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Dansili Filly Sets Standard At December Foal Sale

The four-day Tattersalls December Foal Sale came to a close on Saturday with more than 30 million guineas realised from the sale of 743 lots.

Dansili Filly Sets Standard At December Foal Sale

The four-day Tattersalls December Foal Sale came to a close on Saturday with more than 30 million guineas realised from the sale of 743 lots.

The final session saw 160 lots sell for 3,257,000 guineas taking the four-day total to 30,568,350 guineas.

The average and median finished on a comparable level to last year at 41,142 guineas and 21,000 guineas respectively, whilst the clearance rate rose four points to 78%.


Tattersalls chairman Edmond Mahony said the strength and depth of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale had been reflected in the sustained demand at the December Foal Sale.

“A major contributory factor has been the decision to return the sale to its traditional four day format after the five day December Foal Sale last year,” Mahony said.

“This was not a decision taken lightly, but it has without doubt played a major part in the success of this week’s sale.

“On each of the four days we have achieved improved clearance rates over the equivalent days last year, we have had an impressive 76 foals sell for 100,000 guineas or more, only one short of the record, an improved median and turnover in excess of 30 million guineas for the fourth consecutive year.”

The top price of the sale was the 600,000 guineas paid for a Dansili filly consigned from the Wigan family’s West Blagdon Stud.

“Not only has West Blagdon been one of the most loyal and prominent consignors at the Tattersalls December Foal Sale for very many years, but they have also been responsible for the sale topping foal in three of the last four years, and each time it has been a filly out of the outstanding producer High Heeled,” said Mahony.

The top lot on the final day was a colt by Showcasing from the Shamardal mare Sunrise Star who realised 110,000 guineas to the bid of bloodstock agent Richard Knight.

The other lot to reach the six-figure mark on the final day was a Kodiac filly out of the Pivotal mare Carved Emerald.

Consigned by Jamie Railton, the filly was knocked down to Paul McCartan for 100,000 guineas. The filly hails from the immediate family of G2 placed Emerald Peace and her daughter, the G3 placed Vital Stataistics.

The Tattersalls December Breeding Stock Sale starts on Monday.

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