Tattersalls Releases Catalogues for October Books 2-4

Mohaather | Scoop Dyga

The catalogues for Books 2, 3 and 4 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale were released on Tuesday, with a half-brother to 2019 G1 Investec Oaks heroine Star Catcher (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) (lot 965) one of the highlights. A total of 816 yearlings will go through the ring in Book 2 from Oct. 12-14, while 602 lots are catalogued for Book 3 from Oct. 15-16. Book 4 features 83 yearlings set to go under the hammer on Oct. 17.

Alumni of Book 2 include champion and MG1SW sprinter Battaash (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}), Australian MG1SW Addeybb (Ire) (Pivotal {GB}), G1 Australian Cup winner Fifty Stars (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}), scintillating G1 Sussex S. victor Mohaather (GB) (Showcasing {GB}), and progressive grey Way to Paris (GB) (Champs Elysees {GB}), winner of the G1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud. Quality is not in short supply among the many offerings, as there are full- or half-siblings to 174 group and listed winners, and 110 yearlings out of group or listed-winning mares. All of the yearlings in Books 3 and 4 are eligible for the £150,000 Tattersalls October Auction S.

The Time Test (GB) half-brother to Star Catcher hails from Hascombe and Valiant Stud, and he is also a half-brother to Lemon Drop Kid's duo of GI Pattison Canadian International S. hero and young sire Cannock Chase, and MGSW Pisco Sour. However, he is not the only sibling to a Classic winner, as Jamie Railton offers lot 856, a son of Australia (GB) out of the three-time winner Honorine (Ire) (Mark of Esteem {Ire}). She is the dam of Galileo (Ire)'s Treasure Beach (GB), winner of the G1 Irish Derby.

Also selling are half-siblings to Group 1 winners Accidental Agent (GB) (Delegator {GB})-a filly by Muhaarar (GB) as lot 1165 from Hillwood Stud–and Donjuan Triumphant (Ire) (Dream Ahead), Kilcam Park's lot 985, a son of Invincible Sprit (Ire). Group 1 winner Chachamaidee (Ire) (Footstepsinthesand [GB})'s  Sea The Stars (Ire) yearling filly (lot 674) goes through the ring from Houghton Bloodstock. Kodiac (GB), fresh off daughter Campanelle (Ire)'s win in the G1 Darley Prix Morny, is represented by a son (lot 802) out of GI E. P. Taylor S. heroine Fraulein (GB) (Acatenango {Ger}) from Lodge Park Stud.

Other established sires the likes of Acclamation (GB), Camelot (GB), Dark Angel (Ire), Exceed And Excel (Aus), Frankel (GB), Invincible Spirit (Ire), Kingman (GB), Lope de Vega (Ire), Nathaniel (Ire), Night of Thunder (Ire), No Nay Never, Pivotal (GB) and Showcasing (GB) have yearlings in the catalogues.

Leading first-season sire Mehmas (Ire), who already has four black-type winners,  is represented by 10 yearlings in Book 2, and there are 18 first-crop sires represented, among them Aclaim (Ire), Caravaggio, Churchill (Ire), Decorated Knight (GB), Galileo Gold (GB), Highland Reel (Ire), Mondialiste (Ire), National Defense (GB), Postponed (Ire), Profitable (Ire), Ribchester (Ire) and Ulysses (Ire). Some of the French stallions represented number Le Havre (Ire), Shalaa (Ire) and Siyouni (Fr), while Wootton Bassett (GB), who was recently relocated to Ireland, has seven. The latter's champion son Almanzor (Fr) has an equal number. American sires Air Force Blue, Flintshire (GB), Kitten's Joy, and Nyquist also have yearlings slated to sell.

In 2019, 620 yearlings grossed 48,499,000gns, with an average of 78,224gns and a median of 55,500gns in Book 2. The top price of 1,050,000gns was paid by Shadwell for a daughter of Dark Angel (Ire) out of a daughter of blue hen MGSW Cassandra Go (Ire) (Indian Ridge {Ire}).

“Both the highest rated colt in Europe, Mohaather and the highest rated sprinter in Europe, Battaash, were purchased at Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale and Book 3 has also had another outstanding year demonstrating the consistent quality to be found in the second week of the October Yearling Sales at Park Paddocks,” said Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony. “Huge demand for places in our yearling sales has ensured catalogues of real depth and quality catering to buyers at all levels of the market from throughout the world.”

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