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BIg Day For Galileo At Tattersalls

Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale started on a remarkable note when a colt by Galileo became the highest priced yearling to be sold anywhere in the world this year.

BIg Day For Galileo At Tattersalls

Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale started on a remarkable note when a colt by Galileo became the highest priced yearling to be sold anywhere in the world this year.

Purchased by MV Magnier for 3.4 million guineas, the colt led a stellar trade on the opening day when five lots topped one million guineas and 20 lots realised 500,000 guineas or more.

The Galileo colt is out of outstanding broodmare Shastye and attracted bids from an international cast of potential buyers including Jocelyn de Moubray, Ballylinch Stud’s John O’Connor, Simon Crisford and Japanese trainer Mitsu Nakauchida who was the eventual underbidder.


Consigned by Newsells Park Stud, the regally bred colt is a full brother to Group winners Secrte Gesture, Sir Isaac Newtown and recent G2 Beresford Stakes winner Japan who was purchased at Book 1 last year for 1.3 million guineas.

The sale of the colt represented the equal second highest price for a colt at auction in Europe behind his full brother Sir Isaac Newton who realised 3.6 million guineas in the Tattersalls sale ring in 2013.

A Galileo filly out of the Kyllachy mare Penchant set the board alight when selling to Emmanuel de Seroux of US based Narvick International for 1.2 milion guineas.

The filly is a half-sister to the G1 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.

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.

The colt is out of the two time classic runner up Shirocco Star who was second in both the G1 Epsom and Irish Oaks.

Leading consignor Newsells Park Stud sold two of the five lots including the Galileo colt out of the Oasis Dream mare Posset, an own sister to six time G1 winner Midday. She was knocked down to Simon Crisford and signed for by Stroud Coleman Bloodstock for 1.1 million guineas.

The Coolmore team, headed by MV Magnier signed for three of the five million guinea lots including a son of Kingman for 1,050,000 guineas.

The son of the Dansili mare Shemya represented an impressive pinhooking success as he was bought at the Tattersalls December Foal Sale for 135,000 guineas.

October Yearling Sale - Book 1

 

 

Current Year

Previous Year

Change %

Lots Catalogued

173

171

+1%

Lots Withdrawn

16

17

-6%

Lots Offered

157

154

+2%

Lots Unsold

24

35

-31%

Lots Sold

133

119

+12%

Total Value (gns)

35,505,000

33,880,000

+5%

Median Value (gns)

170,000

200,000

-15%

Average Value (gns)

266,955

284,706

-6%

% Offered Lots Sold

85%

77%

+10%


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