Galileo filly tops Goffs Orby Sale

A €2 million top lot and significant gains across the board were the highlights of a superb first day at Goffs Orby Sale. Turnover rose by 14%, despite almost 30 less horses offered compared with Day 1 last year, while average rose by 33% to €144,222 and median by 27% to €85,000. A strong clearance rate of 88% was recorded.

The star of the show today was Glenvale Stud’s beautiful Galileo own sister to the the three time Group 1 winner Alice Springs (Lot 165) who sold to Phoenix Thoroughbreds for €2 million. Amer Abdulaziz of Phoenix Thoroughbreds spoke with Rishi Persad for Goffs TV following the sale:

Bidding continued apace as the very next lot, a Kingman half-brother to Stakes winner Alkasser from the family of Anthem Alexander and Dandy Man (Lot 166), sold to David Redvers for €850,000 having been consigned by Noel O’Callaghan’s Mountarmstrong Stud. Another to sell for €850,000 was Lot 203, the Showcasing own-sister to Tasleet from Baroda & Colbinstown Studs, who was knocked down to Mark Player.

Topping a significant draft of purchases by Godolphin was Lot 140, the Sea The Stars filly from Luke Lillingston’s Mount Coote Stud who sold for €750,000, and a delighted Lillingston spoke to Goffs TV following the sale:

As well as today’s sales topper, the Glenvale Stud draft also provided another highlight on Day 1 when their No Nay Never filly (Lot 100), who hails from the family of High Chaparral and whose 2yo half-brother won first time out two weeks ago, sold for €700,000 to MV Magnier:

Trade was strong today from the outset, getting off to a flying start as the second lot into the ring reached the half million mark. Baroda and Colbinstown Studs’ Frankel half-sister to multiple Group 1 winner Kingsgate Native (Lot 2) sold to Shawn Dugan for €500,000:

Following a remarkable day in the sales ring, Goffs Chief Executive Henry Beeby said:

“We are delighted with a stunning day’s trade that was headed by a top price of €2m and major increases in average and median, which repays the tremendous trust placed in Goffs by our vendors. We look forward to tomorrow and hope to maintain the momentum”.

Day 1 figures:
Offered: 190
Sold: 167 (88%)
Aggregate: €24,085,000 (+14%)
Average: €144,222 (+33%)
Median: €85,000 (€27%).

Forever Together full sister fetches €3.2 million at Goffs Orby Sale

Lot 318 Forever Together full sister
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A record price of €3.2 million for the Galileo own-sister to Oaks winner Forever Together crowned an incredible renewal of the Goffs Orby Sale, with trade across the two days posting considerable increases in turnover, average and median over last year and a total clearance rate of 89%.

The show stopping top lot, Lot 318, consigned by Ballylinch Stud on behalf of breeders Vimal and Gillian Khosla, made history becoming the highest priced filly ever sold at Goffs, and the highest priced yearling anywhere this year, when selling for a staggering €3.2 million to Phoenix Thoroughbreds, just 24 hours after they purchased the Galileo sister to Alice Springs (Lot 165) for €2 million.

David Redvers secured the next highest priced lot on the final day when going to €525,000 for another outstanding Galileo filly, this time from the Baroda & Colbinstown Studs draft, out of the dual Group winner Maureen (Lot 397). A pair of Camelot fillies provided two further highlights on Day 2, with Glenvale Stud’s Lot 295 selling to Godolphin for €500,000 while Camas Park Stud’s filly out of a sister to Group 1 Dewhurst winner Distant Music (Lot 277) sold for €480,000 to BBA Ireland. The top priced colt today was a son of Exceed And Excel from Croom House Stud (Lot 352). Out of a half-sister to Order Of St George, he sold to the Hong Kong Jockey Club for €360,000.

Following the end of the 2018 Orby Sale, Goffs Chief Executive Henry Beeby reflected on a remarkable two days:

“Wow! What an amazing couple of days we have enjoyed at Goffs as the Orby Sale reached unprecedented heights with a trade that was simply extraordinary. To set a new record for a yearling filly at an Irish sale at €3.2 million was the highlight amongst a sale of tremendous highs that saw all the average and median make double digit gains to buck the trend of the European sales season so far, and all from a stunning clearance rate of 89%. We are indebted to our vendors without whom we are nothing and I would especially single out Vimal and Gillian Khosla, the breeders of the top lot, who placed their faith in the Goffs service and were rewarded with the highest yearling price in the world so far this year for their gorgeous filly who was so well presented by Ballylinch Stud. In addition we would like to extend our thanks to Ciaran Conroy’s Glenvale Stud and the vendors of the “other” Galileo filly whose price of €2 million was also something quite special.

We took the conscious decision to tighten the catalogue numbers to really focus on quality this year and it is clear that our huge array of buyers from home and abroad agreed with that move. Our vendors sent us a stellar selection and we were delighted to welcome so many major buyers to Kildare Paddocks over the last few days. That HH Sheikh Mohammed made his first visit to Goffs for 13 years was a huge vote of confidence in Irish bloodstock and he joined his brother HH Sheikh Hamdan who has been such a great supporter for so many years. Our leading buyers Phoenix Thoroughbreds were a revelation in the sales ring and we hope their bold bidding is rewarded with top level success on the racecourse in future years. They have been a pleasure to do business with and their enthusiasm is infectious. It would also be remiss of me not to record our ongoing appreciation of MV Magnier and the Coolmore team who remain stalwart supporters of Goffs year in, year out.

The aforementioned are, of course, the big names and we need every buyer at all levels so, on behalf of all the team at Goffs, I extend our appreciation to each vendor of every lot for giving us the opportunity to promote their world class yearlings to our wonderful buyers from all over the world who were attracted to this sale by the persuasive efforts of my excellent Goffs colleagues and our international agents, backed up by the team at Irish Thoroughbred Marketing”.

Bungle Inthejungle Colt Tops Goffs Sportsman’s Sale

Bungle Inthejungle colt
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The one day Goffs Sportsman’s Sale opened in style this morning as the first lot into the ring, a colt by Bungle Inthejungle from Rathasker Stud (Lot 419) whose half-brother was a winner since the catalogue was printed, sold for a sale-topping €90,000 to Roger Marley of Church Farm.

A solid day of trade followed, with both the clearance rate for the day of 85% and the number of lots making €50,000 and upwards matching that of 2017, aided by a broad range of buyers from right across Europe.

Kevin Ross Bloodstock accounted for the second highest priced yearling at the Sportsman’s, going to €70,000 for Tally Ho Stud’s Society Rock colt (Lot 487) whose only sibling was a recent winner first time out at 2. Bungle Inthejungle was in demand again with a filly from Newlands House Stud, (Lot 557) selling to Joe Foley for €65,000, while two further highlights included a daughter of Acclamation out of a sister to a Group 1 winner from Glacken View (Lot 528) bought by Aidan O’Ryan for €60,000 and a New Approach filly from Lumville Farm (Lot 667) that sold to JC Bloodstock, also for €60,000.

At the conclusion of the Sportsman’s Sale, Goffs Group Chief Executive Henry Beeby commented:

“After the historic events of the last two days our Sportsman’s Sale was always going to struggle to compete for headlines. However we have enjoyed a trade that, relatively speaking, has been solid if unspectacular.

“Given the backdrop leading in to the week we have been satisfied with a day that has returned an acceptable clearance rate of 85% which clearly demonstrates a healthy interest from a large group of buyers from home and abroad. Indeed we have been delighted to welcome some significant buyers from across Europe and the Eastern Block following more hard work by the Goffs international network of agents alongside our friends at Irish Thoroughbred Marketing. Equally gratifying has been the fresh faces from the UK training ranks that have flown in specifically for today.

“As ever we are supremely grateful for the support of our vendors and wish every buyer success on the racecourse”.

Daddys Lil Darling to Be Sold at Fasig-Tipton November with Gainesway

Gainesway, agent for Normandy Farm, will offer Grade 1 winner and millionaire DADDYS LIL DARLING at the upcoming Fasig-Tipton November Sale.  The four-year-old filly will be offered as a broodmare prospect.

A daughter of top international sire Scat Daddy, DADDYS LIL DARLING provided many memorable wins for her owner and breeder, the late Nancy Polk of Normandy Farm.  A graded stakes winner at 2, 3 and 4, her most significant win came in the American Oaks over Santa Anita’s turf course.

