Waterhsip Down Stud

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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Frankel Stars Again With New Tattersalls Top Lot at 2.8 Million Gns

There was barely time to draw breath at Park Paddocks before Watership Down Stud's Frankel (GB) colt out of Group 3 winner So Mi Dar (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) brought the hammer down with a new top price at Book 1 so far. At 2.8 million gns, lot 221 is the most expensive yearling sold anywhere in the world this year. It was Tuesday's leading buyer Godolphin that prevailed in the contest for the colt whose dam is a full-sister to Darley's first-season sire Too Darn Hot (GB), but agent Anthony...

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