Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale came to a close following the third and final session with a record turnover of 106 million guineas
Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale came to a close following the third and final session with a record turnover of 106 million guineas, and a decade-best clearance rate of 86%. 14 lots topped the million guinea mark whilst 59 lots sold for 500,000 guineas of more.
Newsells Park leading vendor
The leading consignor for the sale was the Jacobs Family’s Newsells Park Stud whose DUBAWI daughter of GIANTS PLAY sold for 1,200,000 guineas on the final day. The Grade 2 winning daughter of GIANT’S CAUSEWAY has already produced two Group/Listed performers and is a daughter of the Group 1 Fillies’ Mile heroine PLAYFUL ACT, herself a sibling to the Group 1 winners NATHANIEL and GREAT HEAVENS.
The filly was purchased by Stroud Coleman for 1,200,000 guineas and Stud Manager Julian Dollar was naturally delighted;
"We thought we'd brought our strongest draft here," said Dollar. "It is both humbling and gratifying that the purchasers have felt the same. It is a reflection of the great job done by the team at home."
Newsells Park Stud sold three million guineas lots this week with their draft of 22 lots realising a total of 11,055,000 guineas.
Half-sister to Ivawood tops million mark
David and Diane Nagle’s Barrownstown Stud have enjoyed a fruitful week at Tattersalls with the six lots they have consigned this week realising just shy of 4 million guineas. Leading the way on the final day was the GALILEO half-sister to the Group 2 July Stakes and Richmond Stakes winner IVAWOOD. The daughter of the RED RANSOM mare KEENES ROYALE was knocked down to Anthony Stroud for 1,200,000 guineas after he saw off the efforts of underbidder Kerri Radcliffe.
"She is a lovely filly," said David Nagle. "She is very athletic and racey, we liked her a lot. Hopefully, she will be lucky for her new connections. The mare had a Galileo filly this year and is back in-foal to Galileo."
French team pleased with haul
French consignor Haras du Mezeray had their SEA THE STARS colt out of ELLE SAME realise 900,000 guineas to the bid of Stroud Coleman Bloodstock. The Listed placed daughter of SAMUM is out of the Champion German mare and producer ELLE DANZIG, winner of three Group 1s and dam of no less than six Group/Listed performers.
"This colt was not forward enough for the August sale in France, and he has done very well through the summer," reported Charles-Henri de Moussac when explaining why the French-based stud has brought this colt to sell in Book 1. "We bought over a draft last year and we have some to sell in Book 2 next week also - we are looking to spread the risk a little. We have had a very good trip over!
"We bought the mare for our client for 300,000 euros and the first foal has been retained."
Shadwell land Meon Valley colt
The fireworks continued well into the evening on the final day of Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale which Shadwell Estates buying the INVINCIBLE SPIRIT colt from Meon Valley Stud for 900,000 guineas. The colt is out of the MONTJEU mare MONZZA, a daughter of Meon Valley’s Group 1 winning mare ZEE ZEE TOP and a sister to their Group 1 winner IZZI TOP.
"He is a very well-bred horse, by a fabulous stallion and Sheikh Hamdan liked him," said Angus Gold of Shadwell.
"We have Emaraaty [a son of Zee Zee Top], and he has plenty of ability and is a good horse - he has just touched down in the US."