Tattersalls December Mare Sale

Falmouth Winner Prosperous Voyage Hammers For 2.4m Gns To Katsumi Yoshida

The millionaires kept coming at Tattersalls on Tuesday, and lot 1811, the Zoffany (Ire) mare Prosperous Voyage (Ire), caught the eye of Katsumi Yoshida at 2.4 million gns later in the session. A winner of the G1 Falmouth S. and G3 Princess Elizabeth S., the 4-year-old was consigned by Kimpton Down Stables. Also, runner-up in both the G1 Fillies' mile and G1 1000 Guineas, Prosperous Voyage is out of a half-sister to a trio of stakes winners, including dual Grade I winner Senure (Nureyev). Bred by Lynch Badges and Camas...

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Northern Farm Buys 1000 Guineas Winner Cachet For 2.2m Gns At Tattersalls

The first G1 1000 Guineas heroine to sell at public auction since 1988, Cachet (Ire) (Aclaim {Ire}) did not disappoint, bringing 2.2 million gns from Northern Farm at Tattersalls. Also, a winner of the G3 Nell Gwyn S., the Highclere Stud-consigned lot 1799 was a 60,000gns graduate of the Tattersalls Craven Breeze-Up Sale. Part of the Hyde Park Stud breeding programme, the Classic winner is related to GIII San Francisco Mile S. winner Whisper Not (GB) (Poet's Voice {GB}).   ⚜️ CACHET, the first Guineas winner since 1988 to be...

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Lezoo Takes The Lead At Tattersalls When Selling for 2.2m Gns To Narvick International

Cartier Champion 2-Year-Old Filly Lezoo (GB) (Zoustar {Aus}) (lot 1776), who won the G1 Cheveley Park S., was knocked down to Narvick International for 2.2 million gns at Tattersalls on Tuesday and could race on. Consigned by Kimpton Down Stables, the current sale topper also won the G3 Princess Margaret S. and is out of the Group 3 winner Roger Sez (Ire) (Red Clubs {Ire}). The Chasemore Farm-bred was a 77,000gns Tattersalls Book 3 yearling turned €110,000 Arqana Breeze-Up grad by Atlas Bloodstock.   ⚜️ 2.2million gns for G1 Cheveley...

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Hillwood Bloodstock Snaps Up Listed Winner Prima Bacio For 1.1m Gns At Tattersalls

The Castlebridge Consignment's Primo Bacio (Ire) (Awtaad {Ire}) (lot 1771) became the first seven-figure lot of the Tattersalls December Mare Sale on Tuesday, when bringing 1.1 million gns in foal to Frankel (GB). Hillwood Bloodstock's Charlie Vigors signed the ticket for the listed-winning mare, who was third in the G2 Duke Of Cambridge S. This is the family of multiple group winner Bocca Baciata (Ire) (Big Bad Bob {Ire}), who was second in the G1 Pretty Polly S. Bred by Kildaragh Stud, she was picked up for just 100,000gns by...

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Nomination To Paddington To Be Auctioned At Tattersalls December For Graham Lee

A nomination to brilliant four-time Group 1 winner Paddington (GB) (Siyouni {Fr}) will be auctioned to raise funds on behalf of injured jockey Graham Lee during the first day of the Tattersalls December Mare Sale on Monday, Dec. 4, Coolmore announced on Wednesday. The lot will be up for bid immediately prior to the first 'Sceptre' lot (1527).  Lee was injured in a fall as the horses left the gates at Newcastle earlier this month and sustained neck and spinal injuries. "Our partners Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith, George Von Opel...

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So Just Who Was Sceptre?

Tattersalls could not have chosen a better name than 'Sceptre' for the elite sessions of the mares' section of the December Sale, the first of which takes place today. The word 'Sceptre' is redolent of majesty but Sceptre the horse was even more special. Furthermore, hers was a story in which Tattersalls plays a prominent part. Hugh Grosvenor, 1st Duke of Westminster, was one of the most successful owners of the Victorian era. He raced some magnificent homebreds including the mighty Ormonde, whom John Porter trained to win the Triple...

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Desert Crown's Dam to Tattersalls December Sale 

Desert Berry (GB) (Green Desert), the dam of this year's Derby winner Desert Crown (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}), is the latest high-profile addition to the Nov., 29 Sceptre Session at the Tattersalls December Mare Sale. The 13-year-old mare will be offered for sale carrying a full-sibling to Desert Crown by her owner Gary Robinson of Strawberry Fields Stud. The Derby winner was himself bought at Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale for 280,000gns, and his yearling half-brother from the first crop of Lanwades sire Study Of Man (Ire) will...

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Shadwell Draft Propels Final Session as Tattersalls December Ends

Demand for bloodstock continued in Newmarket on Thursday, albeit at a lower price bracket, as Adaalah (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}), a member of the Shadwell draft, brought 82,000gns to top the fourth and final session of the Tattersalls December Mare Sale as the curtain fell on the sales season at Park Paddocks for 2021. Thanks in part to larger drafts from the aforementioned Shadwell, Juddmonte and Godolphin, the former pair having lost their patrons earlier this year, turnover at the December Mare Sale was in excess of 60 million gns,...

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Bespangled A Star Signing For Elwick Stud

NEWMARKET, UK--Phew. There was a little bit more time to compose one's thoughts during the third session of the December mares' sale following a blockbuster Tuesday when every other lot sold for the price of a modest family home. A slight rejigging of the catalogue to include the second batch of the Juddmonte draft on Tuesday rather than in its traditional Wednesday afternoon slot, meant that the prices took a bigger dip than usual, but the demand remained just as strong and the list of buyers every bit as international....

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Win-Win For Newsells As Waldlied Returns At 2.2 Million

By Emma Berry and Chris McGrath NEWMARKET, UK--The dissolution of a successful partnership and formation of a new powerful allegiance by Graham Smith-Bernal led to Waldlied (GB) (New Approach {Ire}), the Group 2-winning sibling to Arc winner Waldgeist (GB) (Galileo {Ire}), heading a stellar list at the Tattersalls December Mares' Sale at 2,200,000gns.  A solidly stacked session, which included Juddmonte fillies for the first time on the Tuesday of the sale, soared way above last year's returns. With 115 six-figure transactions throughout the day, turnover climbed 68% to 41,912,000gns, while...

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Waldlied Brings 2.2 Million Guineas From Jill Lamb

Newsells Park Stud offered group winner Waldlied (GB) (New Approach {Ire}) (lot 1839), a half-sister to G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe scorer Waldgeist (GB) (Galileo {Ire}), and Jill Lamb shelled out 2.2 million guineas for the G3 Prix Penelope victress. The new Tattersalls December topper, who is also a half-sister to Group 3 winner Waldkonig (GB) (Kingman {GB}), is in foal to Kingman (GB). Her Kingman yearling colt brought 425,000gns from Mike Ryan at the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale earlier this autumn.   👑 WALDLIED, the G2 winning half-sister...

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MV Magnier Buys Sunday Times for 1.8 Million Guineas

Sunday Times (GB) (Holy Roman Emperor {Ire}), best known as the dam of dual Grade I winner Newspaperofrecord (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}), was knocked down for 1.8 million gns to MV Magnier to become the new Tattersalls December Mare Sale topper. Consigned by Goldford Stud, agent, lot 1810 is carrying a full-sister to the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf heroine and will visit Wootton Bassett (GB) next year. Also the dam of listed winner and G3 Chipchase S. victress Classical Times (GB) (Lawman {Fr}), Sunday Times won the...

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