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Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 1 - Day Three - Thursday, October 8, 2015

Nancy Sexton brings you all the action from the final day of Book 1 at Park Paddocks

    Rathasker Stud's draft today comprises two yearlings with major updates; an Exceed And Excel half-brother to Lumiere (433) and a Kyllachy filly out of a half-sister to Jack Hobbs (345).

    First up is the Kyllachy filly, who was bought as a foal through Emerald Bloodstock for 20,000gns from Willie Carson. She is the first foal out of triple winner Mrs Greeley, by Mr Greeley.

    "She's a really strong filly, a two-year-old and one for that £25,000 bonus," says Maurice Burns of Rathasker Stud. "It's not just Jack Hobbs on the page as the mare's other half-brother has been Group 3-placed this year as well.

    "There's a lot of Kyllachy about her but Mr Greeley has put a bit of power into her as well."

    Next up is a particularly robust Exceed And Excel half-brother to Lumiere. Bred by Mark Johnston and purchased through Emerald Bloodstock as a foal for 70,000gns, he is out of Screen Star, a wide-margin winner of her only start at two.

    "He's a tank," says Burns. "He has a real good step to him, great bone, the Danehill shoulder and hip - there's a good bit of Danehill about him and he's my type of horse."

    Lot 433: gr c Exceed And Excel - Screen Star 

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    Kentucky breeders Michael and Reiko Baum of Man O'War Farm have elected to send their American-bred Frankel colt out of Reaching over here to sell through Mount Coote Stud.

    The Baums also sold a Frankel colt out of Compelling for $500,000 at the Keeneland September Sale.

    Both Reaching and Compelling were sourced to send to Frankel. Reaching, a placed Dansili half-sister to Peeping Fawn and Thewayyouare from the famous Blush With Pride family, was bought for $675,000 at the 2013 Keeneland November Sale.

    The resulting colt boasts a particularly interesting pedigree, being inbred 3x3 to both Sadler's Wells and Danehill and 5x4 to Blushing Groom.

    "The Reaching colt is lighter than the Compelling but pretty beautiful to me," says Michael Baum. "He's longer, sleeker with a pretty head and nice shoulder. He's a nice mover and looks more like a European type of horse.

    "Even though he is smallish, he is very well proportioned and therefore seen alone he does not look small at all."

    The Baums have long invested in European bloodstock - for instance, they are the breeders of Galileo's Grade 2 American Turf Stakes winner Global View.

    Lot 404: b c Frankel - Reaching 

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    Lofts Hall Stud send through a particularly unique item as lot 411 - the only War Front yearling catalogued.

    The homebred colt, who bears a particular resemblance to his sire, is a half-brother to Grade 3 winner and Grade 1-placed Strathnaver and Listed scorer Siyaadah and out of Grade 2 Mrs Revere Stakes winner River Belle.
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    Lot 437: b c Oasis Dream - Seta (Pivotal)

    A fitting tribute to breeder Sarah Leigh, who died last month, could come in the form of this colt, bred by Leigh out of her good filly Seta.

    The colt is the second foal out of Seta, trained by Luca Cumani to win a trio of Listed races, and a brother to winner Seastrom, a 425,000gns yearling purchase by John Ferguson last year. It's the famous Brocade family which was cultivated to brilliant effect by Leigh's father Gerald.

    "It's very sad about Sarah," says Lady Carolyn Warren, who consigns the colt. "She followed him very closely throughout the prep and took a great interest. This colt has a lot of quality and a great walk, and obviously it's 'that' family."

    My experience of Leigh was that she was a knowledgeable and enthusiastic breeder who put a lot of thought into the stock she had. Hopefully, there is more to come from her homebred two-year-old Farandine, who has been placed on both her starts for Luca Cumani.

