Tattersalls Book 2 Begins With Encouraging Increases
Twelve months ago, Shadwell contributed 11% of overall Book 2 revenue from the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, with an expenditure of 5,327,000 (US $ 5,593,350) representing 36 lots. With the operation largely anticipated by his absence only at Newmarket this week, anxiety was, understandably, abundant among suppliers.
There was indeed no sign of Shadwell’s activity during this year’s Book 2 opening session on October 11, but there was a bold display of market resilience that produced increases throughout. made remarkable year-over-year in all key indices.
The session saw the sale of 212 lots for an 86% liquidation rate and turnover of 18,935,500 guineas ($ 27,063,200), an increase of 24% from the corresponding session in 2020.
The increases were even more pronounced among the mean and median figures, with the former increasing by 27% to 89,318 guineas ($ 127,656) and the latter by 35% to 70,000 guineas ($ 100,046) while the top 10 lots have followed the path of nine different individuals. buyers.
The sales pitch was busy throughout the day and a large number of potential buyers duly followed Rathbarry Stud’s Thunderous night foal (Lot 604) in the Park Paddocks ring. After a messy three-way fight, the hammer fell in favor of Dwayne Woods at 375,000 guineas ($ 535,962).
“He’s gorgeous and to me he’s the best colt in the sale,” Woods said after taking on challenges from Anthony Stroud and Axis Ross Doyle-Richard Hannon, who stood alongside Kia Joorabchian from Amo Racing.
“He’s very strong and probably the cleanest Night of Thunder I’ve ever seen; he’s got the conformation, the strength, he’s very mature, he’s got it all,” said Woods. “He’s from a wonderful farm, although I wouldn’t be put off if he was from Alaska when he looks like it!”
Woods was joined by his brother, Newmarket coach Sean Woods, who added: “He will have some free time now, then be robbed, and we will be looking at him in January before he comes to see us at. Shalfleet Stables It was purchased for an existing owner.
The foal comes from a Pivot half-sister to top sprinters Blaine and Bogar, while another brother, Rocana, is the dam to this year’s Chester Vase winner. Youth spirit . The page got even better when the colt’s sister Hanaady, owned by Shadwell, pulled off her second outing late last month.
The massive youngster was due to appear at last year’s December foal sale but, when pulled, Rathbarry’s Frannie Woods was able to track him down at Genesis Green Stud.
While the private deal that was struck means there are no previous sales records for the colt, Monday’s six-figure deal undoubtedly generated a handsome profit for the connections.
“He’s a beautiful colt and a horse with a great mind,” said the shipper. “It has been a pleasure to do anything with it, although I didn’t necessarily expect him to win this award. The sister won for Ed Dunlop just a few days ago and it helped to put it all together, so I had some luck too. “
Galileo filly presented as Lot 768 in the ring at Tattersalls October Yearling Sale
The second batch of the session arrived late in the room when BBA Ireland and Yulong Investments launched an online offering of 320,000 guineas ($ 457,355) to land the Galileo Cornwallis Stakes winner filly Mrs Danvers , shipped under lot 768.
Bred by the Mrs Danvers union and donated by Manister House Stud, the filly was the only Galileo lot offered in volume 2.
The mother, a daughter of Hellvelyn , turned out to be a real star on the track having been bought out by his seller for just £ 1,000 ($ 1,415) as a yearling before winning five races and £ 196,235 ($ 256,670) in prize money.
Ms Danvers has visited Galileo every year since she retired from racing and produced her third foal, a colt by 12-time champion sire, on May 3 of this year.
Brown and Gosden collect ‘exceptional’ Kingman filly
Lively exchanges continued into the evening, especially when Richard Brown and John Gosden rose to 300,000 guineas ($ 428,770) for the King man half-sister of Tomorrow’s Dream offered by Apple Tree Stud as Lot 739.
“She is an extremely attractive filly and comes from a very good young farm in Gloucestershire,” said Brown. “I’ve seen her a lot and she put on a fantastic show.
“We were absolutely on our nerves to have her, but John thought she was the exceptional Kingman filly in the catalog, and he probably knows more about Kingman than I do! She is a beautiful, elegant filly by a real stallion with an appropriate page. “
Kingman filly featured as Lot 739 in the ring at Tattersalls October Yearling Sale
The filly is from Midnight Thoughts, an unreleased daughter of Henrythenavigator and the heroine of Ribblesdale Stakes (G2) by Moyglare Stud Irresistible jewel , who in turn bred Irish winner St. Leger (G1) Royal Diamond , Ribblesdale Stakes scorer Princess Highway , and group 3 winner Crazy of you .
Brown referred to a strong opening session, saying, “I think the market has been very good today and it is certainly feeling very strong. . But this filly was at the top of the list so I’m glad I was a game-changer. “
Kinane in action
The Hong Kong Jockey Club recruited five yearlings at a cost of 1,570,000 guineas ($ 2,243,900) in Book 1 last week, and the organization’s chief recruiter, Mick Kinane, was back in action. Monday passing to 300,000 guineas ($ 428,770) for Colt Kingman. of Hunaina , (Lot 617) offered by Ballyhimikin Stud.
The foal, which was bred in partnership between James Hanly, Anthony Stroud and Trevor Stewart, is the first foal of the daughter of Tamayuz , whose page also features the triple hero of group 1 Hurricane path and double scorer of the Derby (G1) Harzand .
“He’s a great stallion and he’s a lovely, decent role model,” Kinane said. “It’s the first one I tried today, but good horses are always hard to buy. I bought five last week, but there were fewer million dollar babies than the last year, so maybe there’s been a bit of a comeback (at the top of the market). “
No for baldness
Andrew Balding knows a good No No Never when he sees one, having trained the best daughter of the father Alcohol-free to win a treble of group 1 prizes, namely the Juddmonte Cheveley Park Stakes (G1), Coronation Stakes (G1) and Qatar Sussex Stakes (G1), and the scorer of the Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte (G2) Shadn .
The Kingsclere master now has an exciting son of the upwardly mobile stallion Coolmore to look forward to after securing the foal (lot 561) of Fleeting Fancy from Newsells Park Stud at 260,000 guineas ($ 371,601). The mother, a daughter of Galileo, is a sister to the couple Persia and Visage, placed in the stakes, while the page goes back to the double champion father. Caerléon .
“He’s a lovely colt and we’ve obviously had success with the stallion so I’m delighted to have him,” said Balding, who was helped in his search for future talent by his dam, Emma, And Race Director Tessa Hetherington. .
“He passed all of our various visitors and he was one of our top picks of the ones we saw selling in this sale. He’s for an existing customer in the yard.”
Baldness has also been positively related to Alcohol-free , who is set to compete in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (G1) on British Champions Day, saying: “She is in good shape and everything is ready for Saturday.”
Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Volume 2 continues Tuesday at 10 a.m.