Classic Relations Head Tattersalls October Book 1


Derby winner Desert Crown when offered as a yearling at Tattersalls in 2020 | Strawberry Fields Stud

Half-siblings to this season's Classic heroes Desert Crown (GB) and Cachet (Ire) head a list of elite yearlings heading to Book 1 of the the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale.

With 549 lots catalogued across the three days, relations to recent Group 1 winners Perfect Power (Ire), Alcohol Free (Ire) and Inspiral (GB) also feature, along with siblings to 2015 Horse of the Year Golden Horn (GB), Classic-winning brothers Magna Grecia (Ire) and St Mark's Basilica (Fr), Arc winner Waldgeist (GB), and sprint sensation Battaash (Ire).

The half-brother to Derby winner Desert Crown is from the first crop of Lanwades sire Study Of Man (Ire) and will be offered by his breeder Gary Robinson of Strawberry Fields Stud. Similarly, breeder John Bourke of Hyde Park Stud consigns a Cotai Glory (GB) half-sister to 1,000 Guineas winner Cachet.

“Even by its customary lofty standards the catalogue for Book 1 of the 2022 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale looks to be exceptional,” said Tattersalls chairman Edmond Mahony.

“This year's October Book 1 features own or half-brothers and sisters to more than 60 Classic and Group 1 winners and more than a third of the 549 yearlings catalogued are by current European top 10 sires.”

Those sires include current champion Frankel (GB), who is represented by 28 Book 1 yearlings, including a full-brother to Group 1 winner Without Parole (GB), who is offered by last year's leading vendor Newsells Park Stud.

Dubawi (Ire) has only two fewer yearlings catalogued and among that sizeable group is the second foal of the Group 1 winner Urban Fox (GB) (Foxwedge {Aus}). The colt was bred by the Kieswetter family's Barnane Stud and will be sold on their behalf by Baroda Stud.

Seventeen yearlings by the late Galileo (Ire) also feature, including a full-brother to the Group 1-winning trio of Hermosa (Ire), Hydrangea (Ire), and The United States (Ire), who will be offered by Luke Barry's Manister House Stud.

Mahony continued, “The consistent quality of October Book 1 is reflected in yet another outstanding year for Book 1 graduates on racecourses throughout the world headed in Europe by Classic winners Magical Lagoon and Native Trail and further afield, by American Grade 1 winners In Italian and McKulick.

“Every October Book 1 yearling will again be eligible for the hugely popular £20,000 October Book 1 Bonus Scheme, which has already rewarded 286 winners with almost £7,000,000 in bonus prize-money and ensures that buyers at Europe's premier yearling sale continue to be rewarded with unprecedented prize money.”

Beginning two weeks of yearling trade at Tattersalls in Newmarket, Book 1 will commence on Oct. 4. The catalogue is now available online.

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