    Lot 437 Photo: Tattersalls 

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    Lot 344: b c Kyllachy - Move (Observatory)

    Pinhooked for just 32,000gns through the BBA Ireland last year, Lynn Lodge Stud's Kyllachy half-brother to current smart three-year-old Zamoura turns a good profit when selling for 185,000gns to Jason Kelly and Nick Bradley.
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    Lot 346: b f Galileo - Multicolour Wave (Rainbow Quest)

    Mayfair Speculators strike early, with Markus Jooste signing at 400,000gns for this Galileo half-sister to Poule d'Essai des Pouliches winner Elusive Wave from Ger Morrin's Pier House Stud.

    Multicolour Wave was bought for just 11,500gns by a cash buyer on her last trip through the ring in 2001. Today, perception of the mare is obviously very different - asides from this filly, she is also the dam of a Shamardal colt that realised 550,000gns in 2014.

    So far, Mayfair Speculators have spent 2,520,000gns at this sale in association with Peter and Ross Doyle.
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    Lot 348: b f Redoute's Choice - My Branch (Distant Relative)

    The first full European crop of champion Australian sire Redoute's Choice were very well received at the Arqana August Sale and it's been a similar story this week. Following the sale of this filly from Watership Down Stud for 400,000gns to Charlie Gordon-Watson, he boasts a running sale average of 420,000gns for three sold.

    This particular filly was bought back in this ring for 220,000gns last winter. She was bred by Bjorn Nielsen out of the 1996 1,000 Guineas third My Branch and is a half-sister to top sprinter Tante Rose and Listed winner Bay Tree as well as Rosie's Posy, the dam of Poule d'Essai des Poulains and Prix de la Foret winner Make Believe.
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    Lot 359: b c Kodiac - Novel Fun (Noverre)

    Ballyphilip Stud's association with Kodiac is quite incredible - they sold Tiggy Wiggy, Kodi Bear and Coulsty - and Richard Hannon will be hoping that some of their magic rubs off on this colt, for whom he goes to 360,000gns on behalf of Al Shaqab Racing through Peter and Ross Doyle.

    He's another good pinhook by Paul McCartan's operation (also sold a 330,000gns Showcasing yesterday), having cost €130,000 through Jim McCartan's MC Bloodstock last year.

    He is a half-brother to a winner and out of an unraced half-sister to Group 3 winner Hunan.
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    Lot 367: ch f Nathaniel - Our Queen Of Kings (Arazi)

    This filly was a success story of Nathaniel's first crop of foals last year when sold for a session-topping 300,000gns to Charlie Gordon-Watson. Today, she repeats the trick by selling out of the Watership Down Stud draft for 600,000gns to Juddmonte Farms. Richard Brown was the underbidder.

    Incidentally, Watership Down enjoyed a similar mark up with this filly's Sea The Stars half-sister last year, who was bought through Charlie Gordon-Watson for 320,000gns and resold for 600,000gns.

    Bred by Newsells Park stud, she is a half-sister to Sun Chariot Stakes winner Spinning Queen and a granddaughter of Group 1 producer Lady Blackfoot.

    "It's a beautiful family and obviously that's what we're looking for - it's a relatively new family for us, although Prince Khalid owned [Grade 2 winner] Fanmore [out of Lady Blackfoot]," said Teddy Beckett.

    "She's a half-sister to a Group 1 winner, it's a good, strong producing family - which is very important to us.

    "The sire is quite interesting, because he finished second to Frankel on his first start, and third on his final start - they didn't really race in tandem but had quite similar careers, and he's by Galileo."

    Nathaniel's average is running at 270,000gns.
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    Lot 377: b c Galileo - Penang Pearl (Bering)

    Mayfair Speculators' collection of Galileos continues to grow as they go to 425,000gns for this half-brother to Harbinger from Ashb. Markus Jooste, standing next to Paul Shanahan, handled bidding duties and Peter Doyle signed the ticket.

    Not only is he a half-brother to Harbinger but also to last year's 2,600,000gns sale-topper, now named Pietro Testa. 

