Tattersalls latest book ends October sale

Throckmorton Court Stud filly by best first season stallion Ardad topped the last book 4 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale when it went to Con Marnane for 18,000 guineas (US $ 25,986).

In total, 46 lots sold out of 74 offered on October 16 for a liquidation rate of 62%. A total of 184,200 guineas ($ 265,456) was a 20% increase over the 153,500 guineas last year, an average of 4,004 guineas ($ 5,770) was up 10% and a median of 3,000 guineas ($ 4,323) was up 20%.

The sales topper born in March (Lot 2004) is out of the winning lot Rip Van Winkle Mare Sleeping Beauty, while under third dam is scorer CL Weld Park Stakes (G3) and runner-up Moyglare Stud Stakes (G1) Ugo Fire.

Further down the page, under the fourth Fife dam, is Cabaret, dam of brilliant St. Mark’s Basilica and hero of QIPCO Two Thousand Guineas (G1) Magna Grecia , winner of the Iveco Daily Solario Stakes (G3) Drum fire , and scorer of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup Ho Choi.

Castlebridge consignments Secret pearl filly achieved the second highest price of the day by selling to Meah Lloyd Bloodstock on behalf of Howard Duff Racing for 13,000 guineas ($ 18,768).

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The filly (Lot 1963) comes from the Rock of Gibraltar Mare Rocknahardplace, a half-sister to third Emperor Hadrian of the Irish Field Blenheim Stakes and a granddaughter of German champion eldest mare Palacegate Episode.

Duff said of his purchase: “We saw it yesterday, the market has been very strong all week, so we weren’t planning on coming today as there were only two lots. that we were looking at.

“We were impressed with her page, she looked good physically and she will go to Far Westfield Farm to be lapped and then she will be coached by Simon Pearce.”

He added: “She is for a fairly new union, we now have four horses, two 2 year olds, we bought a yearling in volume 3, and this filly here.”

Tattersalls President Edmond Mahony commented at the close of the sale: “Last year’s Tattersalls October Yearling Sale was hailed as a story of remarkable resilience in the face of particularly difficult circumstances. This year it should be hailed for the sustained demand from start to finish at all levels of the market.

“We work hard to attract international buyers every year and the overseas contingent, especially from America, Australia and the entire Gulf region, has made a huge contribution over the past two weeks, but without no doubt the most encouraging feature of the 2021 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale has been UK and Irish domestic demand, which has been a revelation.

“Book 1 started the ball rolling with a show of force that saw significant gains in all key metrics and provided a glimpse of things to come with a record number of six-figure trades that demonstrated depth and diversity among buyers.

“Books 2 and 3 have followed suit with relentless competition between an extraordinary number of buyers and record sales, average and median, which can only inspire confidence for the future of the Similar to Book 1, the number of Book 2 yearlings selling for 100,000 guineas or more was unprecedented, as was the number of yearlings hitting the 50,000 guinea mark in Book 3. “

He continued: “We have a magnificent product and the last two weeks at Tattersalls have presented a lot of the best yearlings in Europe to a worldwide audience. Shippers and breeders have shown great confidence in the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale and they have been spectacularly rewarded.

“Park Paddocks has been teeming with life for the past two weeks and after the hardships of the past 18 months it has been a real pleasure to see the bustling retail spaces, bars and restaurants again, reinforcing Newmarket’s status as the plaque turning point of the European thoroughbred industry.

“We now have a high quality fall in training horse sale to look forward to, followed by exciting catalogs for the December foal and mare sales, and after the success of the past two weeks we can tackle the rest. of the 2021 season at Tattersalls with some optimism. “

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