Tattersalls October Yearling Sale

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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Varian Goes To 700k Gns For Sea The Stars (Ire) Colt

Longview Stud consigned a colt by Sea The Stars (Ire) (lot 1048) during Book 2 on Tuesday, and the chestnut son of dual stakes winner Along Came Casey (Ire) (Oratorio {Ire}) caught the eye of Roger Varian at 700,000gns to take the lead for the session. Also placed three times at Group 3 level, the mare has already produced the G3 Darley S. winner Feliciana De Vega (GB) (Lope De Vega {Ire}). Bred by Highview Bloodstock, Ltd., the colt's extended family contains GI Beverly D. S. heroine Fire The Groom...

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Stars Align As Windmill Farm Provides a One-Horse Wonder

NEWMARKET, UK--Dubawi (Ire) and Frankel (GB) may occupy the top two spots in the sires' table, but not far behind them, and with Baaeed (GB) still to be unleashed on Champions Day, is Sea The Stars (Ire), who had his own moment in the spotlight at Tattersalls as the sire of the 800,000gns top lot. A Book 2 record was set in 2019 when the million-guinea barrier was breached for the first time, but Monday's leading light, who was sold less than an hour after the start of trade, was...

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Frankel Colt Makes 700,000gns To BBA Ireland At Tattersalls On Monday

Genesis Green Stud's lot 787 is a son of Frankel (GB) out of the Dubawi (Ire) mare Qaws (GB) and was knocked down to BBA Ireland for 700,000gns during the first session of Book 2 at Park Paddocks on Monday. The second highest-priced yearling of the day so far at Tattersalls, the colt's grand-dam is the listed winner Hathrah (Ire) (Linamix {Fr}), who foaled the stakes-winning Hadaatha (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}), who was second in the G1 Prix de l'Opera. He was bred by Rabbah Bloodstock Limited.

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Sea The Stars Colt Brings 800,000gns as Book 2 Kicks Off

Less than an hour into Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, a Sea The Stars (Ire) colt out of the winning Shamardal mare Kitcarina (Fr) fetched a bid of 800,000gns from Anthony Stroud of Stroud Coleman Bloodstock. He will be trained in Newmarket by John and Thady Gosden. The sole horse in the sale consigned by Fiona Marner's Windmill Farm, lot 570 is the mare's first foal and was bred by the Kitcarina Partnership and Sunderland Holdings Ltd. His dam, the Haras de Saint Pair-Bred Kitcarina, is a daughter...

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Tattersalls Braced for More Bumper Trade as Graduates Shine

NEWMARKET, UK--There has been no respite for the hardy consignors and their staff since last week's heady renewal of Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale. No sooner had the hammer fallen on lot 549 than the next batch of yearlings came prancing onto the sales ground, ready for three days of inspections ahead of Book 2, which begins its three-day run from 10am on Monday. This is the week that really requires stamina from all participants: three new books to complete the October sale by Saturday, with the...

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Record Books Rewritten as Book 1 Bonanza Concludes

By Emma Berry and Brian Sheerin NEWMARKET, UK--And breathe. Book 1 is over, galloping out the door after a three-day bonanza of record returns, the highest-grossing single day of horse trade in Europe, and the world's most expensive yearling of 2022. What this all means for next week and Books 2, 3 and 4 of the October Yearling Sale is anyone's guess, but a safe bet would be that all those potential buyers so frustrated at playing bridesmaid during Book 1 still have rolls of grubby fifty-pound notes burning holes...

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Brace of Frankel Millionaires as Final Book 1 Session Gets Underway

Within two lots and just 40 minutes into the final Book 1 session of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale two colts by Frankel (GB) sold for 1.9 millions gns and 2 million gns, respectively. The first, lot 379 from Luca and Sara Cumani's Fittocks Stud, is out of the winning Pivotal (GB) mare Blue Waltz (GB) from the family of champion 2-year-old filly Blue Duster (Danzig) and was bought by MV Magnier of Coolmore.   . # This colt by Frankel @JuddmonteFarms was consigned by @saracumani and the winning bidder was M...

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Tattersalls Makes History With Europe's Highest-Grossing Day 

NEWMARKET, UK--A marker in bloodstock history was plunged firmly into the ground at Tattersalls on Wednesday, when those present at Park Paddocks bore witness to the highest-grossing day of horse trade that has ever taken place in Europe. An eye-watering sum of 49,545,000gns was spent on 144 yearlings throughout the eight-hour session, including the most expensive yearling in the world this year--a colt by Frankel (GB) sold for 2.8 million gns. He was one of eight bought for seven-figure sums, bringing the number of million-plus youngsters from the first two...

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