A versatile dual surface threat, DADDYS LIL DARLING also demonstrated tremendous ability over dirt. She captured the Pocahontas Stakes at two, and also recorded impressive second place performances in the Kentucky Oaks and Ashland Stakes at three.

Over the course of her career, DADDYS LIL DARLING earned more than $1.3 million and won or placed in 11 graded stakes races, the highest number for any son or daughter of Scat Daddy.

“A top physical to complement her proven Grade 1 ability, Daddys Lil Darling will appeal to all buyers looking for an outstanding young broodmare prospect,” said Michael Hernon, Gainesway’s Director of Sales.

DADDYS LIL DARLING is a half-sister to three stakes horses, including millionaire Mongolian Saturday, winner of the Breeders Cup Turf Sprint, and multiple stakes winner Victoryasecret.  Her dam, Miss Hot Salsa was a stakes winner who also finished second in the San Clemente.

From a prolific female family, DADDYS LIL DARLING’s first three dams are all graded stakes producers.

Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning added, “Daddys Lil Darling was one of the top fillies in North America each year from two to four, on both turf and dirt.  Her pedigree and race record make her highly appealing to buyers from around the world.”

The Fasig-Tipton November Sale will be held on Sunday, November 4, in Lexington, Kentucky.

World’s Highest Yearling Price in 2018 on Opening Day of Tattersalls October Book 1

Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale started on a remarkably strong note with a colt by GALILEO becoming the highest priced yearling to be sold anywhere in the world this year when purchased by MV Magnier for 3.4 million guineas. Stellar trade on the opening day saw five lots top a million guineas and 20 lots realise 500,000 guineas or more with a robust clearance rate of 85%.

Galileo Colt Becomes the Highest Priced Yearling Sold in the World this Year

Hitting the headlines on the opening day of Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale was the GALILEO colt out of SHASTYE who became the most expensive yearling sold at public auction in the world this year when knocked down to MV Magnier for 3,400,000 guineas.

An international cast of potential purchasers raised their hand for the sale topper including Jocelyn de Moubray, Ballylinch Stud’s John O’Connor alongside Mick Flanigan, Simon Crisford and Japanese trainer Mitsu Nakauchida who was the eventual underbidder.

Consigned by Newsells Park Stud, the regally bred son of GALILEO is a full brother to Group winners SECRET GESTURE, SIR ISAAC NEWTON and most recently the Group 2 Beresford Stakes winner JAPAN who was purchased at Book 1 last year for 1,300,000 guineas.

Julian Dollar of Newsells Park Stud said:

“She is a wonderful mare and the pedigree says it all, but timing is everything and Japan’s Beresford win just revitalised everything and brought back some interest and vibrancy to the pedigree.

“This is a lovely colt, and has always been a lovely horse, though maybe not as pretty as Sir Isaac Newton. I think that Aidan believes he did not get it quite right with Sir Isaac, so Coolmore was happy to come back again – I also know that Ballydoyle holds Japan in high regard.

“I have to thank everyone at home – yearling manager Gerry [Meehan] and his team have done a fabulous job, the whole draft looks superb and this horse was in top order. They have all been a really happy team to work with this autumn.”

The sale of the GALILEO colt out of SHASTYE represented the equal second highest price for a colt at auction in Europe, only behind his full brother SIR ISAAC NEWTON who realised 3.6 million guineas in this sale ring in 2013.

Half Sister to Garswood Sells for 1.2 Million Guineas

The GALILEO filly out of the KYLLACHY mare PENCHANT set the bid board alight early on in proceedings when selling to Emmanuel de Seroux of US based Narvick International for 1,200,000 guineas.

‘Flash’ Conroy’s Glenvale Stud consigned the well related filly, a half-sister to the Group 1 Prix Maurice de Gheest winner GARSWOOD and an own sister to the Group race performing two year old ZAGITOVA who was purchased at this sale last year for 1.6 million guineas and who ran fourth in the Group 1 Moyglare Stud Stakes on her latest start.

De Seroux commented:

“She is gorgeous, she is by Galileo and as a half-sister to a Group 1 winner, she has been bought as a breeding prospect. There are no plans as yet, but there is a chance she could stay to race in Europe.”

Dubawi Colt Makes 1.1 Million Guineas

On a day that was dominated by GALILEO, DUBAWI also had his time in the spotlight when the Meon Valley Stud consigned son of the super sire was purchased by Stroud Coleman Bloodstock for 1.1 million guineas with trainer Roger Varian the underbidder.

Catalogued as lot 113, the eye-catching colt is out of the two time Classic runner up SHIROCCO STAR who was second in the 2012 renewals of both the Group 1 Epsom and Irish Oaks and who hails from a Meon Valley Stud family that includes the Irish 2,000 Guineas runner-up FRANCE.

Stroud Coleman Purchase Galileo Colt for 1.1 Million Guineas

Leading consignor Newsells Park Stud sold two of the five lots to top a million including the GALILEO colt out of the OASIS DREAM mare POSSET, an own sister to six time Group 1 winner MIDDAY, who was knocked down to Simon Crisford and signed for by Stroud Coleman Bloodstock for 1.1 million guineas.

The February born colt was part owned by John Gunther, the breeder of US Triple Crown winner JUSTIFY, who purchased POSSET from the Juddmonte Draft at the Tattersalls December Sale in 2014 for 625,000 guineas.

Gunther’s daughter Tanya said:

“The mare has a Frankel colt foal and is in-foal to him. We used Galileo because he is the best stallion in the world – we probably should go to Dubawi next! It has all worked out well today.”

Kingman Colt Tops Million Guineas

The Coolmore team, headed by MV Magnier signed for three of the five million guinea lots including the son of KINGMAN purchased from Michael Fitzpatrick’s Kilminfoyle House Stud for 1,050,000 guineas.

The sale of the son of the winning DANSILI mare SHEMYA represented an impressive pinhooking success for his owners who bought the colt at the Tattersalls December Foal Sale for 135,000 guineas.

An emotional Fitzpatrick recalled:

“As a foal he had a really good walk, he was a good physical and I bought him from Giles Wates of Langton Stud.

“It was a lot of money to give for a foal, and it was our last bid, but it has worked out and I am so pleased for my staff, Pamela and Santos – I have to thank them.

“I have had pinhooks sell for 475,000gns, but not had one top half a million – and then this guy sells for over a million!”

3,500,000 Guineas Dubawi colt is world’s highest priced yearling in 2018 (IMAGE Lot 325 Dubawi by Dar Re Mi)

The brother to TOO DARN HOT and LAH TI DAR lit up the Tattersalls sales ring when knocked down to David Redvers for 3.5 million guineas on a day of sensational trade. Twenty-seven yearlings sold for 500,000 guineas or more with seven topping the million-guinea mark and turnover topping 40 million guineas. The clearance rate for the day was also a remarkable 91%.

Brother to Too Darn Hot Sells For 3,500,000 Guineas

The Tattersalls sales ring swelled to bursting point in anticipation of the arrival of the DUBAWI colt out of Lord and Lady Lloyd-Webber’s wonderful broodmare DAR RE MI. Already a brother to the Group 3 Tattersalls Musidora Stakes winner SO MI DAR and the Listed-winning filly LAH TI DAR when the catalogued was published, the colt subsequently received substantial catalogue updates. One was via LAH TI DAR who finished second in the Group 1 St Leger and the other was from his year older brother TOO DARN HOT who won the Group 2 Champagne Stakes and is the current anti-post favourite for next year’s 2,000 Guineas.

Sheikh Abdullah Almalek Alsabah made much of the early running along with Jamie McCalmont before Japanese trainer Mitsu Nakauchida and Shadwell Estates’ Angus Gold took up the running. Finally David Redvers joined in to secure the colt for 3,500,000 guineas, the highest price for a yearling anywhere in the world this year and the second highest price for a yearling colt sold in Europe.

Following his purchase, David Redvers commented:

“This is the sort of horse that Sheikh Fahad and his brothers want to own – they want to participate at the highest level and have had a taste of it this year with Roaring Lion. He is out of an exceptional mare and by an exception stallion. It is very hard to put a value on a horse such as this – you can see lovely horses selling for good sums and they still are not the best.

“We are looking to make commercial stallions – let’s hope that he goes out and lives up to all the potential that he has.”

He was bred and sold by Lord and Lady Lloyd Webber’s Watership Down Stud, and Lady Lloyd Webber was in the sale ring to witness the sale.

