A Galileo filly out of Quiet Oasis was knocked down to MV Magnier and George von Opel’s Westerberg for 2,100,000 guineas at Tattersalls on Thursday.
Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale came to a close with three lots selling for 1,000,000 guineas or more, taking the number of seven figure yearlings to ten. Heading the way was the GALILEO filly from Barronstown Stud who realised 2,100,000 guineas, the top priced filly at the sale.
Magnier & Westerberg Strike for Galileo Filly
It was early in the evening when the highest price of the final session was achieved when Barronstown Stud’s GALILEO filly out of the Grade 2 winner QUIET OASIS was knocked down to MV Magnier and George von Opel’s Westerberg for 2,100,000 guineas.
The sister to the recent Listed winner LANCASTER HOUSE also caught the attention of underbidder Roger Varian before being secured by Magnier, stood alongside Von Opel’s racing manager Jamie McCalmont.
"She is a lovely filly and her full-brother Lancaster House is a good horse," said MV Magnier.
LANCASTER HOUSE, a three-year-old of this year, is now the winner of three races, including the Listed Listowel Stakes.
"Her dam Quiet Oasis raced for Reddam Racing so I know her well," added Jamie McCalmont, a former racing manager for Paul Reddam.
Winx’s Breeder Camilleri Sells Kingman Colt for 1,800,000 Guineas
Adrian & Philippa O’Brien’s Hazelwood Bloodstock continued a remarkable sale with their second seven figure horse for the week when selling the KINGMAN colt out of ONE LAST DANCE to MV Magnier for 1,800,000 guineas.
The colt was bred by John Camilleri's Fairway Thoroughbreds, the breeder of the superstar racemare WINX and Group 1 winner VANCOUVER.
"It is very special to be here and sell here," said Camilleri. "I have a small band of broodmares in Europe – around 12 – and they are in Ireland at Norelands and in the UK at Hazelwood. It is a mix of both European and southern hemisphere bloodlines.
"I sent up some mares from Australia – they were not in-foal on southern hemisphere time but I thought their bloodlines were good enough to come to the northern hemisphere.
"I love racing and horse sales and travelling for both, and it is a pleasure to be here, but the stallions whom I would call 'elite' are currently in Europe – Dubawi, Kingman, Galileo and Frankel."
The underbidder on the quality colt was Godolphin’s Anthony Stroud whilst others to get a bid in included Gold medal winning Olympic eventer Mark Todd.
Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale has been a memorable one for the O’Briens with their three sold lots realising 5,875,000 guineas in total.
"It is unbelievable," said O'Brien. "This colt has oozed class since day one, he is just full of quality. I am so grateful to my clients for this opportunity to work with such horses.
"I wish the best of luck to MV Magnier and Ballydoyle, but this colt does look as though he will be the proper racehorse."
Pair of Longview Stud Colts Realise 1,975,000 Guineas
Another vendor enjoying a fantastic sale was Eugene Daly’s Longview Stud whose two lots catalogued for October Book 1 realised a total of 1,975,000 guineas.
The first of these was the SEA THE STARS colt out of LOPERA who was purchased by Godolphin for 875,000 guineas, which represented a profitable pinhook success, having been purchased for 400,000 guineas at the December Foal Sale.
An hour later the stud struck again, this time with their homebred DUBAWI colt out of the Group 3 winning mare MISS MARJURIE who was knocked down to the same purchaser for 1,100,000 guineas.
"This colt has a great temperament," said farm manager Diego Romeo. "He is all class – he really did tick all the boxes."