Diverse Tattersalls February Catalogue Released

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A total of 463 lots have been catalogued for the two-day Tattersalls February Sale and can be viewed online. The sale will begin after the TBA Stallion Parade, which starts at 11 a.m., on Tuesday, Feb. 2, and at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 3.

The catalogue is comprised of 203 fillies and mares in/out-of-training, 37 broodmares and one stallion, 200 colts and geldings in/out-of-training, 11 yearlings and 11 2-year-olds. There are high class consignments from leading owner-breeders including Godolphin (16) and from leading British trainers including Andrew Balding (10), Karl Burke (16), William Haggas (2) and Richard Hannon (12) to name a few. The Castlebridge Consignment will field the largest draft of the sale with 68.

Numerous quality breeding stock are set to go through the ring, among them: Godolphin's black-type producer Dubian To (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) (lot 147) who is out of multiple top-level winner Mrs Lindsay (Theatrical {Ire}); black-type producer All Time High (Ire) (High Chaparral {Ire}) (lot 170) in foal to No Nay Never features from The Castlebridge Consignment; and a pair of mares in foal to New Bay (GB)–Lunearia (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) (lot 79) and Queenhope (Fr) (Kendargent {Fr}) (lot 128), and a Kingman (GB) half-sister to Group 1 winner The Revenant (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), Albanderi (GB) (lot 78) are all from Barton Sales. Tweenhills consigns Now Or Never (Ire) (Bushranger {Ire}) (lot 130), who was a Group 2 winner and Classic placed and is a half-sister to two-time Group 1 winner Fairyland (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) from the family of five-time top-shelf scorer Dream Ahead in foal to Kameko. Far Westfield Farm offers Nigh (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) (lot 124), a half-sister to Group 1 winner Kingsgate Native (Ire) (Mujadil), who has already produced 2022 Group 3 winner Via Sistina (Ire) (Fastnet Rock {Aus}). Mickley Stud consigns the stallion Almanaara (Ire) (Shamardal) (lot 1), who is a half-brother to leading sire Dark Angel (Ire) and retired to stud in 2021.

In 2022, the sale yielded a pair of Group 2-winning juveniles–The Ridler (GB) (Brazen Beau {Aus}) and Isaac Shelby (GB) (Night Of Thunder {Ire})–as well as Royal Ascot hero Missed The Cut (Quality Road). Lots of note include a Galileo (Ire) juvenile half-brother (lot 93) to two-time Group 1 winner Amazing Maria (Ire) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}) from Barton Sales; Sir Laurence Graff (Ire) (lot 399), a 3-year-old Galileo full-brother to listed winner and G1 St Leger fourth Interpretation (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) who is rated 85 from The Castlebridge Consignment; Roaring Lion sophomore Mohatu (GB) (lot 410) who broke his maiden for William Haggas hails from theJamie Railton; as well as Juddmonte's Clifton Down (Ire) (Lope De Vega {Ire}) (lot 144), who has placed in three of his four starts in France.

Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony said, “The Tattersalls February Sale continues to be a source of high-quality breeding stock and horses in training with the dams of last year's Group 2 winning 2-year-olds The Ridler and Isaac Shelby bought for just 2,500 guineas and 4,500 guineas, respectively, as well as high class 2022 Royal Ascot winner Missed The Cut who was purchased at last year's February Sale for 40,000 guineas. There is no shortage of top-class breeding stock and horses in training in this year's catalogue including a quality consignment from Godolphin and from many of Britain and Ireland's leading trainers and stud farms. Along with the 2-year-olds and yearlings on offer, this year's February Sale looks certain to appeal to the usual diverse mix of domestic and international buyers who have made the Tattersalls February Sale Europe's undisputed leading midwinter sale.”

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