“We are very lucky to have Dar Re Mi who is breeding horses who are out together with such perfection. This horse is very similar to Too Darn Hot, a little more mature if anything.

“The farm’s policy is to sell the colts and keep the fillies – we were unable to sell Too Darn Hot last year, thank god in the end – so we kept to the plan. It has been a nerve-wracking six months, but Terry [Doherty, stud manager] has produced him brilliantly, he looked amazing.”

Brother to Oaks Winner Was Sells For 1.3 Million Guineas

As purchases go, there can have been few better than that of PARK EXPRESS who was purchased by the Burns Family’s Lodge Park Stud in 1984. Subsequently Champion two and three-year-old filly in Ireland, the daughter of AHOONOORA went on to produce the Derby winner NEW APPROACH and the Champion European filly DAZZLING PARK. Another daughter, called ALLURING PARK, failed to reach those heights on the racecourse, but has more than made up for it in the sale ring. Amongst the seven winners the daughter of GALILEO has produced is the Oaks winner WAS as well as the Group-placed AL NAMAAH who was sold at this sale in 2013 for a European auction yearling record at 5,000,000 guineas. It was therefore no surprise that the own-brother to the Classic winner should be in such great demand with MV Magnier signing the docket at 1,300,000 guineas.

“I have to thank everyone at home,” said Damien Burns of Lodge Park. “There is a lot of work involved and there are many don’t come to the sales. This colt was prepped by my brother Jamie.”

“The mare did not have a foal this year,” reported Burns. “She is in-foal to Dark Angel, which is a slightly differing approach but if you strip the pedigree back Alluring Park is a daughter of Green Desert and is out of Park Express – a champion two-year-old and by Ahonoora.”

Cheveley Park Stud buy Galileo Filly for 1.2m Guineas

The first of the lots to hit seven figures on the second day was the GALILEO filly out of the Group 3 DUKE OF MARMALADE mare WANNABE BETTER who was knocked down to Cheveley Park Stud’s Chris Richardson for 1,200,000 guineas.

Consigned from Tom & Michael Gaffney’s Churchtown House Stud, the filly attracted interest from throughout the ring, with agent Tom Goff prominent early along with Kerri Radcliffe, stood alongside American owner Sheila Rosenblum and Hubie de Burgh, stood alongside Australian John Camilleri, breeder of Winx. Trainer Simon Crisford also made his presence felt, but it was Richardson who finally secured the filly whose dam is a half-sister to the Group 1 Cheveley Park Stakes winner WANNABE GRAND.

“I have to be daring once in my life” smiled Patricia Thompson of Cheveley Park Stud after the purchase.

“We just loved everything about her.”

Chris Richardson, the stud’s manager, added: “There are not many opportunities to buy Galileo fillies and he is such a phenomenal sire. This is such a strong pedigree, we are delighted to have bought her.”

 

Dubawi Half-Brother to Legatissimo Sells for 1.2 million Guineas

The DUBAWI colt out of the MONTJEU mare YUMMY MUMMY continued the great sale for Newsells Park Stud when selling to Stroud Coleman Bloodstock for 1,200,000 Guineas. The colt is a half-brother to the triple Group 1 winner LEGATISSIMO, the DANEHILL DANCER filly whose successes included the 1,000 Guineas, the Nassau Stakes and the Matron Stakes.

YUMMY MUMMY was purchased at the 2009 Tattersalls December Mare Sale by John Warren Bloodstock on behalf of Newsells Park for 460,000 guineas. The sister to the multiple Group 1 winner FAME AND GLORY has been a great producer with her five foals of racing age all winning and realising a total of 3,805,000 guineas since 2011 at Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale.

Sister to Leger Winner Kew Gardens Sells for 1.2 Million Guineas

The full-sister to the Group 1 St Leger winner KEW GARDENS was knocked down to Coolmore Stud’s MV Magnier for 1,200,000 guineas. Consigned by David and Diane Nagle’s Barronstown Stud, the filly is by GALILEO out of the Group 1 winning DESERT KING mare CHELSEA ROSE.

Horse France Strikes For Galileo Filly at 1 million guineas

GALILEO fillies continued to dominate at Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale with Horse France’s Robert Nataf securing the daughter of BROOKLYN’S STORM for 1,000,000 guineas. The STORM CAT mare is the dam of the Group 3 Prix de Royaumont winner POLLARA and the Listed winner STORMINA, herself the dam of the dual Group 1 winner and champion two-year-old, SILASOL.

“She will be trained in France,” said Nataf.

“My client was wanting a racing and then a broodmare prospect – this is a huge pedigree and this filly has a lot of residual value.”

BROOKLYN’S STORM is a half-sister to Group 1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner SOLEMIA, as well as Group winners PROSPECT WELLS and PROSPECT PARK with her pedigree also including the Group 1 Sussex Stakes winner THE GURKHA.

Pinhook Success for Longview Stud with 1,000,000 Guineas Sea The Stars Colt

The team from Longview Stud were celebrating following a stunning pinhook success with the sale of their SEA THE STARS colt out of CHICAGO DANCER who was purchased by Stroud Coleman Bloodstock for 1,000,000 guineas. The colt was purchased by Gerry Dilger’s Dromoland Farm on behalf of his owners for 330,000 Euros as a foal.

Diego Romeo, the manager of Longview Stud, said: “It was a pricey pinhook, but he is a gorgeous colt and we’ve loved him from the beginning.

“Everything has gone to plan with him and he is very straightforward. Sea The Stars is a fantastic sire – we are very happy.”

Record Tattersalls October Book 1 turnover for 7th consecutive year

Lot 389 Dubawi / Giants Play
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Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale came to a close following the third and final session with a record turnover of 106 million guineas, and a decade-best clearance rate of 86%. Fourteen lots topped the million guinea mark whilst 59 lots sold for 500,000 guineas of more.

Newsells Continue Strong Sale with 1.2 Million Guineas Dubawi Filly

The leading consignor for the sale was the Jacobs Family’s Newsells Park Stud whose DUBAWI daughter of GIANTS PLAY sold for 1,200,000 guineas on the final day. The Grade 2 winning daughter of GIANT’S CAUSEWAY has already produced two Group/Listed performers and is a daughter of the Group 1 Fillies’ Mile heroine PLAYFUL ACT, herself a sibling to the Group 1 winners NATHANIEL and GREAT HEAVENS.

The filly was purchased by Stroud Coleman for 1,200,000 guineas and Stud Manager Julian Dollar was naturally delighted;

“We thought we’d brought our strongest draft here,” said Dollar.

“It is both humbling and gratifying that the purchasers have felt the same. It is a reflection of the great job done by the team at home.”

Newsells Park Stud sold three million guineas lots this week with their draft of 22 lots realising a total of 11,055,000 guineas.

Galileo Half-Sister to Ivawood Sells for 1.2 million guineas

David and Diane Nagle’s Barrownstown Stud have enjoyed a fruitful week at Tattersalls with the six lots they have consigned this week realising just shy of 4 million guineas. Leading the way on the final day was the GALILEO half-sister to the Group 2 July Stakes and Richmond Stakes winner IVAWOOD. The daughter of the RED RANSOM mare KEENES ROYALE was knocked down to Anthony Stroud for 1,200,000 guineas after he saw off the efforts of underbidder Kerri Radcliffe.

“She is a lovely filly,” said David Nagle. “She is very athletic and racey, we liked her a lot.

Hopefully, she will be lucky for her new connections.

“The mare had a Galileo filly this year and is back in-foal to Galileo.”

Sea The Stars colt makes 900,000 Guineas

French consignor Haras du Mezeray had their SEA THE STARS colt out of ELLE SAME realise 900,000 guineas to the bid of Stroud Coleman Bloodstock. The Listed placed daughter of SAMUM is out of the Champion German mare and producer ELLE DANZIG, winner of three Group 1s and dam of no less than six Group/Listed performers.

“This colt was not forward enough for the August sale in France, and he has done very well through the summer,” reported Charles-Henri de Moussac when explaining why the French-based stud has brought this colt to sell in Book 1. “We bought over a draft last year and we have some to sell in Book 2 next week also – we are looking to spread the risk a little. We have had a very good trip over!

“We bought the mare for our client for 300,000 euros and the first foal has been retained.

Shadwell Buy Invincible Spirit Colt for 900,000 Guineas

The fireworks continued well into the evening on the final day of Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale which Shadwell Estates buying the INVINCIBLE SPIRIT colt from Meon Valley Stud for 900,000 guineas. The colt is out of the MONTJEU mare MONZZA, a daughter of Meon Valley’s Group 1 winning mare ZEE ZEE TOP and a sister to their Group 1 winner IZZI TOP.

