February Sale Attracts Quality Catalogue
Scarlet Empire, a three-parts-sister to last year’s 1000 Guineas and Coronation Stakes winner Sky Lantern, heads a quality catalogue for the 2014 Tattersalls February Sale.
The premier midwinter sale takes place on February 6 with a catalogue of 301 lots comprising broodmares, fillies and horses in training, weanlings and two-year-olds.
The eight-year-old mare Scarlet Empire will be consigned from Brook Stud in foal to New Approach, sire of last season’s Oaks winner Talent and the Derby runner-up Libertarian.
Her first foal is the John Smith’s Cup winner Danchai who is now trained in Australia by Chris Waller. Her second foal by New Approach realised 320,000 guineas at Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale in 2011.
Darley, Juddmonte Farms and Shadwell Estates all have significant consignments with 15 fillies and mares coming from both Darley and Juddmonte Farms.
Amongst the lots from Darley is the eight-year-old mare Dunes Queen, a daughter of G1 Cheveley Park Stakes winner Queen’s Logic and half-sister to G2 Lowther Stakes winner Lady Of The Desert.
The Juddmonte draft features Moonship, a half-sister to the Derby winner Workforce from the family of Brian Boru and Sea Moon, and Enharmonic, a half sister to G1 Dewhurst Stakes winner Distant Music.
The catalogue also includes mares in foal to Australian G1 winners and shuttle sires Foxwedge and Sepoy.
Among the horses in training on offer is the Michael Bell trained G1 placegetter Sovereign Debt.
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