Dubawi Half to Skitter Scatter Anchors Tattersalls December Foals

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Tattersalls December Foal graduate and G1SW Dream of Dreams | Tattersalls

The catalogue for the Tattersalls December Foal Sale, featuring a Dubawi (Ire) half-brother to champion Skitter Scatter (Scat Daddy) (lot 939), is now online. Slated for Nov. 25-Nov. 28, the sale will see 934 lots go under the hammer at Park Paddocks in Newmarket. Recent G1 Betfair Sprint Cup hero Dream of Dreams (Ire) (Dream Ahead) is a graduate of the sale, as is this term’s G2 Coventry S. victor Nando Parrado (GB) (Kodiac {GB}).

Consigned by Airlie Stud, the half-brother to G1 Moyglare Stud S. heroine Skitter Scatter is one of 121 full- or half-siblings to group and listed winners. There are also 86 foals out of group and listed winning mares. Other weanlings of note include: a Frankel (GB) half-brother to Group 2 winner Alkumait (GB) (Showcasing {GB}) (lot 955) from Whitsbury Manor Stud; GSW Minzaal (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire})’s half-brother by Belardo (Ire) as lot 919 offered by Ringfort Stud; lot 972, Whatton Manor Stud’s  Showcasing (GB) half-sister to the aforementioned Nando Parrado; a Zoffany (Ire) colt (lot 976) from Norelands Stud who is an half-brother to this past weekend’s G1 bet365 Fillies’ Mile victress Pretty Gorgeous (Fr) (Lawman {Fr}); and a half-brother by Footstepsinthesand (GB) (lot 957) to the GSW & G1SP The Lir Jet (Ire) (Prince of Lir {Ire}) as part of The Castlebridge Consignment.

Reverse shuttle stallion and champion first- and second-season Australian sire Zoustar (Aus) has 23 Northern Hemisphere weanlings in the sale, among them a son of MG1SW La Collina (Ire) (Strategic Prince {GB}) (lot 892) from Kenilworth House Stud. There are another 25 first-crop stallions represented like Classic and Group 1 winners Cracksman (GB), Expert Eye (GB), Harry Angel (Ire), Havana Grey (GB), Hawkbill, Jungle Cat (Ire), Lightning Spear (GB), Poet’s Word (Ire), Roaring Lion, Saxon Warrior (Jpn), Sioux Nation, US Navy Flag, Unfortunately (Ire), Mekhtaal (GB), Recoletos (Fr), and Oscar Performance.

Veteran Stallions, of course, are also prominent with foals by Camelot (GB), Dark Angel (Ire), Exceed and Excel (Aus), Fastnet Rock (Aus), Kingman (GB), Kodiac (GB), Invincible Spirit (Ire), Lope De Vega (Ire), Pivotal (GB), Sea the Stars (Ire), Teofilo (Ire), Kendargent (Fr), Le Havre (Ire), Siyouni (Fr) and the recently relocated Wootton Bassett (GB).

In 2019 pre-coronavirus, 663 weanlings grossed 29,338,300gns with an average of 44,251gns and a median of 22,000gns. The top price was 600,000gns for a son of Frankel (GB) out of MG1SW Simple Verse (Ire) (Duke of Marmalade {Ire}) from Tweenhills Farm & Stud.

“The Tattersalls December Foal Sale is the premier fixture of its kind in Europe, consistently attracting the cream of the British and Irish foal crop and this year’s catalogue has the quality and diversity to appeal to pinhookers and owners from throughout the world,” said Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony. “Graduates of the sale continue to fly the flag globally with Dream of Dreams, Barney Roy (GB) and Matterhorn (Ire) all successful at the highest level. The December Foal Sale has also been the source of many of this season’s most exciting juveniles with the G2 Mill Reef S. winner Alkumait, the G2 Coventry S. winner Nando Parrado, the G2 Gimcrack S. winner Minzaal and the exciting Group 3-winning Japanese 2-year-old Shock Action (Ire) (Gleneagles {Ire}) all graduates of the 2018 renewal.”

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