Tattersalls October Yearling Sale

Frankel On Top Again as Book 1 Figures Take a Dip

By Emma Berry and Brian Sheerin NEWMARKET, UK--A Frankel (GB) filly out of the brilliant G1 Cheveley Park S. winner Millisle (Ire) (Starspangledbanner {Aus}) provided a sprinkling of stardust on the final day of the Tattersalls Book 1 October Yearling Sale when selling to Shadwell for 1.6 million gns. Sheikha Hissa has been a notable presence on the sales ground all week and, according to Shadwell's racing manager Angus Gold, it was her determination that helped see off the attention of underbidder Kieran Lalor for the first foal out of...

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'The Bank Manager Will Be Happy': Ghaiyyath Colt Leaves Stewart Tickled Pink 

By Brian Sheerin and Emma Berry NEWMARKET, UK--Irish owner-breeder Trevor Stewart was once again basking in the glow of his golden goose Cassandra Go (Ire) (Indian Ridge {Ire}) as the great mare's grandson by Ghaiyyath (Ire) led the way at 1.05 million gns on the opening day of Book 1 at the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale. It was Godolphin, the leading buyer on the day, who landed the colt from the first crop of Ghaiyyath, consigned by Ballyhimikin Stud, to provide Stewart with yet another memorable result with the family...

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'He Is What It Says On The Tin': Nashwa's Dubawi Half-Brother Among Stellar Lots at Tattersalls

NEWMARKET, UK--Whether up top or down below, the consignors at Park Paddocks all agree that the major redevelopment work that has been carried out by Tattersalls over the last few years has been a huge boost. The extended yards of R, S and T in the Somerville Paddock seem to have almost doubled in size during the levelling-up process, with extra rubber runways making the business of showing and viewing horses that bit easier. Gerry Meehan, the yearling manager of Blue Diamond Stud, is delighted with the position for his...

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Kildaragh's Golden Hour Shines Brightly Ahead of Book 1

NEWMARKET, UK--For those of us of a certain age, for whom the years seem to flash by ever faster, that hill up to Tattersalls seems to get steeper every year. One family which has no trouble striding their way up to their draft just through the wrought iron gates is the Kavanaghs of Kildaragh Stud, and this week it's not just because, collectively, they have the longest legs in the business. On Saturday, the family enjoyed two terrific results, both as breeze-up consignors and breeders, when first the Tattersalls Craven...

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End of an Era as Newsells Park Stud Offers Shastye's Last Colt

"We're in the home straight," says Julian Dollar and, though the long-term manager of Newsells Park Stud is all too aware that the home straights that matter are those on racecourses around the world, for his team it's all about getting the crop of 2022 to the yearling sales in great shape. So, as the wagons roll to transport those youngsters from Royston to Newmarket, it's a home straight of a kind, with the winning post this week being that famous ring at Tattersalls. No matter the experience of the...

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Showtime as Wraps Come Off the October Yearlings

One doesn't need to delve too far into the Group 1 results to find a graduate of Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, and come Saturday afternoon another may be added to the list, with the G2 Coventry S. winner River Tiber (Ire) (Wootton Bassett {GB}) and G2 Gimcrack S. winner Lake Forest (GB) (No Nay Never) among those favoured to go well in the G1 Juddmonte Middle Park S. at Newmarket. By that stage, there will be frenetic action of a different kind just a mile up...

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Tattersalls October: A Showcase For The 'World's Best Turf Stallions'

During a particularly fruitful week for European influences at Saratoga this August, three black-type winners in the space of four days had made their first public appearances during Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale in Newmarket, England. First, the 5-year-old Technical Analysis (Ire) (Kingman {GB}) won the De La Rose S. on the Wednesday, marking her third consecutive year of stakes victories at the Spa, having won the GII Lake Placid S. in 2021 and last season's GII Ballston Spa S. This was followed 24 hours later, and...

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Tattersalls Book 1 Bonus Boosted to £25,000

The Tattersalls October Book 1 Bonus will be boosted from £20,000 to £25,000, covering all yearlings catalogued for this year's sale.  The popular scheme, which was launched in 2015, has already paid out more than £7.5 million in bonus prize-money to owners racing eligible horses in Britain and Ireland. Of the 329 October Book 1 Bonus winners to date, more than a third of the horses have been purchased for 100,000gns or less.  "The Tattersalls October Book 1 Bonus scheme has been a real success story from the very beginning...

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Record-Breaking October Yearling Sale Draws To A Close At Tattersalls

After a frenetic two weeks of selling, the curtain lowered on the final day of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, with the single-session Book 4 adding another 319,000gns to the previous three books' 199,006,100gns aggregate. A total of 53 yearlings found new homes of 73 offered, for a clearance rate of 73%. The average of 6,019gns and the media of 5,000gns were both well up on 2021's figures, leading to gains of 50.3% for the former and 66.7% for the latter. Topping Saturday's sale was a daughter of G2 Richmond...

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Ballylinch Stars As Book 2 Closes With Record Returns

NEWMARKET, UK--With almost 100 lots still to sell, the turnover for Book 2 had already surpassed the tally set in 2021 and, just as witnessed last week at Tattersalls, this second catalogue of four for the October Yearling Sale, bettered all markers of a year ago. There was a broader spread of buyers, but Stroud Coleman Bloodstock, whose principal Anthony Stroud had been so busy on behalf of Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin operation during Book 1, was again active throughout, with the agency ending Book 2 as the leading buyer with...

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Sea the Stars On Top Again at Tattersalls

NEWMARKET, UK--Sea The Stars (Ire) provided a showstopper on day one and repeated that feat during the second session of Book 2 when Longview Stud's half-sister to the Group 3 winner Feliciana De Vega (GB) (Lope De Vega {Ire}) (lot 1048) was bought by Roger Varian for 700,000gns. For an unnamed owner already in Varian's Newmarket stable, the chestnut is a son of the dual listed winner Along Came Casey (Ire) (Oratorio {Ire}), who has already been represented by three previous six-figure offspring, including the four-time winner Abnaa (Ire) (Dark...

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Night Of Thunder Colt Goes For 575k Gns To MV Magnier and White Birch Farm

Night Of Thunder (Ire)'s progeny proved popular throughout the first two books of Tattersalls, and a chestnut colt (lot 1073) hammered for 575,000gns to Jamie McCalmont on behalf of M V Magnier/White Birch near the end of the session. Offered by breeder Mountarmstrong Stud, he is a son of Listed Prix Six Perfections heroine Asidious Alexander (Ire) (Windsor Knot {Ire}), who is a half-sister to the stakes winner and Group 2-placed Accepted (Ire) (Approve {Ire}). His dam also gained group black type with placed efforts in both the G3 Prix...

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