Suncoast Casino, Hotel and Entertainment will proudly host the Suncoast KZN Yearling Sale on 5 and 6 July 2012, with 250 yearlings set to go under the hammer. The auction selection criteria are stringent and only the most exceptional young colts, fillies and thoroughbreds will be featured.
Racehorse owners will be eligible for three races to the value of R1-million each, provided that the horses are purchased at the Suncoast KZN Yearling Sale. An additional R1-million bonus will be awarded to the racehorse owner who wins all three annual races.
Mike Dowsley, Managing Director of Suncoast, said: “We are proud to be associated with an event of such calibre for the second year in succession, as the KZN Yearling Sale has always enjoyed first-class participants and public support. Suncoast anticipates a growing presence at this year’s event due to racehorse lovers’ ongoing support of the local breeding industry.”
“Whether you are betting against a favourite horse, intending to buy a KZN thoroughbred or simply want to be part of the fun, Suncoast is unquestionably your entertainment paradise this winter,” said Mr Dowsley.
The incentives offered by Suncoast, in partnership with The KZN Breeders Club, are threefold. Firstly, the KZN Breeders Million Mile – previously known as the KZN Breeders 1600 – will hold a R1-million bet this year, raised four times since 2011. The race will take place on Sunday 1 July 2012 at the Greyville Racecourse in Durban, one week ahead of the Vodacom Durban July event. It is open to all KZN-bred three- and four-year-old horses only.
Secondly, a new R1-million race for juvenile horses will be introduced in 2013 and will be restricted to graduates of this year’s Suncoast KZN Yearling Sale. The 1300m race will be held at the Greyville Racecourse in Durban during the Vodacom Durban July event on 7 July.
Thirdly, there will be a R1-million bonus for any horse that wins the R1-million juvenile race in 2013 as well as the KZN Breeders Million Mile in 2014 and 2015.
International clients unable to attend the Suncoast KZN Yearling sale will have the opportunity to bid online. For the first time, live video streaming will be introduced, enabling international clients to see exactly what specimens are on offer.