“He is a very well-bred horse, by a fabulous stallion and Sheikh Hamdan liked him,” said Angus Gold of Shadwell.

“We have Emaraaty [a son of Zee Zee Top], and he has plenty of ability and is a good horse – he has just touched down in the US.”

Chairman’s Statement

At the conclusion of the 2018 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony commented;

It is an extraordinary statistic that for seven consecutive years Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale has produced record turnover climbing from just over 50 million guineas in 2011 to this year’s new record of more than 105 million guineas. We genuinely believed that last year’s phenomenal October Book 1 would not be matched for a very long time, but yet again Europe’s top thoroughbred breeders have sent us the most outstanding collection of yearlings and buyers from throughout the world have responded accordingly. Quality is the key and Book 1 of the 2018 October Yearling Sale is the finest showcase for the best yearlings by the truly exceptional roster of stallions currently standing in Europe.

“From start to finish there has been fierce international competition for the cream of the European yearling crop top with 14 selling for 1 million guineas or more, an unprecedented 59 breaking the 500,000 guineas mark and the sale producing the world’s highest priced yearling for the seventh year in a row. While the 3.5 million guineas sale topping DUBAWI colt out of DAR RE MI and the 3.4 million guineas GALILEO colt out of SHASTYE were the highlights of the past three days, a particular feature of the sale has been the consistent demand in all sectors of the market.

“There is no doubt that the £25,000 Tattersalls October Book 1 Bonus brings owners and trainers to the sale who might otherwise look elsewhere and it is no coincidence that the clearance rate of 86% is the best at October Book 1 for more than a decade. To date there have been 127 winners of more than £3 million in Book 1 Bonuses and it is a great endorsement to see pretty well all of the beneficiaries returning to the sale in search of more Bonus winners.

“Books 2, 3 and 4 of the October Yearling Sale start on Monday and we look forward to sustaining the momentum from this week’s record-breaking sale.”

Kingman colt sells for 750,000 Guineas at Tattersalls October Book 2

Lot 637 Kingman / Reem
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A colt by first-season sire sensation KINGMAN topped proceedings on the opening day of Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale when selling for 750,000 guineas, the second highest price ever achieved at this fixture. Turnover on the opening day fell slightly short of last year’s record-breaking figures with the clearance rate nudging 90% and small declines in average and median. Fourteen lots sold for 200,000 guineas or more whilst 45 realised six figure sales.

Kingman Colt Sells for 750,000 Guineas
The Irish 2,000 Guineas winner KINGMAN has made an exciting start to his stallion career at Juddmonte Farms. His first crop of two-year-olds have produced five Group/Listed winners to date including the 2,000 Guineas prospects PERSIAN KING and SANGARIUS and the Group 2 Coventry Stakes winner CALYX.

Given his start, yearlings by KINGMAN have naturally been in high demand at the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale and the colt out of the Group-placed GALILEO mare REEM proved no exception, selling to the bid of John Gosden for 750,000 guineas. The vanquished included David Redvers, who was standing with Sheikh Fahad, Charlie Gordon-Watson with Saeed Suhail, and Alastair Donald.

The colt, who hails from the family of Champion two and three-year-old RODRIGO DE TRIANO, was consigned to the sale from Adrian and Philippa O’Brien’s Hazelwood Bloodstock and is the second highest price ever achieved at Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale.

“That was unbelievable,” said Adrian O’Brien, manager of the young operation based at Exning, just outside of Newmarket, adding: “It is the first year we are selling stock whom we have been involved with since conception so it is very pleasing.

“We liked Kingman and you do need the stars to align, especially when you are using young stallions who have their first two-year-olds running.

“I was not sure what he would make, we decided to let the market find his value. He has been very popular in the run-up to today, and a lot of the main players were interested – it was just a matter of whether they followed him into the ring – which thank god they did!”

Cheveley Park Buy Pivotal Filly For 425,000 Guineas
Late in the evening Cheveley Park Stud’s Chris Richardson secured the PIVOTAL half-sister to the Listed winning THE BROGHIE MAN for 425,000 guineas. In what was a battle of the owner/breeders, Richardson secured the filly at the expense of the Niarchos Family’s Racing Manager Alan Cooper, sat with Electra Niarchos.

“She is a lovely filly,” said Richardson. “It was actually a foal share and we have bought out Whitsbury. It is cross we know very well – Pivotal and Dutch Art.

“Pivotal is now 25 years old, but he has been broodmare sire of six Group 1 winners this year and sire of Lightning Spear.”

The filly is out of the DUTCH ART mare SUELITA who consignor Whitsbury Manor Stud raced and stud manager Ed Harper deflected the praise to his father, Chris.

“Dad actually went rogue on me and bought her without any discussion!” smiled Harper the younger. “Actually it is the last horse that Dad bought – so it does prove the wise head he has! I guess I owe him a drink…”

She is the second-highest priced filly sold at Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale.

Pinhook success for Siyouni colt

The SIYOUNI colt out of the Listed winning SHAMARDAL mare PELERIN provided his owners with a bountiful return on their investment when selling to SackvilleDonald’s Alastair Donald for 300,000 guineas. Consigned by Kenilworth House Stud, the colt was purchased at the Tattersalls December Foal Sale for just 80,000 guineas by Late Late Bloodstock.

“He is a lovely, athletic and strong foal,” said Gerry Ross, farm manager at Kenilworth. “He was very busy through inspections – and, of course, Siyouni has had another brilliant year, headlined by the wonderful filly Laurens, but there is a lot of his dam sire Shamardal in him too.”

Paca Paca Farm buy Kitten’s Joy colt for 280,000 Guineas

Harry Sweeney’s Paca Paca Farm in Japan signed for lot 683, the chesnut colt by KITTEN’S JOY at 280,000 guineas, providing a significant pinhooking profit for his vendor in the process. The son of the SUPER SAVER mare SAVE OUR OCEANS was purchased as a foal in the US for just $77,000 by Jamie Railton who consigned him today.

“We found him on top of the hill at Keeneland,” said Railton, “and he is a pretty spectacular horse. I am so pleased for all those who have invested, trusted me with their money – I am so pleased it has worked out.”

SAVE OUR OCEANS won one race at three and is a daughter of ATLANTIC OCEAN, a dual Grade 3 winner.

Mains Buys Mastercraftsman Colt for 280,000 Guineas

Philippa Mains secured the MASTERCRAFTSMAN colt out of the ROYAL APPLAUSE mare SELVA REAL for 280,000 guineas, on behalf of US-based owner Jon Kelly.

“He is a gorgeous, gorgeous son of Mastercraftsman, and he goes to Jessica Harrington – let’s hope Jessie can do with this Mastercraftsman as she did this year with Alpha Centauri!” smiled Mains.

Mains, who previously assisted Amanda Skiffington, has headed out into business herself.

“I won’t be doing too much agency work, rather the plan is to work with racing clubs and syndicates,” she explained.

“I am setting up Main Line Racing, which is to be a leasing racing club run in association with Whitsbury Manor Stud. It is launching in November.”

The sale was a mouth-watering return on investment for consignor Redpender Stud’s Jimmy Murphy who purchased SELVA REAL in France in 2017 for 40,000 euros, carrying this MASTERCRAFTSMAN colt. The ROYAL APPLAUSE mare is out of the Group 1 Moyglare Stud Stakes second SILCA CHIAVE, herself a half-sister to the Group 1 Prix Morny winner SILCA’S SISTER and Champion mare GOLDEN SILCA.

Siyouni colt heads strong Second Day at Tattersalls October Book 2 

Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale continued in robust fashion on the second day with eighteen lots selling for 200,000 guineas or more. The turnover and average were both up on the corresponding session last year with the clearance rate remaining at a solid 86%.

Siyouni filly to Shadwell for 450,000 guineas

David & Henrietta Egan’s Corduff Stud enjoyed a spectacular result when their SIYOUNI filly out of the DESERT STYLE mare BRYNICA was sold to Shadwell Estates for 450,000 guineas after he saw off the efforts of Juddmonte Farms’ Lord Grimthorpe and agent Stephen Hillen. The dam BRYNICA is a half-sister to the Group 1 Prix du Jockey Club third BARAAN and to BRUXCALINA, dam of the Group 1 British Champion Sprint winner LIBRISA BREEZE.