    Markus Jooste. Pic: Tattersalls 

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    Lot 385: b f Invincible Spirit - Pleasantry (Johannesburg)

    Three-parts sister to Kingman will carry the colours of Cheveley Park Stud after being knocked down to Chris Richardson for 450,000gns. She is the second foal out of her unraced dam, a half-sister to Kingman and Remote and daughter of French 1,000 Guineas winner Zenda, herself a half-sister to Oasis Dream.
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    Lot 387: b f Dubawi - Polly's Mark (Dubawi)

    Cheveley Park Stud were once again in the hunt for this filly, the second foal out of Princess Royal Stakes winner Polly's Mark, but they had to give best to John Ferguson at 700,000gns.

    She is the final Dubawi to go through this week and boosts his average to 662,273gns for 11 sold. Of those 11, three were purchased by John Ferguson.

    "She is a wonderfully athletic filly who looks like a racehorse," said Ferguson. "Bumble Mitchell does a good job."

    Ferguson also reflected on the sale of the Loveisallyouneed filly, on whom he was underbidder.

    "We would have loved to have bought her but are delighted with her price. The sire has had a wonderful year and we're thrilled that so many are supporting him."

    The particular filly was sold by Bumble Mitchell on behalf of The Kathryn Stud. Her tough dam, who changed hands here for 105,000gns (inexpensive when you consider her first foal, a Montjeu colt, sold for 650,000gns here last year), in 2011, is a three-parts sister to 1,000 Guineas heroine Ameerat.

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    Lot 389: b c Campanologist - Praia (Big Shuffle)

    The sole yearling on offer by his sire, a multiple Group 1 winner for Godolphin who stands at Gestut Faehrhof for €7,500, sells for 150,000gns to Tom Goff of Blandford Bloodstock. He looks likely to join John Gosden.

    Catalogued as a half-brother to Listed winner Paraisa, his page received a major update at the weekend when another half-sibling, Potemkin, won a Group 3 at Hoppegarten.

    "He was just a beautiful horse, and you have to remind yourself how good Campanologist was - he was tough as old boots, won over a million in prize-money and raced on till seven," said Goff.

    "He's from a great farm, nice people, and the half-brother Potemkin has won a Group 3 in Berlin since the publication of the catalogue.

    "We just thought he was a beautiful staying horse in the making, lovely quality and a beautiful mover - obviously he's a long-term prospect.

    "He'll almost certainly go to John Gosden."

    This colt is by far the most expensive Campanologist sold to date. However, he had a good BBAG September Sale, where 11 of his yearlings found new home led by a €67,000 colt.
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    Lot 399: br c Oasis Dream - Quetana (Acatenango)

    A busy period for Roger Varian continues as he signs at 500,000gns for this brother to German champion Querari on behalf of Sheikh Obaid.

    His purchase followed that of an Oasis Dream filly out of Lancashire Oaks winner Pongee for 450,000gns, also on behalf of Sheikh Obaid. In an interesting twist, she was bred by Luca and Sara Cumani and is a member of their highly successful Souk family.

    "It's a good page and he's a scopey Oasis Dream," said Varian referring to the colt, who was sold by Newsells Park Stud. "He might need a bit of time to mature. We liked him from the moment we first saw him."

    The colt is out of the Listed-placed Quetana, also the dam of Group 3 winner Quasillo and a daughter of German champion Quebrada. Brother Querari is already well on his way to making his presence felt at stud in South Africa as the sire of recent Group 2 winner Cosmic Light out of his first crop.

    Lot 388, out of Pongee, is a half-sister to Listed winner Pinzolo and the Listed-placed Poplin. She is also a sister to two-year-old Materialistic, who was bought back for 550,000gns here last year and is set to make her debut for Cumani at Newmarket tomorrow.

    "It's a very current family," said Varian. "She's a lovely filly who might be one to go to Dubawi in time but will hopefully have a good racing career before then."

    Lot 399: Photo: Tattersalls 

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    Lot 404: b c Frankel - Reaching (Dansili)

    Is bought back for 500,000gns.
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    Lot 407: br f Shamardal - Red Bandanna (Montjeu)

    American-based agent Shawn Dugan, wife of trainer Neil Drysdale, is successful in her pursuit of this yearling, a relation to Extortionist who sells for 625,000gns.

