'Quality And Diversity' On Offer As February Sale Catalogue Released By Tattersalls

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A total of 376 lots have been catalogued for the two-day Tattersalls February Sale at Park Paddocks on Feb. 1-2.

Divided between 146 fillies and mares in/out of training, 27 broodmares, 172 colts and geldings in/out of training, 22 yearlings and nine 2-year-olds, the sale will begin on Feb. 1 after the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Flat Stallion Parade. The second session will take place at 10 a.m.

Among the lots on offer are Grade III winner Angel Terrace (Ghostzapper) (lot 67), herself a half-sister to crack stayer Order Of St George (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) in foal to New Bay (GB); Peeping Fawn (Danehill)'s half-sister Crimson Rock (Fastnet Rock {Aus}) (lot 66) who is a granddaughter of Blush With Pride (Blushing Groom {Fr}) in foal to Saxon Warrior (Jpn); Taqaareed (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) (lot 107) is in foal to Pinatubo (Ire) and is a full-sister to champion Taghrooda (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}); Classic winner Galileo Gold (GB) (Paco Boy {Ire})'s full-sister Choumicha (GB) (Paco Boy {Ire}) will sell in foal to Ardad (Ire); G1 Irish Derby third Covent Garden (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) (lot 330) who is a full-brother to Group 1 winner Johannes Vermeer (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) is set to sell; as is Composite (GB) (Cracksman {GB}) (lot 326), a half-brother to Group 3 winner Shutter Speed (GB) (Dansili {GB}); and Retort (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) (lot 129), a full-brother to the 87-rated Group 2 winner Obligate (GB) (Frankel {GB}).

Tattersalls chairman Edmond Mahony said, “Last year was another banner year for the Tattersalls February Sale with the dams of Melbourne Cup winner Without A Fight (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}), German Oaks winner Muskoka (Ger) (Sea The Moon {Ger}) and Criterium de Saint-Cloud winner Los Angeles (Ire) (Camelot {GB}), all purchased at previous February Sales for a combined total of 78,200 guineas. As well as international Group 1 producers the February Sale is a prolific and consistent source of high-class horses in training with the 40,000 guineas February purchase Missed The Cut (GB) (Zebedee {GB}) flying the flag in California with a recent Grade III win and Grade II placing at Santa Anita. The hallmark of Europe's premier midwinter sale is quality and diversity and as ever the catalogue features a combination of horses in training, breeding stock and young stock as well as consignments from many of the world's leading owner/breeders, all of which make the Tattersalls February Sale such a popular fixture with both domestic and international buyers.”

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