“We bought her dam at auction from the Aga Khan’s draft on the advice of Blandford Bloodstock,” said David Egan of Corduff Stud. “She is from an original Lagardere family.

“We knew the filly today had lots of interest and she was making lists, but it is very difficult to value them to that.

“The mare had a Lope De Vega filly this year and is in-foal to Dabirsim.”

Purchaser Angus Gold of Shadwell Estates said: “Sheikh Hamdan was very keen to buy fillies this week, and she was on the list very early on. She is a very nice filly with a great attitude – her ears were pricked the whole time.

“I didn’t think that we’d have to go that far, but the Sheikh very much wanted her and John Gosden was keen too – I guess that is where she will go into training.”

Anthony Stroud strikes to secure Dansili filly for 360,000 guineas

Agent Anthony Stroud struck to secure the already named CASSANDRA, the DANSILI filly consigned by Stauffenberg Bloodstock for 360,000 guineas after seeing of the efforts of SackvilleDonald’s Alastair Donald.

“She is a very nice filly, very athletic,” said Anthony Stroud. “It was a little more than perhaps we were anticipating, but we were up against a formidable opponent. Her two-year-old half-brother Catan, who has won recently, looks a promising sort, is rated 97 and he is the only runner for the mare so far.

“As we also saw last week, good fillies can be very valuable.”

CASSANDRA is out of the SHIROCCO mare CAPICHERA, daughter of the Group 2 Preis der Diana winner CENTAINE, and a half-sister to CALRISSIAN, the winner of 25 races in Denmark, France, Germany and Sweden, including the Group 3 Taby Open Championship and three Listed races.

No Nay Never colt fetches 320,000 guineas

The success of first season sire NO NAY NEVER’s progeny on the racecourse has been reflected in the Tattersalls sales ring this week and his son out of the STREET CRY mare WHITEFALL caught the eye on day two of Book 2 of the October Yearling Sale when knocked down to Peter and Ross Doyle Bloodstock for 320,000 guineas.

The Kilminfoyle House Stud consigned colt received a solid update to his pedigree since the catalogue was printed when his KODIAC half-brother DARK JEDI won on debut and more recently was runner up in the Listed Stonehenge Stakes at Salisbury.

After the sale Doyle commented:

“The stallion has done unbelievably well this year – he has put in some great stats. This is a lovely horse, good moving, strong and mature.

“The mare has proved she can do it too with the recent black-type update. She is also by Street Cry, which is a positive. The colt goes to Richard Hannon, let’s hope he is good!”

Kingman colt stars for Putsch

Andreas Putsch’s Haras de Saint Pair were consigning at Tattersalls for the first time and enjoyed a fruitful sale with their only two lots realising a total of 420,000 guineas. Leading the way was the KINGMAN colt out of the Group 3 winning mare BUGIE D’AMORE who was bought by SackvilleDonald’s Alastair Donald for 280,000 guineas.

Donald said: “I think that the sire speaks for himself, he averaged highly last week. Both of this colt’s siblings have achieved ratings of 90 or more and he was a lovely individual. He was good looking and also well balanced.”

Record breaking Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 2 concludes

Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale came to a conclusion with colts by leading first season sires NO NAY NEVER and KINGMAN, and the established DARK ANGEL, leading the way. The sale turnover was a record whilst the average and median were both on a par with last year’s wide-margin record-breaking sale. The clearance rate came in at an impressive 86% and a record breaking forty-five lots sold for 200,000 guineas or more.

Lot 1165 No Nay Never
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Ballyphilip Sell No Nay Never Colt for 450,000 Guineas

The husband and wife team of Paul and Marie McCartan, of Ballyphilip Stud, enjoyed a red-letter day when selling their NO NAY NEVER colt for 450,000 guineas on the third and final day of Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale. The colt is out of the FAYRUZ mare JACQUELIN JAG, a half-sister to the Group 1 Golden Jubilee Stakes winner FAYR JAG, and was bought by agent Alex Elliott on behalf of football agent and racehorse owner Kia Joorabchian.

“This horse is a perfect physical, he is hard to fault,” said Elliott, “and, of course, No Nay Never has carried all before him this year. We probably stretched a little, but we are looking for horses for Royal Ascot.

“We bought three in Book 1 and I am delighted we have secured this colt – he was on the ‘must have’ list.”

It was a superb pinhook result for Ballyphilip Stud as the colt was bought as a foal for 40,000 euros. The farm’s Paul McCartan said: “He is a fabulous horse, the nicest horse I have had on the farm since Battaash, but a lot is to do with the amazing year that No Nay Never has had too.

“It was my wife Marie who found him at the sales and she told me then ‘I know the man I am going home with today, and it’s not you!'”

SackvilleDonald Secure Dark Angel Colt for 420,000 Guineas

Whatton Manor Stud’s DARK ANGEL colt out of the OASIS DREAM mare MINWAH proved a hit late in the evening when knocked down to SackvilleDonald’s Alastair Donald for 420,000 guineas. The sale was a triumph for Whatton Manor’s Peter Player and son Ed who had purchased MINWAH for just 46,000 guineas via Larry Stratton at the 2014 Tattersalls December Mare Sale.

Her first foal is the KODIAC colt BLYTON who has won three races as a juvenile, including at York last week. He is rated 92 and has run 12 times finishing out of the first four placings just once.

“We knew we had a nice draft for Book 2, but this has exceeded our hopes,” said Ed Player.

“He has always looked the part at home, and we were always looking forward bringing him. It has been an amazing team at home and here – they have some early mornings when here, so it is lovely when it works out.”

Hillen & Devin strike for Kingman colt

Bloodstock agent Stephen Hillen needed to go to 400,000 guineas to secure the KINGMAN colt out of the GALILEO mare LEGENDE BLEUE on behalf of French trainer Henri-Francois Devin despite a determined effort by Shadwell Estates’ Angus Gold, the sale’s leading buyer. Hillen secured the colt on behalf of Sheikh Mohammed Obaid.

Bred by the Wildenstein’s Dayton Investments and consigned from Stauffenberg Bloodstock, the colt hails from a classic Wildenstein family that includes the Group 1 winners LOUP SAUVAGE and LOUP SOLITAIRE and Group 2 winner LOUP BRETON.

“He is a gorgeous horse,” said Hillen. “He is so relaxed, we thought he was the best here this week. It was probably our last bid, and it is big price, but he has French premiums and he will be trained in France.”

Ballyvolane Stud enjoys pinhook success

Another consignor to enjoy a sizeable pinhooking profit was John Foley’s Ballyvolane Stud who sold their LOPE DE VEGA colt for 325,000 guineas to Shadwell Estates. The son of the INVINCIBLE SPIRIT mare LAMPS OF HEAVEN was purchased at the Tattersalls December Foal Sale by JC Bloodstock for 90,000 guineas where he was consigned by The National Stud on behalf of breeder Chasemore Farm.

Foley was understandably delighted following the sale commenting,

“We thought he’d sell very well and we’re very lucky to have people like Angus Gold and Sheikh Hamdan who are so good to the industry. It’s a big price for the horse. It’s huge and it doesn’t happen that often to me so we’re absolutely over the moon. There’s a great team at home and it’s great for them as well. We work hard so it’s nice when you have a nice day like today.”

Shadwell sign for beautifully bred Oasis Dream filly

Well-bred fillies have been in great demand at Books 1 and 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale and so it was no surprise to see the OASIS DREAM half-sister to the Group 3 winner DIBAJJ and the Group-placed BLACK SEA realise 280,000 guineas to the bid of Shadwell Estates’ Angus Gold.

The daughter of the ROYAL APPLAUSE mare GOLETA was consigned by Barton Stud on behalf of owner-breeder Cyril Humphries who slightly rued the sale but commented, “you have to put money back into the treasury!”

“She was born in France and prepped by Barton Stud for this sale,” continued Humphries. “She always has been a wonderful filly and I was tempted to keep her, but I have four other fillies from the family.

“The mare is in-foal to Iffraaj and this means I can go back to him or Oasis Dream again.”
GOLETA is a half-sister to the Group 2 King’s Stand Stakes winner CHINEUR who was bred by Humphris and won the 2005 edition when the race was run at York during Ascot’s redevelopment.