    She provided another successful transaction for vendor Corduff Stud, who paid €175,000 through Blandford Bloodstock for the filly at last year's Goffs November Sale.

    She is a half-sister to two winners and out of a placed half-sister to Lupe Stakes winner Foodbroker Fancy. This is a particularly good filly family as illustrated by the presence of Soft Centre, Sultanina, Dalvina and French Dressing under the second dam.

    Dugan, who was among the underbidders on yesterday's sister to Mecca's Angel, said: "She's for an undisclosed client, a fledgling group who were here last year. They're trying to buy quality fillies for a broodmare band and she fits the bill - she's an absolute stunner.

    "She'll race here initially, but it's a very international pedigree, and for that kind of money you would hope she'd be versatile."

    On the market, Duggan added: "It's been tough to buy anything the last couple of days, we only bought our first yearling earlier today. But at any of these Book 1 sales, here and Goffs, you're going to get these beautiful physicals and pedigrees, and that shows in the prices."

    Photo: Tattersalls 

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    Lot 411: b c War Front - River Belle (Lahib)

    Michael Wallace, acting on behalf of the China Horse Club, sees of John Ferguson at 775,000gns for this colt, the only yearling by War Front catalogued.

    "He's been bought to race by us, not in partnership, and I should think he'll race in Europe," said Wallace. "We've seen how successful War Front has been worldwide, particularly in Europe. If you get it right with one and they hit the mark on the track, you then have a horse that offers a bit of an outcross, which is appealing.

    "He's an athletic type of horse who has moved well all week. He has a great temperament."

    This colt, bred and sold by Lofts Hall Stud, is a half-brother to Grade 3 winner and Grade 1-placed Strathnaver and Listed scorer Siyaadah, and out of Grade 2 Mrs Revere Stakes winner River Belle.

    b c War Front - River Belle. Photo: Zoe Vicarage 

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    Lot 424: b f Exceed And Excel - Santa Agata (Anabaa)

    It is Hillwood Stud's turn to enjoy a good pinhooking profit as their Exceed And Excel filly sells for 330,000gns to the Tsui family's Sunderland Holding Inc. - she cost just 45,000gns as a foal.

    She is the second foal out of the Listed-placed Santa agate, a half-sister to Group 3 winner Common World.
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    Lot 433: gr c Exceed And Excel - Screen Star (Tobougg)

    Mark Johnston returns to familiar territory with the 105,000gns purchase of this colt - not only does he train his half-sister, Lumiere, but he also bred the colt and sold him as a foal for 70,000gns to Emerald Bloodstock.

    His dam Screen Star created some impression for Johnston when running away with her juvenile debut at Redcar by 11 lengths. She was later transferred to Godolphin but never ran again and Johnston was able to secure her for 52,000gns when she came up for sale in 2013.
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    Lot 437: b c Oasis Dream - Seta (Pivotal)

    This colt was bred by the late Sarah Leigh, who died last month, out of Seta and duly provides a fitting tribute by selling for 420,000gns to Richard Brown of Blandford Bloodstock. While the majority of Gerald Leigh's stock were sold to Darley when he died, Sarah kept a handful of mares, among them Seta, who carried her colours to victory in three Listed races. This colt is the mare's second foal following the winner Seastrom.

    Raised at Fittocks Stud, this colt was sold by Highclere Stud.

    "He's a gorgeous horse from a phenomenal breeder and raised at Fittocks," said Brown.

    "He's all class and quality. He's for an existing client, no decision yet on who will train him."

    Sara Cumani of Fittocks Stud paid tribute to Leigh. She said: 
    “We go back a long way with the Leigh family and we’ve all had great success together. Gerald and Luca were great friends and we learned a lot from him. It was a very sad day when he died but wonderful when Sarah took over.

    "She was probably the first to admit that she came to breeding late in life but she was really keen to learn and to get things right. She tried to do things as her father would have done it and she kept a few mares that were particularly close to her. They were also very lucky to have Terry Campbell as such a loyal farm manager for a long time.

