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Emperors Palace 2YO Day-1: R360K Black Minnaloushe Filly
A daughter of Maine Chance Farms' resident sire Black Minnaloushe topped the first day of trading at the 2014 Emperors Palace National 2YO Sale in South Africa on Wednesday. Catalogued as lot 117, the filly was consigned by Varsfontein Stud as agent and was knocked down to owner Brian Burnard for R360,000. Named Malou, the attractive bay is out of the Spectrum mare Colour Fast, a winning half-sister to champion filly Consensual. Overall prices remained steady on Day-1 of the sale, with the average dropping 3 per cent from R80,667 in 2013 to R78,073. However, the median price rose by 14 per cent from R52,500 to R60,000. Thoroughbred Breeders Association CEO Jan Naude commented: "It was pleasing to see, notwithstanding a much bigger catalogue than in 2013, that the price levels have been maintained this year. It was also pleasing to note a substantial increase in the median price."