Chairman’s Statement

At the conclusion of Book 2 of the 2018 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony commented;

“In 2011 the combined turnover of Books 1 and 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale was a little under 77 million guineas. Seven years later the combined turnover at Books 1 and 2 has risen to a new record well in excess of 150 million guineas. These are pretty staggering numbers, especially following on from the extraordinarily strong 2017 October Yearling Sales which we felt would be so hard to match.

“The key to the huge advances in recent years is the quality of the stock. The leading British and Irish breeders, as well as a number of their French and German counterparts, consistently place enormous faith in the October Yearling Sale and top quality yearlings combined with racecourse success bring the buyers to the sale. Year after year horses purchased at the October Yearling Sale achieve superstar status, not only in Europe, but on the global stage and the strong international demand has been a real feature of the past three days of Book 2.

“The top of the market has been particularly robust with over 40 yearlings selling for 200,000 guineas or more and the 750,000 guineas top price for Hazelwood Bloodstock’s outstanding KINGMAN colt bettered only once at this fixture. Buyers from throughout the Gulf region have been prolific this week and their consistent support and patronage is hugely appreciated. British and Irish trainers continue to regard Book 2 of the October Yearling Sale as the key date in the European sales calendar and buyers, some of them new to Europe, from South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand have all made notable contributions to a successful October Book 2 which has returned an impressive clearance rate of 86%.”

Siyouni filly tops Part I of Arqana October Yearling Sale

Lot 77 Siyouni filly
Image supplied by Arqana’ copyright Zuzana Lupa

The opening session of the October Yearling Sale, making up Part I of the catalogue, returned a set of contrasted figure with a clearance rate of 78.2%, in line with last year’s score, but decreases in average (€66,370, down 10%) and median (€50,000, down 14%) prices.

“There was a definite strength in depth at the top end of the market, as showed by the 8 yearlings – one more than a year ago – which commanded €200,000 or more and were knocked down to 7 individual buyers,” commented CEO Eric Hoyeau. “It was also pleasing to welcome a number of new faces at this sale, who had travelled to Deauville from America, Australia, and a number of European countries. However, we proved a bit short in quality individuals to fit the requirements of the many international investors who were present in Deauville, and whose standards tend to be particularly unbending in the current selective market. When the dust settles we will review the sale thoroughly in conjunction with our vendors and no stone will be left unturned in our endeavour to produce a more effective event both from a buyers’ and vendors’ perspective next year.”

Bolton strikes at €360,000 for Siyouni filly from Grandcamp

George Bolton made sure his first visit to Deauville didn’t go unnoticed, going to €360,000 for a Siyouni filly bred and consigned by Haras de Grandcamp (lot 77). The bay is a half-sister to the Group winning juvenile EVASIVE’S FIRST and had attracted from the likes of Anthony Stroud and Michel Zerolo.

“I’m kind of going where the sport is going”, expressed Bolton. “The sport is breeding internationally, racing internationally. I like the way the French raise their horses. These horses don’t have steroids, surgeries, and that’s why we decided to come to the sale today. This horse is exactly the type that we buy: muscular, fast-looking, stomach muscles, big girth, lots of potential in her. I would rather spend 250 than 350 but there are other people here! The goal is to give her a chance to be what she can be. She will stay in training in Europe”.

Magnier sweet on Camelot colt from Monceaux

On a red-letter day for Camelot, which also saw his three-year-old son and ARQANA graduate King Of Leogrance take the L. Prix Vulcain across the road from the sales complex, M.V. Magnier bidding over the phone with Nicolas de Watrigant secured a half-brother to Group performers JOHANN STRAUSS and INCHARGEOFME (lot 173) for €280,000. From a very strong draft from Ecurie des Monceaux, the colt was the second six-figure offering by the Coolmore stallion.

Monceaux also sold an Invincible Spirit filly (lot 133) out of DEMURELY, herself a half-sister to CERULEAN SKY, MOONSTONE and L’ANCRESSE, who was knocked down to Laurent Benoit’s Broadhurst Agency for €270,000.

€250,000 Sea The Stars colt to race for Sheikh Obaid

Stephen Hillen emerged as the winning bidder for a chesnut son of Sea The Stars (lot 90) out of a half-sister to the Stakes winners SKIA and TROPAIOS, from the draft of Haras d’Etreham. “Henri-Francois Devin loved the horse”, said Hillen. “We saw him two or three times yesterday and he walked well every time, very professionally. He is for Sheikh Obaid and will be trained by Henri-Francois”.

Shadwell signs for €240,000 Siyouni colt & €220,000 Lope de Vega filly

The final Siyouni in the ring (lot 216) triggered a heated bidding war that saw Simon Crisford, acting on behalf of Shadwell, emerge on top courtesy of a €240,000 bid. The February-born is the first foal out of the Street Cry mare MELBOURNE SHUFFLE, who hails from the top class Brigid family which has produced the likes of HENRYTHENAVIGATOR, CLIFFS OF MOHER, LISTEN, COEUR DE BEAUTE etc.

The sale provided a pleasing return for a partnership of young breeders comprising Joffret Lerner of Haras de Marancourt, Victor Langlais and Laurent Vincent, who forked out €100,000 for Melbourne Shuffle in foal to Siyouni at the 2016 Breeding Stock sale and offered the colt through Charles Briere’s Fairway Consignment.

Earlier in the day, Gwenael Monneraye and Lucie Lamotte, whose La Motteraye Consignment offered the sale-topping colt at the Augut Yearling Sale, came back for more with a daughter of Lope De Vega (lot 50) out of a half-sister to dual Group victrix and Cheveley Park Stakes runner-up ILLUMINATE. Simon Crisford signed the docket at €220,000 on behalf of Shadwell for the chesnut.

€210,000 Camelot colt is Brummitt’s pick

Ecurie des Monceaux brought to the ring an athletic son of Camelot out of the farm’s blue hen Platonic (lot 18), whose progeny includes PACIFIQUE and PRUDENZIA, herself the dam of CHICQUITA, MAGIC WAND and counting. Australian agent John Foote looked for a long time like the winning bidder until Jeremy Brummitt, standing at the top of the stairs, offered a single bid of €210,000 which got the better the opposition.

“I was given the chance to buy my pick of the sale and this colt was an obvious choice”, said Brummitt. “This family has worked so well with Montjeu [the sire of both Chicquita and Pacifique] and they have all had a lot of charisma, which shows in the way they carry their heads. This colt is very much in the same type and I hope he will be following the same path while keeping his sang-froid – is that how you say in French?”

€200,000 Intello colt from Coulonces the choice of Christophe Ferland

La Teste-based trainer Christophe Ferland was not to be denied on a colt by Intello out of the Stakes winner Keegsquaw (lot 184) and went to €200,000 to secure the Coulonces Consignment offering. The chesnut was bred by Elisabeth Fabre’s Haras de Saint-Laurent, whose husband trained Intello.

“He is a lovely, good-bodied colt out of a mare who has proved that she can produce a good horse,” said Ferland. “I have bought him for Gerard Laboureau”.

€180,000 Invincible Spirit filly for new client of Meridian’s

Ghislain Bozo of Meridian International signed the docket at €180,000 for a daughter of Invincible Spirit from the draft of Ecurie des Monceaux (lot 114) on behalf of a new French client. The filly’s dam is a half-sister to Grade 1 winner CHELSEY FLOWER, herself the dam of former Quesnay stallion Kentucky Dynamite, and she has already produced a black type performer in Toruk. Her two-year-old colt by Makfi lost his maiden tag in style after the catalogue was printed, carrying the colours of another client of Meridian, Laurent Dassault.

“She is for a new owner named Gilles Sorrentino”, commented Bozo standing next to his client. “I thought she was a beautiful filly by a very proven sire, and her year older half-brother, whom I bought last year, looks like a very nice horse”.

Four six-figure lots on second session of Arqana October Yearling Sale

Lot 229 Soldier Hollow filly
Image supplied by Arqana; copyright Zuzanna Lupa

The very first lot through the ring for the two-day Part II of the October Yearling Sale became one of the four six-figure yearlings on the day, commanding a price tag that remained unmatched until the end of the session.
Overall results proved marginally down from the record-breaking 2017 renewal with the exact same number of yearlings changing hands – 91 i.e. 78,5% – at an average price of €33,198 (-7%) and a gross of €3,021,000, also down 7%.

