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COPLOW, dam of Group 1 1,000 Guineas winner BILLESDON BROOK, was the headline act on the second day of the Tattersalls December Mares Sale which saw 22 lots sell for 500,000 guineas or more.

Coplow sells for 2.1m guineas

COPLOW, the dam of the Group 1 1,000 Guineas and Group 1 Sun Chariot Stakes winner BILLESDON BROOK looked the star lot in the catalogue for the 2019 Tattersalls December Mares Sale and the daughter of MANDURO did not disappoint, selling to MV Magnier for 2,100,000 guineas.

Agents James Delahooke and Ross Doyle, who was standing with the Barnane Stud team, took the price to 2,000,000 guineas before Magnier made his one and only bid to secure the ten-year-old mare who was offered in foal to KINGMAN.

COPLOW was consigned to the December Mares Sale by Stowell Hill Stud’s Jeanette McCreery whose partner Bob died in 2016. She is also the dam of the Listed winner BILLESDON BESS who was bought here last year for 800,000 guineas by James Wigan on behalf of Erdenheim Farm. COPLOW’s siblings include the Group winners ANNA NERIUM, MIDDLE CLUB and PIPING HOT.

Wildcard Big Brothers Pride sells for 975,000 guineas

BIG BROTHERS PRIDE, who was a wildcard entry to the Tattersalls December Mares Sale, was purchased by BBA Ireland’s Eamonn Reilly for 975,000 guineas after he saw off the determined effort of Northern Farms’ Shunsuke Yoshida.

The three-year-old daughter of INVINCIBLE SPIRIT was consigned by Tweenhills Farm & Stud and is a half-sister to the Group 1 Prix Maurice de Gheest winner POLYDREAM. Hailing from a ‘Wertheimer’ family, the filly is out of the Grade 3 placed GREEN TUNE mare POLYGREEN.

Ibrahim Araci buys Guerriere for 825,000 guineas

Turkish owner breeder Ibrahim Araci has been busy at the December Mares Sale, buying six lots so far for 2,235,000 guineas headlined by the INVINCIBLE SPIRIT mare GUERRIERE at 825,000 guineas.

The Listed placed five-year-old was consigned by European Sales Management in foal to LOPE DE VEGA and is a half-sister to the Group 3 Prix d’Aumale winner SOUSTRACTION and the Listed Prix Matchem winner MATEMATICA, both of whom were also placed in Group 1 races.

GUERRIERE was knocked down to Araci, who was sitting next to his daughter Pinar and bloodstock advisor Rob Speers.

Merry Fox secure Shambolic for 800,000 guineas

The SHAMARDAL mare SHAMBOLIC, who was placed in three Listed races and fourth in the Group 1 Fillies’ Mile, was purchased by Hadden Bloodstock for 800,000 guineas.

SHAMBOLIC is a half-sister to the dual Grade 1 winner LAUGHING as well as the Champion Hong Kong older horse COMIC STRIP whose victories include the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes.

She was sold by Highclere Stud on behalf of Floors Stud, the 10th Duke of Roxburghe having died in August.