre (with a 2pm start). “Yes, the indication is that we’ll be welcoming buyers from Hong Kong — in fact, it is fair to say that this year will exceed all previous years in terms of international interest,” said the CEO of CTS Wehann Smith. A total of 226 choicely bred yearlings will come under the hammer and 54 are out of black type mares and 43 are siblings to stakes winners. Global sires such as Frankel, Camelot, Uncle Mo and Zoffany will be of particular interest to overseas buyers while leading stallions from SA, Captain Al, Silvano, Dynasty and Trippi will be well represented. “I feel there could be some sentimental buying of the nine yearlings by Captain Al as this is the la...

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