Timely update sets proceeding off to a strong start

The curtain-raiser Soldier Hollow filly from Larissa Kneip’s Haras de Saint-Arnoult (lot 229) enjoyed a significant last-minute update when her year-older full sister NOVA SOL took an eye-catching third place in the Prix des Réservoirs. Two hours later, the yearling out of a half-sister to the German Stakes winners NYMERIA, NARROW HILL and NAMIBIA commanded a closing bid of €140,000 from trainer John Hammond.

The price was a highlight for Kneip, who commented: “We have the mare at home for breeder Bernd Dietel and her yearlings have all sold well so far – now it looks like they are running fast as well!”.

Six-figure Camacho filly brings hefty pinhooking return

Camacho enjoyed a banner year with his daughter TEPPAL taking the Poule d’Essai des Pouliches and the juvenile SIGNORA CABELLO bagging a pair of Group 2 races as well as filling the runner up spot in the Prix Morny. That success was mirrored in the sales ring by the €130,000 price tag reached by a filly from Julie Mestrallet’s Haras de L’Aumonerie (lot 304), who represented a mighty pinhooking profit: she was picked up by Nicola Kent for €12,000 in the same ring at last year’s Breeding Stock Sale.

Amanda Skiffington, acting over the phone with trainer Fabrice Chappet, placed the winning bid over Marc Pimbonnet and declined to name her client.

The same connections were back in action a few minutes later to secure an Intello colt from the draft of Haras d’Etreham (lot 311) for €85,000, having tasted Group One glory this season with another son of Intello, INTELLOGENT, who was bought by Skiffington on behalf of Fiona Carmichael.

Archetype tops Day 1 of Tattersalls HIT Sale at 335,000 Guineas

Lot 276 Archetype
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The Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale started solidly yesterday with an international cast of purchasers contributing to the strong clearance rate of 84%. The opening day was topped by the Timeform 110-rated ARCHETYPE who was knocked down for 335,000 guineas.

Archetype Headed to King’s Cup in Saudi Arabia

The Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale is a major attraction for buyers from the Middle East and one horse headed for sunnier climes is ARCHETYPE who was sold for 335,000 guineas. The Timeform 110-rated four-year-old was purchased by Saad Bin Mishraf and Ted Voute on behalf of Prince Faisal Bin Khalid’s Red Stable, the leading stable in Saudi Arabia.

Bin Mishraf, representing the Prince, said;

“He is a lovely horse, the all-round package. He should suit our racing and our surface, he will be one we hope for the King’s Cup.”

The King Abdulaziz Champion Cup, known as the King’s Cup, is run in February and JORVICK, who was purchased by the same connections here in 2016 from the Juddmonte draft, finished second in this year’s renewal.

ARCHETYPE was consigned by Simon Crisford’s Kremlin House Stables on behalf of Highclere Thoroughbred Racing’s Wordsworth syndicate.

Mulcaster Secures Mr Reckless for 240,000 guineas

The Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale has been a fruitful hunting ground for Australian trainer Chris Waller and his bloodstock agent Guy Mulcaster who today teamed up to secure MR RECKLESS for 240,000 guineas.

Consigned from Jamie Osborne’s The Old Malthouse in Lambourn, the three-year-old son of RECKLESS ABANDON out of the DOYOUN mare ZARABAYA is rated 103 by Timeform.

“He is exactly the sort of horse we are looking for,” reported Mulcaster. “We took a look at him early in the year and have been following his progress and we are delighted to get him.

“He gets the one mile, one furlong very well and might stretch a little further. The prize-money for races that suit him has recently gone up in Sydney, so hopefully we’ll have some fun!”
200,000 guineas Whitlock Returns to Gosden

Cheveley Park Stud’s three-year-old colt WHITLOCK is set to stay with trainer John Gosden after being purchased by Charlie Gordon Watson Bloodstock’s Will Douglass for 200,000 guineas.

The Timeform 100-rated own-brother to the Group 3 winner and Group 2-placed colt ZONDERLAND was consigned to the sale by The Castlebridge Consignment and was most recently second off a BHA Handicap mark of 87 at Nottingham.

“He is going back to John Gosden, and hopefully he will give his new connections some fun,” said Douglass. “He might go jumping further down the line.”

Corrosive tops Second Day of Tattersalls Autumn HIT Sale at 450,000 Guineas

Lot 709 Corrosive
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Five lots sold for 300,000 guineas or more on the second day of the Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale with Middle Eastern buyers dominating proceedings. The turnover and average both eclipsed the figures set on this day last year whilst the clearance rate improved to a remarkable 88%.

Lot 709: Corrosive (USA)

709 – Corrosive Sells to Rashid for 450,000 Guineas

The high quality three-year-old CORROSIVE is set to continue his career in the Middle East after being knocked down to Ibrahim Rashid for 450,000 guineas after he saw off the efforts of Anthony Stroud. Consigned by The Castlebridge Consignment for Hugo Palmer’s Kremlin Cottage Stables on behalf of owner Vefa Ibrahim Araci, CORROSIVE was offered with a Timeform rating of 107.

Rashid secured the son of UNCLE MO on behalf of Saudi Arabian owner Abdulrahman Fahad M Albawardi who also purchased CHECK YOUR POCKETS for 115,000 guineas and LEIGH’S LAW for 13,000 guineas.

“He is bought primarily for the King’s Cup in Saudi Arabia,” said Rashid, “but he will also go to the Dubai Carnival. The horse is a very good mover, he has a big heart and he vetted very well.”

Rob Speers, racing manager for former owner Vefa Ibrahim Araci, was on hand to see the horse sell and he said: “The horse has progressed through the year to become a very good handicapper. He has a global appeal and goes on the faster ground.”

CORROSIVE was purchased at the 2017 Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up for 150,000 guineas by Speers.

486 – Euginio Headed to Dubai Carnival After 400,000 Guineas Sale

The recent Group 3 Darley Stakes winner EUGINIO was the star attraction on the second day of the Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale when selling to agent Oliver St Lawrence for 400,000 guineas on behalf of Bahraini owner/trainer Fawzi Nass. The son of FASTNET ROCK, who has a Timeform Rating of 115, was secured by St Lawrence after he saw off agents Anthony Stroud and Saad Bin Mishraf.

“He has been bought for the Dubai Carnival and Fawzi Naas will train,” said St Lawrence.

“Euginio is a sound, willing, Group 3 winner, he goes on the good to firm and will suit racing in Dubai. We were very keen to get him,” he added.

The four-year-old was consigned to the sale by Richard Hannon’s East Everleigh Stables on behalf of owners Saleh Al Homaizi and Imad Al Sagar. Racing manager Tony Nerses was in the sale ring to watch the horse sell and he said:

“We are delighted with that price, but I think they’ve got a bargain! The horse is very genuine and is still improving.”

Explaining the horse’s sale, Nerses said: “We are just having a little ‘thinning’ out as we have just grown a little too big too quickly.”

731 – Lucius Tiberius to Stroud for 320,000 Guineas

The Aidan O’Brien-trained LUCIUS TIBERIUS is another horse in training destined for the Dubai Carnival after Anthony Stroud went to 320,000 guineas to secure the son of CAMELOT at the expense of underbidder Johnny McKeever. The Ballydoyle inmate has won three times this year including two handicaps and was offered with a Timeform rating of 109.

“He is a nice horse, who vetted well and fits the profile,” said Stroud of the three-time winning colt.

586 – Mjjack to Saudi for 260,000 Guineas

Ted Voute and Saad Bin Mishraf, who yesterday secured the session topper ARCHETYPE, struck again to land the Karl Burke-trained MJJACK for 260,000 guineas on behalf of Prince Faisal bin Khalid. The four-year-old son of

ELZAAM was offered with a Timeform rating of 118.

Voute and Bin Mishraf have now purchased seven lots for 810,000 guineas in the two sessions so far.

Aljazzi breaks Tattersalls Autumn HIT Sale record at 1 million guineas

Lot 1140 Aljazzi
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The Group 2 winning filly ALJAZZI sold for a record-breaking 1,000,000 guineas at the Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale, breaking the previous record of 700,000 guineas sale of ELIZABETH BROWNING at this sale last year. Trade continued in robust fashion on the third day of the sale with an impressive clearance rate of 91%.

Newsells Lands Aljazzi for 1,000,000 Guineas

The Marco Botti-trained ALJAZZI looked the standout lot in the Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale and the Group 2 winning daughter of SHAMARDAL did not disappoint when knocked down to Newsells Park Stud’s Julian Dollar for 1,000,000 guineas. The Royal Ascot Duke of Cambridge Stakes winner was consigned from Botti’s Prestige Place and was secured by Dollar despite a late bid by Lordship Stud’s Trevor Harris.