    "She was so brave fighting cancer for eight years.”

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    Lot 439: b f Street Cry - Shastye (Danehill)

    The half-sister to Secret Gesture sells for 800,000gns to Charlie Gordon-Watson on behalf of an existing client. She is another good result for Newsells Park Stud, who are set to end the sale as leading vendor.

    Her sale comes two years after her Galileo half-brother, Sir Isaac Newton, sold here for 3,600,000gns - a record that stood for just under 24 hours. She is also a half-sister to Maurus, who has been Group 3-placed in Australia since the publication of the catalogue.

    Their dam, Shastye, was Listed-placed for John Gosden and joined Newsells Park when sold for 625,000gns to John Warren in 2005. It's a wonderful Jean-Luc Lagardere family further back, containing the likes of Sagamix and Sagacity.

    "She's for an existing client," said Gordon-Watson. "To beat John Ferguson takes some doing!

    "She's a beautiful filly. I actually bid on the half-brother, Maurus, at Deauville. He was bought by Paul Fudge and is now doing well in Australia. And I think there's a bit more to come from Sir Isaac Newton. They also like the two-year-old [Secret Sense] who is with Ralph Beckett."

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    Lot 440: b c Sea The Stars - Shawara (Barathea)

    Mayfair Speculators add to their increasingly powerful squad with the purchase of this half-brother to Yorkshire Oaks heroine Shareta for €650,000. From the fine Aga Khan family also responsible for Shawanda, Encke and Sharaya, he was bred by Barronstown Stud, who paid €550,000 for his dam, Listed winner Shawara, while carrying the colt at the 2013 Goffs November Sale.

    He boosts Sea The Stars' average for 227,357gns for 14 sold.
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    Lot 452: b f Lawman - So Silk (Rainbow Quest)

    Half-sister to last year's Park Hill Stakes winner Silk Sari will race in the colours of Trevor and Libby Harris' Lordship Stud after falling to Kern/Lillingston Association for 450,000gns. MV Magnier was the underbidder - at one point, he requested a bid of 430,000gns from 425,000gns, prompting Alastair Pim to comment 'good gracious me, times must be tough'. Plenty of laughter followed.

    From the same famous Gerald Leigh family of Brocade also responsible for the Oasis Dream - Seta colt, she was bred by Fittocks Stud, who paid 480,000gns for her dam, the unraced So Silk, in 2008. So Silk is a daughter of champion Gossamer and a half-sister to Ibn Khaldun.

    In addition to Silk Sari, So Silk is also the dam of the Listed-placed Fashion Fund, who became a rare winner for Oasis Dream on dirt late last month for Andrew Rosen at Belmont Park.

    "She's for Lordship Stud and we are very pleased to have bought her," said Lincoln Collins. "It's a lovely family and great to have got into it. She'll be trained in Newmarket."

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    Lot 472: b c Nathaniel - Steel Princess (Danehill)

    The 36th yearling to reach the 500,000gns mark is this colt, who provides another major vote of confidence for first-crop sire Nathaniel.

    Nathaniel's average is currently running at 249,667gns for 12 sold. Asides from this colt, his representatives include the 675,000gns Danehill Dreamer colt sold on Tuesday and this morning's 600,000gns Our Queen Of Kings filly.

    This colt was sold by Watership Down Stud on behalf of Grangecon Stud and is a half-brother to Canadian International Stakes heroine Sarah Lynx.
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    Lot 482: b c Frankel - Swiss Lake (Indian Ridge)

    David Elsworth lands the winning bid on this colt from Yeomanstown Stud at 235,000gns. Suzanne Roberts signs the ticket. 

    It is his second trip through the ring, having been bought back 350,000gns as a foal last winter. 

    Elsworth knows this family particularly well given he has trained most of the progeny out of the mare for breeder Lordship Stud, including Group 3 winners Swiss Diva and Swiss Spirit. 
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    Lot 487: ch c Frankel - Tariysha (Daylami)

    Another year, another purchase for Shadwell out of Tariysha. On this occasion, the yearling in question is the final Frankel colt catalogued who sells for 700,000gns. Teddy Beckett was the underbidder.

