Decorated Knight Dam Set For Tattersalls


Triple Group 1 winner Decorated Knight | Racing Post

Pearling (Storm Cat), the dam of three-time Group 1 winner Decorated Knight (GB) (Galileo {Ire}), will be offered at this year's Tattersalls December Breeding Stock Sale. Tattersalls released the catalogue for the four-day sale, which takes place at Park Paddocks from Dec. 3 to 6, on Friday, and the 12-year-old Pearling-who is carrying a full sibling to Decorated Knight–is one of the expected headliners. Not only is her first foal the aforementioned Tattersalls Gold Cup, Irish Champion S. and Jebel Hatta winner, but she is also a full-sister to Giant's Causeway and You'resothrilling, the dam of five group winners headed by Classic winners Gleneagles (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) and Marvellous (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) and dual Group 1-winning juvenile Happily (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}). Pearling will be offered by New England Stud as lot 1918.

Pearling is one of two mares in foal to Galileo to be offered at the sale, and there are three in foal to Dubawi (Ire), including group winners The Miniver Rose (Ire) (High Chaparral {Ire}) (lot 1605) and Stellar Path (Fr) (Astronomer Royal) (lot 1847). There are nine mares catalogued in foal to Frankel (GB), including Juddmonte's Group 1 producer Argumentative (GB) (Observatory) (lot 1526), the listed-winning and Classic-placed Heuristique (Ire) (Shamardal) (lot 1878) and the dam of American stakes winner Rubilinda (Frankel {GB}) (lot 1891).

The catalogue includes 116 stakes winners or producers, and mares in foal to all of the current top 20 active British and Irish sires as well as 13 carrying to leading French sire Siyouni (Fr) and the only mare in foal to War Front to be offered in Europe this year. There are 18 mares catalogued in foal to Kingman and 11 in foal to No Nay Never.

American representation includes the European dispersal of Bobby Flay's stock, and the inaugural European consignment of Taylor Made Farm. Flay's draft includes Auld Alliance (Ire) (Montjeu {Ire}) in foal to Frankel (lot 1909) and the Group 3-winning, Group 1-placed Banzari (GB) (Motivator {GB}) in foal to Fastnet Rock (Aus) (lot 1910).

Other top-class offerings include GI Matriarch S. winner Off Limits (Ire) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}) (lot 1871); the Group 3 winner and Group 1-placed Vue Fantastique (Fr) (Motivator {GB}) (lot 1872); Group 2 winners Raven's Lady (GB) (Raven's Pass) (lot 1915) and Heartache (GB) (Kyllachy {GB}) (lot 1897); and Group 3 winners Luminate (Ire) (Lawman {Fr}) (lot 1919) and Beautiful Morning (GB) (Galileo {Ire}) (lot 1927).

“The Tattersalls December Sale has been Europe's premier breeding stock sale for more than a century, and we have a catalogue of quality fillies and mares with coverings by stallions who are arguably the best in the world at the moment,” said Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony. “The December Sale is always an unmissable event for Thoroughbred breeders from throughout the world and we are looking forward to another truly international renewal.”

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