Dollar said: “She is a lovely, talented filly. She is for Newsells and we are looking for high-end performing fillies. She has speed and could perform at the highest level over 7f.

“She will be retired now, she has done her racing. She has an outcross pedigree – she is by the exciting young broodmare sire Shamardal – and we will have to think about a stallion, but there are many options.

“I have to thank the boss for being so brave with the bidding.”

Tony Nerses of Blue Diamond Stud and representing ALJAZZI’s owner-breeders Saleh Al Homaizi & Imad Al Sagar said; “She was my beauty queen! It is sad to see her go – to have bred a filly of her calibre from a second generation purchased pedigree is quite something.

“We offered her in this sale so that she would be stand out, I am happy with the price. I am delighted that she has been bought by Newsells, she couldn’t have gone to a better farm. I wish them all the best of luck with her.

“She will be difficult to replace, but we will have to find another like her now!”

Aljazzi was also a special filly for her former trainer Marco Botti as she gave him and the Prestige Place yard a first Royal Ascot winner.

“She has been a great filly for us and is an honest straightforward filly,” remarked Botti. “I have to thank the owners for keeping her in training this year – it paid off for them and us. She will tick all the boxes as a broodmare – she had talent, has a pedigree and is a good model.”

With a wink in his eye, Botti added: “I’d love to train her progeny!”

Waterhouse & Bott Strike for Knight Errant at 250,000 Guineas

The William Jarvis-trained KNIGHT ERRANT, a winner on three of his four most recent starts, is headed to Australia to be trained by Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott after being knocked down to McKeever Bloodstock’s Susie McKeever, sat with Claudia Miller, the Sales and Communications Manager for the co-trainers.

The three-year-old son of SO YOU THINK was purchased by Jarvis for just 6,000 guineas at Book 3 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale. He has won four times this year, most recently at Sandown where he defeated WHITLOCK who realised 200,000 guineas when he went through this ring on Monday. He was offered with a Timeform rating of 100.

McKeever said: “Gai has been such a supporter of this sale and we have usually managed to buy one or two here for her and they have gone on well.

“We bought The Offer here and he went on to win the Group 1 Sydney Cup.”

Claudia Miller, representing Waterhouse, added;

“We loved this horse – he is big and scopey. We have been underbidders on a few and this is probably more than we thought we’d spend but that is the state of the market.”

Conor Murphy Secures Argentello for 210,000 Guineas

US-based trainer Conor Murphy, signing as Riverside Bloodstock, secured the John Gosden-trained ARGENTELLO for 210,000 guineas. The three-year-old son of INTELLO has won four of his last six starts and was offered with a Timeform rating of 106.

“You are not going to improve one sold by the best trainer in the world,” smiled Murphy, who is based in Kentucky, adding, “but if the horse can retain his level of form, then he should give us some fun.

“He is adaptable ground-wise and has options through from a mile to 1m2f. He’ll have a break now and we will bring him back in the spring.”

As good luck stories go they do not come much better than Murphy’s. The former assistant to Nicky Henderson had a £50 bet on five horses three months before the Cheltenham Festival. After they all won, his return was £1.2 million, enough for him to set up training in the US where he has been for the last six years. The last winner of the quintet was Riverside Theatre, whose name led to Riverside Bloodstock.

Williams Secures Breath Caught for 200,000 Guineas

The Ralph Beckett-trained BREATH CAUGHT was the highlight of the always anticipated Juddmonte draft when selling to agent Alex Elliott on behalf of trainer Ian Williams for 200,000 guineas.

Elliott commented;

“Ian is on a plane at the moment to Australia – heading down to see Magic Circle in Melbourne. He saw this horse here and he was his selection and pick of the sale – we all know what a good buyer Ian is here. I’d say Ian will put the horse away now and bring him back in the spring.”

Williams purchased MAGIC CIRCLE from the Kimpton Down Stables handler at this sale last year for just 70,000 guineas before winning the Chester Cup and the Group 3 Henry II Stakes at his only two starts this year. Williams, who is hoping to become the first British trainer to win the Melbourne Cup will also be hoping that history repeats itself with BREATH CAUGHT. The son of BATED BREATH was offered with a Timeform rating of 102.

Record breaking Tattersalls Autumn Horses In Training Sale concludes (LOT 1269 Space Talk)

The Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale drew to a close with sustained demand on the final day resulting in a remarkable clearance rate of 92%. Sales on the final day increased the sale turnover to almost 27 million guineas, second only to the record set last year.

Lot 1269 Space Talk
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Space Talk to Boman for 80,000 Guineas

The session-topper on the final day was Kingwood Stud’s three-year-old filly SPACE TALK who was purchased by Blandford Bloodstock’s Stuart Boman for 80,000 guineas. The daughter of HIGH CHAPARRAL out of the RESET mare RETAKE was victorious on her latest start at Lingfield for Harry Dunlop and was sold with a Timeform rating of 92p.

“She is a consistent filly as evidenced by her four second placings, she won last time out well putting in some good sectionals. She has form on faster ground, is by a good stallion in High Chaparral, and she has a pedigree. She will suit the racing programme in the US,” said Boman.

Houldsworth Strikes Late to Land Heart Power

The beautifully-bred HEART POWER was a late attraction during the final session and was secured by agent Matt Houldsworth for 72,000 guineas. The daughter of POET’S VOICE is from a classic Hascombe and Valiant Stud family, being out of the Listed winning MISS PINKERTON, a daughter of the Group 1 Coronation Stakes winner REBECCA SHARP.

Consigned from Grange House Stables on behalf of Rabbah Bloodstock, the three-year-old filly is also a half-sister to this year’s Group 3 Bronte Cup Stakes winner PRECIOUS RAMOTSWE.

“It is one of the most alive families out there,” said Houldsworth. “There are at least four half-sisters breeding and she has the best pedigree in the sale.

“I went to see her last week and she was the one I wanted. She is for an undisclosed Irish client and will go to stud in Ireland now.”

Cristal Spirit & Zamandas Realise 55,000 Guineas

The three-year-old pair of CRISTAL SPIRIT and ZAMANDAS shared third place on the list of leading lots when selling for 55,000 guineas apiece. CRISTAL SPIRIT, who was consigned from William Haggas’ Somerville Lodge with a Timeform rating of 74p, was knocked down to trainer George Baker who commented;

“He is for a gang who are looking for a fun dual-purpose type. He won well last time, and seems to stay. We won’t improve one from William Haggas, but he should be a fun horse.”

Roger Varian’s ZAMANDAS is set to head to the Gulf after being purchased by Conrad Allen on behalf of Qatari trainer Ibrahim Al-Malki.

“He looks a progressive horse, his win last time at Newcastle looks good,” said Allen.

Chairman’s Statement

At the conclusion of the 2018 Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale, Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony commented;

“While the new record price of 1 million guineas was the obvious highlight of the 2018 Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale, it is the huge number of overseas buyers we have welcomed this week that has been the stand out feature of another successful sale at Tattersalls.

“There is truly no other sale quite like the Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale and it continues to attract buyers from all corners of the world for whom the sale is an unmissable annual event. We have regular buyers at this sale who attend only one bloodstock sale a year and it is the diversity of the buyers which sets the Autumn Horses in Training Sale apart from any other sale of this type.

“The top of the market has been as strong, if not stronger, than ever and the 1 million guineas sale-topping filly ALJAZZI is a tribute to the quality broodmare band assembled at Blue Diamond Stud by Tony Nerses on behalf of Saleh Al Homaizi and Imad Al Sagar, much of which will be offered for sale at the forthcoming Tattersalls December Sale. It is only the second time we have had three lots sell for 400,000 guineas or more at this sale and with the buyers of the top 20 lots coming from England, Ireland, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Dubai, Kuwait, Hong Kong, Australia and the USA, it is clear that the demand for quality European bloodstock continues to thrive.

“The beauty of the Autumn Horses in Training Sale is that there are numerous buyers, both domestic and international, competing in all sectors of the market. British and Irish Flat and National Hunt trainers always make a massive contribution to this fixture and alongside the vast number of buyers from the Gulf region, we have also had notable participation from Greece, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Spain. In the course of every year we try, alongside our overseas representatives, to explore as many overseas markets as possible, and the success of this week’s sale provides encouragement as we approach the equally international Tattersalls December Sale.”