    This is the fourth consecutive yearling that Shadwell have bought off Corduff out of Tariysha, the dam of Sheikh Hamdan's Prix Morny winner and Derrinstown Stud resident Arcano. Each have been pricey individuals: the 2012 colt Alkhayyam cost 1,100,000gns, ran once and died, the 2009 filly Min Banat Alreeh cost 700,000gns while the 2008 colt El Muqbil, a winner, cost 400,000gns.

    "We bought into Arcano as a two-year-old and he won the Morny for us," said Angus Gold. "El Muqbil, a Medicean horse, was also better than he was able to show. Then the other colt died and the filly flipped over in the stalls, hurt herself and couldn't run. So it hasn't been a smooth run. 

    "We're thrilled to get this horse. He's lovely, attractive horse with a lovely temperament. He is a late foal [May 16] and quite immature. It's interesting that two of the nicest Frankels we've seen here - this colt and yesterday's from Cheveley Park Stud, on whom we were underbidder - are late foals.

    "We have two Frankels already, one in the US and one in Ireland. They're late maturing types but have improved and improved throughout the year, and we're very pleased with them."

    Bred by Corduff Stud and the Yellow Bird Syndicate, this colt is the sixth foal out of Tariysha, a half-sister to the dam of Gilt Edge Girl.

    On the market, Gold added: "Like last year, it's unbelievably expensive. If you have the right article, you can get extraordinary money."
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    BATED BREATH: 3 offered, 3 sold for an average of 196,667gns

    BORN TO SEA: 4 offered, 2 sold for an average of 90,000gns

    CAMPANOLOGIST: 1 sold for 150,000gns

    CASAMENTO: 3 offered, 3 sold for an average 131,667gns

    EXCELEBRATION: 6 offered, 4 sold for an average of 171,250gns

    FAME AND GLORY: 1 sold for 65,000gns

    FOXWEDGE: 3 offered, 2 sold for an average of 62,500gns

    FRANKEL: 13 offered, 9 sold for an average of 445,000gns

    HARBOUR WATCH: 2 offered, 2 sold for an average of 77,500gns

    HELMET: 8 offered, 6 sold for an average of 100,417gns

    JUKEBOX JURY: 1 offered, not sold

    MAYSON: 3 offered, 2 sold for an average of 96,500gns

    NATHANIEL: 18 offered, 13 sold for an average of 232,769gns

    POWER: 3 offered, 3 sold for an average of 128,333gns

    REQUINTO: 1 sold for 100,000gns

    SAYIF: 1 sold for 50,000gns

    SEPOY: 13 offered, 12 sold for an average of 132,250gns

    SIR PRANCEALOT: 4 offered, 4 sold for an average of 64,250gns

    SO YOU THINK: 1 sold for 100,000gns

    STAY THIRSTY: 1 sold for 65,000gns

    Nathaniel - Our Queen Of Kings, bought for 600,000gns. Photo: Tattersalls 

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    Offered: 156

    Sold: 124 (79%)

    Aggregate: 24,375,000gns 

    Average: 196,573gns (-31%)

    Median: 140,000gns (-26%)

    Top price: 800,000gns paid by Charlie Gordon-Watson for lot 439, b f Street Cry - Shastye, sold by Newsells Park Stud

    Lot 439: b f Street Cry - Shastye. Photo: Tattersalls 

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    TOP FIVE SIRES (by average, more than one sold)

    DUBAWI: 13 offered, 11 sold for an average of 662,273gns

    GALILEO: 18 offered, 17 sold for an average of 545,882gns

    STREET CRY: 3 offered, 3 sold for an average of 536,667gns

    FRANKEL: 13 offered, 9 sold for an average of 445,000gns

    SHAMARDAL: 13 offered, 11 sold for an average of 375,000gns
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    MV MAGNIER: 10 bought for 8,885,000gns, average of 888,500gns

