23rd November 2018
Track gallops 09h30
The 2018 CTS Ready to Run sale takes place on Friday this week at Durbanville starting 6pm with 113 lots on offer. Live gallops are at 9.30am (corrected) so the schedule is tight with little time to digest the performances before gavel action begins. To have the buyers’ edge you will be well served with eyes on the ground to take it all in and separate the profit from the loss. Getting connected is only a whatsapp away – get in touch and I’ll get back to you with more info. Click here for example profiles from the TBA R2R earlier this month.
Remote Auction Services available to you from the salesground Thurs. 10am onwards –
Stay on top of the action remotely as it unfolds with ongoing text and multimedia updates.
See the horses from every angle.. front/side/back x walking/trotting. The ultimate buyers’ reference before the sale.. and prized memories beyond.
You’ve identified your picks using the catalog, sure. Now it’s time to shortlist further by hands-on specimen assessment. But there’s more.. these horses will be galloping to expose their performance markers and give away valuable insights you won’t find in the book.
A PPA (predictive performance assessment) is a subjective visual and hands-on evaluation for attributes of performance ability or lack thereof. A horseman skilled in this area is known as having ‘the eye’ and is the most important link in the chain to success. Lack of talent can’t be cured!
Conformation is a measurement of ‘correctness’ where a horse is assessed against a standardized set of parameters. In racing, conformation leans toward a focus on bone alignment, angles and relative measurements to assess a horse’s likelihood of holding up to the rigors of racing.
Liaise with and engage service providers on behalf of clients ie. Vet checks, scoping/x-rays/ultrasound/bloods, Transport – anywhere in SA, Insurance; mortality & life saving surgery cover