    JOHN FERGUSON: 23 bought for 8,400,000gns, average of 365,217gns

    SHADWELL ESTATE COMPANY: 15 bought for 5,530,000gns, average of 368,667gns

    MAYFAIR SPECULATORS/PETER AND ROSS DOYLE: 12 bought for 4,075,000gns, average of 339,583gns

    BLANDFORD BLOODSTOCK; 18 bought for 3,885,000gns, average of 215,833gns

    However, Al Shaqab Racing actually signed for a total of 8,955,000gns worth of stock through a variety of agents
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    NEWSELLS PARK STUD: 19 sold for 8,160,000gns

    HIGHCLERE STUD: 26 sold for 7,612,000gns

    WATERSHIP DOWN STUD: 11 sold for 4,585,000gns

    NEW ENGLAND STUD: 8 sold for 4,323,000gns

    CAMAS PARK STUD: 13 sold for 3,335,000gns
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    304) b f Dubawi - Loveisallyouneed (Sadler's Wells), sold by Newsells Park Stud for 2,100,000gns to MV Magnier

    30) b f Galileo - A Z Warrior (Bernardini), sold by New England Stud for 1,300,000gns to MV Magnier

    430) b c Galileo - Alluring Park (Green Desert), sold by Lodge Park Stud for 1,250,000gns to MV Magnier

    255) ch c Galileo - Jacqueline Quest (Rock Of Gibraltar), sold by New England Stud for 1,200,000gns to David Redvers/China Horse Club

    254) b c Oasis Dream - Izzi Top (Pivotal), sold by Meon Valley Stud for 1,100,000gns to John Ferguson
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    Catalogued: 513

    Offered: 462

    Sold: 372 (81%)

    Aggregate: 82,744,500gns (+4% - highest grossing European yearling auction in history)

    Average: 222,431gns (-6%)

    Colts average: 215,377gns

    Fillies avergae: 232,641gns

    Median: 150,000gns (unchanged)

    No. million guinea lots: 6 (2014: 6)

    No. 500,000gns + lots: 37 (2014: 38)

    b f Dubawi - Loveisallyouneed - at 2,100,000gns, the highest priced yearling sold worldwide this year. Photo: Tattersalls 

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    At the conclusion of Book 1 of the 2015 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony commented;

    “This time last year we were reflecting on an extraordinary Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale which had shattered all records and it seems remarkable that we are in a very similar position again. Last year’s wide margin record median has been matched, the average, with a larger catalogue, has been fractionally below the extraordinary 2014 figure, and the turnover in excess of 80 million guineas is a record for the third consecutive year and a clear demonstration of the robust international market which sets Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale apart from all other European yearling sales.

    “From start to finish we have witnessed fierce global demand and for the fourth year in a row, Book 1 of the October Yearling Sale has produced the highest priced auction yearling in the world. While the sale - topping 2.1 million guineas Dubawi filly was an individual highlight, the real feature of the three day sale has been the strength and depth to the demand, in particular at the top of the market. Six yearlings selling for seven figures matches last year’s record, there have been nearly 40 yearlings sell for 500,000 guineas or more, more than 150 breaking the 200,000 guineas mark, and equally importantly, there have been some spectacular pinhooking triumphs.

    “In addition to the massive influence of so many of the world’s leading racehorse owners, it has been encouraging to see the number of British and Irish trainers here throughout the week, and equally encouraging to hear so many of them commenting positively on the new £25,000 Tattersalls October Book 1 Bonus. From the moment we announced the new scheme it has been extremely well received and we are looking forward to rewarding Book 1 buyers with unprecedented prize money throughout the British and Irish turf flat seasons next year.

    "Every year we pay tribute to our vendors, predominantly from Britain and Ireland, but also from further afield. They consistently send the cream of the European yearling crop to Book 1 of the October Yearling Sale and to see them so richly rewarded year after year is a reflection of their outstanding professionalism, and also the unrivalled reputation of the sale for producing outstanding racehorses on the global stage. The success of this week’s sale augurs well for the sales to come and we look forward to sustaining the momentum at Books 2 and 3 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale next week."
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